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Top 5 Best Utility Apps for Android Smartphones

The Android smartphones come with tons of feature like a compass, flashlight, calculator and many more. If you are thinking to have more utility features on your smartphone, then there are lots of apps available on the Play Store, which can boost your Android experience. Here we listed out the top 5 best utility apps that available for free on Google Play Store.

AppLock

AppLock

The AppLock is a security app that locks anything on your device. It is one of the best apps for keeping your private information secure even while your friend borrows your smartphone or if your kids are playing games. With the app; you can lock pretty much anything like SMS, contacts, apps, settings, and calls. It can also hide your images and videos from the gallery and move them into a vault that can only be accessed with a lock code. The apps can be locked at a particular time or based on your location. It has some extra features like Random Keyboard, Cover and Hide AppLock options that can improve your security.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Google Goggles

Google Goggles

Google Goggles is a search app that uses an image as the source. It can scan the barcode to give you the product information or QR code for extracting information. It can read the text on any surface and translate it into other languages.

You can add the contact with all the details mentioned on the business card by just scanning it with Google Goggles. The app can recognize famous landmarks, paintings, books, DVDs and many more.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Google Translate

Google Translate

Another Google app to be on the Top 5 list is the Google Translate; it is the best translation app available in the Play Store. You can Translate by giving inputs via voice, camera, keyboard or even handwriting. What’s more interesting is that it works without an internet connection. It can even spoke out the translated words that can be very useful when you’re travelling to foreign places without knowing their local languages.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Speedtest.net

Speedtest.net

The Speedtest.net is probably the most popular speed test app. It categorizes the speed in 3 different types – Ping, Download, and Upload. In the results tab, you can see all the previous results based on the type of connection, time, download, upload or ping.

It’s good to see whether you are getting the expected speed that was promised by your ISP. You get a choice to select different location servers, although, it is best recommended that you select a server close to your place that way you’ll get more accurate results.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

Antivirus & Security – Avast

Mobile Security & Antivirus

An Antivirus & Security app is what you need to safeguard your device from malware, virus or even from theft. This is an ultimate utility app if you’re the ith concerned security of your device. The Anti-theft feature in the app allows you to lock or wipe the data remotely through the website, and even you can locate the device. It allows you to backups all the data including all the media files and settings. Geo-fencing is a nifty feature if you set a specific perimeter, and whenever the phone moves out from the specified distance, the phone perform certain actions like activating siren, sending location, and even locking the device. Head over to our top 5 lists for security apps, if you’re looking for more options.

Price: Free

Download: Google Play Store

By Vishal Toshiwal on Thursday 18th of Jun 2015


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