Android is an operating system that has grown enormously in recent years, and its growth also increased the quantity and quality of the applications that inhabit this ecosystem. With more than 700,000 applications in the official Google Play Store, you may find it a bit overwhelming to investigate which are the best of each category, that´s why in AndroidADN we configured a list of the top 50 Android applications for 2012.
The analysis and ranking of the apps was compiled based on our own analysis, number of downloads and user feedback on Google Play. They will be divided into categories to make it easier to find.
Best Launchers for Android
Launchers are applications that allow you to customize our device from the icons to the home screen with various effects and transitions. They are particularly useful when we are tired of always using the same interface and we want to renew the look of our Android.
LauncherPro is a simple launcher simple, fast and with great customization options. Its developer, Federico Canales, has taken the best features of the launchers and has united them in a fantastic application that is simple, fast, clean and easy to use.
LauncherPro has the dock bar at the bottom so you can upload your frequently used applications without taking up screen space, and can make managing to slip in the dock to customize shortcuts to applications even more. Plus you can set gestures to open tons of different shortcuts created by Launcher Pro or different activities.
With this launcher you can get up to 7 home screens and two different boxes of applications, a 3D and another 2D (+ other movable). Also added an effect of fly in the box so when you open, applications come flying at you.
The paid version of Launcher Pro also includes widgets that can be added to the home screen for things like Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, contacts, etc.. This application also has hundreds of themes and even widgets have themes.
LauncherPro is a free application that requeire Android 2.0 or higher. You can also download LauncherPro Plus Unlocker which is priced at 3.45 dollars.
GO Launcher EX
GO Launcher EX, an extra version of Go Launcher, offers plenty of options, but keeps everything pretty simple compared to others. For starters, we have access to over a thousand subjects, allowing us to customize the appearance of our device as we want. In addition, GO Launcher EX comes with various widgets and screen lock options.
Among other things, we find user-defined folders to customize and organize applications and shortcuts in an easy way to use, transition animations, possibility to change the icon size, and more.
One of the main advantages of GO Launcher EX is your development team. GO Dev has released tons of other applications that can be used in the stand with other launchers, or your own to match perfectly with the characteristics of GO Launcher EX.
This application can be downloaded for free from Google Play and requires Android 2.0 or higher.
ADW Launcher, although a reduced ADW version, is even more popular. While it lacks many features, the most important features are: hidden dock bar, hundreds of themes to customize your mobile phone, two drawers of customizable applications, drag and drop customizable action buttons and several more!
ADW.Launcher is for free and can be downloaded from Google Play. It requires Android 2.0 or higher.
Apex is an ICS launcher that works pretty well in both tablets and phones as it provides a wealth of customization options.
With Apex Launcher you get a home screen customizable network, with up to 9 home screens, you can set transition effects that are visible when you slide between them. We also have docking at the bottom of the screen where you can place up to 7 icons with a maximum of 5 pages, that is, no more and no less than 35 icons in the Dock for quick access to all your common applications.
In addition, Apex Launcher allows you to hide items like persistent search bar, search bar, and even lets you hide the dock if you want to use. Also you have different styles and backgrounds folders as well as various styles of drawer and effects. Will also be able to hide applications from the dock application if you want privacy.In addition, this launcher shares several gestures on the screen and start backup and restore options with Nova and other classic features of other launchers.
In short, Apex is an excellent launcher that has much to offer and really worth checking out if you use a device with Android 4.0 as it is a free application.
TSF Shell 3D
TSF 3D Shell is a great launcher that is known for being quite unlike any other we’ve seen. The entire interface becomes a 3D playground. Also, instead of the box application that we usually have, on the main page we have all our applications, and four remaining pages to be customized, along with interactive widgets and 3D transition effect you get when you change screens.
Esthetically, TFT Shell 3D is a wonderful launcher, and in terms of functionality has several of the features found in other launchers such as creating folders, support for Android widgets, customization, and many others.
Now, what distinguishes TSF Shell 3D from other launchers? TSF is the first launcher that allows multiple operations such as self-corrections, multiple options, add folders and multiple deletions, and all with the swipe of a finger. And also you can create several shortcuts to applications faster, drag them to any page anywhere you want and turn the shortcuts of applications at an angle to get more screen space. You can even overlap the applications and widgets to save space.
