App Addict: The Android Apps You Can’t Put Down

There are more than 1.5 million Android apps out there to inform and distract you from your day-to-day routine. Some apps don’t just distract, they can become somewhat addictive.

There are game apps that allow you to unlock extra features through extensive play, social media apps that push enticing content your way, and educational apps that pull you into new and exciting worlds. No matter how they draw you in, here are some of Android’s most addictive apps as told by this app development agency:

Remember Tetris? 1010! is a new take on the classic shape tessellation puzzle where you drop colorful blocks to create and destroy full lines on the screen both vertically and horizontally. You can also connect your Facebook profile to compete with your friends through the game’s ranking and achievements system.

This free geocaching app introduces you to the world of real-life treasure hunting. The treasure, known as geocaches, are simply trinkets that other users have left in and around your local area. You get clues that help you navigate to a geocache and then you just have to sign its logbook to prove you’ve been there. You’ll soon get hooked and be hunting for geocaches everywhere you go.

Sprinkle has drawn comparisons to Angry Birds and Crush the Castle for its addictive gameplay. Players have to adjust the height and angle of a water cannon mounted on a crane to put out fires, spin wheels, activate traps and move obstacles. The real-life physics and progressive difficulty make this game hard to put down.

The social “nostalgia” app, Timehop, ranked as the fifth most used Android social app in 2015. Nosing ahead of Google+, Pinterest, and Tumblr, this time-capsule app pushes old posts to users from a range of social media sites. Big app hitters including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter also appeared in the top five, but this app is a rising star.

This reading app and online community for authors is full of free stories from modern-day, classic and even celebrity authors. You can follow books as they’re being written, comment on different chapters and chat with other readers. You can also upload your own work, if you’re feeling ambitious, for the rest of the online community to enjoy.

Next time you’re feeling bored or need a distraction, one of these time-killing apps could help whether you want to expand your mind, try a new game or find a new hobby.

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