The Application ecosystem is probably one of Android’s biggest strengths. The apps available in the Google Play Store have been estimated to be over a million with the number of downloads surpassing billions. Here you will find a variety of apps including those for productivity, functionality, entertainment, gaming, information among others. An Android smartphone is just not the same without some awesome apps for optimization, but what if you don’t have a dime to spend? Here are some of the best Android apps available for free.

AppLock

AppLock is an Android app downloadable for free that offers a variety of options. You can choose to either purchase it, get the premium features without the ads or you can see the ads, and enjoy the premium features for free. Preferably, you can use it with no ads and minus the premium features. This app features a simple design though it is powerful app that keeps your apps secure by allowing you to lock them with passwords, to disallow access to snoopers.

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Evernote

Evernote is a great app for taking notes and is considered one of the best productivity apps. Coming with a variety of features, it allows syncing to cloud which means easy access to your notes, whether you are on a computer or any other mobile device. With this app you can note down different things including  regular notes, lists, audio notes, video notes and even everything combined. There is a premium version you can pay for, though the free version is quite enough for an ordinary user.

The Google Drive Suite

The Google Drive Suite is a collection of applications that have been integrated directly into the Google Drive app. These apps include Google Keep, Google Photos, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Docs as well as the bona fide Google Drive app itself. Most of these apps’ main focus is office use such as the application of spreadsheets, documents, and slideshow representations. However, it also allows note taking, back up of your photos and storage of a ton of files in different formats. For folks satisfied with 15GB of storage, the app is absolutely free.

MyFitnessPal

MyFitnessPal is one of the best fitness and health-focused apps available in the PlayStore. This app covers different kinds of needs oriented to an healthy lifestyle such as a database containing over 5,000,000 food recipes with calorie counts, it allows individual creation of cookbooks using built-in recipe importer, other apps and fitness hardware have also been integrated, exercise programs and recommendations that have been personalized depending on your dietary needs. This app great if you are looking to live an healthier life and it is mostly free.

Kodi

Kodi is a media hub application that was previously known as XBMC. This app is popular, and serves as an open source media hub that offers you full access to your music, movie files, TV and even your apps, photos and it even comes with third-party plugin support. It is a full-screen app in simple yet unique design, with easy to use features. This app is comes highly recommended for devices with large screens and is entirely free.

Which do you think is the best free Android app? Let us know in the comments.

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There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool