46 best free Android apps in 2021

We select for you the best Android applications that you can find in 2021. A compilation of essential apps if you are a user of a smartphone with the Google operating system.

If you want to consider yourself an advanced Android user, you will need to have all these apps installed on your phone. This list includes the best tools you can find for the Martian’s operating system right now, essential applications that should not be missing from your mobile under any circumstances. Whether it is social networks, messaging tools, to watch movies or listen to music, to use public transport or to travel, surely there is an app made for you. We tell you which are the best apps of the year 2021 and we make it easy for you to download them if you are missing any.

Essential apps for Android in 2021

This could be a list of apps that absolutely nobody knows and is useless. Instead, it is better to gather all the useful apps that allow you to talk with your friends, enjoy your free time and be happy for the next few months.

TikTok

A video, a profile and the trends of TikTok for Android

The last of the social networks that has achieved a good market share is TikTok, a platform that moves away from everything known so far. Here the thing is to record videos doing jerks , and if they are musical, better than better. It is quite a phenomenon among the youngest, who find here the perfect place to record themselves singing and dancing to later share it with their contacts.

TikTok 18.1.1

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Spotify

Spain hit list on Spotify

It is the most popular music streaming platform and is also available on Android thanks to its app. Here you can find and listen to the songs of practically all the artists you can imagine, an immense music library always available to your ear.

Spotify Music 8.5.87.921

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Netflix

Netflix guarantees hours of movies and series

Video streaming platforms are relatively new to us, but in a short time they have carved out a very important niche. Netflix is ​​possibly the best known, and the self-produced series that they broadcast and that have achieved great success such as Narcos or Stranger Things contribute to this.

Netflix 7.84.1.28.35243

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Facebook

Some Facebook screens for Android

Despite all the problems related to elections, Russia, data theft and espionage, Facebook remains the social network par excellence . Yes, there are more and more users who decide to abandon their ship, but it is something residual because the vast majority of people continue to enter daily and share content. If you do not mind that it eats up all the battery and your data, it is essential.

Facebook 301.0.0.0.105

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger allows you to chat with Facebook contacts

If the social network is necessary, your particular Messenger is even more so. On the web everything is unified, but on Android Facebook and Messenger, although they are related, they go separately. If you want to chat with your Facebook contacts this is the only way to do it (that or convince them to switch messaging app).

Facebook Messenger 295.0.0.0.30

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Lucky patcher

Screenshots of Lucky Patcher for Android

It is one of the most popular apps for cheats. Lucky Patcher lets you hack apps and games , which is why you won’t find it on Google Play. What it does is analyze all installed apps and show you with a color code what can be done with them: remove advertising, access paid functions without paying, duplicate apps …

Lucky Patcher 9.1.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

WhatsApp

WhatsApp Messenger screens on Android

Little to say about WhatsApp, the undisputed leader in instant messaging for years and possibly many more to come. Since it was bought by WhatsApp, it works under its umbrella (raising suspicions of all kinds), but the truth is that it has no rival, no matter how much Telegram or other alternatives come to light. Everyone has it, therefore it is essential that you also have it.

WhatsApp Messenger 2.20.207.19

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

WhatsApp Plus

Screenshots of the robust WhatsApp Plus interface

Are you short on WhatsApp options? This MOD allows you to do things that were unthinkable in the original version, such as not showing the blue check when you read the messages , not showing the last connection time or changing the interface and typography. There are many changes that enhance the messaging app and make it much more attractive.

WhatsApp Plus 13.30.1

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Telegram

Images of the Telegram app on Android

When a daring person looks for alternatives to WhatsApp, Telegram always appears as the main option. It is clear that nothing and nobody can compete with the Facebook product in users and reach, but Telegram provides several very interesting things . Starting with a more transparent security policy, continuing with more advanced customization features and ending with better cross-platform integration. Reason enough to give it a try… and invite your contacts to do so too.

Telegram Messenger 7.2.1

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Instagram

Instagram is the social network of photos par excellence

The social network of photos par excellence has become a refuge for users who are not happy with the future of Facebook or Twitter. Instagram allows you to hang all kinds of photos, but also videos, taking advantage of its IGTV platform. Special mention for the stories, short videos that can only be seen for a few hours and that are perfect to tell our day-to-day to all contacts and followers.

Instagram 170.0.0.0.52

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Youtube

This is what YouTube looks like on Android

When it comes to watching streaming videos on the Internet, there is no rival. YouTube is an essential app to access the portal and be able to comfortably view all the uploaded videos. The design of the app is logically based on the particularities of mobile phones, so you will find an interface perfectly adapted to these devices.

