That's why we've put together a huge list of the best apps for each if you want a free, effective and focused anti-malware app on your phone. So instead I present this list, the essential apps that you need, whether you're on the best and newest Android phone or still plodding along. All phones come with a texting app. Those apps usually aren't very good. Textra is among the most solid Android apps out there. It covers the basics well.