Editior’s Picks: 13 apps we think you should try right now
One of our favorite things to do here at AndroidGuys is to help Android users get the most from their devices. Whether in the form of app reviews, news and rumors, or something else, we aim to please.
Our Editor’s Picks column is designed to help existing Android owners discover apps and games. What you’ll find below are some of the apps that we at AndroidGuys enjoy using ourselves. Some of what follows are new titles while a few are classics we can’t let go of. We understand that we won’t get every single app that crosses our path but we hope to filter things a bit and pass them along to you. Whatever the case we’re certain you will find something fun to play with this week. Let’s get to it!
Wallmax is another awesome wallpaper aggregator with a wide range of wallpapers. From opening to loading of the wallpapers, the animations make this app deligthful to use. You also have the ability to sort wallpapers by resolution, which is great for those rocking a QHD smartphone. It’s a free app and We definitely recommend you try this out.
As the name implies, Ghostery Privacy Browser is a privacy-oriented browser by Ghostery, Inc. that is much like its desktop counterpart. This browser is able to detect tracking scripts on web sites that are visited and block them. Also, the user can pause blocking or whitelist sites by clicking the Ghostery icon next to the tabs icon. Individuals can opt-in (opt-in by default) to Ghostrank, which sends anonymous statistics to Ghostery, Inc. about the trackers that are blocked but no information about the sites they are on or the sites themselves. Lastly, privacy search engine Duck Duck Go is the default, however, users have the options to change it to Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yahoo Japan, Naver, Baidu, and Yandex.
Periscope is another livestreaming app brought to you by Twitter. Periscope lets you broadcast live video to the world. Going live will instantly notify your followers, who can join, comment and send you hearts in real time. You can also make your videos available for replay so viewers can watch it later. If you want to explore the world while sitting in your chair then this app is definitely for you.
We all have heard of this app and yeah, there is a good chance you already have a Netflix account. If you don’t have one, you might want to consider picking up an online streaming account for $7.99 per month. Netflix has been producing more original content than ever and surprisingly there are a few shows that are very entertaining. Netflix has produced over 20 new shows and continued fan favorite shows like “Arrested Development” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”. The biggest benefit to watching Netflix Original content is that they release entire seasons in one fell swoop. Rather than waiting every week to watch your show, you can veg out over a weekend and watch an entire season of “BoJack Horseman” or “Chef’s Table.”
They also have quite a selection of movies for you to watch too. If you have more than two members of your family who want to watch Netflix at the same time, you can upgrade to the $11.99 plan which allows 4 members to watch at the same time in addition to Ultra HD access.
System cleaners have become a necessary evil on mobile devices. The more you use a device, the more junk keeps piling up. When you uninstall apps and delete files, they can often leave traces behind especially on internal storage or external SD card. SD Maid is an app designed to clean this unnecessary junk from your internal/external storage. The app comes in free and paid versions. Keep in mind that it is a very powerful tool. Please be sure to read full description before digging into its advanced features.
Carbon is a Twitter client, but unlike other Twitter clients available in the market. All of your Twitter content is present on one screen. A screen that doesn’t get you drilling down to many other screens to reach what you want. Timelines, Lists, Favourites, Searches, Trends, Profiles, are all there. The Black theme is just a bliss to the eyes. Overall, it’s “THE” best free Twitter client for Android and We definitely recommend you to give it a try.
Joyride is the smart podcast player that makes podcasts easy to use. Way easier to use than other podcast apps! Gone are the days of confusing UI and a bazillion taps to add podcasts and play episodes, Joyride Podcast Player lets you listen instantly to all your favorite radio shows everywhere!. The app has a great user interface and options to either download or stream a podcast.
Everybody has heard of YouTube and knows what it is. If you don’t know then its worth checking out. YouTube is a cross platform video streaming app that lets you watch the latest music videos, movies trailers, tech related videos and much more. You can upload videos, subscribe to various channels, share videos to other social networks and can also comment on videos. With the current update, it now streams videos at whopping 60fps, turning a Smartphone into a high quality TV.
The Domino’s pizza app is a ‘must have’ app if you’re into pizza. Domino’s Pizza is definitely not going to win awards for best New York style or Chicago style pizza, but their pizzas are still tasty and definitely affordable. The Domino’s Pizza app is one of the best apps for ordering food and other delivery chains should take notice. Every current coupon offered by Domino’s is within the app in the “coupon” section so you don’t have to worry about searching for coupons online just to get the best price. The app can use your location to match you up with the nearest Domino’s store, and you can order for delivery or pickup if you want to save on tips and delivery fees.
You can save your favorite order, including a coupon associated with that order, for one-click reordering in the future. In addition, the Domino’s app also allows for payment with a credit card, cash on delivery, or even payment with Google Wallet.
BombSquad is a multiplayer cross-platform game that can be played by up to 8 players. Players can throw punches, fuse bombs and mines. There is never any shortage of explosives and powerups to throw and assist your way into an unflinching mission to whittle your opponents to a minimal pile of dust. Tournaments are also held to win tickets which can be used to buy things in the store. You can also use various wireless controllers for the game play. The game is free, there are in-game purchases, and it’s definitely worth a try.
Manuganu 2 is a 3D side- scroller running game, in which you control the boy “Manuganu”. The traditional “three-star” mechanic is here, with each level offering stars for picking up a certain number of the small collectables, picking up three big coins and reaching the goal under a certain time. Trying to hit all of those at once brings a very welcome extra challenge for the hardcore gamer. The game experience is also worth mentioning as you can swim, fly, jump and more. There are over 40 levels to complete and the occasional Boss fight definitely makes it challenging.
Shoot The Zombird is a fun little shooting game that follows a Halloween theme. Basically, you are a pumpkin boy and you have to stop the Zombirds from kidnapping the pumpkids. The game is fairly easy to play with interesting and kinda scary music playing in the background. The game also features dozen of challenging objectives to complete. The game is free and offers in-app purchases for various upgrades.
PAC-MAN Friends is a new, original fast-paced game using classic PAC-MAN characters! With simple tilt controls, you can maneuver PAC-MAN through progressively challenging mazes to rescue his friends from the Ghosts’ Castle. You can explore 95 levels in 6 worlds and unlock 8 uniquely powered friends. You also have to collect keys and fruit to unlock the next episode and explore the world of PAC-MAN Friends.
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