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Top Android Apps

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

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

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.


Seesmic is my favorite way to read Twitter.

google sky map

View the night sky; identify constellations & plans.




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

ASTRO File Manager

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


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.


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.


Pandora lets you listen to free music.


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.

Google Googles

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


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




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.


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.


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




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!

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.

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.


Trapster is a FREE app that alerts you as you approach speed traps, red light cameras, police check points, and other wallet road hazards. Join over 6 MILLION users world-wide and submit the location of traps in your area.



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




The best Twitter client is Twitter.

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.

Advanced Task Killer

Kills running apps to save memory, cpu cycles, and power.

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.

Pageonce Personal Assistant

Pageonce Personal Assistant is the most effortless way to manage your life online, anytime, anywhere. The app enables users to monitor their banking, credit card transactions, investment accounts, keep track of frequent flyer miles, travel itineraries, flight information, cell phone minutes, and more.