300+ Best Android Apps Reviews of 2011
Dec 31, 2011 1:25 PM –
Night of the Living Dead Defense
Night of the Living Dead Defense is a graphically rich tower defense game based on the classic horror movie. Defend various locations against the onslaught of zombie-type ex-people with a progressively powerful arsenal of weapons. The visuals are great and the sound is possibly the best of its kind in the Android Market. If you’re looking for a new tower defense addiction, this is it.
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.
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!
$4.67 ($2.00 On Sale in AndroidTapp Store!)
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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Game Dev Story
Game Dev Story is the massively popular, multi-platform, game company simulation game! Create games, advertise, attend game shows, win awards, make yours the best selling game of the year! Incredibly immersive, addictive and fun- if you haven’t played it, prepare to be consumed! But wait, those graphics looks a little bit 1992! That sound is terrible! Can it really be that good?
Frisbee Forever is the official app for Frisbee lovers everywhere. The game features exciting gameplay, gorgeous 3D environments, sharp HD graphics, a huge amount of levels and items to collect. The game is also wonderfully immersive and beautiful to play.
MyPhoneExplorer Client. Efficient management-software to control your phone through PC. MyPhoneExplorer is a powerful phone management software for your Desktop PC. Some features includes syncing your phone with Outlook, Thunderbird, Sunbird, Lotus Notes, Tobit David, Windows Contacts, Windows Calendar. Manage your SMS, Call lists, Apps, Files, Handle Calls, and Create Backups. Connection via WiFi, USB-Cable or Bluetooth. This is the client which is needed for your phone, you’ll also need the desktop software which can be downloaded at www.fjsoft.at.
HD Widgets is a set of widgets you place on your Android tablet or smartphone home screen to personalize it with gorgeous weather, forecast, clock and utility toggles. The sizes vary, as well as customization tweaks offered. Lets dive in to see how they fare.
Cubed is a classic “Assembly Puzzle” style game; designed for an intelligent and discriminating audience, the game features intuitive controls set in a clean and elegant interface with visuals and sound FX that put you in an appropriately contemplative state of mind.
Poynt is a majestically designed and highly functional local-search application that provides a multitude of connections wherever you might be geographically. Whether it be a restaurant, a movie, a person or any other local business, Poynt is a slick and customizable solution. Now, I know you might be thinking ‘ this is just like Google Places’ and I wouldn’t blame you, but Poynt does a whole lot more, and all within one superbly polished and intuitive application.
Free, In-Game Purchases
Tiny Tower is a retro tycoon game which puts you in control of a tower block. Build new levels, start businesses, keep your tenants happy and build as high as you can get! The graphics are incredibly basic but the game literally oozes charm and compulsive playability. I’m completely addicted to this gem of a game, so read on and let me give you some details.
Carnival of Horrors
Free, In-Game Purchases
Carnival of Horrors is a typical tower defence game, very akin to the likes of Plants Vs Zombies and Pumpkins Vs Monsters. You create a set of towers in order to thwart the oncoming baddies. These baddies start with fluffy ghosts and quickly level-up to evil clowns, scary bears and all kinds of other side-show freaks. Simple-yet-challenging gameplay is complimented by an eerie soundtrack and massive replay-ability. It’s a game that should be in every ‘Halloween Games’ list from this day forward.
Kids Learn to Read (Preschool)
Kids Learn to Read (Preschool) is an effective and fun reading tutor for small children. Especially aimed at pre-school kids, the app helps with reading in an enjoyable and entertaining way that young ones can engage with. Featuring a slew of bright characters, easy to understand controls and different modes, Kids Learn to Read is an ideal starting block for children to learn letters, words, blending and word creation.
Imperio Remote Desktop
Free, $1.99, $3.99
Imperio Remote Desktop / RDP lets you take control of your PC from anywhere in the world right from your Android phone or tablet, all for around the cost of a cup of coffee! Run your applications remotely, access your files, play your music, even launch a presentation – Imperio Remote Desktop / RDP is the fastest, easiest to use and most fully featured Remote Desktop / RDP app on the planet!
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~$1.34 ($0.99 On Sale in AndroidTapp Store!)
ProfileComfort is a useful and functional profile creation app. Most of us lead relatively busy lives where we find ourselves in a variety of situations; whether it be work, the cinema, a funeral, a school play or a variety of other circumstances. In many of these scenario’s your Lady Gaga ringtone might not be particularly popular. It’s probably the ultimate of 21st century problems, but one which can be managed easily and simply through profile managers such as ProfileComfort.
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Astral Plague is a pulsating and frenetic space shooter game. The game, probably familiar in gameplay to fans of retro-classics such as ‘Asteroid’, is a top-down 2D shooting bonanza as you have to fend off wave after wave of aggressive enemies. This is no gentle ride through the solar system either; it’s full-on, unremitting, intense and insanely action packed. There’s also an element of tower defense squeezed in which adds new kinds of gameplay to the mix. Cool, fun and in many ways brilliant, Astral Plague is as remorseless as it is fun.
Spectrum ICS Pro LWP
Spectrum ICS Pro LWP is the ultimate live wallpaper for people trying to give their devices a fresh Ice Cream Sandwich theme. The app gives you plenty of cool customizations so not only can you make your wallpaper look unique, you really do have complete control over the look and feel of every aspect. In a nutshell, I was looking for a really smart LWP that had that colorful, stripy ICS effect and this was just by far the best option.
Maxthon Browser is a speedy, customizable and fully-featured browser for Android and beyond. The app hosts a number of interesting and fun features that you would perhaps expect to see on a full PC browser such as; themes, sync to cloud, RSS reader widget, add-ons and tabs. Importantly, it just happens to be pretty fast too!
Snowflakes Live Wallpaper
Free, $1.49 (Available in AndroidTapp Store!)
Snowflakes Live Wallpaper is, well, a live wallpaper that features snowflakes. For many people, especially perhaps at this time of the year, this sounds like a great idea to give your Android a scrumptiously winter feel- in which case this will be right up your Christmas Tree. If not, however, and the thought of cute snowflakes littering your home screen makes you snort with derision, just hold fire there Scrooge, there’s a while lot more under the hood…
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Color and Draw for Kids Phone Edition
Color & Draw for kids phone ed is a fantastically easy to use coloring and drawing app which is ideal for kids of all ages. Either choose from a wide selection of pictures to color in or start with a blank canvas to create your own pictures. There’s a good palette to choose from and a range of colors. Ideal app for bringing out your child’s artistic side, the app was recently available for 10c as part of the Android 10BN download sale. Now back to it’s usual price of ~$0.99, it’s still a great option for amusing little ones.
Hand in Glove
Hand in Glove is mind-numbingly brilliant idea, and perfect now that the weather is getting colder. In a nutshell, the app lets you control basic phone functions with the hardware buttons; i.e. volume control rocker. This is therefore ideal if you are wearing gloves and need to answer a call quickly.
My Beach HD
My Beach HD is a gorgeously warming Live Wallpaper for your Android device. With loads of customizations you can design your own summery home screen background. Perhaps in response to the freezing weather conditions that are well-and-truly upon us (certainly in the Northern hemisphere!) this is just the remedy you need!
ScanBizCards Biz Card Reader
ScanBizCards Biz Card Reader. The only business card reader offering BOTH the choice to scan cards in seconds right on your phone – or submit instead for 100% accurate manual transcription! The only business card reader with cloud backup & sync across multiple Android and iOS devices + web-based access to cards from any browser.
Dabble is a superb word game based on the award winning board pursuit. The game is both simple to understand and incredibly challenging. The graphics and sound work perfectly with gameplay, creating a fun and interesting word game for Android devices.
