Top Android apps

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Here are some very useful Android apps:

Contents

[edit] Social media

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • Hootsuite
  • Tweetdeck
  • LinkedIn
  • Blogger
  • Bitdroid - client for Bit.ly

[edit] Security and antivirus

  • Lookout
  • Find my Droid - a marvellous application for locating a lost phone (even if muted) by sending it an SMS
  • Mydlink lite - remote access to Dlink video webcam

[edit] Emergency management

  • FEMA
  • Emergency

[edit] Cloud storage

  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft Skydrive
  • Dropbox - access a "Dropbox" web folder for your documents, accessible across many devices and via a browser

[edit] File management

  • Astro - file manager
  • ES File Explorer

[edit] Online shopping

  • eBay
  • PayPal - client for your PayPal account
  • Barcode scanner
  • Key Ring - store credit cards, frequent buyers etc
  • Goggles (Google)

[edit] Media, music, video, books

  • Play music (Google)
  • Play books (Google)
  • BeyondPod - download and listen to podcasts
  • Youtube
  • TuneIn radio

[edit] News

  • ABC
  • BBC News
  • LA Times
  • Flipboard
  • Huffpost
  • CNN
  • Currents (Google)
  • Google Reader (RSS)
  • NYTimes
  • Wash Post
  • SFGate.com

[edit] Browsers and Internet

  • Dolphin - tabbed browser
  • Chrome (Google) - tabbed browser
  • Firefox
  • Analytics (Google)

[edit] Email

  • Gmail
  • K-9 Mail
  • Email (standard app)

[edit] Productivity, tasks, notes

  • Catch - notes, photos etc
  • Memento - a great database application that syncs with Google docs spreadsheets, complete with templates
  • Evernote - notes, photos etc
  • GTasks - task manager that syncs with Google Tasks
  • Inserty - define custom text snippets to insert into messages, and even include your current GPS coordinates
  • Pocket - store personal information securely (can use Dropbox)
  • Stopwatch
  • Clock - includes alarms
  • Calculator
  • World clock

[edit] Travel

  • Offi - public transport services and maps
  • Tripit - travel organiser
  • Expensify - travel expenses
  • Currency converter
  • Translate (Google)

Tip: check for transport apps for cities you visit, e.g.: Los Angeles Transit, Los Angeles subway map, Paris Transport, DC Metro Transit

[edit] Systems and app management

  • Play store - download apps and other content
  • Advanced Task Killer - allows you to kill running apps to lighten battery usage. Very handy, and you can specify which apps to leave running.
  • Chargebar - displays battery remaining
  • Apex Launcher - custom launcher
  • Onavo Count - manage data usage
  • Android Assistant - manage phone setting and apps
  • Juice Defender - manage power use
  • Swype keyboard - cannot install from Play store
  • Data ON-OFF (toggle data usage)

[edit] Interesting apps

  • Earthquake
  • Google sky maps - simply stunning. Hold your phone up to the sky at night and see which constellations, stars and planets are there.
  • Ancestry - family tree

[edit] Office and documents

  • Documents to Go - provides access to MS Office documents and PDF files. The only application I have bought.
  • Adobe Reader
  • Kingsoft Office

[edit] Navigation

  • Google Maps - access to Google maps functions and integration with GPS
  • Navigation (Google)
  • Copilot GPS
  • Route 66
  • Earth (Google)
  • Lat long calculator
  • Compass
  • Coord Transform

[edit] Weather

  • Predictwind - very accurate wind forecasts, excellent for kitesurfing
  • Weatherzone - customised weather updates in various locations (good widget)

[edit] Communications

  • Skype
  • Google Talk - IM client

[edit] Games

  • Angry birds
  • Air Control Lite

[edit] General

  • Brightest flashlight
  • Finance (Google)

[edit] External links

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