Best Browsers for Android
Browsers are essential applications since they optimize and improve our experience when we browse the web. Each has its advantages and specific options so depends on each one to choose for his personal use.
Chrome for Android
Chrome for Android is the fastest of all the browser and has all the main options, its interface is attractive and intuitive and it is supported by Google which ensures we will always be updated and optimized.
In addition to this, given that with Android will necessarily have a Google account the synchronization with other devices is important, therefore if you want your smartphone directly related to our PC , this application has wonderful options.
As in its desktop version, Chrome has a high speed of page loading, an intuitive tabs management and has the ability to synchronize with our desktop´s Chrome which can be very useful for remembering passwords, open tabs and other data.
In the new tab page allows you to choose among the most visited websites and personal bookmarks. Chrome for Android also gives us the ability to view in full mode the sites optimized for mobile pretending we’re in a PC.
Undoubtedly, Chrome for Android is one of the best browser that exists at the moment, useful for the novice user as for the expert, is fast, comprehensive, simple to use, intuitive and free. What more could you ask?
Dolphin Browser HD
Dolphin Browser HD is undoubtedly one of the most complete in terms of characteristics included in the application because only in the home screen gives us the possibility of setting Flash, the browser demand, the ability to emulate a desktop or the appearance of an iPhone or iPad.
It also offers the ability to make gestures to enter predetermined sites like YouTube or Gmail (choice), multi-touch zoom and the voice search with Sonar is also highly configurable.
Dolphin Browser HD is also a very fast browser with a simple but attractive interface that is intuitive when we navigate and offers many configuration options like emptying the cache or history by simply pressing the button go back. Undoubtedly one of the best browsers for Android.
Opera Mobile is the default browser of Nokia and has its well deserved place in Android and must be said that they have done more than fine with this application.
It is chosen by many users mainly for its Opera Turbo compressor that offers the possibility of reducing consumption and speed up the loading of data, which is especially useful if you surf without WiFi. In addition to this, it has a version of lower requirements for low-end devices called Opera Mini so that all the Android can have Opera Mobile installed.
Its user interface is very attractive and intuitive and provides the main needs when surfing the web. Undoubtedly a browser very solid and interesting.
This is the default browser in the Nexus devices and can also be seen in those who have installed CyanogenMod 9 or 10 that while not the same is almost equal (AOSP).
It is a quick and simple browser that synchronizes data with our computer´s Chrome such as pages and markers, and in terms of appearance is simple and practical. This makes loading fast and allows us to control cookies and other data.
While not very complete in terms of features contains the bare minimum to get the job done efficiently and without errors possible. It also has an option to save the pages. A simple and efficient browser, much like Jelly Bean.
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Surely you know the desktop version of this popular browser, now we can enjoy Firefox in Android.
While it is true that Firefox does not stand out for its speed, I must confess that it turned out to be an excellent application. It has the main features of Chrome such as sync with our desktop browser, view content in full mode and not in mobile format, and incognito mode transitions are effective although not as accomplished as in Chrome.
In my consideration is one of the best browsers because besides all the aforementioned allows you to add the large number of plug-ins that Mozilla has thus if you are a user of the desktop version this is the browser for you.
Best Keyboards for Android
The way we write is always very personal, from the words or phrases that we use to the speed or writing habits. That is why a good keyboard is essential, especially in the various situations in which we must answer quickly such as holding the device with one hand or in landscape or portrait mode.
As it could not be otherwise, the top of the podium is occupied by the queen of all applications on Google Play Store, we talk about SwiftKey, and I say queen because leads in the ranking of highest-grossing apps, and no doubt they´ve earned that right.
SwiftKey 3 is an incredible predictive keyboard that literally revolutionizes the way of writing on our mobile devices. This lets you type without lifting your finger, making, writing with one hand greatly facilitated, especially in devices with large screens, where lifting your finger could make it fall from our hands.
Among its features SwiftKey 3 corrects typographical errors if you do not enter any space required to write and since its new version includes a bigger space bar, quick scoring key and other gestures.
The keyboard is able to learn the way we write with usage and the words that we use, so its predictive ability improves with time
Swype is one of the best keyboards for Android, and the fact that it is still in beta is the only thing that makes it position itself below SwiftKey 3.
As main characteristic has the option to slide your finger over the keyboard to go “drawing” the letters you want to put to form words. We can write short sentences without the need to enter the spaces and has dictionary packages by region and also one for adding our own personal words. It is particularly easy to write while holding the device with one hand in portrait mode.
