Updated by Robert Scoble on Jan 23, 2015
Top Android Apps
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Robert Scoble

Top Android Apps

Crowd sourced list of apps recommended for the Android phone.
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  1. 1  Google Maps

    Google Maps

    Turn-by-turn navigation and more. Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps

  2. 2  Dropbox client

    Dropbox client

    Dropbox is the easiest way to store, sync, and, share files online. There's no complicated interface to learn. Dropbox works seamlessly with your operating system and automatically makes sure your files are up-to-date. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

  3. 3  Astrid


    and it syncs with RememberTheMilk! Astrid is a todo list / task tracking system for Google's Android platform built with your productivity in mind. Astrid's goal is to be simple to use with the features you need to stay productive and get things done.

  4. 4  Google Voice

    Google Voice

    One of the best apps and integrations to come to your phone. Exclusive on the andriod for now and give you true number portability.

  5. 5  Shazam


    Find the name and other info of songs you hear on the radio and in other places.

  6. 6  Barcode Scanner

    Barcode Scanner

    Scan barcodes on CDs, books, and other products, then look up prices and reviews, or search for a word in a book and find where it occurs. You can also scan QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, calendar events, etc.

  7. 7  google sky map

    google sky map

    View the night sky; identify constellations & plans.

  8. 8  Google Docs

    Google Docs

    Access your Google docs files on the go.

  9. 9  AppBrain


    AppBrain makes it much easier to pick and install apps from the web. Also it's really cool to share the list of apps I have installed with friends over twitter.

  10. 10  Gist


    The Gist Android App is here! You can now see complete business profiles for your contacts including updates from social networks like Facebook and Twitter, mentions in the news, and email correspondence across inboxes.

    Presented in context around an upcoming meeting or recent status update, Gist puts the most important information about important contacts at your fingertips.

  11. 11  ASTRO File Manager

    ASTRO File Manager

    ASTRO File Manager helps turns your phone from a toy to a tool.

  12. 12  Service Tattler

    Service Tattler

    Easy to create mobile service reviews. Supports foursquare checkins. As you rate service it changes your tip. Share your service reviews with your friends on your twitter feed, find places that have good service. Free on Android Market.

  13. 13  LauncherPro


    Really fast home screen replacement. Supports up to 7 screens, customizable icon dock at bottom.

  14. 14  Handcent


    It took me a while before i installed this one, but im not regretting it. It copies the iPhone style of SMS 'chat' and includes neat popups so you don't need to switch apps when a txt comes in. Brilliant!

  15. 15  Springpad


    Springpad makes it easy to save notes, products and places you want to remember

  16. 16  Google Googles

    Google Googles

    Use your camera. Aim it at objects and Google will try to find you more information about that object.

  17. 17  Foursquare


    Foursquare is how you let your friends know your location. Plus you get lots of offers that can save you money and tips show you more about the location you're in.

  18. 18  Aldiko


    Aldiko is an ebook reader, works brilliantly and reads a few formats (though epub is best)

  19. 19  Pandora


    Pandora lets you listen to free music.

  20. 20  Evernote


    Evernote for Android lets you capture your ideas, experiences, and inspirations as the happen, wherever you find yourself. Then easily search and find all your notes, even those created using Evernote on your desktop.

  21. 21  Seesmic


    Seesmic is my favorite way to read Twitter.

  22. 22  My Tracks

    My Tracks

    My Tracks is an application for your AndroidTM phone that enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics – such as time, speed, distance, and elevation – while hiking, biking, running or participating in other outdoor activities. Once recorded, you can share your tracks, upload them to Google Spreadsheets and visualize them on Google My Maps.

  23. 23  3banana Notes

    3banana Notes

    Capture what matters with 3banana. Notes, ideas, addresses, photos, geotags, - almost everything! Access them on the web. Open intent into 3banana allows other Android apps to use 3banana notes for capturing.

  24. 24  Swype (beta)

    Swype (beta)

    Currently closed Beta, but revolutionizes input on Android by allowing users to trace out their words on a keyboard instead of typing letter-by-letter. Very fast.

  25. 25  WeatherBug


    Very solid weather app; can put the current temp in your notification bar and has a variety of different-sized widgets.