YouTube 15.49.34

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Google maps

Consult maps, Street View and routes with Goole Maps

Essential on any Android worth its salt, Google Maps lets you consult maps of the world , calculate routes and routes, know the duration of your trips and even buy plane tickets. To all this you must add the perfect integration of Google services in the maps, so that you can find at a glance hotels, restaurants, areas of interest around you … The leading tool without a doubt in the field of cartography.

Google Maps 10.56.1

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Shazam

Shazam identifies the music playing on your speaker

Don’t you know what song is playing? For these cases Shazam has no rival. Very minority must be the musical genre that you like so that it is not able to recognize the melody that brings you down the path of bitterness. An essential app for audiophiles.

Shazam 11.7.0-201207

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Chrome

Google Chrome browser screenshots

It’s a no-brainer. And we probably all already have it factory installed. But if you don’t have a web browser, or don’t use this one, you won’t be facing the best. Another thing is that you are interested in a specific function that is not present here, or that you directly deny the Google ecosystem. If this is not the case, Chrome is the best thing you can use on your mobile to surf the web.

Chrome 87.0.4280.101

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Evernote

Taking notes with Evernote for Android

Evernote is the favorite notebook of millions of people around the world. There are many apps of the style, but this one has earned that leadership by offering a multitude of functions, including synchronization with computer clients or other operating systems.

Evernote 8.13.3

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Tinder

Different Tinder profiles

How things have changed when looking for a partner . No more going to bars and clubs in search of our better half, in Tinder you can create a detailed profile with photos, tastes and hobbies and launch yourself into the singles market. Swipe left or right depending on whether you like a suggested person or not and wait to see if there is reciprocity between the two: if a match occurs you can contact that person and meet for “have a coffee”, as a friend of mine says .

Tinder 11.29.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

ES File Explorer

ES Explorer is one of the best file explorers

There is one thing that is very annoying on Android: accessing system files and folders. Yes, it is possible to do it with the factory phone, but the best thing is to have a file explorer dedicated to these tasks, and ES Explorer is the best you can find. A must for anyone who wants to access the guts of their operating system.

ES File Explorer 4.2.4.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

VLC

VLC screens in its version for Android

There are many media players, but possibly none like VLC. It is essential on computers, it should also be on your mobile. Forget format compatibility issues and other obstacles to playing all kinds of video and audio files. If you add to that its options to tune into streaming broadcasts, you have the perfect player.

VLC 3.3.2

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Glovo

Ordering at home with Glovo is easy

Food delivery is not something new, it has been with us for more than 50 years (one of the best Yankee inventions of our time). There are many apps of the kind, but Glovo has broken schemes for a simple reason: it is not necessary for locals to sign up, you simply ask for that little mouth and they will bring it to your home , whatever it is. Its operation is limited to large urban centers, but the service is impeccable, beyond labor issues with its deliverymen. Besides, they don’t just bring you food: if you run out of ass paper they can also bring it to almost the same toilet.

Glovo 5.91.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Cabify

With Cabify you can travel with other users

Another sector that has been revolutionized with apps is transportation. Cabify connects drivers and travelers to share a journey in exchange for a small fee. You run the risk of finding a real heavy behind the wheel, but in most cases what you get is traveling cheaper and making friends.

Cabify 7.53.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Uber

Uber has not yet reached all cities

It was the first vehicle transport platform to appear and perhaps that is why it is the most hated among the transport industry. Its landing in our country has been progressive, and in fact not all cities have the service at the moment. In addition to passenger transport, they have been diversifying their business to also transport goods and even food. If there is Uber in your city, you should have its app installed.

Uber 4.346.10004

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

FREE NOW (MyTaxi)

With FREE NOW you can order a taxi in many European cities

FREE NOW, formerly known as MyTaxi, is the solution in app format for passenger transport launched by the taxi sector itself, one of the most affected by the appearance of all these mobile platforms for making trips. What better way to compete against Cabify or Uber than with your own app that uses the entire fleet of taxis already available.

FREE NOW 10.36.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Snapchat

Posting a photo on Snapchat

One of the few successful social networks that is not in the hands of Facebook (even though they have tried to buy it in the past) is Snapchat. Here the matter is about taking pictures and sharing them, with the particularity that these images have a useful life of just a few hours .

Snapchat 11.8.0.24

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Airbnb

An accommodation seen on Airbnb

Airbnb has also revolutionized the rental world by giving individuals the possibility to put their houses on this market. Its success is unquestionable insofar as it makes it possible to put individuals in contact for accommodation, becoming a real alternative to the hotel rooms of a lifetime . Beyond legal regulation problems and others, that there are, it is perfect whether you go on vacation or if you want to earn extra money by renting your house. There are offers of all kinds, from the cheapest to authentic mansions.

