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I was a bit miffed when I couldn’t find the Android Market on my phone last week. I hadn’t gone near it in over a month; in fact I’d barely used my phone beyond basic texting and calling functions. While everyone else was talking about the switchover to Google Play I’d been too busy to even notice.

The thing about smartphones is that they’re built around the apps they run, and when you stop downloading apps your phone can seem like a useless dead weight in your pocket. While searching for the Android Market it was obvious everything had fallen into¬†disarray. Old, useless apps not even worthy of a review cluttered my screen and the gems lay among them, unused and outdated.

A few moments later when I found Google Play, five great apps found me that would make my week and remind me as to why new apps should find themselves on our phones every week.


In February, we here at Android.AppStorm put together our best tips, tricks, features, and shortcuts. This month, we’ve gathered our favorite apps – the ones we use all the time, and that we’d recommend to our friends.

There’s a bit of overlap, naturally – between us, we use four or five different Twitter apps! We’ve skipped all the stock apps, however; we’re not giving out awards for great design, we’re trying to recommend apps that you might not already be aware of. By the same token, I doubt we need to tell you about the official apps for Facebook or Twitter; if you’re already a user, you know about the app, and if you’re not a user, the apps are unlikely to convince you to become one.

So here are 100 apps that, between us, we recommend trying out. Enjoy!


You know how some apps seem like The Greatest Invention In The World one day, and a waste of your storage space the next? These ones don’t. As the editor of this site, I’ve read every article we’ve published, and checked out a lot more apps that we haven’t covered yet; this roundup covers those rare apps that started awesome and stayed awesome.