40+ Best Android apps of the Month: March 2012
Apr 2, 2012 12:34 PM –
Check out our best Android apps & games the experts at AndroidTapp thoroughly reviewed in the month of March 2012! These apps are worthy of any Android phone or tablet device. We make it easy to download or buy these top apps with convenient one-click tools below:
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Best Android apps reviewed March 1, 2012 – March 31, 2012.
Save My Telly – check out one of the Best physics-based games… Totally Addictive!
Save My Telly is like a physics-based mixture of the games Angry Birds meets Apparatus but the goal is to save your “Telly”. In this game the former resembles the protective structures you must build and the latter represents the creative methods you must implore to protect them. As various elements attack you must protect your television from the likes of wind, rain, earthquakes, meteors, grasshoppers, aliens at all cost! Let’s jump into the unique title.
Osmos HD is a scintillating and beautiful arcade game on Android & iOS. You control a ‘mote’, a stellar particle that you must grow as big as possible. To do so you need to collide with smaller particles and absorb them. Backed by a rich and mesmeric stereo soundtrack, it’s a game that simply has to be experienced…
Temple Run – the ‘Indiana Jones’ epic adventure for Android
Temple Run is the much anticipated game which has recently made the leap onto the Android platform after being more popular than oxygen on iOS. You take the role of Guy Dangerous who, after stealing a cursed idol, now has to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys. You must have been living in a cave (or remote jungle temple) if you haven’t heard of this addictive arcade-style game. I downloaded it pretty much within a few minutes of it hitting the Google Play Store, and here’s what I think after some relentless playing…
Monster Shooter an HD arcade Shoot ‘em game you should check out!
Monster Shooter is a deliciously deranged arcade shoot-em-up where you have to blast various monster-kind to gloppy chunks. Self described as “hand-drawn 2D ultra violence” it depicts complete carnage from the word ‘go’. Easy to play and wholly immersive it’s arguably one of the very best free games available on the Android Market.
Bubble Wars – totally Addictive bubble shooter with a few unique twists
Bubble Wars is a unique color matching game with two modes of play. In the Attack mode, shoot colored bubbles at the bubble spinner circle and try to shrink it. If you get 3 or more colors in a row the bubbles are destroyed. Otherwise the circle can grow. Once it is large enough to hit you the game ends. In the Defend mode, shoot colored bubbles at a bubble spinner ring of bubbles that surrounds you. If you get 3 or more colors in a row the bubbles are destroyed. Otherwise the ring can start shrinking around you. Once it reaches you the game ends.
TED – official Android app for Technology, Entertainment, Design inspirational & informative talks
TED (which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a series of academic conferences which have claimed huge popularity over the years. TED ‘talks’ consist of sub-20 minute speeches and demonstrations that adhere to the concept of ‘ideas worth spreading‘. A great many TED talks are posted on their website, for free, but it has only been recently that they have launched their official TED Android app.
GO Book – excellent eReader app for Android tablets
GO Book is an excellent eReader app for Android tablets. It can read several eBook formats so you can import your book catalog. There are several features to adjust text size and reading modes to reduce eye strain while reading on a tablet screen. Plus it has a book search, automatically saves your reading progress and includes nifty page-turns effects. Let’s get into the review to see why it’s one of the better eReader apps for Android!
1Weather – Polished Weather app with Gorgeous Forecast Animations
1Weather is a beautifully presented weather forecast application for Android. Featuring a slick interactive user interface, a cool widget, eight pages of information and gorgeous animations; 1Weather is quickly becoming one of the most popular weather apps available. Currently one of the featured apps in the Google Play Store, and free, it’s definitely worth a look.
Legendary Heroes. Every War has its Heroes … Some Heroes become Legends. The greatest battle of all time has begun. Heroes from all universes are invited to show their power and prove which is the best team!
Triple Town – Unique title both Puzzler & Strategy game… it really draws you in!
Triple Town is an original and challenging puzzle game for Android devices. Part puzzler, part strategy game the aim is to build a little town. You build by grouping matching items together; bushes, trees, houses, cathedrals and so on. The game is wrapped in beautiful graphics and features leisurely and fun gameplay. A true original, Triple Town is massively engrossing and hugely satisfying to play.
