Best Free Android Apps and Games of the Week: Taskade, Article Reader Offline, Walk Master, and More!

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Looking for some new and best Android apps and games to try out? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’re back with the 8th edition of our weekly best free Android apps and games. For all the newcomers here, we are always on a quest to find new apps and games for your Android device. If this sounds interesting to you, then you might want to keep coming back as we cover this every week.

Before you go ahead and find yourself around with amazing and interesting apps, you should check the previous edition if you haven’t already. Without any further ado, let’s jump right into it.

Best Free Android Apps and Games of the Week [8th Edition]

#1 Overdrop

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While most Android devices nowadays come with a weather app pre-installed, the set of features that it brings to the table isn’t that impressive. Furthermore, these built-in Weather apps are known for showcase annoying ads on some devices. Well, you might want to replace that with a third-party Weather app. We have such a good alternative for you – Overdrop.

Overdrop brings forth a detailed weather forecast, sourced from leading providers such as Dark Sky Weather, AccuWeather, and WeatherBit. The app will showcase various information such as UV index, cloud cover, pressure, humidity, visibility, and much more. The app can also alert you to severe weather conditions such as extreme storms. Of course, there are 24-hour and 7-day weather forecasts.

This weather app also brings customizable weather notifications such as its appearance, when to notify you about what, and more. Lastly, we’re also looking at weather radar with three map choices – flat, spherical, and butterfly. It takes data from EMC, NCEP, NWS, and NOAA. What’s a weather app without some beautiful widgets? Well, you get that as well. All of these combined make Overdrop one of the best free Android weather apps out there.

  • 24-hour and 7-day weather forecast
  • Detailed weather forecast along with severe weather alerts
  • Weather radar
  • Beautiful weather widgets along with customizable weather notification
  • built-in privacy meaning location data is safe and sound

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Downloads & Ratings: 500,000+ and 4.4 stars

App page: Download Overdrop on your Android device from Google Play Store

#2 Skit – apps manager

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When I first came across this Skit, I never thought I would use an app manager and what purpose it would serve. Well, Skit is one of those that you think you don’t need unless you actually give it a go. The developers claim that it is the simplest and most intuitive apps manager. The app brings a lot of features to the table and of course, some of them are a part of the premium version.

Using Skit, you can extract APK and APKS (i.e. Split APKs) from your installed apps. You can then send them to your friends. Just like most apps managers, you can also uninstall the apps without any trouble. You can see detailed information about each installed apps. For instance, you can see the permissions it’s using, activities that it has done, services, certificates, resources, and much more.

This detailed information about apps comes in very handy and you get the idea of what the app is capable of doing behind the scenes. There are many other features such as customization, apps usage reports, and more that are a part of the premium version. With that said,  the free version should be enough for your most needs.

  • Simple and minimal user interface
  • Full control of your apps from extracting APKs to uninstalling them
  • See detailed information surrounding the apps
  • Understand apps’ hierarchy

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Downloads & Ratings: 100,000+ and 4.2 stars

App page: Download Skit – app manager on your Android device from Google Play Store

#3 Taskade

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If you’re someone who manages a team of people, then we have something interesting for you. With the COVID pandemic and everything going Work From Home, a tool that can help you manage and organize a team comes in very handy. Well, Taskade serves the same purpose. Through the app, you can organize and collaborate with your remote or distributed teams in real-time.

The apps bring a plethora of features such as managing tasks, writing notes, video conference with your team, and much more all in a single place. The app also allows you to chat with your team members in real-time. You can add projects and associated team members allowing you to plan, organize and track them effectively. The app also allows users to create multiple workspaces to organize things in a much better way. For instance, you can create multiple workspaces for Design, Marketing, Engineering, and other departments.

Even if you don’t manage teams, you can use it for personal usage as well. For instance, you can create multiple workspaces to categorize your tasks. You can use all various features for your personal productivity as well. All in all, Taskade is a powerful tool that can help you supercharge your and your team’s productivity. Another good thing is that the fact the app is completely free. For some additional features such as themes, stickers, and other customizations, you’ll have to shell out a couple of bucks.

Here is a quick look at all the key features that this app brings to the table:

  • Create beautiful tasks lists, notes, outlines
  • Share and collaborate with other team members
  • Chat and track work in real-time
  • Unlimited nested outlines
  • Ability to organize projects by tags and prioritize them
  • Assing projects to multiple team members
  • Simple and free-to-use experience

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Downloads & Ratings: 100,000+ and 4.8 stars

App page: Download Taskade on your Android device from Google Play Store

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#4 Article Reader Offline

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Article Reader Offline is a fairly simple app that serves the purpose it was designed for with perfection. As the name suggests, the app allows you to read articles that you have found online without any internet connectivity. It happens almost all the time; you are browsing on the internet and then you come across an interesting link. If you don’t have the time to read it right away, then you can simply add it to this app.

