List of 160 Best Android Apps for 2014
In today’s article we’re going to help you in exploring the everlasting hub of applications i.e. Google Play with this list of Best Android Apps for your mobile.
The Google app store has grown rapidly since its refined from Android Market to Google Play. The number of applications is increasing day by day as developers are developing new apps on Android first and after that they porting them to iPhone. Right now play store has more than 700,000 apps to choose from and all credit for this goes to developers who are doing their job badly to give a top class application for your device.
Now choosing the best one for your purpose is quite difficult. So to make your work easier we selected some of the best android applications under the same hood which we feel are the best. So have a look at them and tell us in the comment section which one you liked, we’re also looking for your app suggestions. So lets we start with:
Note: I’m not covering Games in this article, because we already have article on about Best Android Games
Best Utility Android Apps for Mobile
AppGarden Lite is an amazing collection of useful utilities in one simple easy to use app.
aDownloader is a native bit torrent (BitTorrent) downloader app to do some torrent work using your android mobile
Auto Memory Manager helps you to customize the out-of-memory manager settings on your phone.
Beautiful Widgets are a perfect widget application featuring tons of widgets, tons of themes and more, Just for $2.89.
App with Ccleaner functionality, using which you can clean & erase history of android mobile with one tap. Just for $2.04
Battery Saver is a easy to use power manager app specifically designed to save and extend the battery life.
Its an highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+. You can get it just by paying $4.
8. Speed Test
Its official android app for speedtest.net, one-tap connection testing in under 30 seconds. And results are always accurate anywhere.
OnLive is cloud gaming app using which you can play your games on demand wherever you are.
Its an best keyboard app for android mobile. Use SwiftKey to replaces the touchscreen keyboard on your phone with amazing features to improve your typing experience. Get this android keyboard just for $11.82.
Activate total automation on your android device whether its about listening music, turning of Wi-Fi and more. Get this app for $6.49
Its one of the best file manager using you can see inside of your Android phone or tablet.
13. Launcher Pro
Its an amazing home launcher application for your android device with amazing functionality.
Droid Light is the perfect tool for finding your keys in the dark.
Best News & Reader Android Apps
It’s an only reddit app with a “Redditorial” guide to the world of reddit. Now its also featuring slideshow mod, also get premium version of this app @ $1.99 only.
2. BBC News
Its an official application for BBC new, so its confirmed that you’re not going to miss any action from BBC news.
Stay update with every news publish on CNN with this official android app.
This android app brings together world news and social news from your favorite website in a beautiful magazine.
It’s an alternative to Google Reader and best way to browse the content of your favorite sites, rss feeds, tumblr blogs and YouTube channels
6. Pulse News
Pulse News brings all your favorite blogs, magazines, social networks and newspapers in one place for free.
Best android app to save and view articles, videos and more
Its official Android app for StumbleUpon using which you can easily discover and share cool new stuff on the Internet.
Best Dictionary & Reference App for Android
One of the best dictionary app for android with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com
Using this application you can you can turn any of your Google Reader Subscription and any of your favorite blog feed into an outstanding magazine with lots of more features.
Using this android app by Google, translate text between more than 64 languages.
Stay connected with world largest hub of movie, TV titles, celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and even other crew members.
The amazing android app gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and Audiobooks from your public, school, or college library.
Its an amazing instant music search and discovery for android mobile.
Android app that help you with your decision-making and health improvement.
Urban Dictionary is the online dictionary with definitions written by everyone.
Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages.
10. NASA App
Get everything about NASA on your android with this official app. Featuring latest images, videos, mission information, news, feature stories and more.
Taptu is a social news reader that puts all your favorite stuff in one app
12. How to Tie a Tie
Amazing android app that teach you how to tie a tie with clear and easy steps.
If you love Oriami, this is the app you want you might want to install on your android mobile.
Explore over 100 highlights from the British Library’s collections.
15. World Atlas
Like to explore the world, install this app and expand your knowledge with over 260 countries and 230 capitals.
16. BT Phone Book
Use this android application, if want to locate a nearby restaurant, or contact a local tradesman and more.
Press is simple and elegant RSS client for popular syncing services which give freedom to read your favorite news.
Best Productivity & Organization Android Apps
Amazing android app by google to organize all your Google Task lists. Guess what ? You can also sync your to do lists from multiple GMail and Google Apps accounts with one app.
Bump two phones together to share photos, contacts, apps and files.
3. Google Drive
With Google Drive, you can store all your files in one place, so you can access them from anywhere and share them with others.
4. Catch Notes
It’s an note taking android app which is designed specially so that you never miss any idea. Featuring notepad, checklists, voice memos, reminders and more.
Bring all your photos, docs, and videos where you go with this with this cloud app for android.
This android app helps you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use.
Its a password manager for androids that makes web browsing easier and more secure. If you like the 14 day trail version, you can continue per month for $1.
The Android app that app that organizes & tracks your cash, credit cards, and pays your bills for free. You can become a gold member for $4.99.
Amazing android app to Print documents, gmail, photos, contacts, sms/mms and more directly from device. You can also get premium key @ $10.05.
