I don’t know about you, but I for one definitely missed finding some new awesome applications that have been launched in the Play Store. If you have finished handpicking apps from the previous roundup, then you’re probably looking for some more – games, productivity and anything else that will help you finish your tasks, whatever these might be. If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you could have a look at our sister roundup with the best ten iOS apps from this week.
The week that ended on October 22 has been a rich one and we’ve manage to find fifteen best Android apps for all kind of uses. Security, entertainment, relaxation – all these needs and concerns have been address with the following apps. Get your Android smartphones and tablets ready, as it is time to install some awesome new apps. You’ll see that we have a lot of games featured this time, so it’s play time!
The recently released Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Android device will let you connect to a remote PC, be it your machine from home or work. This is a very useful remote client as it allows for access as a cross-platform tool. You will have a rich multi-touch experience and a secure connection to your data and applications. Since this comes from Microsoft itself, the video and sound streaming will be of the highest quality.
After becoming a huge hit with iOS users, Clash of Cans has been released to cause serious addiction among Android users. Thisis an awesome combat strategy game with impressive animation where you get to build your village, train troops and join online multiplayer battles with thousands other players just like yourself. Create an army of Barbarians, War Wizards, Dragons to fight the goblins and increase the power of your clan.
Just like the title suggests, this game is about trying to obtain the best time while you run as a headless chicken that trues to stay alive. Headless is an endless runner game that was inspired by the story of Miracle Mike, the chicken that lived without a head for 18 months. To live longer, you will need to grab bags of blood but you will also need to pay attention at the deadly blades and other obstacles that are in front of you. Come on, are you a chicken?
Just this week I caught a nasty malware on my Android smartphone, so I’ve decided to install a specific app to help me prevent this happening in the future. Good thing that Malwarebytes has finally launched the Anti-Malware Mobile app for Android users. It will detects and eliminate malware, spyware, trojans and will regularly scan your Android device to detect if there are any security vulnerabilities. Even more, it will scans apps for malicious code and will identify those that are tracking your location.
What really grinds my gears is when I pay more than one dollar to get a certain game and I encounter even more in-app purchases that make me frustrated. Star Command is premium Android game that doesn’t have that. The game revolves around the challenges of managing a starship. You will be able to upgrade your ship, fight against alien civilizations by using your science skills, tactical combat and ship engineering.
The Receipts Android app is a true help when it comes to smartly organize and store your receipts. The app comes with an Optical Character Recognition scanner that recognizes the information on your receipt and stores it digitally for you. You can create receipt categories, generate monthly reports and even make a backup of your receipts by sending them to your private email. What’s even better is that you don’t need an Internet connection to scan receipts.
With a gameplay somehow reminiscent of the famous Limbo indie game, Type:rider is an unusual game to play as you play as 2 dots that travel through the ages of typography, exploring various styles and techniques. Your travel starts with the rock paintings of prehistoric times and ends with the Pixel art of the 2000’s. You will have to solve riddles wrapped around popular fonts like Garamond, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Pixel, Comic Sans and much more. During the game, the music will also be pleasant to your years, not only the visual aspects.
We’ve seen quite a lot of Android apps that were centered on changing how we interact with our homescreens. Aviate is the latest darling of the Android community as with comes with such features as automatically categorizing your apps, intelligently rearranging your homescreen throughout the day so you could use the apps you need the most and when you need them. For example, when you wake up, it will tell you the weather and the meetings you have for the day. When driving, it will give you traffic directions. Yes, it is similar to Google Now, but in a slightly different form.
Light-bot is an Android game that is said to “get kids hooked on programming within minutes”. Another unusual game, this is described as a programming puzzle game which combines game mechanics and programming concepts. This is already a success, as teachers around the world use this ingenious game to introduce their students to programming. If you’re a student or a programmer, give it a try and let us know if it is as great as they say.
The first Were’s my Water game from Disney has been a tremendous success and now its sequel has been launched to please dedicated fans. Join Swampy, Allie, and Cranky in one of the most addicting physics-based puzzler games. Where’s My Water? 2 comes with three brand new locations: the Sewer, the Soap Factory, the Beach. Get read to cut through dirt, guide fresh water, purple water, and do what it takes to help Swampy and his friends!
The Android Chromecast app has received an important update that lets international users download the app and use it with their devices. You can also check our article on some interesting Chromecast hacks and tricks that you could use. The Chromecast app was previously unavailable to everybody outside the U.S but the dongle still remains hard to get for those outside the United States, with the U.K probably being the first one to officially get it.
Yes, another game to keep you relaxed during weekends and while you way for that train to arrive. Battle Bears Zero is an awesome multiplayer shooter which is bound to give you hours of found. Besides the multiplayer arcade shooter gameplay, there is also a single-player campaign where you join Wil and his computer companion aBBi in their fights.
The free CBS app has finally landed in the Play Store, letting you watch full episodes of your favorite CBS shows. Follow the NCIS, The Big Bang Theory, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, How I Met Your Mother, Survivor, Elementary, The Young and the Restless, The Late Show with David Letterman and many more. If you want to be notified when new episodes have been added, you can use the ‘My CBS’ feature.
One of the latest puzzle and brain games released in the Play Store is Grandpa’s Table, which, as you can see in the above video, revolves around an old table that hides a game. As you solve more than sixty logic puzzles, you can pen the drawer, change the radio stations to listen to sophisticated music specially composed for this game.
We haven’t had an Android racing game in quite a while, so this is a most welcome appearance. Drift Mania: Street Outlaws lets players battle and compete in underground drift events based. The races take place in Jaapan, the Swiss Alps, Desert Canyons, San Francisco and many others. The high-end 3D graphics, the realistic controls and the improved multiplayer mode are the ingredients for an addictive recipe.