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What are the best Android apps? The best apps for Android include a wide variety of software programs that can educate us, help us stay organized and entertain us when we're bored. This list includes some of the most popular Android apps around, along with a few newcomers that are definitely worth checking out. Be sure to vote for the Android apps you find the most useful, and vote down any that you don't like for whatever reason. Also, you can add your favorite Android apps to the list!

The top Android applications each serve a valuable purpose. If you have a brand new Android smartphone (or a tablet), these are just a few of the apps you'll want to consider getting. Some are free; others do cost a small amount, so be sure to check the prices before you decide to download them.

Several of the Android apps listed here will likely be very familiar to smartphone users, including Evernote, Pocket, Feedly, Instagram and of course, Facebook for Android and Twitter. Some of these apps are among Google's best Android apps of 2012, and they might not be all that familiar to you (Grimm's Snow White? What?!). That doesn't mean they're bad -- it just means that you need to check them out to see if they'll be of interest to you.

Need Android apps to help you stay organized? Apps like Evernote, Tasker and Wunderlist might be in order. Want an app to help you keep track of your personal finances? Consider an app like Mint for Android. Android travel apps are another popular genre, with apps like TripIt and Expedia Hotels & Flights making this list.

For iPhone users, check out this list of the best iPhone apps, ranked by users. And don't forget to vote here and add any great Android apps that are missing!

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Google Maps is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Google Chrome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Twitter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Facebook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Instagram is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Android Apps

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WhatsApp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Android Apps
WhatsApp

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Spotify is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Google+ is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Google Now is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Netflix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Pinterest is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Pandora Radio is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Android Apps

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MX Video Player is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Telegram is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Android Apps
Telegram

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SwiftKey 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Khan Academy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Duolingo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Android Apps

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UC Browser is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Android Apps

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TED is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Android Apps
TED

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Wire Browser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Android Apps
Wire Browser

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Pocket is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Pixlr Express is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Titanium Backup Pro is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Flipboard, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Firefox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Any.Do is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Android Apps

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SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Android Apps

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MiNT is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Android Apps

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FEEDLY is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Wunderlist is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Tasker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Evernote is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Ancestry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Android Apps

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AirDroid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Android Apps
AirDroid

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Series Show Manager is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Android Apps

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TripIt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Amazon MP3 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Android Apps

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BBC News is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Android Apps

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heute is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Tagesschau is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Eurosport is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Flickr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Weheartit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Android Apps
Weheartit

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Memrise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Android Apps
Memrise

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Expedia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Android Apps

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AroundMe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Foursquare is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Android Apps

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SlingPlayer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Android Apps

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MightyText is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Android Apps

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Tumblr is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Android Apps