The number of Android apps is growing in leaps and bounds every year. In 2011, there are hundreds that truly shine, and 10 of them are listed here:
Dolphin Browser HD
Would you like a more personal browser? Then this is something you should download. You can customize a lot of its aspects, including the interface and the presentation of the web pages (you can make it look like a chic online magazine).
Best of all, you can sync bookmarks across multiple devices, provided you are using a Dolphin Browser.
Though Blogger is the ultimate blogging platform of Google, WordPress is taking the lead when it comes to blogging-based Android app. WordPress is also the most popular blogging software to date, and in Google Play, it is already been downloaded more than 25 million times.
Having the WordPress Android app means you can now create a post, as well as share an image, link, or video, anytime and anywhere. You can also take advantage of the thousands of WordPress plug-ins. Simply put, you can be a blogger and ditch away the bulky PCs.
As expected, using an Android phone gives you instant access to a lot of Google services, such as Gmail, YouTube, Google search engine, and Picasa. But for 2011, we are going to give the spotlight to Google Maps.
Now, there are so many location- or even GPS-based apps in Google Play, but Google Maps still reigns supreme for two good reasons: the map is one of the most accurate since it is based in real-time satellite feeds. Second, it is available for free, and you can sync it with other Google services.
WebMD for Android
WebMD does not in any way work in lieu of doctor’s appointments or medical or diagnostic examinations.
However, if you need help when it comes to applying first aid, obtaining more information about or understanding a particular illness, or search for drugstores or even doctors that are nearest you, you can ensure the app is going to be a very helpful tool.
There are so many apps that are derived or based on Twitter, and Seesmic is one of the best among them. First, you can sync multiple Twitter accounts (perhaps you have separate accounts for your personal or business use).
You can also easily share a variety of media files, from pictures to videos, as well as links. Moreover, the app gives you more control on what types of feeds you can read by changing the app’s settings. Unlike some Twitter-based apps, there is no need to open a new Twitter link to read the message.
Are you tired of keeping track of you different instant messaging or social networking accounts? Would you like to ensure you do not miss out on any important messages? Then you must download Phonebook 2.0.
It consolidates different types of communication technologies, including social media accounts and instant messaging systems. Besides being completely customizable, the app also creates backup and event logs so you do not lose any essential messages.
Words With Friends
Some classic games never die. Take scrabble, for example. It conquered the IM world when it was adopted by Yahoo! Messenger. And now it has found its way in Google Play.
Aptly called Words with Friends, the mobile-based modern Scrabble game permits you to link up to your friends, whether they are using Android or iPhone, and compete in the battle of words.
If you don’t want a Google calendar but love to use the Task feature, then this is the right Android app for you. It has everything you need for a mobile task list: you can set up an alarm, create due dates for your task, and lists as many errands or jobs as you can.
The most important feature is you can sync it with Google Tasks, so you don’t miss out on any task or repeat the same task. A minor downside is it’s no longer compatible with Remember the Milk.
Seriously, how many devices do you use? Plenty, most definitely. Perhaps you have two at home, more in your office, then your tablet, and a couple of mobile phones. There’s nothing so confusing in that setup, unless you also store different files in multiple places.
Make sure you can have a central storage system available in the clouds via Dropbox. This is available for free for your Android phone. Anywhere you go, you can access and download files. You may also sync them.
Skype isn’t the only VOIP-based app for Android out there, but it’s the most well-known. After all, it’s the most original VOIP-centric software even before Android smartphone apps came around.
By downloading Skype, you can talk as well as place a free call to those who are using Skype as well.