300+ Best Android Apps Reviews of 2011
Dec 31, 2011 1:25 PM –
300+ Best Android Apps Reviews of 2011 reviewed by the expert and industry leaders AndroidTapp.com. Every app listed is a top app indeed plus we have reviewed each giving our detailed unbiased analysis, pros versus cons, screenshots & videos, score rating, and more. There are a lot of apps here so we have created sorting options, use barcode scanner to download, along with quick download buttons for your convenience.
ADWLauncher EX is a fully customizable home replacement for your Android device. It offers many highly customizable settings, customizations, and effects to make your Android device yours.
Muffin Knight is a highly addictive, witty, beautiful and challenging platform game available on Android. Collect muffins as you race around gorgeous ‘almost’ 3D scenery, shoot a variety of baddies from pigs, goats, sheep, bats and turtles as well as bosses and flying baddies! A brilliant title, Muffin Knight is perhaps one of the very best games available on the platform.
Alchemy Genetics. Combine different animals to create new species. Start with 4 and go up to 500, from obvious to unlikely to bizarre combinations. Play, enjoy and remember: this game was made for laughs! No animals were hurt. Learn more about amazing animals by clicking the Wikipedia logo on the animal info page!
Free 14 day trial, $4.99/year
DeskSMS lets you text from your phone number via your Gmail, Gtalk, or browser! DeskSMS forwards your text (and MMS!) messages to your GMail, Google Chat, and DeskSMS Chrome extension! And if you reply back, the recipient gets a text from your number! You can use your favorite IM client (Beejive, Trillian, etc.) or email client to send text messages from your phone number! Download DeskSMS on your phone, and then use your an IM or email client from your PC or tablet to send text messages!
Reckless Getaway is a fast-paced and highly explosive racer. Offering 2 modes and 16 levels (with more to come), the game is as breathless and adrenaline pumping as you can get on Android. Rich graphics, deeply immersive, insanely additive gameplay, superb sound and simple controls make Reckless Getaway a top gaming experience. With games like Raging Thunder, Raging Thunder 2 and Wave Blazer, I’d suggest the developer Polarbit know their way to develop a good racing game and this new title doesn’t disappoint.
Pocket Casts. Podcast listening finally made easier. Stay up to date with all the latest podcasts (or netcasts if you’re Leo) with one easy to use app. Simply add your favourite podcasts, and you’ll be able to stream or download new episodes as they become available.
GroupMe. Start a group, add your friends, and we’ll give you a free phone number for it. GroupMe is the easiest way to start conversations and keep in touch with your real life network. It’s totally free, and it works on every phone. With apps for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7, as well as full support via SMS*, you can connect with anyone you know at any time.
Guerrilla Bob. The hit iOS Shooter is now available on your Android device! Guerrilla Bob offers stunning visuals, cross-platform multiplayer, an arsenal of kick-ass weaponry, unique enemies, explosive ammunition and non-stop humor.
PicSay Pro – Photo Editor. Award winning photo editor with all the tools you need to spice up your pictures. Sharpen, remove red eye, crop & straighten, distort, insert cutouts of other pictures, paint, make color splash out of black-and-white pictures, add text, word balloons, apply effects like Cross Process, Lomo, Vignette, faux HDR, Tilt-shift, Pencil Sketch, and much more. New, initial Xoom Honeycomb Tablet support, Gritty and Redscale filter, and new mouth stickers!
Taptu is a clever social news feed reader. Get the latest on your interests in one place.You can discover Topics and sources from our StreamStore or add any RSS feed from the web.
Thumb Keyboard (Phone/Tablet)
Thumb Keyboard (Phone/Tablet) is a flexible keyboard that introduces a revolutionary and innovative “split” layout for Tablets and Phones. A layout that makes thumb-typing easier, more natural and more comfortable. Besides that it is also a standard keyboard with many features one will not find on a regular keyboard.
Alchemy is a fun and extremely addictive game where you use 4 basic elements (air, earth, water, and fire) to create more than 270 combinations like beer, vampires, and skyscrapers.
