I’m an Android fan and enjoy the freedom this software provides. I have many apps on my HTC Desire, from games to navigation to productivity. As a social media consultant, I need to connect to social networks with ease. I also need to ensure files are synced across all my networks (desktop, laptop and phone).
The following are my top 10 apps for Android, which I regularly use, all of which are available in the Android Marketplace.
This is a free app, with a paid subscription service for greater storage.
Have files you want to share? Dropbox is the answer.
Dropbox is a file hosting service which uses cloud computing to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.
So I can store files on my laptop, which automatically synchronize to my Android device.
See more here, https://www.dropbox.com/android
If you’re a blogger using WordPress, this app is an essential. Add multiple blogs ease. Signing in is just a couple of clicks. Post and moderate comments all from your phone.
See more here, http://android.wordpress.org/
Ever had an idea you wanted to record immediately? Use Evernote, where you can take a photo, write a note or record some audio. When the note is saved, it uploads to the cloud and syncs with your network. Ideal for short messages when you’re on the run, come back to them later on a device where Evernote is installed.
See more here, http://www.evernote.com/about/download/android.php
This has so many options and is very easy to use. Create and edit office documents with ease. This and Dropbox were made for each other, just download your office file to Android, make your edits with DTG and sync to Dropbox. Forgot your laptop? don’t worry, with DTG you have the flexibility to edit on the run.
See more here, http://www.dataviz.com/products/documentstogo/android/
If you like to create tasks this is the app for you, this syncs with your Google account, so shows up on your Google network. This app also has a reminder feature, so you can schedule tasks ahead of time.
See more here, http://www.androidtapp.com/gtasks/
This is a free app. There is a paid version, which unlocks more features. I have the premium version.
Have multiple Twitter accounts? Colour code each account to easily differentiate. Packed with feature and always updating, this app is ideal for your Twitter accounts.
Get more info here, http://levelupstudio.com/touiteur
Free Skype to Skype call, just load up your account, turn on Wi-Fi and voila. With over half a billion accounts, you’re sure to know Skype users.
See more here, http://www.skype.com/intl/en/get-skype/on-your-mobile/
One of the majors in Social Media, if you haven’t heard of Facebook… where have you been? This app provides links to the main areas of your account including news feed, profile, friends, photos, events, message, requests and notifications. Exactly what you need in a Facebook phone app.
See more here, http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=74769995908#!/apps/application.php?id=74769995908&v=info
With so many accounts and passwords, how are you supposed to remember them all? Lastpass saves encrypted passwords to a central server, you can then access your passwords from any linked device. This means you can save your password on one device and it will sync to your account and be available on all your other computing devices. This is a great time (and memory) saver. This app will let you access your passwords hassle free.
See more here, https://lastpass.com/features_free.php
How many emails do you send which say the same thing? Create a simple template with this app and save yourself so much time. I save a quick thankyou message, with all my contact details, including phone number and twitter handle (twitter.com/johnfrankiej), so after meeting someone and getting their email, I forward all my details with just a few clicks.
See more here, http://www.cyrket.com/p/android/net.hekatoncheir.quicksendto/
Have any questions about the above apps? Let me know below or check them out at the Android Marketplace. These tools won’t complicate things, in fact, they help you become more connected and productive.