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5 Must Have Free Android Apps

Here’s a list of fun, free apps for your Android to keep your children entertained, to keep you organized, and to make your life easier. Some may be obvious, and some are a little newer and cooler. BUT, before you download anything, make sure you have BullGuard Internet Security on your computer, and BullGuard Mobile Security on your phone. And of course, only download apps and programs from reputable sites that you know. If anything seems amiss, or too good to be true, it probably is.

An App for Children

It’s rare to find a free app today, even for children, that doesn’t include ads and in-app purchases. We’ve all heard the nightmarish stories of someone’s 5 year old racking up a hundreds of pounds in in-app purchases, unbeknownst to the parents. This game, not only is ad free and without in-app purchases, it is also educational for pre-school children. Check out the BBC’s CBeebies Playtime!

An App for the Fitness Fans

This free app, helps motivate you by tracking your exercise, from runs to walks to rides. It’ll save you time by calculating distance, calories etc. There are in-app purchases available, but the free version will suit you just fine as well. We like this app especially for those exercising alone – it could be all the motivation you need. Get RunKeeper and try it on your next run!

An App for Later

This app is indispensable. The Pocket app enables you to save webpages to read later, offline. In one click, you can send yourself shortcuts to your mobile browser. Perhaps the most incredible thing about this app is the fact that you can strip out ads from any article! Give it a go and save on your data bill!

An App for the Last Minute Planner

Twickets allows you to buy or sell tickets to events. This app is based on the premise that tickets must be sold at face value or less, which means you can avoid scalpers and those trying to make money off of you! This app could really come in handy when your friend drops out or a new one joins the plans last minute!

An App for the Navigator

Even though you’ve probably got Google Maps, you’ll need to get Navfree. This app doesn’t require a data connection, which means it’s great to use when travelling abroad, or when trying to save money on your data bill. It operates as an open source map database, providing mapping and voice-guided sat-nav guidance, for free. Download it and get going! What other apps would you like to hear about? Comment below to let us know.  
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Written by Kirsten Dunlaevy

Kirsten Dunlaevy is a blogger for BullGuard. With a background in advertising and branding she is extremely familiar with the ups and downs of social media and the world of communication. Kirsten is here to educate you on how to navigate all things digital, in a safe and responsible manner. Her other passions are decidedly un-digital, she loves being out on the water and cooking.

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