As it is not in the Google Play Store we must enter the Swype website, register and we will find the download. It seems a bit cumbersome, but it is worth as it certainly is one of the best keyboards for Android.
Thumb Keyboard is a predictive keyboard that uses normal input method. This is available for both smartphones and tablets.
The advantage of this keyboard are the great configuration possibilities we have for its interface. This has several organization modes of keys that allow you to customize the keyboard according to your device and tastes.
Also gives you the possibility to choose between several themes that come by default as Honeycomb or ICS that you can try without installing any plugin. Also this allows you to set the size of the keyboard, supports multiple languages, and has other functions as predicting keyboard and voice input.
Perfect Keyboard PRO
Perfect Keyboard is an excellent keyboard which has been developed by one of the users of XDA. This is slightly in appearance configurable allowing you to select the background color, the colors of suggestions and even put a background image.
Perfect Keyboard offers a wide number of configuration options for the suggestions, sounds and vibrations, layouts and even gestures.
Best Photo Apps for Android
The camera on smartphones increasingly look more like handheld cameras and In line with this the applications to improve our photographs have increased their development and productivity. To get the best out of our camera is essential to have the best applications for it.
PicsArt – Photo Studio
PicsArt – Photo Studio is the perfect application for those who have a creative mind and want to give a modern twist to their photos.
Like other photo applications, PicsArt includes a variety of effects such as Stenciler, Sketcher, Cartoonizer, Lomo, Orton, Vintage, Cross Process, HDR, Pencil, Fattal, Watercolor, Holgaart, Old Paper, Pastel, Color Splash, and many more. The hallmark of this app is that you can do a painting of your own photos. Yes, as you read.
The application consists of the following drawing functions for adding some personal touches to your photos: you can add stickers, throw some paint on your face, and add custom text in the edited images.
When finished, you can easily share your masterpiece on social networks like Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, Dropbox, Foursquare, Tumblr, Blogger and WordPress.
If you have not tried PicsArt – Photo Studio, I recommend that you do. Undoubtedly, the best photo editor for Android.
This app can be downloaded for free in Google Android Play and requires 1.6 or higher.
Pixlr-O-Matic is a great application that lets you edit your pictures instantly with one touch. A notable feature of this application is Randomizer.
Some photo applications for Android has tons of effects and impressive features. It is sometimes difficult to decide what to choose and what effects are most suitable for our photos. But with Pixlr-o-matic, you can easily edit your photos with just a single blow.Just a single tap and the application will automatically select the proper lighting, the effects and limits to suit the images.
In addition, Pixlr-o-matic offers a lot of possibilities with over 100 effects, 280 overlapping and 200 edges to choose from. With hundreds of effects and combinations, you can transform your photos in a variety of ways. You can also instantly post your artwork on Facebook or imm.io.
Personally, Pixlr-o-matic is one of my favorite applications. It seems just great. It offers a wide variety of effects and photos are beautiful. Highly Recommended.
Instagram lets you choose between variety of filters and apply them instantly in our photos. Furthermore, it is a social network, the news flow is Instagram photos of us, your friends and / or relatives. With Instagram, you can easily share your life taking pictures.
Similarly, you can also get in touch with friends and family to view your photos Instagram. You can also post your photos on other social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Foursquare.
Instagram can be downloaded for free in Google Play and requires Android 2.2 or higher. You can also download the APK for the latest version from here.
Cartoon Camera allows us to transform photos into cartoons and unleash the dhildish aspect in everyone. The application also has its own effects that enhance the image: cartoon, drawing color, Sepia, Strokes, White, Dark Strokes and colored borders. The application also supports autofocus, front camera supports and flash of the camera, and quickly allows you to save images at the touch of a button. Can also adjust the resistance of the edges and the color sensitivity.
Cartoon Camera is a fun way to take pictures although some Android devices that face some problems with this application. Smartphones like the Motorola Droid RAZR or Samsung Galaxy Nexus have problems using the application with the front camera, but works flawlessly with the back camera.
Best GPS Navigator for Android
One of the most interesting features of smartphones, is their ability to be used as a GPS device. However, the ability to exploit this feature is limited directly to the GPS applications that we have installed.
