Welcome to page two of our illustrious, and thorough, Android apps roundup. This page shall bring you joys in What’s Around Town, Fitness, Health, Sports (playing, not watching), and socializing.
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What’s Around Town
Whether you’re eating at home or going out to do something fun, this is the place to find everything local. We’ve got a hodgepodge of different apps to help you have a good time around town, and a few to help around the house.
Packed with recipes from your favorite Food Network chefs, this app is constantly growing. You’ll find easy to follow instructions and photos to keep you on track, and you can search by ingredients.
Create a central repository for all of your recipes and use it to plan your weekly meals and create your grocery shopping list. You can even sync this app with friends or family that have an iPhone.
Restaurants and Bars
It’s always smart to book ahead when you’re dining out and you can do it for free with this app. It also lets you search for what’s close by with lots of filters and reviews to help you find the perfect place.
Get a look at delectable dishes near you and stoke that appetite. Find out what friends, experts, and others rate as the best establishments and dishes to order, and rate your own meals.
Things To Do
If you’re looking for a memorable night you’ll find the hottest, expertly curated events in London, New York, and San Francisco listed here. Book from the app and earn rewards for inviting friends.
You can find all sorts of interesting places and things to do, but the ability to keep up with your friends and join the party is the real attraction of Foursquare. There are some money-saving deals.
Don’t miss out on great local events, get recommendations, check what your friends are going to, and buy your tickets in this app. It’s just a shame it doesn’t support landscape view at all.
Places To Visit
There more than 100 million places listed in this augmented reality browser, so it’s an easy way to find the local sights, events, restaurants, hotels, bars, nightlife, or whatever else you’re seeking.
Whether you’re visiting somewhere on vacation or it’s your home town, you’ll still find some great recommendations for attractions to visit in this app, with detailed reviews and useful tips.
Movies and Theater
Who’s that guy? Who directed this movie? When is that out? Is it worth seeing? Whatever you want to know about movies or TV shows you’ll find an answer in the Internet Movie Database.
Check out what’s showing at your local movie theaters, what’s coming soon, watch trailers, read reviews, and book tickets. You can even stream or download movies in the app, if you want.
If you’re looking for something a bit special and unusual then the crowd-curated collection in this app will put a smile on your face. It’s the perfect place to find a memorable gift or treat yourself.
If you can’t find it on eBay then you won’t find it anywhere. The biggest online marketplace around is available as an excellent app that has all the features you need to buy and sell everything.
Amazon for Tablets
Browse millions of products, check up on customer reviews, and find deals in Amazon’s official app for Android tablets. It’s well laid-out, easy to search and filter, and it supports 1-click buying.
If you do a lot of online shopping, then Slice is a must have. It gives you peace of mind after you hit the purchase button, tracking your shipments, keeping tabs on recalls of things you’ve bought, and guaranteeing you get the lowest price.
For shoppers who don’t have time to go digging for coupons, RetailMeNot is here to do the dirty work for you. You can count on it to find you the best offers and save you from spending more than you need to.
Travel and Navigation
If you’re kind of a big deal, own many leather-bound books, and have places to be and foreign countries to visit, these are the apps for you. We’ve got mapping apps, language translating apps, and even some apps that will help you out on a hike.
Maps and Turn-by-Turn
A lively, active community ensures that you have the latest maps and traffic updates. Full voice-guided navigation is supported and the cheapest gas in your area is highlighted for you.
Forward all your travel related plans to TripIt and it will automagically (see what we did there?) organize your itinerary and help you get where you need to be on time for a hassle-free trip.
Wherever you’re headed, this app will help you get a flight there and scope out the land. Accommodation deals are the biggest attraction because Expedia boasts many exclusive discounts.
Being another search engine for traveling, KAYAK conveniently houses tools for booking hotels, flights, rental cars. It’s itinerary management is top-notch, too, as are the search comparisons.
A barebones interface lets you focus on the translation and more than 70 languages are covered. Input text, speak, take a photo, or write, and you get a text translation, and audio for some languages.
Public Transit and Taxi
Check what public transit is available in your immediate area, or search for directions to and from specific addresses and see all of your bus, train, or subway options, with walking directions to stops.
This versatile mapping and navigation app supports many map formats and allows you to mark routes, navigate with a compass, access 3D maps, and download what you need for offline exploration.
Social and Chat
Talking, communicating, chatting … whatever you call it, if what you want to do involves sharing thoughts with others, these are the apps for you.
Chat and Texting
Google has folded a lot of extra functionality into Hangouts so you can use it for instant messaging, sending SMS or MMS texts, sharing files and locations, and making video calls with up to 10 different friends.
You can receive and send SMS and MMS on your Android tablet by linking it up with your phone using this app. It also notifies you when a call comes in and it has a photo and video backup option.
One of the best Twitter clients around, TweetCaster offers support for multiple accounts, scheduled tweets, notifications, filters, and all kinds of customization options. It can post to Facebook too.
Internet Calling (VoIP)
You can enjoy free calls, messaging, photo, and video sharing with other users. It’s a cross platform app that also works on your desktop, and it supports 3G for low cost calls outside your Viber network.
If you use Blogger then this barebones app will let you edit, save, and post on multiple accounts. You can embed images, add labels, and add location data, but it can be a little buggy.
Fitness, Health, Sports
When you’re done watching sports, you could always try playing some. Physical activity is good for you. Trust us. We haven’t moved for days while we compiled this apps list. But hey, if you don’t want to play sports, we’ve also got a few apps to help you eat better, live healthier, and workout more efficiently.
Start working out now with HD videos of more than 100 different exercises backed up by audio instructions. You can target specific body areas, set your own pace, and record your progress.
If you want to count your calories and maintain a healthy weight, this is one way to do it. It’s quick and easy to use and it lists over 3 million different foods. It can also track your exercise.
Describe symptoms, check conditions, review and identify drugs, get first aid advice, and find local health services with this handy pocket doctor. Unfortunately there’s no landscape view.
Keep a complete record of family illnesses and treatments, doctor visits and sick days, for your whole family with this handy digital journal. You can see health over time with a handy calendar view.
If you really want to improve in any sport then analyzing your performance is very important. This app can record slow motion video and it’s packed with analysis and annotation tools.
Create new tactics annotated on the court and design training regimes that include specific exercises with this no frills coaching app. Use your tablet instead of a blackboard to plan a game.
That’s it for now! Be sure to check back because we’ll revise our top picks, and add new categories, on a regular basis.
Updated by Brandon Widder on 5-20-2015: Added ESPN, Action Launcher 3, Pandora, Spotify, Google Now, Shazam, Hulu Plus, Pocket, Minecraft, and six others apps.