CardSharing is the undoubtedly 21st century way of swapping contact information. Replacing the notion of having old-school cardboard business cards, the app instead allows you to create your own card in-app and then share it in different ways. Perhaps the coolest is the way it can create a quick QR code that your contact can barcode-scan for immediate information download. Very cool.
Free, with In-app Purchase
Zombies… OMG! is a cool blend of both tycoon and RPG game. The game boasts impressive graphics, a fun storyline, loads of missions, lots of weapons and things to collect and an adorable set of characters to interact with. Beneath the exterior there is, however, a strong element to invest in the game via in-app purchases. The game is free to play, but there is an abundance of presented opportunities to use real-world money to progress.
Free with In-app Purchases
Treasure Fever is a fun tycoon game with a cool twist. The aim of the game is to hunt for treasure in a series of diverse islands. With graphics not a million miles away from Farmville and similar tycoon titles, Treasure Fever is a welcome and refreshing spin on the genre. Progress through the various islands, increase your levels, find new treasures and share gifts with friends through the Papaya gaming network. If you like tycoon games but are beginning to find the genre stacked with overly familiar and repetitive gameplay, this might be just what you’re looking for!
Free via GetJar, $1.00 in Android Market
Karoshi is an old-school puzzle game with a very sinister twist. The aim of the game here is get Mr Karosh killed. Having had enough of his job and his life Mr Karoshi now faces a series of levels in which he gets to kill himself. You have to help him as he navigates all manner of obstacles and logic puzzles. The sound and graphics are incredibly retro, but the level design pulsates with ingenuity.
Learn Irish Premium
Free w/ Ads, $2.50 for Lite+, $5.65 for Premium ($4.99 On Sale in AndroidTapp Store!)
Learn Irish Premium is a functional and fun language application that lets you gradually learn some basic words and phrases in Irish Gaelic. It’s extremely easy to use, with playable audio files to help you understand how a word or phrase is pronounced, and there are both spellings and phonetic spellings to help with comprehension.
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BoggleDroid is your new-age rip of classic table top game, Boggle! Just like the original you’re under a timer to get as many word combinations as possible. However, as mobile apps go, you can challenge players across the globe or against another player on the same device. Lets get into some good word game fun!
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Pretty Pet Tycoon
Here comes the sequel to the smash-hit adventure strategy game Pretty Pet Salon! Pretty Pet Tycoon sees the return of Piglina, who has moved to a farm in the countryside to face the daunting task of building a mighty business empire. There she meets a mysterious stranger who seems to have his own plans of world domination using her fruit farm!
A Moon for the Sky
A Moon for the Sky is an addictive and tricky physics game on Android. Draw lines for your moon to bounce higher and higher. Collect stars, avoid obstacles and, whatever you do, don’t fall! Challenging gameplay, nice graphics and cute sound definitely make the game worth a look. The game uses the Papaya social gaming network for scoring, friends, sharing and bonuses.
Free, In-app Purchases
Tiny Village is a cute little tycoon/building game that puts you in control of creating your own pre-historic village! The gameplay is varied and, while the game includes the ability to increase your funds via real-world money, it doesn’t hinder the game to the point that similar titles do. The graphics and sound are rather adorable and the game seems to have a sort of Flintstones theme that is relatively new in this genre. Definitely worth a look if you like tycoon-style games, but don’t expect historical accuracy!!
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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…
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.
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.
Jimi Guitar is guitar simulator for Android. The app comes with a variety of modes and guitar types to play in addition to chord settings, free play, pre-set songs with lyrics and even a guitar tuner function. While it’s not going to replace an actual guitar, it’s still great for practice and has some cool tracks you can learn on it.
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Lockscreen Calendar. See your upcoming calendar events directly on the lockscreen! Works on every lockscreen, that normally displays the next upcoming alarm.
Price: Free, ~$1.49
Musaic Box is an incredible game that blends all kind of different genres. It’s part puzzle, part point-and-click-story and part music studio. It perhaps shouldn’t work, but it really does! From the same developers as Farm Frenzy and Yumsters, Musaic Box is a unique experience that’s definitely worth a look.
Hero Mages is a brave and subsequently rather exciting new game that blends online fantasy RPG with the turn-based strategy formula. Anyone with enough hard-core geek points to enjoy the old board games such as Dungeons & Dragons should rightly revel in what this game aspires to do, so roll those dice and read on…
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Darts 3D is a fun darts game that packs high levels of addiction, cool gameplay and 3D graphics into a brilliant little game. Play against either the CPU, a friend or even online competitors in a challenging and competitive darts game. Easy to play, tough to master, it’s a game which demands excellent timing and accuracy to be a good player.
Kaptilo is a curious puzzle game with smart graphics, immersive and challenging gameplay and great sound. The aim of the game game is to help robot Kaptilo escape a series of rooms- ensuring he turns out all the lights first. In a nutshell this means traversing every square in the room. There is that other burden of physics to deal with as well, which adds to the challenge of the game. Lots of fun, the game will definitely appeal to fans of quirky brain-teasers.
LHSee is an incredibly geeky-yet-fascinating app that lets you view and learn about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva. For the completely uninitiated, the LHC is the world’s largest particle accelerator that engages various physics experiments in addition to allowing humans to go some way to understanding laws of nature. The app is a useful learning resource that not only lets you stream live experiments but also provides lots of information about how particles are monitored and tracked.
Quick Volume Settings
Quick Volume Settings. Just put the app icon in your dock or home screen, and tap it to change ALL Volume Settings in one place. The settings include: Ringer mode (Normal/Vibrate/Silent), Ringer volume, Notification volume, System volume, Alarm volume, Media volume, Voice Call volume.
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Calibre Library. Connect wirelessly to your Calibre e-book library or other Stanza source. Browse and download your e-books on the go.
Corkbin is a beautifully designed mobile blogging platform for wine lovers. It lets you store the wines you like and see what your friends are drinking, in addition to providing recommendations for wine based on the food you’re eating. Easy to use, pretty to look at- it’s great for people who enjoy the odd glass, right up to true wine connoisseurs.
MotivAider for Mobile
MotivAider for Mobile is a behaviour modification app for Android. It’s essentially an app-version of a separate MotivAider device from Behavioural Dynamics Ltd. In a concise nutshell the app lets you create small reminders that make your device vibrate, and remind you of things you perhaps should be doing- keeping your objectives high on your priority list rather than being neglected and forgotten about.
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BHive Google Tasks
BHive Google Tasks is relatively self-descriptive. It’s a useful Google tasks client that syncs seamlessly with your Google account, provides useful widgets and the ability to customize and edit tasks in a number of ways. The app is very functional, superb for people that either use Google Tasks and need a comprehensive client on Android, or someone looking for a really good to-do list creator.
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Free, $1.99 Pro Mobile Version, $4.99 Pro Tablet Version
SketchBook Express. Autodesk SketchBook Express for Android is a fun and intuitive drawing application, optimized for use on Honeycomb tablet devices. Get a taste of the professional-grade paint and drawing tools available in the award winning SketchBook Pro.
Livio Car Internet Radio
Livio Car Internet Radio is a cool Internet radio station app to listen, browse and search potentially thousands of free stations. It’s smartly integrated with Bluetooth devices; even sweeter when paired to Livio’s own home and car aftermarket Bluetooth devices. This review focuses on the Android app plus features, however, we have a hand-ons video review of Livio Radio Kit to accompany the app. Read more to see why you should buy it!
Channel 4 News
Channel 4 News is the app associated with the UK news program. Channel 4 News is generally very well received in the UK and has won awards for it’s coverage. There is a wide choice of news apps in the market, so how does this compare?
Free, On Sale $0.99 with AndroidTapp Store!
BattleBallz Chaos. Feed those restless fingers with this action packed arcade game for 1-2 players. Do battle across a danger ridden battlefield. earn achievements, poach power-ups and beat your opponent into submission.
