Best Free Android Apps and Games of the Week: WellPaper, Privacy Dashboard, Modern Warships & More!


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We’re back with yet another edition of our weekly column Best Free Android Apps and Games. After a small pause due to unfortunate circumstances, the series is back up again with more exciting, interesting, and fun apps. This time we’re looking at the 11th edition of the column. As usual, it’s going to be a mix of productivity, privacy, customization, and addictive games.

Without any further ado, let’s jump right into the listicle and explore the best free Android apps and games.

Best Free Android Apps and Games of the Week [11th Edition]

1. CountThings from Photos

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We’re kickstarting this new edition with an AI-based exciting application called CountThings from Photos. As the name suggests, the app allows you to count things automatically by just using the device’s camera. It’s quite simple actually. Suppose you want to count a lot of coins. All you need to do is open up the app, choose the coins template and take a photo. The app will take care of all the mathematics and will churn out a result which is the total of the coins.

There are a plethora of counting templates in the store. We’re talking about generic counting to high precision logs counting. The aim behind CountThings from Photos is to automate the counting process. Of course, it’s going to be more useful if you’re dealing with large quantities of items. With that said, it’s still a fun app to give a try and play around with it by exploring more templates.

Sadly, the app is not completely free. You can keep using the demo templates forever but to use the entire catalog, you would have to shell out some money out of the pocket.

Price: Free (in-app purchases)

Downloads: 500,000+

Link to Download: Head over to Google Play Store to download the app right away

2. One Swipe Notes

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If you’re an iPad or Mac user, then you know the quick notes feature allowing users to quickly create notes by simply swiping from the bottom right corner. Well, thanks to the massive Android community, the same feature is now available on the platform. Developed by Yogesh Dama, One Swipe Notes servers exactly the same purpose.

One Swipe Notes will add a side gesture to your screen allowing you to simply swipe over it to access the floating notes. Since it’s a floating nature, you can quickly take notes from any screen no matter what you’re doing. For instance, let’s assume you’re on a phone call and you suddenly need to jot some important info. Instead of looking for a pen and paper, you can swipe the bar and take notes. It’s that easy.

After taking the notes, you can of course add some extra functionalities to it within the app. For instance, you can set reminders, color-code each note, and more. Of course, you can also control the gestures and bar such as position, color, size, thickness, and transparency.

Price: Free (in-app purchases)

Downloads: 10,000+

Link to Download: Head over to Google Play Store to download the app right away

3. Privacy Dashboard

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With people focussing more on privacy, the Android community is finding unique ways to help you achieve your privacy goals easily. We have already discussed numerous privacy-related apps in the past columns so if you’re interested, you might want to check them out as well. Back to the present, Privacy Dashboard showcases the apps that accessing your privacy permission without telling you.

The app gives you a timeline view of access to location, microphone, and camera. From the user experience point of view, the app brings forth a beautiful, clean, and minimal user interface. Privacy Dashboard also gives you privacy indicators meaning you don’t have to use additional app for that purpose. The app delivers 24-hour statistics of all the apps using permissions.

The app also offers a detailed view of permission and app usage which is also a nice addition. Of course, Privacy Dashboard itself needs some permission to work perfectly. We’re looking at Accessibility Setting and Location Access. The developer was kind enough to make the application open-source meaning it is completely free and will remain so. To top things off, there are no advertisements or popups whatsoever and we always appreciate that in our best free Android apps and games listicle.

Price: Free

Downloads: 1,000+

Link to Download: Head over to Google Play Store to download the app right away

4. Buoy – Pimp Your Battery Saver

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Buoy is an Android battery saver application that you don’t know you need unless you try it. Every Android smartphone comes with a built-in battery saver feature. But the thing is it’s not configurable or customizable out of the box. That’s where Buoy comes into the play. Buoy allows you to control various aspects of your device to save more battery. You can turn certain features on and off as per your preferences.

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You have multiple profiles namely Light, Moderate, High, and Extreme. Furthermore, you can either use the pre-defined configurations or change them according to your preferences. You can advertise power saver to other apps letting them know which kind of profile is active. You can control vibrations, animations, sound triggers, night mode, data savers, firewalls, and much more. There are some other options such as quick doze, optional sensors, force background check, force apps to standby, and a few more.

 

All of this combined can give you the freedom to control your battery-saving modes just the way you want them to do. Well, the app is not free. I know I know if it’s not free, then what is it doing here. It’s one of those apps that are extremely useful and worth every single penny. There are a plethora of free battery savers but I found them to be more of bloatware than useful.

Price: $1 (approx)

Downloads: 500+

Link to Download: Head over to Google Play Store to download the app right away

5. WellPaper

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WellPaper is a very unique wallpaper application that kinda falls into the live wallpaper territory. The app uses data visualization to create a live wallpaper for you. You can think of WellPaper as a Digital Wellbeing wallpaper. It tracks your smartphone usage across various categories such as Games, Information & Business, Entertainment, and more. As per your usage, the app will change the content of your wallpaper with each color representing a different category and the area the time you spend on that category.

Sounds not so good but it’s quite a nice addition to your wallpaper collection. Personally, I find it quite useful to be able to quickly glance at my smartphone usage right from the home screen. WellPaper offers three different designs – composition, glow, and radial. Unlike most live wallpapers out there, WellPaper is battery efficient since it updates when your device is unlocked that is why it’s a “kinda” live wallpaper.

If you’re looking to get something useful out of your wallpaper, then WellPaper is your close bet to do it. Thanks to it uniqueness, it made its way to our best free Android apps and games listicle.

Price: Free

Downloads: 100,000+

Link to Download: Head over to Google Play Store to download the app right away

6. Reckless Getaway 2

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In a Reckless Getaway 2 Android game, you try to escape the law and that is not going to be easy. To top the most-wanted list, you need to keep surviving by dodging the heat and of course, try not to die. If you don’t like to be a part of a car chase, then you can also free-roam. To keep things interesting, there are loads of epic cars that you can unlock. The controls of the game are also quite simple.

After spending a good amount of time with this game, things might seem repetitive and a tad bit boring. With that said, if you haven’t tried out this game at all, then you should definitely give it a try. Apart from the gameplay experience, the game throws a limited number of advertisements which is always a good thing. For a solid number of days, the game will keep you in an endless loop.

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Downloads: 5,000,000+

Link to Download: Head over to Google Play Store to download the app right away

7. Modern Warships: Sea Battle Online

Looking for an epic online sea battle game, Modern Warships is what you might want to install on your Android smartphone. It’s a realistic online action game where you can fight with your friends. You will become a captain of modern battleships. The developers have done an impressive job of bringing lifelike real battleships to the title which makes the experience even more fun.

Apart from various battleships, there is a wide range of weapons such as missiles, rockets, machine guns, and more. To top things off, you’ll be able to pilot deck helicopters and fighter jets as well. It’s an online PvP battle title that also hosts weekly tournaments with in-game prizes. If you’re into battleships, then you should give it a try — get yourself immerse in top-notch graphics.

Price: Free (offers in-app purchases)

Downloads: 1,000,000+

Link to Download: Head over to Google Play Store to download the app right away

Conclusion

With that out of the way, we will now be concluding our latest edition of the best free Android apps and games of the week. In this edition, we have discussed a privacy-oriented app, a unique wallpaper app, a realistic PvP multiplayer game along with some other exciting stuff. For the first time ever, we decided to include a paid application just because it works exceptionally well and there’s no free alternative to it.

Looking for more such amazing Android apps and games? Stay tuned for the next edition that will arrive next week. Till then, you can check out our previous editions.

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