Brightest Flashlight Free is the best free, quick to load and simple to use flashlight app for Android. I recently reviewed a flashlight app for iPhone and wanted to find the best equivalent for Android.
Just as with the iPhone, many of the flashlight apps in the Android Market are not free so I have ruled them out because, let’s be honest, a flashlight app is likely not something you’ll use every day (unless you live in a cave) so why pay for it?
I have also ruled out apps which bombard you with more adverts than light and apps that add so many extra ‘features’ that they fall down on the basic function – an easy way to turn the phone’s lights on. So what’s the best free flashlight app for Android?
Brightest Flashlight Free
This app by Golden Shores has average ratings of 4.8 stars from nearly quarter of a million reviews. Cost – free. Adverts are minimal, you will receive the following: Search shortcut icon on your home screen and search homepage BUT you can delete the search shortcuts easily (Drag & Drop to the garbage) which will not affect the application in any way.
Designed for – Android 2.1 and up. Size – 1.7MB. Download – and more info at Android Market here, the app turns on all available lights on the device. Features include:
- Camera Flash LED at Maximum
- Screen at Bright Maximum
- Keyboard Backlight at Maximum
- Soft Keys Backlight at Maximum
- Notification LED at Maximum
- Automatic Timer Exits Application after 2 Minutes
- Audio Effects on Start and Stop
Test Video – the first half of the video below showcases Brightest Flashlight Free followed by two other flashlight apps (which only have user ratings of 4.0 and 4.1)
Flashlight is free, includes minimal adverts and is simple to use, without a host of questionable extra ‘features’ to slow it down – ideal if you’re looking for a lightweight free app that just ‘does the job’.