The best applications for Android in 2013
we present our list of the best applications that have been developed in 2013 for Android
"This app did Jesus" - commentators writing in the Google Play store, and, if we discard the excess of irony, it is almost true. Begins as a collection of presets for Lightroom, photoappendices this year spared all competitors appearing on iOS in June, and in early December after reaching Android. While all is simple: VSCO - is mannered camera with perfect flat design, which tries to look like Instagram for professional photographers and the rest that were chosen (in the annex you can even create your own portfolio in the Grid service). The set is very comfortable shooting and editing staff, as well as a huge number of amazing custom filters - for them all and was started. However, for the filters have to pay: free EPG and bundle of a dozen beautiful sets will cost a couple of hundred rubles. But it's worth it.
VSCO Cam developers are not alien to the good taste and regularly publish the spectacular gathering and reporting in the integrated photo magazines.
Aviate is possible to describe a word: it's like Google Now, but not a standalone application, and launcher for Android, changing the entire design of the system. It is beautiful, simple, not burdened by mountains of settings (which is unusual, but rather a plus, not a minus), and can even adjust to your behavior - whether you're at work, at home, on the road or just for fun. In each case, you will receive your set of needed applications - a good choice for those who appreciate comfort, but do not want to put too much effort. While launcher is in beta stage and use it only for an invite, but to get them is not that difficult - for example, in an official Google+ community. Or by entering the promo code "YAHOO": the other day, the US Internet giant suddenly bought a promising development.
This year, the mobile version of the main torrent client on the planet came out of the beta stage and received the title of Pro additive. An important difference, however, is not so much: the lack of advertising and personal support - everything else was like in the desktop version. Owners of Apple's gadgets can only envy.
Everything begins in Scotland: the explosion at the railway station, fragments of news, monstrous emphasis bystanders panic and mess. Against their will, we become owners of a strange package that can change the fate of the whole world - and are forced to travel 800 miles in length. For us the pursuit, it is not so clear that further, and can only move forward in the hope that there we will find the cause of mysterious events.
The Walk - a fascinating techno-thriller, the latest fashion divided into 65 episodes (the developers say that the whole story is fed through the 13 hours of meticulously-designed dialogs: Naomi Alderman wrote the story, one of the main writers of young UK). There are, however, a catch - it's not a game. Well, that is not really a game, and a fitness tracker that using game mechanics should make you walk more.
The Walk the authors did a great application for runners Zombies, Run !, in which it was necessary to hide from the hordes of zombies - in the new application running was replaced by walking, and from the narrative experiments become much more effective. To get the next fragment of the story you have to walk a certain distance - and you spurred interest will walk a little longer. However, without knowledge of English all the fun of the experiment disappears.
ANDROID DEVICE MANAGER
In 2013, Android, finally got an analogue Find My iPhone - Service Device Manager: its desktop version first appeared in August, and the mobile came just a month ago. Using Device Manager, you can quickly locate a lost smartphone or tablet, turn the ringer (suitable if the gadget has got lost among other things), or even delete all data from the device if you do not want them to fall into the wrong hands. Conveniently.
A convenient calendar from minimalist to-do list of developers Any.DO. If you are used to the last, then Cal will be a great addition: it looks just pure and simple, while delivering all the functions of "smart calendars." Cal can recognize text and convert it into an event itself defines the names of places and your friends from social networks, and even offers to congratulate their messages to Facebook. Unlike the version for iOS, the calendar for Android has the usual widgets for the system. Cool - especially on tablets.
Fantastically beautiful alarm clock, which is also sharpened by the plates. On iOS regularly come showy counterparts? Remember: a legacy of the Android Timely received a mountain of opportunities for customization, and you can choose how to start the morning. The main thing is to zasmotrevshis flat interfaces, not to be late for work.
Easy, convenient and super shopping list from the Russian developers in this year appeared on Android. Cloud syncing between devices, sharing, cook products and tips - in the paid version are all in place.
