This Week’s Best Android Apps

Posted on June 12, 2010

This Week's Best Android Apps

No, Android fan boys and girls, you’re not imagining it. We’ll be rounding up the best new Android apps every two weeks from here on out. This week, apps that make you smarterer.

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This Week's Best Android Apps

doubleTwist: It works best if you sync your music and videos with doubleTwist’s desktop app, but even if you don’t, the doubleTwist player’s a worthy replacement for the stock Android music player for aesthetic reasons alone. Actually, that’s the main reason if you’re not straight-up syncing for iTunes-y goodness—it functions nearly the same as the Android default, with a similar structure and layout. It’ll 10x better when it has a widget. Still, I’d grab it while it’s free.

This Week's Best Android Apps

DSI: Miami: Jason, on his favorite new Android app ever:

Do you often pretend you’re a pale and freckled middle-aged man, throwing out one-liners before someone yells YEEEEEAAAAHHH!!! and a guitar riff plays? This app is the only thing you need to complete the experience. YEAAAAHHHHH!!!!

It’s free.

This Week's Best Android Apps

Layar 3.5: The big feature in Layer 3.5, and what makes it worth noting—besides the fact it’s still possibly the best augmented reality app around—is the new ‘stream’ feature, which pulls up the most interesting augmented reality stuff around you automatically, without having to manually search for something. Soon, it’ll think for us.

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This Week's Best  Android Apps

HomePipe: It’ll be obsoleted by Google’s own streaming service in the future, but for now HomePipe is probably the easiest way to stream your iTunes library to your phone. It’ll let you peep just about at any other file, too. It’s free, but requires a HomePipe account.

This Week's Best Android Apps

Audible: Got Audible audiobooks? Now you can listen to them on Android. The free app is in beta, but it’s decently featured with library management, full download powers (books are stored on your SD card) and the ability to listen to books in the background. You have to sign up for the Google Group, but just say you don’t want emails and you’re good to go. Image via Android Central/Lifehacker

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