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2013 was yet another great year for Android and its app ecosystem, with developers really making best use of the power offered by the world’s most popular mobile operating system, resulting in many apps that left us spellbound. My personal favorites from this year include Aviate launcher, Cover lock screen, Fleksy keyboard, Switchr, PushBullet, Themer, Smart Launcher, Disa, Lightning Browser, DashClock, Tonido, Condi, Timely, Simplenote, Readmill, NicePlayer, Focal, Spotflux, Duolingo and 9GAG, and these are just the ones that I have been actively using since first trying them. Needless to say, these aren’t the only great apps from the year. So, join us as we take a look at 180 best Android apps from 2013 (including the ones mentioned above) that we’ve covered for you here at AddictiveTips.


Note that the order in which apps appear in this list does not reflect their ranking in any manner; we have simply started with the most recent ones covered in December, and proceeded backwards till January.

1. Loopr (A faster, more fluid alternative to Android’s default app switcher.)

Loopr Launch Left  Loopr-Sensitivity

2. News+ (Awesome news and RSS feed reader from the developers of gReader.)

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3. Cover (Intelligent lock screen that lets you quickly access the right apps at the right time and place.)

Cover_LockScreen  Cover_Lockscreen2  Cover_Sidebar

4. Fleksy (The best looking Android keyboard we’ve seen, with great accuracy & customization options.)

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5. dodol Launcher (Gorgeous home screen replacement app with loads of great themes.)

dodol Launcher_Main  dodol Launcher

6. dodol Locker (Beautiful lockscreen replacement with many great looking themes.)

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7. Tweedle (Full-featured Twitter client with a price tag of free.)

Tweedle_Main  Tweedle_Themes

8. Branches (Twitter client with focus on staying up to date with individual accounts of your interest.)

Branches for Twitter  Branches for Twitter 2

9. AirStream (Robust solution for browsing the contents of your computer across different platforms.)

AirStream_Main  AirStream_Main 2

10. AllCast (One app for streaming videos from Android to Apple TV, Roku, Xbox & any DLNA device.)

AllCast for Android 1  AllCast for Android 3

11. Redirect File Organizer (Automatically organizes the files on your device based on custom rules.)

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12. VSCO Cam (The popular iPhone photography app now available on Android.)

VSCO Cam  VSCO Cam_Edit  VSCO Cam_Journal

13. MomentCam (Turn your photos into customizable sketches with several templates.)

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14. beat (Minimal-looking music player with support for songs stored on Google Drive & Dropbox.)

beat_Main  beat_Cloud

15. SidePlayer (Get music playback controls anywhere in Android by swiping from an edge.)

SidePlayer_Home Screen  SidePlayer_Browser

16. Streambels (Stream Android media to AirPlay & DLNA devices.)

Streambels  Streambels_Music

17. (Send downloads directly to your mobile device while browsing on your PC.)

Downiton mobi_Web

18. MacroDroid (Create or download different useful templates for automating tasks on your device.)

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19. Noozy (Music player with an impressive set of audio effects & filters.)

Noozy  Noozy Now Playing  Noozy Settings

20. 500 Firepaper (Automatically changes Android wallpaper using photos from 500px.)

500 Firepaper 07  500 Firepaper 09  500 Firepaper 01

21. Snapy (Floating camera app with built-in editor for cropping, effects and filters.)

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22. Format Factory (Convert a plethora of files between different formats right on your phone or tablet.)

Format Factory Video  Format Factory Audio

23. Molto (An email client with a news feed look and feel.)

Molto Inbox

24. Flyne (Great offline news reader by the developers of Falcon Pro.)

Flyne  Sidebar

25. Roccat Power Grid (Customizable PC remote control, gamepad & system monitor.)

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26. Transdrone (Single app for remotely controlling several popular torrent clients on your PC.)

Transdrone  Type

27. A Better Camera (Camera app with a wide range of modes and options.)

A Better Camera Modes

28. Microsoft Remote Desktop (Official client for accessing and controlling a Windows PC from Android.)

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29. Listen to Emails and News (Have your emails and news feeds read out to you.)

