Recommended Apps

Having trouble finding fun and/or useful apps for your Android device? This is a list of the most useful, high quality apps I have found so far. By no means is this a comprehensive list of all the best apps available, but it should help get you started.

I will be using appbrain install links whenever possible. You can install the apps through appbrain, or by using a barcode scanner if you don’t have an appbrain account. Selecting these install links from your phone will redirect you straight to the android market. All install links are free unless noted otherwise.

Google Apps:

Official Google Android Apps Page

Google Maps | official page | install

Google Voice | official page | install

Google Goggles | official page | install

Shopper | official page | install

Google Chrome to Phone | official page | chrome extension | firefox add-on | install

Gesture Search | official page | install

Google Skymap | official page | install

Google Translate | install

Google Earth | official page | install

Homescreen replacements:

LauncherPro | official page | install

ADW.Launcher | official page | install

SlideScreen | official page | install(free) | install(paid)

Keyboard Replacements:

HTC IME Keyboard Mod | official page | not on market

Swype | official page | not on market, register for beta here

SlideIT | official page | install demo (free) | install full (paid)

Better Keyboard | official page | install (paid)

Productivity Apps:

ASTRO file manager | official page | install (free) | install (ad-free, paid)

RealCalc Scientific Calculator | official page | install

Shopping / Barcode Scanners:

Barcode Scanner | official page | install

ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner | official page | install

Social Apps:

Seesmic | official page | install

Twitter (official) | official page | install

Twidroyd | official page | install (free) | install (paid)

Touiteur | official page | install (free) | install (paid)

Facebook (official) | official page | install

Myspace Mobile (official) | official page | install

Reddit is Fun | official page | install(free) | install (donation)

Ebook Reader / Reference Apps:

Aldiko | official page | install(free) | install (paid)

Kindle for Android | official page | install

Nook for Android | official page | install

Laputa Reader | official page | install

Wapedia | official page | install

Quickpedia | official page | install

Dictionary.com | official page | install

News / Weather:

World Newspapers | official site | install(free) | install(paid)

The Weather Channel | official site | install

Weatherbug | official site | install(free) | install(paid)

Apps for root users:

***WARNING: The following apps will not work properly on stock Android phones. If your phone is not rooted, or you don’t know what “rooting” means, please don’t install these apps***

Titanium Backup | official page | install

ROM Manager | official page | install(free) | install(paid)

Cachemate | official page | install(free) | install(paid)

Drocap2 | install

Move Cache ( a.k.a TA utility) | official page | install


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