December 30, 2013, 10:12 AM — Want to get the most out of your Android phone or tablet? Get these five most downloaded productivity apps of all time -- and every one of them is free.
This app cleans out junk from your phone, including cache files and backup .apk files among others. It does more than that, though, also protecting your privacy by deleting information such as your search and browser history. And it will also move apps to an SD card, as well as remove pre-installed apps.
If you need to edit photos, you'll want this one, the most popular Android photo download of all time. It's a great photo editor that goes well beyond the basics and includes plenty of effects, masks, frames, borders, and more. In addition, there are very good drawing tools. It's also excellent for making collages.
If for any reason you need to communicate with others in a foreign language, you can't do better than Google's superb translation tool. It does translations for more than 70 languages, and does it fast and easy. You can type into it, copy text into it, or even speak into it, and even works offline, so it's great when you're travelling and don't want to rack up big data bills.
It's this simple: You need this app. Scan any barcode and then get information about the product, including reviews and prices. But it does more than that. Increasingly, barcodes are used not just for products, but for encoding information, URLs, and so on, and you need this app for that as well. It will even let you share contacts, apps, and your bookmarks with others by bar code.
Why have I included this excellent free anti-virus as part of a productivity roundup? Because if your Android device gets whacked with a virus or malware, you can kiss your productivity good-bye. It does more than just protect against viruses and malware, and can lock or wipe your device remotely, help find a stolen device, kill tasks, and more.