10 of the Best Free Android Apps 2020

There are thousands of apps available on Google Play for you to download, and oftentimes, the best ones don’t cost you anything. One must be careful to sort through them though, as they might just be wasting space on your phone. I’ve created a list of some of the best free android apps you should definitely check out if you’re on a budget or don’t want to spend your hard earned money on phone applications

In my opinion, Google Opinion Rewards is one of the best free Android apps you can find in the Play Store. It is a survey app that lets you earn Play Store credits when you take the time to answer surveys and provide feedback. You can then use these credits to purchase apps, music, movies and games in the Play Store. It’s a great way to get paid apps without having to spend real money. 



If you love having and growing plants, then this is the perfect app for you. SmartPlant is a database of plants that helps you identify and browse thousands of plants and gives you information on how to take care and look after them. 

The app can provide you information with how much and when to water your plants, how much sunlight they should be getting, and where to place them. 

The app is not 100% free as they offer a $3.99 monthly subscription to have unlimited access to their features, as well as the ability to message experts to ask plant care questions. 

The free version is still worth having as you can:

  • Get care reminders for 3 of your plants
  • Access the entire plant library
  • Ask plant experts 1 questions a month
  • Scan any plant for immediate care advice 
  • Discover new plants with recommendations and trending plants


weather app, phone

1Weather is one of the top-rated and best free android apps you can have for weather. Providing you with a modern and clean design, it makes it easy to check essential weather info from just a glance. Get detailed information on temperature, precipitation, sunrise, sunset, weather alerts and more. 

Some cool features of the app include:

  • Updated weather when you’re on the move 
  • Live animated radar with extreme weather layers and warning (US only)
  • Configurable widgets you can add to your home screen 
  • Multiple weather themes backgrounds you can customize

Screen Stopwatch 

stopwatch on phone

Screen Stopwatch turns your wallpaper into a stopwatch that tells you how long you spend on your phone each day. Each time you unlock your phone, the timer continues to count. 

This is a great app for you if you’re curious to know how much time you spend on your phone or are trying to reduce your phone usage. 

This app is part of Digital Wellbeing Experiments by Google which is a platform where one can share ideas and tools to help people find a healthy balance with technology. 


Waze is a navigation app that allows you to know what’s happening on the road. It tells you about traffic, construction, crashes and police from crowdsourced reports, making it one of the best free android apps available today. 

You select your destination, then Waze uses mapping data and traffic information to create a route for you. The app also automatically adjusts your route based on the latest traffic reports and shifts the route if you miss a turn.

Some cool features of the app include:

  • Listen to music or podcasts straight from the app 
  • Allows you to find the cheapest gas station along your route 
  • Choose from a variety of voices to guide you while you drive 
  • ETA is based on live traffic data so you know exactly when you arrive 


BlueMail is one of the best free universal email apps available today. It is capable of managing an unlimited number of email accounts, while allowing for group emailing as well as personalization across the various accounts. 

Some cool features of the app include: 

  • Email Clusters: Organizes emails together to remove clutter from your inbox
  • Smart Mobile Notifications: Quiet hours, vibrate, LED light or snooze options 
  • Configurable Menus: customize your swipe menu and email view actions 

Mint, mint app

Mint is the all-stop shop app when it comes to managing your finances. Link all your bank accounts, credit cards, bills and investments so you know how much you’re spending and what you can do to save. User-friendly graphs and charts give you a visual representation of your expenses, and you can even keep track of your credit score. 

Some cool features of the app include: 

  • Get bill pay reminders to avoid missing your payments 
  • Multi-factor authentication to protect access to your account 
  • Get your free credit score, no credit card required 


Imgur is basically an image database. It’s the best place to explore the wonders of the internet and things like funny pictures, GIFs, movies, tv shows, memes, puns and more, that will make you laugh your pants off. It is 100% free to use and you can even upload your own funny images to share with the world. 


ipad, ipad drawing

While SketchBook isn’t new, it is now 100% free making it one of the best free android apps currently worth having. If you’re the creative type or love painting and drawing, this is the app for you. Enjoy using 190+ customizable brushes, customizable canvas, high-quality image imports and more. 

Some cool features of the app include: 

  • Feels just like traditional drawing
  • Use your camera to scan images into the app 
  • PSD compatible on all devices


keyboard, google keyboard

GBoard, Google’s official keyboard app makes typing easy and reliable and is 100% free. Enjoy some unique features such as adding a theme to your keyboard, searching the web directly from the keyboard, and voice typing. If you can’t stand your regular keyboard or want one that has more features, this app is the one for you. 

Some more cool features of the app include: 

  • Glide typing: Type faster by swiping your finger from letter to letter 
  • Emoji search: Search for emojis faster 
  • GIFs: Search and share GIFs
  • Handwriting: Write in cursive and printed letters

That concludes our list of some of the best free android apps available in the play store. Hopefully, you discovered some new ones worth checking out. 


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