This year, everyone is trying to perepridumat mobile email. Mailbox sending mixed messages and a list of tasks, and correspondence provided Hop as a normal mobile chat, - Molto trying to mimic your normal news feed or on the Web site of the wall in the social network. Nothing radical: the letters are can not be postponed until later (but still possible to send to cart swipe), but they look like a large and detailed cards - no longer need to open the message to see the content. The best mobile mail, if you are using a tablet Android.
Almost perfect switcher problems in which there are lots of options, but the controls are simple and is built on the swipe. If, during the gesture from the edge of the screen to pinch the screen, you can quickly switch between the recent applications - very convenient. However, if you do not need the advanced features, you can try the free version.
The main video service year, which set the fashion in the exchange of short rollers. When Twitter launched Vine in the beginning of last year, no one expected that it is less than a week overshadow all competitors. 6 seconds of pressing the shutter, no assembly and no nonsense - it was enough to bring the techniques of "Dogma 95" to mass and push him to creative experimentation. Since then, Viddy is not very successfully tried perepridumat own concept, and Instagram competitor copied and improved function, but in the United States Vine on his head beat all other social services, including mad Snapchat. However, the application did not become popular in Russia.
New Year's gift from Biza Stone: Twitter co-founder decided perepridumat services of questions and answers, and it seems that he succeeded. Quora or Google Answers? Remember, there are now Jelly - it is unclear whether there is a new application is successful, but it sure looks fresh and fun. Jelly most like to dating application. You link your accounts on Facebook and Twitter, ask a question you are interested, and the service analyzes the social graph, and transmits it to other users - theoretically collective intelligence to cope with any problem.
Two innovations. Firstly, Jelly relies on visual sharing here do not write long texts, and exchanged cards as in any Tinder. We found something unusual and unfamiliar? Do not need many words, just take a picture, because in many situations it is much easier. Second, the service redirects questions not only your friends, but also their friends - the same case, when the idea of "social proximity", in which many of today's new dating constructed, is extremely easy to find experts.
Few? No, theoretically the two solutions makes Jelly almost perfect service for the application of knowledge sharing (unless the application is not enough thematic filters, and all questions until the fall down in one basket). Faced with the problems of everyday life, we ask for advice, quickly got an answer and continued to go about their business - simply and conveniently.
MUSIC MAKER JAM
A very good and easy to use application to create and mix your own music, which suddenly come from Windows to Android. The Music Maker Jam four free set of loops from which you can fly to dazzle any rock anthem or a simple pad for a hip-hop track. It is unlikely that you'll be cool as a Clams Casino or Diplo, but for home tverka and dance elbows come. However, if you close dubstep, will have to pay - on the Google Play comments is probably the only gripe with the developers.
Minimalistic music player screen interface and control gestures. According to the creators, to any song can be reached in one or two clicks - faster than in all other applications. One of the most simple and convenient at the same time the players on the platform.
A popular global transportation service Uber, which is called the future killer of ordinary taxis operating from November in Moscow and carries passengers to the "Maybach" and "Mercedes" S-Class. The base fare is 170 rubles, and every minute of the trip will cost 16 rubles - Uber offer roughly corresponds to the prices of competitors on the Moscow premium segment (eg, Wheely). Epp service at this looks impressive, but it is quite usual: there is a map, ride the next drivers for it, and you can select the start point and end of the trip, nothing more is needed.
Debut Circa application occurred in the fall of 2012, at the height of the US presidential campaign. It was the same story, which is ideal for Circa format: Tuning breaks every story into small fragments and concise, which is updated as new information becomes available. It is assumed that this method of consumption of the information most suited smartphone owners who do not have time to read long and unstructured news notes. In this case, Circa is not a news aggregator, and mobile media - is a small edition of a few dozen people who write the news themselves. Version of the app for Android has appeared in a year - last fall.
If you want, so that nobody can access your personal correspondence? You will approach a secure instant messenger Pavel Durov. Everything is pretty cool: Telegram looks like polished WhatsApp, but it is faster and does not require the board and supports strengthened encryption - nobody can see what you are chatting with your friends. The application does not have fashionable stickers, but there is the ability to share photos or video clips of up to 1GB - in this case, you can simply search for media content on the Internet. Durov so sure of his brainchild, the end of the year, even announced a competition for breaking his own correspondence in the messenger: the winner will receive $ 200,000.
