What Android apps do you use?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Jessica Lares, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    Just curious to see what apps everyone is using on their Android devices... Here's mine to begin with:

    I omitted some like RunKeeper, Spotify, and SoundHound, but I use those too.


    Andie Graph - A TI graphing calculator emulator that supports the various models. Probably the mot useful app I've ever had, especially since I had to sell mine to buy the iPhone 4 when it came out.

    Any.DO - A beautiful to do list. Compared to the iOS version, the Android app looks and feels much better. The widgets are awesome too.

    doubleTwist Alarm - A cool alarm with a analog and digital clock that you can dock.

    Evernote - Keep all my lecture notes/snippets here.

    Impression - Sweet writing app for Samsung Galaxy devices.

    Memo - A clone of S Memo for Samsung Galaxy devices running custom ROMs without TouchWiz.

    MobisleNotes - Another great note application with a web interface and iOS app too.

    Studious - IMO, the best student planner on Android, the features are SO good.


    Flipboard - News app of choice.

    Scope - Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Instagram and Tumblr client.

    The Verge - The official app for my favorite website. :p.

    XDA-Developers - A client for the forums, couldn't live without it.


    doubleTwist Player - My music, video, and podcast player of choice that works with AirPlay.

    Stereomood - Mood based indie music streaming radio.

    TuneIn Radio Pro - My radio app of choice.


    BeWeather Pro - A great weather app with beautiful animated visuals, notifications for severe weather, and detailed chart.

    Ourcast - Social weather reporting.

    StormEye - A radar for looking at nearby storms.

    Sunny - Another simple weather app.

    Weather Eye - From the same guy who made Wallbase - Time Clark does an app called Pocket (lets you store sensitive data like bank info and logins) and Colors, both very nice apps. Weather Eye is excellent, in early stage, but the widgets, icons, and overall app are cool.

    Weather Neue - A minimalistic weather app.


    Google Chrome - My browser of choice.

    Pattrn - Wallpaper app powered by the COLOURlovers API.

    Power Toggles - I use it to display music controls, but you can use it for application shortcuts and to put toggles to turn on Bluetooth, 4G, etc.

    Solid Explorer - The best looking file manager at the moment, very feature rich, but simple.

    Wifi Hotspot & USB Tether Pro by SVTP - My tethering app of choice. Simple and works awesome. 100% worth the $14.99 price tag. I use it with both Kindles, my MBP when the power goes out, and just about any device I have that needs internet when I'm on the go or without a wifi connection.

    Wallbase HD Wallpapers - The best wallpaper app for Android. Beautiful stuff, great variety.

    Your turn! :D
  2. 1rottenapple macrumors 68000

    Apr 21, 2004
    What carrier do you have? They haven't flagged your account for tethering?

    Anyone recommend a budgetting app? Looking to switch to android?
  3. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Any.DO - to do list
    Stock Galaxy S3 browser (chrome has a battery drain bug, otherwise I would use it)
    Flip board - news
    Tapatalk - forum browser
    SwiftKey - keyboard
    Apex - launcher

    Tasker - enables complete automation and you can script your own events. For example, when I plug in my headphones Tasker automatically opens Spotify for me. When I connect to my cars blue tooth, it opens Spotify, sets volume to full and disables my pattern lock so that I can use S Voice over blue tooth.

    The usual Facebook twitter etc.
  4. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    AT&T, I have the 3GB plan. I think the fact that I probably only use it once in awhile, and not everyday like some of the people getting flagged do, maybe two times a week, is why they haven't flagged me yet. But I do use Netflix, YouTube, and download without issues.

    Going to have to look into that!
  5. TG1, Aug 24, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2012

    TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    Favorite Android-only apps so far are:
    - FoxFi (free hot spot for iPad, laptop, etc)
    - Nova Launcher (customize every aspect of my home screens)
    - FancyWidgets (love me the custom clock and weather widgets)
    - Handcent (SMS on steroids)
    - Zedge (huge repository of tones & wallpapers)
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god


    Jun 9, 2007
    First university coding class = 47 years ago
    Some favorite widgets:

    • Smooth Calendar - shows my daily events in a 4x1 box
    • Moon Phase - shows phase plus click shows more info
    • Rain Alarm - shows distance, strength, coverage of rain, buzzes if close. Click for radar view that's nicer than the old Radar Now app that I used to use. Has amazing amount of world coverage.
  7. dgree03 macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2009
    Google Wallet
    SNES Emulator
    Google Maps(This is the most powerful app I have ever used)
    Google Chrome(By far the best browser on any platform, need quick controls tho)
  8. asr10 user macrumors regular

    Jul 4, 2010
    Tasker - most powerful app ever. Can do anything.
    Power amp - nice music player
    Astrid / simple calendar - syncs to do list and my Google calendar.
    News 360 - nice widget for information
    Google Music
  9. Mac.World macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2011
    In front of uranus
    John NES - Nintendo Emulator for games like Super Mario Bros.
    Super GNES - Super Nintendo emulator for games like Super Punch Out
    Mupen64 Plus - N64 emulator for games like Mario Kart 64 or Super Smash Bros.
    Modern Combat 3 (using the Sixaxis app and wireless PS3 controller and custom button mapping)
    NOVA 3 (same as MC3)
    Dead Trigger - FPS Zombie killing. Button mapping for PS3 controller is in the game.
    GTA III - Again wireless PS3 controller. Button mapping in game.

