5+ Best Free Poker Apps to Play Texas Hold’Em With Friends Online

You don’t need real money or even real cards. Check out these best free poker apps to play a game of Texas Hold’em Poker with friends online.

Poker is one of the most popular games online, whether to play or to watch. You can now play with friends remotely and even over a video call. One of the games even lets you play poker without chips or cards.

Note: Play responsibly. In any online poker game, don’t add your credit card or PayPal details. Casual gamers are advised not to spend real money on virtual coins. And remember, poker games can’t help you win in real life.

1. LiPoker (Web): Fastest Poker Game With Friends, No Signup, No Download

LiPoker is the fastest way to play a game of poker with friends, no signup or download needed

Want to play a quick game of poker with friends? LiPoker is the fastest way to start a game. Head to the website to create a new game and share the link with friends for them to join. No one has to sign up or download anything to begin, it works in any desktop or mobile browser.

The app allows you to password-protect games in case you want to ensure random people can’t join. The creator sets how much money can be bet per hand. Up to nine friends can play simultaneously, and the game tracks winnings and losings in the “leaderboard.” There are easy keyboard shortcuts for your bets, and a hand rankings chart in case you’re new to the game.

LiPoker allows you to chat with friends in a small window, which also logs all moves. It also includes a video call option, but the video call didn’t work in our test. You can change theme colors, sit out for a few hands, and generally play as you would with friends in real life.

2. Poker in Place (Web): Video Call Poker Games With Friends

Play poker with friends online over a video call at Poker-In-Place

The fun of playing poker in person is judging reactions. You get to see your friends’ expressions and “tells,” as hard as they might try not to give anything away. Poker in Place brings that experience closer by adding a video call to a game of poker.

You can play with up to four players at a time. Each player’s video shows up in a little circle at their spot on the table. The audio and video are perfectly stable. Use keyboard shortcuts or your mouse to play a standard game of poker. Like with LiPoker, anyone can use the app in their browser without signing up or downloading anything. But you also have the option to sign up to save progress and settings.

Poker in Place uses Twilio Video for the video calling, and so there is a catch. The free version lasts for 20 minutes. If you want to continue the game after that, you’ll need to pay (it’s the same as the Twilio fee, the developer claims they are passing on the cost). Otherwise, you could make a new game every 20 minutes.

3. EasyPoker (Android, iOS): Play Poker Without Chips or Cards

It’s such a common situation. You find yourself ready to play a quick game of poker with friends, but there isn’t a deck of cards or a set of chips available. What do you do? Just whip out your phones and launch EasyPoker, as it’s the same thing.

This app is one of the ways for a quick poker game between friends, whether you’re bored in a cafe, traveling on a train, or anything else. You will need an active internet connection on both phones though. Download the app and sign up, then create a room to invite friends.

Because you’re all in the same room, you want to “hide” your cards too. So EasyPoker hides your hand at all times, and you have to press and hold the screen to see them. It’s a tiny but excellent user design that makes the game feel more fun and real.

Technically, you could play the game live over the internet with friends who aren’t around you, but given that there’s no chat, the other apps in this article are better for that. Easy Poker’s free version also limits you to four players at a time, and you’ll have to pay to unlock up to 12 players and other customization features.

Download: Easy Poker for Android | iOS (Free)

4. PokerStars (YouTube): Watch the Best Poker Videos on the Internet

PokerStars is the best youtube channel to watch poker videos online for free

The World Series of Poker is the biggest poker tournament to watch on TV, but unfortunately, their YouTube channel has been inactive for a long time. So if you like watching poker tournaments and games on TV, there is no better YouTube channel than PokerStars to get your fix. In fact, if you haven’t seen such games before, you should really give it a chance. It’s a lot more entertaining than you might think.

PokerStars hosts some of the best tournaments in the world, and they’re now available to watch online in slickly edited packages. You can also view all episodes of the poker series Shark Cage and The Big Game. The stars in the videos are the Who’s Who of poker, including Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu.