The official Google application offers one of the best user experiences through the package of features including the voice search, indoor maps, public transportation information, and other interesting features.
Could be said that this is no longer just an application, but an ecosystem of services among which include Google Now, My Places, Google Places, Street View, Indoor Maps etc.
Google Maps is able to rapidly detect your position through GPS or mobile network signal and display it on the map. This has several layers of information that may include traffic, terrain, traffic lines, points of interest, information, satellite imagery and cycling routes. The map view is available in both two and three dimensions and since the latest version is possible to zoom by double tap or pinch.
On the other hand, one of the most remarkable features of Google Maps, is the ability to search not only for directions, but in places, such as cities, shops, museums and tourist sites. The results are often incredibly accurate, saving you the need to enter addresses.
As for navigation options, Google Maps offers the possibility of going to the point on foot, bicycle, car or using public transportation for what you can select if you prefer to take a train or bus.
If you select the option of driving, Maps has a navigation app assisted called Google Navigator. This provides a detailed guide with or without speaking of the actions taking place we go along the proposed route.
In addition, Google Maps now offers the ability to save maps in the memory of your device, so you do not need to have an internet connection during the trip. This is really useful because in many countries mobile connectivity is usually very expensive and not available in remote areas of the city.
Sygic GPS Navigation
Sygic GPS Navigation is a GPS navigator for Android designed specifically for automobiles. This has a voice guidance system that can be configured for different languages and allows you to store the maps on your device to use them offline mode.
Sygic is able to use TomTom maps and provides a significant amount of functions among which highlights the 3D view, landscape, and interactive maps. Like most GPS, Sygic lets you download maps to your device so you can use them offline.
After several years of absence, TomTom came to Android. This is one of the most famous offline navigation apps.
Its main features are the instructions turn-by-turn available in several languages, notifications of radars, alternative routes to avoid traffic, fast and reliable maps that require no phone coverage or data connection.
The application is great but we had say its price is really excessive. Versions for the U.S. and Canada and Western Europe are currently available at a price of $ 49.99 or 44.99 euros each, that is $ 10 cheaper than the iOS versions. As advertised, this is “introductory offers”, so it is expected that the price increases in the future to match the iOS.
It is clear that to install this application will need a lot of space on your phone: for example, TomTom with the maps of U.S. and Canada requires 2.3 GB of storage space for the installation.
BEST MESSAGING APPS FOR ANDROID
One of the main uses of our smartphone is messaging either by SMS, multimedia or internet; constantly we are communicating and it is always important to have the best applications for it.
WhatsApp Messenger is not only one of the most downloads applications in Google Play surpassing 100 million, but is also one of the most downloaded on the other platforms for which is available such as iOS, Symbian, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry, which makes it the ultimate messaging application worldwide.
With a simple and intuitive interface, WhatsApp Messenger allows us to connect with our friends and family the easiest way using the internet connection either through WiFi or data package. It works very well, even better than the SMS service of the operators, which turns obsolete the traditional messages. If we consider that the user community grows every day, then it is very likely that in the near future WhatsApp will be The messaging application .
Its main advantages are the ability to share images, audio and video with a compressor of the application its own to reduce the size of files, group chats, automatic synchronization with your device contacts and the ability to receive messages even when off. WhatsApp Messenger also inform us when the message reaches its destination and when it is read, also notify us if a person is online or when was the last time It did.
Should be noted that one of the historic disadvantages of this application was the lack of security of the messages since they were not encrypted and could deciphered if one was on the same WiFi network, but since this has been fixed I must confess that I find no counter to this application. In fact I would say that is the application number 1 as far as smartphones are concerned, you can not not miss it on your device.
Facebook Messenger is the official facebook application for messaging. This is available for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone, and lets you communicate with all your social network contacts, automatically synchronizes with Facebook messaging service on computers.
The main advantage of this application is that it allows us to use our Facebook account as a chat platform, thus no need to enter our wall to talk to our contacts. With Facebook Messenger we can send individual or start group conversations, get notifications, know who sees our messages and share photos and our location.
Spotbros allows you to “Shouts” a kind of question that is sent only to people who use the service and who are near that area, with a maximum radius of a mile. This way you can make a Shout, for example, to find out about a restaurant or to try to find out what happened somewhere.
It also includes the “Spot”, a kind of public chat group located at a site where you can discuss and comment on that area to have the occasional reference to what you seek.
