Monday, August 1, 2011
My Most Used Android Apps
Before you do anything else, make sure to register your phone at market.android.com - that way you can browse through the Android app store on your computer and with just a click of the mouse they will begin downloading/installing on your phone. Very convenient!
Okay, I digress. Let's get to actual app recommendations. Thanks to app folders, I only use two out of the 7 available home screens (that way all of the apps I frequently use are just a click away...for me, that's faster than sliding through 7 screens).
The screen to the right of my home screen has three widgets: Aix Weather, Sportacular, and MLB At Bat 11.
My main screen has the Evernote widget and 8 app folders. (more on how I use Evernote here).
In my Messaging folder, I most frequently use Gmail, Handcent SMS (which I use to replace the stock android text app), and Voice (which I use for voicemail, replacing the standard Verizon voicemail).
In my Internet folder, I most frequently use the standard browser, Firefox and LastPass. LastPass is my password manager and I use that when I need to log into a website and I don't know the password (which is frequently, because my passwords are all different and usually look something like this: X7s$sdd0@2U
In my Website Apps folder, I most frequently use Amazon.com, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, ING Direct, Netflix, Pandora, Reader, ReadItLater, Redbox, Wells Fargo, YouTube, and Zillow.
In my Utilities folder, I most frequently use Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Google Authentication (because two-factor authentication on my Google account is an absolute must), Market, and Quick Settings.
In my Camera folder, besides the stock camera/camcorder/gallery apps, I most frequently use Barcode Scanner, Google Goggles, Imgur, and QuickPic.
In my Music folder, I most frequently use Amazon MP3, Google Music, Pandora, and Shazam.
My Games folder is pathetic, I don't have any good recommendations. I don't really play any games on my phone (but I do on my iPad).
So that's about it. That's what works for me. Am I missing any great apps?