Editor’s Choice: Top 5 Android Apps Of The Week

On January 18, 2013

As a Google fan, a Droid Razr Maxx owner, and an Android enthisiest I find myself spending more than my fair share of time in the Google Play Sore. Apps, Music, Books, Magazines, Movies, & TV Shows… I do it all. While my wife has a tendency to call this an addiction, this site enables me to call it a chance to share some knowledge with our readers who don’t allot the 4 hours per day needed to keep up with all the great apps that are released each day! Now, from time-to-time I may mention an app you already have. Fear not, there will be gems that you haven’t found yet as well. So, without further adieu, here is this weeks Top Five Android Apps.

#5 Jelly Bean 4.2 Keyboard

Released by the developer named johntanmi, this app allows us all to enjoy the amazing new features of the latest android keyboard! Most of us are forced to remain on ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) or lower… leaving us all without the enjoyment of any new features. Well, that has changed. With this app you are able to replace your current keyboard with the same keyboard used in Jelly Bean 4.2.1! This includes the fantastic new SWYPE’esk feature. This keyboard looks, and feels, amazing. I guarantee this will breathe new life into your current device!

#4 HeyTell

Created by Voxilate, Inc., HeyTell is a simple app that makes communicating with your friends and family just a little bit more fun. The concept is nothing new, but for some reason the experience is truly enjoyable. The idea is that you add friends to your HeyTell list, meaning they too have the app, and then you can send immediate voice recordings to each other. Think of it as a delayed walkie-talkie experience. Their is only one prerequisite for this app… you need to find fun people to talk to, in order for the app to be fun.

#3 Tapatalk

Everybody has a need for a forum! Nobody likes trying to navigate a forum on the small screen! This is where Tapatalk comes in to play. The team at Quoord Systems Limited, the minds behind Tapatalk, claim that this app is, “the only and the best fully functional forum app in the Market, endorsed by over 40,000 of forums worldwide.” Though I happen to know for a fact that there are other apps that offer a similar feature set… there are none that do it as well as Tapatalk! I myself work with, and for, a few different forums in multiple communities and I have come to depend on this app every day. The feature set, the interface, and the ease of use make this stand alone!

#2 Flow Free

Duck Games LLC, the creator of Flow Free have described this game with the understatement of the year by saying that it is, “a simple yet addictive puzzle game.” Flow Free is, easily, the most addictive game I have found on Android in a long time. The game is easy play… but hard enough to make you think about it. The worst part is that you will find yourself pulling out your device to play ONE GAME only to lose 2 hours in this addictive master piece. The idea is simple enough. You are given a grid with multiple colored dots. The object is to connect each dot with the dot that corresponds its color, all without crossing lines. Sound simple… give it a shot!

#1 Currents 2.0 

Google, correctly, touts Currents as a, “beautiful magazine-like editions to your tablet and smartphone for high speed and offline reading.” The feels very similar to Flipboard, another GREAT news reader app, but comes with two unique benefits that help it stand out. The first is that, like all Google offerings, it requires no login to access your custom preferences on any device you ever own. Simply by logging into your gmail on any android system, phone and tablet alike, you are immediately able to access your currents set up. The second being that with the release of 2.0 Google has revamped the U.I. for the android version of the app. It is now prettier than ever, looking better than the almighty Flipboard.