MobileCrunch recently outlined “Ten Apps All New Android Users Should Check Out” that got me thinking about my own essential list of apps. You can check out the main apps that I’ve got installed on my HTC Hero after the jump.
It’s not every app I’ve installed, but the main ones I use regularly. Now all we need is a decent Divx video player on Android and then I’ll be sorted. It would be interesting to hear your favourites too, let me know what I’m missing in the comments below!
Beebplayer – Great to catch up on latest BBC shows.
Facebook – Self-explanatory really. The widget does a good job of updating but still lacking in features compared to the iPhone app.
Layar/Places Directory – Both of these apps do a similar thing i.e. tell you what amenities are nearby. Layar is a bit fancier though using augmented reality.
London Tube Status – Only relevant to Londoners, but great app to keep abreast with London Tube delays!
NewsRob – Essential Google news reader that keeps me on top of the news influx each day.
Qik – Video streaming app that I’ve used more for fun than anything. Works better on Wi-Fi than 3G, but can’t complain too much.
Shazam – Great app that lets you identify an unfamiliar song. I didn’t think I’d use it that much, but once you have it with you it’s surprising how much it comes out!
SmsToMailbox Lite - Backs up your text messages to your Gmail account so you can view and search them.
Taskiller – Essential resource management tool to close down apps that are straining the battery.
Twidroid – The main reason I use Twidroid is due to its multi-account support. There are twitter clients with nicer interfaces (Swift springs to mind) that are worth checking out too. Still not as good as Gravity on Symbian though.