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Turning Melo is a happy-jolly 2D puzzle game which gets you to create and recreate paths for this little bobbiny character called Melo. The game is a breezy little strategy puzzler with cute graphics, fun sound and challenging gameplay. Mixing a bit of strategy and a smidgen of logic, Turning Melo is a relaxing and fun brain-teaser for gamers of all ages.
Cardmobili is a virtual wallet for your reward and loyalty cards, letting you keep all your cards in one place on your Android. The app lets you create various reward cards from a large catalogue, as well as presenting you with different rewards, coupons and other offers from Cardmobili partners. With our terse economic climate, and the rise of other virtual wallets and money saving services such as Google Wallet and Groupon, there is a clearly demand for useful and convenient financial solutions of this sort.
Ref-To-Range (Fast Route Card)
Ref-To-Range (Fast Route Card) is a simple tool for calculating the distance between two points on an Ordnance Survey map. It additionally includes the degree bearing between those two positions. Perhaps ideal for people who engage in outdoor pursuits where something like Google Maps is rendered unhelpful; such as ramblers, hikers or mountain bikers.
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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.
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!
SanDisk Memory Zone
SanDisk Memory Zone is a fantastic file management app which lets you monitor and access your various files (docs, music, APKs, pictures, video, etc.) simply and easily. What makes this special is that it syncs and integrates access to cloud storage spaces including; Google Docs, Box and Dropbox. It additionally lets you easily transfer files between spaces, to enable you to smoothly maintain your various storage solutions.
Birzzle is an insanely addictive yet cute as pie puzzle game on Android. Simply line up 3 or more birds of the same color together and watch them pop! The graphics are great; nice and bright, detailed and very cute. The gameplay rocks and has a very high addiction factor. Very similar in feel to popular Android and online games like Chuzzle, Birzzle is a fantastically challenging and fun game for all ages.
Extensive Notes. Notepad app with so many features, it’s bordering on insanity.
Office Jerk. It’s arrived, the biggest time waster of 2011. Mindless violence, endless fun! Working in an office sure can be boring, and it doesn’t help when some do-good know-it-all sits across from you all day. You know the type: he runs to the boss when you do something wrong, complains when you get the last bag of chips in the snack room or always has a better idea than you. No longer will you sit back and take it! Grab whatever you have nearby – a crumpled piece of paper, a gooey chocolate cupcake, a golf ball, a mug, a shiny red stapler or crack open the ACME pack for even more loads of endless fun – and wipe that smirk off his face in the feel-good app of the year, from Fluik Entertainment and Big Fat Simulations.
Rock The Vegas
Free, In-App Purchases
Never ones to rest upon their laurels, the developers of popular Android titles such as Paradise Island and Crime Story have created another splash in the market with their new title Rock The Vegas. It gives you the opportunity to build your own version of the casino metropolis from the sand up! In typical tycoon style you start with very little, but with some patience and luck you could looking at your own neon strip that never sleeps!
A.I.type Keyboard Plus
Free Trial, $4.82
A.I.type Keyboard Plus is a very special keyboard indeed. While the market is awash with alternative keyboards, including the recently reviewed AndroidTapp App of the Week ‘Smart Keyboard’, A.I.type Keyboard offers a quite unnervingly accurate text prediction, a number of cool themes and an especially intuitive means of auto-correct.
TripAdvisor is a detailed and comprehensive travel companion app with lots of information about restaurants, places of interest, hotels, flights and more. The app is the Android portal to the popular and busy website of the same name, and it allows you to access the forums, reviews and guides right on your Android device.
Asteroid 2012 is a strap-yourself-in space blaster based on the old Atari game. This time putting you into a full 3D environment with alien ships and infinite asteroids to destroy, the game is a quality update of an old-school classic. If that wasn’t enough, there is also a retro- 2D mode to play too!
Drop the Star
Drop the Star is a cute, colorful but challenging physics based game. Our cute star is afraid of the height. Use your finger to destroy the blocks, and land the star on the safe base. You can earn points by completing levels, and use the earned points to buy power-ups in the in-game store.
Glow Tiles Live Wallpaper
Glow Tiles Live Wallpaper. This Live Wallpaper is HD compatible and can be used with any screen resolutions without distortion or blurring. It will fill your entire screen with Tiles that glow (change colors at the speed you set) and can easily be tailored to your own aesthetic preferences. Use this Glow Tiles Live Wallpaper to style your Android phone or tablet: classy or cool, elegant or vibrant, fast or slow, just play with the settings and configure whatever you like, you are the Android stylist!
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HDR Camera+ is a camera replacement app that takes cool HDR photographs. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, this refers to the creation of greater detail in your pictures, instead of bland-looking light areas and simply black dark areas. It adds detail and realism to shots and has been an adopted technique by professional photographers. The technique requires pictures to be taken that focus on detail within both light and dark areas, before subsequently merging them together in one photograph.
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Weather, US Radar, Alerts, Quakes
Weather, US Radar, Alerts, Quakes is a comprehensive and detailed weather and alerts application that is easy to use and comes with more widgets than you could wiggle a stick at. The depth this app has in comparison to other weather applications is quite staggering. While it’s not as gloriously pretty as BeWeather or GOWeather, the range of statistics and forecasts it’s capable of is very impressive indeed. Recently an Amazon free App of the Day, if you need the kind of detail a deep-sea fisherman might want- this is just for you!
Quicker is a smooth and useful settings app with some pretty smart concepts. The app essentially lets you create a new set of accessible homescreens that can be filled with a wealth of settings toggles, widgets and app shortcuts. These screens are accessible via your drop-down notification menu and a nifty fast shortcut.
Regina 3D Launcher
Regina 3D Launcher is a cool alternative home launcher for your Android. With silky screen transitions a handful of useful widgets and coming in at the astounding price of ‘FREE’, it definitely is worth a look if you fancy a change. The app has quite a few cool and unique features which this review will touch upon. So, if you tire of your ADW’s and LauncherPro’s, your Sense feels a bit dry and your GO Launcher EX feels somewhat stale… Regina 3D Launcher might be just the remedy.
description: StatusBar+ is a cool and highly customizable notification panel, or status bar, for Android. Styled in a similar design to the status bar users of Windows Phones get, so this can be either a perfect compliment to a WP7 skin or a smart and customizable addition to any Android homescreen.
Conmigo is a helpful expense-sharing tool for Android. The app lets you enter a group of people you might regularly share bills with; room-mates, extended family, partners, colleagues, etc. and then helps you calculate who has paid what towards which bill, who might owe who and how much is left to pay. It makes a common problem incredibly easy to resolve and manage. The app is wrapped in a really nice UI and is simple to use.
Pigs in Trees
Pigs in Trees is a wonderfully fun game featuring some now quite familiar adversaries. Like Angry Birds, the warring factions are the pigs and the birds, but before you think this is some awful third party spin-off, think again. Pigs in Trees instead puts you on the side of the pigs and you have to defend your tree (this seems perfectly logical in the game) against incoming birds. Blended gameplay, fun graphics and high addictiveness make the game very compelling.
ESPN ScoreCenter is a cool and smooth sports app which provides news feeds, scores, tables, fixtures and video clips. Choose from a range of the most popular world sports: American Football, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Rugby and Cricket. The app also lets you follow your favourite teams so finding information on them is easy. Nicely packaged, responsive with great UI and stacks of easy-to-reach information, ESPN ScoreCenter should be of interest to most sports fans.