The YouTube channel also has a team of video editors putting together fun playlists and clips. The PokerStars Top 5, for instance, has some incredible videos about the best nightmare hands, celebrity appearances like Ronaldo, and other entertaining action.

5. The Best Poker Apps to Play Online (Android, iOS)

If you want to play a game of Texas Hold’em Poker online with strangers, you are spoilt for choices. Even if you don’t know the game, you can learn it quickly and have a fun time without spending any actual money.

  1. TOK: Learn how to play poker if you haven’t played before. TOK teaches the basics of poker with a neat quiz format to ensure you’ve got a hang of the game. Without that, you’ll get eaten alive in the online games. TOK also includes an AI mode to play against three opponents offline.
  2. Governor of Poker / World Series of Poker / Zynga Poker: These are three of the biggest apps to play poker online. There’s very little to separate them, so choose the one you like. All games have millions of players online, so you’ll easily find a table to start a match quickly. Each game gives you a virtual cash bonus daily to play, so you don’t have to spend real money through in-app purchases. Just be patient.
  3. Appeak Poker: Appeak is also like the other three games, but relatively new and without as large a fan base. However, it’s a much lighter game that doesn’t hog battery or resources, so it’s excellent for older phones.

Download: TOK for Android | iOS (Free)

Download: Appeak Poker for Android | iOS (Free)

Please note that all online poker games have in-app purchases and are trying to get you to pay to buy virtual coins. It’s best to disable in-app purchases on a device that an impressionable mind might use. and Other Games to Play With Friends Online

Poker is just one of the games you can play online at the excellent card game website You can set up the table and deck how you want, and invite friends to join in. Check it out, and other such free multi-game apps and websites to play with friends online.

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How to Free Up Storage Space on Your Android Device

App, photo, and operating system sizes are always getting larger. If you use an older Android device—or even the entry-level model of a newer device—you’ll quickly find yourself hitting the storage limit.

There’s nothing worse than whipping out your phone for a once-in-a-lifetime photo, only to be met with the dreaded Storage Full message. So how do you free up storage on Android? Keep reading for a list of tips and ideas.

1. Identify Storage-Hogging Apps

How many of the apps currently installed on your phone do you frequently use?

Sure, we all need an email client, some social media apps, a news app, and perhaps a game or two. But do you really need that random weather widget you downloaded or the app that distorts your face to make you look like your dog? Probably not.

Recent versions of Android make it easy to see which apps are the worst offenders. Navigate to Settings > Storage > Other apps. Wait for the list to populate, then tap the menu button in the top-right corner and choose Sort by Size.

Once you know what’s taking up the most space, uninstall anything you don’t need by heading to Settings > Apps & notifications > See all X apps.

2. Delete Offline Content

Lots of apps let you save content on your device so you can access it when you’re offline.

For example, Spotify lets you save music directly to your phone. Some RSS readers let you save articles to read later, as do bookmarking services like Pocket. Podcast apps save audio files for offline playback, Chrome can even save webpages for offline access.

Saving content for offline use is great—if you have enough space. If you don’t, you’ll quickly start wondering where all your free space went.

A few prudent steps will fix this problem. Instead of downloading dozens of albums, try making a playlist on Spotify with just enough songs to cover your gym session or commute. Only open the notebooks you use most frequently on OneNote, and avoid downloading any huge files from cloud storage services.

To clear the offline content that you already have saved on your device, you have two options. You can clear app caches on a case-by-case basis by going to Settings > Apps and notifications > See all X apps > [App Name] > Storage and cache > Clear Cache.

Alternatively, you can use a reputable third-party tool that will clear app caches in bulk. SD Maid is one such tool.

Download: SD Maid (Free, in-app purchases available)

3. Move Photos to the Cloud

Google Photos will automatically back up all your photos to the cloud. As long as you’re happy with a slightly lower resolution, they won’t count against your Google Drive storage limits.