Sentinel 3: Homeworld is a jaw-droppingly visceral gaming experience on Android. It’s firmly in the tower defense genre but the mesmerising graphics are dense gameplay make it a truly exceptional title. The latest in the Sentinel series, the game was part of the Android 10 Billion download sale. If you’re a fan of tower defense, Sentinel 3: Homeworld might be the most vivid and stunning you’ll have seen.
WaveSecure Mobile Security
Free Trial, $19.90/yr.
WaveSecure Mobile Security is a Must-Have app for Android smartphone security, finding lost phone, remote wipe, and backing up contacts, SMS and call logs.
Actions Pro is a massively comprehensive profile creation tool for Android. Highly functional and user-friendly, Actions lets you create custom profiles based on a wide variety of factors. Effected actions are also incredibly varied- giving you more control than ever on your phone. Actions goes far beyond simply being able to make your device go onto silent while you’re sleeping- it’s an incredibly powerful tool that is essential for people with busy lifestyles.
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Any.DO is a cool multi-platform GTD (get things done) to-do list manager that is quite simply awesome. I am a massive fan of productivity apps and have tried plenty of them on Android. GTD apps on Android go from the brilliantly detailed project management-style tools such as Due Today to the infinitely simple Do It (Tomorrow). While I have found myself loving both of these and finding each superb in their own way, I always felt one was a little too complex for my level of use and one way a bit too simple. Step forward Any.DO…
AirDroid is an already massively popular Android management application that lets you control your device via your web browser. Incredibly easy to set up, it is a powerful and useful tool for managing content on your Android. You can view pictures, send and receive SMS text messages, install and remove apps, manage contacts in addition to a whole lot more. Very powerful and intuitive, AirDroid is also free!
Free Demo, $6.99 Full
Riptide GP is the first ever console-quality water racing game for mobile, created by Vector Unit, the developers of Xbox 360 hit Hydro Thunder Hurricane, exclusively for Tegra devices. Rev up your supercharged jet ski and take a wild ride through twisting canals and rivers, futuristic cityscapes, and mysterious research facilities. Skill, stunts, and speed will be your best allies as you grab massive air off huge waves, kick out death-defying tricks, and boost your jet ski to victory across a dynamic, ever-changing torrent of foam and spray.
Homerun Battle 3D
HOMERUN BATTLE 3D online Homerun Derby! Repetitive but good, especially multi-player reak-time online play mode.
Pocket Legends is a Massive Multiplayer Online game that allows you to choose your character, pursue quests, upgrade your stats, and discover the Pocket Legends world with thousands of other players online!
Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies. Get ready to soil your plants! The hit PopCap® game comes to Android at last. Forget shotguns, flamethrowers, and cricket bats. A well-tended garden is your best defense against a rampaging horde of undead. Keep the zombies at bay with an array of deadly plants and well-aimed lawnmowers. With Plants vs. Zombies, the fun never dies!
Wordfeud. A fun multiplayer word game. Who can make the highest scoring words? Ad free version of Wordfeud. Play with friends or random opponents. Participate in up to 30 games simultaneously. Push notifications. English, Dutch, Scandinavian dictionaries. Plus Chat feature. Important: if you’re updating and have a device running Android 1.6, uninstall the previous version first.
Vlingo: Words to Actions
Vlingo: Words to Actions allows you to speak your text, email, search for restaurants and more by voice. It can read your text and emails to you. Plus it can all be done by voice without touching your phone… great while driving!
UberMusic is a beautiful and highly customizable music player for Android. You can change the entire user interface by applying skins, which you can find on the market by searching for “UberMusic Skin”.
Cut the Rope
Free (at GetJar), $0.99
Cut the Rope. The little monster Om Nom is hungry and the only thing standing between him and a full belly is you – that is your help cutting the ropes that hold the candy he wants. Swipe your finger across the ropes to release the delicious bundles into his mouth. But don’t forget to collect the stars and break the bubbles along the way – easier said than done when enemies and obstacles await!
The Amazon MP3 app for Android now includes both the Amazon MP3 store and Amazon Cloud Player (US-only). Shop for music and play music stored on your Android device. In the US version, play or download music stored in Amazon Cloud Drive. (UK version) Play not only Amazon MP3 purchases but also other music stored on your device.
