Droid Does: APPS!

For those of you who HAVENT seen Verizon’s new commercials for the MOTOROLA DROID, let’s take a quick YouTube break and show them to you!

So for those unaware, the Google Android Market is growing at an INSANE pace. We are at about 35,000 apps-in just under two years. Thats remarkable. Now there are some who would question the quality of these apps *cough*androidcentral*cough*, but lets call a spade a spade here. There are 35,000+ items for download in the Anroid Market. Roughly 65% of those are FREE.

Yes. Free.

So in order to answer a question I get asked often via twitter (@johnpariah. follow me. we’ll have chats.) “John. What apps do you use / reccomend??!?!?!” Unfortuantly my answer is pretty spotty, because I cant remember all the apps that i use, be it rarely or daily. Here’s a look at the list of all my apps, via an app called ShareMyApps! (AWESOME!)

3banana: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.threebanana.notes
—this is a simple Notepad app. Very nice, clean, simple.

Abduction! World Attack: http://market.android.com/search?q=au.com.phil.abduction
—something is alarmingly addictive about making a cow jump into a spaceship. Seriously.

Advanced Task Killer Free: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.rechild.advancedtaskkiller
—simple Task Killer app. Keeps my Droid running nice, smooth, and sexy!

Aldiko: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.aldiko.android
— eBook reader.

Androffice: http://market.android.com/search?q=android.androffice
— This is kind of like Microsoft Office for Android. Make / edit / view Spreadsheets, Text files, Presentations and Databases. Pretty usable.

Android And Me News Widget: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.androidandme.widgets.rss
— Simple news widget from the guys at Android And Me!

Android Community: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.quoord.androidcommunity.activity
— From the great gents (and ladies) at Android Community. Quick access to their forums and news feeds.

Android LightSaber: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.org.lightsaber
— If you have a touch device with an acceloromoter, and DONT have a lightsaber, your nerd card is hearby revoked.

Animal Translator: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.animaltranslator
— This is one of the Google Labs brilliant (….) ideas. Be your own Dr. Doolittle! (note: i’m 99.9% sure this is for NOVELTY purposes only. Don’t scan your cat, and when it says “my back hurts”, try to go all chiropracter on it. Pretty sure you WONT like the results.)

ASTRO: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.metago.astro
— There is NO other file manager you need.

Barcode Scanner: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.zxing.client.android
— Pretty self explanitory.

Battery Widget: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.geekyouup.android.widgets.battery
— Again, a simple battery widget. it shows me how much juice i’ve wasted.

BeamReader: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.slgmobile.beamreader
— Simple PDF viewer.

Beautiful Widgets: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.levelup.beautifulwidgets
— This is a paid app, that will run you about 3 bucks when its all said and done. Its worth it, as it gives you an INSANELY customizable Weather / Clock widget-plus like a dozen useful widgets on the side!

Bonsai Blast: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.glu.android.bonsai
— Fun addictive game involving shooting colored balls at other colored balls to make them explode. Win.

Buzz Deck: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.geekyouup.android.mippin.uk.buzzdeck
— Thank you Kellex (@droid_life) for showing me this wonderful app. It’s from mippin, and it basically acts as a giant news feed. You can set custom cards for technology, news, sports, celebrities, wrestling (!), gadgets, mobile, andf a slew of other categories. It also gives you the option for your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networks. Its nice. Still a little buggy-but nice!

Car Locator: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.edwardkim.android.carlocatorfull
— ever lose your car int he mall parking lot? NOT ANYMORE! Anchor your location, and use GPS to find your car!

Clock: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.android.deskclock
— This is the 2.1 clock app that we DIDN’T get from the official update (wtf moto?) You can download it right here!. Its sexy.

Demotivators: http://market.android.com/search?q=demotivators.ndroidz.com
— Funny demotivational pictures. Win.

Digital Rain: http://market.android.com/search?q=fishnoodle.digitalrain
— Matrix style live wallpaper.

Documents To Go: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.dataviz.docstogo
— Microsoft Office on the go!

Don’t Panic!: http://market.android.com/search?q=net.coulsontech.hitchhikers.guide
— Hitchhikers Guide To THe Galaxy soundboard. Love.

Earth: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.earth
— Google Earth. I see what you did there. literally. put on some pants!

EasyTether: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.mstream.easytether_beta
— Tethering app.

Engadget: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.aol.mobile.engadget
— tech blog. includes an oddly sized widget.

