Best Free Android Apps: 5 Must have Android Apps of 2016

Written by Vatsal Gupta

Today  we are here to talk about the best free Android apps on the Playstore. We have searched, used and found out the 5 Must have Android Apps of 2016. These helps makes your Android experience even better. The apps are listed in the following post, so have a look at it to know more.

Android as we all know is the best Operating system in the market right now. Along with the Windows OS, Android is the most loved OS in the market. It is because of its user friendly nature and the huge collection of apps. The reason for its evergrowing users is the coming up of new and better apps day by day. These apps really make the Android experience great. You can name a task and there will be an Android app related to that. Its very difficult to choose best among such a huge collection of apps, but we have made a list of 5 of the best apps we found on the playstore. The best thing is that, most of these apps are free to use. So, have a look at the list below.

5 Most useful Android apps of 2016

Clean Master

Everyone who has an Android device might have come across this amazing app. Clean Master is an all-in-one tool that can do many of the things that makes your smartphone better. It can clean your device, optimize its performance and do all the maintenance related things. It helps in cleaning your App cache, residual files, unused files hidden deep inside, search history for your browsers and even helps in Uninstalling the apps without a need of going to system settings to do so. Moreover, other then these, you can even lock your private apps using Clean Master.

The performance of the app can be judged by the fact that, it has about 3.6 crores of active downloads and a rating above 4. The app really increases the performance of your device by freeing up the RAM whenever multiple apps are running on your smartphone. If you have a phone, with storage problems then Clean Master is the ultimate solution.

360 Security- Antivirus Boost

360 Security is an app which does all the functions the Clean Master does. So, what makes it different from Clean Master? The Antivirus. Yes, the app is mainly for scanning your device for any kind of threats and removing it. The Antivirus might be small in size, but does its work very well. Moreover, it can clean your device, boost the performance, monitor your data connection and makes you cautious about the privacy concerns on your device, if any.

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The app is really good and has a rating of 4.5, which is amazing. Moreover, it is completely free to use so you can have all the features inside a single free application.

ES File Explorer File Manager

If you are looking for an all rounder File Manger with beautiful UI, then ES File Explorer is the sure answer. The File Manager is made as if its a desktop grade file manager. It comes loaded with a plenty of amazing features which the stock File managers miss. It is more then just a file manager. You can even send and share apps, pictures, audios, videos and files without using mobile data and cables. It even supports same Wi-Fi mode & auto-created hotspot to send files to other device.

Es File Explorer also comes with a built in support for RAR and ZIP files. A very well know ZIP manger 7Zip is embedded inside Es File explorer, making it such an important app. You can even compress, decompress or encrypt the private data using ES File Explorer.It also has a built in Music and Video player, so you don’t have to switch to other music and video players to test a file. The app has a rating of 4.5 which makes it a must have app for Android.

WPS Office

WPS Office, formerly known as Kingsoft Office is the best app to view all your Microsoft Office files. The Microsoft Office is the unrivaled king on Windows, but when it comes to Android, WPS Office comes above MS Office. It can run all kind of documents and file whether it is a powerpoint, excel, word, Access or any other txt or doc file. Moreover, it can even view the pdf files, which MS Office doesn’t support currently.

The best thing about the app is its ability to convert all office documents ( word, text, excel, powerpoint,doc ) to PDF files. There are various other amazing features of this app like encrypting your documents, directly accessing files from the cloud platforms like Google Drive and Dropbox. The app is compatible with a large amount of extensions like doc, docx, wpt,dotm,docm, dot, dotx / xls, xlsx, xlt, xltx, csv, xml , et, ett / PDF / ppt, pot, dps, dpt, pptx, potx, ppsx / txt / log, lrc, c, cpp, h, asm, s, java, asp, bat, bas, prg, cmd.

It is definitely a must have Android app for any user because its of great importance. The app has a very good rating of 4.4 and crores of active downloads which is not at all surprising.

MX Player

If you are a person who loves watching movies and high quality videos on your phone and you don’t have MX Player installed on you Android, then you are really missing a lot. The stock video players on our Android devices are still not able to play all the file formats which is a big problem. MX Player is a video player that can play almost every format on your smartphone. The app comes with a huge list of features that the inbuilt video players on our phones don’t have.

It even has a capability of sowing subtitles of a movie or video, which most of the video players are missing at the moment. Moreover, the app is the most downloaded video player on the Playstore speaking of its success itself. The app is a must try for any user who has an Android device.


So, these were the the most useful Android apps of 2016. If you want to suggest any more apps, tell us in the comments below. We will definitely look after them in the next post.

About the author

Vatsal Gupta

Vatsal Gupta, currently pursuing his B.Tech from Lovely Professional University(Punjab) is a C++ programmer, a Web Designer and a part time blogger who loves spending most of the time on his beloved laptop.


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