10. Mindjet Maps
Mindjet Maps help you to visually capture and organize information on your Android mobile.
The Android app helps you remember all the task you want to do.
Turn your android mobile into document scanner and fax machine with the help of this app.
Calendar app that can sync with Android calendar and Google Calendar at a price of $6.50.
Using this app you can protect any application with a password or a pattern easily. Get this application at the price of $2.69.
Enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV, all you need to do is just plugging into your HDTV and control it using existing Smartphone.
With the help of this application you can daily explore something new for your Android device like daily tips, news features, accessories and more
Best Communication, Chat and Messenger Android Apps for Mobile
1. Google Voice
With Google Voice make cheap international call with your Google number.
2. GO SMS Pro
Best messaging app to stay connected with your loved ones.
Make free calls and send instant messages to your contacts in ICQ. You can also send messages to your friends on Facebook and Google+.
Message and call your family and friends for free with imo messenger.
With this android app you can make free video calls, free voice calls, and send free instant messages.
Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, no matter if you’re using this app from Android, iPhone, Mac or PC.
WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages for one year. After that $0.99/year which is very fair price for this app.
Text your Facebook friends for free with this official Facebook Messenger.
Best Social Networking Android Apps for Mobiles
Share updates, photos, videos and never miss any update from your friends on Facebook using this official app for Facebook.
Android app to make private, encrypted messaging for Facebook, Google Plus, Jabber and any other open standard sever.
Its Official Twitter app, brings organized stream of Tweets that delivers the best content to you.
Official app for Google+ to stay connected with your friend within your android mobile.
Best Photo apps for android with inbuilt filters to apply on your photo and share with your friends in a simple photo stream.
Photo editing app to make your makes any photo extraordinary by applying amazing filters and sharing them everywhere.
An official Android app for Pinterest for discover, collect, and share inspiration.
Plume, a beautiful, highly customizable Twitter client for you.
Write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog just from your android mobile using this app.
Post and Share photos, video, quotes, chats, links, and text using this official app for Tumblr.
With this android app, Join the largest location based social network for meeting people in the world.
Blogging on the go with latest release of the official Blogger app.
Cool social site and best way to stay in touch with your favorite person. This application is special because it’s free, fun, and it’s completely private
Best Music & Video Android Apps
Player which can play many file formats + online radio (shoutcast). You can get pro app just for $1.77.
Play, Listen and Shop music on Google Play using this android app.
Get the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your android phone with this android app.
World #1 app for movie reviews, trailers, and showtimes.
Access personalized radio that plays music and comedy just from your android mobile.
Android app that helps you to manage your computer from android. Using this photos, apps, contacts, and send text messages.
Using this app get access to million of songs on your android mobile. You can you can try it for 48-hours, completely free after that it will charge $9.99/month for Spotify Premium
Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows on your Android phone using this app.
Its an official android app for TED presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people.
Its an social “music discovery app” for android to discover new music from around the blogosphere.
11. Amazon MP3
Play your music stored in Amazon Cloud Player, and shop for music on your Android phone or tablet
12. TuneIn Radio
TuneIn lets you listen to the world’s radio with music, sports, news, talk, and comedy streaming from every continent.
One of the most used and powerful music player for android. And if you like the trial version go for premium version just for $2.37.
14. MX Player
One of the best video player for android and well know for multi-core decoding support. You pro version of also their for you with more features only for $2.33.
Discover the best new music & audio with the official SoundCloud app
16. Fit Radio
With this application you will get non stop music and original mix from Top 40, Hip Hop, Rock, House, Indie, Dub Step and more.
Best Sports Android Apps
This Android app is a simple & fast ways to get sports scores, news and stats.
MLB.com At Bat is the official app of Major League Baseball.
The ESPN ScoreCenter android app delivers live scores from hundreds of leagues around.
Best Photography Android Apps
Best Photo Editing App on Android using which you can add fun retro effects to your photos in a snap and transform your photos into cool looking vintage images.
2. PicsPlay Pro
PicsPlay Pro photo editor contains 200 presets and all editing features which allow you to express the best moment of your life. All this just in $3.67.
Amazing photo editor using which you can remove unwanted content or objects from any photo without paying a single penny.
Use this android app to easily combine one or more photos to make exciting and fun new images. Get it for $1.99
5. Little Photo
Best app to add more than 70 effects and film to your photos.
6. Pic Collage
Make collages of your photos with this app for android.
Best Navigation Android Apps
1. Google Maps
Get a Google Maps and Navigation (Beta) on your android and I’m sure you don’t need any paper map with you.
One of the smoother navigation app for android and one thing which I really like is its solid direction features.
One of the best offline navigation application avaiable on play store with High quality TomTom maps stored on your Android. If you belong from North American you have to pay $42 for premium license, and $32 for US only.
It’s a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers.
Cool GPS and driving safety app which uses a camera to warn you of collisions while driving, just for $5.49.
Best Education Android Apps for Kids
It’s an amazing android app for kids with complete artistic solutions. It cost around $1.1
A collection of 5 games which teach your kids about colors, letters, counting, differences, and matching. You can get this app for $2.01
Android apps for preschool which teach them about numbers and basics of math, just for $2.99.