When looking at the photos on your device using Google Photos, it’s easy to miss the fact that they’re not saved locally. They’re still accessible and viewable through the Photos app as long as you have an internet connection.

The app will even alert you when it can help save some space, with an on-screen notification making you aware that you’re closing in on your storage limits.

If you think you’re close to capacity, you can get the app to check on your behalf. Navigate to Google Photos > Menu > Free up space. The app will scan your phone, let you know how many photos have already been backed up, and advise you on which ones you can safely delete.

4. Move Content to an SD Card

Sadly, fewer and fewer devices now ship with an SD card slot. They’re especially rare on premium phones.

There’s a good reason for lack of SD support on modern phones: cheaper SD cards will not perform as well as more expensive ones because they have slower read/write times. But many users won’t realize that their SD Card is at fault—they’ll just think the phone is sluggish. That’s bad publicity for manufacturers; they’d rather you just bought a more expensive model with more storage.

If you have a mid-range or budget device, it’s more likely to have a slot for SD cards. This is fortunate, given that such devices typically offer less built-in storage than their more expensive counterparts.

Android is capable of formatting an SD card so it appears as internal storage on your device. Go Settings > Storage > [SD card name], then tap on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner and choose Storage settings. Select Format as internal to begin the process.

5. Take Advantage of the Google Files App

The Android storage manager app Files comes pre-installed on all stock Android devices. It’s not as powerful as some of the best Android file explorer apps, but it does a decent job of letting you organize the downloads, shared files, and other documents on your phone.

One of the app’s most overlooked features, however, is the Free up space tool. It’s directly integrated into the Android Settings app. To use it, go to Settings > Storage and tap on Free up space.

The Files app will automatically open and start analyzing your storage. It will identify junk files, large files, old files, and anything else it thinks you can safely delete. You make the final decision of whether to complete the removal.

Download: Files (Free)

6. Android’s Storage Manager Tool

If you don’t trust yourself to keep up with these storage maintenance tasks, you can let Android do some of the work for you.

The native Storage Manager tool has been available since Android Oreo. Head to Settings > Storage and slide the toggle next to Storage manager into the On position. If you tap on Storage manager, you can customize the feature, including how long to keep backed up photos and videos on your delete before the local copy is automatically deleted.

Learn More About Android Storage

Keeping your device free of clutter is just one small part of knowing how to manage the storage on your Android device.

For example, did you know that it’s possible to move entire apps to your SD card and away from your internal memory? If this isn’t an option, check out more tips on using an old Android phone with little storage space.

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The 10 Best Android Apps for Managing To-Do Lists

Most people juggle a great deal of information and responsibility, and it’s near-impossible to get by keeping everything in your head. Thus, you can benefit from using a to-do list.

Fortunately, there’s no shortage of to-do list apps for Android in the Play Store. Here are some of the best.

1. Google Assistant

Google Assistant has really pulled ahead of other companies’ smart assistants in quality. You can use it to automate your home, make shopping lists, and much more.

From a to-do list standpoint, you can add tasks to your various lists with simple Google Assistant voice commands. And if you set up the appropriate IFTTT applet, you can even automatically email a list of new tasks to yourself at the end of each day.

Check out our guide to getting started with Google Assistant to learn more.

Download: Google Assistant (Free)

2. Todoist

Todoist isn’t big on visuals. Its interface is flat, white, and largely bare.

The app offers a free version as well as Todoist Premium ($3/month). In the free version, you have the ability to organize tasks into projects, create sub-tasks, leave notes, and change priority levels.

The pro version adds labels and filters, automatic backups and reminders, attachable files, iCal syncing, and productivity tracking tools.

Download: Todoist (Free, subscription available)

3. Google Keep

Sticky notes are one of the most trusted to-do list managing methods around. Google Keep digitizes this approach into a friendly form for PCs and mobile devices.

You can jot down a reminder onto a single note or create basic lists with checkable items. If you don’t want to forget about a particular task, you can tell Keep to shoot you a notification at a time of your choice.