Hanging With Friends
Hanging With Friends is the new Android game from Zynga… the developer that brought us the likes of Words With Friends and Zynga Poker. You might not have heard of it, but they also created a little Facebook game called Farmville. Whether you hate them due to unprecedented requests and invites spamming your Facebook wall, or this review has thus far simply reminded you that you need to harvest some raspberries, Zynga’s ability to make popular games is without question. Hanging With Friends is a spin on the pencil and paper game ‘Hangman’, and lets you compete against a worldwide community of players. With rich graphics and challenging gameplay, it has already been downloaded heavily by many users on the Android Market… the question is… should you?
Free Tutorial Levels, In-Game Purchase for ~$5
Virtual City is a complex empire building game for Android. Start small, build big- the game lets you create a huge city; grow your population, boost your businesses and trade with other cities. Great graphics, careful tutorials and immersive gameplay make for a fun gaming experience that should appeal to fans of the genre.
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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.
Age of Zombies
Age of Zombies is a silly and fun time-travelling shoot-em-up. With the help of pint-sized Duke Nukem wannabe Barry Steakfries, you must travel to 5 different time zones killing wave after tidal wave of zombie-kind who, due to some evil scientist, now inhabit all of history. Using a delicious array of powerful weaponry, some dubious quips and a die-hard attitude, help Barry kill everything in sight in this utterly crazy game.
Spirit HD. Intense retro-inspired arcade mayhem, reinvented for touch screen! Simple and fun to play. No shooting. No on-screen controls. Just slide your finger and Spirit will mimic your movements. Take control of Spirit in an intense retro inspired arcade experience, reinvented for Android devices. Guide Spirit against many different enemy types, and distort space to force them into another dimension. Combine links and combos to build up huge scores. Fight your way through increasingly challenging waves, uniquely generated for each game.
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.
Route Words is an engaging word puzzle game with a smooth interface and challenging gameplay. Simply use the tiles to create as many new words as possible within a set time. Simple concept, loads of fun and incredibly addictive!
SafeWallet is a comprehensive and smart password manager that lets you keep all your important information in one secure application. Always have passwords, pin numbers, account numbers and other information available in an easy-to-use format. Also boasting Dropbox and web integration via browser add-on, SafeWallet is a powerful tool for managing your data.
Pixlr-o-matic is a powerful image editing tool that provides a huge range of color filters, lighting effects and frames to choose from. There are so many filters and effects available, the app boasts a total of 25,000 different possible finishes in total. So, if you’re into your Android photography- this is definitely worth a look! The app also features smooth UI, intuitive ease-of-use plus the ability to share your pics to a variety of places.
Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack!
Serious Sam: Kamikaze Attack! Remove your head, grab some bombs, and step into the boots of Serious Sam’s most iconic foe, the Headless Kamikaze. Dodge hazards and heavy ordinance from the cowardly Serious Sam himself as you make your way through the chaotic action in an attempt to do what you do best: blow up the vile Serious Sam. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH! BOOM!
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.
Crime Story, from the same developer that brought us the hugely popular My Country, is an epic, new and impressive game where you play the role of a young tough looking for his lost brother. You have to complete numerous tasks, fight lots of people, boost your profile and make friends in high places in this superb game that has a distinct ‘Grand Theft Auto’ feel to it. The game features cool graphics, absorbing plot and storyline, a collection of intriguing underworld characters and loads and loads of action.
Zombieville USA. When your town is overrun by the walking dead, there’s only one thing left to do – go through their pockets and look for loose change! As the lone survivor of a zombie apocalypse, it’s up to you to battle legions of the undead in a never ending fight for survival! How long can you hold out? Scrounge for cash and ammunition, and buy up to 18 different weapons as your inevitable doom closes in around you… Zombieville USA combines the timeless appeal of classic arcade games with lively stylized animation.
Due Today is a powerful GTD/project management system with a wide selection of features and functions. It allows you to maintain projects, organise teams, set tasks, tag items and organize deadlines. The app comes with a variety of customizable widgets and you can even download a Windows client to manage projects via your PC. If you currently manage a number of projects, or perhaps have a big assignment to organize the delivery of this could be a great solution for you.
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.
Dungeon Hunter 2
Dungeon Hunter 2. The epic tale of Dungeon Hunter continues, opening a wide new world for you to explore and conquer in this thrilling action RPG. Journey back to Gothicus, 25 years after the events of the first game, as the son of the immortal king. Uncover the mystery of the plot against your kingdom as you hack your way through larger dungeons and more ferocious monsters than ever before. But a hero is only as strong as the warriors by his side: team up with up to 3 fellow hunters and rise through the online leaderboards. Together, there’s no dungeon you can’t clear!
Roboto a console quality action platformer old skool style! Roboto is an epic platformer with over 30 exciting levels, epic end boss battles, and addictive mini-games. Roboto is a BIG game and requires a device with at least a 1GHz processor for optimal performance. Now with SD support!
Drift Mania Championship
Drift Mania Championship is a challenging racing game with incredible graphics, a pumping alt-rock soundtrack and loads of cars and tracks to unlock. The aim of the game is to hit the bends at the right moment and at the right position, hit the hand brake and slide into a sweet ‘drift’ around the corner. Tough to master but insanely rewarding.
The Guardian is the official app of the popular UK newspaper of the same name. Customizable, easy to use and containing a useful favourites section, this news app has been a long time coming from a paper who have extensively embraced online news provision. The app lets you browse and favourite various sections and contributing writers, listen to podcasts, watch videos and download content for off-line reading. There are additional picture galleries included and the app is regularly updated. A long time coming, but at least worth the wait.
description: Latify is the ultimate Google Latitude client. Coming with cool extra features and far less a drain on your battery, Latify gives you far more control over how you share your geo-location and syncs seamlessly with the Google Latitude service itself. It boasts cool widgets, customizable syncing and polling options, in addition to the very cool History playback feature.
Free 12 Day Trial, ~$3.99 for Full App
PhoneWeaver makes your phone that little bit smarter. The app allows you the control over your phone to manage profiles based on things like your location, time of day and agenda. There are a wide variety of customizable options available, dependent on your lifestyle and work habits.
360 Live is a fun application that lets you manage your Xbox Live friends. 360 Live is a gorgeous app that will provide your Xbox Live fix no matter where you are! Main features: Accept & send friend requests. Games and Achievements comparison. Send and receive messages (notifications). Coverflow mode. Recent Players. Friends of Friends. Full Games Catalog with screenshots. Watch Youtube Achievement Guides.
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Foodspotting is a visual guide to good food and where to find it. Instead of reviewing restaurants, you can find and share where to find your favorite dishes using photos. If you’re trying to decide what to eat, you can… Features: See the nearest, latest and best foods around you. Find a particular food that you’re craving. Look up a restaurant and see what’s good there.
7 Little Words
description: 7 Little Words is a cute yet tough puzzler which works in a similar way to crosswords. While you do not complete a grid, the clues and the given number of letters should appeal to wordies everywhere. The game is simply yet beautifully designed and comes with 30 puzzles to complete- which is a whopping 210 clues to solve.
description: “Catan”, the legendary strategy game provides gaming fun anytime, anywhere – now also for Android. Become a Conqueror, Explorer and Merchant! Rule the Island of Catan! True to the original game, you can compete with up to four players for the most settlements, the longest roads and the largest army. You can trade with each other and claim the precious land with all its resources.
Alone At War
Alone At War is a hand-drawn masterpiece of a game which pits you against an oncoming hoard of various baddies. You have a bow, some arrows and smattering of cool magic at your disposal, and the aim is to survive the onslaught for as many days as possible. Simply drawn yet with a wealth of cool effects and levels, Alone At War is a superb way to kill time, and baddies!
Pops – Themes For Your Alerts
Pops – Themes For Your Alerts, is a completely original and new way to look at your notifications. I imagine right now your notifications are little more than an envelope icon (or whatever) in the top left hand corner. Maybe a little pop-up? Well, ‘Pops’ aims to give your notifications a bit of a boost. Choose any one of the many different animations or videos available to download and instead of that boring little icon, get a delicious blast of notification delight across your screen!