Want to learn English, try this app. Just by paying $1.98 you’re going to learn the basis of the foreign language fast and effectively.
Best Astronomy & Stargazing Android Apps
Know about our universe with this amazing android app donated by Google
2. Star Chart
Pay $2.75 and get virtual planetarium in your pocket with this amazing stargazing app for android.
Get the latest pictures from NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)
Interactive 3D simulation of the moon, right down to the shadows in the craters and Earthshine on the dark side. This app costs around $1.01
App to calculate the position of the planets in the night sky based on a given location on Earth.
Android app to calculate sunrise, sunset, twilights, golden hours, length of the day, the path of the sun and moon, moonrise & moonset times and more for any date, anywhere in the world. Get this app for $3.14
Fully-featured planetarium for your android which shows a realistic night sky map in 3D just for $2.56
Best Travel Android Apps
GateGuru is the leading day-of travel application that covers over 120 airports across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.
The best travel app that organizes all of your travel plans in one place so you can access them anytime, anywhere. Get this app for $3.14.
Use this android app to log expenses, capture receipt images and manage reports on the go
Find the best flight and hotel for your trip using this android app.
Use this android app to track and convert currencies from around the world between your favorites.
Best Health & Fitness Android Apps
One of the best heart rate monitor app for android. Get this app for your mobile only for $2.02
App which helps you to give you key information for setting or optimizing your fitness goals.
3. Pocket Yoga
Just by paying $3.01 you can convert your android mobile into yoga guru and your pocket guru will guide you through your entire session.
Fastest and easiest calorie counter for Android.
Track your running, walking, cycling, hiking, biking and more using the GPS in your Android phone.
An amazing health app for android which give answers to your question like “From where I take treatment” and What medical conditions should I have.
Best Android Finance App
Enjoy PayPal on-the-go with the PayPal Android app.
Mint pulls in all your personal finance accounts into one place, so you can manage your money from anywhere.
Android app that brings the power of the most trusted source for financial information.
E*TRADE for Android, you can get real-time streaming quotes, place trades, manage your accounts, and more.
Manage your finances quickly and easily without needing a paper ledger.
Best Web Browser Android Apps
Maxthon Cloud Browser is the world’s smartest web browser – fast, secure and fun
Dolphin Browser is the world’s first Gesture, Sonar and Add-on enabled mobile web browser on Android with lots of browser features just for your mobile.
The official Mozilla Firefox android browser is fast, easy to use, & customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe on the internet
Chrome Browser for android, sign in to sync your chrome browser experience from the computer, anywhere you go
Fast, smart and cool Mobile Browser; that brings an amazing Premium web experience.
6. Opera Mini
If you are looking for fastest browsing experience on your Android mobile, Try the Opera Mini for amazing features.
Best Remote Access Desktop Android Apps
Android application to remote computer from your android mobile. Just pay $29.90 and get this functionality.
Best flexible remote access android app to access computers from mobile device.
See and control your computer’s desktop from your phone, from anywhere, using this amazing android app.
Secure and fast way to remotely connect to your Mac or Windows desktop with your Android device, Just pay $14.99 and access your files, pictures, and applications like Outlook, Word, Photoshop, games or any other program.
Only remote desktop app that streams the whole PC or Mac screen to your Android Smartphone with smooth, high-res video and audio. This application also gives facility to interact with all your applications, games, multimedia content, and files over Wi-Fi and 3g/4g connection. Get this app for $4.96
Use any PC remotely from your Android device with any config required only for $14.99.
Best Security & Antivirus Android Apps
avast! Mobile Security is remote cell phone tracker/locator and malware protection.
Lookout protects your phone and tablet from bad stuff like viruses, loss, and theft. If you like it, you can upgrade to pro just for $2.99/month.
Antivirus protects your Android phones and tablets from theft, malware and viruses.
Security that protects Android Smartphones from viruses, Internet threats, phishing sites, spyware and spam. You can this antivirus just for $4.97.
Free, top-rated, real-time antivirus and anti-theft protection for Smartphones & Tablets.
Its a lightweight app which protects your Android device without reducing performance or battery life
Best Funny Android Apps
Android app that will show, What would you look like with a “few” extra pounds? And what about your friends?
2. Mood Scanner
App specially designed to entertain you which help to discover your mood, just by scanning your thumb.
Most addictive and funny app featuring Tom, is your pet cat, that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say.
Amazing App that allows you to significantly enhance your experience with Facebook. Get this just for $1.00
Best Home Launchers Android Apps
Popular Android home launcher replacement, its first-ever features to customize your own homescreen experience.
Best ICS Launcher for Android 2.2+ Simple, powerful, fast and highly customizable home replacement.
Tweak your android desktop Highly customizable home replacement application just for $3.00
Highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+ devices. Get this launcher for $4.00
Apex Launcher helps you create a customized homescreen experience on your Android. Just for $3.99
Note: This is just my opinion, don’t point fingers at me if you don’t like this, If you like to see your software name in our list, get in touch with us using the Contact form.
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