Top Android apps

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Here are some very useful Android apps:


[edit] Social media

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

[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

[edit] Online shopping

  • eBay
  • PayPal - client for your PayPal account
  • Barcode scanner
  • Key Ring - store credit cards, frequent buyers etc.

[edit] Media, music, video, books

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

[edit] News

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

[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

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

[edit] Systems and app management

  • 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

[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.

[edit] Navigation

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

[edit] Weather

  • Predictwind - very accurate wind forecasts, excellent for kitesurfing
  • The Weather Channel - customised weather updates in various locations
  • Finance - Google finance client for accessing share prices etc.
  • Dolphin Browser - fantastic browser that has tabbed browsing, good bookmark feature and is easy to use

Navigation - a tool for navigation - to contacts, or speak a destination, or to stored locations Wind Alert - get information on wind reports for locations you define

[edit] Communications

  • Skype
  • Google Talk - IM client

[edit] External links

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