Tuesday, 22 April 2014

2014 Top 100 Android Apps: a bunch of new Android apps along with it!

As the death-grip of winter finally slips and snow drops peak their blossoms above frozen ground, so too do the fresh Android apps emerge. Developers have labored through the coldest months, and their work is beginning to show with sparkling new apps and rain-fresh updates to existing favorites.

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There's a lot to go through, so let this handy list be your guide to the budding orchard that is the Google Play Store.

Oh My Gosh, That Is So Many Pages

Pretty words can't hide the fact that 100 apps is a lot of apps. And though paginated stories may not be the worst things on the Internet, they come pretty close.

Believe me, we did it to help you. While there is a single massive slideshow you could read, the list is also broken into categories, and each category has its own page.

This App Is Stale

While 100 apps is a reasonably manageable slice of the one million plus apps in the Google Play store, it's still a challenge to keep up to date. That's the nature of a platform as enormous and dynamic as Android.

Our plan is to update the list frequently to keep it from becoming an ossified mess filled with broken and unhip apps. Hopefully, the next time you read this, there will be some new gems for you to discover.

Google Voice

Google Voice integrates seamlessly with your Android phone, giving you a single number that can ring through to as many devices as you like. Hand it out to whomever, and use the service's spam and blocking filters to protect your privacy. You can also use Google Voice make cheap international calls, but my favorite features are sending and receiving free text from any device—even my desktop PC.

Google Hangouts

Google Talk is dead, long live Google Hangouts! This app can not only send instant messages to other Google users, but it can also do video chatting for free. Users lucky enough to have Android 4.4 can also use it manage their SMS messages, and Google+ users can enjoy video conference calls with up to twelve participants.

Viber: Free Messages & Calls

Viber distinguishes itself from other free voice and texting apps by adding your computer as a communication device. From your Android, you can seamlessly transfer a voice call to the Viber PC app and keep talking, or pick up a text message conversation already in progress. With a growing list of fans, Viber is well positioned to make talking and texting a little easier (and cheaper).

Much more in the full article here.