As the growth of the smartphone shows no signs of slowing, more and more of us rely on applications or apps for so many things. From checking the latest news headlines, the weather forecast to checking traffic, social media or games, apps are a huge part of life. And the Google Play store is one of the main places to find the latest apps, with millions of different apps available. A very larger proportion of these are free of charge so this means you can do a lot, without spending any money. Here are four of the top free apps to help you make the most of your smartphone.

Practical stuff – Google Drive Suite

Many of us will have grown up using Microsoft Office for spreadsheets, word processing and much more. But the Google Drive Suite is a free version that offers comparable software and even better storage that also allow seamless interconnection between your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer.

Within the suite is the ever-useful Google Docs that is ideal for note making, writing an email draft or any other word processing job. Google Photos is designed to hold all of your photos and allows you to reduce the burden of all those selfies on your smartphone’s memory. Google Drive itself is a storage system where you can store documents of all kinds.

Security conscious – LastPass

Getting hacked might seem like something that only happens to big corporations or famous people but unfortunately this isn’t the case. Most of the hacking cases involve ordinary people who have used poor internet security or practices and left their accounts vulnerable. One of the biggest failing is reusing passwords across various sites – so if one gets hacked, they all go. One of the best ways to avoid this is to download LastPass.

Like its name suggests, LastPass is a password software vault. With a single master password, it stores all of your passwords in one place. It is free to use on your smartphone and you can pay to upgrade and coordinate it with your laptop. It can also generate hard to hack passwords made from letters and numbers that further increases your security.

Relaxation – Casino Pokies Online

Having a bit of fun with your smartphone is a great way to relax and one area that we all enjoy is a spot of online gambling in a casino. But how do you know which casino would be best and which is totally secure? offers a range of casinos apps and websites that are secure and have a great range of games to enjoy. You can read through the reviews and find the one that suits you without having to be concerned about substandard apps or unsafe security.

If you like your mobile casinos a little more serious, the website also offers real money banking for casinos so you know your cash is safe while you have a little online fun.

Keeping healthy – MyFitnessPal

Keeping track of health and fitness issues is a great use for a smartphone but can involve flicking between various apps and in-built features. MyFitnessPal is an all-in-one app that lets you keep track of things such as how many calories you have eaten while integrating with other fitness apps to save you flicking from one to another. It includes the ability to scan barcodes for nutritional information, keep a calories database and even create your own cookbook to list the meals that work best for your dietary needs and aims. There are over 5,000,000 foods on the database and a recipe importer feature too.