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Android apps

Fancy getting your hands on a few free apps for your Android smartphone?

There’s a wide range of great free Android apps out there on the Google Play store. Got an interview or a phone call you’d like to record (with permission, of course, if required)? Call Recorder – ACR starts working when you answer, and ends when you hang up, and is one of the best free solutions for recording in terms of quality.

Working on some Microsoft documents like Word or Excel? Microsoft’s Office Android offering is completely free, optimised for small screens.

If you use your phone to keep yourself occupied during the daily commute, or when you’re relaxing in the evening, keep your mental faculties sharp with Chess Free (if you don’t mind the adverts) or Universal Book Reader, a great user-friendly book-reading app.

Into your fitness? Up by Jawbone allows you to build a bigger picture of your health, and you don’t even need the fitness band – just manually input details like food intake and sleep schedules.

And, if you’re seeking inspiration, TED Talks’ official Android app view the entire TED Talks library, and you can also download videos to watch offline later.

Finally, IF is a highly interesting task automation app that allows you to create connections between other apps, like Facebook, Twitter or Gmail, based on cause and effect. For example, you can set up a connection so that if you take a photograph, it will be immediately saved to your Dropbox folder. Or, if you arrive at work, you can set it so that a message will be automatically sent to your partner or family letting them know you’re at work.

When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.