Everyone loves a good laugh, and many of us find “memes” hilarious. (In case you’re not familiar with memes, I’ll give you a brief introduction below.) If you, like me, can’t get enough of them, then read on to find my favourite meme-related Android apps.
(“X all the Y” meme image originally from Hyperbole and a Half.)
What is a Meme?
A meme (in this context) is an image, usually captioned with a phrase, that spreads and is edited by users across the internet, taking a particular presence on high profile blogs such as the Cheezburger Network and Reddit. Many people, including myself, find them hilarious.
Most are based on popular culture, such as the “One Does Not Simply” meme which mocks the famous sentence from the Lord of the Rings movie. Meme creators try to use the term in other contexts to amuse:
My Favourite Three Meme Apps
There are a lot of meme apps on the Play Store, but many are of poor quality, or just one of many similar galleries. The three I’ve listed here are a bit different and the best of the bunch, in my opinion.
I will be looking at the paid versions of these apps, but they do all come with free versions.
ModFace is an app which allows you to take pictures of people and stick a meme onto their face, giving them a trollface or poker face, for example. This is awesome; introducing memes into real life situations to create comedy on the go is exhilarating. It’s a new level of meme, advancing from the computer screen.
The app detects faces almost instantly, making it very quick to replace them with your choice of meme. There’s a huge selection of memes to choose from, which I love, and yet it’s still very easy to pick the one you want by swiping through them all. It also integrates with the stock Share menu, so it’s easy to email the final image to a friend (or to tag them in it on Facebook).
The free version has ads, and a smaller gallery than the paid app.
Overall, this is a great application for anyone who wants to introduce memes into everyday life.
This is the app for the highly active website 9GAG, where users share a ton of funny images and videos. The application allows you to browse the whole database easily on your mobile phone.
This application does not primarily link to memes, but it still contains thousands, with many other funny images on top.
However, you may be wondering why you should pay for the app – after all, the content is all available on 9GAG’s site (and many of it taken from elsewhere anyway). Well, the app gives you a great, mobile-optimised layout with many helpful tools, such as easy navigiation and sharing features, which are better than the mobile site and the free app.
All in all, this is a great application for any 9GAG enthusiast, but non-users should check out the website and the free version before buying.
MemeDroid Pro ($1.30)
Memedroid Pro allows you to view other people’s memes and create your own. Memes are added all the time, from across the internet, so you’ll never get bored of seeing the same memes again and again.
The full version removes the ads, and features an offline mode so that you can view memes without an internet connection. These two features are definitely worth the price tag, in my eyes, by making it easier to see the all-important memes.
I particualarly like the feature for making your own memes. In my free time I was able to design and publish a few to the database, sharing them with other users. Memedroid also allows you to play games and challenges, so there’s a lot more than just a gallery.
Out of the three this is definitely my favourite; it offers the most versatile layout and design with loads of extras, making it an awesome and addicting application!
As you go about your day, I encourage you to divulge into the meme world. I guarantee some of them will make you chuckle.