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13 Free and Useful Android Applications

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 13 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

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, Israelís 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

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

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.


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

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

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