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33 Free and Useful Android Applications

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Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google. It is installed on smartphones and tablets. My Samsung 3 cellphone uses the Android operating system. There are thousands of free Android applications at the Google store. Below are 33 free and useful programs that I recommend. Several of the programs are supported by ads and some have ad-free paid versions. I use the free versions. After each application description is a link to its download page.
Note to Apple users: Many of these applications are also available for Apple iOS devices.


Israeli food price comparison application including barcode scanner. The application is written in Hebrew but it is very easy to use. If you do not know Hebrew, let a friend just install it for you. The application lets you easily scan in the barcodes of the food packages in your kitchen and you can add each item to your shopping list. You can check the price range of each product and see which supermarkets near you are the cheapest per item or the whole shopping list.
Another use: If you are having trouble finding an item in an unfamiliar store, you can show the store employee a photo with description of the product you are looking for.

Google id=il.co.PriceZ.android

WhatsApp Messenger

WhatsApp Messenger is a free messaging app available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your phone's Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fi, as available) to let you message and call friends and family. Use WhatsApp to send and receive messages, calls, photos, videos, documents, and Voice Messages.

Google id=com.whatsapp


Moovit is a public transit app and mapping service which features trip planning, live arrival and departure times, up-to-date line schedules, local station maps, service alerts, and advisories that may affect one's current trip. I use the application all the time when I travel by bus.

Google id=com.tranzmate

Google Maps

Google Maps is a web mapping service developed by Google. It offers satellite imagery, street maps, 360° panoramic views of streets (Street View), real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), and route planning for traveling by foot, car, bicycle (in beta), or public transportation.

Google id=com.google.android.apps.maps

Waze - GPS Maps and Traffic

Waze is the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic & road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all. Just by driving with Waze open, you're already contributing tons of real-time traffic information to your local community. You can also actively report accidents, police traps and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts along your route and find the cheapest gas prices around you shared by the community. Plus, you can add friends, send locations or keep others posted on your arrival time.

Google id=com.waze


Magen David Adom, Israel’s national emergency medical response service, has released a sophisticated mobile app that significantly streamlines the process of locating and reaching Israelis in distress. Available in the Google and Apple app stores in Israel only, My MDA lets users press a button to contact EMTs and paramedics operating MDA dispatch centers. Information such as the caller's location and medical record is securely transmitted and displayed to the dispatcher.

Google id=il.org.mda.mymada

Red Color (Tzeva Adom)

Provides real-time alerts when missiles or rockets are fired into Israel. (Hebrew)

Google id=com.kobisnir.redcolor

Meuchedet Health Fund Application

Uses same user and password as their website. (Hebrew)

Google id=com.applicat.meuchedet

Terufah to Go

Information about over-the-counter drugs (Hebrew)

Google id=com.onoapps.isradrugregistery


Gmail is an easy to use email app that saves you time and keeps your messages safe. Get your messages instantly via push notifications, read and respond online and offline, and find any message quickly.

Google id=com.google.android.gm

Google Chrome Browser

Google Chrome is a fast, easy to use, and secure web browser. Designed for Android, Chrome brings you personalized news articles, quick links to your favorite sites, downloads, and Google Search and Google Translate built-in.

Google id=com.android.chrome

Israel Channel 20 News (Hebrew)

Israeli Channel 20 News Station with notifications on breaking news (Hebrew)

Google id=com.gaiamobile.channel20

Israel News Channel (Hebrew)

Israeli TV News Station (12+13) with notifications on breaking news (Hebrew)

Google id=com.channel2.mobile.ui

Israel Hayom English

Israel Hayom is the most widely-read printed newspaper in Israel.

Google id=com.opentech.israeltoday

Jerusalem Post

News from Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World

Google id=jpost.webActivity

Google News and Weather

Your comprehensive and personalised view of headline stories and local news & weather. Coverage from 75,000 publications. Tune your layout with any of 60 country-specific editions, homescreen widgets and personalised news sections.

Google id=com.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidget


With Spotify, you have access to a world of music. You can listen to artists and albums, or create your own playlist of your favorite songs. Want to discover new music? Choose a ready-made playlist that suits your mood or get personalized recommendations.

Jacob Richman's Hebrew Song List on Spotify

Google id=com.spotify.music

TuneIn Radio

Listen to your favorite radio stations for free with TuneIn Radio. With over 100,000 stations, TuneIn has the largest free selection of sports, news, music and talk radio from around the world.

