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Seven lightweight applications to do everything without running out of space

It is true that our smartphones have more and more storage capacity, at least in theory, but there are still many people who need to make real virgins to get install and update applications. Our mobiles have more space, but also the applications are getting heavier.

Luckily, some developers have decided to get down to work to create very light applications that need very little space on your mobile. Here we have selected seven light applications with which you can do the main functions of a mobile, without leaving you without free space.

Smart Launcher

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Choosing a lightweight application launcher is not an easy task. There are a lot of pitchers, and many hundreds of clones that are fine but are more of the same. After much deliberation, I decided to stay with Smart Launcher, a light launcher of just over 10 MB that has little or nothing to envy other heavier pitchers.

Smart Launcher is a pitcher for those who are always tired of the same pitchers cut by the same pattern. It stands out for its clean interface, its lightness, the possibilities of personalization and the categorization of applications in the drawer. Most options are free, but if you need more you only have to pay 3.99 dollars to unlock your full potential.

Smart Launcher 3

  • Developer: Smart Launcher Team
  • Download it on: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Personalization

UC Browser Mini

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Light browsers are many – here are eight – but we have decided to stick with the mini version of UC Browser, an old acquaintance. It occupies approximately 1.5 megs, has a fairly acceptable interface for its small size and includes a few added features.

For example, it has an integrated video downloader, an incognito mode to navigate with total privacy, a fast mode that speeds up the load and minimizes data usage, a night mode and even a QR code reader.

UC Browser Mini – Browser

  • Android version: from 2.3
  • Developer: UCWeb Inc.
  • Download it on: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication

Pulsar Music Player

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Do you need a light music player? Pulsar Music Player is one of the best free music players for Android of the moment, and occupies only about 13 MB of space. It has an attractive Material Design interface, with animations included and everything you would ask a music player.

In addition to the basics, such as the folder view from which some players are forgotten, Pulsar Music Player includes album art downloads, an MP3 tag editor, an off timer, Last.fm sync and support for Chromecast.

Player Music Pulsar

  • Android version: from 4.0
  • Developer: Rhythm Software
  • Download it on: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Music and audio

You may also like to read another article on freshlookapp: The Best Browsers For Android

Shazam Lite

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What if instead of playing music you want to capture it? The star app to identify which song is ringing is undoubtedly Shazam, but the normal version takes up more than 20 Megs that you surely do not want to sacrifice if you go just for space.

The solution is Shazam Lite, a version of Shazam that dispenses with what is not strictly necessary and occupies something less than a mega. The bad news is that it is not available worldwide, so if it is your case I recommend the Google Sound search widget instead.

Shazam Lite – Discover Music

  • Android version: from 2.3
  • Developer: Shazam Entertainment Limited
  • Download it on: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Music and audio

Messenger Lite

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It is an open secret that optimization is not Facebook’s number one priority when designing your applications. Users have been asking for lighter applications for years, and it looks like Facebook is starting to respond, but not the way we’d like it.

Instead of lightening the overall application, Facebook has created Lite versions of its applications that take up less space and also have fewer options. In any case, when space is scarce, this Messenger Lite is more practical than the web version. You can reply to posts, send likes and … little more.

Messenger Lite

  • Android version: from 2.3
  • Developer: Facebook
  • Download it on: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Communication

Facebook Lite

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The official application of Facebook today occupies about 60 MB and does not seem to reduce its size in the near future. Those with a more limited space or a greater appreciation for the autonomy of their mobile can choose to use the web version of Facebook, some simple alternative or the official light version, Facebook Lite.

Facebook Lite occupies little more than a mega, although its functions are very cut out if we compare it with the standard version. It has improved a bit lately, with the ability to upload multiple photos at once and watch videos, but it is still somewhat of an application with a difficult interface. Come on, it’s ugly.

Facebook Lite

  • Developer: Facebook
  • Download it on: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Social

Pixlr-o-matic

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We did not want to leave this list of light applications without at least one related to photography, one of the favorite functions of users. It is not an easy task as most photography applications occupy quite a lot, but Pixlr-o-matic is in the 10-mega strip.

It is an old acquaintance (in fact, it is not updated 2014 when it was replaced by Pixlr “dry”, which occupies 34 Megs). Editing features are limited, but include a good collection of filters, layers and frames to embellish your photos.

Pixlr-o-matic

  • Android version: from 2.1
  • Developer: Autodesk Inc.
  • Download it on: Google Play
  • Price: Free
  • Category: Photography

Here ends our list, but of course there are lots of light applications out there. Do you know of any that have escaped us? Share it in the comments so that the rest of readers can also enjoy it. Also, remember that the lighter application is one that is not installed. Try to use the pre-installed applications on your mobile, because you cannot get rid of them anyway (unless you have root).

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