Are you looking to make your smartphone or tablet more useful? Each week, we collect the latest productivity apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone; all of which are 100 per cent free! Here are this week's highlights.
This is a hand-picked list of free apps we've noticed this week while assembling our regular App Deals roundup of new and discounted apps. We haven't reviewed them and we don't endorse them. As with the main App Deals column, apps can stop being free at a moment's notice if they're discounted, so grab them quickly if you're interested.
Screenshot Snap From the publisher's description: "Snap for Android is a fully-fledged mobile application to capture, edit and share screenshots and images on your Android device. Capture screen contents, take photos with your built-in camera or simply load existing images and add stylable arrows, shapes, stamps and texts to get your point across."
UC Browser for Android From the publisher's description: "UC Browser for Android gives you a fast all-in-one web experience - an excellent Searching, Browsing, Downloading, Video, Gaming, Shopping and Social Sharing experience at the fastest speeds!"
The Cleaner From the publisher's description: "The Cleaner lets you boost your Android’s speed, clean out junk, free up storage and uninstall malicious apps to optimize your device, increase your security and make you the clean master of your mobile domain."
HD Video Downloader From the publisher's description: "This app is which can download all of the videos on the Internet. Save videos which you want to watch in your phone fast and simply."
MyRadar Weather Radar From the publisher's description: "MyRadar is a fast, easy-to-use, no-frills application that displays animated weather radar around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. Just start the app, and your location pops up with animated weather!"
Weather & Clock Widget Android From the publisher's description: "Provides detailed weather for all cities worldwide, searches your address and locates cities quickly, and provides the current temperature, current weather condition, humidity, pressure and wind speed and direction, in addition, five, ten days and hourly weather forecast."
Night Vision Spy Camera From the publisher's description: "This application lets you see in the dark and maximizes your device's camera. Automatic adjustment of image to improve visibility in low light environments. Take photos even in low light environments."
Peek Calendar From the publisher's description: "Peek is a quick and simple to use calendar for your iPhone. It is designed to be glanceable and intuitive. Peek presents the essentials in a easy to understand manner, without overwhelming you with data you might not need for an on-the-go experience."
Noon Pacific From the publisher's description: "Noon Pacific is a weekly mixtape of the best songs handpicked from the best music blogs. Discover new music with 10 new songs delivered to your phone every Monday, at Noon (Pacific Time)."
Harbour Master From the publisher's description: "Relax and let the sounds of the sea transport you far away. You are the Harbour Master in a busy harbour. Direct boats into the docks, watch them unload their cargo, and direct them off the screen. But be careful not to let the boats crash, and watch out for the pirates, monsters, and cyclones!"
Steel Guitar From the publisher's description: "Combining a large collection of unique guitars, all-new realtime effects and amps processing, and a playing surface more expressive than ever, Steel Guitar is easily the most realistic sounding guitar on iOS."
Over From the publisher's description: "Over is the app for adding text and artwork to your photos. Designed with mobile creatives in mind, Over features standard and custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork combined with a sleek design, easy-to-use functionality, and immediate sharing ability."
alcoholic drink recipes From the publisher's description: "Over 6,000 drink recipes to choose from! Choose and make up your favourite alcoholic drinks. For any drinks you have a particular taste for, make sure you select those as a Favourite using the menu bar. Remember, drink responsibly."
Start Backgrounds HD+ From the publisher's description: "Start Backgrounds HD+ is an ultimate collections of thousands of background images for all Windows Phone devices. Each image has been carefully selected and well optimized for Windows Phone start screen you can also set image as lock screen and share to friends or in social media."
Easy Gym & Fitness From the publisher's description: "If you want to do fitness and gym and if you set a goal to gain muscle mass, lose weight, become stronger or just tone up, the Easy Gym & Fitness application will be your unexpendable assistant in that. The main aim of the application is simple: to provide you with all information required for the achievement of the wanted results."
Arena From the publisher's description: "Arena Player is a media player for Windows Phone dedicated to users who do not waste practicality and ease of use of your favorite songs."
MeTweets From the publisher's description: "MeTweets is a Twitter client that goes beyond just Twitter. With a simple and easy-to-use interface it is perfect for beginners, yet it offers all features a power user would need."