The Google Play Store has such a vast array of Android apps on offer, that it can be overwhelming at times. There are so many different categories, including Photo & Video, Productivity, Social Networking, News, and more. It makes it challenging to figure out which apps you should download. Don’t worry, because we’re here to help. Here’s our list of the top 10 best Android apps you should download for the month of August. Everything on the list is free.
Are you worried about the security of your Android phone? This week a vulnerability called Stagefright was discovered on Android devices. It allows hackers to send malware through an MMS message. Imperium, the guys who discovered Stagefright, released a new app that tells you if your device is vulnerable to the bug. Called the Stagefright Detector App, this app will scan your Android phone and let you know if you need to update your mobile OS.
There are plenty of video chat apps in the Google Play Store, but the folks at Yahoo recently released one with a pretty large twist. Have you ever wanted to video chat with a friend, but didn’t want to actually speak? Yahoo’s Livetext solves that problem. Whether you’re in a classroom, a library, or in a meeting, you’ll be able to have live video chats with just text and no sound. While this app may not be for everyone, it could give you the opportunity to have smile-offs with your BFF.
Accomplish for Android is a simple to-do list app that wants to help you remember the important tasks you need to …*ahem*… accomplish. By dragging tasks from your to-do list into a calendar-like “Day View,” you’ll have fun planning out your time. While the app doesn’t offer too many unique features, the design makes it easy to plan out days in advance.
Have you ever forgotten the lyrics to your favorite song? There’s a new Android app called Genius, which was previously released on iOS, that breaks down lyrics and the news with highly entertaining line-by-line annotations. The new app lets you search for, upvote, and down vote annotations. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow you to create or edit annotations, but the developers say that functionality is on the way.
Microsoft Translator is …. obviously a translator app from Microsoft. The app does just about everything you’d expect it to, translating voice or text in more than 50 different languages. It also comes with built-in support for Android Wear, so you don’t have to worry about taking out your phone all the time when you’re traveling.
Snowball manages all of your messages and incoming notifications. You can tell Snowball the things you want to see, and what you want to see less of, so you can receive the notifications you really want. Snowball pulls your SMS, and other messaging apps into one place, so you can quickly reply to your friends.
Are you going to Disneyland anytime soon? Then download this app so you can check wait times for popular rides and see the current locations of Disney characters. The GPS-enabled maps make it easier to find restaurants, shops, attractions, and more in the magical kingdom.
High blood pressure affects about 31 percent of Americans. If you’ve got high blood pressure, you might want to try out Hello Heart for Android. This app keeps track of your blood pressure readings, so that you can manage your chances of risk and improve your current health condition. By adding all of your prescription medications into the app, you’ll receive reminders so that you can take them on time.
The Sphero SPRK is a simple programming language and code editor designed to let you program your Sphero. SPRK is simple enough for kids of all ages, and sophisticated enough for advanced programmers. Since the app is block-based, you can drag and drop pre-assembled bits of code into working programs.