Airbnb 19.30

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Dropbox

Dropbox appearance on Android

One of the most popular cloud storage services . You can save all kinds of files on the Internet and access them from any point of connection. You can also share files with other users, either by creating shared folders or generating links for direct download.

Dropbox 218.2.2

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Amazon

Some products seen in the Amazon app

The mother of all online shopping stores has its own app so that you can easily access the catalog and buy instantly. If you have an account, it is essential, and if you don’t have one you should already be creating it. In Amazon you can find everything, in fact that saying “if it is not in Amazon it does not exist” has already become popular.

Amazon purchases 20.22.2.100

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Twitter

Twitter timeline, suggestions and notifications

Another of the most popular social networks is Twitter, with its messages limited to 280 characters and a good community absorbed in telling the world about their things. I honestly care little or nothing about what its users say, trivialities in most cases, but if you see in this short text format social network your lifeline, you cannot miss the APK.

Twitter 8.72.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Wallapop

Wallapop is a digital second-hand flea market

The second-hand market has always been very interesting because it allows you to buy used things at a lower price or sell your used products directly. Until the appearance of smartphones, it was normal to resort to classifieds. In the new era, classifieds are called simply Wallapop: you establish your location and what you are looking for or sell and enough, to wait for them to contact you for that product.

Wallapop 1.111.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Lulubox

The Lulubox interface for Android

The ideal tool for every gamer, Lulubox is a collection of patches for different games that will give you from new skins to free coins. Its operation is quite simple, since it acts as a hack shop: you look for the game you want to modify and in a couple of taps you have it “personalized”. Perfect for modders and cheats.

Lulubox 4.9.9

LANGUAGE English

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Dazn

Dazn is a live streaming sport platform

The last content streaming service to appear in our country has been Dazn, specialized in all kinds of sports content. Soccer, motorcycles, UFC … It is a platform that has grown a lot and that will possibly be a prominent actor in future times when it comes to watching sports live or legally delayed. Of course, you need to subscribe.

DAZN 2.5.38

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

HBO

The HBO app for Android

The Game of Thrones phenomenon is back and it is essential to have the HBO app on your mobile to see the latest chapters or the entire series. Whether you are new to the subject or if you are a devoted follower of the series, you are interested in having it, and by the way, discover the rest of the catalog of one of the most important streaming video platforms.

HBO Max 50.6.0.168

LANGUAGE English

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

AliExpress

The AliExpress app is ideal for shopping with your mobile

The great Chinese giant of online shopping is the perfect place to find anything. Navigating your product catalog with your Android is easier than ever: view, compare (if necessary, most of the time there is no comparison possible) and buy almost without blinking. Beware of compulsive purchases, so much bargain invites you to do so.

AliExpress 8.20.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Kodi

Kodi appearance on an Android smartphone

Among the media centers available in the market, Kodi is the best of the best, and thanks to the Android version you can enjoy all its options anywhere. All your content gathered in one place … And a universe of addons at your fingertips to do almost anything you can think of with multimedia content, including watching free movies and series.

Kodi 18.9

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

FaceApp

Faceapp allows aging faces on Android

Exact; the app to age faces . In reality it is nothing new, periodically it goes viral and focuses all the attention following some passing fad on the Internet, in this case through a filter to age faces. Essential tool for Instagramers that will be used again this summer.

FaceApp 4.1.1

LANGUAGE English

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Discord

Discord is a chat app for gamers

Discord is a WhatsApp for gamers, a chat and voice tool designed to put players in contact. You will be able to see which of your friends and contacts are in full swing and communicate with them. A modern chat for video games that will be essential in your day to day when coordinating with the rest of the members of your assault team, for example.

Discord 52.2

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Vinted

Vinted is used to buy and sell second-hand clothes

Mobile apps have turned out to be an ideal way to sell everything you or use. There are several apps dedicated to the second-hand market , and among them Vinted grows like foam for everything that has to do with clothes. If you are running out of space, have clothes that you no longer use, or are looking for a particular garment, it is your ideal app, a must for fashion bloggers and those who are passionate about styling.

Vinted 20.21.7.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Parallel Space

Some screenshots of Parallel Space

Many apps prevent using two user accounts at the same time. For these cases there are solutions such as Parallel Space. As its name suggests, what it does is create a second independent workspace within our own mobile in which you can duplicate apps already installed . You can for example install a second version of WhatsApp or Instagram and use them with different accounts. There are several solutions to clone apps, but this is the best app that you can use and compatible with as many installed apps as possible.

