Free Apps Friday: Manage Your Contacts, Chemical References, Sweep Your Phone

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.


FullContact for free From the publisher's description: "Tap into the power of FullContact from your Android device to easily access the contact information and insights you need to make connections on the go."

Boomerang from Instagram From the publisher's description: "Design inspired by the diagrammatic representation of graph. Enjoy the inventive concept of first ever graphical clock wrapped with a simple yet elegant design."

Vaniday - Beauty Booking App From the publisher's description: "Whatever you want, we’ve got it! Choose from a huge array of salon services. Fancy a massage at your local spa? Do you want to try your hand at being a yoga bunny? Or are you a Pilates person? Chipped a nail? Book your manicure last minute. We’re always here for you to make your beauty booking a breeze!"

Emoji Keyboard Pro Smiley Kika From the publisher's description: "Aiming to make your typing fun and fast, Emoji Keyboard Pro Smiley Kika☺ is a smart android keyboard app developed by Kika team. It provides loads of cool emojis, emoticons, stickers, GIFs, themes for users to communication and express themselves across any paltform like SMS, Whatsapp, facebook, messenger, instagram,snapchat etc."

My Mixtapez Music & Mixtapes: FREE! From the publisher's description: "Phone Booster and Power Saver, Junk Remover, File Cleaner and Mobile Security."


Chemio - A Student's Chemical Reference From the publisher's description: "Interactive periodic table, solubility table, molar mass calculator and the 3D widget for designing electron configuration of atom. The most necessary chemical references for students in the one neat app - it's Chemio!"

Assembly - Graphic design for everyone From the publisher's description: "FREE FOR A LIMITED TIME. Assembly is the easiest most powerful design tool on the App Store. Create anything you can imagine like beautiful logos, characters, icons and illustrative scenes immediately. Professional level tools in a simple package that anyone can design with."

FullContact From the publisher's description: "FullContact is your unified address book, giving you a complete picture of your contacts from your phone and social networks. "

Declara: FREE! From the publisher's description: "With the Declara app you can discover, curate, and share articles that you enjoy everyday. The app intelligently connects you to collections, articles, and people so you spend less time searching – and more time engaging."

The Christmas Gift List - Holiday Shopping List From the publisher's description: "The Christmas Gift List is an absolute must-have for the upcoming holiday season! This handy app offers everything you will ever need to create a list of people whom you can’t leave without gifts, make a list of gifts you are going to buy and keep your Christmas budget under control."

Google Keep: FREE! From the publisher's description: "Need to remember to pick up some groceries? Set a location-based reminder to pull up your grocery list right when you get to the store. Need to finish a to-do? Set a time-based reminder to make sure you never miss a thing."

Office To PDF From the publisher's description: "Convert your word, excel, or powerpoint files to PDF! Office To PDF is a universal iOS app for both iPhone and iPad that will convert your existing MS Office files to PDF. After conversion, files can be viewed, printed, emailed, stored in iCloud, or sent to any other app that accepts PDFs."

Windows Phone

Phototastic Collage From the publisher's description: "Create fantastic looking collages of your photos with Phototastic! The app packed with unlimited possibilities for creating your perfect photo collage. Keep it simple using a classic design or get fancy with our one of our uniquely designed templates."

Office Lens From the publisher's description: "Office Lens trims, enhances and makes pictures of whiteboards and docs readable, and saves them to OneNote. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files too."

Cool Tiles From the publisher's description: "It has more than 50 tools and shortcuts. You can pin tools to start screen, and you can use your photos the tile."

Storage Cleaner Pro From the publisher's description: "The users of Windows for PC know the cache -temporary files- will occupy a lot of the space of your disks and they used to clean the cache now and then.It is similar in Windows Phone.The cache will occupy the space of your disks more an more,but the space of your phone is far more less than your PC and it is harder to clean the cache of your phone."


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