We all use smartphones to make our lives easier and gamers are no exception as there are thousands of apps available for all sorts of games and player needs. Today, we are giving 5 of our favorites for you to consider. All of our recommendations are free to own with a large number of downloads and high ratings from their users. Like, Comment, and Share with us your favorite apps for gamers below.
1. MTG Familiar
Available on Android only.Described as "A powerful utility app for Magic: The Gathering" MTG Familiar provides a long list of valuable tools for Magic players of every caliber. These features include life counters, dice roller, and a round timer. With an internet connection you can also look up individual cards, real time prices from TCG Player, compare card value for trades, and lookup the official rules of Magic: The Gathering. The app has over 100 thousand downloads on the Google Play Store and with a 4.6 stars out of 5 average rating almost all of its users love the app. This is an app we here at Inked Gaming use ourselves and we highly recommend it. MTG Familiar can also be used for any other table top game that you need life counters or dice for, which makes it a versatile and powerful app for the discerning table top gamer
2. Twitch.tv App
The popular streaming website offers a great app for Android and Apple devices. The Twitch app includes live and recorded broadcasts of your favorite games, players and Esports events, along with interactive shows by the top developers in the video game industry, and a fully functional chat system. Want to watch the Magic Pro Tour this weekend? How about your favorite Starcraft streamer? No problem, you can pop open the Twitch app any time, anywhere to search for and watch streams. This is an app that every gamer should have to enjoy their favorite past time. Twitch for Android has an impressive 4.7 out of 5 star rating with over 5 million downloads on the Google Play Store.
3. Steam and the Steam Mobile App
Every self respecting PC gamer knows what Steam is, but for you tabletop and console gamers unfamiliar with it, Steam is a game distribution and social media program. It lets you buy, download, and update games all in one place along with providing a friends list, messaging system, and user groups for players to join and chat about news and games. With the Steam mobile app you can participate in the Steam community by chatting with your friends, joining groups and browsing user profiles. You can also read the latest gaming news and keep an eye on the unbeatable (and slightly addicting) sales from Steam. With over 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store alone, the Steam app has a 4.3 rating out of 5 stars and is available for free on Android and Apple marketplaces.
4. Xbox SmartGlass and the PlayStation App
The console apps are great for anyone who owns an Xbox or PlayStation. Want to watch your friends sweet new clips fromHalo? How about setting up that Destiny Raid this weekend with your clan? Just fire up the app, watch some clips of your friends, send out your messages, and you are done. The apps let you take full advantage of your friends lists, activity feeds, and even lets your browse the respective stores for games, demos, movies and apps. If you see something you like, you can purchase it using the app and have it added to your system so it is ready next time you log on. The apps are available on for both Apple and Android phones and have over 11 million combined downloads on the Google Play Store with the Xbox app having a slight rating advantage of 4.4 to PlayStation's 4.2.
5. IGN Entertainment App
IGN is an online news and entertainment site that offers gamers a place to read reviews and watch trailers of games and movies. You can read blogs or game guides, watch videos and listen to podcasts to make sure you will enjoy any game you pick up for youself or your gamer friends and family. The IGN app gives you access to all of these amazing resources. When you first download it, the app asks you a small set of questions about your interests. PC or Console? Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo? Favorite types of games? You get to tailor your experience to see only what you are interested in. We love to use the app to keep up to date with release dates, and reviews and updates for our favorite games. The app is available for download on both Apple and Android phones and has over a million downloads on the Google Play Store with a 3.8 average rating.
Now that you have seen our list for recommended gamer apps, Share and Comment on your favorites, and if we missed an amazing app that you love to use, let us know in the comments section below.