Best Android apps 2014

If you're looking for the best Android apps for your tablet or smartphone, there's never been so much choice.

Google Play is now chock full of quality free and paid for Android apps, that getting the best is difficult. That's why we're here, to cut through the noise and help you find the best Android apps of 2014.

Once the lowly second fiddle to Apple's bustling App Store, Google Play continues to go from strength to strength as more great Android smartphones like the  Samsung Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8and tablets like the Sony Xperia Z2 and Google Nexus 7 2 show what the Google-powered mobile platform is truly capable of.

 

If you've just bought a new Android smartphone or tablet and looking to pack it with the finest app offerings on Google Play, each month T3's app experts will bring you the very best free and paid for Android apps available right now. Here's what delights we have discovered this month.

With smartphones running Android becoming more and more advanced apps will no doubt have to keep up, whether it's a budget phone, current flagship handset or, like below, a state-of-the-art next-gen powerhouse which will use a 64-bit processor and be able to shoot 4K footage.

Tidy



This is an entirely new way to organise your photos. It first groups your pictures automatically – by location, time taken, even by where they’re stored – and then borrows a bit of swipe magic from dating app tinder. Take a selection of grouped images and swipe right to make it an album, or swipe left to archive. Anything unassigned is marked as “untidy” and flagged for attention. It’s also as adept as a gallery as it is at organisation, although there are no sharing options yet. An update please, Mr Tidy.

Free | Tidy

FoodSwitch UK



Scan the barcode of an item to see its salt, fat and sugar levels. The app will track your daily intake and even has a gluten-free mode.

Free | FoodSwitch

Threes!



Already a smash hit on iOS, now Androiders can join in the Sudokumeets-slidey puzzle fun, and obsess over multiples of three all bloody day.

£1.20 | Threes

Dormi



Instant baby monitor action! Adjusts automatically to background noise and notifies you when your baby wakes up or starts crying. Very clever.

Free | Dormi

Meet Me Half Way



Always arguing with friends over meeting spots? This gives you both a route to meet halfway, and finds cool stuff for you to do in the middle.

Free | Meet Me Half Way

Opera Max



Shows you exactly which apps are hogging your data. Can compress your usage by up to 50 per cent, too. great for vine and YouTube addicts.

Free | Opera

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