Here are the Best Ways to Find Good Android Apps

Mon, Jun 7, 2010

Android, Mobile

With there being close to 60,000 apps out there on the Android Market, it’s beginning to get more difficult to figure out which ones are worth checking out, and which ones belong in the digital dumpster. Mashable is looking to help everyone out by providing the seven best ways to find good Android apps.

The list is as follows:

1. Official Android Market Site – The official site is not as robust as it probably should be, but it does a good job in featuring certain apps, and especially when you’re looking for something under a specific category. At Google I/O, Google announced that the official site was going to change in the future and be as robust as possible.

2. Androlib – Androlib’s greatest strength is in its numbers, in that it has a listing for just about every Android app ever made. The site features descriptions, reviews, ratings, screenshots and QR codes for easy downloading. What more could you ask for?

3. Cyrket – Besides having a clever name. Cyrket looks to “use advanced data analysis and extraction to help users find apps to buy and to allow developers to learn how their applications fit into the extended ecosystem of the mobile application marketplace.” As soon as I figure out what that means, I’ll let you know.

4. AndroidZoom – A clean, organized directory of apps that makes browsing a snap. On top of that, you can sort by just about every category imaginable (rating, views, downloads etc.).

5. App Store HQ – An app aggregator that pulls in reviews, discussions and status updates all about whichever app you’re viewing at the time. This is helpful for discovering if there are issues or important news about the app before you download it.

6. AndBOT – Not only is it a nicely designed app engine but there is also an attached blog that frequently features reviews. Comments and ratings are also pulled in for a rather rich experience overall.

7. AppBrain – A robust site that allows you to sync your apps to the cloud and sharing them with your friends easy. Also features changelogs so it’s easy to tell which apps are updated frequently.

On top of Mashable’s list, I can’t help but plug the site you are on at this very moment. With our AndroidAppADay and various other features, we are constantly looking to provide you with the best Android apps imaginable.

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