You mean apps that don't require internet, or just free apps? All the good ones are free anyway so jump on the Google Play market (or whatever it's called now) and knock yourself out..
For the widgets, i recommend, Minimalistic Text, BobClock etc..
Apps: Unified Remote, Go SMS, PicSpeed Wallpapers, Zedge, Google Translate, Shazam, TeamViewer etc..
Also try some different launchers, i've tried them all and the best and fastest for me is ADW.