Android Appalooza Music: PlayerPro

Music’s an integral part of the Android experience, but both the vanilla Android player and the players that vendors offer tend to be on the bland side. PlayerPro goes the extra distance offering album art, lock screen widgets and skins.

It’s not free — PlayerPro will set you back $4.99, but it’s both a great player to look at and an easy one to use whether you favour widgets or the fullscreen interface. It supports skins to make it your very own player and automatically downloads artwork for the albums it detects — it’s pretty good at this but not foolproof — and also does a fair job as a video player. [PlayerPro]