The ‘Best’ Android Apps Don’t Stack Up

LifeHacker put together a list of what they are calling the best Android apps.

In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Android, we chose the best, most useful, and most essential apps you could ever need on your phone.

The list includes all the apps you would expect: Evernote, Wunderlist, Falcon Pro, Hangouts, and many more populate this list. Looking over these apps, a couple trends arise.

  1. Almost all of these apps are on iOS…and none of them are the best in their class on iOS.
  2. Very few of these apps are new for 2015, and many were repeats in 2014 and even 2013.

SO in essence, the best Android apps are worse than iOS’s best apps, and there’s not a lot of fresh blood in the market. When you look at Federico Viticci’s best iOS app roundup, the differences are striking. Federico is a guy who runs almost his entire life from iOS and many of his core apps changed this year.

iOS certainly has it’s problems when it comes to making developers happy, but I still contend that it is a more healthy, vibrant market than Android.