At the moment is only available for Android, but the iPhone version will be out soon. Its creators emphasize that the messages are encrypted and are web microsites, so it can be linked.
eBuddy XMS is an instant messaging application available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. This offers similar features to those that have WhatsApp, as the recognition of contacts on your device that already have the application. Furthermore, this adds the ability to sync with Facebook to integrate our picture of the social network profile.
The more than 5 million downloads and a user rating of 4.2 guarantee this application, with a simple and intuitive interface represents one of the best messaging applications for Android.
Certainly when it counts with a larger user base will stand as more serious competition to WhatsApp. You should definitely try it.
BEST VIDEO PLAYERS FOR ANDROID
One category that has more applications in the Android market is video playback, a task required either to see our own videos and movies in HD if your device allows.
Aimed at high-end devices, has advantages such as hardware decoding and multicore decoding that may improve the performance up to 70% more, perfect for the ones who want to to play at the highest resolution possible without having lags.
With a user interface simple but effective, has a significant number of codecs (ARMv7 o ARMV6) that can be downloaded from Google Play depending on the device you have, this is important because if you download the wrong version we will not be able to play or find flaws such as video without audio.
MX Player is not only the most valued video application by users but also has interesting news like pinch to zoom in or out on the image during playback, the subtitle shift that automatically adjust the text scrolling subtitles or parental control that will prevent calls or opening other applications while the younger ones are in front of the player.
It has support for Jelly Bean and a huge amount of video and subtitle formats. You have the option to watch streaming videos and also has a paid version that will not have advertising embedded in the application. Undoubtedly the best option when playing video.
When we talk about video players in Android is impossible not to mention Mobo Player, one of the best multimedia applications with great features and an unbeatable popularity.
Mobo Player offers video playback with no conversion required, anytime and anywhere. Its interface is attractive and intuitive. It supports a lot of formats both video and subtitles and like any big video application has the necessary codecs to work properly on the different types of devices such as ArmV7 or ArmV6.
How to navigate folders on top is somewhat tedious as will take a long time to load if you have multiple videos on your device, but it is worth because then we will have a 3D pre-view files to be played.
Mobo Player is one of my favorites precisely because its interface is attractive, intuitive and easy. It also has the option to continue playing the video thumbnail on the screen to, for example, send a message and continue watching the movie, I know it’s not as necessary but does not ceases to be a advantage.
VPlayer is one of the best video players for Android because it has the experimental HW acceleration for rendering and decoding of the HD formats MKV/AVI/MOV/FLV/TS/M4V/3GP .
Its user interface is intuitive and its functioning accurate. It is not so simple to synchronize folders with the videos as there are occasions that are not recognized, but in general this problem does not occur.
It supports codecsARMv7, ARMv6VFP o ARMv6 and offers the ability to watch videos online thanks to its streaming function. As color detail, the application allows us to take screenshot just by shaking the device.
A solid app, with many features that it’s going to be very useful. That’s BS Player, one of the best applications for video playback on android.
With an interface somewhat over-loaded of options for my taste, which makes it not very intuitive, BS Player is a video player with hardware acceleration that will allow us to see in various video formats and subtitles and we will have the necessary codecs in the market for our devices.
It has the basic functions, provides pop-up play of audio and video on the home screen, and also has the option of telling us that amount of frames per second being played.
Best Cloud Storage apps
The applications of cloud storage are particularly useful when using multiple devices and we want to have our files in sync, whether images, videos or text documents, and for that today there are various applications that offer different options.
Dropbox is the most popular storage service in the cloud because of its ease of use and functionality. Also it is a multi-platform service that is available for Windows, Linux and Mac in its desktop version and for Blackberry Android and iOS in its mobile version.
Dropbox offers 2 GB of free storage space and although it focuses on sync and share files also has support for revision history, so files deleted from the Dropbox folder can be recovered from any device synchronized.
Dropbox works like a folder over your operating system, so it will be very easy to use. It also has a feature that lets you know the history of a file so you can work on it without danger of losing the previous versions.
This service uses delta encoding technology and to conserve bandwidth when modifying a file only loads the modified parts.
Google Drive , is the storage service in the cloud of Google; offers 5 GB of free storage for any file type and will integrate with Google Docs and Google +.
