Play Store Apps

Play Store Apps

Since Market opened its doors in 2009 it has become a vast place. According to Google there were over 450,000 titles available as of March 2012. And since nothing is perfect there are many useless or just plain bad applications out there. But among them you can find a lot of really great and fun ones. It can be time consuming and even expensive (if you can`t use wifi) to look through Play and find the good ones. With that in mind I compiled the catalog you can see below. Most of them are free but for some you`ll have to buy developer a beer to use it in full. Well, it was a hard earned beer if you ask me. This is not the best of list. It is not a list of must have apps either. Look through it and hopefully you`ll find something you like.


3D Earthquake - provides a fascinating look at recent seismic activity around the 3D globe FREE

3G WatchDog - useful for all who don`t want to overpay their providers data transfer, monitors your Mobile Internet (4G/3G/Edge/GPRS) data usage FREE

AllianceOTA - a must have app for all Alliance users, it does khmm everything :D FREE

Android Lost - remotely control your Android phone from the internet or by SMS. Very usefull and very reliable! FREE

Astro File Manager - helps organize & view your pictures, music, video, document & other files. FREE

Apex Launcher - powerful, fast, and highly customizable home replacement for Android 4.0+. Helps you create a customized homescreen experience FREE

App 2 SD - helps you to get more free internal phone storage space by moving apps to your external SD FREE

AdFree - blocks those damn adds on your phone, its rate is not 100% but it`s close enough FREE

Adobe Reader - read, work on and share .pdf files on your Android smartphone FREE

Adobe Flash Player - enables you to view videos on internet pages but sadly is no longer being updated for new device configurations or supported on any android version beyond 4.0.x FREE

Advanced English & Thesaurus - English Dictionary with more than 1.4 million words. Free for the Android platform, supports offline reading FREE

ADW Launcher - customizable, opensource home replacement app FREE

Allrecipes - access over 40,000 user submitted recipes. A fun and easy way to find them in one place FREE

Android Weather - quick and accurate weather app, provides detailed weather for all cities worldwide, it searches for cities and locates them quickly, and provides the current temperature, current weather condition, humidity and wind status, in addition, four days weather forecast. FREE

Asteroid Tracker - is science aggregation app that displays tracking information about Near Earth Objects from the NASA NEO program FREE

AirDroid - lets you wirelessly manage your Android from your favorite browser. Transfer files between Android devices and computers (alternative to KIES Air) FREE

Aldiko - read and download thousands of eBooks right on your Android phone or tablet FREE

BBC News - official BBC News app for international audiences FREE

BetterBatteryStats - analyse the behavior of your phone, find applications causing the phone to drain battery while it is supposed to be asleep and measure the effect of corrective actions PRICE

Battery Calibration - recalibrate your battery FREE

BeWeather - makes even bad weather look good. High definition weather animations. Contains many beautiful and customizable weather and clock widgets FREE

BLN control - free - BLN turns on some Samsung phones the touchkey backlight into a notification led. This app *REQUIRES* a Kernel with BLN mod. FREE

BSPlayer - hardware accelerated video player for Android smartphones and tablet PCs. Support for almost all media files (video and audio player), such as: avi, divx, flv, mkv, mov, mpg, mts, mp4, m4v, rmvb, wmv, 3gp, mp3... and streaming content such as RTMP, RTSP, MMS (tcp, http), HTTP Live stream, HTTP FREE

BSRemote - Control BSPlayer from your armchair! BSRemote is a BSPlayer remote control application for Android smartphones. (also needs host server application for PC) FREE

Camera ZOOM FX - highly customizable camera replacement app with optical / digital zoom (up to 6x), supports voice commands PRICE

Chrome - Google`s browser for Android FREE

CatLog - User-friendly logcat reader. FREE

Catch Notes Notepad - audio, text, photo notepad so you won`t forget things that matter FREE

CacheMate (for root users) - allows you to clear cache from your device in one click FREE

Clean Music Player - Clean Music is a simple, fast, and elegant folder player. Simple doesn't mean basic; Clean Music does what you need, and nothing you don't. FREE

CPU Sleeper - a fairly simple App that will put CPU 1/2/3 offline when the screen turns off. Once the screen comes back on, it will allow CPU 1/2/3 back online PRICE

ClockSync - be always on time, never miss a second. Synchronizes device system clock with atomic time from Internet via NTP FREE

ColorNote Notepad Notes To Do -Color Note is a simple notepad app. It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memo, email, message, shopping list and to do list. Color Note makes taking a note easier than any other notepad and memo apps. FREE