Backstab HD Game with great graphics, plot & action!
BackStab HD by Gameloft is an 18th century action romp where you play the part of Captain Henry Blake. Betrayed by a fellow officer you must seek justice and revenge! Across a huge and beautiful 3D island you have to explore 4 cities searching for clues and quests. Visually stunning and action packed from the outset, the gameplay and storyline are both interesting and hugely addictive.
AnySoftKeyboard, a Multilingual Keyboard app for Multilingual users & very customizable
AnySoftKeyboard is a neat and highly competent alternative keyboard for your Android device. As well as offering a high level of customisation, themes and tweaks it also provides support for a wide variety of different languages. The smart thing about this is that alternative languages are available with just a sweep of your finger. Incredibly intuitive and useful if you speak/type in more than one language.
Scan – use this fast Barcode Scanner app for Creating & Scanning QR Codes!
Scan is a neat and functional QR code and barcode scanner for your mobile device. It’s incredibly fast and responsive, linking you to the codes content immediately. It’s very user-friendly and also lets you save all your scans. The app is intuitive, automatic and with these codes becoming more and more popular, Scan is a superb app to access them.
Sprinkle – Fire Fighting is Fun in this challenging Puzzle game
Sprinkle is a gorgeous and challenging puzzle game. Featuring captivating physics-based gameplay, superb sound and blazing graphics, it’s lots of fun and can be played by children and adults alike. Sprinkle has already won a slew of gaming awards and was recently available for just 49 cents as part of Google Play Store launch promotion. If you’ve enjoyed games like Angry Birds or Where’s My Water? in the past, this could be your new gaming addiction…
Handy Scanner – turn your Android into a Document Scanner & PDF Creator
Handy Scanner is a slick and professional document scanner and PDF creator for Android. Using either your camera or existing gallery files, it’s simple to edit, create and export high quality PDF files. Whether you want to de-clutter your home office, send a printed document over the Internet or simply create backups for your existing documents, Handy Scanner is the perfect solution.
Lookout Ad Network Detector, a Security app to Detect ad networks from other Android apps with Helpful explanations
Lookout Ad Network Detector is a new addition to the Lookout Labs suite of Android security apps and, by all accounts, a pretty handy idea for the security conscious. This one lets you know which advertising networks (such as Admob and Tapjoy) are present on your device, what types of ads these networks can display and also what information they gather. They also offer some neat administration links to limit or alter these settings. Incredibly useful for those who like to track such things.
Bumble – relaxing game of oceanic Anagrams for Wordies
Bumble is a compelling and challenging word game. Set deep under the sea, you are given anagrams to solve. Letters ascend in bubbles and you need to solve the word before the time runs out. Blissfully simple yet utterly engrossing, it’s a superb option for Android wordies of all ages.
Super Monkey Ball 2 – Roll & Twist into this Addictive & Utterly Fun puzzle game!
Super Monkey Ball 2 is an immeasurably cute, accelerometer-controlled adventure where you have to guide monkeys through a series of fiendish mazes and levels. The graphics are brilliant 3D and sound is also superb. There are a whopping 125 levels to plunder through and a variety of mini-games and quirky features. Without further ado, it’s time to start the ball rolling.
Nonomatic – simple yet highly Addictive Nonogram puzzle game
Nonomatic is nonogram game for Android. OK, so what’s a nonogram I hear you ask? A nonogram is a kind of logic puzzle where grid cells are filled to create a pictures or words. If you were to blend Minesweeper and Sudoku with paint-by-number art, you’d be pretty close.
Hipster, a cool Picture Postcard Creator app to share on social networks
Hipster is a cool picture postcard creator and sharing app. Simply take a snap or upload from your gallery. Add text, edit and add a cool filter and share! You can share across your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and Foursquare. Simple to use and with some very cool effects, Hipster is a neat way to share postcards and picture messages on your Android device.
