Even with all this Super Mario Run, Pokémon Go, Clash Royale and Clash of Clans craziness, Minecraft Pocket Edition players are still going strong at it. In fact, last year, shortly before the release of Pokémon GO, even the classic Gameboy Pokémon game became playable inside Minecraft.
No other mobile game has had the same durable success for years. On Minecraft the limit is your imagination, and there's no limit to that. That's the reason why it is so addictive, right?
Crafting things is an essential part of the game, and it's community - and in the same spirit, many developers have created several interesting companion apps - or Craft Tools as we like to call them - over the years.
So, here's our selection of the Top 10 Minecraft Tools for Minecraft Pocket Edition (MCPE)!
1. MCPE Master
This app will assist you in "achieving all your creative ideas in Minecraft PE", according to the official description. It combines features of an Editor and a Launcher, since it allows you to swap and import maps, skins and JS files. It will also serve as a skins, textures and addons resource library for Minecraft PE. It's powerful tool in the hands of a Minecraft player committed to putting his ideas into practice. That's why it sits at the top of this list.
You can now invite friends from all over the world to play Minecraft Pocket Edition (MCPE) online at anytime, anywhere. This allows you to host a Minecraft server within seconds, and then invite your friends directly from Facebook, Twitter or other social channels.
This app is basically a huge encyclopedia of everything Minecraft. It has a description of a huge number of Minecraft items. And it even has a nice tutorial section. This is a must-have for all the newbies, but may also be helpful for more seasoned players.
There's nothing like a mod to make a game interesting again when you get tired of the vanilla version. BlockLauncher is an app that allows you to launch MineCraft PE with the mods you want, and also to tweak small details, and apply skins. It's a great tool for those who want to try something new on Minecraft!
It's meant to be used with BlockLauncher, and basically allows you to add any mod from a list. It's the quickest way to get started in using Minecraft mods!
6. Skin Editor
An amazing app that allows you to design your own skins to be applied to the Minecraft blocky avatars. It even has a nice feature of exporting to BlockLauncher - even though you can export directly to Minecraft PE.
This mod is made to be used with BlockLauncher, and basically allows you to play with characters from GTA V, and also adds many objects from the game. It's worth a try if you're a fan of GTA V as well as Minecraft.
This is an incredible app that allows you to host mobile servers locally via WiFi, or remotely via 3G/4G. It has a nice system to manage the users on your server, including the ability to kick them out if they misbehave.
This is an essential tool. It allows you to receive live information about your favourite MCPE servers. It shows you how many players are on that server and it's latency. It will also allow you to create a list of favourite servers.
This app will allow you to preview how skins will look like in Minecraft. It saves you a lot of time if you want to try many different skins before implementing it!
The vibrant Minecraft community is always producing new maps. With this app you'll get access to a HUGE (more than 7000!) list of maps for you to try on Minecraft PE.