Among its functions include OCR capabilities for image-text search and image recognition technology to facilitate searching through your photos.´
In addition, Google Drive allows you to open more than 30 types of documents directly from a Web browser, including HD video, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop (even without the right software installed on your computer).
Google Drive is the best choice if we want to synchronize our entire Google account, from our Android contacts, to Google + and finally our data. You can not miss this one.
SkyDrive is the service cloud storage from Microsoft, and you’ve probably already used it in your Hotmail account. Offers 25 GB of free storage but its functionality is perhaps not the best.
Besides the additional cost per GB is cheaper than Dropbox, which has 100GB for $ 199, while in SkyDrive would be only $ 50 a year.
One of the coolest features of SkyDrive is Office Web Apps , which allows users to upload, create, edit and share Microsoft Office documents directly from your web browser. Includes versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, and provides functionality to allow users to edit documents collaboratively, something really useful in these times.
Best music players for Android
Probably after messaging, listening to music is one of the functions we use more often in our devices.
That is why having a good music player is essential. But there are hundreds of applications in Google PLAY, so that it is almost impossible to try them all.
With 50 million downloads and a 4.6 rating awarded by more than 200,000 users, Poweramp is the music player for Android most famous and prominent on Google Play.
This is able to support multiple audio formats among which the most famous are like mp3, MP4/M4A (including alac), ogg, wma, flac, wav, ape, wv, tta, mpc and aiff.
Offers support graphic equalizer with 10 bands optimized for all supported formats, presets, custom presets and set the bass and treble.
It also has a tag editor and widgets for both the home screen with the lockscreen. Although it does not have a particular advantage with respect to other music players, is one of the most complete options that are now.
The only drawback in my opinion is the design that is quite annoying with bright, bold colors. Anyway worth a try as it is available for free for a period of 15 days, after which you’ll have to buy another application for payment.
Real Player is one of the most famous music players. This app remained in beta for a long time and since the final version incorporated some interesting news from the design improvements that stood out, the support to with scrobbling last.fm and some payment functions.
Real Player for Android gives you the ability to create playlists, share files with your friends, include widgets in the home screen or unlock screen, choose a ringtone and even use voice commands to search for multimedia content.
As PowerAMP has a free version and a paid version that allows you to manage the graphic equalizer, add some effects like crossfade, RealAudio and RealVideo support (RMVB) so you don´t forget to convert videos, music identification, metadata editing via Gracenote and without advertising.
WinAmp gives you the ability to manage and synchronize your entire music library wirelessly with both the the desktop version for Windows and iTunes library.
In its paid version, Winamp has a 10-band graphic equalizer and support for file formats FLAC and Apple Lossless.
In addition, it has widgets for the home screen, additional information and album artist, persistent controls playback and support for 14 languages.
Google Play Music
Although not available in all countries, Google Play Music is the official Google player and its sync capability makes this app deserves to be in the ranking.
Since its last update, Google Play Music offers an excellent design that includes the options in the notification bar and a new design in recent topics section that shows the latest albums heard in a grid.
The excellent organization of content and navigation make the user experience to be excellent. But that’s not all, the ability to sync to this app is amazing, and the cloud storage service allows you to have up to 20,000 songs without DRM. After loading your music library, you can access the themes from your device with this player or from the web music.google.com
The application also includes a widget to play music from your desktop that allows you to give like to the tune that is on.
Best Antivirus for Android
Malware has been a big problem for Android users since its inception and the situation continues to get worse every day. At mid-year a study performed by a security company called F-scure showing that threats had increased by 2200% over the last year.
In search of a solution, Google implemented improvements in the filters on Google PLAY applications and introduced new security measures in Android Jelly Bean known as ASLR and DEP
However this was not enough, and although it is quite controlled, the Android malware continues to be a problem, so having a good antivirus in our device is essential if we want to be calm.
avast! Free Mobile Security
avast!, One of the best antivirus for Android, not only for its ability to detect but for its anti-theft functions.
Among its main features is the analysis of threatened privacy adviser, SMS and calls filter, an integrated firewall (for root users).
Also gives you options to protect your personal data with automatic alerts of infected URLs, control of data flows in and out, and application manager.
Furthermore, Avast possesses an anti robbery function called Anti-Theft that provides remote access via SMS or Web from which you can determine the location, block, locate, sound the alarm and delete device data.
