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[definitive] Best Android Apps

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There's a thread dedicated to iPhone apps so I thought about making the same one for Android :)

Post your app list and give a little description of what it does and why you feel it is the best app!

The best apps:

  • TasKiller
  • System Monitor
  • ASTRO File Manager
  • B-Folders - uses AES-256 encryption to securely store personal info.
  • Scan2PDF
  • Music On Demand - free streaming music. Play over 10 million full length songs.
  • Shazam
  • AK Notepad
  • FoodShopper - grocery lists
  • ToDoList
  • Google Search by voice - really cool app!
  • Transport Maps - access a database of public transport maps for every Country/City in the world
  • Units Convert
  • Lockme Widget
  • Sound Manager
  • FTP Server - simple and free FTP server to transfer files on local wi-fi network.
  • Gmote - turns your phone into a remote (media) control for the PC!
  • Nav4All
  • Compass
  • RPN Scientific Calculator
  • News Reader - uses RSS feeds


    Games

    • Blockx 3D - a cool 3D tetris game
    • 2 Player Reaction
    • Chess for Android
    • Bonsai Blast
    • RDC Casino Games
    • Doom for Android!
    • Wolfenstien 3D!
    • Labyrinth - a cool app that makes use of the G-sensor
    • Snake
    • Robo Defence

    Useless or somewhat useful and fun

    [*]Google Sky Map

    [*]Call Faker - need to escape an unpleasant company/conversation? This app will fake a phone call.

    [*]Color Flashlight - lot's of options

    [*]Draw - draw anything you want with your finger on the screen and save a picture

    [*]CoinFlip

    [*]Spin the Bottle

    [*]Dildroid :rofl:

    [*]BioRhythms - app for making a personal forecast

    [*]Spark

    [*]NightClock

    [*]Ruler

    [*]DialDialer

    [*]Whistle

    [*]Piano

    [*]Talking Clock

    [*]Elements - Periodic Table of Elements

    [*]HitIt - if you like drums

    [*]LED Scroller - very customizable, it makes your text scroll like a banner.

    [*]Rock-Paper-Scissors

    [*]Ricky Bobby Soundboard :laugh:

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For Astronomy nuts, Google Sky Map is useful, i cry blasphemy!

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Mute: Just stick a shortcut on your homescreen and it silences everything with a single press

Astro: Great file manager

Barcode Scanner: Useful little utility

Spare Parts: Some advanced tweaks that are pretty awesome

Screenshot (for rooted phones)

Light Racer: Simple but fun

Panda Firewall (think this may need root) awesome app that can block calls and SMS from blacklisted numbers

Shopsavvy: Useful shopping tool

FotMob: Great app for all footy fans

Terminal Emulator (for rooted phones): Fully featured unix terminal emulator. A must for advanced configuration and executing shell scripts

Ultimate Stopwatch: Pretty good timekeeping app

YouTube Downloader: Not available on the Android Market, have to download from a 3rd party website

WikiMobile: Great wikipedia app

Flashlight: Good for those dark spots

Also, if you use the Cyanogen Mod custom ROM series on your jailbroken phone, the Cyanogen Updater is also very good

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Here are some of my most used apps:

ACV - Comic viewer

AndFTP - FTP Client

ConnectBot - SSH Client

handyCalc - Calculator

Locale - Automatically set phone options based on time and location, great for turning off your Ring Tone at work, or at least changing it from Get Low to something a little more work appropriate

Metal Detector - Not very useful but definitely fun to play around with

Phonalyzer - Compiles various stats about your calls into easy to read graphs

SwiFTP - FTP Server

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CyanogenMod update (1touch rooted phones)

MixZing

tunewiki

Weather Widget Donate ( plus forecast add-on)

Appmanager

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Free:

Newspapers

USA Today

Places directory

Movies by flixter

weatherbug

the schwartz unleashed (lightsaber)

Amazon.com app

Phonalyzer

Facebook app

Google talk ( it comes with it...but yeah...awesome)

Google Maps ^

GPS status

Backgrounds

Yellow book

Ringdroid

AK Notepad

Flashlight

Listen

My Account (tmobile)

Myspace app

NY Times

Oi shopping list

Pandora

pdf viewer

Phonebook

Shazam

meridian

ebay pocket auctions

paypal

stocks

Shop Savvy

Twitdroid

Visual Voicemail

Wapedia

Weather widgets (donate)

Spare parts

Gmote

Paid:

Ahome (paid)

Advanced Task Manager (paid)

Better Keyboard (paid)

Buka (paid)

Retro Defesne (paid)

screenshot (paid)

edit: thank god I have apps2sd :laugh:

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TuneWiki.