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!
AndroSensor. The absolute all-in-one diagnostic tool! AndroSensor started as a simple showcase of all the sensors your Android device has, yet it has become the absolute all-in-one diagnostic tool that lets you know virtually everything about your device’s status.
Minecraft Pocket Edition
Free Demo, ~$7.11
Imagine it, build it. Create worlds on the go with Minecraft – Pocket Edition. The new edition allows you to build on the go. Use blocks to create masterpieces as you travel, hangout with friends, sit at the park, the possibilities are endless. Move beyond the limits of your computer and play Minecraft everywhere you go. Features: Randomized worlds, Build anything you can imagine, Build with 36 different kinds of blocks, Invite and play with friends to your world (local wireless network), Save multi-player worlds on your own phone, Xperia PLAY optimized.
Vogelstein 2D is a fast paced action oriented game set during World War 2. The story: You are an imprisoned resistance fighter trying to escape the castle of Vogelstein while being chased by a horde of troops and attack dogs! Features of Vogelstein 2D includes: 10 levels filled with treasure, hidden rooms and enemies. Enemies ranging from attack dogs to SS officers wielding machine guns. Three types of guns. Intense melee attack to overcome close foes. Three difficulty levels: easy, medium and hard.
Meganoid. Save the world from evil invaders in this rendition of a classic 8bit graphics inspired platformer game for Android. Collect diamonds and be sure to check out all the hidden places to unlock extra achievements.
English – Thai Dictionary
Ectaco: English – Thai Dictionary. The largest and most expansive bi-directional dictionaries on Android phones! A book weighing 5 pounds won’t have as many words as this dictionary. No need for an Internet connection or 3G – the entire app comes pre-loaded with everything you need for studying, traveling, or anything on the go.
Falling Fred is a darkly comic action game which puts the player in control of the falling body of the games’ protagonist Fred. Avoid all manner of insidious obstacles to fall as far as possible. At the risk of extreme mutilation, dismemberment, decapitation and other serious injuries Fred has a lot to lose in his descent. There are also a host of other characters in the game which provide some great tongue in cheek celebrity humor too.
Streamzoo is a fully featured, photo-and-video-sharing social network that comes with photo enhancement functionality and a growing number of interactive users. Seemingly sat at the busy crossroads of Facebook, Twitter and Flickr; Streamzoo- much like picplz, harnesses some of the finer elements of these social networks into a highly promising application.
HowStuffWorks is the superb app from HowStuffWorks.com, the huge online resource of articles, blogs, videos and podcasts that provide a huge array of fascinating information. There really is a wide range of content available through the app. I haven’t counted precisely but the blurb boasts a colossal 30,000 or more items available through the app. It features sections dedicated to various parts of the website and each section contributes a wealth of articles to the app. Easy to use and navigate, this is the kind of app that can make learning new things genuinely invigorating and fun.
Destroy Gunners is the ambitions 3D shoot ‘em up from Shade Inc. You take control of a hunking great mech and proceed the blow the smithereens out of everything you encounter. As you might expect, there are stages, missions, various weapons, upgrades, bosses, and lots of destruction. Your Android is going to get very warm in your hands…
Paper Camera is a fantastic little photography application for adding cool filters to your photos. While this is nothing new, Paper Camera does this in real time, so when you look through your Android’s view finder, you can immediately see the effects in action, before you take the photograph.
MySettings is a superb and comprehensive settings application that provides a bright, clear interface and interactive toggles. While on the outside it looks like a functional although basic toggle interface, there are lots of extra options and information available. Obviously most of this information is available on your phone anyway should you search for it, but it draws all these resources together into a little app that packs quite a punch.
My Country is a vast simulation game that essentially puts you in charge of your own country. From the makers of the successful Paradise Island, My Country allows you to build up your very own land, full of buildings, people, taxi companies and loads more! If you’re a fan of games like Cityville and Farmville, this could well have a special place on your Android.
Basketball Trick Shots
Basketball Trick Shots. Are you tired of similar basketball games where all you have to do is to adjust trajectory path and shoot as many balls as possible? Basketball Trick Shots brings original and unique concept to mobile sports gaming. Simply touch the screen and drag the ball to set power and direction of your shot, but that’s not all. It is not only about scoring – you earn points for performing different tricks before you score and there’s plenty to choose from: shoot with you eyes closed, off the wall, bounce, off the backboard, inside out, moonshot, swoosh, etc.
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!
Stardunk is a huge, online multiplayer, basketballing extravaganza. With drop dead gorgeous graphics, superb music and compulsive gameplay, it has been popular on the iPhone for some time. Now let loose on the Android Market, it should add significantly to its 4 million downloads. You really should look at this, it’s something quite special.
Free, with in-game options to buy further levels
Psychoban is a superb puzzler with hilarious characters, some very twisted humor and incredibly challenging gameplay. Immerse yourself in an eerie world of lunatic asylums and see if you can find your way out. The sound, 3D graphics, intriguing plot and vast gameplay all contribute to an awesome puzzle-game experience.
Zombie Rider is a side scrolling racer where you zoom a Harley-riding zombie over a variety of stages. Fans of the 2D motor-cross titles such as MotoXtreme are sure to be familiar with the exhilarating gameplay. Created from the makers of the popular Turbo Grannies, Zombie Rider is an exciting game and a fine addition to the genre.
Free App, Free Service, Service Upgrades Start at $15/mo.
AwayFind. Check email every 5 minutes? AwayFind eliminates the need to constantly check your email by alerting you of truly urgent messages.
3D Magic Words
3D Magic Words features thousands of levels, 2 modes of play, time bonuses, hints, and online leader boards! Conjure up some fun with 3D Magic Words! Reveal all the words that you can before time runs out. Who will levitate to the top of the scoreboard? Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, you won’t want to miss this addicting word game!
Postagram prints and ships your photos to friends and family as real postcards. Postagram makes it easy to send a printed photo in the mail to yourself, friends or family anywhere in the world. Take a shot with the app or use photos from your photo library or Facebook. Each Postagram is backed by the Sincerely.com Guarantee: If your Postagram gets lost in the mail, damaged or you are otherwise not happy, we will send another Postagram free or return your money. We take full responsibility from the time you click “order” until you are holding a beautiful Postagram in your hand.
Spectrum Puzzles is a well developed jigsaw puzzle game on Android. One of Amazon’s Free App of the Day, this handsome puzzler comes with a large variety of images, difficulty levels and puzzle sizes to present a challenge for even the most hardened of puzzle masters. While not the high-octane thrill you get from some games, this is a peaceful distraction that can quickly become an addictive time-killer.
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”.
Managing your movies has never been easier. Mizuu Movies keeps track of all your favorite movies on your Android Honeycomb tablet (similar to Boxee or XMBC on the PC). Movies are automatically recognized and identified using IMDb with title, plot, cover art and more. All the movie information is kept in a local database on your tablet. This is perfect for travelling because you don’t need access to the Internet. You can your entire movie collection with you everywhere.
Inotia3: Children of Carnia
Inotia3: Children of Carnia. Protect your loved ones in Carnia by joining the adventure! What would it take to change a warrior’s destiny? The Big Adventure! An inevitable fate lies before the children of Carnia. The greatest epic adventure by far! The new legend is about to begin in the continent of Inotia.
Free, Donate Version ~$1.44
Launcher 7. A Windows Phone 7 style launcher for Android. Unlike other current WP7 launchers (Windows Phone Android, Metro UI), this one allows you to properly modify your start screen. Just long press on a tile and drag tile where you want!