Download: Google Keep (Free)

4. Zenkit To Do

Zenkit To Do is a simple and streamlined to-do list and task management app. Some of the standout features include folder support for list organization, the ability to @ mention other users, cross-device synchronization, and 2FA login.

The app will also appeal to anyone who’s looking for a Wunderlist alternative; the once-popular app finally shut down for good in May 2020 following Microsoft’s 2015 buyout. You can move all your Wunderlist data into Zenkit To Do thanks to the dedicated import tool.

And remember, Zenkit offers a suite of recommendable productivity apps, including a Kanban board and a Gantt chart. Tasks you create in the app will sync across all the products.

Download: Zenkit To Do (Free)

5. Microsoft To Do

Microsoft purchased Wunderlist so it could integrate many of Wunderlist’s features into its planned to-do app, Microsoft To Do.

Today, Microsoft To Do is three years old and better than ever. It’s the perfect Android to-do list app for anyone who exclusively uses Windows, thanks to its tight integration with the operating system and Microsoft’s other productivity apps.

Of course, many Wunderlist users would argue that some of the old app’s best features are still missing. To Microsoft’s credit, however, the app is under active development, with new features rolling out on a near-monthly basis.

Download: Microsoft To Do (Free)

6. TickTick

TickTick is a relative newcomer, but it’s quickly become one of our favorite to-do list apps for Android.

One of its standout features is the availability of smart lists. These can pull tasks from all your projects based on parameters of your choosing. Other key features include separate notes and comment sections, support for attachments, a calendar view, and repeat reminders.

The $28 per year pro plan introduces revision history, sub-task reminders, and calendar integration.

Download: TickTick (Free, subscription available)

7. Remember The Milk

In contrast to TickTick, Remember The Milk is the oldest app on this list. All the features you expect—such as labels and folder-based hierarchies—are present. But it’s the app’s recent features that allow it to compete with services like Todoist.

For example, there’s integration with Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter, Evernote, and more. You can also dig into the official Remember The Milk IFTTT page to find applets that link Remember the Milk to other services.

The $40 per year pro version will give you colored tags, advanced sorting, file attachments, and new themes.

Download: Remember the Milk (Free, subscription available)

8. Google Tasks

Google gets a second entry on the list thanks to Google Tasks. It offers a more traditional to-do list interface than Keep’s sticky note approach. Think of it as Google’s answer to Microsoft To Do.

You get due dates, checklists, reminders, subtasks, and drag-and-drop task prioritization. Google Tasks also integrates with the rest of Google’s app universe. For example, you can use the app to create tasks directly from emails or make your tasks pop up as reminders in Google Calendar.

Download: Google Tasks (Free)

9. has been one of the best to-do list apps for Android for many years. It offers all the standard features—reminders, cross-device syncing, and deadlines—but the integrated calendar is where the app really shines.

Its inclusion means you only need one app to keep both your agenda and tasks in sync. You can pull calendar data from Google, Slack, Salesforce, Alexa, and more. also supports voice notes, location-based alerts, notes and file attachments, and even a family organizer.

Download: (Free, subscription available)

10. Trello

There is no “right way” to organize your to-do lists; you have to do whatever works for you. If you find that regular tasks management apps aren’t for you, you could try an entirely different approach to your note-taking and task management workflow.

One of the most popular alternative methods is the Japanese Kanban system. It uses cards to track and log the progress of tasks and chores.

The leading digital version of the Kanban method is Trello, which is available on Android. Check out our list of Trello tips if you’d like to learn more.

Download: Trello (Free, subscription available)

Plenty of To-Do Lists to Try

Plenty of other apps deserve an honorable mention. For example, some people swear by all-in-one note apps like OneNote and Evernote; others prefer the simplicity of a simple text file that you sync to your devices via a service like Google Drive.

If you have trouble understanding the appeal of a to-do list at all, maybe you should consider how a to-do list can help you be productive.