Dojo Madness. Use your master Kung-Fu skills to Attack & Defend the dojo
Dojo Madness is a cute and clever Kung-Fu fighting game with emphasis on good timing. You play the part of Ninja Raccoon, a relatively peaceful soul whose dojo is overrun with baddies. In classic martial arts-style, Ninja Raccoon stands in the middle of his dojo and the enemies come to him. You have to take the out with directional taps. Good timing is imperative in this cunning and fun little game.
Ninja Falldown combines the two factors every game strives for: fun and addictive
Ninja Falldown is an addicting and fun fall down game. Simply tilt your device left and right to falldown the holes in the game. Avoid the ceiling for as long as possible to keep from crushing Ninja. Also, don’t forget to collect every bonus item you can in the game … they come in VERY handy in certain situations… Try to avoid dragons, they are always hungry.
InstaCamera – never miss a photo moment with this Instant Camera app
InstaCamera is, as you might guess, an instant camera for your Android device. And when I say ‘instant’ I definitely mean ‘instant’. Place the shortcut on your homescreen and press it to take an instant snap of what you point it at. No messing about with camera settings, just point and snap. It’s irreducibly simple and pretty effective too.
Lego App4+ a cute Lego game for young children
LEGO App4+ is a brilliantly cute Lego game for kids. Unlike the pretty sub-standard Lego Creationary, Lego 4+ is aimed at a slightly lower age group and actually does a great job at engaging playschool/kindergarten kids. It’s brightly coloured, easy to play and lots of fun. If you have little kids (and trust them with your Android!) this is a great freebie game that will entertain them for some time.
Winamp – sweet Music Player with Wireless Sync to PC & Mac!
Winamp is an alternative music player for your Android device. It includes myriads of useful features, solid functionality and can even sync with the Winamp Media Player for Windows and Mac. You can listen to radio, get free music downloads and even import from iTunes. A veritable beast of a media player then, with quite a price tag too for the full version.
iCookbook – Superb Recipe app with thousands of Recipes
iCookbook is a fantastic resource for recipes and cooking instructions. Including over 2,000 unique recipes in a rich and easy-to-follow user interface. It’s great whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or just looking for something different to cook.
Otto’s ToyChest – don’t mistake this Challenging Puzzle game for a kid’s game
Otto’s ToyChest is a beautiful and charming puzzle game for your Android device. The premise is simple, all you have to do is repair the toys before you. It’s quite straightforward to play and is very user-friendly. If you think this is ‘just’ some kids game, however, you’d be gravely mistaken! Featuring several modes of challenging and addictive gameplay it’s compelling and equally engaging for adults and children alike.
Can Knockdown 2 – a good Challenge to pass some time
Can Knockdown 2 is a challenging and beautiful physics game. Simply put, you have to hit tin cans with balls by flicking them on the screen with your finger. It’s easy to play but accuracy is crucial. The graphics here are utterly sublime and look incredibly realistic. There are few different modes and a rich gameplay environment which is complimented by rich and immersive sound.
Road Warrior – Ride, Flip, Shoot & Race your way to victory!
Road Warrior is a full-throttle racing game for Android. It is similar in genre to the to MotoXtreme-style racers; 2D jumping, flipping and trying to land the right way up. We reviewed the likes of Zombie Rider and Turbo Grannies and this of the same ilk… only with guns and as many spills and thrills as you can handle…
N7player Music Player – Slick music player app with cool 3D interface
N7player Music Player is a rich and smooth music player for your Android device. It boasts an innovative 3D user interface and cool multi-touch features. You also get a neat graphic equalizer, Dolby surround sound, widget, lockscreen controls and a fantastically easy-to-use interface.
Adele – Official Android app for the British Singer/Songwriter
Adele is an app for fans of the British Singer/Songwriter of the same name. Featuring access to the latest Adele news, photos, clips of her tracks and official videos the app is ideal for people who love her music. There is a great community aspect to the app and you can see various fan-comments and news. I was surprised actually as to how much was packed into this app, if you like her work this is a real trove of info.
Siine Keyboard – new & innovative Android Keyboard app allows typing with signs, known as Siines
Siine Keyboard is a fresh and innovative keyboard replacement for your Android device. While it includes a normal and typically functional keyboard, it also has built-in ‘siines’. These are essentially phrase shortcuts that post quick words, slang or more formal text phrases in common use. It takes a little getting used to, but for people who type a lot on their Android phone or tablet, this might be a great solution.