Dr Web Anti Virus
Dr Web is an antivirus that according to its developers does not affect the device performance and does not affect the battery consumption.
This uses an algorithm called Origins Tracing ™ for Android that allows you to detect unknown malware using previously known viruses bases, which considerably reduces the size of virus databases.
Among its main functions include virus protection in real time thanks to Spider Guard that scans all files being saved in memory, the analysis on demand and capacity to quarantine files.
If you use your device as a USB flash drive, it has a protective function of the SD card that will be very useful, as it keeps it free of malware that affects autorun and Exploit.Cpllnk that represent a threat to Windows.
AVG Mobile Anti Virus
This app is actually a security suite that like Avast offers a wide range of features ranging from threat detection to anti robbery function features.
In its antivirus functions, AVG offers protection against viruses and malware in real time, as well as features of application analysis, control and application blocking tasks.
As for its anti robbery features, AVG allows you to turn the phone’s GPS remotely and detect the location on Google Maps, lock it remotely via the web or SMS, set a lock screen message to help the person who finds it and locate the device to sound when the phone is in silent mode.
AVG antivirus also allows you to configure notifications when the battery is below the level indicated and turn off features to save energy and move applications or games between SD card and internal storage.
Kaspersky Mobile Security
The Android version of Kaspersky Mobile Security is a great way to protect your device from viruses, malware and theft.
This app gives you a range of tools that allow you to manage your device remotely. This way you can lock your phone, delete the data it stores or find and detect your location.
The virus detection system uses a system of cloud-based analysis, now known as cloud computing that alerts against malicious applications before they can cause damage to your phone.
Kaspersky also has a locking feature that allows you to filter unwanted SMS and calls, and lets you hide contacts you want to keep in private or control the information that others may see on your phone.
Best Humor Apps
Humor is an essential part of our lives, helps us change of mood and lightens our discomforts, nay, say that those who laugh live longer!
With such advantages, we can not let the humor out of our lives, let alone our smartphones.
Talking Tom Cat
Classic of classic Talking Tom Cat is one of the most funny and popular apps in Google Play Store. With over 100 million downloads and an average rating of 4.5, Talking Tom Cat is certainly one of the most famous Android applications.
In Talking Tom Cat will have two ways to interact with Tom, through the touch of the screen or by saying a phrase that the same will repeat in a funny way. You can not imagine how much time you´re going to spend talking to the friendly kitten on screen, it’s really funny.
Also, Talking Tom Cat gives us the ability to record videos to share them with friends or just show it to the to the one we have next.
As its name implies, Fat Booth is an application where we can see how our faces would be with about 20 kilos more. Just take a picture with the camera or gallery, and adjusting the facial features, we will see how this hilarious app works.
With Fat Booth we can share our pictures on Facebook, Twitter, email or just save them in our gallery. I assure you that you and your friends will find themselves laughing out loud when they see their faces!
While some may consider this application somewhat offensive, I think you have to take it more lightly as it is just a way to change your face and not think it’s an insult to those who are overweight, which is not funny mainly because the health is at stake.
Simple but effective. Funny Jokes provides us with hundreds of thousands of jokes divided into 22 topics such as “Chuck Norris” (my favorite) or “Yo Momma” that we can go browsing and having a great time. Just by reading the first ones and you will begin to laugh.
It has a significant user base, and every day its jokes are renovating and adding on various topics. Its interface is more than simple, and is intended to go directly to the point. As soon as we started the application will find the various topics of jokes where we go and start laughing strongly.
Funny Jokes also allows us to send jokes via SMS, Twitter or Facebook and also adding comments to them. We can create a profile within the app and bookmark the jokes that have caused us more fun.
Funny Test , or also known as Moron Test or Stupidity Test, is an application that will test our humor and intellect with a series of misleading questions and graphics puzzles that will grow in difficulty as you go along. Its interface is not the best, but I assure you that if you spend a few minutes of your time you will see why it´s ranked fourth in the ranking.
With Funny Test we must sharpen our wits, and if we are stuck in a questions or puzzle you can access the comments on the application site in Google Play, you may find the answer you need.
Perhaps the funniest of Funny Test is, once we complete all the tests, passing the smartphone to a friend and laughing at him when he can not resolve them.
Best Health & Fitness Apps for Android
To be aware of our health is probably one of the wisest things we can do, and if there are apps for this then it is important to have them in our smartphone.
