Best lightweight Android Apps

Does you favourite app eats your data,slowing your smartphone or draining your battery ? Then why don’t you try some lightweight Android apps for tasks like social networking, managing emails, browsing etc…

Most of the popular Android apps like Facebook,Messenger,Gmail,Chrome etc eats a lot of our data along with battery, but we can solve this problem some extent.

Yes,as I already told using lite versions of apps in your Android smartphone can save your data and battery. Also, these apps are perfect for smartphones with low RAM.

Inshort, lite version of Android apps best suits for those whose :

  • device is being laggy and freezing all the time
  • phone always running out of space and can’t take photos or install new apps
  • device battery drains quicker than ever
  • internet connection speed is slow or having limited mobile data pack.

However, along with Android 8.1 Oreo Google released a new lightweight version of the Android operating system — Android Go, especially for devices with 512MB to 1GB of RAM. To provide fluid smartphone experience to every user Google also added a set of “Go version” of Google apps — lite version of Google apps — includes Google Go, Google Assistant Go, YouTube Go, Google Maps Go, Gmail Go, Gboard, Chrome, and the new Files Go. And interestingly some of these Go edition lite apps also work with other older versions of Android too.

Enough gibber gabber, here are some of the best lightweight Android apps that are going to help you :

Best Lightweight Android Apps :


1. Facebook Lite :

Official lite version app of Facebook which installs fast,loads fast and uses less data and controls battery drain. The UI of the app is quiet simple but features all essential tools make it a better Facebook app for low memory smartphones.

Facebook Lite
Facebook Lite
Developer: Facebook
Price: Free
  • Facebook Lite Screenshot
  • Facebook Lite Screenshot
  • Facebook Lite Screenshot
  • Facebook Lite Screenshot

2. Messenger Lite :

Yes of course its the lite version of Facebook Messenger. Facebook launched Messenger Lite recently, like Facebook Lite its also designed for 2G networks and areas with slow or unstable internet connections.

3. UC Browser Mini :

UC Browser Mini is the lite version of most famous browser app in Android. It’s a lightweight browser especially useful to users of Android phones with lower specs and less storage space, but still packed with great features.

4. Opera Mini :

Another most downloaded browser in Android, Opera Mini lets you do everything you want to online without wasting your data plan. It’s a fast, safe mobile web browser that saves you tons of data, and lets you download videos from social media.

Opera Mini - fast web browser
Opera Mini - fast web browser
Developer: Opera
Price: Free
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot
  • Opera Mini - fast web browser Screenshot

5. Camera360 Lite :

Camera360 Lite is a fully featured and completely free beauty camera app for Android. Also it is a lite version of Camera 360 with the smallest Package(4MB) – Light and run fast.  With this HD camera you can experience faster camera 360 function.

Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera
Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot
  • Camera360 Lite - Selfie Camera Screenshot

6. Picturen Lite :

Picturen Lite is the fastest gallery app available for Android. Picturen Lite supports a dedicated video player, inbuilt password protection feature, GIF playback and lots more.

Picturen Lite
Picturen Lite
Developer: SilenceCork
Price: Free
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot
  • Picturen Lite Screenshot

7. ap15 Launcher :

One of the best lightweight unique launcher available for Android. ap15 Launcher — focused on minimalism and efficiency with enough room for customization, is faster than any other launchers. ap15 automatically sort your favorite apps by their usage and display them in a stylish way on your home screen.

ap15 Launcher
ap15 Launcher
Price: Free+
  • ap15 Launcher Screenshot
  • ap15 Launcher Screenshot
  • ap15 Launcher Screenshot
  • ap15 Launcher Screenshot
  • ap15 Launcher Screenshot

8. myMail :

myMail keeps your mail securely in one place. It makes communication fast, light and mobile-friendly. It manage all your email accounts at once, Whether it’s Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, AOL, iCloud, Live, Exchange or GMX, myMail email client supports all major mail providers and any other IMAP or POP3-enabled mailbox.

9. 360 Security Lite:

360 Security Lite is the only all-in-one Android optimizer,speed booster, Battery saver and antivirus app that optimizes your background apps, manages the memory space, cleans junk(cache) files and extends your battery life, while keeping your device safe from virus and Trojans.

10. Twitter Lite :

Twitter Lite — a faster, data-friendly version of Twitter. The app loads quickly on 2G and 3G networks and also minimizes data usage by turning on data saver mode to download only the images or videos you want to see.

