Over the past couple of weeks two discussion threads on our internal employee community (Intranet 2.0) drove some significant traffic and responses. The first being “What iPhone apps would you recommend?” which quickly spawned “What Android Apps would you recommend”. As you can probably tell from this blog we have two core smartphone fan boys and girls at 7Summits, the Apple iPhone vs. the Google Android. So as our chief Android fan boy I wanted to share the results of this discussion with our broader community. If you have other great apps you use and love, then let us know. I am pretty sure we will have a follow-up blog from the iPhone lovers sharing their results.
Rather than debate the pro’s and con’s of these two great smartphone platforms the intent of this blog is to share the Apps we love. So here it is, the definitive list of our favorite Android Apps (in no particular order):
All Adobe Apps:
Android loves Adobe, Steve Job’s doesn’t. Sorry iPhone fan boys and girls!
- Gingerbread Keyboard – Yes on Android you can replace your touch keyboard folks
- UltimateJuice! – Double your battery life
- Evernote – Unified notes on your Android, PC or Mac
- Android Wireless Tether - Free wireless WIFI tethering
- EasyTether – Great tethering app via USB
- Firefox - The best internet browser
- Google Maps with GPS Navigation – This app is a life saver for the navigation challenged like mem, and heavily integrated into Android
- SalesForce Chatter – Integrates Chatter updates
- Thinking Space – Cool free Mindmapping tool
- Team Viewer – Control your desktop PC or Mac and or laptop from your Android
- Miren Browser – Quick browser
- Grocery iQ
- Adobe Photoshop Express – Great photos effects
- doubleTwist AirSync – Sync iTunes music, photos etc with Android wirelessly
- Google Chrome to Phone – Sync Google Chrome activity with Android Browser
- Astrid Task/Todo List – Great todo list
- Cisco WebEx Meeting – Access Webex virtual meetings and screen sharing on the go
- Instant Meeting – Parses your calendar for meetings and can dial the number and all other required entry to join the meeting. A must when dialing in to meetings on the road.
- Tweetdeck – Love the cross-platform integration with Tweetdeck desktop and Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
- LinkedIn – Great search capability and integration with LinkedIn
- Skype – Free VOIP chat application
- Bump – The new way to connect and share contact info with people with Androids and iPhones
- Qik – Like Apple’s Facetime video chat for Android
- Layar - Very cool augmented reality app
- Snowfall Full Live Wallpaper – Great lives wallpaper with effects
- Talking Tom Cat – My 2 year old loves Talking Tom, a must when waiting anywhere or on long car rides
- Pandora Radio – internet radio at its best
- Google Sky Map – Navigate the universe!
- Google Earth – Navigate the earth in 3D
- Google Shopper – Scan barcodes or enter products and find the cheapest retailer
- Kindle - Sync Amazon Kindle ebooks on the Android
- A Online Radio – no-frills online radio player — has thousands of stations (search 181.fm for a bunch of good ones)
- Mapquest Alternative to Google maps & navigation
- TweetCaster – Twitter Client
- BlueTooth GPS Provider – allows use of a BlueTooth GPS
- iMapMyRide – GPS enabled cycling app.
- Garmin Mechanic – Read real-time engine performance data, cornering G forces, etc. while driving.
- PowerAmp – A great Audio player
- TripIt – Travel Organizer – Aggregates all your travel plans from flights, hotels and keeps your updated on changes
- Expensify – Expense Reports – Expense reports on the go, an awesome app.
- Kayak Flight and Hotel Search – Find the cheap flights, hotel etc.
So that’s our current favorite list, how about others? What would you recommend that we missed?