Ten Strange and Unusual Smartphone Apps

Are you a strange and unusual person? Well, you’re in luck if you’re looking for some new mobile apps for your smartphone or tablet. With so many available these days, it can be hard to find the ones that are really worth your time. Have no fear. Whatever mobile device you like to use the most, we have a list of ten amazing apps you need to download right away.

Meal Snap

Available for the iPhone, this smartphone app is a bit pricey at $2.99, but if you’re on a diet or trying to watch your weight, it’s indispensable. All you need to do is snap a photo of the food you’re eating and it will do the work to find out the number of calories you’re going to be consuming. Does that donut still look good?


Okay, maybe this Android app isn’t exactly useful, but it can definitely go into the strange and unusual category – if you’re above the age of 12 years old! The best part is that this one is free.

Creepy Dolls

Remember the Chucky movies? If so, you’re going to like this strange app that displays a creepy doll on your homescreen. It moves when you shake the phone too, which is cool.


Star Trek fans need no explanation for this one, but the twist is that it’s actually useful in today’s day and age!

Easy Metal Detector Lite

You never know what you might find with this wonderfully strange mobile app that can actually detect metal in the ground – or at least near the surface of the ground.

Smoke Detector

Smoke Detector is an Android app. It can detect the smoke and control the LED light. With the help of this app, you can protect you and your family in any dangerous situation that could happen with over running of a pressure cooker or burning of any modern cooking and frying appliance by detecting the smoke.

My Magic 8 Ball

Whether or not you believe in the “magic” this app will answer your questions when you shake the phone or tablet.


Beer lovers must have this on their iPhone or iPad. It makes your phone look like a glass of beer. You can actually tip it back and “pour” the beer into your mouth.

Carrr Matey

Not only will this app find your car, it will do so using a pirate voice. What’s more strange than that? Not much, Matey!

Bic Concert Lighter

Tired of burning your fingers at concerts when you want an encore? Try out this app from Bic that simulates a lighter that you can hold high.

The Schwartz Unsheathed

You’ll need to be a fan of Spaceballs the movie to “get” this one, but it’s definitely strange.


If you’ve used any of the unusual apps above – or know of some that we missed – be sure to leave us a comment and let us know. When it comes to the strange things you can put on mobile devices, the more the merrier!