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Best Android apps: stock up for the holiday season!

Scott Adam Gordon
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Searching for the best apps on Android is a daunting task for anybody. With so many million available, how do you know which are the best? Here at AndroidPIT we’ve spent years curating the best apps for every specific purpose, and we've now compiled them for your viewing pleasure. We will continue to update this page as often as we can with links to the best Android apps available. This is what we've got so far...

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A smartphone is nothing without its apps. / © ANDROIDPIT

The essential apps

Lets start with some of the most common. These are what we think are the best basic apps that everybody should consider downloading, ranging from better keyboards to improving your camera. It's a great starting place for any Android user.

Best media apps

Our phones are tiny little media centers where we can watch movies and TV shows and listen to music or podcasts. With all that lovely hardware inside your device, you will want to get the best viewing and listening experience, possible, right? Here are some some of the best music and video apps.

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Please note: you do not need two smartphones to use these apps! © AndroidPIT

Best productivity apps

Smartphones aren’t just beautiful content providers, they can also be used for content creation too. Whether you’re into writing, spreadsheets, or even video editing, there are some apps for that.

Best apps for rooters and modders

Rooting and modding mobile devices is something that was considered to be a terrifying prospect at one time. But more online tutorials have cropped up, and more apps have arrived to help. Here are some options you might consider.

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Just some of the wild homescreens users have shared in Buzz Launcher. / © AndroidPIT/Buzz

Best apps for security and performance

Android security is a contentious subject, arguments about the safety of the system crop up frequently. Keep safe out there and check out some of our recommended security apps, and while you're at it, you might want to have a go at optimizing your system performance too.

Best weather and GPS apps

There are plenty of good weather apps available with more functionality, and arguable better accuracy, than can be found in the standard android app. We've had a look at some of the best, as well as some GPS apps which might help you outdoors. 

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Yahoo Weather uses background images from the huge image database Flickr, which gives the app a really nice look. © ANDROIDPIT

Best fitness and lifestyle apps

Whether you want to lose a few extra pounds or meet some new people, we have some apps to help you out. 

Best Android games

Everybody has an opinion on Android games. Is Candy Crush the best? Or Angry Birds? Who knows. There is more to Android games than just flinging birds and popping candy, though. Here are some other games you might want to know about.

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There are tons of great Android games to download. © ANDROIDPIT

Best Android games by genre

Best game comparisons

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Call of Duty: Strike Team, is one of the more popular games on Android. © AndroidPIT

Best of the rest apps

We are at the end of our list with some of the apps that wouldn’t fit any other category. But just because they are last, they are by no means the least. The best apps to improve browsing experience should be useful for everybody, and the lock screen apps are incredibly cool, too.

And finally, don't forget to check out our list of the best Android phones!