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10 best Minecraft apps for Android
Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world. It’s available for most platforms. Its simple premise is easy to pick up and understand. The game is even suitable for all ages. Thanks to this, the game’s community is vast. A lot of them have a variety of tips and tricks, mods, add-ons, and other content to improve the game. Some of them are even Android apps.
We wrote this piece in July of 2017. Since then, Minecraft underwent some huge changes. For instance, it dropped the Pocket Edition moniker and now works cross-platform with PC and Xbox One. However, it seems like some developers were able to update their apps and keep pace with the massive changes. Here are the best Minecraft apps on Android.
The best Minecraft apps for Android
Addons and Mods for Minecraft
Price: Free (with ads)
Addons and Mods for Minecraft is a developer on Google Play. Take a wild guess at what these developers make? The developer’s collection includes seven mod packs overall. The selections include maps, texture packs, general mods, server mods, skins, and seeds. Each one is its own app so you have to download each one independently. They are all free to download and use and some of the selections are pretty nice.
Addons for Minecraft
Addons for Minecraft is an app for Minecraft. It features a variety of add-ons. These nifty little mods let you all kinds of things. You can change how mobs look, how your world looks, and more. You can add special items, entire worlds, and more. It’s easy enough to use. Simply pick the add-on that you want and hit install. It should be available the next time you open the game. There are some additional instructions in the app as well. There are a lot of interesting mods here. You can pick it up for free with no in-app purchases.
Builder for Minecraft PE
Price: Free / $2.49
Builder for Minecraft PE is one of the more popular Minecraft apps. Here’s how it works. You can build things inside of this app. We’re talking about buildings, structures, houses, and things like that. Players can then port those items directly into your Minecraft: Pocket Edition game. It also has a selection of pre-built creations for you to use as well. It’ll even back up your map in case you mess things up. The pro version removes ads and adds a few additional features. The developer also has some other Minecraft apps that don’t look too bad.
Price: $6.99 with in-app purchases
Minecraft is the game that most of these Minecraft apps work with. It also helps that the game gets frequent updates with plenty of new content. They dropped the Pocket Edition moniker in late 2017. This version of the game now works with the PC and Xbox One editions of the game. In fact, you can play the same world across all three platforms now. That includes stuff like downloadable content, extra stuff, and you can rent Minecraft servers now. Most of the apps on the list still work with the mobile version of the game at the very least. Otherwise, not too much has changed. You get the game for $6.99 and there are various in-game items that you can buy through the in-app purchases.
Mod-Master for Minecraft PE
Price: Free / $0.99
Mod-Master for Minecraft PE is another of the more powerful Minecraft apps. This one acts as an installer for your mods. It can install almost any add-on, mod, map, seed, server, and more. It can even create servers for you and your friends. The app also comes with information. You can find things like crafting recipes and additional info. It even has a variety of maps, including survival, adventure, parkour, and PvP maps. There are also texture packs. There is a lot here. It’s a free download. You can get the pro version for $0.99 as an in-app purchase.
Mods for Minecraft PE
Price: Free with in-app purchases
Mods for Minecraft PE is a fairly decent selection of various mods for, well, Minecraft. Some of the mod packs include strong lightning, more aggressive mobs, a chair, a sofa, a TV, dinosaurs, and even a FNAF mode. Additionally, there are some tools to help you modify things further and adjust mods as you add them. It also has a world editor. This one is free to use with some optional in-app purchases if you want to use them.
Mods Installer for Minecraft
Mods for Minecraft is yet another of the Minecraft apps for modders. It boasts the ability to install a bunch of mods and add-ons. You can browse mods by search or by category. They should install on their own without too much of a hassle. The developer does note that you’ll need BlockLauncher installed as well for things to go smoothly. Many players already have BlockLauncher installed and it’s one of the better Minecraft apps as well. Anyway, this is good for what it does. It’s also free to download and use as long as you don’t mind a few ads.
Skins Editor 3D
Skins Editor 3D is one of the more competent Minecraft apps for skin editing. You can create and edit your skins through the app with a somewhat decent editor interface. It supports old and new skins (64×32 and 64×64, respectively) and you can find 20,000 more skins online if you don’t want to edit your own. The app is fairly straightforward. You load the skin in, edit it how you want, save it, and then use it in the game. The app is also free with advertisements.
Toolbox for Minecraft PE
Toolbox for Minecraft PE is, well, a tool with a bunch of mods and other items for the game. Some of the features include the ability to heal yourself instantly, switch from creative to survival and back again whenever you want in-game, and there is even a teleportation feature. Some people complain about the rapid build mode, but otherwise the toolbox seems to work rather well. The app is also entirely free with no in-app purchases. There may be ads, though.
UTK.io for Minecraft PE
UTK.io is one of the great Minecraft apps for texture pack fans. It can do more than texture packs. The app can also download maps, mods, and skins. However, the big feature for this one is the texture pack editor. You can modify almost any texture pack to look as you please. The editor is easy enough to use, although it will take a bit to get used to. It also comes with a skin creator, a texture pack creator, and an in-game tuner to tweak the actual game play mechanics. Things like the texture pack editor aren’t super powerful. However, it’s definitely stuff you don’t see every day. The ads are also a little annoying.
See also: The best simulation games for Android
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