Mobile Apps for Teens

Here’s a list of teen-oriented apps to enhance your smartphone or tablet, including eBooks, educational apps and every kind of game under the sun. Scroll to the bottom for some other random apps that might be useful.  It is important to note that app prices do change from time to time.

Featured Apps

Daniel Boone Regional Library
DBRL
Find books, CDs and DVDs, place holds and manage your account.
Hoopla
hoopla-icon125Check out audiobooks, music, movies and television shows.
Overdrive Media Console
OverDrive
Access thousands of library eBooks and audiobooks.
Zinio
ZinioDownload over 100 digital magazines with no due dates.

Books | Educational Apps | Music Apps
Music Games | Word Games | Puzzle Games | Adventure Games
Strategy Games | Role Playing Games | Racing Games | Action Games | Arcade Games
Other Cool Apps

Books

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Educational Apps

  • Algebra Touch
    Algebra TouchIt helps you understand and practice algebra.
    Devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • BeSeen
    BeSeenIt simulates Facebook and teaches you how to be safe online. It may be a good way to prove to your parents that you’re ready for a Facebook account.
    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Da Vinci HD
    Da Vinci HDIt’s a virtual museum of da Vinci’s works.
    Devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Duolingo
    DuolingoIt’s a fun way to learn and practice a new language.
    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • HowStuffWorks for iPad
    HowStuffWorksYou can learn just about anything.
    Devices: iPad (versions also available for iPhone and Android)
  • Species on the Edge
    Species on the EdgeYou can learn about endangered species and see lots of photos of them.Devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Wikipedia Mobile
    Wikipedia MobileIt’s a mobile version of Wikipedia, so it’s easier to use on your mobile device than the website is.
    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Music Apps

  • GarageBand
    GarageBandYou can make music anywhere you go.
    Devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire
  • iHeartRadio
    iHeartRadioYou can listen to radio stations from around the country, or create your own commercial-free station.
    Devices: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire
  • MusicPound
    MusicPoundYou can compare your iTunes music collection to a friend’s.
    Devices: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Pandora Radio
    Pandora RadioYou can create your own radio station.
    Devices: Android, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire
  • Shapemix
    ShapemixYou can mix your own music.
    Devices: iPad; also a version for iPhone called Shapemix Mobile
  • Songify
    SongifyIt turns your spoken words into songs.
    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • SoundHound
    SoundHoundIt identifies music it “hears” through the mic (including if you sing or hum the song), and gives the name, artist, lyrics, and a link to buy the song.
    Devices: Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Music Games

  • Guitar Hero
    Guitar HeroYou can customize your avatar and share your scores on Facebook.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Sing Me Something-Free
    Sing Me Something-FreeChallenge your friends’ music knowledge by picking a tune, singing it and asking them to guess what you sang.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Word Games

  • 7 Little Words
    7 Little WordsIt’s a fun way to improve your vocabulary, and is also available in Spanish and French.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Rhymo
    RhymoA rhyming word game.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Scrabble
    ScrabbleIt’s just like Words With Friends. One advantage is the Teacher Feature, so you can learn what your best move would have been and improve for future games.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • W.E.L.D.E.R.
    W.E.L.D.E.R.A highly-rated game where you form words using the letters on the screen.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Words With Friends
    Words With FriendsPlay against Facebook friends, random opponents, or friends in the same room.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Puzzle Games

  • Symmetry Shuffle
    Symmetry ShuffleImproves your geometry skills in either race mode or solve mode.
    Devices:iPad

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Adventure Games

  • Hamlet!
    Hamlet!A time traveler has to try to save Hamlet’s girlfriend Ophelia in this offbeat adventure game with challenging puzzles.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge
    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s RevengePirates, adventure, and monkeys…enough said.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Strategy Games

  • Anomaly Warzone Earth HD
    Anomaly Warzone Earth HDUse your strategy skills to breach the towers of the attacking aliens.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Fieldrunners HD
    Fieldrunners HDA highly-rated tower defense strategy game.
    Devices:Android, iPad (non-HD versions also available for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad)
  • geoDefense Swarm
    geoDefense SwarmA challenging tower defense strategy game with chat function.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Phone
  • Kingdom Rush
    Kingdom RushA critically-acclaimed tower defense strategy game.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (HD version for iPad)
  • Majesty: the Fantasy Kingdom Sim
    Majesty: the Fantasy Kingdom SimA kingdom-building strategy game where you cannot control your citizens directly but can offer rewards for things you want them to do.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Role Playing Games

  • Aralon: Sword and Shadow HD
    Aralon: Sword and Shadow HDIt’s 3-D, and you can save your game to the Cloud to access it on multiple devices.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Rimelands: Hammer of Thor
    Rimelands: Hammer of ThorAn interesting story and puzzles, as well as magic and steam technology.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Zenonia 2: The Lost Memories
    Zenonia 2: The Lost MemoriesIt’s the sequel to a very popular RPG.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch (not ideal on phones with small screens)

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Racing Games

  • Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
    Asphalt 6: AdrenalineRace through city streets in your dream cars.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Kindle Fire
  • Smash Cops
    Smash CopsChase down runaway criminals while trying to dodge traffic.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Action Games

  • Bug Heroes
    Bug HeroesCharacters include a spider assassin and an armed beetle warrior.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Monster Dash
    Monster DashHero Barry Steakfries shoots monsters in exotic locations.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Super Mega Worm
    Super Mega WormBecome a worm and save the world.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Zombie Gunship
    Zombie GunshipShoot zombies from your aircraft.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Arcade Games

  • Doodle Invasion
    Doodle InvasionUse your doodling skills to save the planet from an alien invasion.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • WackyLands Boss
    WackyLands BossYou get to be the monster in this game.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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Other Apps

  • Bear Grylls – Bear Essentials
    Bear Grylls – Bear EssentialsWilderness survival handbook, plus quizzes and games.
    Devices:iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Color Splash
    Color SplashQuickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white and keeping selective details in color.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
  • Facemakr – Avatar Creator HD
    Facemakr – Avatar Creator HDMake your own avatar for use on social networking sites.
    Devices:iPad (also has an iPhone version, Facemakr – Avatar Creator Pro)
  • Graffiti Spray Can HD
    Graffiti Spray Can HDSpray paint graffiti using your finger.
    Devices:iPad, or non-HD versions for Android and iPhone
  • Otter
    OtterIt prevents texting while driving by sensing when you’re in a moving vehicle and sending an auto-response to friends saying you’ll text them back as soon as you arrive.
    Devices:Android, Blackberry
  • Pinger
    PingerText without cell phone service or charges. It assigns you a random phone number for sending and receiving texts. You can also make free calls to other Pinger users.
    Devices:Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

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