Hebrew Radio Stations
via TuneIn Radio Phone App (or your computer)

Reshet Bet

Reshet Gimmel

Galgalatz (IDF)

Galei Zahal (IDF)

Arutz 2000 (National Religious)

Jerusalem Radio 101 FM

Radio Tel Aviv 102 FM

103 FM

Kan 88

Kol Ha'Musica

IDC Radio (Herzliya campus)

Israel Dance Radio

Radio Kol Hai (Haredi / National) Religious)

Kol-Barama (Haredi)

Kan Tarbut (culture)

Kan REKA (Russian)

Nachum Segal Network (US English includes Hebrew songs)

Weekly Israeli Podcasts in Hebrew or English

The Israel Hour with Josh Shron

Google id=tunein.player

Accuradio (music and audio)

AccuRadio offers 1,000+ free customizable music radio channels, unlimited skips, wide variety, and less repetition. Choose from more than 50 different genres of music: rock, pop, jazz, country, classical, electronic, holidays, alternative, comedy, and more. You can customize each channel with unlimited skips, by banning artists and songs you don't like, and by rating the music to influence what you hear.

Google id=com.slipstream.accuradio

Speechnotes - Speech To Text

SpeechNote allows you to use your voice to record your thoughts. Your notes are converted into text automatically allowing you to locate them quickly, review, and use as the basis of an email or tweet.

Google id=co.speechnotes.speechnotes

Fast Notepad

A very simple notepad to type plain text and save.

Google id=com.fastnotepad.notes

Speedtest by Ookla

Internet speed and performance test

Google id=org.zwanoo.android.speedtest


4G WiFi Maps & Speed Test. Find Signal & Data Now

By using the app you help crowdsource data - automatically adding networks and wifis to the database. You can turn the feature off.

Google id=com.staircase3.opensignal


Share updates and photos, engage with friends and Pages, and stay connected to communities important to you.

Google id=com.facebook.katana


Instagram is a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments. Follow your friends and family to see what they’re up to, and discover accounts from all over the world that are sharing things you love.

Google id=com.instagram.android

Google Translate

Translate between 103 languages

Google id=com.google.android.apps.translate

Morfix - Hebrew English Translator

Comprehensive and accurate English Hebrew and Hebrew English dictionary and translation free app.

Google id=com.official.morfix

CalJ Jewish Calendar

Jewish to secular date conversion and vice-versa
Dates of the festivals and events, for any year
Parasha of the week
Rosh Chodesh
Shabbat times
Everyday zmanim
Bircas haMazon
Birthdays and Memorials

Google id=net.calj.android

HebDate Hebrew Calendar

HebDate is a full Hebrew (Jewish) & Secular Calendar (Luach). Full month views for Hebrew and Secular calendars. You can view any date since creation.
View Day, Week, & Agenda.
Full Android Scheduling Calendar. View and Edit Events.
Chagim, Daf Yomi, and More.
Zmanim for all locations.
Widget that can be added to the home screen.
Countdown timer for all Zmanim.
In-app subscription available for removal of banner ads.

Google id=com.lionscribe.hebdate

On Your Way Yesod (Uvelechtecha Baderech)

Virtual Library of Jewish books. I use the siddurim section when I do not have access to a printed siddur. The full application includes: TaNaCh (Bible) with all the classic commentators; Mishna with the commentaries of Bartenura and Tosfot Yom Tov; Talmud (Gemara) with the commentaries of Rashi and Tosfot; Midrash Raba, Midrash Tanchuma and Yalkut Shimoni. Several versions of Siddurim

Google id=oyw.tnc


Sefaria delivers 3,000 years of Jewish texts (Torah, Tanakh, Mishnah, Talmud, and more) to your smartphone. All texts in the library are available in Hebrew along with a growing body of English translations. Search by keyword or browse the table of contents to explore texts, translations, and commentaries.

Google id=org.sefaria.sefaria

Lexulous Word Game

Beat players at the easier levels first and then get a go at the toughest word game players in the world!

Google id=com.lexulous.Lexulous

Scrabble (Electronic Arts)

Get a game of Scrabble going with just about anyone - or play solo against the computer!

Google id=com.ea.game.scrabblemattel_bv

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