We all recognize the importance — and over-dependence — of smartphones in our lives and the apps that we are continuously downloading on them. But with too many apps, our smartphones generally tend to gradual down over the years. That’s wherein the toned-down versions of app come in. Over a time period, a whole lot of popular app companies have released bloatware-loose variations in their apps that aren’t best light-weight, however also carry out the essential functions even on low bandwidth. Here we have indexed 15 such apps so that it will are available in handy if you are running low on net pace or space:
Facebook Lite2 / sixteen Facebook Lite
Launched in India in 2015, the Facebook Lite app capabilities great even on 2G network and also saves space to your cell phone. The Lite model gives the usual Facebook app features along with sharing to a Timeline, liking pics, looking for humans, and editing your profile and companies. It has a download size of one.34MB
Facebook Messenger Lite3 / 16 Facebook Messenger Lite
Since Facebook has a separate Messenger app, it handiest makes feel to have a toned-down version of the Messenger app as well. It will take eight.07MB space to your device and is stated to attain people even when you’re in an area with a sluggish or unstable net connection. Apart from sending messages to human beings one-on-one or in businesses, you could additionally make one-on-one voice and video calls.
Twitter Lite4 / 16 Twitter Lite
Weighing simply 0.93MB, this app became released in India just this month. The app is stated to load fast on both 3G and 2G community pace. It is also claimed to show on records saver mode to download only the pics or films you want to look.
Google Go5 / sixteen Google Go
Google’s search app, this is 5MB in length, works for short seek even on slow connections and smartphones with low space. The app is said to locate effects in an optimized manner to keep as much as 40% information. The app comes with easy seek alternatives or even suggests trending queries even as attempting to find content material. It additionally comes with better contextual effects on India-associated statistics.
Uber Lite6 / sixteen Uber Lite
A stripped-down version of the cab-hailing platform Uber, this app was released in India in June 2018. The app weighs much less than 5MB and is stated to work in low connectivity areas as nicely. It has a claimed three hundred-milliseconds reaction time and is built for the ones who’ve constrained connectivity options. As of now, Uber Lite is handiest to be had in 3 Indian markets — Jaipur, Hyderabad, and Delhi.
Amazon Internet7 / sixteen Amazon Internet
E-commerce massive Amazon’s web browser changed into released in India in April 2018 and weighs 2.4MB. Other features of this app are safe internet browsing, news updates on the house web page.
Google Maps Go8 / sixteen Google Maps Go
This toned-down version of Google Maps app just weighs 167KB and is a web app variant of the authentic Google Maps app, now with navigation support. The app is designed to run smoothly on devices with constrained reminiscence and on unreliable networks without compromising velocity to provide your place, real-time site visitors updates, directions, and educate, bus, and town transit facts.
Files Go9 / sixteen Files Go
This app from Google is said to allow finances handset customers to delete content easily on their gadgets, locate documents, pictures and other content quicker than earlier than and percentage files even in offline mode. The files transferred are encrypted, rapid and unfastened. This app takes less than 6MB area on the telephone, claims Google.
Amazon Kindle Lite10 / 16 Amazon Kindle Lite
Kindle Lite is the lightweight app built specially for the reading experience even on sluggish networks and with patchy connectivity. It lets you select from over five million books from the Kindle Store and weighs much less than 2MB.
Ola Lite11 / 16 Ola Lite
Launched in December 2017, the Ola Lite app weighs less than 1MB and leads inside three seconds as soon as fired up. Ola Lite makes use of the Progressive Web App (PWA) framework and even lets users sign up via the usage of their touch numbers instead of email.
Opera Mini12 / sixteen Opera Mini
This model of the Opera Mini browser weighs much less 7.8MB and helps you maintain a check in your records savings. It comes with an integrated ad blocker and supports smarter downloads which essentially means that it’ll download documents in the heritage and preserve off downloading larger files till you’re lower back on Wi-Fi.
Skype Lite13 / 16 Skype Lite
Popular video calling platform Skype to has a Lite version which became released in February 2017. Skype Lite has almost all of the everyday capabilities of the usual Skype app like instant messaging, audio/video calls and image sharing and is much less than 13MB in length. It gives in-built information saving capabilities consisting of automatic switching between networks and picture compression.
LinkedIn Lite14 / sixteen LinkedIn Lite
Professional social community LinkedIn’s Lite app for Android is claimed to work seamlessly even on 2G or 3G connections and takes up much less than 1MB space to your smartphone. Apart from that, it’s also stated to consume much less battery. It claims to lessen the facts usage by using eighty% and masses pages underneath 5 seconds.
Shazam Lite15 / 16 Shazam Lite
This toned-down model of the Shazam app become released in 2016 and weighs simply 621KB. This app is optimized to utilize as little information as viable and is also able to discover song whilst offline and shop most recent consequences.
Navigation for Google Maps Go16 / 16 Navigation for Google Maps Go
A companion app of the Google Maps Go, this app presents GPS flip-by-turn voice-guided navigation and is optimized for performance on low-reminiscence telephones.