10 Best Android Apps & Games Reviewed by Expert Reviewers at AndroidTapp.com [Week 42 Recap]
Oct 23, 2011 7:55 AM –
Here’s 10 of the best Android apps & games our industry expert reviewers evaluated just recently! Be sure to check out our all-time best Android apps that every phone should have and top Android news; such as what’s new in Android 4.0 codename Ice Cream Sandwich & Google’s new Galaxy Nexus phone! We’ve included convenient one-click tools below to easily download or buy these top app picks:
Best Android apps reviewed October 9, 2011 – October 22, 2011. Check out the the previous week’s best Android apps reviewed…
Free 14 day trial, $4.99/year
DeskSMS lets you text from your phone number via your Gmail, Gtalk, or browser! DeskSMS forwards your text (and MMS!) messages to your GMail, Google Chat, and DeskSMS Chrome extension! And if you reply back, the recipient gets a text from your number! You can use your favorite IM client (Beejive, Trillian, etc.) or email client to send text messages from your phone number! Download DeskSMS on your phone, and then use your an IM or email client from your PC or tablet to send text messages!
SanDisk Memory Zone
SanDisk Memory Zone is a fantastic file management app which lets you monitor and access your various files (docs, music, APKs, pictures, video, etc.) simply and easily. What makes this special is that it syncs and integrates access to cloud storage spaces including; Google Docs, Box and Dropbox. It additionally lets you easily transfer files between spaces, to enable you to smoothly maintain your various storage solutions.
Extensive Notes. Notepad app with so many features, it’s bordering on insanity.
Office Jerk. It’s arrived, the biggest time waster of 2011. Mindless violence, endless fun! Working in an office sure can be boring, and it doesn’t help when some do-good know-it-all sits across from you all day. You know the type: he runs to the boss when you do something wrong, complains when you get the last bag of chips in the snack room or always has a better idea than you. No longer will you sit back and take it! Grab whatever you have nearby – a crumpled piece of paper, a gooey chocolate cupcake, a golf ball, a mug, a shiny red stapler or crack open the ACME pack for even more loads of endless fun – and wipe that smirk off his face in the feel-good app of the year, from Fluik Entertainment and Big Fat Simulations.
Rock The Vegas
Free, In-App Purchases
Never ones to rest upon their laurels, the developers of popular Android titles such as Paradise Island and Crime Story have created another splash in the market with their new title Rock The Vegas. It gives you the opportunity to build your own version of the casino metropolis from the sand up! In typical tycoon style you start with very little, but with some patience and luck you could looking at your own neon strip that never sleeps!
A.I.type Keyboard Plus
Free Trial, $4.82
A.I.type Keyboard Plus is a very special keyboard indeed. While the market is awash with alternative keyboards, including the recently reviewed AndroidTapp App of the Week ‘Smart Keyboard‘, A.I.type Keyboard offers a quite unnervingly accurate text prediction, a number of cool themes and an especially intuitive means of auto-correct.
Quicker is a smooth and useful settings app with some pretty smart concepts. The app essentially lets you create a new set of accessible homescreens that can be filled with a wealth of settings toggles, widgets and app shortcuts. These screens are accessible via your drop-down notification menu and a nifty fast shortcut.
description: StatusBar+ is a cool and highly customizable notification panel, or status bar, for Android. Styled in a similar design to the status bar users of Windows Phones get, so this can be either a perfect compliment to a WP7 skin or a smart and customizable addition to any Android homescreen.
Conmigo is a helpful expense-sharing tool for Android. The app lets you enter a group of people you might regularly share bills with; room-mates, extended family, partners, colleagues, etc. and then helps you calculate who has paid what towards which bill, who might owe who and how much is left to pay. It makes a common problem incredibly easy to resolve and manage. The app is wrapped in a really nice UI and is simple to use.
Free Tutorial Levels, In-Game Purchase for ~$5
Virtual City is a complex empire building game for Android. Start small, build big- the game lets you create a huge city; grow your population, boost your businesses and trade with other cities. Great graphics, careful tutorials and immersive gameplay make for a fun gaming experience that should appeal to fans of the genre.
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