Beats Pandora any day of the week.

Does Last.FM and several other things.

SO nice.. and it's free, the only advantage for paying 4.99 for it is it removes the ads from the play screen when things are playing.

Meebo IM.

AIM, Facebook, ICQ, MSN, Google Talk, and a whole lot more .. all in one.

Works beautifully.

Barcode scanner.

Scan bar codes, learn about the item.. (Like books and what not..)..

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Tunewiki is nice, but man it eats my battery up majorly..

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I love the barcode app my self.

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Adding another to this list:

ShopSavvy.

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Well this is what I use and consider must haves...you do need Root for some of them.

Android IRC,1.6.8

Bluetooth File Transfer,1.7 (and local/remote browser)

Here I Am,1.1.2 (good for emailing yourself the location you parked your car in a busy field at events etc)

aTrackDog,2.55 (updates apps, exports app lists etc)

Facebook,1.0.1

My Battery Status,2.0.4 (status bar meter)

2G-3G OnOff,1.0.0 widget

AdFree,0.3.1 (adblock for free apps)

Advanced Task Manager,3.6

aDyno,0.01 Beta9

AndFTP,1.0RC11

ASTRO,2.0.2 file manager

Barcode Scanner,3.0

Bedside,2.1.7

beebPlayer,0.5.5

Bluetooth OnOff,1.0.2

Bookmarker,1.0.2

Dizzler,1.0

Glympse,1.12

Google Sky Map,1.2.1

GPS OnOff,1.1.1

GPS Status,3.0.1

Keeper,9_20_09

Layar,2.2.1

Listen,1.0.3.1

Log Collector,1.0.0

LOLcats,1.2.44

Mother TED,1.2.0

Movies,2.0.1

My Tracks,1.0.6

MyBackup Pro,2.0.5

NASAImages,0.9

Pkt Auctions eBay,1.65

Places Directory,1.0.17

Rings Extended,1.1

Screenshot,1.1.0

SetCPU,1.4.1

Shazam,1.1

ShopSavvy,3.5.3

SMS Backup,1.1.0

Sticky Note,1.1.6

StreamFurious,1.0.3

tCalendarWidget,1.0.6

TextTalker,1.1

Ultimate Stopwatch,2.1.0

Wifi Analyzer,1.10

WiFi OnOff,1.2.0

WikiMobile,1.21

Wireless Tether for Root Users,1.60-pre3

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any new stuff for android? this hasn't been updated since October 09 :(

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Some apps that I didn't see on the list:

Weather Widget - Donate (displays weather and time)

Swype (alternative keyboard that allows you swype letters instead of type them)

Dolphin Browser (alternative browser)

Google Goggles (get information about an item you take a picture of)

NESoid (NES emulator)

SNESoid (SNES emulator)

PdaNet (tether your phone with a computer)

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Nubinews - RSS Reader

ConnectBot - SSH Client

Steel - Alternative Android browser (fast app!)

BeebPlayer - BBC iPlayer app (Unofficial)

K-9 Mail - Mail client with push support

Reddit Is Fun - Reddit reader

Telegraph - Nice news app from telegraph.co.uk

I don't use many apps.

Edited by Zer0day

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Does anyone know of a good PDF reader for htc hero which supports bookmarks?

Been looking around for one, but can't seem to find it unless i pay.

Just want to make sure there isn't a free one before i go for the pay app.

Hope anyone has some recommendations.

Best Regards

Jethro

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SweetDreams

The big winner in the second Android Developers Challenge (ADC2), SweetDreams, is now available for download. Designed to allow its users to go to bed without worrying about getting calls in the middle of the night, SweetDreams, packs a ton of options into a relatively small (2MB) app.

Tell SweetDreams what time you go to bed and when you typically wake up and the rest is downhill. Customization features include toggling WiFi, Bluetooth, turning off the screen, notifications, and more. Not only does this work based on your preset time, but location also plays into SweetDreams. Users can also set specific spots on the map for when they want the app to be activated. Another cool feature is the ability to adjust motion and sound settings. Want your phone to wake up as soon as you grab it off the night stand? Presto! Likewise, you can also have your phone woken up by the alarm clock or rooster outside.