    Office Work:
    Kingsoft Office - It is Microsoft Office just free
    Printershare with Premium Key: Print to your wireless printer. Any type of document.
    Docusign: use your own real signature with any pdf file. Can add normal text too.
    ESupplies - Useful for HP printer owners
    Adobe Reader - For reading any PDF

    Video Stuff:
    TTorrent Pro - if you download torrents, this works flawlessly with the S3 and Nex7
    TV Show Favs - Allows you to see when your fav tv shows are coming on, info about the episode, set custom ringtones for each show or individual episodes to wake your device with a notification X minutes before the start of the shows, custom vibrations, etc
    MX Player - for watching movies

    Chrome for the web

    TweetCaster for twitter
  10. Wide opeN macrumors 6502a

    Wide opeN

    Aug 27, 2010

    MODS can we PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE have this thread stickied!?

    With a cherry on top :D
  11. dialed1 macrumors 6502


    Dec 21, 2008
    Is there something comparable to activator for ios?
  12. Jessica Lares thread starter macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I'm not sure, but a lot of apps will let you do similar things. You can stick Power Toggles to the Notifications and have it lock your screen, etc. Android lets you link to Activities within apps too by default, so you can easily set different buttons for opening up the dialer, go straight to the compose e-mail page in GMail, and whatever else.
  13. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
  14. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Maybe you prefer it that way, but just in case you didn't know, you can sort your apps alphabetically through the options in the app drawer.
  15. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

    Oct 27, 2009
    Yea I know, I'm just used to where this are already at. Plus I usually open apps from my homescreen folders.
  16. Dontazemebro, Aug 27, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012

    Dontazemebro macrumors 68020


    Jul 23, 2010
    I dunno, somewhere in West Texas

    Sixaxis Controller app - allows you to connect your ps3 controller via bluetooth interface

    Onlive - let's you play pc games via server on your handheld device also supports multiple controllers.

    All emulators support ps3 controller
    FPse playstation

    Max Payne
    Live Hold'em
    Dragon's Lair

    Music & Radio

    Soundhound infinity
    Google play music
    MP3 edit pro
    Double twist AIRsync
    Tune in Radio pro


    Yahoo fantasy 12
    ESPN scorecenter
    NFL fantasy


    Amazon Kindle app
    Google play books


    MX Player


    Google Currents

    System tools

    Root explorer
    Titanium Backup TiB
    Better Battery stats
    System Files
    ROM manager

    Widgets & customizations

    Pure Grid calendar
    Minimalistic text
    Desktop visializer
    Simple text


    Xda developers
    Sleep & relax
    My XBOX live
    Opera mini
    Chase bank app
  17. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    - Nova Launcher
    - Poweramp (very nice music player.... on par with iPod in some ways)
    - Sometimes I use Friendcaster instead of Facebook... (you can upload pics to different albums for the former)
    - Dolphin Browser... a better browser than chrome in my opinion... better tab browsing and faster.
    - Whatsapp... seems like a better version than iPhone's
    - Gmail mail app
    - Tasker (though I still haven't used it much yet)
    - Dogcatcher for podcasts

    Those are my favorite
  18. matttye macrumors 601

    Mar 25, 2009
    Lincoln, England
    Anyone that doesn't have Tasker and NFC Task Launcher (for NFC capable phones) should get them!
  19. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    Swift Key. LOVE LOVE LOVE this app, and it's the primary reason why I'm not switching to iPhone.


    Chomp SMS.

    K9 mail.



    Ted talks.




    Various mediation apps.

    Local transportation apps and internet banking.
  20. reefoid macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    Tasks - best tasks manager I've found. Works seamlessly with Google Tasks.

    KeePassDroid - Stores my passwords and has clients for all platforms

    Flipboard - probably the best news aggregator out there, although also use Google Currents.


    TuneIn Radio

    Pocket - great app for storing snippets from the web for reading later or keeping a web scrapbook.

    Tweet Lanes - best Twitter client I've found and the developer is always actively developing it.

    Tapatalk - The best forum software (makes surfing this forum much more manageable)

    Titanium Backup


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