List of 160 Best Android Apps for 2014

List of Best Android Apps

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.

List of Best Android Apps

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

1. AppGarden Lite

AppGarden Lite is an amazing collection of useful utilities in one simple easy to use app.

2. aDownloader

aDownloader is a native bit torrent (BitTorrent) downloader app to do some torrent work using your android mobile

3. Auto Memory Manager

Auto Memory Manager helps you to customize the out-of-memory manager settings on your phone.

4. Beautiful Widgets

Beautiful Widgets are a perfect widget application featuring tons of widgets, tons of themes and more, Just for $2.89.

5. History Eraser Pro

App with Ccleaner functionality, using which you can clean & erase history of android mobile with one tap. Just for $2.04

6. Juicedefender

Battery Saver is a easy to use power manager app specifically designed to save and extend the battery life.

7. Nova Launcher Prime

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.

9. OnLive

OnLive is cloud gaming app using which you can play your games on demand wherever you are.

10. SwiftKey Keyboard

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.

11 Tasker

Activate total automation on your android device whether its about listening music, turning of Wi-Fi and more. Get this app for $6.49

12. X-plore– File Manager

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.

14. Droidlight LED Flashlight

Droid Light is the perfect tool for finding your keys in the dark.

Best News & Reader Android Apps

1. BaconReader for Reddit

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.

3. CNN

Stay update with every news publish on CNN with this official android app.

4. Flipboard

This android app brings together world news and social news from your favorite website in a beautiful magazine.

5. Feedly. Google Reader News RSS

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.

7. Pocket

Best android app to save and view articles, videos and more

8. StumbleUpon

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

1. Dictionary.com

One of the best dictionary app for android with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com

2. Google Current

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.

3. Google Translate

Using this android app by Google, translate text between more than 64 languages.

4. IMDb Movies & TV

Stay connected with world largest hub of movie, TV titles, celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and even other crew members.

5. Overdrive Media Console

The amazing android app gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and Audiobooks from your public, school, or college library.

6. SoundHound

Its an amazing instant music search and discovery for android mobile.

7. WebMD for Android

Android app that help you with your decision-making and health improvement.

8. Urban Dictionary (Official)

Urban Dictionary is the online dictionary with definitions written by everyone.

9. Wikipedia

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.

11. Taptu

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.

13. Origami Instructions HD

If you love Oriami, this is the app you want you might want to install on your android mobile.

14. British Library: Treasures

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.

17. Press

 Press is simple and elegant RSS client for popular syncing services which give freedom to read your favorite news.

Best Productivity & Organization Android Apps

1. Google Task Organizer

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.

2. Bump

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.

5. Dropbox

Bring all your photos, docs, and videos where you go with this with this cloud app for android.

6. Evernote

This android app helps you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use.

7. LastPass Password Mgr Premium

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.

8. Pageonce – Money & Bills

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.

9. PrinterShar Mobile Print

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.

11. Any.DO

The Android app helps you remember all the task you want to do.

12. CamScanner

Turn your android mobile into document scanner and fax machine with the help of this app.

13. CalenGoo

Calendar app that can sync with Android calendar and Google Calendar at a price of $6.50.

14. Seal

Using this app you can protect any application with a password or a pattern easily. Get this application at the price of $2.69.

15. Chromecast

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.

16. Drippler

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.

3. ICQ: Free Voice Calls,Messages

Make free calls and send instant messages to your contacts in ICQ. You can also send messages to your friends on Facebook and Google+.

4. imo messenger

Message and call your family and friends for free with imo messenger.

5. ooVoo Video Calls

With this android app you can make free video calls, free voice calls, and send free instant messages.

6. Skype

Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, no matter if you’re using this app from Android, iPhone, Mac or PC.

7. WhatsApp Messenger

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.

8. Facebook Messenger

Text your Facebook friends for free with this official Facebook Messenger.

Best Social Networking Android Apps for Mobiles

1. Facebook

Share updates, photos, videos and never miss any update from your friends on Facebook using this official app for Facebook.

2.  Gibberbot: Secure Messaging

Android app to make private, encrypted messaging for Facebook, Google Plus, Jabber and any other open standard sever.

3. Twitter

Its Official Twitter app, brings organized stream of Tweets that delivers the best content to you.

4. Google+

Official app for Google+ to stay connected with your friend within your android mobile.

5. Instagram

Best Photo apps for android with inbuilt filters to apply on your photo and share with your friends in a simple photo stream.

6. Snapseed

Photo editing app to make your makes any photo extraordinary by applying amazing filters and sharing them everywhere.

7. Pinterest

An official Android app for Pinterest for discover, collect, and share inspiration.

8. Plume for Twitter

Plume, a beautiful, highly customizable Twitter client for you.

9. WordPress

Write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog just from your android mobile using this app.

10. Tumblr

Post and Share photos, video, quotes, chats, links, and text using this official app for Tumblr.

11. Badoo

With this android app, Join the largest location based social network for meeting people in the world.

12. Blogger

Blogging on the go with latest release of the official Blogger app.

13. Couple

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

1. DeaDBeeF Player

Player which can play many file formats + online radio (shoutcast). You can get pro app just for $1.77.

2. Google Play Music

Play, Listen and Shop music on Google Play using this android app.

3. Netflix

Get the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your android phone with this android app.

4. Movies by Flixster

World #1 app for movie reviews, trailers, and showtimes.

5. Pandora internet radio

Access personalized radio that plays music and comedy just from your android mobile.

6. SnapPea

Android app that helps you to manage your computer from android. Using this photos, apps, contacts, and send text messages.

