Most Useful Droid Apps
This is the last post in my four part series of my most preferred and useful free Droid Apps.
If you missed any of the prior posts you can find them here:
- Free Music Apps for Droid
- Best Free Social Media Apps for Droid X
- Fun and practical apps for the Droid
Honestly, I should have done this post first in the post because these apps are probably some of the most useful and practical ones to have. But as a sign in my Aunt’s kitchen says: “Life is Uncertain. Eat Dessert First”. Basically, I gave you the dessert before the main course.
Use Barcode Scanner to just scan the code instead of torturing yourself by typing in the app names listed below.
- Despite the claims the battery does NOT last 9+ hours like they claim (maybe if you don’t touch it for an entire nine hours). One of @_KimRandall’s friend (Carlos, sorry I don’t have your Twitter handle) told me this past weekend about Juice Defender. Using it now for nearly a week it seems that the battery is lasting longer.
- If you’ve had your Droid for more than five minutes you’ve probably either been tipped off by someone else or have read about Advanced Task Killer. Install it, you will be glad you did.
- Another friend told me about pdaNet but I have yet to actually see how it works with either my laptop or iPad (so I can’t attest to its functionality or anything but based on his recommendation, other user reviews and the 4.5 out of 5 rating with nearly 17,000 ratings, it must be pretty darn awesome. It allows your Droid to act as a “modem” for your laptop.
- If you are an anal like to keep everything in neat and tidy folders, look no further than Astro File Manager
Others have suggested EverNote and SpringPad ~ I installed SpringPad and have used it a bit but since I am still hating the touch keyboard I probably won’t fully utilize it until some later date and time.
And since I am new to Venice, FL and still trying to determine what is here and how to get to it, I’ve found these “location” based apps to be helpful with learning my way around town.
- Google’s Places Directory ~ neatly delivers up a list of businesses to you based on the category you select from the home screen
- UrbanSpoon ~ Like the play the slots? Now you can play slots to determine where you will eat out. If you want to stay on one of the three categories (City, Fare Type/Cuisine and Price) you can “lock” down and “play the slots again” for another suggestion.
All of you who have been with a Droid phone for awhile now…what other apps do you love and why? Write them in the comments below or tweet them out to me at @mmangen