There are a number of Android Apps that have been more than efficient in 2015. From malware apps to gaming apps, we all have our favorites, but which are the best?

Malware/ security app category

As an owner of a new Android phone, you need to have a security or safety app installed to either keep you from downloading virus-ridden apps or simply keep the malware out. One of the most effective antivirus apps for 2015, is the comprehensive Mobile Security & Antivirus by Avast.

Mobile Security & Antivirus ensures that your device is protected from threats of malware with use of an exceptional software for virus detection, which goes through your SD card, internal memory and even your browser history. In addition to this, it utilizes anti-theft functions such as device tracking and remote data wipe.

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Photo-Editing App Category

PhotoDirector Photo Editor app is a comprehensive app, that has everything you look for in an image-editing app. With adjustable tools such as filters, HSL, text bubbles, curves and more. This editing app is not only full-featured, it can also be pretty fun to use.

Browser App Category

Chrome is one of Google’s innovative products that most Android users are probably familiar with, considering it comes pre-loaded on most Android devices. Chrome Beta browser app however is a revamped version of Chrome.

Chrome Beta is what most hope Chrome will be once the latest enhancements and fixes are complete. Chrome beta basically offers users a futuristic experience of browsing on an Android phone.

Android Podcast App Category

For the best podcast app for Android, Podcast Addict takes the crown because of its number of impressive free services, which of course includes amazing podcasts.  Podcast Addict allows you to find, download podcasts as well as listen to them with an built-in audio player. The app which is available for free on the Play Store, also allows you to create playlist for impending shows you plan to tune in to.

Furthermore, as a search option it employs a ‘trending’ feature to find popular podcasts that most users are currently tuned in to. Navigation can be tricky at first but once you get the hang of it, you can discover all the app has to offer.

Free Music Download App Category

Even with the many apps for music downloads available in the Play Store, it can be hard finding one that’s totally legit, that is, they are not infringing any copyrights. However, the Google Play Music app allows you to legally download an up-to-date list of free music from well-known artists.

Though SoundCloud and a paid subscription service on service give you access for streaming a ton of songs, Google Play Music is the your best bet for an actual download.

TV and Movie watching App Category

If you are in the market for an exception application that lets you watch your favorite movies and TV shows on your Android, then Hulu is what you need. Though Hulu is a free service that mostly depends on ads, a small subscription fee needs to be paid in order to access its entire content. But even without this subscription, you still enjoy a variety of great shows.

Hulu is currently only available to the US region.

Kids Category

The Play Store offers a range of educational and gaming apps appropriate for everyone, kids included. You can search for the suitable app by taking advantage of the categories option in the Play Store app.

When you have your choice apps installed then you can install the Kids Place app. This application lets you select the specific apps and games you want to give kids an access to, limiting them to the display screen for those apps unless a PIN is entered. It also allows you to set the amount of time access is made available with kids being unable to send messages or buy any other apps.

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