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What Are Your Top Android App Must-Haves?

We’ve made the switch. That’s right. We’re moving from 2 dumbphones + 2 iPod Touches to Android phones. We are so looking forward to only having to carry around one device for tunes and texts (who makes phone calls anymore, seriously?). Daniel, my brother, recommended a few strong Android devices, and after research, we’ve settled on the Nexus S. It’s Google’s very own Android phone, and ours will arrive sometime Tuesday afternoon.

I’ve been using iOS since December 2008, and I love the variety of apps available. In the past two years, I’ve used my iPod Touch for everything from a running stopwatch to a mobile attendance list for my classes to a creative writing notebook to a ToDo list to a synced-with-Rob’s-iPod grocery list, and much more.

So here’s the purpose of this post: Android fans and fellow iOS-to-Androiders, what apps are must haves for a new Android user? I’m not asking how to translate my iOS usage to the Android platform, but I want to know what the best and brightest Android apps are. Productivity, writing, Twitter, Facebook, gaming, weather, health stats, RSS feeds, clocks/timing, photography… you name it, I want to know. Tell me in the comments, or write a post of your own and link to it in the comments. I’ll add a list of these posts to the end of my blog.

Thanks to The Pop Herald for giving me permission to use the above image, two skateboarding Android robots, an homage to my little brother who used to skate all over Neosho and who is a huge reason we’re going Android.

4 thoughts on “What Are Your Top Android App Must-Haves?

  1. Edi

    07 Mar on 2011 at 11:48

    One of my favorite is Craigsnotification. It is great for hardcore CL-ers, you input what you are looking for, the city and price range then it lets you know as soon as it is listed.

    Groupon, Livingsocial and Woot watcher.

  2. admin

    07 Mar on 2011 at 10:39

    @Daniel: Can you tell me a little about the apps and why you like them?

  3. Daniel

    07 Mar on 2011 at 1:09

    Where’s My Droid
    Dolphin Browser
    Fancy Widget Pro
    Angry birds
    clockr (free and only if you don’t like fancy widget pro)
    Onymous App Installer
    qik video chat (t-mobile version)