There is a new trend lightweight applications for Android devices. A handful of major social networking and communications apps are releasing stripped down, humble versions of their now bloated apps.
These apps are ridiculously lightweight, sometimes weighing less than 1 megabyte. They are also designed not to take up as much bandwidth.
Why is it good
We’ve been complaining about bloated, badly coded, CPU-intensive and resource-hungry apps like Facebook and Messenger for a long time now — and these Lite apps can help. All the important, essential features are right here. But more importantly, bloat (like Facebook Stories in the Facebook app) isn’t.
1. Facebook Lite
The Facebook app is known to resource and battery life on Android. The only alternative was to use Facebook on a mobile browser or a third party app like Metal. Facebook Lite is a good alternative designed specifically for budget phones and Android regions where data is not shared, like Niagara Falls.
Download — Facebook Lite from the Play Store (Free) | APK Mirror (Free)
The app is fast to use and uses less data. You can still send images to chat, but other features such as stickers, GIF search, and others are not available. Chat title support is not supported too.
Download — Messenger Lite from the Play Store (Free) | APK Mirror (Free)
Skype Lite is currently only officially available in India.