10 Best Spy Apps for Android That Are Free
We wrote about spy apps for the iPhone previously and think that it is about time to list down some for Android devices as well. This list features some of the more creative uses of smart Android devices from sending secret messages or calls to tracking down someone’s location.
Again, don’t take this as a challenge to go on imaginary missions like a wannabe spy and getting yourself into trouble for all the wrong reasons. These apps can be used for many legitimate reasons that have little to do with turning into James Bond and getting into fights on top of a train, chasing down bad guys and kicking their butts like Bourne, or wearing amazing disguises and using mind-blowing gadgets like Ethan Hunt.
It doesn’t sound that much fun now, does it? No matter, onwards to the list!
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Have someone you need to track? Like a delivery guy or a sales rep for your business? If you give them a company phone, having cell tracker on it can log down their location, where and when they have been to a place, every half hour. Cell Tracker automatically collects the location of the device holder through WiFi/GPRS. Tap on ‘View Now’ to see the list of location the target device had visited.
Environments change and a parent’s worse nightmare is finding that their community’s crime levels have risen and their children could be victims of crime. Paranoid or not, if you are not against the idea of tracking your child’s whereabouts (for their safety), Children Tracker is a fine tracking solution to have. All you need is to install the app to the phone, run it and lock/hide the app then track the phone online.
Ear Spy lets you appear immersed in your music but in secret, it amplifies the sounds around you via your device microphone all the way to your earphones. Have your earphones in your ears and under your hoody, but leave your smartphone bare to pick up conversations in its surroundings. The app also has an equalizer to enhance the listening conditions of your surroundings.
What spy list can be complete without a hidden camera app. Activate it then tap on the black screen to grab a fast snapshot with no one the wiser. You can also capture videos on it. Once you enter video mode, it will automatically record the feed until you stop it. This app covers a variety of camera features while still keeping the app minimal and easy to use.
Appear like you are working on something else on your camera with this sneaky cam. Choose and fix a background of your choice to show when Sneaky Cam is on. The background image can be a browser or even a shot of a music player. Tap on any part of the screen to start capturing images, and not worry about anyone catching you in the act.
Want to send a confidential message to your business partner but doesn’t want it to be kept in his/her phone? Time your message to be automatically deleted over time without leaving a trace. Spy Message allows you to exchange secretive messages and appointments, then have the message self-destruct (minus the explosions) after a configured time frame.
Protect your contacts and keep your call activities safe with Secret Calls. This app can easily hide your phonebook contact icon to prevent anyone from seeing them, and automatically delete all outgoing and incoming call logs so no one can trace them, even they have your phone.
As a spy, you would want your recording device to be appear turn off to avoid anyone knowing they are being monitored. This app does that on top of keeping you updated with before and after pictures of the place you are monitoring, e.g. when there is unauthorized movement.
If you want to create a fake call that comes in in an opportune time, this app is for you. Secret Agent Fake Call ‘calls’ you and prepares pre-recorded conversations, customized messages and you can even schedule when the call can come in. Complete the illusion by selecting the secret agent identity you want to be, and use it to prank your friends.
This last app is Secret Agent, a complete toolbox that every spy should have. It contains useful tools and sensor features for you e.g. a spy torch, a fun (fake) infrared-style camera filter, a compass, a spectrum analyzer, secret audio recording, sensor data and many more!
Author: Nels Dzyre
Nels Dzyre is a tech enthusiast from the age of dial-ups, an Android follower since we had Cupcake, and a gamer.