Sunday, April 3, 2011

Favorite Android Apps

Android apps I use and recommend (with links to Android Market):
  • AContact (new!)
    Advanced Contact management
  • Adobe Flash Player
    View website Flash content
  • AndFTP
    Download and upload files by FTP
  • Antennas
    Display nearby cellular towers and signal strength
  • App Cache Cleaner
    Free up memory by clearing cached data
  • BeyondPod
    Best podcatcher for Android (download or stream podcasts)
  • B&H Photo Video Pro Audio (new!)
    online source of photo, video, audio, computers, and more
  • Blogger
    Update your Google Blog from Android
  • Chrome to Phone
    Send content to Android from Google Chrome browser on your PC
  • ColorDict Dictionary Translate
    Excellent customizable dictionary, translations too
  • ConvertPad - Unit Converter
    Wide range of unit conversions
  • Craigslist Notification
    Automatic search for stuff on craigslist
  • dMarks (new!)
    Best way to access and manage Browser Bookmarks
  • Docs (new!)
    Google has finally made Docs relevant to Android
  • Download All Files (new!)
    Makes it possible to download pretty much anything
  • eBay (new!)
    The official app is now pretty good
  • Equalizer
    Adjust frequencies and sound effects (Gingerbread and later)
  • ES File Explorer
    Best file manager for Android
  • exoScribe (new!)
    Save and edit notes as regular text files (unlike other apps)
  • Fandango (new!)
    Buy movie tickets online
  • GasBuddy
    Check gas station prices around you
  • Gesture Search
    Great way to access your Apps, Bookmarks, Contacts, etc
  • Go SMS Pro
    Messaging redefined, powerful and flexible
  • Google Voice
    Voice telephony redefined, excellent
  • GPS Test (new!)
    Detailed GPS information, including exact location and time
  • Groundhog Newreader
    Best Usenet article reader for Android
  • Groupon (new!)
    Must have for Groupon junkies
  • IMDb
    Internet Movie Database, reference for movies
  • KeePassDroid
    Securely manage and share passwords between Android and PC
  • Log Collector
    Send Android System Log to developer after an app crashes
  • MortPlayer Audio Book
    Best audio book player for Android
  • Movies
    Flixster movie app, reviews, showtimes, and more
  • Music (Google Beta) (new!)
    Stream your music from the cloud
  • My Tracks
    Google app great for hiking, records your track
  • NetCounter
    Keeps track of wireless data usage
  • Newegg (new!)
    One of the best sellers of electronic gear on the Internet
  • NoLED (new!)
    Display notifications over your lock screen
  • OpenTable
    Find restaurants and make reservations
  • Pandora
    Awesome free music streaming service
  • Prey
    Protects your Android against theft or loss
  • QuickMark (new!)
    Best QR code scanner and generator for Android
  • QuickPic
    Image viewer that's elegant, efficient, and faster than stock Gallery app
  • RepliGo Reader
    Best way to view PDF documents on Android (better than Adobe)
  • SendContact (new!) Share your contacts in various ways
  • Shaddapp (new!)
    Best app sharing for Android
  • Shopper
    Google's nice shopping app, look up products by bar code
  • SoundHound
    Amazing way to recognize and identify songs
  • Speed Test
    Check your wireless data speed
  • Starbucks
    Official way to pay and to manage your account
  • Superpages
    Online yellow pages
  • Swype
    Great keyboard alternative, tracing faster than typing
  • TuneIn Radio
    Excellent Internet radio
  • Widgetsoid
    Great way to control your Android from Notification Bar
  • Wifi Analyzer
    Display nearby Wi-Fi access points and signal strength
  • Yelp
    Local merchants with ratings
So which Android smartphone do I use?
Nexus S, pure Android, best smartphone for my needs.

Updated: October 23, 2011