Download Android - Best Software & Apps

  • VidMate

    3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    A free Android app to download films, TV shows and music from around the world.

    8
    19535 votes
    • PROS: Unlimited downloads, Free, You have shows from Zee TV, Star Plus, Sahara etc.
    • CONS: Similar services are abound, High Internet speeds are not always a given
  • WhatsApp Messenger

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Mac

    Send free text, audio and video messages from your Android phone

    8
    35580 votes
    • PROS: Lets you send photos, audio, video, location, and links, Group messaging, Works across different platforms, Support for Android Wear, Syncs with web version, Free calls, Save chats automatically to Google Drive
    • CONS: Only works if the other person has the app
  • Opera Browser

    57.0.3098.106

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Pocket PC
    Symbian

    The free next-generation web browser

    8
    13832 votes
    • PROS: Simple and intuitive layout., Built-in instant messenger services like WhatsApp, Messenger and Telegram., Faster than previous versions., BitTorrent download support.
    • CONS: Requires medium to high hardware performance.
  • uTorrent

    3.5.4.44632

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    46520 votes
    • PROS: Simple, easy to use interface, Handy connection test for faster set-up, Extensive torrent download information, Small footprint on drive space and system resources, Free
    • CONS: No built-in player, Limited search options
  • Adobe Reader

    2019.010.20069

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Palm OS

    Adobe Reader 11: the essential PDF viewer

    7
    10362 votes
    • PROS: Increased security, Send files by e-mail, Sticky notes and highlight options, Full-screen reading, Accessibility options
    • CONS: Memory use
  • VLC media player

    3.0.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Simply the best free multi-format media player

    8
    44212 votes
    • PROS: Supports a wide range of formats, Good hotkey support, Easy to use, Very flexible and lightweight, Integration with web channel streaming services, Improved interface in version 3, More format support in version 3, Plays BluRay and HD, Completely free!
    • CONS: User interface is quite basic, User interface slicker in Mac version
  • UC Browser

    7.0.185.1002

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Java
    Symbian

    A free low-powered web browser for PCs and mobile devices

    8
    12057 votes
    • PROS: It is a suitable browser for slower internet connections, The download manager is very easy to use, It has an advert-blocking function, It has tools that do not require a lot of CPU (Central Processing Unit) power
    • CONS: The notifications may become annoying if you use adult-orientated websites, It doesn't support dynamic web content as well as Google Chrome
  • Facebook

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone
    iPhone
    Web Apps
    Pocket PC

    Official Facebook app for Android

    8
    9954 votes
    • PROS: Easy to get around, Upload photos from your phone, Real time notifications, Chat, Good integration with Android system
    • CONS: Not optimized for tablets, News feed isn't ordered chronologically
  • Google Play Chrome Extension

    3.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free access your library of media from your browser

    8
    7958 votes
    • PROS: Multi-platform access, Free to download, Completely free
    • CONS: Not available on other browsers, Poor integration on Chromebooks
  • MX Player

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    One of the best free media players for Android

    8
    6438 votes
    • PROS: Plays almost any format, Multi-core decoding, Excellent subtitle support, All features unlocked in free version, Free
    • CONS: Some trial and error required
  • Nox APP Player

    6.2.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Nox APP Player brings Android apps to your desktop for free

    8
    2354 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface makes this app easy to use, Intuitive keyboard mapping for app and game controls, Support for multiple control devices, Stable and reliable
    • CONS: Sluggish installation process
  • Adobe Flash Player

    31.0.0.148

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Pocket PC

    The Web's favorite video and animation player

    7
    18366 votes
    • PROS: Essential for viewing web content, Support for HD video
    • CONS: Occasional stability problems
  • Google Earth

    7.3.2.5495

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    Explore Earth (and beyond) from your computer for free

    8
    22096 votes
    • PROS: The easiest way to explore Earth, the sky, the Moon and even Mars, Impressive graphics engine, Different layers (pictures, routes, 3D buildings), Street View, Completely free
    • CONS: You need a good internet connection, Irregular content depending on the region
  • Apex Launcher

    3.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Use a different Android launcher

    9
    214 votes
    • PROS: Lots of options
    • CONS: Slightly high learning curve
  • BlueStacks App Player

    4.31.59

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An App to Bring your Android Apps to PC for Free

    7
    35917 votes
    • PROS: Seamless emulation, Numerous advantages of viewing on a computer screen, Easy to use, Free, Available also for Mac
    • CONS: Will only offer Android based apps
  • Video Star app for Android Advice VideoStar Maker

    1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Guide For Maximizing Video Star

    9
    1434 votes
    • PROS: Learn how to use Video Star, Created for beginners, Make captured footage look better, Boost popularity or presence online
    • CONS: Only a guide for Video Star, Cannot function like Video Star, An unofficial Video Star application, Users may eventually find new ways to maximize Video Star
  • PES 2012

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 1.0.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Realistic, fun-to-play soccer sim for Android

    8
    13325 votes
    • PROS: Fluid gameplay, Three control systems, Lots of game modes, Online multiplayer and community features, Master League-style 'Super Challenge', Great graphics and animation
    • CONS: Lack of licensed teams and players, Occasional player animation glitches
  • Leapdroid

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use Android apps on your PC with Leapdroid

    8
    1042 votes
    • PROS: Simple installation and setup, Handy features for gamers, Runs smoothly and stably
    • CONS: A small number of apps are unsupported
  • Vigo Video

    2.7.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Social Gathering of Fun People

    8
    390 votes
    • PROS: Share daily activities, Become recognized worldwide, Record 15 seconds of fun clips, Showcase artistic creativity
    • CONS: Requires parental supervision, Spending too much hours of browsing, Clickbait-ish contents, May promote short attention span
  • Automatic Call Recorder

    5.24

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Superior Way to Record Phone Calls on Android

    8
    133 votes
    • PROS: Complete call recording solution, No limits on the number of recordings, Cloud integration, Free trial available
    • CONS: Call recording may not work on some handsets, Recording quality could be inferior at times, No proper instructions file, Recordings may produce echo
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