34. Runtastic PRO

£4.99 ($4.99, $AU9.25)

Runtastic Pro

A hefty price, but what cost you not dying of obesity at age 52? That fitness promise is what you pay for here, with the RunTastic Pro. It is able to map you, track you, automatically cheer you on, generate live feedback and more, also covering interval training and letting users create their own regular routes to attack again and again. Serious stuff for competitive people.

Best Android apps
Tasker, Photoshop and Pocket

35. Tasker

£2.99 ($2.99, $AU5.53)

Tasker is one of the first, and best, task managers for Android. It does it all. Turns stuff on or off depending on location, manages multiple schedules for changing phone state depending on the time of day, even letting users have their phone automatically reply to text messages if it's set to a quiet state. It's complex, vast, and you'll wonder how you lived without it.

36. Photoshop Touch for Phone

£2.99 ($4.99, $AU5.53)

Adobe's official Android imaging app is streets ahead of the competition in terms of features. Photoshop Touch for Phone allows arty types manage layered PSD documents on the go, import fill textures live from the camera, with cloud support for saving images on your phone - then continuing the editing process on desktop. Or on your tablet. Or on your other phone.

37. Pocket

Free

Hands down the best offline reader app on the market, Pocket (formerly Read It Later) offers up a simple and effective way to read long form articles without the need of a web connection. A recent update has made the app feel more like a website, complete with carousel, which makes finding older articles a little easier. Couple this with a regular newsletter updating you on decent reads to Pocket and it's simply a brilliant app.

38. TuneIn Radio Pro

£2.40 ($3.99, $AU4.40)

TuneIn Radio Pro

Forget the physical side of radios, the best way to listen to random tunes and the occasional bit of travel news is online. TuneIn Radio is the most comprehensive internet radio player by far, offering masses of stations, favourite lists, and, in this paid upgrade, the ability to record direct off the radio.

39. Pocket Casts

£2.70 ($3.99, $AU5.00)

Pocket Casts

The podcast is another option when it comes to being entertained through your ears, with the stylish Pocket Casts one of the newest listening apps to hit Android. It comes with simple cloud syncing of your favourite subscriptions, variable speed playback for skipping the boring bits, themes auto downloads and… everything.

40. SoundHound

£3.99 ($4.99, $AU7.39)

SoundHound

SoundHound is best described as a companion app for music, letting users ID tracks by recording a clip and also attempting to guess the names of songs you sing and hum to it. It can also stream in lyrics, sell you stuff and bring in news feeds covering artists you like, making it a really swish hub for people who are 'into' music.

41. Jamie's 20 Minute Meals

£4.99, ($7.69, $AU9.25)

Jamie's 20 Minute Meals

Bosh this beauty on your phone, right, yeah? Jamie's 20 Minute Meals is a bit of money, but there are 65 recipes, photographs so you don't get the aubergines and cucumbers mixed up, plus a guarantee that you can have something a bit fancier than cheese on toast for dinner in 20 minutes. As long as you've got more things than cheese in your fridge to start with.

42. Press

£1.93 ($2.99, $AU3.50)

Press

Press is a super-stylish RSS reader, one that comes with support for several of the services that sprang up to replace the sadly departed Google Reader. Import your stuff from Feedly, Feedbin and others, to see it presented in a huge variety of layout options. Offline support, background syncing and the ability to save articles to Instapaper and Pocket make it a superb hub for serious news fans.

43. gReader Pro

£3.19 ($4.69, $AU5.95)

gReader Pro

A more traditional method of scouring web site RSS feeds, gReader successfully updates the simplistic style of Google's Reader, compete with a custom layout for reading on tablets, offline reading, gesture actions, a widget and much more. It's properly jam-packed with ways to stare at endlessly updating lists of words.

44. CrossDJ

£3.29 ($4.99, $AU5.80)

CrossDJ

Describes itself as a 'pro' DJ app for people who enjoy nodding along and pumping their fists in the air while someone else's record plays. Cross DJ comes with specialist features such as BPM tracking, pitch shifting and a split audio output for previewing tracks before they're mixed in, with filter effects in here too for adding a bit more oomph to whatever party you're ruining with your rubbish music.

45. Evernote

Free

Best Android apps
Evernote - note taking amplified

Evernote is the original and the best note-taking app. It allows you save ideas for that book you are always nearly about to write, syncs across devices and you can also create to-do lists, record voice reminders and capture photos straight from the app. It's a seamless way to organise your probably very messy life.

46. Reddit Sync Pro

£1.69 ($2.00, $AU3.00)

Reddit Sync Pro

That internet site you may have heard about, the one that does good things, interesting things and bad things, doesn't have an official app. But it does have heaps of unofficial ones, including Reddit Sync Pro that has the killer ability to sync threads for offline access. Never miss a celebrity pandering to the masses to promote a film or book again.

47. Facebook Messenger

Free

Best Android apps
And suddenly we are all using Facebook messenger

It actually pains us to put this app into our top 50 but, because of Facebook's rather snide antics, it is a must-have app. That is, in the sense you need to have it to use Facebook Messenger on your phone. Yes it's annoying, yes there are lots of scare stories about what the app can read on your device (ignore those) and yes it's cynical but because of Facebook's popularity this will stay in the top 10 of downloaded apps for some time to come.

48. Snapchat

Free

Best Android apps
Snapchat isn't just about naughty pictures. Honest!

Snapchat is the current darling of the social media world, allowing users to send pictures that will eventually disappear and leave no trace. This aspect of the app has meant that it has been given a rather porny moniker but there is much more to the app and this is why it is currently bigger than Twitter in terms of users.

49. Facebook

Free

Facebook
Thankfully the Android version of Facebook is a whole lot faster

It used to be that the Android version of Facebook was something of a sluggish oddity, but the app has been remade from the ground up and is now a fairly sleek way to stay in contact with your Facebook mates. The spinoff of Messenger into another app is disappointing but in some ways it means that the main app is a little less cluttered with conversations.

50. DSLR Controller

£5.94 ($7.99, $AU11.09)

DSLR Controller

Got a posh camera to go with your posh phone? Get a load of you. If so, you may as well blow a further bit of cash on the DSLR Controller, a beta but still fully functional method of controlling a Canon EOS camera from an Android device. It allows masses of options to be configured remotely, altering the focus and accessing image previews, plus control of the aperture, ISO and pretty much everything Canon sticks in its high-end cameras.