Android users! If you have felt as lost as a kid in a candy store when in Google Play, it has to be because of the sheer number and categories of apps in there. But there are some that outshone the others in the store, and Google wants you to know about them.
Best Android apps of 2012
Here’s the list of the apps that made it big on its app store this past year. As per Google, the apps it has made a part of its list are among the best apps available. While some of these launched this year, there are others that were issued updates – combining utility, beauty and accessibility. Most of these apps are available globally, and Google shares that these offer a great user experience on both tablets and phones.
Evernote makes it to the list
Among these is Evernote, the popular note taking application. Recently, Evernote for Android was updated to version 4.3, bringing a host of new features to the table. With the latest update to the Android app, the Note Editor toolbar on Android has been de-cluttered. The app excludes everything that doesn’t pertain to editing and instead, puts it into the Action Bars along the top of the note. Using the toolbar, users can style their text and even go ahead and organise it with bullets, lists and checkboxes. If users want to hide the toolbar, they can do so by tapping on the arrow.
Pinned to the best apps list
Pinterest, the social bookmarking service, launched its Android application in October this year. The Pinterest app for Android devices “makes it simple and fast to pin”. The makers assure that the app has been made such that it works well on both Android phones and tablets irrespective of the device’s cost, speed or screen size.
Grimm’s Snow White
This paid app on Google Play is an interactive pop-up fairy tale book for children. The classic tale for children will take them on the adventures of Snow White with the seven dwarfs, trying to escape the wicked queen.
This offline reader allows users to save and view articles, among other things. So, if you find something worth reading on the web, but want to push it for later, you can put it in Pocket. The app syncs to a user’s device.
Expedia app on Google Play lets users book hotels and flights at their convenience. The app was updated last month, allowing users to book flights on their phones. They can also browse through photos of the deals near them.
Lets you do great things to your photos
Another interesting app mentioned in the list, it lets you do great things to your photos. The app boasts of over 600 effects, overlays and borders to help you personalise your image.
This interesting, free app on Google Play lets you show off where you’ve come from (quite literally!). The app claims that it makes finding one’s heritage fun and easy. Users can interact with their family trees or build a new one.
As cryptic as it may sound, Fancy app on Google Play lets see you discover great stuff, collect things you like and unlock good deals. The app description on Play calls it part store, magazine and wishlist.
You know what TED is all about. The official Android app brings users talks from some of the most fascinating people in the world – education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends.
Seriesguide Show Manager
Then there is the Seriesguide Show Manager app on Google Play that allows users to manage the progress of watching their chosen TV shows. The app lets users keep track of the show coming up, to know what to watch next.[source : Tech2]