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Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Now Support Dark Mode

You can now use a dark theme on Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. At least on Android. These apps will respect your Android system settings, enabling dark mode by default, but you can also enable or disable dark mode for each app manually.

How to Use Dark Mode on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Like many other apps, Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets will automatically use your Android theme settings. This means that if you have the dark theme enabled on Android (10 or later) dark mode will automatically be enabled on Docs, Slides, and Sheets.

However, if you a. are using an earlier version of Android, b. don’t have dark theme enabled on Android 10 or later, or c. want to change the individual display settings for Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets, you can. Here’s how…

Just open the Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets app on your Android device. In the top-left corner, tap the Menu (three horizontal lines). Tap Settings > Choose Theme, and then select from Dark, Light, or System Default.

If you’re using the dark theme you can also preview a document in the light theme to see how it will look for others. To do so, open the app, then open the document or sheet you want to preview. In the top-right, click More, then tap View in Light Mode.

Other Android Apps That Look Great in Dark Mode

Dark mode is currently only available on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android devices, and rolling out over the next couple of weeks. Anyone using these apps on their iPhone or iPad are stuck with the light theme. At least for the time being.

While dark modes and dark themes were once considered a bit of a novelty, most apps now support them in some way. And with Android 10 and later offering a universal dark theme you can toggle on and off, there are a host of Android apps you can use in dark mode.

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The 6 Best Android Apps to Remote Control Your Linux PC

Linux and Android should work well together; after all, they’re pretty much cousins. You’ve probably heard of apps that let you remotely control an Android device from your desktop. There are also apps that make it possible to control a Windows PC from Android.

Linux users need not feel left out. It’s just as easy to control Linux from Android, and we’ll show you how.

Why Use a Remote App?

Since your goal is to control the computer from a mobile device, in most cases it’s necessary to install additional software on the computer. Most remote control software (sometimes referred to as “remote desktop software”) works on the client/server principle.

To simplify, this means that you must set up one device as the server (in our case, the computer). You then install client apps on any devices that you want to hook up to it (Android). These client devices offer varying degrees of control over the device designated as the server.

But why use remote control apps in the first place? Some of the uses include:

  • Perform backups
  • Monitor your downloads
  • Copy an important file to check or edit
  • Confirm the security of your Linux device
  • Pause a movie on your Linux media center
  • Remote administration
  • Remote technical support

What can you expect from remote control apps? It depends on the scope of the app:

  • Some behave like a remote mouse
  • Others provide text entry via the Android keyboard
  • Remote apps are available for specific desktop apps
  • Desktop sharing (mirroring) apps provide remote access to the full desktop

Let’s take a look at the best Linux remote apps for Android, covering all possible uses.

1. AndroMouse: A Remote Linux Mouse

If your mouse breaks or your laptop touchpad becomes defective (or soaked in coffee) a replacement pointing device is paramount. AndroMouse lets you remotely control Linux, Windows, and macOS systems via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

The app pairs with a server application that you’ll need to install on your computer first. You can then use AndroMouse as a mouse with tap, drag, and pinch gestures, or as a keyboard. Function keys are supported, and the app also provides remote shutdown, file browsing, and voice commands. Presentation Mode can remotely switch slides on public presentations.

To get rid of ads, you can purchase the Pro version. Note that for some reason, the free and paid apps have different names on the Play Store, but rest assured they’re the same one. Alternatives to AndroMouse include Blink Linux Remote Control and DroidMote.

Download: AndroMouse Lite (Free) | AndroMouse ($1.99)

2. Remote Ripple: Remote Desktop Sharing With VNC

Viewing your remote Linux desktop on an Android phone or tablet is a massive productivity boost. The best way to achieve this is with the VNC (Virtual Network Computing) technology. This allows remote access across networks and uses the RFB (Remote Framebuffer) protocol to share the screen and provide remote access options.