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30. Internet (Data/Wifi) Lock (Lock WiFi or mobile data access on Android with a password.)

Internet Lock Lite 05  Internet Lock Lite 06

31. ROM Installer (Find and install popular ROMs and recoveries, perform & manage backups, & more.)

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32. Nero BackItUp (Cloud backup & restore service for your media, messages, contacts, calls & settings.)

Nero BackItUp  Source

33. Switchr (Switch between your recent apps by swiping from the left and right edges.)

Switch Style Slide  Switch Stype Flow

34. Convert Everything (Arguably the best unit converter we’ve seen for Android.)

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35. RepetiTouch (Record touch sequences for repeating them later to make repetitive tasks hassle-free.)

RepetiTouch Free Settings  RepetiTouch Free

36. MyScript Stylus (Highly accurate and robust handwriting recognition input method.)

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37. Themer (MyColorScreen’s awesome solution for home screen customization with gorgeous themes.)


38. Readmill (Cross-platform eBook reader with support for syncing & saving your reading progress.)

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39. FindIt (Unified search for Gmail, Google Drive & Dropbox.)

FindIt 01  FindIt 02

40. Location Reminder (Create custom alerts that will show up when you’re near a certain location.)

Map  Reminder

41. SolCalendar (Great-looking calendar app with powerful features.)

SolCalendar Agenda View  SolCalendar Day View 3

42. SCR Screen Recorder (Highly customizable screencast recording app that’s dead-simple to use.)

SCR Screen Recorder 2  SCR Screen Recorder 4

43. Condi (Free Tasker alternative with plenty of great task automation features & an online repository.)

New Action  Task Market

44. Screen Controls (Set custom brightness & screen timeout for individual apps.)

Screen Controls  Settings Firefox

45. Moves (The popular physical activity tracking app finally available on Android.)

Moves Main  Moves Places  Movess

46. Autodesk FormIt (Create 3D models using different shapes and tools right on your Android device.)


47. Disa (Unified messaging app supporting SMS & WhatsApp, with Facebook & more coming soon.)

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48. SolMail (Email app with a classy UI, support for multiple accounts and powerful features.)

SolMail 13  SolMail 06  SolMail 08

49. Cool Photo Transfer (Use handy gestures to quickly transfer photos from Android to PC.)

Transfer  Gestures

50. Nice Weather (Beautifully minimal and colorful weather app with just the right amount of  info.)

Nice Weather 05  Nice Weather 08  Nice Weather 09

51. Auri (Listen to your RSS, Reddit & other feeds in a radio-like manner.)

Auri 01  Auri 05

52. Simplenote (Official Android client of the popular plain-text note-taking & syncing service.)

Simplenote  Simplenote Main

53. Music Maker Jam (Create awesome looping tunes in a beautiful and highly functional interface.)

Music Maker Jam Controls

54. Sidebar Plus (Get an omnipresent sidebar for quick access to your apps & widgets.)

Sidebar Plus Phone  Sidebar Plus

55. AntTek Explorer Ex (A dual-pane file manager with cloud & FTP support, themes, and more.)

AntTek Explorer 13  AntTek Explorer 03  AntTek Explorer 17

56. Wireless Minder (Automatically turns off unused radios to save battery life.)

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57. OSkin (Easily backup and restore your complete home screen setup with its customizations.)

OSkin Home  OSkin Install Home 1

58. Aviate (Highly intelligent & minimal launcher that shows you the right info at the right time & place.)

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59. Shifu – To Do & Task Manager (Helps you complete tasks efficiently at the right time & place.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  Call

60. Repix (Popular photo editor with great filters, effects and tools.)

Repix Editor  Repix Crop  Repix Effects

61. Timely (The most beautiful clock & alarm app for Android, period.)

Timely  Clock1_

62. SoundSeeder (Brings Galaxy S4′s Group Play capability to any Android device.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  Speaker Device

63. Portal (Floating Apps) (Chat Heads-style floating apps and notifications for quick access.)

Portal Google  Portal Facebook

64. Smart Messenger (The most powerful and highly customizable third-party SMS app for Android.)

Smart Messenger Beta 1  Smart Messenger Beta 11  Smart Messenger Beta 09

65. CheapCast (Turn your Android device into a Chromecast for free.)

CheapCast  YouTube CheapCast

66. FX File Explorer (Great-looking dual-pane file manager with a ton of useful features.)

FX File Explorer 1  FX File Explorer 15

67. LockScreen Free (Combines pattern unlocking & quick app launching from the lockscreen.)

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68. NicePlayer (Minimal music player with a focus on keeping the number of screens to a minimum.)

