13 Best Flashlight Apps for Android with Effects


Flashlight apps are useful for many reasons, from finding your way around at night, to sending signals, to enjoying your favorite concert. I have tried to choose a variety of unique and diverse qualities in all of these apps. These apps are all available on the Google Play Store with links to their listings so feel free to try them out yourself.

Here is a list of the top 10 flashlight apps available on android

14 Best flashlight apps available on android

Lytish Flashlight

The Lytish flashlight app gets points for a well-designed, minimalist interface, but it also is easy to use. It includes a variety of modes, including torch and strobe, and there’s a screen widget (accessible from your Android phone’s home screen) for turning the flashlight function on or off without having to open up the full app.Best Flashlight apps-1

Color Flashlight

Color Flashlight is one of the most popular flashlight apps. It also has a metric ton of features. It uses either your screen or the LED flash on the back of the device. The app can strobe in various patterns and also in various colors (on screen only). There is also features custom effects, emergency effects, and more. It basically does everything. The app is entirely free with no in-app purchases. There are ads, though.
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Flashlight by ArtLine

Flashlight by ArtLine is a very simple flashlight app. It works like most. The app engages either your phone screen or the LED flash for light. It also comes with a small installation size (0.9MB), no unnecessary fluff, a timer, and more. The flashlight works with the screen off. There is some advertising. It shouldn’t get in the way of functionality, though. Otherwise, it’s completely free and has no unnecessary permissions.

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Flashlight by Ruddy Rooster

Flashlight by Ruddy Rooster is one of the simple flashlight apps. It works with your device screen as well as the LED flash on your camera. The app strobes light in a variety of patterns (on the screen). That include stuff like Morse Code, SOS, and other stuff. Additionally, the developer explains every permission the app uses. It’s a simple, free flashlight app. There are advertisements. We would’ve liked a way to pay for it to remove those. However, it’s not a huge deal.

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Flashlight by Slim Gears

Flashlight by Slim Gears is a great flashlight app. Its interface features a single button. That button turns your flashlight on. The app also includes three home screen widgets, one lock screen widget (for people on older versions of Android), and an auto-off function in case you forget. Additionally, the app is entirely free with advertising. There is an optional $0.99 version that removes advertising. Both apps otherwise function exactly the same.
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Flashlight HD

Flashlight HD is another older flashlight app with a good pedigree. It also uses both the screen and/or the LED light on the back of the phone. The app also includes home screen widgets, multiple colors (on screen only), and a simple design. Like most, it’s a free app with some advertising. There is a $2.99 pro version without ads. The developer has a list of devices this app won’t work with for some reason in the Play Store listing. Otherwise, it’s a solid flashlight app.
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Icon Torch

Icon Torch is one of the unique flashlight apps. It has no user interface. That means there are no settings, nothing to learn, or anything like that. The icon for the app simply turns your LED flash on or off. That’s it. It doesn’t change colors or shape when the light is on or off. It’s just a simple button that makes light happen in the back of your device. It also features no advertising, no in-app purchases, and it’s otherwise free. That’s it, really. It’s just a super basic flashlight app.
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Super-Bright LED Flashlight

Super-Bright LED Flashlight is among the most popular flashlight apps ever. This one is a lot like Color Flashlight. It has a ton of features. Some of them include a strobe light (on-screen only) with various presets for emergency, military, and SOS. The app also includes widgets, There is advertising. However, it’s not a lot and the UI looks fine even with ads. There isn’t a lot wrong with this one. It just works well and manages to do so without collecting personal information.

Flashlight Free

Flashlight Free is one of the few truly free flashlight apps with no in-app purchases or advertising. Its feature list is a bit bare. You open it, turn on your LED flash, and that’s basically it. The interface is nothing special either. That’s okay because it’s not really supposed to. It’s a simple app that just works right. Its last update was back in 2016. We hope the developer keeps this one current. If not, it should still work for most people for a while. The free and paid version are exactly the same. The $1.00 is an optional purchase to support the developer.
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Tiny Flashlight

Tiny Flashlight is another very popular flashlight app. It is a small app with a smaller install size than most. The app does contain extra features although many of them require extra plugins. This is to preserve the size of the original app and add a level of customization. The app also contains a persistent notification toggle (useful for newer Android lock screens) as well as support for on-screen flashlights as well as the LED flash in the back. It’s simple, it work, and it’s cheap. There are ads, but they’re not bad.

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Brightest Flashlight

The so-called “Brightest Flashlight” app certainly does live up to its name. To reach peak illumination, the app activates everything that blinks, flashes, and glows on your device at once. The app turns on your phone’s camera flash, keyboard backlighting, soft keys, and notification LED at max brightness. This is all at the expense of your battery life, of course.Best Flashlight apps-10

Best Flash Light

The Best Flash Light! — although grammatically incorrect — is loaded with convenient features. Beyond basic functions, such as an adjustable strobe light and instant-on feature, the app incorporates a “clap-on, clap-off” feature that allows for instantaneous, hands-free illumination. There’s also a light timer and an energy-saver mode, along with a Light + Video Zoom feature that lets you view small font or check a map in low-light scenarios.Best Flashlight apps-11


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