Sync - is a useful application to synchronize files between different devices, which pretends to be something of a personal cloud. In fact, things are not quite so, and shared files are not stored somewhere on a distant server. You simply install the client on your computer, and gadgets, allocate space for a shared folder, and then moves the data service using the BitTorrent protocol (and therefore, no silly restrictions on the size of files). A great thing for those who do not trust the government, and Internet giants: all transmissions are encrypted, and even PRISM you can not reach.
In 2013, Kim Dotcom has not been idle and, as if anticipating the story of the NSA, has launched its own cloud service - to enhanced protection, and 50 GB of free space for every user. If you regularly use on your smartphone cloud storage, the application will be familiar to all Mega. Have your space, and it is possible to create folders and upload, move, or rename files, or just share them with anyone. Unlike our competitors are only two: First, all the files are stored and transmitted in encrypted form. Second, the service supports streaming of personal music - you can throw a folder with your favorite tracks in the Mega and listen to it while walking.
The ultimate solution for those who do not want to leave behind in the information network. Dolphin Zero - is a version of the popular mobile browser, which always operates in "incognito": does not save the address, password, a cookie and remove all the history and the data after the session is completed. The default search - anonymous service DuckDuckGo.
The new Google Maps project author and former Technical Director of Facebook Bret Taylor got in the first round of investments unexpected $ 15 million and in the summer has caused a noisy reaction in the western tehnoblog. What is Quip? You will be surprised: the cloud text editor with the ability to work together, that's all. It is not as advanced as desktop Word or Pages, but perfectly sharpened for mobile platforms - fill text, insert hyperlinks and internal draw fingers nice table even on a smartphone. And with the help of the side chat you can immediately discuss important details with coworkers - in short, everything in Google Docs, only better.
GOOGLE PLAY MUSIC
C in October music service "Google Play Music" operates in Russia. Free version of the app allows you to upload up to 20,000 songs in an individual cloud, and to stream them from there, but the service is fully disclosed, if arrange a paid subscription to the so-called full access. In this case, the Google for streaming the entire music catalog (20 million tracks) and a variety of functions such as Internet radio. Individual tracks or albums can be stored on a smartphone: then they can listen even without a network connection. Subscription will cost 189 rubles a month.
One of the best and most popular services for quick notes Simplenote in 2013 officially came to Android. Only text on a white background, no pictures and objects, nothing more: write down ideas, checklists and sync them across all your devices - Simplenote even supports Mac and Kindle.
Another good service for storing notes, where reminders, notes, lists and photos can be left in the form of stickers - just like in life. Immediately after Google Keep exit called "the Evernote for lazy" and a murderer of all productivity apps. Six months later, Evernote very much alive, but the Keep was the integration of Google Now - no application is more convenient if you use only Android.
Cloud Reader Readmill - another important service that a year had to move to Android. It is now easy to start reading on any smartphone, and continue, for example, on the iPad, then leave a note in the margin, see the statistics reading speed - all in a trendy flat design with good typography and lack of excess. Add to this the social functions and recommendations, and will perhaps best app for reading books on mobile devices. One minus: Before you pour the books from his personal library in Readmill cloud, they will have to convert it to ePub.
CALCULUS COURSE ASSISTANT
Love science and use a smartphone on Android? Then you can open the champagne. Service Wolfram | Alpha launched on the platform dozen scientific applications, which will help in the study of astronomy, chemistry, physics, and several mathematical disciplines. Although eppy can be used as interactive guides - dedicated to mathematical analysis Calculus Course Assistant, for example, is able to build schedules and take integrals.
All applications use the opportunity Wolfram | Alpha. Despite the fact that the external service looks like a scientific search engine, in fact it is a huge statistical calculator that not only can be considered integral and easily digest the data arrays prepared. Wolfram | Alpha does not give you a list of references found, and trying to understand your question, put it to natural language in a format understood by the computer, and then calculate the answer. How fast is the satellite flies over your head? How are the specified values? Such questions service as nuts clicks.