Top 7 Free Android Apps In 2013

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By Vanessa Francisco | December 18, 2013 5:38 PM EST

Google's operating system is an open source that makes plenty fantastic Android apps. Most of the good stuff on Android are for free, thanks to the developers who work on it for love alone. Here's a list of the top free Android apps the users would be glad to install.

1.  Seesmic - There are many Twitter apps on Android and Twitter itself launch its own-brand app but users are still sticking with Seesmic. It offers support for multiple accounts and has a home page widget that shows the latest tweets in a fashionably sleek and professional design.

2. Facebook for Android - While Facebook for Android lacks in features compared to Facebook but it was recently updated to add support to the app, allowing the users to communicate in real time. The app is stable, simple and fast.

3. National Rail Enquiries - The third-party National Rail apps that is used to be free but now paid-for has launched its own free app, the National Rail Enquiries. It allows the users to check live train schedules to help plan their journeys and get notifications in case of delay. The app prompts the user to enter a home and work train station and repeatedly see the next available trains thereafter.

4. Outlook - Microsoft worked with developer SEVEN to create an official hotmail app for Android, giving users a clean, simple interface, push notification support and multiple hotmail account management within the app. It is a useful option for those whose email needs haven't been assimilated by Google yet.

5. Layar - The augmented reality app Layar recently went commercial with its online shop that allows users to purchase AR content such as local house price apps, travel guides and more. The users can still use numerous free Layers to pop up data over real-world locations for a fun futuristic experience.

6. WordPress for Android - This app started as an independent creation before WordPress decided to buy it, hiring the creator to develop it in-house. WordPress for Android is feature-packed with the latest version offering complete integration with other apps, letting the users spin content and send it to the app directly for easy updating. However, it would even be better with more image insertion tools.

7. Google Goggles - This app is a bit of novelty that lets the users take photos with Google analyzing them, returning with a search results page for what it thinks you're searching for. The app mainly uses a QR code reader.    

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