Raging Thunder 2
Raging Thunder 2 fast pace 3D accelerometer game with awesome graphics!
CNBC Real-Time for Android
CNBC Real-Time for Android – real-time stock quotes, watchlists, news, videos & more. The CNBC Real-Time App for Android gives you free access to real-time stock quotes – before, during and after market hours, directly from both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Marketplace. Additionally, you will get CNBC breaking news alerts, top news stories & analysis, and access to the latest CNBC business video clips, CEO interviews and market updates via CNBC video-on-demand. The CNBC Real-Time App allows you to create and track your favorite company stocks live, in real-time and interact with a custom CNBC Ticker.
Extensive Notes. Notepad app with so many features, it’s bordering on insanity.
PowerAMP Music Player
PowerAMP Music Player. PowerAMP is a powerful music player for Android. Key Features: Plays mp3, mp4/m4a* (including alac), ogg*, wma*, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta (* some files may require NEON support) 10 band graphical equalizer for all supported formats, presets Separate Bass and Treble adjucement Plays songs from folders and from system media library Downloads missing album art
Video Caller ID
Video Caller ID allows you to set or make videos for incoming caller ID.
Classic Notes – Notepad, ToDo
Classic Notes – Notepad, ToDo. Minimal and Efficient. Have you ever wanted a magical notepad that could do anything you asked it to? Have you ever wanted to be able to have a legal memo pad, pocket translator, mortgage calculator, dictionary, thesaurus, conversion calculator, and music information manager all in one? If so classic notes is the application for you! Classic Notes is a magical notepad that can do all of these things and more. Classic Notes comes in a minimalistic style to make doing work, both attractive and fun and is loaded with options to make this application one productivity tool that you might not know you can’t live without.
Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin Browser HD is feature loaded; Tab Browsing, Gestures, Add-ons, and more!
NodeBeat is an extremely cool music app that is a clever twist on the traditionally linear sound generation titles available in the Android Market. Instead of completing a kind of streaming grid of sound effects, the music is generated by a pulse emanating from various Nodes. Add Nodes to create differing sounds, beats, bass, rhythms and so on. Looks incredible, sounds incredible so definitely worth a look…
Speedx 3D fast pace 3D accelerometer game (new experimental feature lets you play in 3D with 3D glasses)!
Free, In-Game Purchases
Wind-Up Knight is a 3D scrolling platform game for Android. Boasting lush graphics, challenging gameplay and various items to buy and accumulate in-game to make your quest possible, it’s a superb game and loads of fun. There is a rather steep learning curve as you progress through the game but it’s very immersive and hugely enjoyable.
Handcent SMS offers T9, Sigs, and iPhone style texting.
RLW Live Wallpaper Pro
RLW Live Wallpaper is a highly configurable and fantastic looking live wallpaper for Android. It lets you create beautifully intricate and colorful circles that rotate on your screen behind your apps, shortcuts and widgets. For Android users who like brilliant live wallpapers, this is something you really should take a look at.
Asphalt 5 is an action packed first person 3D race car game with amazing graphics and online game play.
Shush! Ringer Restorer
Shush! Ringer Restorer. Ever miss an important call because you left your phone on silent? Shush helps resolve that issue! It’s activated when you silence your ringer using the volume buttons. You don’t need to remember a special app! Once your ringer is off, it asks you how long to stay silent. Never miss another important call. Great for class, the office, movies and sleep.
Pulse News Reader
Pulse News Reader. A beautiful application that makes browsing news from websites and social networks fun and engaging. Pulse takes your favorite websites (including Facebook) and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article, and you will see a clean and elegant view of the story. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter or email is as easy as two taps. Pulse has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Techcrunch and more. Experience Pulse today – you will never look at news the same way again.
Pandora Radio plays streaming Internet radio based on your music genres and tastes.
Shazam listens to music and tells you the artist, song, album and methods to buy!
