The main attraction of the smartphone systems available in the market is the ability of users to install applications. The ability of users to install applications on their phones is essentially what makes smarphones “smart”. The range of applications available is quite wide and they number in the tens of thousands to the millions.
Here is a list of some of the free applications I have found to be the most useful on Android:
I guess one does not need introduction to what the Facebook app is for. It is more of a necessity than choice, as this app can be quite slow loading content.
Evernote is great for working on ideas, collecting images, notes, voice recording and more. It also syncs to your desktop and laptop, wherever you have the Evernote client installed.
Skitch works well as a companion to Evernote so you can add sketches to your notes.
- Astro File Manager
If you need access to file system to delete/transfer files, Astro is excellent. It has support for Bluetooth and even SMB.
I have been using Rockplayer to watch movies and it’s a great player, except it locked up in my HTC One X, requiring a hard reset. However, it worked flawlessly on my Acer A500 Tablet.
Because of the problems I have had with Rockplayer, I am currently using VLC on my phone.
An excellent app for managing multiple Twitter accounts from the same interface. Can also post on Facebook as well.
- Power Toggles
A widget for notification area of your phone to allow you to manage your phone settings with just one tap, eg wifi, bluetooth, GPS, NFC, Ringer, etc
- Barcode Scanner
Great app for scanning barcodes.
- Circle Battery Widget
See how much battery charge you have left at a glance.
Works well with desktop browser and synchronises bookmarks and tabs from other devices.
- Mighty Text
Allows you to read all texts received on your phone and reply to them using your desktop/laptop computers.
- Sketchbook Mobile Express
A sketching application from Autodesk. One of the best I have used.
Great for managing your WordPress blog. Also capable of managing multiple accounts/domains.
Hope you find something useful here.