Does your favourite app eat your data, slow your smartphone or drain your battery? Then why don’t you try some lite Android apps for tasks like social networking, managing emails, browsing, etc…
Most of the popular Android apps like Facebook, Messenger, Gmail, Chrome, etc eat a lot of our data along with the battery, but we can solve this problem to some extent.
Yes, as I already told using lightweight versions of apps on your Android smartphone can save your data and battery. Also, these apps are perfect for smartphones with low RAM.
In short, the lite version of Android apps best suits those whose :
- the 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 has a 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 a fluid smartphone experience to every user Google also added a set of “Go version” of Google apps — a lite version of Google apps — including 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 Lite Android Apps :
1. Facebook Lite
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 quite simple but features all essential tools that make it a better Facebook app for low memory smartphones.
2. Facebook Messenger Lite
A fast and data-efficient messaging app to reach the people in your life. Facebook Messenger Lite installs quickly as it’s less than 10MB to download. the app saves data. It loads fast, runs efficiently and uses less mobile data.
3. Instagram Lite
Instagram Lite is a small, fast app that works on all networks. Experience INSTA’s finest features, such as connecting with friends, sharing what you’re up to, and seeing what others across the world are up to.
4. imo Lite
imo Lite is a compact app that is only 6MB in size resulting superfast app installation and less storage space utilisationn. With imo Lite you can enjoy lag-free communication with everyone as the app is designed for 2G networks, slow and unstable network connections.
5. Aloha Browser Lite
Aloha Browser Lite is one of the best anonymous browsers coming with an in-built free VPN to enable private browsing on your Android smartphone. The lite version of Aloha is a superfast, free, full-featured web browser that provides maximum privacy and security without annoying ads. With free unlimited VPN, Aloha Browser is taking your Internet freedom and security to the next level.
6. UC Browser Mini
UC Browser Mini is the lite version of the most famous browser app in Android, still, it is one of the apps you should uninstall from your device because of its spying nature. 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.
7. 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.
8. Turbo VPN Lite
Turbo VPN Lite is a totally free lightweight VPN that saves space on your mobile device. The programme is simple to use and can be used to unblock websites while also protecting your privacy and WiFi hotspot security.
9. tTorrent Lite
tTorrent Lite is without a doubt the best and fastet torrent (P2P) downloading client for Android smartphones. Large files, such as free movies, free music albums, free software programmes, free MP3 files, and other entertainment media, can be downloaded quickly to your phone or tablet.
10. 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 runs fast. With this HD camera, you can experience a faster camera 360 functions.
11. ap15 Launcher
One of the best lightweight unique launchers available for Android. ap15 Launcher — focused on minimalism and efficiency with enough room for customization, is faster than any other launcher. ap15 automatically sort your favorite apps by their usage and display them in a stylish way on your home screen.
12. 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.
13. Total Cleaner Lite
Total Cleaner Lite is packed with all essential tools such as — junk file cleaner, phone booster, battery saver, and game booster. It let you find and clear junk to free up space with a cleaner app and relieve RAM to get more processing power with a booster app. The lightweight Android version has the lowest power consumption and lowest memory usage – exclusively designed for phones with memory less than 1GB.
14. Parallel Space Lite
How about running multiple instances of your favourite app on your smartphone without worrying about the battery and low RAM. We already know Parallel Space, but the app is heavy for smartphones with less 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.
15. TikTok Lite
TikTok Lite is a smaller and speedier version of the TikTok you know and love. It is designed to provide the best performance on slow networks while also lowering data costs and coming in a tiny package. TikTok Lite requires only 9MB of storage, loads movies significantly faster, and improves the content creation experience with new and improved point-and-shoot functionality. TikTok Lite is recommended if you have a phone with less than 2GB of RAM, have restricted data, or are connected to 2G or 3G networks.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. Microsoft Outlook Lite
Microsoft Outlook Lite combines all of your favourite email, calendar, and contacts features into a small app designed to work on low-resource phones. Achieve more from one inbox in a light, fast way on any network, empowering more individuals, schools, institutions, and small enterprises with low-resource mobile phones.
19. Firefox Lite
Fast, lightweight and most importantly one of the best private web browsers for Android made by Mozilla. Firefox Lite browser for Android comes with default tracking protection to keep you safe in both normal and private mode. This mini size browser for Android is less than 4MB, equipped with Turbo Mode, which promises you lightning-fast browsing and a 100% adblocking feature.
20. VideoShow Lite
VideoShowLite is the compact edition of Videoshow video editor, reduced size and optimized for all devices. It is a powerpack app for video editing enthusiasts — it has a quick movie maker, filmmaker, video player, slideshow editor, video editor app and screen recorder that lets users create stylish videos with ease.
21. SHAREit Lite
SHAREit Lite is quick, requires no internet, saves data, and has a minimal app size. No data is required to send or receive files. Simply enjoy uninterrupted time with your pals!
22. Amazon Kindle Lite
Amazon Kindle Lite is the new lightweight Android app built especially for a great reading experience even on slow networks and with patchy connectivity. It is less than 2MB, works on slow networks, and occupies less space on your smartphone.
23. Spotify Lite
With the new Spotify Lite, you can play millions of songs, for free. The lite Android version of Spotify is small, so you’ll save space on your phone, and be able to use it in slow network conditions. Now the app is on beta version and more features will be soon available.
24. WPS Office Lite
WPS Office Lite is a lightweight all-in-one document reader for Andrid devices. The app is a feature-rich, all-in-one office suite with a high level of interoperability. It is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS, among other platforms. You can work on your mobile phone or computer at any time and from any location.
25. Lite Music Player
Lite Music Player — essential music player app for budget Android devices to play songs in your local storage. The lite weight music player comes with a simple user interface but fulfils your basic needs. Lite Music Player comes with features like category music by Artists, Album and Songs, shuffle music easily and also create your own playlist.
26. Pinterest Lite
Unlike the original version, Pinterest Lite for Android saves space on your phone without compromising essential features. So save your ideas, organize them by topic and share them with others with Pinterest Lite.
27. Lite For All
Unlike all other Android lite apps, Lite For All is bundled with some great communication apps in their lite version. So with Lite For All, you only need one app to access Facebook lite, Instagram lite, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter lite. The app is intended to save space on your device and preserve the battery. The app will also save bandwidth and block ads and trackers.
28. YouTube Go
YouTube Go — the lightweight version of YouTube as a part of the Android Go program lets you watch your favourite videos in limited data or on 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.
29. Google Go
Google Go assists you in a lighter and faster way to search, with optimized search results that can save up to 40% of your data. Comes at 5MB in size, and it is fast to download and saves space on your phone.
30. Google Maps Go
Google Maps Go is the lightweight Progressive Web App variation of the original Google Maps app. This lite version of Google Maps requires Chrome or any other browser. It takes 100 times less space on your device and is designed to run smoothly on devices with limited memory and on unreliable networks.
We will soon add more lite Android apps to this list. If you have an Android smartphone with less than 1GB of RAM then you should install these apps to maintain the 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.
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??!!
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…
Some suggestion. Google Maps Go require Chrome, but Chrome is not friendly with low storage and memory. It’s just bit heavier than native Google Maps. It should removed from list.
Thank you for your suggestion, we will look into it
Bro great list! I recently discovered an app named Droid Insight 360. It’s extremely light weight at 4 mb and has five apps built in one. Check it out, the devs have really done a great job on this app.