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Essential Android apps: 5 of the best apps this week

As usual, there are plenty of new apps on the Google Play store for you to enjoy this week. Here are 5 you need to download right now.

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 

Price: £3.74

It has been a staggering 10 years since the original release of GTA: VC and to mark the anniversary, Rockstar have launched the game on Android. Not only is it brilliantly similar to the original, it has been perfectly adapted to the Android OS. The game itself is massive, so make sure you’ve a fair amount of free storage available for it.

 

Viddy

Price: Free

Decent video editors are few and far between on the Android OS, but Viddy does a great job of filling the void. You can upload small segments of videos to the Viddy app, from which you can apply a variety of effects to your videos. There’s plenty of sharing options letting you promote your creations on Facebook and Twitter instantly

 

Send It Pro

Price: £1.79

Unlike apps such as WhatsApp and Viber, Send It Pro allows you to send anything to any phone by just using the recipients number. The app uses the SMS platform to send any message, and it really does work. Larger files such as pictures and audio tracks can also be sent across with ease.

 

Wakeify

Price: Free

If you’re an avid Spotify user, then this extension to the app will definitely be for you. Wakeify allows you to select songs from your Spotify playlist to be used as your phone’s default alarm. It’s easy to set up and use, and the variety of alarm options on offer are fantastic.

 

Football Manager Handheld 2013

Price: £6.99

The greatest football SIM is back with its 2013 edition. Manage your favourite club from over 14 different countries and take them to championship glory. The detail is phenomenal, and the Challenges section from last year has been completely revamped.

 

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