Instead of trying to write an endless list of apps for Android here are the apps I actually use.
Ive started to add links to the Android market and followed by a one line description (when relevant) and then a section at the end apps recommended through the comments on this blog; if you have an app you think should be included speak out via the comments.
I will arrange these into categories but for now here’s a list to get started!
- Adobe Reader, I don’t really view PDFs on my phone but have it installed just in case.
- Amazon Kindle, I used to use this to read some of the free classic books.
- Barcode Scanner, simple barcode scanning for Google Product searches.
- BBC News, it’s a nice overview of the BBC news stories; shame it doen’t include weather.
- Blogger, helps me blog to another blog on the go.
- BookmarkSB, a simple backup to SD card of my browser bookmarks.
- Books, I’ve only recently started to use Google Books; seems good.
- Bubble, a super simple spirit level app.
- Catch, I started using this instead of Evernote on my G1 so have stuck with it; notes in the cloud.
- Chess, one of the original Android games and plays a pretty mean game.
- ChromeMarks Lite, access to my Chrome Bookmarks on the move.
- Compass, a great compass app.
- Documents To Go, for viewing office docs.
- ECB Cricket, I like to follow England cricket matches.
- File Manager, this is free and just as good ,in my opinion, as Root Explorer.
- FixedGears, small app for calculating gear ratios for my bicycles,
- Flashlight, Flashlight with lots of options, including screen light.
- Google Docs
- Google Maps
- GPSies, social routes and mapping.
- gStrings Free, a small tuner app to tune my uke or my girlfriends guitar.
- Guardian, access to The Guardian news.
- HRnavi, an app for my Bluetooth Polar Heart Rate Monitor.
- Instant Heart Rate, a quick heart rate monitor that uses the camera and led; very smart!
- MultiTouch Tester
- MultiTouch Tester Lite
- My Tracks
- OI File Manager
- Pool Master Pro
- Retro Camera
- Simple Darts – Dart Scoring
- SMS Backup +
- Speedx 3D
- Stopwatch & Timer
- Time Recording – Timesheet App
- Toddler Lock
- Unit Converter
- Zemna AppList Backup
Oh yes and FlashPlayer for ARMv6
Apps recommended by the blog readers
This section’s for your recommendations so let me know what you think should be in here!