My recommended Android apps

The following are a list of my own, personal recommendations for apps on Android based devices. I stick with free versions of everything.

  • Dropbox– Absolutely the best way of keeping files between multiple computers and mobile devices in sync. Just need to copy a file into folder on your computer or phone and it is uploaded to all of the other devices. Can share a folder with other Dropbox users, can include a file in the public directory and get a URL that can be e-mailed or shared on a social media site.I am a comic book nerd. I love the Fantastic Four. I have a list of every Fantastic Four comic I’m looking for. Dropbox lets me easily look up what issues I’m missing before I make a purchase.I also help my comic guy list stuff on eBay. I take pictures at his store and use Dropbox to upload them to my home PC so I can edit them prior to listing. It saves me from having to connect the phone to the PC, copy files over, etc. Saves me just a little bit of time while I’m home so I can get moving to other stuff.
  • Google Maps – Yes, this is a pre-installed app, but its navigation feature is completely awesome. I have not used my TomTom since I got my Droid. The maps data is more up to date, and it provides a better interface. It’s useful even when I’m not driving, which is another benefit over my TomTom.
  • Heads or tails – Making decisions is hard. Who keeps spare change on them anymore? Just tap the screen and watch a coin flip at random.
  • Barcode Scanner – A pretty good QR scanner, and it lets you scan a bar code and perform a search for that item on the Web to get more info like reviews on the item prior to making a purchase.
  • Color Flashlight – Sometimes it’s dark out and you need a flashlight to see where you’re going.
  • Lookout– The free version of Lookout has three great features:
    1. Malware/Anti-virus scanner – automatically scans new files you’ve downloaded to make sure you’re clean
    2. Missing Device – if you ever lose your phone it can turn on GPS and display where you are on Lookout’s main Web site in a Google Map. Additionally you can make your phone scream to give you a better idea of where exactly it’s located.
    3. Remote backup – Backup the files on your phone to their service. I personally don’t use this feature.

    The paid version has more features such as remote locking and remote wiping of devices. Useful for those who want the added sense of security.

  • Air Hockey Demo – I like air hockey. 🙂

What do you like?



Brian is the Director of Development and Social Media for Brand Builder Websites where he oversees the development, strategy, and goals for our software development. He is also a huge fan of Android.
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One Response to My recommended Android apps

  1. avatar Kathy says:

    I like Ask.com You can verbally ask a question vs. typing it in – big timesaver!

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