200+ Best Android Apps & Android Games: June 2012
Jul 3, 2012 6:45 AM –
Here’s more than 200 of the best Android apps & Android games our expert reviewers here at AndroidTapp thoroughly reviewed since the year began through June! It will take you weeks to download and use all of these apps so be sure to bookmark this page and share with friends! They all are vetted for superior quality and we only list apps rated 4.0 and higher out of a 5.0 star scale. Download or buy these top apps with convenient one-click tools below:
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Best Android apps reviewed January 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012.
Cerberus anti theft – must-have security app to help find Lost or Stolen phone!
Free Trial, $3.75
Cerberus anti theft is a powerful and fully-featured app that helps you get back a lost or stolen device. The tools contained in the app are pretty incredible and help to give you a genuine feeling of control, even if your expensive smartphone has disappeared. It’s an app that you’ll never want to actually use, but you’ll be glad it’s there if you need it.
Scalado Album – lightning fast & super smooth Gallery app for Android
Scaldo Album is an alternative gallery app that’s simple to use and includes loads of functionality. The user interface is slick, responsive and, while it is an app you pay for rather than your native gallery or something like QuickPic, it has plenty going for it. Check out the review for more.
New Star Soccer – a seriously addictive Football adventure!
New Star Soccer is a football (soccer) game with a distinct twist. You take the role of a 16 year old at the very beginning of his professional career. Then balance your playing life on-field, with your lifestyle off-field. Mixing simulation and strategy elements with incidental soccer action, New Star Soccer is frighteningly addictive for anyone interested in the game.
Springpad is a smart notebook app that lets you collate and access all manner of content in a variety of different ways. From taking a picture with your phone and adding it to your photography notebook to finding the perfect pair of jeans online and saving the URL to a shopping notebook, the multi-platform app lets you save virtual content easily and conveniently.
Gyro – such a beautiful & slick arcade game!
Gyro is a slick and well-developed arcade game that asks you to spin a wheel and collect coloured balls for points. Insanely easy to play, incredibly hard to put down, Gyro is beautifully designed and very cool indeed. Best of all folks, it’s also free!
Songkick Concerts – clever app for finding gigs by your favourite music artists!
Songkick Concerts is a clever and intuitive service for finding gigs by your favourite artists when they are playing locally to you. Using your music library it builds a customised calendar of upcoming concerts, so you always know who is playing, where and when. If you’re a fan of live music, this is most certainly for you!
Onavo Extend – is a watchdog app for wireless data consumption
Onavo Extend is a handy little tool that helps you reduce your data requirements, which is ideal if you regularly hit your monthly limits. Simply set the service up and it’ll kick in whenever you move away from WiFi. If you struggle to come under your monthly data usage limit, often get charged for excess data requirements, or just want to get more out of your data plan, this just makes perfect sense.
SplatWord – new & challenging twist for word gamers
SplatWord, by Happixie, is a challenging and fun word game with a distinct twist. Like loads of other word games available in the Google Play Store, the aim of the game is to find words using the assembled letters. However, with SplatWord, the letters themselves move around in the form of dark bubbles. To select them you have to press (and splat) them. This makes for unique and genuinely challenging gameplay that I’m sure word gamers will love.
Tasker – fully automate your Android
Free to Try, ~$6.49
Tasker is a hugely powerful profile creator for your Android device. Create all manner of settings based on several conditions and factors. From ensuring your phone is silent while you are asleep to getting your device to smartly switch to Navigation mode as soon as you jump in your car, Tasker makes your Android even smarter.
Tasks is a a simple yet powerful task-list creator that syncs with Google Tasks. With a slick Ice Cream Sandwich design and featuring widgets, multiple account support and sharing capabilities, it’s a superb solution for people who use Google Tasks and require a client on their mobile devices.
SMS Text Messaging from your Computer (MightyText)
SMS Text Messaging from Computer (MightyText) is a cool way to send and receive text messages through your computer, by letting the app sync between your SMS messages and a browser add-on. Remarkably fast and convenient, it’s a great way to message people through your computer. Read on for explanations as to how it works and, importantly, how it performs.
Mobbles is like Tamagotchi caring + Pokemon collecting
Mobbles is a slick and interactive tamagotchi-style game that features augmented reality aspects to gameplay and beautiful graphics. Clean, feed, tickle, clothe, bounce and entertain your Mobbles to ensure they remain happy. The game is perilously addictive and overwhelmingly cute, so definitely give it a look.
Demolition Inc. THD
Demolition Inc. THD is a fun and visually stunning physics-based destruction game for high-end Android devices. Take the role of alien demolitions contractor Mike as he levels Earth’s city blocks using a variety of cunning weapons. From making cars skid into buildings to using exploding cows to trigger a chain reaction of collapsing blocks, Demolition Inc. THD is an epic game of awesome destruction.
MobileWar – turn your phone into a virtual laser tag game!
MobileWar is a slick and well presented location-based shooting game. Using your GPS, battle it out with other players in all-out mobile war! It’s simple to play and easy to set up, you just need the app, a good signal and some buddies to play it with. Lock and load!
