Top Android Apps

With so many apps available, it’s hard to find which apps are the best. We’ve done our best to make a list of some the coolest and most useful that you’ll find for free. Some of these apps have paid options as well which adds more features or benefits. So let’s take a look at some of these apps.

1. Advanced Task Killer Free

Chances are that if your already an Android user, you already have ATK. If not, we recommend you pick it up as soon as possible. You may notice that your Android phone loses battery life faster than you would like. This app allows you to quickly kill a lot of the apps that your aren’t using at the time. These apps are all using memory and cpu. Advanced Task Killer Free is the perfect app to kill these process and save on your battery life.

2. AP Mobile

This app is basically everything you will ever need in a news app. Some great things about this app is that it will grab news stories for and cache them for offline reading, it can tailor your local news stories by zip code, customizable homepage, constant updates, multiple categories and videos as well.

3. Astrid

Astrid is a to-do list application which allows you to create simple and complex to-do lists. You can start with a basic list of tasks and more levels of complexity as needed. For example, you can add tags to your to-do list items such as family, or work. You can set varying levels of reminders for each item as well.

4. Astro File Manager

We really cannot stress enough how much we recommend this app. See the cool thing is that there are so many apps out there but what happens when we run out of space on our smartphones? Astro File Manager allows you to view your Android phones complete file system. You can store apps on your SD card but you cannot launch the app from there. You can however choose which apps you want to use and swap them in an instant. Very cool app!

5. Bonsai Blast

We really couldn’t create this list without including at least one great Android game. Bonsai Blast is a classic game. The user shoots colorful bubbles and strings holding other colorful bubbles. The graphics are great and its very addictive. Check it out.

For a more complete list of awesome free Android apps check out Top Android Apps.

Top 5 Android Apps of All-Time

Everyone knows that the Android Market is full of useful (and useless) apps. But sometimes the wide-range and seemingly endless list of apps can leave most wondering which ones are worth downloading. Well, there are experts here to tell you which apps you simply cannot live without. From apps to help you translate a word, to telling your friends what you’re watching. Android has a boatload of great applications that will make that smartphone purchase gratifying every time you pull the phone of your pocket. These are not in any particular order because they are diverse and all quite great. Also, Facebook, Twitter, and most of Google’s apps have been left out because we all know they are great

  1. GetGlue- This is a social app that allows you to check-in to whatever media you are currently consuming. You can share whether you are listening to music, watching TV or a movie, playing video games, or anything else. The cool thing about GetGlue is that instead of earning useless badges and such like a lot of other apps, you earn stickers. GetGlue will actually send you these high quality stickers for free via USPS. GetGlue has made many deals with entertainment providers and quite a few shows and movies have weekly stickers. GetGlue will even re-post your pictures of stuff covered in stickers to their Twitter and Facebook
  2. Google Translate – Google makes great products, we all know that (look at the Android phone in your hand). So, their translation tool being wonderful is no surprise. Whether you are in a foreign country and need to ask how to bail your friend out of jail right away or you just want to impress your lady friend at a French restaurant, this app is really great. The interface is easy to use and understand, while working extremely quickly. This app can be super handy and even fun, if you just want to put random words in to find out how they are spoken in other languages.
  3. Titanium Backup – For many Android users who may be rooted or need to transfer their information a lot, this app is indispensable. Titanium allows you to save not only the apps that you have downloaded, but also their background data. What this means is you will never lose all your levels on Angry Birds again, when transferring your device or flashing a new ROM.
  4. Foursquare – This app has recently seen a redesign that changes the entire dynamic of how this location-based social network operates. The new form of the app allows the company to collect and leverage their data more efficiently. What this means for the end user is better recommendation and social interaction between you and your other friends who use the app. The revamped app allows for tips left by other users to be displayed more prominently and there are more relevant suggestions for similar establishments.
  5. Instagram – The photo sharing giant that was purchased by Facebook is not new to many people. But, Instagram is relatively new to Android. Originally, this app was only made for iOS and it took a long time to make its way over to the little green robot. If you enjoy taking pictures on your phone and showing friends what you are eating, the beer you’re drinking, or the random thing you saw on your way home, then this app is a must have. While the same filters tend to get old after a while, Facebook seems to be in development to continue making the app more robust.

There are thousands of apps that are wonderful and deserve mention but these are the ones that no one should be missing on their Android device. Go search around the Android Market and try to find your own list of apps that no one should live without.

Best Paid Android Apps

So below I have made a list of 5 of the Best Paid Android Apps. Many Android apps have both paid and free versions, the apps I talk about below are worth purchasing for the extra features. There are many more but these are my five favorite. So we will start off with saying that there are over 300,000 apps available in the Android Marketplace; with an estimated 10 billion downloads.

Top 5 Best Paid Android Apps

Lookout Mobile Security:

  • Lookout Mobile Security lets you also backup and restores your phone, provides Antivirus and phone location features using GPS and also can make your phone scream remotely if you think you lost it in your home. You can remotely wipe your phone if lost which is great to keep your information secure.
  • The basic features are available through a free version but the paid version protects phone with advanced security and privacy detection. It keeps your web browsing safe and also allows you to find a lost or stolen phone quickly.
  • The app is 2.99/month or 29.99/year.
  • Titanium Backup
  • The Titanium Backup will backup and restore all data on your phone, which is critical for today’s mobile users.
  • Titanium Backup comes in both a free and paid version. The paid version gives you some more options. The Pro version allows Drop box sync, App Freezer and multiple backups.
  • The paid version costs $6.58 with a 5 star user rating.

Camera Zoom FX

  • A lot of Android smart phones have weak camera features, with Camera Zoom FX provides you with over 90 different effects.
  • Camera Zoom FX Lets you customize your phone buttons to handle different features.
  • This app costs $4.99.

Angry Birds

  • Angry Birds is an awesome game. It is available for free with ads and a paid version without ads.
  • This game speaks for itself.
  • This app costs $1.99

HD Widgets

  • HD Widgets is a universal app made for tablets and phones. It is considered the next generation of widgets, the app was designed with usability in mind, and everything is swipe able.
  • It has weather widgets and app widgets that were designed for high definition smart phones on the market today.
  • This app costs $1.99

Thanks for taking the time and looking at my review of the best paid android apps. Hope you found some use full information and it at the same time find an app you need!