There are often free alternatives to paid apps, as there are a lot of Android apps out there so there are bound to be repeats. There are also three apps on this list that have a free version of their own app. Here are the ten best free alternatives to the most used paid Android apps.
Best Free Alternatives to Paid Android Apps
1. Beautiful Widgets Pro with Free App
This is a free version of the paid Beautiful Widgets Pro app. The paid version gives you more options with regards to your widgets. If you like lots of widget customizations and themes, then you can always upgrade to the paid version at a later date.
2. PowerAMP with Winamp
There is a more popular paid version of Winamp, but you can find a free version too and it has a lot of the features that PowerAMP makes you pay for. There is also a free version of the desktop Winamp, which means you can synchronize with your desktop version and your Android version. It is a good little app for playing music, and you get lots with the free version that makes it worth the download.
3. Asphalt 8: Airborne with Raging Thunder and/or GT racing
These are two free games that you can try as opposed to playing the Asphalt 8: Airborne game. They have a similar dynamic and theme, but are not the same game. Anything too similar is going to look like a direct rip-off or a poor quality version. Still, many people like the Raging thunder and GT racing games, so they are worth a shot for free.
4. Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour with Modern War – World Domination
There are a lot of games similar to these that you can play online on a desktop computer, and there are quite a few versions that you can play on the Android operating system too. However, if you were looking for a real alternative to Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour then you should try the Modern War – World Domination game, as they are very similar.
5. Minecraft with Survivalcraft
If you want to spend hours of your time playing a game, then why not play one for free. Minecraft is a very popular arcade game that you can get on the Android operating system. The SurvivalCraft app is not a rip off of the Minecraft game, but it does appeal to the sort of person who likes the Minecraft games (with the added benefit of it being free).
6. Nova Launcher Prime with Nova Launcher Free
This is not the only app on this list that has a free alternative. Nova Launcher is an app that has a very good free alternative that you should seriously consider before you buy the full version. It allows you to change how your Android looks, and if you are looking to change the appearance of your Android then this is all you need. If you require a lot more customization then you can invest in the paid version at a later date.
7. Titanium Backup Pro with Link2SD and Switch Me
You have to use these two free apps if you want to get the same effect and functions as the Titanium backup pro. The Link2SD app will convert your user apps to system apps. The Switch Me app will allow you to switch between user profiles at one time. You cannot really get a free version of Titanium backup pro on the market, but these two apps do most of the work for free.
8. Angry Birds Star Wars II with Angry Birds Star Wars
This poses a troubling problem, because if you really like the first Star Wars version, then you are likely to go for the more popular second version which is a paid version. The second version only costs less than a dollar, but you may as well try the free version (which is the first version) before moving on to the paid version.
9. SwiftKey Keyboard with SwiftKey Keyboard free
This is just the free version of the current software. The fact is that the Swiftkey keyboard has a free version to its best selling paid version. It is not as well reviewed as the paid version, but that is to be expected. With the free version you are given all the access you need to the basic functions of the keyboard app, and you can always upgrade to the paid version at a later date if you wish.
10. TuneIn Radio Pro with Internet Radio
There are always apps like this, where they have lots of paid versions and lots of free versions. The trick is to find the free version that offers almost as much as the paid versions. That is where you can make this compromise. You can avoid paying for the TuneIn Radio Pro app and you can try the Internet Radio free app.
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