NicePlayer for Android 1  NicePlayer for Android 2

69. ActiveNotifications (Moto X-style lock screen notifications on any Android 4+ device.)

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70. Tunester (Dead-simple, gesture-based music player with a great-looking minimal interface.)

Tunester  Tunester-2

71. Air Swiper (Get Galaxy S4-like Air Gestures on any Android device.)

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72. Torch Music (Song discovery app by the makers of the popular Torch Browser.)

Torch Music  Torch Music Main

73. Homestyler (Design your home interior right from your Android phone or tablet.)


74. Flow for Reddit (Reddit client with a great-looking card-based UI and in-app YouTube video playback.)

Flow for Reddit  Flow for Reddit card

75. Focal (The super-powerful camera app that was previously a part of CyanogenMod.)

Focal 5

76. My Mixtapez (Listen to music mixtapes created by others, or create & share your own.)

My Mixtapez  new

77. CallHeads (Get Facebook Chat Heads-style bubble notifications for incoming calls.)

CallHead Accpt  CallHeads On App

78. Sparky Lock Screen (Lockscreen replacement app with several great-looking themes.)

Sparky Lock Screen Lite  Themes

79. Flash Blink (Set your camera flash to blink upon incoming calls, texts, alarms or app notifications.)

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80. Droid Finder (Powerful anti-theft app to help you track and retrieve your lost or stolen phone.)

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81. Spotflux (Popular VPN service for hiding your real IP & accessing blocked content in your region.)

Spotflux enable  Spotflux bandwidth

82. App Override (Set individual Android settings on a per-app basis.)

App Override  What To Control

83. BitTorrent Sync (Transfer & sync files between devices using p2p protocol.)

BitTorrent Sync_Sendf  BitTorrent Sync_Send QR

84. Floating Touch (Get omnipresent floating controls for quickly performing different actions.)

Floating Touch disc  Floating Touch controls

85. AVG Uninstaller (Uninstall apps based on app, battery, data and storage usage.)

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86. WORDWAVE (Highly customizable keyboard with gestures, learning-based predictions & more.)

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87. User Dictionary (Easily populate your Android keyboard’s dictionary with words you use often.)

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88. myControl (Remote PC control from Android with scripting support.)

myControl  myControl funtion keys

89. Boomerang (Gmail app with email scheduling support and Mailbox-like reminders.)

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90. Dialapp (Intelligently predicts who you want to call next based on context.)

Dialapp SignIn  Dialapp-Log_

91. Sectos (Hide, password-protect, and backup your photos and videos.)

Sectos add  Sectos privacy settings

92. Rockmelt (Personalized news reader with a great interface.)

Rockmelt_Sign up  Rockbelt_Android

93. MPme Radio (Discover and listen to live radio stations by genre.)

on air  genres

94. Fitness Check-up (Put your physical condition to test using just your Android device.)

Fitness Checkup  Heart Rate

95. CPU-Z (Official Android variant of one of the most popular system stats apps out there.)


96. McAfee Security Innovations (Secure your Android devices by linking them together.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  breach

97. Profile Flow (Profile-based device automation app with many powerful features.)

Profile Flow 10  Profile Flow 08

98. Android Bot Maker (Record sequences of actions and execute them again for repetitive tasks.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  Android Bot Maker list

99. W-Tools (Hide ‘Last seen’ time on WhatsApp, and mass-message multiple WhatsApp users.)

W-Tools  W-Tools start

100. Vine (Official app of Twitter’s short video sharing service.)

Vine-for-Android-home  Vine-sharing-options

101. Remote Keyboard (Type on your Android device using your computer’s keyboard.)

Remote Keyboard Android  Remote Keyboard 1

102. truBackup (Backup & restore your data using Dropbox as the storage.)

truBackup Home  truBackup-Dropbox-Link

103. imgur (Official Android app of the popular image sharing service.)

