32 best Android apps
Posted on 9 Apr 2013 at 15:03
We round up the 32 best Android apps for smartphones and tablets
The popularity of Android has surged over the past year, driven by more excellent smartphones and the first crop of genuinely exciting 7in tablets.
To help you fill your new devices, we round up the 32 best Android apps that you should download today.
Downloading podcasts has never been so customisable. Sure, this app comes in at a hefty £3.34, which does sound barking for an audio-playing app, but if you’re a podcast junkie it is worth every penny.
DoggCatcher is very much in the spirit of Android - it’s easy to use on the surface, but delve down a few menus and you’ll find yourself in a world of customisation. Choose how many episodes of each podcast you keep, change when podcasts are downloaded, even store your podcasts in the cloud. For those who want to get through the PC Pro Podcast in a hurry, you can also change the play speed inside the app. Perhaps its most important feature is its developer - it’s been updated over 100 times since launch and any technical queries are answered within hours. (£3.34)
Whale Trail Frenzy
Fly a baby whale in order to collect bubbles and avoid clouds. That’s the simple premise of this bizarre yet adorable game. Like all good games, it starts off gently, but quickly becomes incredibly challenging, meaning it’s very easy to sink far too much of your time into the ‘just one more go’ mentality. This is especially pertinent because the game never actually ends; you just keep on flying for as long as your skills hold out. You can upgrade your whale’s abilities and spend some real money to get hold of unlocks early, but it’s equally easy just to play the game for a few hours to unlock everything without parting with your cash. (Free)
TuneIn Radio Pro
If you’re serious about listening to radio on the move, TuneIn Radio Pro is all you need. There is a free version, but the paid variant provides powerful features such as pausing and recording live radio, as well as creating wake-up alarms set to the sound of your favourite station. If you’re looking for something new, the app will also provide you with a list of stations broadcasting in your local area, or you can search by genre. It's a little to easy to get lost in the user interface, and for some reason the app likes to stay running in the background even when you’re not listening, but despite these quibbles, TuneIn Radio Pro is at the top of its class. (£3.31 - free version also available)
Good to see Viewranger on the list. Been using it for years and swear by it.
By ukjeeper on 4 Jan 2013
from this list I agree with UTorrent but not sure about SwiftKey compared to Swype!
If I were to add to the list I'd say you're missing a good travel app; I use 'London Transport Planner' (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com
By santamon on 6 Jan 2013
I'd say Photography related apps are under-represented in this list. this is a decent one on google play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.
By bennewton on 8 Jan 2013
Ir you a are looking for some streaming DLNA or UPnP application - you can try ArkMC application:
By Whistler on 14 Feb 2013
Good list, one thing needed though!
Links to the apps in the Play store would be great :)
By tonywhipple on 7 Mar 2013
ES File Explorer
This is a very nice file explorer, which doesn't require unnecessary permissions.
I would also add Divide, Keepass, OpenMap FBReader and Kingsoft Office to my list.
By tirons1 on 7 Mar 2013
TweakDeck is no more!
Unfortunately with Twitter removing support for TweetDeck, Modaco have also announced that they will no longer be supporting TweakDeck.
By Yogimax on 7 Mar 2013
PC Pro have the ability to time travel?
This article shows "Posted on 3 Jul 2013 at 14:22". Impressive.
By artiss on 8 Mar 2013
HotterSpotter android app
Other interesting (social) app: HotterSpotter
You can notify other drivers about accidents, traffic jam, mobile speed cam, etc. with one click in the free HotterSpotter android app. If you mark a place "Add Spot" with a label like "Traffic jam" the approaching users will be notified. Need help ? you can add spot like: "HelpMe: Flat tyre, cannot change!"
The spots/marks can be rated (+ / - ) , after a few minus it will be disappear. (eg: the traffic jam gone), the notificatins can be filtered for distance,keyword,type,rate. need:Gps+net, free, no even registration required, not virus/malware/etc.
Download: google play : HotterSpotter
Try it, and help each other!
By Hetter on 22 Mar 2013
A shout for this superb calculator - unlike most, it is mathematically literate and makes full use of the capabilities of the platform. There is incredible depth hidden behind a deceptively simple keypad which is superbly well thought out and intuitive.
By JohnAHind on 10 Apr 2013
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By blaze on 17 Apr 2013
Best entertainment apps
I use my android most when I'm bored so I'd say best apps are things like 'I Bored' or the new 'Funny photos and jokes' app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.
Anyone else use these?
By santamon on 4 May 2013
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