7. Spotify

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

8. Stitcher Radio

Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows on your Android phone using this app.

9. TED

Its an official android app for TED presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people.

10. UberHype for Hype Machine

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.

13. Poweramp Music Player (Trial)

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.

15. SoundCloud

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

1. Yahoo! Sportacular

This Android app is a simple & fast ways to get sports scores, news and stats.

2. MLB.com At Bat

MLB.com At Bat is the official app of Major League Baseball.

3. ScoreCenter

The ESPN ScoreCenter android app delivers live scores from hundreds of leagues around.

Best Photography Android Apps

1. Pixlr-o-matic

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.

3. TouchRetouch

Amazing photo editor using which you can remove unwanted content or objects from any photo without paying a single penny.

4. PhotoShake! Pro

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.

2. MapQuest

One of the smoother navigation app for android and one thing which I really like is its solid direction features.

3. Sygic: GPS Navigation

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.

4.  Waze social GPS maps & traffic

It’s a cool social GPS driving and navigation app that connects you to other drivers.

5. iOnRoad Augmented Driving Lite

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

1. Color and Draw

It’s an amazing android app for kids with complete artistic solutions. It cost around $1.1

2. Monkey Preschool Lunchbox

A collection of 5 games which teach your kids about colors, letters, counting, differences, and matching. You can get this app for $2.01

3. Kids Numbers and Math

Android apps for preschool which teach them about numbers and basics of math, just for $2.99.

4. English in a Month

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

1. Google Sky Map

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.

3. Astronomy Picture of the Day [APOD]

Get the latest pictures from NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

4. Moon Phase Pro

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

5. Planet’s Position

App to calculate the position of the planets in the night sky based on a given location on Earth.

6. Sundroid Pro Sunrise Sunset

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

7. Stellarium Mobile

Fully-featured planetarium for your android which shows a realistic night sky map in 3D just for $2.56

Best Travel Android Apps

1. GateGuru

GateGuru is the leading day-of travel application that covers over 120 airports across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

2. TripIt – Travel Organizer

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.

3. Expensify

Use this android app to log expenses, capture receipt images and manage reports on the go

4. Hipmunk Hotel & Flight Search

Find the best flight and hotel for your trip using this android app.

5. Currency Convertor

Use this android app to track and convert currencies from around the world between your favorites.

Best Health & Fitness Android Apps

1. Instant Heart Rate – Pro

One of the best heart rate monitor app for android. Get this app for your mobile only for $2.02

2. BMI Calculator

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.

4. Calorie Counter- MyfitnessPal

Fastest and easiest calorie counter for Android.

5. RunKeeper

Track your running, walking, cycling, hiking, biking and more using the GPS in your Android phone.

6. iTriage Health

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

1. PayPal

Enjoy PayPal on-the-go with the PayPal Android app.

2. Mint.com

Mint pulls in all your personal finance accounts into one place, so you can manage your money from anywhere.

3. Bloomberg

Android app that brings the power of the most trusted source for financial information.

4. E*TRADE Mobile Pro

E*TRADE for Android, you can get real-time streaming quotes, place trades, manage your accounts, and more.

5. Checkbook

Manage your finances quickly and easily without needing a paper ledger.

Best Web Browser Android Apps

1. Maxthon Internet Browser

Maxthon Cloud Browser is the world’s smartest web browser – fast, secure and fun

2. Dolphin Browser

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.

3. Firefox

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

4. Chrome

Chrome Browser for android, sign in to sync your chrome browser experience from the computer, anywhere you go

5. Boat Browser/Mini

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

1. LogMeIn Ignition

Android application to remote computer from your android mobile. Just pay $29.90 and get this functionality.

2. Teamviewer

Best flexible remote access android app to access computers from mobile device.

3. android-vnc-viewer

See and control your computer’s desktop from your phone, from anywhere, using this amazing android app.

4. PocketCloud Remote Desktop Pro

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.

5. Splashtop Remote Desktop

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

6. PhoneMyPC

Use any PC remotely from your Android device with any config required only for $14.99.

Best Security & Antivirus Android Apps

1. avast! Mobile Security

avast! Mobile Security is remote cell phone tracker/locator and malware protection.

2. Lookout Premium for Android

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.

3. Norton Antivirus & Security

Antivirus protects your Android phones and tablets from theft, malware and viruses.

4. Kaspersky Mobile Security

Security that protects Android Smartphones from viruses, Internet threats, phishing sites, spyware and spam. You can this antivirus just for $4.97.

5. Antivirus Security

Free, top-rated, real-time antivirus and anti-theft protection for Smartphones & Tablets.

6. Sophos Security & Antivirus

Its a lightweight app which protects your Android device without reducing performance or battery life

Best Funny Android Apps

1. FatBooth

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.

3. Talking Tom Cat

Most addictive and funny app featuring Tom, is your pet cat, that responds to your touch and repeats everything you say.

4. Funny Status for Facebook

Amazing App that allows you to significantly enhance your experience with Facebook. Get this just for $1.00

Best Home Launchers Android Apps

1. GO Launcher EX

Popular Android home launcher replacement, its first-ever features to customize your own homescreen experience.

2. Holo Launcher

Best ICS Launcher for Android 2.2+ Simple, powerful, fast and highly customizable home replacement.

3. ADWLauncher EX

Tweak your android desktop Highly customizable home replacement application just for $3.00

4. Nova Launcher Prime

Highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+ devices. Get this launcher for $4.00

5. Apex Launcher Pro

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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