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Top 5 Best Android Apps of May 2014

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(Zombies, Run!)

Looking up spruce up your Android device with some fresh apps? These are the top five apps you should install this May.


1. Best Android Health & Fitness App: Zombies, Run!

Get a sense of the creepy atmosphere in Zombies, Run! by watching the video above from App Advice Daily.

Zombies, Run! is part audiobook and part fitness app. As you run, the app tracks your running stats, while also immersing you in a fantastic story about the zombie apocalypse. The coolest function of the app are “Zombie Chases,” which force you to put on a burst of speed or risk getting “eaten” during a mission.

The Android version of the app was updated on May 2. Season 3 is airing now, with new episodes launching every week through the summer. This app has a ton of content, including various side missions and race missions.


Pros:

  • Creative concept with an insanely addictive storyline
  • Full-featured run tracking, including time, distance, and map
  • Great way for less fit people to get motivated
  • Amazing voiceover cast
  • Play your own music in between audio mission tracks

  • Cons:

  • Music may sometimes experience glitches
  • App is a bit of an investment to purchase all three seasons and side missions
  • Bugs can somewhat impact your run or base-building
  • Not great for older Android devices, requires Android 4.0 and up to work properly
  • App works best for most people when running on the ground, not on a treadmill

  • 2. Best Android Utilities & Video App: Media Browser

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    (Media Browser)

    Media Browser is a great app for streaming videos and more. Android Central notes that Media Browser has gone on sale, in celebration of the update to their sever. That makes it a perfect time to try this app.


    Pros:

  • Simple to set up
  • Responsive developers and community
  • Offers parental controls
  • Wide array of cross-platform support: Android, Chromecast, DLNA Devices (like Smart TV‘s), iOS, Linux, OSX, Roku, Windows Phone, and Windows 7/8/RT
  • Attractive interface with rich media details

  • Cons:

  • Requires you to also use Media Browser Server (free Beta, see Google Play page for more info)
  • You must be running Android 4.0 and up
  • User reviews indicate it can be a bit slow
  • App still prone to crashing on some devices
  • Takes a bit of configuration to work properly

  • 3. Best Android Education App: Learn Spanish with MosaLingua

    Check out the official video from the MosaLingua developers above, and learn more about this cool app.

    Learn Spanish with MosaLingua was updated last month, and holds an impressive 4.8/5 star ranking on Google Play. Designed to be used for just five minutes a day, MosaLingua provides a shortcut to getting proficient. Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can then focus on specific words that are relevant to your needs.


    Pros:

  • Works on devices running Android 2.2 and up
  • Designed by a Spanish professor
  • Works as both an introduction or a refresher course
  • Attractive interface
  • 3000+ flash cards of vocabulary and phrases (with audio from native speakers)

  • Cons:

  • Some bugs may cause you to lose your progress
  • Does require long use to become proficient
  • Crashes/freezes have been reported
  • More advanced Spanish students may require a different app to further their skills
  • Costs more than some of its competitors

  • 4. Best Android Social Networking App: Fenix for Twitter

    Check out Techniqued.com’s review of Fenix for Twitter in the video above.

    If you’re not a fan of the official Twitter app, Fenix for Twitter may be a good alternative. With a nice interface, support for multiple accounts, and tons of features, Fenix may just become your new Twitter client of choice.


    Pros:

  • Multiple theme colors
  • Delete unused functions to create a custom interface that suits your Twitter needs
  • Intuitive controls
  • Attractive design
  • Offers an internal browser

  • Cons:

  • You must be running at least Android 4.0
  • App is still relatively new (Version 1.0.1 as of this writing) so bugs are likely
  • Some users find the interface to be an “information overload”
  • Additional customization features could be added to improve UX
  • Some users have reported an issue with refreshing the timeline

  • 5. Best Android App for Business: TurboScan

    Check out TechnoBuffalo’s overview of TurboScan in the video above.

    Updated on May 1, 2014, TurboScan will appeal to business professionals who need to scan documents on the go. This app helps you to ensure that scanned documents look clean, polished, and pristine. You can also print docs via Cloud Print.


    Pros:

  • Uses advanced fast algorithms to auto-detect document edges,
  • Automatically minimizes shadows
  • Intuitive UI
  • Quickly email a copy to yourself, or save in Evernote
  • Send document images as PDF, JPEG or PNG, or save to camera

  • Cons:

  • Doesn’t work well on glossy paper/documents
  • Lighting has a huge effect on image scan quality
  • Requires Android 3.0 and up
  • Scans may take up more space than similar docs created with other apps
  • Could benefit from additional organizational options

  • For the best mobile Android experience, we recommend:

    Portable charger: Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Charger

    Samsung S5 Battery Case: UNU Unity Samsung Galaxy S5 Battery Case

    Headphones: iFrogz CAL-STEALT Caliber Stealth Mobile Gaming Headphones with Mic


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