The Best Android Apps Of 2013 [Roundup]

Google Keep — Free


If you need a simple note-taking client, and Android is your platform of choice (this one’s not yet available on iOS, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone), then Google Keep might be just what you need. It lets you quickly capture anything on your mind that you want to remember, such as items for your grocery list, ideas for your project, recipes, and reminders.

You can make lists, upload photos, and even make voice notes — and then color-code your entries so that they’re easy to find. There’s a home screen widget that makes adding notes super fast, and with the Google Keep plugin for Google Chrome, all of your Google Keep data is with you when you’re at your desktop. — Free


Everyone loves free music, and that’s exactly what you get with It offers hundreds of genre-based radio stations that are streamed directly to your smartphone, with a library of more than 22 million tracks. Simply tell it what you want to listen to, and it’ll serve you free music. also plays music stored on your device — so you can use it as an all-in-one music player — and with a monthly subscription you can “borrow” tracks and save them locally for listening offline.

Vine — Free


Vine really needs no introduction from me; the free video-sharing service, which is now owned by Twitter, is already incredibly popular with over 40 million users as of August this year. It’s not a traditional video-sharing service — clips are just 7 seconds long — but it’s lots of fun, and there are some awesome users sharing some really creative stuff.

Moves — Free


Moves from ProtoGeo is an activity tracker that automatically records all the walking, cycling, and running you do every day.  But it doesn’t just tell you how long you traveled, how much time it took you, or how many steps you took — it also tells you where went by recognizing the places you visit regularly. You can also view your route on a map.

Moves then lets you visualize your daily activity by turning it into an easy-to-read timeline, and it’ll send you a notification every day with a summary of your activity. “Seeing your everyday exercise can help you think about your life in a new way,” ProtoGeo says. “Start with small changes that can lead to a fitter lifestyle and healthier habits.”

What’s On Your List?

So, that’s our list of the best Android apps of 2013. Do you think we’re missing anything? Tell us your list of top apps from the past 12 months in the comments section below.