Top 10 Android Apps that Rocked in Year 2012

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We did a post on Top iPhone Apps for year 2012 yesterday and it got good response. But people started asking for a similar list for Android apps as well. We obliged, here it is.

In this world, new gadgets are being introduced in markets every single day and new applications are released almost every other minute now. With the addition of new applications to the already existing ones in the app store, it gets quite confusing to figure out the best apps that one actually must have in their phones and tablets. To help you find the best, here is an amazing list of Top 10 Android Apps that Rocked in 2012 –

#1. Evernote – Evernote is a popular digital note taking application that was available on most of the platforms already but with its release for Android devices, it seriously rocked in 2012 and it literally became a second brain for Android users.

#2. Ingress – Ever wanted to turn real world into a game? This application allows you to do the same and what you see all around becomes a game for you. You can even play this game with friends and team up with other players as well.

#3. Pixlr – Pixlr is a great pick when it comes to editing pictures. With more than 600 different customizations including several effects, borders and overlays; Pixlr actually becomes a must have application for every user. May it be a guy who likes to a click pictures or may it be a gorgeous girl, this application is what they need to add that special ingredient to their pictures.

#4. Pinterest – Pinterest is a Social Media website that offers a virtual pinboard to the users. It allows them to pin interesting stuff and let them share their favorite stuff with their friends and other people around the world.

#5. Zappos – Zappos is a popular mobile commerce website with an amazing collection of shoes and apparels. What made zappos added to this list is their amazing service, it also offers free shipping and free returns. Besides the actual products and service, the overall look and feel of the application is mind-blowing and the navigation seems user-friendly too.

#6. Pocket – Pocket is one of the most frequently updated app on the Google App Store. New features are added to the app by the developers every now and then. This application is known for its functionality that allows a user to read articles of his interest at a later time. With new features like subscription that allows a user to save the articles, it became one of the popular apps in the year 2012.

#7. Fancy – Fancy is yet another mobile commerce website with a twist, it changes buyer’s point of view and makes shopping quite interesting with a twist. Although studies proved that Android users don’t buy as much stuff as iOS users do from eCommerce websites but Fancy is still a fascinating application that connects shopping with Social Networking and takes it to an entirely new level. If it comes to figuring out a difference between Fancy and Pinterest then the first and the only major difference you will find is the shopping cart.

#8. Series Guide Show Manager – This applications helps the users to keep a record of their favorite shows and movies on the television, it shows what’s going to come on the television next and helps a user to manage the process of watching their favorite tv shows.

#9. Bad Piggies – After giving a break to the best-selling Angry Birds game series, Rovio introduced a new game with the ugly-looking green pig creatures. Bad Piggies rolled out as a supercool puzzle game. It is fun to play and a lot of android users got addicted to it in no time.

#10. Snapseed – Snapseed is one of the very few applications that have managed to stick to five-star ratings despite of more than 5.5K votes. Based on the same photo editing idea as many other applications in the store, Snapseed still manages to make a place in the top 10 rocking apps of 2012 cause of it’s amazing interface and brilliant features.

There must be a lot of applications that we have missed but we tried our best to keep the list short and accurate, if you know want to share any of your favorite applications with us and the readers of our blog then feel free to use the comment section. 


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Jitin Narang

By Jitin NarangJitin Narang is VP - Alliances at TechAhead Software, a leading Mobile & Web Application Development company which helps brands to reach, connect, and interact with their audience through web and mobile effectively. You can contact him on Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn. Read all articles written by him Reach us for Custom Mobile Applications (iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows) and Web Applications (Open Source, Dot Net,Java ) requirements.