Welcome to our updated listing of our favorite Android apps. The goal here is simple: No matter what kind of app you’re looking for, we’re hoping we have something listed that could help you out. All of the links lead directly back to the Google Play Store, so you can download them immediately and the blocks of categories below can guide you to exactly what type of app you want to find. We’re an app library built to serve you, Androiders. Click on one of the categories and you’ll zip right to one of these great apps. We’ll update this article every month with some new categories and picks.
We hope you enjoy! If you want to suggest an app (not one that you are paid to promote, please), treat us to a compliment, or troll us mercilessly, use the comments below. Please don’t troll. That was a joke. Seriously. Don’t.
Updated on 4-22-2015 by Joe Donovan: Added nine new apps, including new apps for making payments, texting, and viewing news.
Use these links to jump to your favorite category
- Work and Organizing
- Security and Utilities
- Travel and Maps
- The Dark Arts
- Fitness, Health, Sports
- What’s Around Town
- Social and Chat
- Parenting and Kids Apps
New Apps Added! (April 2015)
Corgi for Feedly
With Corgi, you can view and share your Feedly subscriptions directly on your smartphone’s lockscreen. Furthermore, it’s easy to set up, sports a sleek user interface, and allows you to save articles for later viewing.
Nuzzel basically lets you read all the news your friends deem worthy. The news aggregator quickly taps into your Twitter and Facebook account before providing a host of sharing options and a digestible view of relevant news.
Depop’s ultra-minimal, online marketpalce takes little more than a photo to get started. Once captured, share it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter before striking a secure deal with a host of potential buyers via the built-in chat function.
Google Handwriting Input
Google Handwriting Input gives you the means to quickly handwrite text on your phone. It’s surprisingly accurate, too, whether you’re feverishly jotting down chicken scratch or drawing one of the many supported emojis.
Ignore the unfortunate name. Drupe is designed to launch all of your calling and messaging apps from a single location, while providing a shortcut for connecting with someone using your preferred app and a single swipe.
HipMunk Hotels & Flights
Hipmunk is all about finding the perfect deal when traveling. The app features easy-to-understand visuals outlining various hotels and prices, and sorts flights using its trademark “agony” rating to further minimize duration and layovers.
Create your “Cashtag” and you can receive payments for just about anything. Square Cash lets you quickly transfer money between friends for free, using a passcode of your own choosing and 128-bit encryption as an added security measure.
Need a dogsitter? Rover has the look and utility of a travel app, though, it lets you quickly browse and chat with a list of nearby dog sitters instead of hotel clerks. Plus, the app boasts a pretty reputable insurance policy, you know, just in case anything goes wrong.
Meerkat, the renowned video streaming app, is said to be coming to Android in the near future. Until then, the beta app will let you watch live streams of various Meerkat feeds, sadly without the ability to share your own or leave comments on others.