Diet Assistant is a great app for those who face the difficult routine of starting a weight loss diet.
After entering your ideal weight Diet Assistant performs a purpose of a diet and give you some food options that you can select according to your tastes. Among these are found meal plans for vegetarian diets based on fish and high in protein, etc.
You’ll have a shopping list based on each diet plan so you do not have to think about what to buy when you go to the store.
My Diet Coach
Respecting a diet is as difficult as staying focused on a goal. That’s why My Diet Coach is an ideal application for people who want to follow a diet, as it takes into account the motivation, one of the psychological variables that influence the persistence and determination to fulfill it.
This application is more of a diet coach that lets you stay on track, resist food cravings, temptations, exercise laziness and other obstacles.
To do this, the app will require you meet certain guidelines and give you notifications and reminders with photos you’ve chosen as a method of motivation.
My Diet Coach te ayudara a romper los malos hábitos alimenticios y entrar en la rutina de una dieta saludable para perder peso mediante la creación de recordatorios útiles como beber agua, cocinar comida saludable y registrar tu diario.
iTriage is an application developed by doctors that lets you determine your health status and the place you should go for treatment.
The application does not replace a doctor’s visit, but if you need simple information about what is happening to you is worth trying.
This includes a comprehensive dictionary of medical terms with pictures, descriptions and links to YouTube videos that allow you to gather information about your problem to approach a professional.
Among its features, this app has a search engine of symptoms with possible causes and possible treatments or find the nearest hospital, emergency room, clinic, pharmacy or doctor.
BEST ANDROID APPS FOR KIDS
An excellent list of applications and games with which we can entertain our children, nephews and cousins for a while. This is the best Android apps available that are designed for children
Kids Socksis a game for preschool children where they will have to drag the sock with the same colors to complete the pair. With this game, children will learn to differentiate colors, patterns and relate them.
MATH TRAINING FOR KIDS
This application already for older children, allows you to do math with a series of simple operations with which you have to know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide into three levels of difficulty.
Clever Kids Firsts Puzzles
Clever Kids Firsts Puzzles is a learning game for children between 2 and 10 years old. This includes several worlds for each child including agriculture, the ocean and the world of dinosaurs!
By using this game, children can learn new words, the forms and spelling. Although in English, is very interesting for children who are studying this language, because they will hear the name of the objects that interacts.
Best Running & Training Apps for Android
Sport and physical activity are essential parts of a healthy life and to do so all we need is time, time off and a good pair of sneakers.
However it is necessary to have a routine and the advice of a professional to do it properly and see the progress.
Jefit Workout & Fitness is a complete application that provides all the information you need to make a professional fitness routine.
Jefit also has several interesting features like the possibility of training focused on a particular muscle area and define routines. You have complete control of the training recommendations and statistics of the exercises you have left to do.
One of the main features of this app is that it has a complete instructive on each exercise for the area you need. It is capable of carrying a complete record of your weight or BMI and generate a studio for your body explaining you which is recommended to exercise and wich not.
Furthermore, Jefit has an extensive amount of exercises, which you can know just by a touch to your screen to the area you want to exercise.
Adidas miCoach offers one of the most complete user experiences in these applications. This has five types of standard practice among those who are running, walking, cycling and Nordic skiing.
Each workout has different types of levels marked by colors ranging from training planes, progressive, anaerobic or strength and stretching.
The application is able to use the GPS device to take of our statistics of our journey, and give information about the workout time, calories burned, distance traveled and speed.
But Adidas miCoach is not limited to collecting data, but works as a coach throughout the workout commenting if we must accelerate or slow down to keep training intensity.
Endomondo Sports Tracker is a tracker of physical activity, but is itself a social network where you can compete with your friends and share the results of your training.
Using the GPS feature of your device this wizard is able to record the journey that you perform during your workout on a map, so you can take it when you run, walk or ride a bike to get data from the distance , slopes, maximum speed, average and minimum, etc..
Furthermore every certain distance this manager will indicate you these data for you to have an idea of the rhythm you carry.
The most interesting part of this app is on the side of its social network in wich you and your friends can see physical activity practices and comment in real time, you can set goals as distance or calorie burn and create competitions with friends to see who beats your mark.
This was the selection of AndroidADN of the 50 best applications for Android, if you think we missed any or want to leave us your impression of the post do it in the comments section below.