Updated: Top 225 best Android apps 2013

Updated: Top 225 best Android apps 2013

Best Android apps

Whether you’ve got an older Android device or one the latest Android-powered tablets or phones, there are plenty of choices when it comes to loading it with extra software.

There’s an app for pretty much everything these days, and it’s easy to spend hours browsing the selection in the Google Play Store. That can be a downside as it can be a problem to separate the wheat from the chaff.

That’s why we’re here. We’ve tirelessly trawled Google Play looking for the best downloads on offer – many of them are free but if there are apps that we think are worth the money we’ve included those, too. We’ve got alternative browsers, keyboards and music players, brilliant free games, apps for kids and a whole lot more.

Read on for links to all of our roundups.

80 best free Android apps

Most of the good stuff on Android is free, thanks to the work of developers who do it for love alone. From social networking apps to ones to inspire you with new ideas at work and at home, these 80 free Android apps should be any Android owner’s installs…

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80 best free Android games

We’ve worked our way through a whole load of Android games to reveal the ones you should download to your phone or tablet, and these are our picks.

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10 best alternative Android apps

Even if you’re using a phone layered down with a custom user interface like Sense or TouchWiz, there are many alternatives to your pre-installed tools and settings. These are our 10 favourite alternate Android apps.

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10 best free Android apps for kids

There are plenty of child-friendly apps in the Android Market. From educational apps to fun apps, we’ve rounded up 10 your kids will love.

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10 best office apps for Android

Android has a wealth of productivity tools at its disposal, ranging from free and simple text editors and "to do" lists up to impressively feature-packed and rather costly suites of document management apps that promise PowerPoint and Excel editing on your mobile.

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Best Android browsers

We wouldn’t recommend sticking with Internet Explorer on a PC unless you’ve tried out some of the alternatives, and you’re doing yourself no favours if you’ve never ventured beyond the stock Android browser for getting around the web. We’ve listed eight of our favourites below.

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Best Android keyboards

There’s an abundance of Android keyboards on the Play Store, and you can change them until you find one you like. With this in mind, we’ve selected nine of the best Android keyboards available .

Read 9 best Android keyboard apps reviewed and rated

Best Android music players

The best way to unify your Android music player experience is to use one of the many standalone apps out there, all of which offer their own take on how to best make your MP3 collection sing out of your phone. Here are 10 of the best ways to get your mobile managing your tunes today.

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Best Android movie players

If you have a relatively modern handset with a fast processor, the following media apps will spice up Google’s rather boring movie playback options and widen your options when it comes to video viewing.

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