Top 5 Free Android Apps – July 2014

Once more, we’re going deep into Android territory to see what apps have been released lately and what apps were recently updated. If you’re looking for some great free apps that bring utility and ease of use to the table for no cost at all, this list should definitely help you out. While there are thousands of apps worth getting (for various reasons), these 5 should not be missing from your Android based smartphone this month.

1. CCleaner

CCleaner has its roots on desktop PCs, but the application has since migrated to mobile environments, where it’s just as useful, if not more so. CCleaner is a small app that helps you manage your phone’s storage and hardware resources, making sure that your Android phone works like a charm at all times. It’s simple and small, yet extremely potent and easy to use. Its utility cannot be overstated. The app checks your available memory, clears up unwanted background processes and can even help you uninstall unused or useless apps in bundles. Managing your phone’s resources is extremely easy with CCleaner, and the app is obviously free. Not only that, but it’s also not hindered with countless ads and pop-ups.

CCleaner is a considerable upgrade from the basic Android monitoring tool, and is an app that shouldn’t be missing from your phone.

2. Youtube Creator Studio

This app won’t cater to everyone, but for those of you that have a strong presence on YouTube or run your own channels, Creator Studio is an invaluable tool. Basically, this free app is all you’ll need to manage your channel on the go. It provides great analytics tools to keep track of your videos, traffic, views and comments, as well as providing you with means to update videos, descriptions, settings and details. You can also keep in touch with your community and subscribers by easily replying to fan comments and feedback. It’s not a revolutionary app by any means, but it runs exceptionally well, is not riddled with ads, it’s obviously free and provides everything you need to take care of your YouTube channel.

3. Slingshot

Slingshot is essentially Facebook’s stab at the market currently dominated by Snapchat. Slingshot is essentially a social media-based photo sharing app which works a little bit differently. Sending a photo to your friend requires him or her to respond by sending a photo of his/her own. You can’t see a received photo unless you send one yourself. It might seem tedious, but it’s a fun way of interacting and sharing experiences. How successful the app and platform will be is a question for the future, but the app does work beautifully on Android and has a pretty intuitive and fun interface. It’s definitely worth a try – who knows, it might just evolve into the next Pinterest or Instagram.

4. Wikipedia Beta

Sure, browsing the net for wikipedia content is one way to go about it, but if you want everything in a more reachable and accessible package, the new Wikipedia Beta app for Android will definitely hit its mark. This is simply the fastest and easiest way to look up things in the world’s largest online encyclopedia, at least when it comes to Android phones. It runs smooth, looks good and is simple to use. Of course, it’s still in a beta stage, but it’s already polished enough, and if you don’t mind supporting Wikipedia by occasionally reporting bugs and providing feedback, you should really pick it up.

5. D-Day Heroes

We’re celebrating (although the term celebrating is perhaps inappropriate in this case) 70 years from the Allied forces’ campaign in Normandy during the Second World War this year, and thus, BBC is paying homage to the many lives lost during this turning point event of the war by launching D-Day Heroes, an app centered around the historical day. It contains interviews with surviving veterans, a detailed historical description of the event and much, much more. This is by no means an app you can’t live without, but if you like your history and want to freshen up on the events of D-Day, this app is the best way to do it on the go. It’s a really well built, solid app, unhindered by ads and the like. So far, the app is only available for UK residents, but there are ways to get it unofficially too, and you shouldn’t feel bad about doing so – after all, D-Day hasn’t affected or involved the British alone.