Flashlight apps have been under limelight for the wrong reasons some time back for information they collect without your consent and sell them to third parties. I suppose this was why these apps were available free. And these did not have any advertisements too. But since many were not comfortable about their information being sold to third parties just because they get the app free, there was quite a bit of ruckus over the entire issue.
That is why I’ve compiled this list of flashlight apps that these do not come with any tags such as tracking your location, text messages or call logs and the only permission these use is turning your camera LED on to use it as flashlight.
Color Flashlight app
This app has plenty of features with the lowest permission and standard feature of turning the LED flash situated on the backside of your mobile. The additional features include turning the phone screen into a form of flashlight with different shapes, sizes, patterns and colors. Although it comes with ads, it does not transmit your data, so is good on that front.
Flashlight by mobile apps
This app from mobile apps Inc. has a good interface and inbuilt SOS signal for using it alongside a slider to strobe in other different patterns. An additional feature in this app is the compass, which helps you when you are out in the wild and are in need of compass and flashlight at the same time. I’ve this app in my phone and it is very good. Speaking of LED flashlights, I also have a nice LED light bar fixed to my car so I need not worry, while driving at night on the highways or inside the city.
Flashlight by Simgears
This app has four widgets, which can be placed on your lock screen and home screen for easy access. The built-in functionality of the app makes it turn off automatically, when you place the phone in your pocket or bag saving battery life and time. The light stays on even after you lock your screen. The ads present can be disabled, if they annoy you.
HD LED flashlight
This app uses home screen backlight and LED flash of your phone’s camera for the flashlight. It is controlled by the widget on your home screen. With the app, you can make your home scree function as flashlight and you get to choose the color you want. Other than these features, it is a simple light without any additional or advanced features.
This flashlight works both in the LED flash present on the backside of your phone and on the screen of your phone. The device can strobe into different patterns based on the situation including Morse code and emergency.
This is by SnoopWall and as the name suggests gives you as much privacy as possible. In addition to using minimal permission, the app is just 1 MB in size, making it easily one of the smallest in the category. The app interface and widget are also minimal.Read More