ConvertPad - universal unit converter FREE

Currency Converter Oanda - convert 190+ currencies and four precious metals. Choose the Interbank rate, or use the percentage add-on feature to calculate typical rates charged by credit card companies and banks FREE

DashClock Widget - DashClock is a replacement lock screen clock widget for Android 4.2+. It also exposes additional status items called extensions. FREE

Desktop Visualizer - makes shortcuts or widgets with the image specified or the icon of another application for the Home screen FREE

Dice Player - Diceplayer is a HW accelerated Media player for android. It use HW video decoder at various containers and audio codecs combination. Dual Core/High end devices ( Sensation , Galaxy S/S2 , Nexus-S ) can play 720p MKV/AVI FREE

DropBox - is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website FREE

Dolphin Browser HD - gesture, sonar and add-on enabled mobile web browser on Android FREE

Disaster Alert - real-time global disaster info on an interactive map FREE

doubleTwist Player - all-in-one music, podcast, radio, video & sync app FREE

DroidWall - Android Firewall - Front-end application for the powerful iptables Linux firewall. Allows you to restrict which apps can access the network. FREE

ES File Explorer - a free, featured all-in-one file manager & application manager & task killer & cloud storage (dropbox, google drive, skydrive ...) client & ftp client which explores your phone and your computer. It allows android users anywhere in the world to manage their resources for free FREE

Evernote - an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders FREE

Endomondo Sport Tracker - personal trainer and social fitness partner. Ideal for running, cycling, walking and any other distance-based activity FREE

Flipboard - brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine FREE

Flashlight - free, brightest, fastest, and most handy flashlight you will ever have FREE

Full Screen Caller ID - is a replacement caller screen for your Android Device. Shows a full screen image of the person who is calling you FREE

Folder Organizer - group items according to labels and create fully customizable folders and widgets. You can organize apps, bookmarks, contacts and shortcuts FREE

FTPServer - Simple & free FTP Server to transfer files to/from your android device with a FTP client. FREE

FX File Explorer -FX File Explorer is a file manager with optional media, networking, cloud, and root capabilities. FX is designed to let you quickly and easily manage all content on your phone or tablet. FX does not have advertisements. FREE

Get Altitude - get the altitude and GPS coordinates of a spot by selecting it on a map FREE

Go Launcher EX - it allows users to customize home screen, change themes, use smooth transition animation as well as various widgets and screen locks FREE

Google Earth - you probably have it on your computer. This is the mobile version FREE

Google Translate - translate text between more than 64 languages. For most languages, you can speak your phrases and hear the corresponding translations FREE

GPS Test - is a utility that shows GPS information read from your phones internal GPS FREE

GPS Essentials - the Swiss army knife of GPS navigation. The most complete GPS tool on market: Navigate, manage waypoints, tracks, routes... build your own dashboard from 45 widgets FREE

Graffiti Maker - well it makes graffiti. Automatically generated only by inputting letters FREE

Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder (Full) - Record directly into high-quality MP3 files! PRICE

Hide Pictures in Vaulty - The #1 app for hiding pictures and hiding videos! FREE

Home Manager - switch / uninstall / kill home launcher FREE

HD Widgets - adds different widgets to your home screen PRICE

How to tie a tie - if you don’t know how to knot ties and want to wear one FREE

Instagram - share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see - and follow your friends' photos with the click of a single button FREE

IMDb - search the world's largest collection. Over 2 million movie and TV titles. Over 4 million celebrities, actors, actresses, directors and other crew members. Rate movies and TV shows FREE

Jango - is free, personalized radio that plays the best music by artists you love. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, and Jango will create a custom station that plays similar music. Or you can tune in to hundreds of expertly programmed genre stations FREE

Kicksend - send tons of pictures, unlimited photos & videos privately from your Android phone to the people you love FREE

Knots Guide - learn how to tie a knot. A must have app for climbers, sailors and masochistics (löl) FREE

Latest Quakes - get the latest earthquake information from all over the world. View the last 7 days of earthquakes in a list or on a map. Filter earthquakes by their magnitude, date and distance. See all the details of an earthquake: magnitude, date, time, location, distance, and depth FREE

Let`s Draw Something - sketchpad for Android, with 12 brushes and millions of colors at your fingertips, the only thing limiting you is your own imagination FREE