Imgur gallery  Imgur next iamge

104. Duolingo (Learn different languages on the go using short and easy visual lessons.)

Duolingo Main  Lesson 1  Correct

105. Tapatalk 4 (The latest update to the most popular forum client on Android.)

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106. Reddit Illustrated (Full-featured Reddit client with Google Now-like card-based UI.)

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107. Floating Notifications (Get Facebook Chat Heads-style bubble notifications for any app.)

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108. Next Browser (GO Dev Team’s impressive entry into the Android browser market.)

Next Browser_Speed Dial  Next Browser_Tabs

109. Smart Launcher (Great-looking launcher with categorized app drawer, beautiful themes and more.)

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110. Pheed (Official Android app of the social network that’s like a blend of Twitter and Tumblr.)

Pheed_Android  Pheed-timeline start  Pheed-channels

111. Tilt Racer (Turn your Android device into a tilt-based controller for playing racing games on PC.)

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112. NQ Mobile Easy Finder (Locate, track or wipe your lost or stolen Android phone.)

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113. Schemes (Schedule texts, emails, tweets & Facebook posts in advance.)

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114. Player FM (Powerful podcast player with the ability to automatically download podcasts you like.)

Player FM 04  Player FM 02

115. Cloudii (One app to access & sync your Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Box accounts.)

Cloudii 11  Cloudii 10

116. Splay Launcher (Innovative omnipresent app launcher that works entirely in one continuous swipe.)

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117. Tripomatic (Offers city guides and maps to help you plan the perfect vacation or trip.)

Tripomatic  new trip  Tripomatic  destination

118. Indigo (Virtual assistant capable of looking up information as well as having casual conversations.)

Indigo Android Home  Indigo Android Query

119. MP3 InCall Recorder & Voice (Easily record your calls and playback the recordings at a later time.)

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120. Droid Timelapse (Create timelapse videos using your Android device’s camera.)

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121. Photosphere Live Wallpaper (Set a photosphere as your home screen’s live wallpaper.)

4  8

122. Polarbear (Post the same message to multiple social networks and blogs in one go.)

Polarbear_Settings  Polarbear-Posting

123. AVG TuneUp (Optimize your phone to get the most out of its storage, battery and data.)

2  4

124. Got-IT (Beautiful To-Do list & note-taking app with Google Tasks synchronization.)

Got-IT 05  Got-IT 17  Got-IT 15

125. Cinemagram (Record and share short 4-second video clips.)

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126. Buzz Launcher (Innovative launcher with crowdsourced themes and multi-theme home screens.)

Buzz Launcher 30  Buzz Launcher 01

127. Overlays (Turn any ordinary widget into an always-on-top, floating one.)

Overlays 10

128. Tiny Apps (Collection of tiny floating apps for notes, recording, music and drawing.)

Tiny Apps 5  Tiny Apps 4

129. AntTek Quick Settings (Customizable Jelly Bean-style quick settings for older devices.)

AnTek Quick Settings 14  AnTek Quick Settings 13

130. Advanced Mobile Care (Optimization & security app with anti-theft, battery saving & a lot more.)

Advanced Mobile Care  1  Advanced Mobile Care  04  Advanced Mobile Care  27

131. full!screen (Easily access notifications & navigation controls when running full-screen apps.)

full!screen 04

132. Intelligent Ringer (Automatically tweaks your Android ring volume based on ambient noise.)

Intelligent Ringer 10  Intelligent Ringer 07

133. Screen Standby (Screen standby & Remote Controller when connected to external display.)

Screen Standby 06  Screen Standby 02

134. Notify Me! (Get customizable popup alerts for any of your installed apps.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  Notify Me! settings

135. Notification Weather (Get elegantly presented weather information in your notification shade.)

Notifiation Weather 5  Notification Weather 6

136. 9GAG (Official app of the world’s most famous funny picture sharing network.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  9GAG-Android-main-menu

137. Shady Contacts (Hide sensitive calls & texts while still being able to view them yourself.)

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138. Mac Remote (Remotely control your Mac’s brightness, volume & multimedia apps from Android.)