Spy Tool Kit, a Swiss army knife of mini tools fit for 007
Spy Tool Kit is a fun and neat little toolbox of useful mini-apps, ideal for the wannabe James Bond or Jason Bourne operatives. From the handy Flashlight to the awesome ‘Diversion Creator’, there are all kinds of things here to help you infiltrate an enemy base and steal secret weapon plans. Easy to use and responsive, Spy Tool Kit is the app ‘Q’ should be downloading for Bond in the next movie.
Migration+ helps transfer contacts to your new phone
Migration+ is essentially a tool that removes a headache some users encounter when they get a new phone. One big thing for people is getting all their contacts from one phone to another. For some people, like myself, my contacts are pretty much all on Google, so when I get a new phone, my account syncs and they are all there. However, perhaps if a user is switching from and iPhone to Android (or heaven forbid, the other way), Migration+ can make the process seamless and easy.
ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation
Free, plus License Purchases (up to $125 annually)
ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation is a premium mapping and navigation app that offers a great deal in terms of functionality. Boasting numerous features for free and very many more for premium users, it can certainly offer more to the user than the like of Google Maps. The only question is, do you need it?
100 Floors – fiendishly tricky & clever game worthy of any puzzler!
100 Floors is a tricky game that sets out to bamboozle your wits in a series of clever puzzles. The aim of each level is to activate a green arrow, which moves the lift upwards. However, you normally have to perform certain tasks in a particular way or order to solve the level and move on. From basic finger swiping to utilizing your device’s accelerometer and volume buttons, puzzles are fiendish and take ingenuity. For people who love games like The Moron Test or Impossible Level Game, this is the new kid on your block.
Play Safe – helps make your Android kid approved
Play Safe is a hugely important app for anyone that has children. Simply stated the app allows you to place selected apps- into a kind of sandbox that lets children use only those apps/games and denies them access to other parts of your device. If you’re keen to let your child play with a cool app you’ve found for them but worried they’ll cause havoc if left alone with your Android, this is the perfect app for you!
Original Yacht Dice Game, play Yahtzee on your Android
Original Yacht Dice Game is a cool dice game that is not dissimilar to Yahtzee. Roll five dice fifteen times to score as many points as you can making different combinations. It’s relatively easy to play and the game boasts a variety of modes. If you’re a fan of table games, this might be one you want to take a look at.
Purrapy Fluffy Live Wallpaper (the LWP for Cat Lovers!)
Free, plus In-app Purchases
Purrapy Fluffy Live Wallpaper is a cute live wallpaper you’re going to want to check out if you’re a fan of cats and kittens! Featuring a range of interactive furs to stroke on your home screen, the app lets you customise, download more styles and even includes kitty noises!
Metaballs HD Live Wallpaper – LWP with lots of customization
Metaballs HD Live Wallpaper is a hugely customisable live wallpaper app for your Android device. Featuring 12 different themes and the ability to tweak these in a variety of different ways, it’s a fantastic app that adds a vibrancy to your homescreen.
Dragon & Dracula – check out this cute & challenging platformer game
Free, $0.99 plus In-app purchases
Dragon & Dracula is an enjoyable and well-developed platform game. You start as a baby dragon and your role is to grow, develop new skills and explore the world around you. Your world, however, is under threat from an evil vampire, and you must ultimately defeat him! The game includes 25 levels and simple gameplay- definitely one to check out if you’re a platforming fan.
DMD Panorama – easily create 360 degree panoramic photos
DMD Panorama is a slick and well-presented panoramic camera application for Android. Featuring a cool ying/yang sign as a clever means to line up your shots correctly, the app is both intuitive and simple to use. While most native cameras on Ice Cream Sandwich already feature panoramic photography options, DMD Panorama is available for phones with Android 2.2 (FroYo) and above.
Drippler Android News
Drippler Android News is an app, based on your device or device of your interest, delivers to you specific news, rumors, software updates, usage tips, apps & games, tech-support, accessories and more. Stay updated with your device or check out features to lean about new devices, let’s delve more in the full app review!
InFoto is a clever little app that gathers statistics and information regarding the photos you take on your Android device. Subsequently generating some cool infographics, the app is a great idea for people who like taking lots of pictures on their Android.
FunCam – cool Camera App with plenty of real-time photo filters
FunCam is a cool and easy-to-use camera app that provides some great-looking filters which you can view in real-time. Similar to popular apps like Paper Camera and other great apps we’ve reviewed before, such as Instant Camera, FunCam is a neat solution to liven up your pictures.
Snowmen Story, a delightful battle of good & evil snowmen
Free, plus In-app Purchases
Snowmen Story is a delightfully fun game where you have to throw snowballs at snowmen, fireworks, buildings, skiers and even Santa! The story goes that a multi-dimensional portal has been opened between a world of good snowmen and world of evil ones. You get to play an evil snowman as he creates icy havoc on the good side. It’s simple to play and features superb graphics and sound.
simpleaf is a clean, simple note app that stands out
Have you ever had the need to jot some notes, yet you were in another app? simpleaf is a very simple and surprisingly efficient handwriting memo app that is accessible from the notifications bar allow you to note take from any app.
Atomic Clock Wallpaper – LWP for those who require precise time
Atomic Clock Wallpaper is a live wallpaper that displays the time accurately synchronised with the Internet. While phones can often allow for tiny errors time-wise, this ensures your time is always spot on. The wallpaper is relatively simple but does come with a few customisations to let you personalise it.
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