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Best Android apps of 2015

Scott Adam Gordon

Searching for the best Android apps 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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These are the best apps on Android. / © ANDROIDPIT

Best messenger apps on Android 

If you don't have this one already, we'd be surprised. WhatsApp features in our best Android messenger apps list for many reasons, but mostly because it has been so widely adopted that everybody has it now. It's basically the de facto smartphone messaging app. If SMS messaging is more your thing, check out or best text messaging apps list instead.

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WhatsApp is the undisputed king of messaging on Android. / © ANDROIDPIT

Best Android browser

Dolphin Browser sits as one of the best Android browser's you can get. It's free, it looks great, it comes with tons of features, and it supports Adobe Flash Player, the multimedia player that just won't die. 

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Dolphin Browser is easily one of the most popular on Android. / © ANDROIDPIT

Best Android camera apps

Camera360 Ultimate made its way onto our best Android camera apps list because it houses so many features and gives an immediate boost to your photographs. It's a comprehensive free app that comes with editing tools, filters and more, ensuring you always get the best out of your Android camera.

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Camera360 Ultimate comes with tons of downloadable extras. / © ANDROIDPIT

Best Android keyboard apps

One of best Android keyboard apps is Swiftkey, a free keyboard app which makes typing just about as simple as it can be, and has great swipe options, predictions, adaptive-learning and more.

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SwiftKey's layout can be customized in a number of ways. / © ANDROIDPIT / SwiftKey

Best music and TV 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?

One of the best music player apps for Android is Poweramp. It’s a great way to enjoy your favorite music, with a ton of options and support for almost any type of file. You can’t go wrong with Poweramp.

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With themes galore, Poweramp can be whatever you want it to be. Just grab a new skin ASAP. / © 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 apps for that. 

Expensify is one of our best Android productivity apps simply for managing your budget. You can make it as simple or as detailed as you want, and track all of your spending in an easy-to-use format. It’s  great free business travel app that you shouldn’t be without.

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Scan all of your bills into this cool app. / © ANDROIDPIT

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. There are also some great (and easier) ways to modify your Android.

When it comes to the best Android launchers, smart launcher is one of our favorites due to its unique, ultra-cool design. If you can’t find a theme to suit you here, we don’t know where you will.

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Smart Launcher gives you rings of the most commonly used apps. / © ANDROIDPIT

Best apps for security and performance

Android security is a contentious subject and 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. 

AVG is one of the best anti-virus apps for Android. Even if your browsing and app downloading habits are completely safe, you can never be too careful. Check out AVG for a discreet solution.

AVG is a well known name in antivirus, and you can wipe your device remotely if necessary. © AVG

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. 

Yahoo! Weather is one of our favorites at AndroidPIT because it looks great, it’s simple to use, and it presents all of the information you require at a glance. It also comes with a nice widget too. Check out the rest of the best Android weather apps at the link.

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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. 

Calorie Counter by Myfitness pal provides a great way to lose weight and stay in shape. Simply enter your weight and height and Calorie Counter will tell you how many calories you can consume each day while losing weight. It requires a little effort on the part of the user, but it’s worth it.

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My Fitness Pal has a great user interface and makes losing weight perhaps a little more enjoyable (but only a little). / © ANDROIDPIT

Best Android games

Everybody has an opinion on Android games. Is Candy Crush the best? Or Angry Birds? What about Plants Vs Zombies 2? A colorful tower defense game with bags of personality and addictive gameplay. Visit our best Android games page for a complete list of classics.

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Defend against the invading zombie army in Plants vs. Zombies 2. / © 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, just check out Magic Locker Main, pictured below.

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There are over 3000 themes that you can download and use to personalize your lock screen. © ANDROIDPIT

What are your favorite Android apps? Let us know which you think the best are in the comments below.

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  • Flavio Battocchio 2 days ago Link

    Look for WWTUNER in Play Store.
    The best Android radio player!

  • breakbeater 1 week ago Link

    Does somebody if Poweramp is compatible with uFXloops? uFXloops is my favourite music creation app, but it has no EQ.

  • Carolyn Flaherty 1 week ago Link

    Camera360 Ultimate gives you the perfect and most flawless picture. You can also edit it according to your style and taste as it features are diverse.

  • Kevin Golightly 1 month ago Link

    I use Playerpro for my music, it has everything I need (edit, ID3 tags, multi EQ, customised sound settings etc, etc). I would highly recommend it, also X-plore file Manager is a must have!

  • Steve Patten 1 month ago Link

    I have had Poweramp of all of my phones for years and just won't use anything else. At sometime though you have to pay for it so be prepared.

  • Stuart Male 1 month ago Link

    I'm sick of reading about how good power amp is and me not having it. Time to get it I think