On this page, you will find the best Android apps for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.
Tweaks device settings for maximum battery life.
Llama – Location Profiles
A handy automation utility, less versatile than Tasker, but free.
NFC Task Launcher
Lets you use NFC tags and stickers to control your phone, put it on silent mode when you put it on the bed stand, and more.
Filters calls, announces callers via audio, records calls, and can even automatically answer calls.
Shush! Ringer Restorer
An application that lets you silence your phone for a set time, and then un-silences it.
Silent Time Pro ($1.99)
Silences the phone according to a weekly schedule, in case you find Tasker too complex.
The ultimate automation utility — some people buy an Android device just to use it.
A chat client for multiple networks, including MSN, Facebook, and more.
An alternative SMS application with its own optional SMS service for cheaper rates
Go SMS Pro
A fancy replacement for the built-in SMS utility, with theme support.
An IM client for Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, MSN, ICQ/AIM, Yahoo, Jabber, Myspace. Woah.
Postman: SMS Spam Blocker
A simple, powerful way to filter spam text messages. Helps tune out the noise.
It’s bloated, it’s quirky, but it’s Skype. Absolutely essential for long-distance calls.
If you don’t use Go SMS Pro, install SMS Popup to instantly see new SMSes.
Viber : Free Calls & Messages
A VoIP client that lets you call and text other users for free, worldwide. Very popular.
A simple chat client for XMPP (Jabber) networks like Google Talk, Facebook chat, and more.
Memorize information efficiently while on the go with Anki’s smart algorithm.
A flash card application for memorizing information.
A fantastic reading experience. Stays in sync with your “real” Kindle.
If Kindle isn’t your cup of tea, try this alternative reader.
Provides a way to watch TED talks on your device. Get smarter on the go.
Wikipedia’s mobile website is good. Wapedia is better. Also supports other wikis.
Amaze your friends with crazy facts and figures. How much sodium is in a banana?
Aldiko Book Reader
A customizable book reader which also lets you purchase books from within the app.
An very customizable ebook reader with full-screen support, rich gestures, and lots more.
Beautiful Widgets ($1.99)
Check out the weather or the time in style with these huge, gorgeous widgets.
Lets you set a solid color as your wallpaper. Nice and simple.
Display short messages in huge, full-screen text that can be clearly read from meters away.
Origami Live Wallpaper
A simple, geometric, live wallpaper.
A collection of beautiful, soothing pattern wallpapers. They say there are over a million of them.
Check out the weather everywhere in the world in excruciating detail, synoptic maps and all.
A huge, in-your-face, live wallpaper with the time, date, battery and Wi-Fi network.
Social sports training. Compete against your friends, get real-time feedback.
A gorgeous way to remember your favorite meals and restaurants.
Gentle Alarm ($2.85)
The best alarm clock money can buy, at least for Android.
Sleep As Android
An alarm clock that uses motion sensing to monitor the quality of your sleep.
KeepTrack Pro ($2)
Lets you track just about anything, from weight to happiness.
Libra – Weight Manager
Log your weight. An essential part of my morning routine. Syncs with DailyBurn and Withings.
Uses the GPS to plot your whereabouts on a map. Great for jogging and hiking.
Track your walks with your dog — time, distance, pace, and route.
Fantastic guided fitness training, with a powerful website. Not just for running.
A powerful bicycling app with GPS, stats, and everything else you need to map out your rides.
Massively popular weight training and bodybuilding app, with a workout planner, workout logs and a companion website.
One of the oldest launchers around, and it's still going strong.
A powerful, customizable launcher for ICS (Android 4.0) devices.
Another powerful launcher for ICS; the one I personally use.
Draw letters on the screen, and it finds the app you want to launch. By Google.
GO Launcher EX
Launcher of choice. Feature-packed, yet still lean.
Launch your favorite apps in a flash, from any app. Transformed my Android experience — a must-have.
Wave Launcher ($1.99)
Similar to SwipePad but with a different look. Supports fewer apps.
A free, powerful, open-source podcast manager.
A do-it-all video player with zooming, multi-core decoding, and more.
Tuner - gStrings Free
A handy app for tuning many musical instruments.
Sync your Android device with iTunes. Requires free Windows/Mac companion app.
Google Play Music
Google's own music player. Syncs all of your songs to the cloud, simply excellent.
A free, unlimited personal radio application
A powerful, skinnable audio player with advanced filtering capabilities. Pricey.
Pocket Casts ($3.75)
A powerful podcast client with cross-device sync.
Competes with SoundHound. Tries to figure out what music is playing in the background.
Unlimited, free, customizable radio. US-only.
Identify any song playing in the background. A direct competitor to Shazam.
The classic audio player for llama lovers comes to Android. Free and awesome.
A powerful audio player, supports multiple formats, downloads missing album art, and much more.
Listen to radio stations from all over the world; a great way to discover new music.
Create beautiful soundscapes with this visual musical instrument; great for jamming.
PicsArt - Photo Studio
A lovely, simple, photo editor with effects and clipart.
A very powerful camera app with built-in effects.
Handy Photo ($2)
A powerful and creative photo editor.
Oh, just a little phothography app you may have heard of. Owned by Facebook, installed over 50 million times.
A free, fun way to draw on photos and create paintings.
Add funky effects to your photographs. Insanely popular and free.
A free (ad-supported) camera application with several effects.
Emulates several old cameras, funky graphics and all.
An amazing photo editor with tight Google+ integration and gorgeous effects.
A powerful, menu-driven camera app with lots of manual control options, 84 effects and 59 optional frames.