Parallel Space 4.0.9045

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Disney +

Disney + app images

The proliferation of streaming video subscription platforms has already reached the world of animation as well. Disney now offers its Disney + app where you can enjoy all its contents. Yes, we talk about Mickey and company … but also about Star Wars, Marvel or Pixar productions . You have classic and current content, both exclusively from Disney and in other projects where they participate. Of course, it is not yet available worldwide, so you still have to wait a bit until you can use it.

Disney +

LANGUAGE English

Windows OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Amazon Prime Video

Available content Amazon Prime Video

The Internet shopping giant has also set its sights on the audiovisual entertainment sector by offering Amazon Prime Video, its own content platform. As on Netflix or HBO, you will find movies and series of all kinds, with special attention to their own productions, called Amazon Originals , among which are The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Man in the High Castle, Fleabag, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan , Good Omens… It allows you to download the contents to watch them offline, send the signal to casting devices and even subscribe to thematic channels such as HBO or buy and rent.

Amazon Prime Video 3.0.286.33947

LANGUAGE English

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Google Meet

Hangouts Meeet is Google’s solution for business meetings

Since half the world has been confined to home, alternatives to teleworking have flourished. Among them Hangouts Meet, the version for work meetings of Google’s chat and video call tool. This version is optimized to bring together up to 250 participants through calls and video calls with the best possible quality, it offers everything you need to make work sessions more productive, including subtitles functions. Your Google account, an Internet connection, and the meeting access link will suffice.

Google Meet 2020.11.15.342580193

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Sticker.ly

Stickerly is an app to create personalized stickers

The stickers are here to stay definitively as soon as the users were able to get a little sharp. There are a lot of stupid sticker collections out there, but the really cool thing is to grab your colleague’s photo and ridicule him in public groups. Sticker.ly is perfect for this, since its automatic cropping tool works very well and allows you to get the stickers instantly. With a little skill and imagination you will achieve unique and hilarious results. Have you ever thought of making a sticker from a photo that contains a sticker with the face of a friend? There I leave it: the possibilities are endless.

Sticker.ly for WhatsApp 1.14.2

LANGUAGE English

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to create and edit documents

It’s not the best place for that kind of work, but who hasn’t ever needed to consult or edit a text document on mobile? Google offers its own free Word, compatible with standard document formats such as those used by Word, with collaborative functions for teamwork, usable without an Internet connection and with the usual automatic saving of the platform to avoid accidents between its functions. Essential for anyone who needs to create or edit documents.

Google Docs 1.20.442.07.40

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

QR & Barcode Reader

QR scanner app for Android

QR code scanning apps are the order of the day as they allow us to access information over the phone without the need to physically touch objects. Restaurants, shopping centers, leisure centers … Practically everyone has opted for its use, and it is worth having an app with this type of guarantee. We offer you QR & Barcode Reader, although there are many that will serve the same purpose.

2.6.1-L QR and barcode reader

LANGUAGE English

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

COVID radar

This is what Radar COVID looks like

Faced with the global pandemic of coronavirus that we are experiencing, the whole world is looking for ways to be able to trace the contacts of the positives detected, thus trying to control their expansion. In Spain, the government has promoted the creation of the Radar COVID app, with which it is intended to alert users that they have been in contact with an affected person . The app aims to be unique for the entire territory and its activation has arrived in a staggered manner. Check if it is already operational in your community, download it and contribute your bit to the cause.

Radar COVID 1.1.0

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Android Auto

Google Maps running on Android Auto

If you want to turn your Android smartphone into an extension of your car so that you can take advantage of all its functions while driving, you need Android Auto on your phone. An essential for both short trips and longer trips so that you can use Google Maps, listen to your favorite Spotify playlists or listen to the WhatsApps that come to you while you are still focused on the road. Fully compatible with Google Assistant and with dozens of applications adapted to safe driving.

Android Auto 5.9.604633

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

Zoom

Zoom interface screenshots

Like many of the other apps that appear on this list of must-haves for Android, Zoom has also experienced its boom thanks to the COVD-19 pandemic in 2020. It has become one of the favorite applications of all users to stay in contact with friends and family through video chat, thanks above all to its image and audio quality and the flexibility when sharing any type of file. To such an extent that it has also become a business solution for those companies that need to hold virtual meetings with their employees.

Zoom Cloud Meetings 5.4.6.812

Spanish LANGUAGE

Android OS

Free LICENSE

to download

And as a bonus: your bank’s app

It is becoming more and more obvious in the 21st century that cash is a thing of the past and that even plastic money is giving way to mobile payments, immediate transfers via bank app and bizum on duty. For this reason, it is essential to have the official app of our bank on our smartphone with which to manage our accounts and operations, be able to share expenses with friends instantly and make contactless payments through the NFC of our phone. All banks in our country have their own app, or even several if they have decided to separate the wallet version from the main application, and it is essential to have it available at all times.

 

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