Android is Google mobile operating system and I am sure you must have heard about it. The amazing thing about it is that the market of Android Applications are growing at great pace. The time is not far when we have most of our cell phones with Android filled in them. The main reason behind it’s popularity is that this OS gives a lot of user friendly applications, some of those listing today for our visitors and readers demand.
Furthermore, Android is a software platform for mobile devices, powered by the Linux kernel, initially developed by Google and later the Open Handset Alliance. You are free to leave comments on the post with your suggestions or any other comments you think are worth mentioning.
Guess what, One Nightstand is going to be your best bedside clock, but stop, it has more to offer. One Nightstand features not just the time like your old bedside clock but it gives you current weather, upcoming calendar events, alarm, and the great “Let Me Sleep” function that lets you set a sleep timer that shuts off noises from your phone (all configurable) for a certain amount of time. However, remember that in the free version, you can set the 1 hour “Nap” timer, and in the full version you can set from 1 to 12 hours of peace and quiet.
It is difficult to manage things, it’s always been like that but not anymore because of ASTRO File Manager which is a very powerful file manager for Android. It is a must have application on your Android device when it comes to managing files on your sdcard. Following are some more exciting things beside just managing files:
- Send Attached files
- Download any file
- Image, Text, HTML Viewers
- Create and extract zip files
I know every phone has a phonebook and having new phonebook does not make sense but what if your new phonebook has a cool user interface for viewing and managing your contacts? I think it is exciting because it displays your contacts with pictures and contextual information such as coming birthdays, missed calls and unread text messages. It also comes with a nice landscape view, a dialer and a quick access to your favorites and most called contacts.
It is multifunction application because Locale is a scriptable, location-aware settings manager which automatically manages your profile. A wide range of triggering events are available like battery level, dates, times, GPS coordinates and calls from specific people can all be used. Nevertheless, some third-party programs even integrate with Locale, increasing the available options.
BreadCrumbz is made to make navigation more easy and enables a new kind of user-created geo-content. The purpose behind the application is to develop a platform and a community where people create, store and share geo-content that is meaningful to them with their friends (“find my house”, “where I left my car at the airport”) or with the world (“best mountain biking route in the area”, “find my cool shop”, “to your hospital’s department of surgery”, etc.).
Your friends can no longer hide from you because Commandro shows where are your friends really are and what are they’re doing at the moment. It basically works with GPS location information in order to make sure that you and your friends have actually reached the planned destinations, and, hence, will display 100% true real-life event and location information with regards to your and your friends.
Every OS wants to give access to its users of Facebook as it is the most happening thing around, so Android OS also provides the same platform but in different style with enhanced features.
Opera Mini is an alternative to Android’s default web browser and it is extremely lightweight. Opera Mini loads most websites much faster than Android’s Browser loads the full HTML site plus it enhances the speed of page routing.
Don’t think that this application is some kind of a capsule but it is particularly Cooking Capsules and by far it is the first smart phone utility of it’s kind. The application consists of capsules which are for anyone who wants to simplify the process of cooking so, simply “watch” a very short cooking show, “shop” with the grocery list, and “make” using the handy step-by-step recipe directions.
PicSay is a simple, smart and small application that allows you to modify your pictures. With PicSay you can add speech balloons, any of a range of text styles, and images like hearts and stars to your photos.
As the word describes the application is to let users do Chat, flirt and discuss with other users in this Live Chat application. The application allows you to create your own chat groups and create a profile with photo.
If you want to have twitter on your mobile phone then Twidroid is best option because it offers every Twitter function you might need, from the basic viewing and sending tweets, following and unfollowing users, viewing profiles to the more advanced: saved searches, URL shortening, photo posting, and geo-location support.
Don’t go for the word because it may not what you are thinking but it is an application that keeps track on what applications you have installed and/or backed-up on your SD-card and notifies you in case a newer version is available. It further gives exciting features such as:
- Track new version for backed-up apps
- Install, delete backed-up apps
- Export app list for sharing
- Browse top 100 popular apps
Moov is a launcher. With the help of this application you can have the dashboard view, slide open the keyboard and begin typing the first few letters of your MP3,application , address book contact, and so on to get a list of search suggestions popping up on a separate screen. It even helps you by offering tabs that let you search your term in the publisher’s other apps: Fbook, Quickpedia, Local (Yelp), and Dial Zero.
iSkoot is a free app for Android phones that puts Skype on your mobile. Click to call or chat with your Skype buddies! Make inexpensive international calls with iSkoot, as well, through SkypeOut. This is similar to iSkoot app for iPhone.