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Replica Island - Great game, feels polished unlike almost every other Android app I've used (exceptions being Facebook and the Clock on the N1). If only it didn't keep crashing on my phone.

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Ok, this is a MUST have application.

CallTrack

CallTrack logs your phone activity to your Google Calendar. You can select the type of calls to log (incoming, outgoing, and missed) and the calendar to log them in.

You can also dump your current call log to your calendar.

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One note: before you should create another separate calendar just for the logs, otherwise it will become a mess.

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I've pretty much stuck with the same apps.

I'll try things now and again, but these I must have each time I reload my phone.

Free Apps:

Entertainment:

Pandora

iHeartRadio

tv.COM

E! (Gotta love the gossip)

Games:

Frozen Bubble

Robo Defense (Both free and Paid)

Utilities:

Astro (File Manager, a must have)

Google Voice

Astrid (Task Management Software)

Wifi Tether (Requires Root)

Home++ (This is a beta product so it's free for now. It's rather decent something unlike the other home replacements)

Paid

Utilities:

GDE (Home replacement)

Games:

Robo Defense

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Wireless Tether for root users is probably the best application ever - gives my iPad internet. :D

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SweetDreams

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I am using Timeriffic instead.

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Just found SMS Backup (Y)

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Are there any radio apps similar to Wunder radio?

Can't find iheartradio on the market :pinch:

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KeyRing - No more carrying around a wallet of membership cards. Use this app to scan your cards and have them all on your phone.

Also, to all who are using some sort of "Task Killer", stop. All it does is run in the background and kill your battery faster. The android system is not like windows, and killing programs just for "space" is not the smartest option, and can leave your android system not working properly. With 2.1 update, they included in settings now, at least on my HTC Hero, a option/program called Running Services, which lets you see which services are running, and to close them out if you would like. There are certain services though that rely on each other, and closing 1 service out could make multiple programs not work. Remember, Android is based off of Linux.

As for free games, I have just gotten into 2 which are great.

Project INF - free multiplayer online game. Create a character, tap the screen to move and shoot, build up levels and play capture the flag against up to 36 other players.

Super KO Boxing - like punch out for your phone.

For other apps, I use:

Wifi Buddy- finds wifi around and auto connects if it can.

apps organizer- create folders for all your apps easily, with nice icons to go on desktop.

Google Goggles - like barcode scanner, but instead of a barcode, you take a picture of said item.

Scanner Radio- Lets you listen to police and emergency scanners around your area or others.

Speed Test- Test the connection of your wireless signal.

If you have kids and sometimes let them be entertained by your phone

Toddler Lock- locks the screen but makes it draw and puts images when a button is pressed

Shark - Game - a game of chance, press the sharks tooth, which one will make him bite!?

Throw a Panda - good mini game that a kid will like.

I Wish these phones came with a IR sensor/transmitter, then we could control our TV's and such with ease.

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KeyRing - No more carrying around a wallet of membership cards. Use this app to scan your cards and have them all on your phone.

Also, to all who are using some sort of "Task Killer", stop. All it does is run in the background and kill your battery faster. The android system is not like windows, and killing programs just for "space" is not the smartest option, and can leave your android system not working properly. With 2.1 update, they included in settings now, at least on my HTC Hero, a option/program called Running Services, which lets you see which services are running, and to close them out if you would like. There are certain services though that rely on each other, and closing 1 service out could make multiple programs not work. Remember, Android is based off of Linux.

As for free games, I have just gotten into 2 which are great.

Project INF - free multiplayer online game. Create a character, tap the screen to move and shoot, build up levels and play capture the flag against up to 36 other players.

Super KO Boxing - like punch out for your phone.

For other apps, I use:

Wifi Buddy- finds wifi around and auto connects if it can.

apps organizer- create folders for all your apps easily, with nice icons to go on desktop.

Google Goggles - like barcode scanner, but instead of a barcode, you take a picture of said item.

Scanner Radio- Lets you listen to police and emergency scanners around your area or others.

Speed Test- Test the connection of your wireless signal.

J

If you have kids and sometimes let them be entertained by your phone

Toddler Lock- locks the screen but makes it draw and puts images when a button is pressed

Shark - Game - a game of chance, press the sharks tooth, which one will make him bite!?

Throw a Panda - good mini game that a kid will like.

I Wish these phones came with a IR sensor/transmitter, then we could control our TV's and such with ease.

The task killer kills itself too, I thought.

Anyway I've only had my Moment a week. Can somebody explain what it means to root your phone.

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