LiveScore - live football / soccer scores from leagues, cup competitions and championships worldwide. More than 1000 live football / soccer games followed live every week during the season. Detailed match information. Live tennis, basketball & ice hockey scores FREE

Light Flow Lite - allows you to take control of your notification LED or trackball colors - even including cycling automatically through all the colors of notifications FREE

Launcher Pro - replacment for your stock launcher. Animated screen previews. Up to 7 home screens. App drawer (2D and 3D) with a fly-in effect and smooth scrolling. Scrollable shortcut dock FREE

Lookout Security & Antivirus - Protect your phone without draining your battery. Find a lost or stolen phone, get antivirus protection, and back up your data – all for FREE

Maxton Android Web Browser - Maxthon Cloud Browser is the world’s smartest web browser – fast, secure and fun! This app automatically optimizes web browsing for all screen sizes on any mobile device. FREE

mMusic Mini Audio Player -mMusic Mini is a simple music player for Android. The player consist of 3 screens: current track, file manager and playlist. Swipe left/right to switch between screens. FREE

MX Player - the first Android video player that performs multi-core decoding. According to the test results on dual-core devices, it shows up to 70% performance improvement than single-core devices FREE

Mobile Odin - is the on-device firmware flasher of choice. Just throw those firmware files on your (internal or external) SD card, start Mobile Odin and flash away. Doesn`t raise counter!! (on Google Play there is only PRO version PRICE, that's way i added link to XDA, where u can download LITE version FREE)

MyBackup root (for root users) - The easiest backup for Android. Supporting the most content and the most devices. FREE

NASA App - explore and discover a huge collection of stunning space images, videos, mission information, news, NASA TV and featured content FREE

News Republic - includes articles and opinions from major players right alongside specialist experts - including ITN, Press Association, Tech Radar, The Sports Review, WENN, HitFix, The Next Web, AFP... More content sources are added regularly with more top names already on the horizon for the future FREE

N7Player Music Player - is an innovative 3D mp3 and music player available only on Android. It visualizes your music as a single plane full of album covers. You can zoom in and out using multi-touch to see different views of your music. The main application screen is like an interactive tag cloud which can be easily explored to find your mp3 files. Artist names transforms smoothly to album covers, when pinched-to-zoomed. The minimalistic design and smooth interface allows users to quickly pick their favorite music from their library FREE

Nova Launcher - highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+. Customizable App Drawer, Widget Overlapping, Widgets in dock, Bulk Add... FREE

NetCounter - is a simple network traffic counter for EDGE/3G and Wi-Fi. It shows your data usage. Data are persistent and you can set the counters (monthly, last 7 days, today, etc) you need FREE

Networking Signal Booster - is a simple yet effective application that drops your current connection and connects to a better connection. It can be whether a closer WiFi router or a closer and stronger cell tower which gives a faster/stronger/better network signal FREE

Notable: Quick Reminder - Notable allows you to create notification reminders on the go. Never forget to do something again! Notable is also compatible with the popular DashClock lockscreen widget, making it easy to add reminders on the go. FREE

Osmos HD - to survive, absorb smaller organisms and grow—but beware of larger predators! Features unique physics-based play, stellar graphics, and a hypnotic soundtrack of ambient electronica PRICE

Onavo Count - puts you in control of your 3G data plan. Easy setup, three brand new widgets, tailored alerts and automatic blocking tools will keep you safe from bloated data bills FREE

QuickPic - photo gallery and picture browser & viewer in Android, more quick and clear than the lazy stock Gallery FREE

Qr Droid - use your camera to scan a QR code in a magazine and watch a video immediately! Create a code from a Contact or Bookmark in your phone, let a friend scan it and get your info transferred FREE

Opera Mobile web browser - internet browser FREE

PhotoShake - is a photo editing program. You can easily combine one or more photos to make exciting and fun new images FREE

PicsAr - Photo Studio - photo manipulations, masks, collage, frames, borders, stickers, text effects, clipart graphics, callouts, crop, rotate, color adjust... FREE

Paper Camera - real-time cartoon/sketch/comic book/half tone/noir/neon camera effect PRICE

Periodic Table - of elements FREE

Photaf Panorama Pro - Easily create amazing panoramas from your Android phone. PRICE

PlayerPro Music Player - The ultimate music player for Android. PRICE

ProCapture - Camera & Panorama - ProCapture adds advanced features to the Android camera experience. Multiple advanced camera shooting modes supported: Timer, Burst, Reduced Noise, Wide Shot and Panorama. It takes photos faster then stock camera (doesn't have video recording) PRICE