ShopSavvy is all about the deals. Enter a product name or barcode (using the keypad or the camera), and ShopSavvy identifies the product, searches the Web and local chain stores for the best prices, along with reviews of the item.
This is a really fun and nice to have application, many android applications around the web are publish with a barcode image. With this app you can 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.
- Easily scan barcodes
- Look prices and reviews for the scanned items
- Lots of future potential
- User friendly
Searchify lets you perform translations, calculations, unit conversions, wikipedia searches, calendar entry and more just by typing in searches into the main search box on Android (1.6 or higher).
Forget about old orthodox Pdf readers because none of them will suit you as BeamReader can.View PDF files and e-mail attachments in their desktop quality. Documents are rendered locally on device.
- Fast full fidelity rendering
- Intuitive granular zoom and navigation
- Text wrap view
- Encrypted and password protected PDFs
- Text search
- Embedded links
NewsRob is a RSS/Atom reader that syncs with Google Reader. It comes with the following features in it:
- Two-way background sync
- Download full & partial feeds including the web pages and images
- Offline capable (You can download your feeds via WiFi then read them when not connected to the web
- Share link by email/twitter/delicious
- Share article in Reader
- Star articles
- Locale Integration
- Hide and Auto-delete read articles
- Supports your Google Reader categories and labels
- Save fetched feeds and web pages on your SD card
WaveSecure is the complete mobile security service that lets users protect mobile data, ensures privacy in the event of theft and enhances the possibility of recovering the phone. Track SIM changes, lock, backup, wipe & restore your data.
Puzzle Blox is a casual game with a lot of puzzling and fun for your mobile. It is inspired by games like Tetris, Bubble Breaker and Bejeweled with a different twist. Literally! Clear the levels just by tapping, twisting and tilting your phone.
- Unique touch & tilt game play
- Colorful graphics, beautiful themes
- Unlimited Arcade! game mode
- Features a demo of 2 more game modes
- Global high score leader board
- HD graphic mode for Motorola Droid and other WVGA devices
- Simply addicting
Now here’s a nice and feature rich browser. In my eyes it’s the best browser out there for Android. It sure beats the standard browser that’s for sure, and it really improves the mobile surfing experience. It’s fast, lightweight, supports tabs and lots more. Here are some of the features:
- Sync G.bookmark
- DL YouTube video
- Multi touch 4 Droid & Hero& cyanogen
- Save cache 2 SD
- Tabs view
- Theme pack support
Ringdroid app for Android lets you create free ringtones.
Google Voice is a new service from Google that gives the user his own personal phone number. You then can use your Google Voice number to make phone calls or send SMS messages from the web. And the Android app lets users do the same from their Android device. This means users can make and receive calls and text messages on your Google Voice number through your phone. Google Voice also archives all voice mails and SMS messages online, so you will never lose that important message.
ActionComplete is a high-tech to-do list for your Droid phone. It makes it easy to organize your tasks and appointments. You can even set reminders that will pop up based on where you are.
It starts like your normal tower defense game. You build mazes using several upgradable towers to try to prevent the enemies from moving from one side of the room to the other. That’s where normal ends with this game.
Get connected with this eBuddy Android client it can make you stay online on MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk & MySpace accounts while on the move. The chat function is very organized and easy to keep track of. Personally i like this IM much more than Meebo because I haven’t had any problems with it (yet). And with Meebo i had connectivity problems all the time. Anyway, its features:
- Fast and reliable messenger
- Chat with multiple MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk & MySpace accounts
- All IM friends in one buddy list
- Run in background
- Messages sent as data, not SMS/Text
Utilizing Android’s Google Maps application, cab4me lets users call a cab to their location with a single click. By using GPS capabilities to locate not only the user’s current location, but also the location of the nearest cab company, the application can initiate a call to the cab company with a mere click on the map. The application was developed by Konrad Huebner and Henning Boerger.
Scan is an Android application that finds pricing and metadata for anything with a barcode.
Advanced Task Killer Free is just what the name states, its a task manager for Android. It gives you the power to easily kill applications with one click, that run in the background, stealing bandwidth or battery time. It has the following features besides the application settings menu:
- Click to select or unselect the app
- Long press to activate pop-up menu
- Menu>Settings>Notification bar icon, AutoStart, Ignore