Top 10 Apps of the week!


We’re back for the penultimate top 10 Apps for August. You can finally enjoy Pinterest on your Android, monitor your running habits with Runtastic, finally capture those fireworks with your phone Cam but brace yourself for probably one of the best photo filtering Apps out there (and yes not Instagram nor Pixlr-o-Matic). Enjoy and let us know what your thoughts are!


1. Sound Around (Get it for your android) Free

If you’re stuck in an office where you have to sit with your back to a walkway or the entrance to your cubicle, you know how startling it can be when you’re listening to music and someone walks up behind you and taps you on the shoulder. Around Sound for Android makes sure that never happens again—the app uses the microphone on your headset or your phone as an extended ear, and if a loud noise is detected, the app will pause your music so you can pay attention.


2. Pinterest (Get it for your android) Free

Pinterest, the social network that lets you share your interests and opinions, using pictures, has finally got an Android app. It is well worth a download for all those who believe in letting pictures say a thousand words.

3. Runtastic (Get it for your android) Free

Of all the ways to get into shape, running is considered as one of the best.For your next run, jog or walk, bring alone your Android phone with Run-Tastic installed, and track and record your workout. Run-Tastic will not only tell you how far you’ve gone during your workout, but also will provide a detailed map, your altitude and even your heart rate when connected to a heart rate monitor using the GPS capabilities built into your device.

4. Photo Editor by Aviary (Get it for your android) Free

Aviary’s mission statement is to “Make the world’s creation accessible.” Although their mission is a little ambiguous, their free image editing application is surprisingly robust for tools you can access completely for free.

5. MoboPlayer (Get it for your android) Free

An alternative video player to the normal Android player. Playback is smooth and clear and the menus and options available are quite extensive. The user interface is really nice too and the app has a high quality feel to it. The app supports all video formats and allows you to create playlists and organize your video library.

6. Critical Strike Portable (Get it for your android) Free

From the responsible Finnish Indie developer comes the launch of the first person shooter “Critical Strike Portable”, which was released in June 2012. It’s a Unity 3D remake of the old and beloved Counter Strike 1.6 and supports cross platform multiplayer games for shooter fans all over the world.


7. G Cloud Backup (Get it for your android) Free

The cheapest Backup App there is! Backup all those summer pictures, Contacts, Sms texts, call logs, videos and all your documents 1 GB for free. If you’ve got more than that you can upgrade for as low as $ 0.99 for a whooping 10 GB!

8. Fast Burst Camera Lite (Get it for your android) Free

The app itself is pretty easy to use, fire it up, point it at something, and then hold the button! We did find that if we kept our thumb down on the button until it stopped (97 photos), it did take a while for the app to empty its cache whilst it saved the images to memory. The one thing we would like is a zoom option, which is available in the full version priced at £3.45 .

9. Apex Launcher (Get it for your android) Free

This App maintains the stock look&feel or Android Ice Cream Sandwich, while adding a ton of terrific functionality. Even after a lot of customization, it feels super fast. It lets you change everything about the ICS launcher; number of columns & rows to fit more icons, resize any widget, change the way folders look, customize the app drawer & you can even use a lot of gestures to make launching apps or accessing certain settings super easy.

10. 100 Floors (Get it for your android) Free

This is a game of many levels where you need to open doors to advance to the next level, to get to the next floor you need to solve many puzzles where you need to tilt, swipe, pinch, poke etc. It is very hard not to cheat to advance to the next floor, you only got to search Google by typing in “100 Floors” and all you see is cheats and walkthroughs.