Are you looking for new apps to download for your Android device? Here’s a list of our favorite Android apps for May 2013. You will find everything from gaming to personal finance to apps that will protect your personal data. If we missed any apps that should get noticed, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Fruit Ninja
To start, use your finger to swipe through new game and classics, fruits will automatically be thrown up in the air and you will need to slice them as fast as you can. Fruit Ninja me seem like a simple game at first, but the speed picks up and bombs are thrown into the mix. Whatever you do make sure you don’t try to slash through the bomb, otherwise game over! Fruit Ninja is a fun and addictive game. You can download Fruit Ninja from the Google Play Store here.
2. Pulse News
Back in April, it was announced LinkedIn acquired Pulse mobile-news reading app for $90 million. Pulse News app will take the latest from news sources you add and will present them in a easy-to-ready mobile format. Pulse News is similar to Flipboard, and lets users browse stories by source or subject. It can be customized to your liking, and there’s a search function which allows you to search for your favorite sites. This app makes reading news on the go simple and easy. If you find a story that really caught your attention you can save it by hitting the star in the top right hand corner. You can also share articles through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, email and SMS. You can download Pulse News from the Google Play Store here.
3. Pandora Internet Radio
Pandora is an internet radio app that allows users to create customized stations based on their favorite artist, band, or song. You can also indicate if you like a song, and Pandora will program the station accordingly to your likes. Pandora is a great way to discover new artists and genres. When you register with the app, your profile will be public, unless you decide to make it private. You can download Pandora Internet Radio from the Google Play Store here.
4. Vault-Hide SMS, Pics
If you’re looking for an app that will protect your photos, videos, SMS message and call logs, you may want to check out Vault. Vault can hide everything from work-related messages to unflattering selfie pictures you don’t want anyone to get ahold of. Personal data is encrypted and can only be seen if a correct password is typed in. Some other beneficial features of Vault include making private contacts invisible and being able to make Vault icon disappear so no one can see that app exists on your device. You can download Vault-Hide SMS, Pics from the Google Play Store here.
With Mint, you can keep all of your personal finance accounts into one place, so its easy to manage your money while you’re on the go. Track your spending, create budgets, and save more money. If you end up losing your device, your app is passcode protected. You can logon to mint.com and deactivate your device access straight from your profile page.
Download Mint app from the Google Play Store here.
6. Instant Heart Rate Monitor
Whether you want to track your heart rate for health or exercise, but don’t feel like spending the money on a heart rate monitor, the Azumio Instant Heart Rate app, will be your best solution. Before you get started, you will need to enter your age and gender so the app can calculate your heart rate zones. Place your finger over the camera on your smartphone, and it will detect your pulse within ten seconds. You can download Instant Heart Rate Monitor from the Google Play Store here.
7. MP3 InCall Recorder & Voice
If you’re looking for a reliable app to record your conversations, you should check out In Call Recorder. In Call Recorder will automatically record your conversations and will save them as an MP3 file. You can also send files to WhatsApp, Dropbox or your email. You can download In Call Recorder from the Google Play Store here.
8. ESPN ScoreCenter
ESPN ScoreCenter makes it easy for you to follow your favorite teams. Stay up to date on the latest scores with personalized scoreboards and alerts. ESPN ScoreCenter also brings breaking news, scores, and videos from the top live events of the day. Users have the ability to share favorite games, videos and news with friends and family. You can download ScoreCenter for Android from the Google Play Store here.
9. AVG Memory & Cache Cleaner
Looking to free up some space on your Android device? Take a look at AVG Cleaner for Android, it can erase browsing history from your email, app store and web browser. It can aslo clean up call logs, text message logs, and it allows users to monitor memory usage. Once AVG Cleaner is installed, you can have it run automatic updates to clean up your Android Device. You can download AVG Cleaner from the Google Play Store here.
10. Ninja SMS
Similar to Chat Heads, Ninja SMS provides interactive pop-up for messages. Messages pop-up in whatever app you are currently using at the time so you can view messages and reply back. Ninja SMS is extremely easy to use. You can download Ninja SMS from the Google Play Store here.