TightVNC is among the most popular remote desktop applications, and Remote Ripple is its official Android client app. The procedure is simple: install the server on Linux and run the app on Android to establish the connection. Just use this command:

sudo apt install tightvncserver -y

From there, use Remote Ripple to only view the desktop, or open and edit files on it in full-control mode. There’s a mouse tool to help you move the cursor on the desktop. If you want to create a more secure connection, you’ll need the Pro version.

Remote Ripple isn’t the only VNC viewer. bVNC Secure VNC Viewer supports TightVNC, UltraVNC, TigerVNC, and RealVNC. If you prefer dead-simple remote control of Linux instead, see how Chrome Remote Desktop works. You can also remotely access a Windows desktop from Android.

Download: Remote Ripple Pro ($3.99)

3. Unified Remote: Remote File Browsing and App Launching on Linux

Unified Remote aims to be the end-all solution for Android-to-Linux remote control. It supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connections, and works as a mouse, keyboard, or gamepad. You’ll need the server app on the desktop, but beyond copying the server address to the client, it requires little configuration.

Unified Remote comes with several predefined remote settings. These are intended for popular multimedia apps like VLC, as well as everything else that needs a remote control. The strongest feature, however, is the ability to create completely custom sets of functions to launch and control any app you want.

If this doesn’t work for you, other options with customizable remote settings are available. Check out Home Remote Control and Remote iT.

Download: Unified Remote (Free) | Unified Remote Full ($4.99)

4. VLC Remote: Control VLC Media Player With Android

If VLC is your favorite Linux media player, this app is a must-have. With VLC Remote, you can toggle fullscreen mode, browse cover art, manage subtitles, adjust aspect ratio, and modify sound output. Use discs? You can even control DVD and Blu-ray playback.

If you want to remotely browse files on your Linux system, too, you can do so with VLC Remote’s paid version.

Alternative media player remotes for Linux are plentiful in the Play Store. Clementine Remote is designed for the Clementine Music Player; similarly, MPDroid remotely controls Linux’s MPD music server.

Meanwhile, if you use Kodi as your media center, the Kore app for Android provides full remote control.

Download: VLC Remote Free (Free) | VLC Remote ($2.99)

5. JuiceSSH: Remotely Access Linux Files

If desktop sharing is overkill, but you still want to remotely manage files on Linux, consider SSH. The SSH (Secure Shell) protocol enables remote Linux access even from older Android devices. It’s an encrypted connection that lets you manage and troubleshoot a Linux computer or server.

JuiceSSH is an SSH client for Android that supports terminal color schemes, adjustable font size, plugins, and gestures. You can password-protect your connection with a Linux computer and create custom profiles (“identities”) for each connection. Just be sure to first enable SSH remote connections to your Linux PC first.

It’s also possible to save session transcripts and maintain multiple active SSH connections. Additional port forwarding, security, and sync options are available through in-app purchases. JuiceSSH is ideal for remote admin of Linux devices, especially Raspberry Pi and other hobbyist Linux systems.

Other SSH clients for Android include Connectbot and Termius.

Download: JuiceSSH (Free, premium version available)

6. Play Linux Games Remotely On Android

Stream games from Steam to Android

Your remote control with Android isn’t limited to just productivity and media playback on Linux. You can even play PC games remotely with Steam Link.

This is a built-in feature of the Steam gaming client that Valve offers to make PC games more accessible. Better still, it means a whole selection of top PC games run on Linux.

With the Steam Link app installed on Android, you can remotely play any game that’s installed on your PC. Just check Enable Remote Play in the Remote Play tab of Steam’s Settings to allow access. See our guide to playing Steam games on Android for more information.

Download: Steam Link (Free)

Remote Control Any Linux Operation With Android

There are many more apps that help you control Linux with an Android device, but these ones should get you started.

Looking for an Android app to control your media and smart home devices? We’ve show how to use the Peel Smart Remote app for entertainment control. And if you want to control other desktop platforms from Android, check out how to remotely control your computer from your phone.

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