Twitter Lite
Twitter Lite
Developer: Twitter, Inc.
Price: To be announced
  • Twitter Lite Screenshot
  • Twitter Lite Screenshot
  • Twitter Lite Screenshot
  • Twitter Lite Screenshot
  • Twitter Lite Screenshot

11. Clean Master Lite :

Famous cache and junk file cleaning app now comes in smallest package(3.6MB) to accelerate your Android device. The app designed in a way to perform functions with lowest power consumption. Also Clean Master Lite is packed with all essential tools such as — Junk File Cleaner, Phone Booster, Battery Saver and a Powerful Antivirus.

12. Parallel Space Lite :

How about running multiple instance of your favourite app on your smartphone without worrying about battery and low RAM. We already know Parallel Space, but app is heavy for smartphones with lesss than 1GB of RAM. Interestingly developers came up with a solution for them too, yes Parallel Space Lite is here. Now you can use multiple WhatsApp, Facebook even games in your device without worrying about RAM usage.

Parallel Space Lite-Dual App
Parallel Space Lite-Dual App
Developer: LBE Tech
Price: Free+
  • Parallel Space Lite-Dual App Screenshot
  • Parallel Space Lite-Dual App Screenshot
  • Parallel Space Lite-Dual App Screenshot
  • Parallel Space Lite-Dual App Screenshot
  • Parallel Space Lite-Dual App Screenshot

13. LinkedIn Lite :

LinkedIn Lite — Lite android version of LinkedIn which is built to work efficiently even on slow internet connections takes minimal phone space, making sure your phone memory is saved.

LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking
LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking
Developer: LinkedIn
Price: To be announced
  • LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking Screenshot
  • LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking Screenshot
  • LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking Screenshot
  • LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking Screenshot
  • LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking Screenshot
  • LinkedIn Lite: Jobs and Networking Screenshot

14. Skype Lite :

Skype Lite is the new Skype slimed built to meet your daily messaging and video communication needs. It is small, fast, and capable to let you send free text messages and make voice & video calls even under limited network conditions.

Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat
Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat
  • Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat Screenshot
  • Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat Screenshot
  • Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat Screenshot
  • Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat Screenshot
  • Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat Screenshot
  • Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat Screenshot
  • Skype Lite - Free Video Call & Chat Screenshot

15. YouTube Go :

YouTube Go — the lightweight version of YouTube as a part of Android Go program lets you watch your favorite videos in limited data or a slow connection. The app sized 9.4 MB also comes with the feature to share videos between Android phones without using any data to transfer.

YouTube Go
YouTube Go
Developer: Google LLC
Price: To be announced
  • YouTube Go Screenshot
  • YouTube Go Screenshot
  • YouTube Go Screenshot
  • YouTube Go Screenshot
  • YouTube Go Screenshot

Other Lightweight Android Apps to Consider:

Lightweight Android Apps Description
16. Google Go Google Go makes discovering, exploring, and sharing the best of the web easy and fast.
17.  Gmail Go  Lite version of Gmail
18. Google Maps Go Google Maps Go is the lightweight Progressive Web App variation of the original Google Maps app. This version requires Chrome.
19. Line Lite  Smaller size compared to the regular one, but still the best for budget devices.
20. CM Security Lite  Lowest power consumption and lowest memory usage – exclusively designed for phones with memory less than 1GB.
21. Amazon Kindle Lite  Kindle Lite is the new lightweight app built specially for a great reading experience even on slow networks and with patchy connectivity.
 22. VideoShow Lite  This is the compact edition of Videoshow video editor, reduced size and optimized for all devices.

We will soon add more lightweight Android apps to this list. If you have a Android smartphone with less than 1GB RAM then you should install these apps to maintain performance of your device. As you know by using these lightweight Android apps, you may miss some superfluous features of the full-featured version, but that’s a price you’ll have to pay to make your budget smartphone work fluid and save mobile data.

If you know similar ultra fast low memory, battery saving apps comment below. And don’t forget to share the information with your friends.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Great tips, but mostly wothless for us who care about privacy and security in addition to keep bloat at a minimum.

    No mention of the awesome apps in the F-droid Free and Open Source repository??!!
    f-droid.org
    It even has an app called Yalp Store Which makes me independent of Play Store from Google! Better than Play!

    Try Metal for BOTH Twitter and FB in a light app.
    Try Ting Travel Tracker to keep GPS-tracks over a maps which never leave you phone (unless U decide).
    Try Red Moon to save yor night sleep and vision!
    Try Router66 or Blokada to reduce unnecessary traffic by ads and trackers!
    And many more…

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