Visidon AppLock.Fast, convenient and cool way to protect your mobile device with facial recognition. Protect any application (i.e. SMS, Gallery, E-Mail, Facebook, etc.) on your phone using facial recognition. Convenient and cool way to increase safety of your private apps and content. Visidon AppLock lets you choose the apps to be protected. Your face is a key to open them! Application uses the frontal camera of your mobile and verifies in real-time that the face matches the one allowed to access the private apps.
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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.
Rainy Day 2
Rainy Day 2 is an utterly charming game where you play Mr. Skinny, a man who really doesn’t like getting stuck in the rain. Help Mr. Skinny home by avoiding the raindrops by any means possible. The game is as cute as you can imagine as Mr. Skinny runs down the streets to get home, casually befriending lost animals, jumping over tin cans and stopping for the occasional hotdog. You might find this a bit pedestrian if you prefer the all-action uber-violence of some games, but if you want a sweet and relaxing gaming experience, this game could be just what you need.
Dictionary.com is the official app, unsurprisingly, of Dictionary.com, one of the best known dictionary websites on the Internet (certainly the easiest to remember). Obviously the app helps you find correct spellings of words and word definitions, but it also comes with a load of additional features that makes this more than just a reference application when you forget the correct spelling of ‘necessary’.
No Root ScreenShot It
No Root ScreenShot It. Take a screenshot of your phone’s screen. Root is NOT required. Finally, a screenshot app for Android that doesn’t require root. This application works on ALL phones except Honeycomb.
aCar. An all-in-one application to track and manage your car: maintenance, fill-ups, fuel mileage, expenses, and business trips for your vehicle.
The official Huffington Post app brings you all the news features and sections from the Huffington Post website. Regularly updated and easy to navigate interface, fans of the news site should be pleased with this comprehensive news application. There are a variety of reading and sharing options, in addition to lots of available content to browse through.
Free App, $9.99 for Monthly Subscription
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.
Google+ is the Android interface for Google’s new social network, ‘Google+’. Endeavoring to include as much as the web experience as possible, the app has lots of features including automatic picture uploads and ‘Huddle’- a group chat messaging function. Google+ is in beta stage and, as perhaps should be expected, some issues also exist on the mobile app. This said, the Google+ app is smooth, easy to use and understand and a great means to access Google+ on the go. I get the impression Google recognize a service needs to have a mobile platform to thrive (probably learnt from not bothering to release a Google Wave app), so you could argue this is essential to the social networks growth. Now also released on the iPhone, the Google+ app is a vital component in the growth and potential of the new social network.
SnaPanda English Dictionary
SnaPanda English Dictionary. Free English tactile dictionary. Not a translator, and more than your average dictionary, SnaPanda helps you master new English words. Just touch any written English word through your smartphone camera and our homemade programming “grabs” it, then uses OCR technology to give you the definition.
Diversion is a new, fun-packed 3D platformer that is as addictive as it is beautiful. Guide your running character to the end of the level, collect stars and gems and avoid the spikes and lasers. Requiring a high-end device to pull off the lustrous 3D environments, the game has a huge 100 levels across 3 different worlds. It has over 150 cool characters to unlock and bosses to battle. Highly original, there just isn’t a game quite like Diversion.
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.
Safari! HD. This is the new addictive time killer for Android. Your aim is to connect as much matching animals as possible. But you can only connect neighbor animals. Just swipe your finger across matching neighboring animals to connect them. Longer chains give more points!
Battleheart. A unique blend of charming art, simple controls and surprising depth! Create a unique party of heroes, and lead them in frantic real-time battles against monsters of ever increasing power. Lay waste to your foes with dozens of unique special powers as you gain experience, upgrade your party’s equipment, and craft them into the ultimate battle force!
Jet Car Stunts
Jet Car Stunts is part racing game, part platformer. The challenge is not other drivers and it is not a race, rather you contend the track itself. Seemingly set high in the stratosphere, your driving will have to be spot on if you are to avoid either a crash or plummeting to earth. The game is delightfully fast, 3D and a genuine challenge to play.
Free (w/ ads in Android Market), $3.99 (Pro on Amazon)
SuperBox Pro is a 10-in-1, ‘Swiss army knife’ of useful tools, recently featured as an Amazon Free App of the Day. It includes: Memory and CPU Manager, Battery Monitor, Installer, Uninstaller, Apps to SD card transfer (Apps2SD), Cache Cleaner, Task Killer, Settings, File Manager and finally a Safeguard function which determines the risk levels of certain apps. Each of these functions can be performed by a number of individual apps, but SuperBox Pro puts these all in one simple application.
New Scientist (Beta) is a scientific news application, an Android foray for the New Scientist magazine. This smooth and functional news reader is suitable for all and you don’t have to be a brain surgeon or a biochemist to appreciate it. Stories fall into a number of categories including space, tech, health and the environment- so there is plenty of regularly updated articles to read and shared.
Zenonia 2. Rebirth of ZENONIA, the Benchmark of Classic Action RPG. The Lost Memories has been highly enhanced in every aspect compared to the original. Full character and control customization, four characters following individual epic storylines, three different modes, asynchronous online PvP feature and an extended world of ZENONIA guarantee greater enjoyment!
A Monster Ate My Homework
A Monster Ate My Homework might well be the next Angry Birds. This beautiful, 3D, challenging, addictive and fun game has just the right components to immerse gamers into this new world of apples, balls, bombs, monsters and homework. Hugely compelling and brilliantly developed, this deserves your attention!
Fieldrunners HD is a superb award winning tower defense game now on Android after colossal popularity on the iPhone, PSP and DSI platforms. Gorgeous high-definition graphics compliment the brilliant gameplay and 400 action packed levels of complete destructive mayhem. Recently available for free as Amazon’s App of the Day, Fieldrunners HD is a premium Android game that demands attention.
Swiftkey Tablet X
Swiftkey Tablet X. Brand new AI tablet keyboard, with unrivaled prediction and split key layout! SwiftKey Tablet X builds on TouchType’s SwiftKey keyboard to offer a tablet-optimized typing experience, with special a special thumb typing split layout, cloud-based personalization, a new prediction engine and a host of other UI improvements.
CNN for Android Phones & Tablets
CNN for Android phones & tablets. Get the latest news, watch live video and iReport from your Android phone. Experience what happens when storytelling meets the latest technology with the new CNN App for Android – a smarter, sleeker way to experience a world of news and insights. Now available on all Android powered mobile phones and tablets.
Out of Milk
Out of Milk (Lists and More) is a useful productivity application that essentially performs three tasks. Firstly it is an effective shopping list creator that includes a barcode scanner. It is also allows you to create lists of pantry items, allowing you to have a complete itinerary of what you have in your cupboards. Lastly it is also a cool to-do list generator. An all around comprehensively useful app that helps you keep tabs not only on your stock of food but also an bona fide task list creator too.
Retro Camera. Take delicious old-school pics your friends will drool over. 5 cameras, 5 sets of vintage vignetting, film scratch, black & white, cross processing effects for that off-the-hip analog look. Inspired by the Lomo, Holga, Polaroid, Diana, the toy cameras & Hipstamatic.
Solitaire Megapack is a collection of all the best & most popular solitaire card games: Klondike (Regular Solitaire), Freecell, Golf, Canfield, Forty Thieves, Poker Square, Bowling, Pyramid, TriPeaks, Spider, Casino Klondike (Vegas Solitaire), Yukon, Scorpion, Three Towers, Cruel, Clock, Calculation, Russian, Chinese, Aces Up, Tabby Cat, Osmosis, Monte Carlo, Vanishing Cross, Montana-Addiction, La Belle Lucie, Casket, Box Kite, Alternations, Terrace, Kings Corner, Algerian Patience, Eight Off, Bristol, Picture Gallery & many more…
Enjoy Sudoku. Sudoku provides daily games at 16 difficulty levels. Novices and experienced players alike will enjoy our extensive feature set, tutorial, and advanced hint system. The more you play, the more you will enjoy Sudoku! Our multi-stage hint system starts with a gentle reminder to get you back on track, and works up to demonstrate the exact technique to use. Our hints ease those frustrating moments and teach you how to be a better player.
