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Tom's Guide: 40 Free and Useful Android Apps

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Check out Tom's Guide's latest story on Android apps.

Filling your phone with great applications is the best way to ensure you're getting the most out of your smartphone. That said, trawling the app market for quality apps can be a laborious task (there's an awful lot of junk in there). The Tom's Guide team has put together a list of 40 of the best free and useful apps. Be sure to check out '40 Free and Useful Android Apps' for some of the best the Google Play Store has to offer.

The majority of apps available through Google Play, the online software catalog for Google's smartphone and tablet platform, are free. The true challenge is sorting the gold from the dross. Here's a list of 40 apps we've tried and loved. Hopefully you will too, especially since they'll cost you absolutely nothing to acquire.

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    teh_chem , December 22, 2012 2:24 PM
    Related Stories:

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    For the love of god, you're just re-writing old article posts and adding slightly different apps each time...
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    getreal , December 22, 2012 2:50 PM
    All apps are free for Android, since android users just root phone and pirate everything. Yawn.
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    DEVILVSANGEL00 , December 22, 2012 4:54 PM
    toms kill the spammers please before they start to get comfortable and then out of control, toms is better then these low life bots/spammers.

    im new to andriod but i love it already and allll the apps u can get for free is great compared to iOS where u have to pay for basicly the same app,
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    ibnmuhammad , December 22, 2012 11:17 PM
    DEVILVSANGEL00toms kill the spammers please before they start to get comfortable and then out of control, toms is better then these low life bots/spammers.im new to andriod but i love it already and allll the apps u can get for free is great compared to iOS where u have to pay for basicly the same app,


    Actually not true, most apps on iOS are actually free, and iOS has far greater number than Android.

    Stay away from Google and especially their spyware (Chrome/Android), the biggest data collector on the planet. They're only free if you have no care for having a private life.
    i.e. Android users are in effect, bitches to Google, as Google pretty much know everything about you.
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    misterkay , December 23, 2012 3:33 AM
    ibnmuhammadActually not true, most apps on iOS are actually free, and iOS has far greater number than Android.Stay away from Google and especially their spyware (Chrome/Android), the biggest data collector on the planet. They're only free if you have no care for having a private life.i.e. Android users are in effect, bitches to Google, as Google pretty much know everything about you.
    You think Apple doesn't collect your info?
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    Anonymous , January 19, 2013 11:58 AM
    If you like to watch videos, the following application is a must.
    ArkMC Media Center DLNA UPnP application.
    Free version is here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.arkudadigital.arkmc.gm
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    dalethepcman , March 11, 2013 12:59 PM
    I would read the article but for lack of a better description, its in the "I'm a wannabe PowerPoint presentation" format and I cannot be bothered to click that much to see a list.
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    Besenyo Pista , March 22, 2013 2:26 AM
    Other interesting social app: HotterSpotter : Mark location (gps) about travel info, fun, danger, ask help and many other categories. If you mark a place (“Add Spot”) with a label like “HelpMe: Flat tyre, cannot change!” the approaching users will be notified, and maybe somebody will help.
    The spots/marks can be rated (+ / – ) , after a few minus it will be disappear. (eg: the traffic jam gone), the notifications can be filtered for distance,keyword,type,rate. need:Gps+net, free, no even registration required.
    Download: google play : HotterSpotter or http://www.hotterspotter.com/app/info.html
    Try it, and help each other!
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    teh_chem , June 19, 2013 2:18 PM
    Why do these always get pushed back to the front page of Tom's? This is 7 months old...