15 Best Android Apps This Week
Have you missed our weekly roundup with some of the best and most interesting Android applications that have recently hit Google’s PlayStore? If so, then read on to discover what we have prepared for you for the week ending on the 6th of October. Some of you Android users out there are probably getting ready for the Nexus 5 launch, which is said to be just around the corner.
In this top, we’ve got a lot of games and I’m sure you’re going to love that. But we also have some apps that are going to help you while you’re traveling, a timer + counter app, one app that involves a witch but it will actually help you get your kids to sleep, a famous torrent application and much more. Let us know in the comments section if you’ve come across a newly released Android app and you think it’s worth sharing with the community.
FIFA 2014 (Free)
Our colleague Nimish has reviewed Fifa 2014 not so long ago, so give it a thorough read, if you’re interested. Albeit you can get the app for free, but in order to get into tournament and management mode, you’ll have to pay $4.99. With 33 leagues, over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players, this game is bound to keep you glued to the screen if you love football. Being optimized for tablets, this means you’ll experience a stunning football game. Also, the Football Club Match Day makes sure that everything what happens with your favorite in real-world gets reflected in your game.
If you do a lot of working out, then you probably use timers and counters to measure your daily performance. iCountTimer is an Android app that combines the power of timer and a counter in a sleek and great-looking workout app. Using it you can easily set your workout or the desired interval.
You also get beep alerts to notify you when the set interval has expired. The app is also gentle on your battery as it comes with a dim mode.
Pivvot is one of those Android games that you keep on playing until you see it finished. Described as a game of “strategic avoidance that will consistently test and challenge your ability to make quick, impulsive decisions”, this is a game that seems simple, but will put your quick thinking to the test. Featuring a minimalistic design, Pivvot is a very intense game where you need to take quick decisions. You can choose from five different game modes to test your problem-solving skills: voyage, endless, expert voyage, expert endless and berserk.
If you live in Korea, then you probably know what Janggi is and how to play it. For those who don’t, you should know that this is one of the most popular strategy board games, often referred to as Korean chess. The game is very similar to Xiangqi, the Chinese chess game. The Dr. Janggi Android app comes with a 9×10 gameboard, just like the physical one and in order to play online matches you have to log into your Google+ account.
You may recall or not, but back in the month of May, this year, we’ve featured a game called NimbleQuest which I referred to as a good “pixelated” Android game. Since then, the company behind that game has made Pocket Planes, a game that has quickly become popular. Now, Pocket Trains is the latest games where you grow multiple railroads transporting cargo around the world. To help you establish a real railroad empire in Pocket Trains, you can collect different parts to construct Steamers or Diesel trains to help you in your tasks.
Linqapp – Social Translation (Free)
Linqapp is a social translation Android app that you really need to add to your list of the best translating apps. But this one is different than most of the translation apps you’ve seen so far as it helps you to get assistance from native speakers, and not machines, which makes it a social tool. To get human help, you can just snap a picture or record an audio clip and ask for direct human assistance.
You can’t keep kids away from technology and that’s why you have to use apps suited for them and educative websites. The Little Witch at School, despite its name, is an app that you should use in your interaction with your little ones. In this app, kids will fill in a magic coloring canvas using their knowledge of numbers and solve other enigmatic questions that will increase their logic. Destined for kids aged from 4 to 10, this app comes 25 beautifully-presented interactive 3D pages and great, vivid voices in the background.
Mobie is an interesting new Android app with a bold concept of incorporating the power of six apps in one – security, anti-theft, power management, data use, memory booster and even app recommendations. It sits in the background and watches your phone’s activity. Thus, if it detects malware, it alerts you about that and removes it. If it sees apps that download a lot of data, it lets you know so you could avoid having a big bill at the months’ end. Furthermore, it comes with a few battery saving options and alstrace your phones if its lost and locks it if it’s stolen.
Autumn Dynasty ($4.99)
Autumn Dynasty is a popular real-time strategy game that has been out for PC and the iOS environments for quite a long time and has made its way to Android only now. Use different stratagemns and smart terrain positioning to defend your land and conquer your enemies. Inside the game you get to train units, construct buildings and research upgrades to make your dynasty keep a strong rule in your own empire and against enemies.
I don’t know about you, but as a kid, I was in deep love with puzzles. And I can guarantee you that the Jigty Jigsaw Puzzles Android app made me remember my old passion. You can solve the puzzle with rotating or simple pieces from 4 to 625. And playing this on a 10-inch tablet is definitely much more interesting. You can choose from hundreds of images grouped in themes or create puzzles using your own photos.
Agent is an Android app from Tagstand that somehow imitates Google Now in its effort to anticipate your needs, such as allowing only urgent calls and messages through when you’re sleeping or remembering where you have parked. It can do a bunch of other stuff, such as turning on driving mode when you have accelerated past 25 miles per hour and sending an autoreply to messages after they get read aloud. To save your phone’s battery, it can detect when it is below 10 percent so it will turn off Bluetooth, dim the screen and stops apps from updating. This is definitely an Android automation app you should install and keep on using.
DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot (Free)
You probably have watched this animation as a kid, but now Disney wants you to take a central role in saving Scrooge’s swindled fortune by the Beagle Boys. Choose to be Adventurer, Inventor, Chef or Pilot and join the citizens of Duckburg to recover Scrooge’s stolen loot. You can also play with your friends in the online multiplayer battle mode or choose to play on your own.
What has started out as a physical board game has now transformed into an Android app. Designed by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc and illustrated by Jean-Marie Minguez, Mr. Jack Pocket is now available as an Android game of deduction for smartphones and tablets. You choose to be the Investigator who tries to catch the mysterious Jack or you can play as Jack himself who tries to escape from the police.
MixBit is an Android app brought by the same guys that made YouTube – Chad Hurley and Steve Chan. You can use the app to record, edit and publish videos that are as short as one second or as long as an hour from your smartphone or tablets. A final video can include up to 256 clips which can be as long as 16 seconds each.
KickassTorrents Pro ($3.99)
You can now search and download the torrent files straight on your Android device with KickassTorrents, a popular torrent sharing community. Using the KickassTorrents Pro app you can manage your downloads, customize search requests and add links to torrent files manually.