What are the best Tools to develop Android apps?

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    #1Android Studio

    Android Studio

    Android Studio is the official Android app integrated development environment (IDE). Use it together with other specialized tools to come up with your own Android app. Download it on your Windows, Mac or Linux computer for free.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Michael Franklin
    Written on October 17, 2017
    "From the page itself, "Android Studio provides the fastest tools for building apps on every type of Android device." Ignoring the grammatical error, on instead of for, I would say that this looks to be a good tool for developing apps for Android. Having not tried it myself, all I can say is that I would still recommend giving it a try. I might sometime try it myself."
  2. 8

    #2Postman

    Postman
    With this software, you can build, test, and document your APIs faster. More than three million developers do.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Other Platform

    Free

    Tyler Adams
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "Postman is a unique API that gives you some tools for managing your API tests and documents. It is a fairly well built app but it doesn't have a whole lot of features yet. It is sort of bare bones but it might be worth it depending on what exactly your looking for."
  3. 7

    #3Genymotion

    Genymotion

    Genymotion is simple to use, simple to set up and feature-rich AndroidVM emulator. It is developed to help app developers test their products. It has a free trial available and two paid versions.

    Online Tools

    $136- Varies by plan

    Ethan Williamson
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I have been looking into App development and Genymotion caught my eye because of its free version. There are a lot of free features that are pretty useful and very easy to use. You can upgrade if you want, but don't have to."
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    #4Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow
    Stack Overflow is the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. It was founded in 2008 which contains questions and answers by the users.
    Websites

    Free

    Charles Gordon
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "I'm new to developing android apps. I was told by a friend of mine that I should try Stack Overflow to help me learn. It's going to be a long process to become good at it, but with my friends help and Stack Overflow I think I'll be just fine. I'm looking forward to creating things that people enjoy."
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    #5IntelliJ IDEA

    IntelliJ IDEA
    IntelliJ IDEA is an IDE for the JVM platform created by JetBbrains. It features coding assistance, built-in tools and integration and plugin ecosystem, supporting a lot of languages and frameworks. It has a free version and a paid subscription version. 
     
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.9- Varies by plan

    Rogelio Vega
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "I program using the JVM Platform and IntelliJ IDEA is the best IDE for my use. It has all the tools I need and runs swiftly when I code"
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    #6Eclipse + Android Development Tools plugin

    Eclipse + Android Development Tools plugin
    Eclipse can accept the Android plugin for developing apps on this system. This plugin is called Android Development Tools (ADT) and extends the features of Eclipse IDE and let you start quickly to create and develop your own Android apps.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Graciela Quezada
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "The Eclipse plugin really works for me. When I wanted to develop my own app for my phone, I didn't know where to start. Once I installed the plugin, it gave me all the tools I needed to create the app. I'm really happy with the app I created and am even thinking about marketing it. Great tools!"
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    #7Official Android SDK Emulator w/HAXM

    Official Android SDK Emulator w/HAXM

    Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA that offers powerful code editor and developer tools.

    Software

    Other Platform

    Free

    Andrew Pierce
    Written on October 15, 2017
    "I wanted to create an app to log dog walks. I wanted my developer to use only the best tools so I required that the Official Android SDK Emulator w/HAXM be used when I posted the job listing."

Summary

Best What are the best Tools to develop Android apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Android StudioSoftware 11 Free
2PostmanSoftware 8 Free
3GenymotionOnline Tools 7 Paid
4Stack OverflowWebsites 4 Free
5IntelliJ IDEASoftware 3 Paid
6Eclipse + Android Development Tools pluginSoftware 3 Free
7Official Android SDK Emulator w/HAXMSoftware 0 Free
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