Pulse News - app that takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story. Save stories for reading later across all platforms or sync them with Instapaper, Read it Later and Evernote. Sharing a story via Facebook, Twitter and email is as easy as two taps FREE

ROM Customizer - another great app by Ficeto. This app lets you manage your system and user applications and save/restore themes as well as install/flash many file types from CWM and directly from the phone. Supports flashing of kernels, modems and recovery on Galaxy S (I, II and III), Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus phones. More info on the forum. FREE

Rainy Days - animated rain radar for US and Europe on Google Maps FREE

Root Explorer - is the ultimate file manager for root users. Access the whole of android's file system (including the elusive data folder!). Features include SQLite database viewer, Text Editor, create and extract zip or tar/gzip files, extract rar archives, multi-select, execute scripts, search, remount, permissions, bookmarks, send files (via email, bluetooth etc), image thumbnails, APK binary XML viewer, change file owner/group, create symbolic link, "Open With" facility, MD5 PRICE

RomToolBox Lite - combines all the great root apps all tied up into one monster app with a user-friendly interface FREE

RomManager - flash your recovery to the latest ClockworkMod recovery. Manage your ROMs via a handy UI. Organize and perform backups and restores from within Android. Install ROMs from your SD card. Install your favorite ROMs over the air FREE

RamManager - this application optimizes the RAM of all android devices FREE

RealCalc Scientific Calculator - Android's #1 Scientific Calculator. A fully featured scientific calculator which looks and operates like the real thing. FREE

Real Colors Lite - automatically generate color palettes from photos FREE

Simple Calendar Widget - Simple calendar widget will show you next appointment. This widget calendar is analog of standard calendar widget (nice and usefull) FREE

SQLite Manager Pro - is an APP for view sqlite database, features: Build-in File Manager to find SQLite database, view database tables, run SQL - Update / Delete / Add New PRICE

Skyscanner - compare over 1000 budget and scheduled airlines and more than 1,000,000 routes around the world. You can buy air tickets direct from airlines or travel agents FREE

Skyvi - voice App for Android. Can text/call friends, find places, make witty remarks and even tells stupid jokes FREE

SetCPU (for root users) - a tool for changing the CPU settings on a rooted Android phone or tablet. Allows you to set up powerful profiles to change your settings under certain conditions, such as what app is running, when the phone is asleep or charging, when the battery level drops below a certain point, when the phone's temperature is too high, or during certain times of day PRICE

Screenshot ER Pro (for root users) - Screenshot ER is a premium screen capture app for rooted devices, proven to work where nothing else does. Easy to use and with lots of settings for capture maniacs too! PRICE

Script Manager - powerful application to execute scripts and executables, root explorer and browser and multi terminal emulator FREE

SD Maid - A maid for your android, to regain precious memory and keep it clean & tidy. FREE

Smart Tools - measure length, angle, distance, height, direction and sound with your phone. Smart Tools is a complete package of 5 app sets. It includes 5 Pro sets for a total of 15 tools. In a word, All-in-One. PRICE

SketchBook Mobile Express - is a professional-grade paint and drawing application offering a full set of sketching tools and a streamlined and intuitive user interface FREE

SoundHound - music recognition app, just tap a button and it`ll tell you what`s that song playing on the radio FREE

Spirit FM Unlocked - Spirit FM Radio is a real, tuned, "over the air" FM radio app. It is NOT a streaming app which requires expensive data plans and drains your battery. PRICE

Sports Republic - it gathers news about every major sport from across the world so you never miss what matters to you FREE

Stitcher - over 10,000 radio shows, live stations and podcasts on demand. Listen to your favorite news, comedy, sports and talk radio shows FREE - easy, one-tap connection testing in under 30 seconds - accurate anywhere thanks to their global network FREE

SwiftKey 3 - replacement keyboard for your phone. Very sloppy typing will magically make sense, even if you miss spaces PRICE

SuperSU - grant and manage superuser rights for your phone FREE

Superuser (for root users) - grant and manage superuser rights for your phone FREE

Sky Map - turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky. Open sourced and donated by Google FREE

Star Chart - astronomy app for your Android Device with beautiful visualization PRICE

SlideIT Keyboard - instead of entering text by tapping on the keyboard letters, SlideIT keyboard eases texting by sliding a finger along the keyboard letters, while the words “magically” appear on the screen PRICE