Box Busters is a hugely addictive game where, using your accelerometer to tilt a platform from side to side, you catch boxes in a kind of parcel depot. Collect as many as you can, avoid bombs and freezer boxes (if you can help it) before selling the boxes for profit! Easy to play, hard to master and compulsively addictive.
Do It (Tomorrow)
Do It (Tomorrow) is a to-do app with a very subtle, but rather ingenious, difference. Create your list of the tasks you need to complete today and as you go along carefully cross them off in a very polished and functioning app- but, what if you haven’t had time to finish that essay? What if you couldn’t be bothered to call your sister? What if, in the end, you just didn’t want to go shopping? With Do It (Tomorrow), you can just flick that task to tomorrows list. It’s so simple its quite breathtaking.
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.
Fast Food Calorie Counter
Fast Food Calorie Counter. Trying to reconcile your diet with your love for fast food? With this handy guide, you can keep your diet on track when you have to eat on the run! Now with 73 restaurants and 9,141 menu items. Each item has nutritional information including calories, fat, carbs, fiber, and protein. FREE updates to come!
Free, In-App Billing
Cordy is a little robot with a big job – to power up his world! Help him run, jump, push, pull, lift, throw, and swing in this beautiful 3D puzzle platform game. Download now, and get ready to harness the power of pure fun! Cordy includes 4 FREE levels! You can buy more content for real money with In-App Billing. This feature can be turned off in the game’s Settings.
SpaceCat (3D). If you love space and you love cats- then what better than SpaceCat (3D)?! It is a funny yet challenging new game that puts you in control of a little flying saucer which contains one very precocious kitty. The idea is to tilt your phone from side to side to move, tapping the screen to power the saucer. Don’t crash or kitty will complain and you lose life. You have to navigate the tunnels to reach the yellow landing pad to complete the level. Meow!
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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!
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.
Airport Mania: First Flight
Airport Mania: First Flight is a fun management simulation that puts you in control of a busy airport. Massive on the iPhone, Airport Mania lets you land, unload, refuel, reload, repair and launch a variety of different planes with differing personalities. The game, while having quite simple graphics, has a huge depth of gameplay and is well worth looking at.
iSink U is a sturdy battleships game on Android. Surely everyone has played the old fashioned paper version of battleships, drawing out an private grid and barking “B5! D9! A13!” at your enemy. Ah yes, nostalgia. Anyway, Artificial Life Inc. have recreated this bite of history on the Android platform. With cool 3D graphics, immersive strategic gameplay and simple controls this is a fun and entertaining adaptation of that old school favourite.
The Independent is the official news application for the British newspaper The Independent. The app has numerous features and a polished and fresh interface. The screens are responsive, and there is a huge selection of available content.
Wyse PocketCloud RDP/VNC
Wyse PocketCloud RDP/VNC. Access your computer, files and windows apps securely from your mobile device. PocketCloud enables remote access to Windows or Mac desktops over WiFi and 3G/4G networks. Use your Android smartphone or tablet to access any file and run any application on your computers. You no longer need to carry a laptop to make an important presentation, grab a forgotten report, help a friend with a computer problem, or edit and email that spreadsheet—all while on the go.
Bug Village is a game from Glu Mobile, well known game developers responsible for games such as Bonsai Blast, Gun Bros and Brain Genius Deluxe. Bug Village, unsurprisingly, puts you in charge of building your own little colony of ants and bees. The game is very very cute as you feed them sugar cubes and cookies, set them tasks and collect acorns. Build homes, create piles to generate resources and add flowers and other decorations. It’s almost too cute.
Death Worm the Hot New Android Hit! Control the mind-boggling underground monster with your finger! Eat people, animals and birds, blow up cars and tanks, bring down planes and helicopters, defeat the army and even the aliens!
TweetCaster HD. Millions of users agree… TweetCaster is the #1 Twitter app for Android, with the most innovative features and the only app with “Zip It”. Now for Tablets running Android 3.0—Honeycomb! The HD version introduces the newest and COOLEST TweetCaster feature yet: TweetCaster Smart Filters. Now you can see filtered views of your timeline that allow you to only look at tweets containing photos, links or videos! Plus TweetCaster HD has all the features you’ve come to love on a fully tablet-optimized version.
Doodle Jump. WARNING: Insanely Addictive! Jump, jump, jump to the top, top, top with the runaway hit now on Android! Guide the Doodler on a springy journey using springs, jet packs and more. Avoid baddies and blast them with your nose balls!
News360 for Tablets
News360 for Tablets. A next-generation news aggregator, that gives you all sides of every story. News360 for Android Honeycomb-based tablets aggregates more than 1500 different news sources around the web to bring you news stories in a concise and us
Flight Control. Land planes and avoid collisions for addictive airline action! Keep the skies safe in Flight Control, the insanely addictive worldwide hit! It only takes a minute to learn but you won’t be able to put it down. Guide aircraft to their landing zones but don’t let them collide! Sounds easy? You’ll need smart strategy and keen eyes to alter flight paths as needed and keep the chaos under control. Your travel itinerary is packed with multiple airfields, 10 aircraft including jets and helicopters and stat-tracking. Pack your bags for addictive airline action!
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.
SpecTrek is a spooky, energetic and fun ghost-hunting game. The idea is to move around your physical environment which has now been invaded by ghouls and zap them in your phone sights! SpecTrek is an augmented reality (AR) game, which uses your phones GPS and camera sights, and superimposes images into your natural environment. AR is a simple idea and very effective but, in my mind, notoriously under-developed capability for your phone. SpecTrek is probably one of the best examples of the genre and was a ADC2 prize winner.
i Fishing is a highly polished fishing simulator game. It is hugely popular on both iPhone and now Android, bringing a realistic fishing experience to your touch-screen without the risk of dropping your phone in a lake.
~$1.19 Standard Version, ~$3.17 THD Version
Fruit Ninja. Fruit Ninja is a juicy action game with squishy, splatty and satisfying fruit carnage! Become the ultimate bringer of sweet, tasty destruction with every slash. Fruit Ninja features three packed gameplay modes – Classic, Zen and the new Arcade, featuring powerups including Freeze, Frenzy and Double Score! The bonus Dojo section includes unlockable blades and backgrounds, and you can also unlock achievements and post scores to the online leaderboards with Openfeint.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD. Race the world. Feel the adrenaline. Get your adrenaline pumping for the newest edition of the Asphalt series. Discover 42 cars & bikes from world-class manufacturers. Tune your vehicle before tearing up the streets of L.A., Tokyo & other locations rendered in HD. Drive in 11 different leagues with 55 events plus Online/Local Multiplayer for up to 6 players.
Angry Birds Seasons
Free, $0.99 (Ad-free at Amazon)
Angry Birds Seasons. As we all know, every season is an Angry Birds season. After St. Patrick’s, Trick Or Treat and Season’s Greetings, Angry Birds Seasons is back – and now there are chocolate eggs and bunnies!
4 Player Reactor
Free (2 Player Reactor), ~$3.26 (4 Player Reactor)
4 Player Reactor. Match your reflexes against your friends in many action-packed game modes! 4 Player Reactor is a fast, clean and funny reaction game for two to four players on the same device. Challenge your friends (or enemies) to a battle of reflexes, wits and knowledge! Great as a bar game, ice breaker or to decide who has to do the dishes!
