68 Best Android Apps Of The Year 2014

This is easily one of the longest lists in our annual app round-up for 2014. We definitely saw a lot of great apps this past year but in review one thing that stands out is that 2014 was a year when lots of big names in both iOS and desktop apps came to the Android platform. It’s a mark of just how popular the platform is and how very resilient it’s growth has been. There are some great new apps and widgets in the list.  If Android Lollipop hasn’t rolled out for your device just yet, you might find an app that brings some features from the OS to your device without the upgrade. Enjoy!

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1. Shift (Use Exposure And Color Point Control To Create Unique Filters)

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2. Tunity (A Shazam-Like App That Sends TV Channel Audio To Your Device)

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3. Now Gesture Tweaks (Modify The Google Now Gesture To Launch Apps Or Perform Other Actions)

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4. Calltag (Send A Message To Let Someone Know Why You’re Calling)

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5. TakeOff (Schedule Instagram Posts At Regular Intervals For The Day)

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6. SwiP – ProfileSwitcher (Trigger Based Profile Switcher For Sound, Display, WiFi, & More)

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7. Calc+ (Edit Numbers & Functions Mid Calculation And Add Constants)

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8. EZ UnEXIF Free (Clean All EXIF Data From Your Photos Before Sharing Them)

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9. Horizon (Never Record Another Vertical Video Again)

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10. Chat Lock (Prevents Access To Facebook, Messenger, & Whatsapp)

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11.  Call Planner (An App That Schedules Phones Calls With Reminders)

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12. Car Logbook (Record Maintenance Costs & Set Reminders For Your Vehicles)

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13. Month: The Calendar Widget (Does Everything & Looks Great)

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14. Ignore No More (Locks Phones When Kids Don’t Answer A Parent’s Call)

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15. Andrognito (Hide Any And All Types Of Files On Your Android Device)

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16. QwickNote (Gesture Based Note Taking App With Text, Photo, Voice Memo & Reminder)

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17. Rotation (Gives You Complete, Per-App Control Over Your Device’s Orientation)

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18. Pale Moon (Firefox On Steroids)

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19. Smart Selfie (Get Audio Guided Instructions For Taking Selfies With The Rear Camera)

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20. Mr. Silent, Auto silent mode (Set Device To Silent Or Vibrate Based On Time, Location, Event, Or Contact)

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21. Search Everything (Index All Internal Storage Files, OS Included)

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22. StuffMerge Message Wizard (Gather & Arrange Clipboard Text Into A Single Message)

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23. TimeAway (Parental Control App)

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24. Sleep Timer (Set A Timer To Sleep Your Device And Turn Off Music)

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25. Smart Phone Lock (Use Date Or Time With Modifier Rules To Set A Dynamic PIN)

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26.  Shift Work Schedule (Customizable Calendar That Follows Your Work Week)

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27. Heads-up notifications (Get Android Lollipop’s Heads-up Notifications)

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28. Apk Downloader Extension (By-Pass All Restrictions To Download App APKs Directly To Your Device)

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29. Z Launcher (Nokia’s Groundbreaking Z Launcher For Android)

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30. ContactBox (Privately Share Contacts Between Android And iOS Devices)

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31. Echo Notification Lockscreen (Echo Sorts Alerts By Type On Your Lockscren)

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32. Vibify (Get Smart Alert From TouchWiz To All Android Devices)

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33. LenX (Take Long Exposure Shots & Adjust Exposure Level)

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34. QuickClick (Map Volume Keys To Perform Quick Actions )

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35. Whistle Phone Finder (Whistle To Locate Your Phone)

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36. Sunrise Calendar

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37. Tomi File Manager (Manage Files And Batch Uninstall Apps)

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38. Food Builder (Get You Nutrition Information Based On Your Ingredients)

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39. Cobrets (One Tap Widget To Toggle Four Pre-set Brightness Levels)

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40.  Octo – Auto Settings (Create Location Based Sound Profiles)

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41. Wifi Manager (Save Battery By Disabling WiFi When Out Of Range)

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42. Party Player (Get Song Requests From Your Friends By SMS & Automatically Play Them)

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43. Notify! (Selectively View Notifications From Apps On Your Home & Lock Screen)

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44. MultiWindow Sidebar (Run Apps In Split-Screen View & Switch From Sidebar)

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45. IFTTT For Android

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46. Flo (Learn How Well You Drive &  Improve On It)

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47. Blood Alcohol Finder (Keep Alcohol Levels In Check)

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48. Holo Label Widget (Add Text Labels To Your Home Screen)

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49. Whistle Camera – Selfie & More (Listens For An Audio Cue & Snaps A Picture)

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50. Coursera for Android

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51. Navigation Layer (Perform Countless Actions On Android Using Edge Gestures)

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52. KMPlayer For Android 

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53. Multitasking (Simultaneous, Windowed Use Of Multiple Common Apps)

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54. Astrill VPN (Secure, Region Restriction-Free Browsing On Android)

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55. Muzei (Live Wallpaper That Switches Backgrounds From Configurable Sources)

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56. Don’t Pause (Automatically Mutes Notifications While You’re Listening To Music)

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57. AVG Wifi Assistant (Toggle Wi-Fi On Android Based On Cell Tower Signal Strength)

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58. B1 Free Archiver (Compress To & Extract From Several Archive Formats)

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59. MultiROM (Boot Multiple Android ROMs On Droid DNA)

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60. Ashampoo Snap (Capture, Edit & Annotate Screenshots On Android With Ashampoo Snap)

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61. RootCloak Plus (Cydia) (Prevent Individual Apps From Detecting Root On Android )

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62. GalleryNext (CyanogenMod’s New GalleryNext App For All Devices)

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63. Udemy For Android

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64. ScanWritr (A Robust Document Scanner For Android With Annotation Features)

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65. Battery Kit (Benchmark & Calibrate Your Android Device’s Battery )

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65. AcDisplay (Get Moto X’s Active Display To Any Android 4.4+ Device)

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66. Auto Finder (Keep Track Of Where You Park Your Car)

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67. viaProtect (View The Countries & Organizations Android Apps Send Data )

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68. RAR for Android (Official RAR Archiving App)

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  • Wykedengel

    Great list. There are some apps I’ve not heard of previously. Thanks for the article.

  • Frank D

    Thank you for a great list! I downloaded five of them.

  • Bigoke

    Thanks, Love the list

  • tat2jr

    Wow! Great list. Usually (Always) when I see a list like this I know every app on it. Not with yours. Got a few new apps I’m looking at!