TapaTalk Forum App - houses over 35,000 of the most popular public forums right inside the app PRICE

Terminal Emulator - access your Android's built-in Linux command line shell FREE

Triangle Away (root) - can remove the yellow triangle from your boot screen as well as reset the flash counter, for a select few Samsung devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (Gingerbread builds are NOT supported) PRICE

TuneIn Radio - a free way to listen to music, sports and news from every corner of the earth, with over 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs FREE

Tasks - write down what you have to do, so you won`t forget it PRICE

Touch Calendar - see your whole calendar at a glance. No more flipping between different calendar views. Touch Calendar does it all from one zoomable and scrollable view FREE

TeamViewer - remotely access computers from your Android device, gain access to your private home computer to edit documents or use particular software while you are on the road FREE

Tegrak Overclock - this app lets you OC your phone.Works only with stock Kernel and supported devices. FREE

Tiny Apps lite (floating) - is a package of 5 useful floating apps that stay on top of all other apps: Tiny Notes, Tiny Recorder, Tiny Paint, Tiny Musicplayer, Tiny Calculator. This is the lite-version of Tiny Apps. FREE

Titanium Backup (root) - you can backup, restore, freeze (with Pro) your apps + data + Market links. This includes all protected apps & system apps, plus external data on your SD card. You can do 0-click batch & scheduled backups. Backups will operate without closing any apps (with Pro). You can move any app (or app data) to/from the SD card. You can browse any app's data and even query the Market to see detailed information about the app FREE

TSF Shell - another replacement launcher, but this time in 3D. An interface with brand new operating system.
Enables you to freely personalize various widgets to a full range PRICE

TripAdvisor - millions of traveler reviews, photos, maps FREE

tTorrent - is a torrent (bittorrent) client for Android based devices FREE

Temple Run - fun and addictive 3D game FREE

U.S Army Survival Guide - no need for Bear Grylls anymore, entire U.S. Army survival guide on your phone, offline FREE

Unified Remote - Easily the most feature-filled Android-PC remote. Turns your Android device into a WiFi or Bluetooth universal remote control for your Windows PC. (also needs Unified Remote server application on your computer) FREE

Unit Converter - A simple, fast and easy to use unit converter now with Currency conversions (for over 60 countries)! Also in different languages! FREE

Voodoo Sound (root) - This app controls Voodoo sound for Galaxy S, Nexus S phones Galaxy Tab and Asus FREE

Volume Control + - is a volume control app that support changing control types and colors FREE

Vybe - Custom Vibrations - Create custom vibration patterns for your contacts and know who’s calling without looking at your phone. A unique experience where you can design distinct vibration patterns for your phone calls. FREE

WhatsApp - a smartphone messenger, replaces stock sms app FREE

Wallpapers HD - is the ideal solution to get free high resolution wallpapers FREE

WatchDog Task Manager Lite - you don't need a task killer. But you do need a way to make sure a background app doesn't lose control and eat up all your CPU. Watchdog monitors your apps and alerts when one loses control, allowing you to kill just that single app. Killing apps blindly can cause them to stop working as designed, and most app developers won't even take a bug report from you if you are using a task killer! FREE

WiFi Finder - scanner allows you to connect all wifi networks: Open, WEP, WPA, WPA2. List of network contains channel, graphic level, encryption FREE

WiFi Manager - another way to manage Wifi connections. Find, connect, manage WiFi networks. Improve connection quality with a graphical channel radar. Discover open networks around you. Includes home screen widgets FREE

Wind-up Knight - a high-end, action-packed, 3D side-scrolling adventure game FREE

WinAmp - play, manage and sync music from your Mac or PC to your Android device. Winamp for Android offers a complete music management solution (2.1 OS & above) featuring wireless desktop sync (latest Winamp Media Player required), iTunes library import, & access to thousands of internet radio stations with SHOUTcast FREE

Wikipedia - is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled. The official app dev is Wikimedia Foundation! FREE

World Factbook - application provides facts, information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for about 250 world countries FREE

ZArchiver - program to manage archives (archive manager). The program has a simple and functional interface. FREE

Zeam Launcher - the underdog minimalistic launcher for Android phones FREE

Zedge - Ringtones, Wallpapers, Alerts, Live Wallpapers & Games FREE

xScope - fast internet browser with the need for only few permissions FREE

X-plore File Manager - X-plore is dual-pane file manager with tree view, LAN/FTP/Root/Clouds and more. FREE

by arawn & Dejan
Apr 14, 2013
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