The concept of Black Friday is pretty new to us Brits but from looking at the deals on Amazon, most of the stuff on offer seems to be cut price DVD boxsets that we wouldn’t touch with a barge pole. ‘You’d be much better off spending your money on the Android Market,’ we thought and this seemed a decent enough excuse to compile a list of the best free and cheap as chips apps available.
Diversion is one of our favourite platformers for Android and not least because it’s a free download. Your goal is to run and jump to the end of a level full of obstacles without falling from your precarious position up in the clouds. Should you fail in your quest, the game will rejig each level’s pitfalls when you respawn adding an extra does of replay value and innovation to an already stunning app.
Tired of your standard Android keyboard? Now is a pretty good time to upgrade to the super-mart SwiftKey X Keyboard, an Android tool which learns your writing style to the point where it can write entire sentences by suggestion. As part of a Black Friday extraordinaire, this quality offering is now only £1.25 to download.
Pixlr-o-matic, Android’s main rival to the iOS-only Hipstamtic, is free to download and a whole lot of fun to tinker around on. Choose from dozens of film, lighting and framing options to create an appropriately arty snap. Traditional holiday photos have never seemed so boring.
Football fans really have no excuse for not owning the ESPN Goals app given it’s a free download offering all the season’s Premier League goals for free. Streaming can be a bit ropey over 3G but it has improved significantly since the start of the season. If that wasn’t already tasty enough, live match stats and text commentary is included too.
The Moron Test isn’t on offer for Black Friday but at £0.61, it’s so cheap any sale would be near on pointless. Anyway this is an utterly charming app where players are tasked with answering seemingly simple questions that are actually pretty damn tricky. There’s plenty of cartoon humour involved and some genuinely innovative puzzles to complete along the way.
For more Android app reviews, check out our list of all the latest and greatest downloads for your Google smartphone here.