A photo gallery replacement with a strong emphasis on speed and responsiveness.
Do it (Tomorrow)
A simple, effective to-do list with a nice bit of style.
A supremely excellent notepad app, supports Dropbox sync and Markdown.
TouchDown for Smartphones
For corporate types: Syncs contacts, email, and calendar with Exchange.
Out of Milk Shopping List
An easy to use shopping list app that can double as a to-do list.
A simple, lightweight way to keep personal notes in sync across devices and the Web.
A swanky-looking to-do list that syncs with Google Tasks.
Google Tasks Incredible Lite
A slick, elegant Google Tasks client.
Keep pesky callers out of your phone with this simple app.
A slick to-do list utility.
Makes sense of those square squiggles everybody’s pointing their phones at.
Call Log Calendar Free
Saves calls and SMSes on to Google Calendar, optionally with location info. Great for billing clients.
Diaro - personal diary
A powerful and easy-to-use personal diary app, with tags, categories, and an online companion website.
The official app. Doesn’t support continuous sync, but allows access to your files when you need it.
Uploads files from SD onto Dropbox whenever they change. Backup to the cloud.
The do-it-all notes application. If you use Evernote on Windows/Mac, this is a must-have.
Name says it all, really. Sticky notes for Android! Well implemented.
Habit Streak Pro
A fantastic way to keep track of daily habits using Seinfeld's chain method. There's a free version, too, but Pro is worth $3.
A beautiful, elegant note-keeping app with strong Dropbox support.
A call and text blocker, aids in the fight against spam.
A super-slick and elegant timer app, with simple, one-handed operation and speech recognition.
ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner
Scan barcodes on store products and compare prices on the go.
The official client for lightweight note service Simplenote.
A beautifully simple, powerful notepad app. Supports Dropbox sync, and is a joy to use otherwise.
Gives Evernote a run for its money. Has a Web-based client too.
A powerful to-do list manager with Google Tasks sync, customized categories, repeating tasks, and more.
A great way to get around public transport, if your city is supported.
A crowd-sourced GPS app, aware of traffic conditions. For drivers only (not pedestrians).
App Protector Pro ($1.99)
Selectively block access to certain applications. Can toggle locking as needed.
If you use KeePass on the PC, this is a must-have. Manage your passwords with absolute security.
Lookout Mobile Security
Scan for malware and manage your device remotely.
The simplest way to toggle your device’s lock-screen. Widget included.
An elegant password manager with easy categorization.
A Google Reader client inspired by Reeder for iOS. Beautiful and classy.
A powerful, lightweight, and currently free Reddit client. Requires few permissions.
Reddit Is Fun
A Holo reddit client with an optional premium version.
Find your device if it’s ever stolen.
A social recommendation engine for books, movies, and more. Available on the Web too.
A single app for Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare. The mobile companion for HootSuite.com
Supports multiple Twitter accounts, as well as Facebook and Buzz. Features fast shortcuts.
UberSocial for Twitter
A powerful, customizable Twitter client. Used to be known as Twitdroid.
A Twitter client with a multi-column mode for tablets and extra-shiny graphics.
A messenger application, like SMS but without SMSes.
A beautiful, minimalistic Twitter client. Multiple accounts are 'experimental'.
A text messaging and VoIP app which supports importing friends from multiple networks, and has a desktop companion for Mac and Windows.
Lets you manage your phone without touching it, from the comfort of a browser.
Gorgeous clock and weather widgets for your home screen.
Access your Google Drive files right from your smartphone.
Lux Auto Brightness - Lite
Automatic brightness settings as they should have been in the first place. Powerful and customizable.
Lets you create stylish text widgets showing time and system data.
Hide It Pro
Protects your privacy by letting you hide photos and videos.
An alternative Market. Offers a free daily app.
AppBrain App Market
An alternative Market with a smart recommendation engine.
An app with widgets for monitoring call, text, and data limits.
A powerful way to toggle phone settings and get system information. Has a widget and status bar module, too.
ES File Explorer
A powerful file manager. Supports cloud storage, FTP, and of course, managing your device's local files.
A powerful file manager with a built-in FTP/HTTP server, SMB client and more.
Hola Accelerator & Unblocker
Unblocks geographically restricted or censored websites so you can enjoy them from anywhere in the world.
Download ROMs and flash your device seamlessly. Requires root access.
Root Explorer ($4)
An excellent file exporer for rooted devices.
SlideIT Soft Keyboard
A fantastic sliding keyboard, supports Colemak, Hebrew, and many other layouts.
Monitors and saves SMS, call and data usage so you don’t exceed your plan.
SwiftKey 3 ($1)
A powerful keyboard with predictive text abilities. It knows what you're going to type next.
A sexy sliding keyboard. $1
The must-have backup utility. Saved me numerous times. Rooted devices only.
A powerful widget engine for creating beautiful, useful toggle widgets.
For visualizing what is taking up all of that precious space on your SD card.
Use your phone to see in-depth info on all WiFi networks in range, and configure your own network for best connectivity.
Keeps you up-to-date with news about your Android phone.
Dolphin Browser HD
An alternative browser with a dedicated following.
A powerful way to stay up-to-date with the news, replaced Google Reader for many.
A dynamic, customizable magazine. Looks great and pulls in content from many sources.
A beautiful news reader, can sync with Google reader. A joy to use.
Mark things to read and watch later on the PC, then read and watch them with this app while on the go.
Control YouTube on any computer or Internet TV with this free app from Google.
A powerful video player with subtitle support and built-in IMDB search.
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