GRave Defense HD
GRave Defense HD. Lock and load soldier, and get ready for GRave Defense HD to blow your mind!!! A post-apocalyptic world destroyed by a nuclear war, hordes of zombies hunger for human flesh. But zombies aren’t the only threats you’ll encounter! Face off against some of History’s most notorious baddies, like Dracula and Frankenstein! Obliterate mutant hordes across 20 levels using fire, electricity, lasers and more! Each battlefield is unique: Visit exotic locations like the Amazon Rainforest, the Bermuda Triangle and even alien space! You must use your limited types of towers, some much more powerful than others, and evolving strategies and tactics to survive! Are you ready to be Humanity’s last, best, and only chance for survival???
Grow is a bright bubbly fish game from Epic Pixel and was recently Amazon’s Free App of the day. The simple idea is to float around, out of harm’s way chomping on smaller fish in order to grow bigger and bigger. Once you start munching, don’t stop, keep going until you are the biggest fish in the bowl!. The games features multiple levels and environments, lots of enemies and bonus effects and numerous scoring grades to keep your competitive bones coming back for more.
Talking Tom Cat
If you haven’t heard of Talking Tom Cat you must have been living in a cave, either that or a major allergy to felines. Talking Tom Cat is a cute app in which a cat will listen carefully to what you say before repeating it in a silly voice. There is absolutely no end to the range of possibilities and entertainment value. My kids absolutely adore Talking Tom, and with Father’s Day coming up this is a great app to download.
TweetComb is a Twitter client designed and created exclusively for the Android Honeycomb platform. TweetComb gives you a tablet-friendly view of your Twitter timeline, mentions, direct messages, and more.
GO Weather is an uber-cool weather app for your android phones. You are presented with a clean, uncluttered user interface, and satin-smooth animation giving you un-matched user experience.
Free, $4.84 Ad-Free Pro Version
Thinking Space. Create visual thought maps that help organize and plan your activities and ideas. Thinking Space is a Mind Mapping application for Android. Portable Mind Mapping has never been so much fun! Create visual mind maps that help organize and plan your activities and ideas. Awesome mind mapping tools (links, notes, colors, icons). Great for study, meetings, tasks, planning, or go wild!
Grocery iQ – Tablet. Grocery iQ includes all the features you’d expect from a great shopping list app. Build new shopping lists quickly by: saying the item name or using predictive search. Sync/share your shopping list with other Grocery iQ users. Now you can edit your list at http://groceryiq.com and sync it to your phone.
Free Demo, $3.99 Full Version
Screenshot It. Take a screenshot of your phone’s screen may require a rooted phone (depends on phone). Take a screenshot of your phone’s screen, save as a jpg or png file, and share anywhere! Features: Crop screenshots, Screenshot status bar button, Shake to screenshot, Delayed screenshot timer, “Share” menu integration, Custom save directory, Works on ALL rooted devices, including Honeycomb! To remove superuser permission toast message from your screenshots, go to your “superuser permissions” app and disable toast messages.
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.
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.
Free, $2.49 for Standard, $2.99 for HD Version
Deadly Chambers. Battle your way through 5 unique levels of baddies and bosses and unlock an arsenal of weapons and achievements in this 3D Over-The-Shoulder shooter.
Pumpkins vs. Monsters
Pumpkins vs. Monsters. Simple control, flick the pumpkin, attack the monster! Full moon night, the dark world is no longer calm, monsters are revived and began to invade human homes. But the human is still sleeping. The Pumpkin hero appears, they used the body together, and started against the monster to protection of human homes.
WebMD for Android
WebMD for Android is 24/7 health access on your Android device. With complete access to health information and decision-support tools including WebMD’s Symptom Checker, Drugs & Treatments, First Aid Information and Local Health Listings you will be sure to keep yourself and family happy and healthy.
Froggy Jump is a simple jumping game, the gameplay of which will be very familiar to the many Android users who have played games like Mega Jump, Hyper Jump and Abduction!. While the game is not as graphically plush in terms of resolution as many of its competitors, it swiftly makes up for it in the fact it has a whole host of extras, themes, bonuses and customizations.
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Further Beyond Fighting
Further Beyond Fighting. The first 3D Fighting Game for Android! It’s tough, it’s fast – and if you’re begging for mercy, you’re wasting your time. All of the app’s characters are detailed rough and tumble, built to fight and win. Each with their own unique signature moves. Further Beyond Fighting is not for the faint of heart, as the action is fast and you must focus and react quickly to avoid injury. Four game-modes and three difficulty levels will push your skills beyond their limits. Get better by receiving specific training-instructions, fight to unlock new characters and features and rule the global leader-boards.
Chuzzle: it’s a non-stop explosion of game action. Chuzzles: well, they’re adorable, cute, and cuddly. These googly-eyed little balls of fur giggle, squeak, and sneeze as you poke and push them across the grid. They’re also explosive when they get together in a group of three or more. And there’s only one way to make Chuzzels happy: pop ‘em. Just slide, prod, and nudge the Chuzzles with a touch of the finger to match three or more (up and down, across, or both), and send fur flying and eyeballs bouncing. Once you start popping Chuzzles you might not be able to stop.
Business Calendar is a complete calendar application that synchronizing with your Google calendars! Calendar-Application with scroll- and zoomable multi-day view and much more.
GO Contacts is a created by the developer of GO SMS Pro, Go Dev Team, and provides an ideal phone book replacement for Android users. The ability to customize the phone book with themes, plug-ins and more makes it very easy to make it your personalized phone book. Other features that make this the perfect application include the ability to search quickly and easily, back up your text messages, plus back up & restore your settings straight from your SD Card.
GO SMS Pro
GO SMS Pro is the ultimate messaging application for Android devices. Its fast sleek design with many customizations available makes it the best way to stay in contact with the people who matter.
Free, $1.99 Annual Subscription
WhatsApp Messenger is the hugely popular multi-platform, multi-functional messaging application from WhatsApp Inc. You can message with your friends for free on the WhatsApp platform regardless of whether they use an Android, Blackberry, iPhone or Nokia smartphone. Using 3G or WiFi, the app sends and receives messages just like a typical SMS inbox. A fully-featured messaging application WhatsApp Messaging can receive messages, audio notes in addition to video messages.
History Eraser Pro
History Eraser Pro and History Eraser. One touch cleaner! History Eraser can erase history data on your Android device, cleanup your phone, delete your search history, remove your call log, delete SMS text messages, clean your clipboard, clear all apps’ cache files, clear frequently called, and erase market search history. It is similar to CCleaner on the PC. One click to clear all cached files for getting more available space and free memory.
BeFunky Photo Editor
Befunky Photo Editor. Edit photos, apply effects, add frames, and save back to your phone. BeFunky, the popular online photo editing application is now on your Android. Edit your photos, apply special effects, add frames, save back to your phone with more than 20 high quality photo effects, powerful editing tools and marvelous photo frames.
ADWLauncher EX Personalize your Phone with one of the Best Home Screen Replacement Android Apps
InviteWiz, an Event Invitation Management Android App
GUN BROS, Awesome Arcade Action Shooter Game
BeyondPod Podcast Manager
Free 7 day Trial, Full License $6.99
BeyondPod Podcast Manager, Superior Podcast App Loaded with Features
Droid TV an App to Watch & Record TV Shows on your Android Phone
Read It Later Pro
Read It Later Pro, Save Webages for Later Reading – Even Offline
Pool Break Pro
15 Day Free Trial, $2.99
Pool Break Pro. All-in-one 3D Pool, Snooker, Carrom and Crokinole Multi-player Online Game
Wordsmith a Highly Fun & Addictive Scrabble Game for up to 4 Players
Paradise Island, Build your Island and become a Tycoon in this Highly Addictive Game
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