JanCard – try this different kind of Card Game app with elements of Mahjong & Poker
JanCard is a crazy and exhilarating card game with a similarity to Rummy, Mahjong, Canasta and Poker. The idea of the game is to collect ‘melds’ or rather, card combinations, in order to win the hand. Each hand has a series of rounds and you receive a card on each. In turn, you must then lose a card. Featuring quirky characters and genuinely impressive sound effects I think the game has great potential, however, it does need a small tweak…
Scramble With Friends – Zynga’s addictive mashup of Boggle with friends online
Scramble With Friends is the new title from Zynga. After heady success with the likes of Words With Friends and Hanging With Friends, the online gaming giants have practically copied the game of Boggle into their familiar social-gaming format. It’s easy to play, challenging and already massively popular, it’s essential for social puzzlers and fans of the series.
Hi Launcher – check out this cool New app to Customize your Android home screen
Hi Launcher is a homescreen replacement app for Android. Boasting lots of customizability and functionality, the app should definitely be of interest to those who like to tinker with the look and feel of their Android device. It has a slightly GO Launcher EX feel about it but with differing themes and other options. Need a change? Want to make your homescreen look totally different? This could be what you are looking for.
Train Conductor 2
Train Conductor 2 is a fun and exciting game that relies on expert timing and dexterity. You control the trains to ensure that they don’t crash. Featuring neat graphics, immersive gameplay and great sound, it’s also as addictive as you can get! Take on snow monsters, aliens and ghosts in this massively enjoyable time-killer.
Camera360 Ultimate, a cool Camera & Photo Editing app
Camera360 Ultimate is a cool camera and photo editor for Android. While it has been around for a while it has recently received a comprehensive update that has improved UI, options and functionality across the entire application. If you like adding fiters, manipulating and sharing images- this is an awesome app to check out.
aVia Media Player an Easy all-in-one app for Pictures, Music, Videos
aVia Media Player is a smart and easy-to-use multimedia player for your Android device. Access and play your photographs, music and videos through a great user interface. You can also manage your media files in a variety of ways; from making playlists to accessing your localised content via a DLNA server. While you might currently use two or maybe three different apps for pics, music and video, having all these ‘under one roof’ is a simple way to manage your content.
Shooting Warrior – eclectic adventure of Attack & Defense strategy game
Shooting Warrior is an eclectic adventure of attacking and defending your base from evil natives of an island. It’s a frenzied multi-tasker which demands swift actions in loading various troops of different skills and attack levels, fighting their way to the end of level base-boss. There are weapons and heros to unlock, power-ups, coins to collect and hidden bonus levels. Let’s delve more into the app review!
Tumblr – review of the Official Tumblr micro-blogging & sharing app for Android
Tumblr is a cool social network and micro-blogging platform. While the likes of Google+ and Pinterest are getting the majority of attention right now, it might be easy to forget that Tumblr remains very popular and was recently able to boast some 46 million individual blogs on their platform. Most social networks have a mobile client (although Pinterest does not as yet) so how does the official Tumblr client work on Android?
Frontline Commando – a macho third person HD Shooter game
Frontline Commando is a macho military romp through some war-torn middle-eastern hell hole. You are a seriously gung-ho Commando who would appear to have anger management issues. Annoyed at not only failing to wipe a dictator the first time round, the guy went and killed your buddies. Time for revenge. This third-person shooter is high on adrenaline, testosterone and ammo, boasting impressive graphics and sound, plenty of levels and several hundred baddies to wipe out.
GrooVe IP – make calls Without using your cellular minutes
GrooVe IP allows you to make phone calls without using your cell phone minutes using Google Voice. It is a Voice over IP (VoIP) app that uses the Internet to make calls over Wi-Fi thus allowing to make free unlimited calls to any phone in the U.S. or Canada. Great for the cellular plan minute pinchers or those who want to make phone calls on their Android tablets.
Nothing under 4 stars jack!