Here are 40 of the best Android apps ever created and every single one of them is “free,” as in beer fueled speech. It won’t cost you anything to try, enjoy and keep as many as you want, though you might need to buy a bigger Flash storage card for your Google-powered smartphone.
1. Bonsai Blast, game
— Experience the Zen of pure gaming bliss! Shoot to match colored balls in groups of three or more as the action gets increasingly more intense as you play.
2. BreakTheBlocks Lite, game
— Simple ball, paddle, and block game. Move your paddle from side to control the ball and break all of the blocks.
3. Tic Tac Toe, game
— Features include the ability to play against the computer or a friend, four difficulty levels, and clean hi-res graphics.
4. Abduction, game
— Your fellow cows have been abducted by aliens! Follow the UFO into space, picking up power-ups as you go, but watch you don’t fall…
5. Labrynth Lite, game
— The classic game where you control a steel ball by tilting a wooden labyrinth.
6. Solitaire, game
— Now you can take your favorite solitaire games with you everywhere and enjoy the touch screen interface.
7. Sudoku, game
— With four difficulty levels, intuitive interface, and all the functions right at your fingertips, this Sudoku app is sure to be your favorite.
8. Trap!, game
— Capture screen area by trapping moving balls inside walls.
9. Slide Puzzle, game
— This classic, tile sliding game features include a touch screen interface, multiple puzzle sizes and customizable look and feel.
10. Charlene’s Beachside Blackjack, game
— High resolution graphics and amazing animations bring the gameplay to life, while a running total of your hand suggests your next move. It’s blackjack anyone can enjoy!
11. PAC-MAN, game
— Who can forget the countless hours and quarters spent avoiding pesky ghosts while chompin’ on dots and gobbling up the fruit for bonus points?
12. chompSMS, communication
— A great user interface, chat style SMS bubbles, touchscreen keyboards and many other great features!
13. HiAIM, communication
— AOL Instant Messenger client for android.
14. Fusion Voicemail Plus, communication
— An easy to use award winning service that lets you centralize your voicemail boxes (mobile, home, office etc.)
15. SaveMMS, tools
— Save pictures, audio and video from your MMS text messages directly to your memory card.
16. YellowBook.com Mobile Search, shopping
— Just speak what you want to find like “Restaurants,” “Plumber,” “Florist,” or whatever and we’ll deliver local results to you.
17. ShopSavvy, shopping
— Using the camera in your phone, you can scan the barcode of any product to find the best prices on the internet and at nearby, local stores.
18. WikiMobile Encyclopedia, reference
— With WikiMobile, you carry 2+ million Wikipedia articles with you, including pictures.
19. Free Dictionary Org, reference
— An English Dictionary that gives you English definitions, synonyms, pronunciation, spelling and more.
20. Google Sky Map, reference
— When you point your phone up you will see a map of the brightest stars, constellations and planets in that part of the sky.
21. MySpace Mobile, social
— Simply download the free application to stay connected with your friends, share photos, and check out the tour schedules of your favorite bands… anytime, anyplace!
22. Pickup Lines, social
— With this app you can share your best pickup lines and view and rate the ones others have added.
23. Funny Jokes, entertainment
— Thousands of jokes in 12 categories! You can add your jokes, share them with others, and send them via email or text message.
24. NBA Game Time, entertainment
— You’ll see all games for any day – arranged by start times – including detailed scoring, a playoff bracket and stats.
25. The Weather Channel, news and weather
— From customizable weather maps to video forecasts and severe weather alerts, The Weather Channel has you covered.
26. WeatherBug, news & weather
— Access live, neighborhood-level weather information and images for thousands of locations; customized maps; daily videos; severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and much more.
27. USA Today, news & weather
— Staying informed on the go has never been this quick, easy, or enjoyable.
28. Where, travel
— A bundle of cool GPS apps all wrapped into one.
29. New York Subway Map, travel
— Join the 50,000+ Android straphangers who will never awkwardly peek over someone’s forehead for directions again!
30. GPS Status, travel
— Display your GPS and sensor data: Shows the position, number and signal strength of GPS satellites.
31. Ultimate Stopwatch & Timer, lifestyle
— Beautiful stopwatch with countdown timer and lap timer. The stopwatch can continue to run in background and you can save times to compare later.
32. DailyHoroscope, lifestyle
— It is fun and easy to use – tap on a sign and get this day’s horoscope to your screen in any of 6 colors available for your choice.
33. Calorie Counter, lifestyle
— Scan any barcode using the camera in your phone or browse the enormous database to find calorie and nutrition information for all foods and restaurants.
34. Wertago, lifestyle
— The premier mobile application for nightlifers—get up-to-the-second information about what venues are hot, share content and coordinate plans with all your friends, and connect with socialites all across the city.
35. imeem Mobile, multimedia
— Works seamlessly with the imeem.com service so you can enjoy personalized radio, anytime and anywhere.
36. Ringdroid, multimedia
— Lets you edit any MP3 on your phone or record a new sound and turn it into a ringtone, alarm, or notification
37.Battery Widget, productivity
— Graphical Battery Widget showing the exact battery level and charging status in a 1×1 space.
38. AK Notepad, productivity
— Set a quick reminder for your note or share it to others by SMS or email. Access your note quicker by creating shortcut on your home screen.
39. Voice Recorder, productivity
— Send data as Gmail attachment: timer & background recording, search by title and date, register to ringtone.
40. Bank of America Mobile Banking, finance
— Check available balances, pay bills and transfer funds all on-the-go! Locate ATM and banking centers with GPS.