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.