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It will download the content for your offline consumption later. You even have the option to export these articles to PDF format and then share them with your friends or simply transfer it to other devices. The app also supports text-to-audio speech allowing you to listen to the article if you don’t feel like reading it. It’s a pretty neat addition that most users will appreciate.

Since the app is fairly simple, it is quite tiny and offers a snappy experience. The purpose behind the app is to provide content offline. That’s why the developer decided to not put any ads on it. You can even customize few aspects of the app such as fonts, brightness, font sizes, and more. It also supports dark mode so that’s a nifty addition as well. Article Reader Offline is a simple app free of all the bells and whistles making it a perfect addition to our best free Android apps and games listicle.

  • Easy to use with a simple user interface
  • Supports dark mode
  • Allows you to customize various aspects of reading
  • Supports text-to-audio speech
  • Completely free with no single ad whatsoever

Price: Free

Downloads & Ratings: 100,000+ and 4.5 stars

App page: Download Article Reader Offline on your Android device from Google Play Store

#5 Collections

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Collections is a unique wallpaper app that brings high-resolution handcrafted wallpapers to the table. All the wallpapers in this app follow a certain theme based on the collection. For instance, we’re looking at a Flow collection that brings smooth and flowing gradients. There’s this collection called Arch that has vectorized architecture-related wallpapers. The last collection that we’re looking at is Cycle that brings 3D-rendered geometry-related walls to you.

As mentioned earlier, the app brings higher resolution up to 2000×4000 pixels wallpapers. Thanks to these hi-res images, the wallpapers look stunning on your device. The app also compresses the image but that too in a smart manner to balance both quality and size. The best part about this game is the fact that the devs keep on adding new wallpaper on regular basis to one of the three mentioned collections. In fact, the app brings five wallpapers every week which is quite sweet.

The app could have more collections but the already existing ones also bring some superb wallpapers. Hopefully, we might see some more collections further down the road.

  • Clean and minimal user interface
  • Collection of stunning and high-resolution wallpapers
  • Three collections to choose from – Flow, Arch, and Cycle
  • Five new wallpapers every week

Price: Free

Downloads & Ratings: 1,000+ and 4.6 stars

App page: Download Collections Wallpaper app on your Android device from Google Play Store

#6 Art Puzzle

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For the last week, I’ve been playing the Art Puzzle game on my Android smartphone. This game is quite relaxing thanks to the satisfying aesthetics and unique colorful puzzles. In the title, you solve hidden color puzzles that then make up a beautiful landscape. You’re given few colorful pieces of the puzzle and then you have to drag them to the puzzle itself to the correct position of course.

After solving the jigsaw puzzle, you get aesthetically pleasing scenery. It’s a no-brainer app meaning playing it is quite simple and easy. You’ll be able to solve puzzles quite easily. The idea behind this app is a calm, relaxing experience making it perfect for stress-relieving. There are countless pictures that you can put color in. What’s more interesting that each artwork has a story that you unlock after solving the jigsaw puzzle.

All in all, you’re looking at a unique gameplay experience fills with calm vibes, relaxing artworks, and much more. It’s no wonder it’s in our best free Android apps and games listicle.

  • Unique gameplay experience
  • fusion of art coloring games and jigsaw puzzles
  • aesthetically pleasing artwork
  • A free app but with few ads

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Downloads & Ratings: 5,000,000+ and 4.6 stars

App page: Download Art Puzzle Jigsaw Game on your Android device from Google Play Store

#7 Walk Master

Walk Master is yet another fun game that you can play on your Android smartphone. It’s an arcade walking action simulator title that is quite fun and challenging. It’s completely free which is always a good thing. In the title, you learn to walk and trot through the forest and farms. To become the Walk Master, you need to trot with skill, precision, and timing.

There are multiple levels that you can explore progressively. In fact, the developers keep on adding new levels to the game. There are around 29 unique characters so you’re never bored and have other characters to explore as well. To become the walking master, you need to have precision controls. Throughout the gameplay, you need to collect wild walkers.

While the idea behind the app might sound weird, the gameplay is quite fun and addictive. It’s worth a try and considering it’s a free game, you’ve got nothing to lose.

  • Multiple levels to explore
  • New level keeps on adding regularly
  • 29 unique characters to collect
  • fun and challenging title

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Downloads & Ratings: 10,000,000+ and 4.2 stars

App page: Download Walk Master on your Android device from Google Play Store

That’s it for this weekly edition. We’ll be back with more fun and interesting best free Android apps and games next week. Stay tuned for more columns like this.

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