PDAnet allows you to tether your phone’s 3G/4G via USB or Bluetooth
GO Launcher EX
Go Launcher EX is a home replacement app from Go Launcher Dev Team. Unless you are very new to Android, you’ll probably be aware of this home launcher. The app entirely replaces your native launcher, whether that be HTC’s Sense, Motoblur, the original Froyo and Gingerbread Android launchers or other manufacturer created homescreens. The app is completely free to download and is similar to LauncherPro and the recently reviewed by AndroidTapp ADW Launcher EX.
TiKL – Touch To Talk (PTT)
TiKL – Touch To Talk (PTT) allows push to talk walkie talkie communication over any cellular network on any Android phone.
WeatherBug is loaded with features to get weather forecasts based on your location or other preset locations.
Smart Keyboard Pro
Smart Keyboard Pro is a highly customizable keyboard replacement for Android. The app is skinnable, comes with a wide variety of options and downloadable languages and lets you edit the layout of the keyboard itself. In light of the recent disappearance from the Android Market of another popular keyboard app- Better Keyboard 8, this might be just a great substitute.
RingDroid allows you to create your own ringtones from MP3 directly on your Android phone!
HexDefense. Explosive graphics and sound! The arcade intensity of tower defense on Android. Navigate fifteen challenging levels, building and upgrading towers to create mazes that leave enemy creeps marching to their death! With explosive OpenGL-based graphics and 3D stereo sound, HexDefense brings the arcade intensity of tower defense to Android like never before. Watch creeps explode and rockets fly across the hexagonal playing field as you defend your home tile against wave after wave of attackers. The game is fast and intense–easy to play, but very tough to master!
CardioTrainer helps you track your running, cycling, hiking, and other fitness activities. Features GPS tracking on Google Maps plus add-on apps like Racing for CardioTrainer and Weight Loss for CardioTrainer.
ShopSavvy Barcode scanner shows pricing for products locally and on the Web.
WordPress for Android is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, and manage comments with built-in notifications. Download it now and get blogging in no time. WordPress for Android supports both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (2.7 or higher) blogs.
Feedly is a fresh, bright RSS reader that integrates smoothly with Google Reader and comes with a host of settings, functions and options. There is also a Google Chrome application for syncing your RSS experiences between your phone and computer. The app comes with a funky widget too, so you can get your feeds direct to your homescreen.
Tank Hero. Fast paced 3D tank action on your Android phone. Take out your enemies with cannons, heat seekers, and howitzers. Battle against cunning enemies and become the Tank Hero! FEATURES: OpenGL 3D graphics, Campaign and Survival game modes with 40 levels each, 4 weapons to choose from, 5 types of AI tanks to fight against, Multi-touch and trackball control schemes, MORE LEVELS, WEAPONS, AND FEATURES COMING SOON! NOTES: High end Android device required (Nexus One, Droid, Samsung Galaxy, etc). HTC Wildfire IS NOT supported.
Note Everything is a versatile note taking app that allows various inputs; text, handwritten, photos, voice, create checklists, import/export features and more.
Colorix is a Tetris-like game, high quality, very fun & addictive.
LauncherPro allows you to customize your home screen, message notifications and up to 7 panels to customize
Noom Weight Loss
Noom Weight Loss a full-featured application that helps you achieve your weight loss goals. By combining the ability to track your exercise, food, and goals in one easy-to-use package you are sure to achieve your weight loss dreams.
Lookout Mobile Security
Lookout Mobile Security. Features: AntiVirus; Blocks viruses & malware, Scans memory card to stop viruses from phone to PC, Ad free! Backs ups Contacts, photos, call history, Access data online, Missing Device, Locates phone on map, Activates loud alarm.
Slacker Radio Streaming Music Player offers millions of songs free for web and mobile.
SlideIT Keyboard allows you to swipe letters to spell words. The best alternative to Swype Keyboard!
World War fun and addictive fantasy role play game you can plays across days with nearly 3 million people online!
Audible for Android
Audible for Android. Audible, the premier provider of digital audiobooks, is now available for Android. This free app features the most comprehensive audiobook experience ever! We’ve included 7 excerpts from some of our favorite authors to get you started. Fully supports: Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and Audible.de
Skies of Glory
Skies of Glory is an awesome first-person flight fighter game featuring amazing 3D graphics and visual effects.
