android app directory

App Directory: The Best Desktop Manager For Android

Google doesn’t have a dedicated PC or Mac client for Android devices, but you can still manage your smartphone or tablet from a desktop with AirDroid.


App Directory: The Best Text Messaging Replacement For Android

It’s been a while since we last looked at Android text messaging replacements. For dedicated SMS users, Handcent SMS takes the cake.


App Directory: The Best Two-Factor Authentication App For Android

Two-factor authentication is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself against getting your accounts hacked, and you should enable it now if you haven’t already. Authy is our favourite two-factor app on the block.


App Directory: The Best Voice Recording App For Android

Your smartphone can double up as a dictaphone. Point your handset at the speaker, and you can record meetings, lectures and interviews. Google Play has plenty of great voice recording apps, but Cogi rises to the top by recognising the core needs of recording speech better than other apps.


App Directory: The Best Ereader For Android

Reading ebooks on Android used to be just OK. Now, it’s awesome. While there are plenty of sweet apps for reading books on your phone or tablet, Play Books has vastly improved over the years to become our number one choice for it’s cloud sync, excellent research tools and the ability to upload your own books.


App Directory: The Best Way To Text From Your Computer On Android

You don’t switch away from your PC to your smartphone to reply to an email or an instant message, so why should a simple SMS message be any different? Thankfully, if you have an Android device, you can continue using your PC (and its full-size spacious keyboard) to read and send text messages. Our choice for this task: MightyText.


App Directory: The Best Camera App For Android

Whether your Android phone has an amazing camera or a mediocre one, there are plenty of apps at Google Play that will help you take the best possible photos with it. We think Camera ZOOM FX is the best of those options, because it packs powerful features and helps you learn to take better photographs.


App Directory: The Best Calendar App For Android

Despite its unassuming name and interface, Business Calendar is — by a good margin — our favourite calendar app on Android. What we love most about it is its flexibility and ease of use.


The Best Photo Management App For Android

The default Android gallery is a nice enough app, but if you want something with a few more features — such as password-protecting certain photos or sorting them however you want — QuickPic is our favourite gallery replacement.


The Best Video Chat Application For Android

Video chat on smartphones has come a long way in a relatively short amount of time, and the tools available for Android have matured from gimmicky to genuinely useful. You have a lot of great options, but we think that Google Hangouts deserves the crown for the overall best and most well-integrated method to see and talk with friends.