Finance: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.finance
— check your Google Stocks. Cry that you didnt buy Apple and Google stock 10 years ago.

Fireworks Live Wallpaper: http://market.android.com/search?q=org.jaeger.wallpaper.fireworks
— self explanitory?

Gesture Search: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.gesturesearch
— Google Gesture Search. Pretty lame actually.

Google Buzz: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.updates.widget
— Stalking via the interwebs! It’s GoogleTweet!

Google Sky Map: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.stardroid
— see orions belt…thats holding up orions pants. which is enclosing orions…nevermind.

Google Translate: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.translate
— see how to say “ZOMG DUBYATEEEFF” is Swahilli. Win.

HelixLauncher: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.helixproject.launcher
— Alternate home launcher

HelixLauncher2: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.helixproject.launcher2
— version 2. THIS IS THE BETA VERSION FROM THEIR SITE. NOT HELIX 2 from the MARKET. DO NOT DOWNLOAD MARKET VERSION, IT WILL BLOW UP YOUR PHONE!

JuiceDefender: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.latedroid.juicedefender
— Save battery life, without having to root your phone!

Laputa(The Hitchhikers Guide): http://market.android.com/search?q=com.reader.books.laputa.hhgttg.activity
Laputa(The Lost Symbol): http://market.android.com/search?q=com.reader.books.laputa.symbol.activity
— two self standing e-book collections.

Listen: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.listen
— Google Podcast scanner.

LOL Sites: http://market.android.com/search?q=org.prowl.lolcats
— Lolcats

Mabilo Ringtones: http://market.android.com/search?q=mabilo.ringtones
— free ringtones!

MixZing Lite: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.mixzing.basic
— alternate music player.

My Verizon: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.vzw.hss.myverizon
— My Verizon

MyBackup Pro: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.rerware.android.MyBackupPro
— backup your phone!

MyMemo: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.MyMemo
— another good notepad app.

NexusMod 2.0: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.ctso.lwp.nexusmod
— Live Wallpaper app. INSANELY customizable. Love it. Worth the buck.

Orkut: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.orkut
— Google Social Network?

PdaNet: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.pdanet
— better tethering ap.

PicSay: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.shinycore.picsayfree
— Photo editor.

Replica Island: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.replica.replicaisland
— Insanely awesome platform game.

Ringdroid: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.ringdroid
–edit your tones!

ROM Manager: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.koushikdutta.rommanager
— ROOT USERS ONLY: This allows you to jump between custom roms (like Koush’s godly CyanogenMod!) like changing underwear..

Seismo Wallpaper: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.ariwilson.seismowallpaper
— live wallpaper.

SetCPU: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.mhuang.overclocking
— again, ROOT USERS ONLY. Beat up your droids processor by making it run insanely fast.

ShapeWriter keyboard: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.shapewriter.android.softkeyboard
— think Swype, but it doesnt suck.

ShareMyApps: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.mattlary.shareMyApps
— why, this very app i used to make this list!

Shopper: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.shopper
ShopSavvy: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.biggu.shopsavvy
–two shopping apps. one from Google, one not.

Skype mobile™: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.skype.android.verizon
— verizons useless skype app.

Smart Keyboard Pro: http://market.android.com/search?q=net.cdeguet.smartkeyboardpro
— alternate keyboard

Social Wallpaper: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.littlefluffytoys.SocialWallpaper
— live wallpaper feeding your twitter updates to your page. screw motoblur!

Star Wars Sounds and Ringtones: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.soundroid2012.starwars
— Star Wars sounds.

Starfield: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.kalicinscy.wallpaper.starfield
— Starry live wallpaper

Substrate: http://market.android.com/search?q=org.hermit.substrate
live wallpaper

Tech Buzz: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.geekyouup.android.widgets.tech
— widget version of BuzzDeck!

Touiteur: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.levelup.touiteur
Touiteur Premium: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.levelup.touiteurpremium
—my FAVORITE Twitter app. Bar NONE. (until tweetdeck comes out)

Weather Widgets: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.androidapps.widget.weather2
—the shitty version of Beauitful Widgets. Same price, shittier quality.

Zillow: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.zillow.android.zillowmap
— real estate.

³: http://market.android.com/search?q=org.abrantix.rockon.rockonnggl
— alternative music player!

so there you have it.

so kids, here’s my question to you. WHAT APPS DO YOU USE / RUN and WHY? feel free to drop me a comment or two with your suggestions.

Thanks for reading. Make it a great day. 🙂

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