Mac Remote connect  Mac Remote applications

139. Runtastic Timer (Set precise and detailed activity phases for all your workouts.)

Timer from Runtastic 8  Timer from Runtastic 1

140. Vybe (Create custom incoming call vibration patterns and assign them to contacts of your choice.)

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141. GO TouchHelper (A beautiful, robust and customizable quick access panel for GO Launcher EX.)

Go TouchHelper 05  Go TouchHelper 08

142. Duo (Dual-pane file manager with several handy and powerful features.)

UNCOPT File Browser 07  UNCOPT File Browser 1

143. TheftSpy (Full-featured anti-theft and remote device management suite.)


144. Photoshop Touch (Official feature-limited mobile version of the world’s most popular photo editor.)


145. Yandex.Store (Russian search giant Yandex’s own app store for Android.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  Yandex.Store-Android-App

146. Sidebar (Get quick access to your apps and handy system toggles anywhere in Android.)

Sidebar-Android-Sample1  Sidebar-Android-Items

147. Mokriya (The best looking and most feature-rich Craigslist client for Android that we’ve seen.)

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148. Greenify (Get the best performance out of your device by taking care of resource-hungry apps.)

Greenify-Android-Start  Greenify-Android-Apps

149. utter! (Highly robust and completely offline voice control engine.)

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150. Trigger (Launch different apps or actions anywhere across Android using custom gestures.)

Trigger-Android-Home  Trigger-Android-Apps

151. DroidPad (Turn your phone or tablet into a game pad, mouse or slideshow remote for PC.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  DroidPad Mouse

152. DashClock (The most powerful and customizable widget for your home and lock screens.)

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153. LiveLens (Broadcast & discuss a live video feed from Android camera on Facebook in real-time.)

LiveLens-Android-Home  LiveLens-Android-Library

154. notiShare (Quickly post status updates on different social networks from your notification shade.)

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155. (Popular app for discovering different social events around you & all over the world.)

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156. Cryptonite (Encrypt and decrypt any local or Dropbox folder right from your Android device.)

Cryptonite-Android-Home  Cryptonite-Android-Modes

157. Carbon (Great-looking Twitter client with controls for quickly accessing many features.)

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158. Helium (Powerful solution for creating, restoring and syncing your app and data backups.)

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159. XBMC (Android variant of the world’s most popular third-party media center.)

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160. Scoopt (Discover fun places based on recommendations by your friends.)

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161. Lightning Browser (Extremely tiny and lightweight web browser with just the features you need.)

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162. Tonido (Arguably the best private cloud solution for accessing your data across multiple devices.)

Tonido for Android

163. Umano (Listen to news articles read by real people rather than an automated text-to-speech engine.)

Umano-Android-Help  Umano-Android-Sidebar

164. GroupVox (Virtual Walkie Talkie for Facebook groups and events.)

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165. PushBullet (Easily push notes, links, images, files & more between Android devices & Google Chrome.)

PushBullet-Android-Start  PushBullet-Android-Home

166. FxGuru (Add action & sci-fi special effects to your videos without learning any advanced tools.)

FxGuru-Android-Effects  FxGuru-Android-Timeline

167. Family GPS Tracker (Track the location of all your family members and get zone-based alerts for them.)

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168. Last Message (Set a message to be automatically sent to select contacts just before the battery runs out.)

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169. Ctrl+C (Copy any text that can be shared from any app via Android’s universal sharing menu.)

Ctrl C-Android-Share  Ctrl C-Android-Sample

170. Blip TV (Discover different web series based on genre, popularity or manual search.)


171. Reddit Now (Great-looking Reddit client with a sleek, gesture-driven UI.)

172 Best Android Apps Of 2013  Reddit-Now-Android-Post

172. ZenDay (To-Do list manager with a slick gesture-controlled 3D timeline.)

Zime-Android-Timeline  Zime-Android-Jump

Did we miss out on your most favorite apps from 2013? Do share them with us and our readers in the comments below.

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