Beautiful Widgets are a set of home screen widgets to give the HTC Sense style clock and weather widgets for any Android phone. Includes quick toggles for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, Ringer and more. Recent support for Live Wallpapers!
Angry Birds in one of the most hottest and addictive games to hit Android! Must Play Game (or see our review)!
AppBrain Market Sync offers a solution to browse Android Apps via the Web and sync installations to your Android phone… Convenient!
The Dropbox Android application syncs mobile device online and to your other computers. Now you can browse the files in your Dropbox folder from anywhere! Share links to files with your friends, save photos and video from your camera to your computers, and even open files using any of your favorite Android apps.
Wave Launcher is a cool and unique way to launch apps. Whether you want to launch your email from the middle of a news application, or your Twitter while in the middle of Angry Birds, Wave Launcher lets you do it smoothly and easily. Unlike any other form of launcher I’ve seen on the Android Market, Wave Launcher is a superb gesture-controlled navigation tool that posits short-cuts to any app you like, from any screen.
Exchange by Touchdown
Exchange by Touchdown syncs email with Microsoft Exchange servers with Active Sync.
Epicurious Recipe App
description: Epicurious Recipe App. This app from award-winning food site Epicurious.com includes over 28,000 delicious, professionally tested and created recipes from renowned magazines such as Gourmet and Bon Appétit, popular cookbooks, top chefs, and leading restaurants. Features a home screen “Recipe of the Day” widget and voice search.
K9 Mail email client offers POP3 and IMAP with Push sync integration.
Free Application, $9.99 for Monthly Subscription to Service
Spotify brings millions of tracks to Android. Your music is always with you. Spotify opens up your Android to a world of music. Take your existing Spotify playlists with you on the go – listen to them during your commute, in the gym or on a flight. With ‘Offline mode’ you can listen even when no connection is available. Wirelessly sync your local files to your phone to merge your catalogue with ours, no cables required! Download and get started directly from your mobile.
WHERE Android App is location based app that allows you to find Restaurant reviews, movies, local news, gas prices, weather, and more!
Mint.com Personal Finance
Mint Personal Finance is great for keeping track of your personal finance. Syncs to your online Mint.com account, equipped with alerts, reminders and better spending recommendations
UberSocial for Twitter (Formerly Twidroyd/Twidroid)
UberSocial is the leading full-featured Twitter client for Android! UberSocial (formerly Twidroyd) is the leading full-featured Twitter client for Android, with a customizable UberBar for easy navigation. Twidroyd (f.k.a. Twidroid) is a fully featured Twitter client for Android. Do everything from tweet, Retweet, Reply, Direct Reply, Geo-Location, Picture/Video Uploads and more.
Kindle for Android
Kindle for Android. Read more than 620,000* Kindle books on your Android phone including thousands of free books. No Kindle required. Automatically synchronizes your last page read between devices with Amazon Whispersync. Adjust the text size, color mode, or brightness. *If you are a non-US customer, book availability may vary.
YouMail Visual Voicemail
YouMail allows Visual Voicemail so you can manage, download & listen to voice mail on the phone, custom greetings to your callers, plus more features!
Tango Video Calls
Tango Voice & Video Calls offers Free Voice and Video Calls! Now you can leave your friends video messages when they don’t pick up your call! To send a video message without calling, long press on your friends name and follow the prompts. Watch your video messages by tapping the Messages tab in Tango.
Gmote turns your Android phone into a remote for your PC and Media Center
Advanced Task Killer
Advanced Task Killer gives you the freedom to stop apps and background processes speeding up your phone and conserving battery power!
Layar Reality Browser
Layar Reality Browser uses augmented reality with the phones camera to reveal local businesses, Wikipedia information, tweets and more.
Free App, Service Fee $39.99/year, One Time Fee $79.99
PlayOn Mobile. Hulu, Netflix Instant Queue*, Comedy Central, MLB.tv*, CNN, CBS, ESPN, ESPN3, TV.com, SpikeTV, The Ultimate Fighter, Amazon VOD, TBS, BET, Adult Swim, Oprah Winfrey Network, Nick, PBS, PBS Kids, MTV, Vevo, and many more. Now you can watch the online content from all of these channels on your Android Phone.
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