We’d like to share with you our ultimate list of the top Android apps. What makes an app worthy of a list like this? A good app will be one that does its job well, one that is useful, and one that is used so often that you might feel lost without it.
Apps from many different categories make our list. We hope you find it useful on your search for the top apps for Android.
Listed in alphabetical order:
Top Apps for Android #1.Advanced Task Killer
Some people use it to try to save battery life, but others keep it around in case unruly apps mush things up and need a forced close. Advanced Task Killer is a top app to keep on hand, just in case.
Top Apps for Android #2. Angry Birds
Just about every iPhone and Android user on the planet has heard of Angry Birds. It is famous for its fun characters and addictive nature. Useful for killing time and some mind exercising puzzle skills. (How about some Angry Birds alternatives for PC?)
Top Apps for Android #3. Dropbox
Web app gone Android app, Dropbox is that awesome app that helps you keep folders in sync. With the Android app you can access your files from anywhere and even share files at will.
Top Apps for Android #4. ES File Explorer
Every good Android user needs some sort of a file manager. ES File Explorer is an awesome choice because it does more than allow you access to files on your memory card. You can also manage apps, kill tasks and so much more.
Top Apps for Android #5. Evernote
Unload your brain when thoughts and ideas come fluttering in. Take a snapshot and write a note and find it again later after you’ve forgotten all about it. You can also use it in many other collaborative ways.
Top Apps for Android #6. EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a neat way to record your trail when you are out enjoying the outdoors. It will also place any photos taken along the way on the map where they were taken. [I personally reviewed this app over at timmyjohnboy.com]
Top Apps for Android #7. Facebook for Android
If you’d rather have an app than use Facebook via its mobile website, Android has an app for that. It really does have a smooth and useful interface.
Top Apps for Android #8. FourSquare
Take over the town, digitally! FourSquare is the app that allows you to check in to many of your favorite locations all over your local town.
Top Apps for Android #9. Gmail
Who knew Google would include a Gmail app? The Gmail app will actually allow you to handle multiple Gmail accounts with ease.
Top Apps for Android #10. Google Docs
With Google Docs, you can now actually edit documents on the go. You can also open and view them easily whenever you want.
Top Apps for Android #11. Google Voice
Googe Voice is that service that allows you to have one phone number to control all of your various phones. Have it ring your work phone or your home phone depending on the time of day. It’s also a handy voice mail system that integrates well with your cell phone.
Top Apps for Android #12. Google Reader
Google Reader is one of the most popular RSS readers on the web and now there’s an Android app so you can read your feeds on the go.
Top Apps for Android #13. HootSuite
Some people rather use the Twitter website and those people can use the mobile site. If you want something more, you can find an app to use and HootSuite is one of the better ones.
Top Apps for Android #14. ooVoo Video Chat
Since Skype was taking so long to integrate video chat into its Android app, front-facing camera Android users began to seek other options and one of the only apps that allow phone and computer video chats is ooVoo. They’ve done a good job filling in the void.
Top Apps for Android #15. Pandora
Another web app gone Android app is Pandora. It’s one of the most popular music streaming services among unlimited data users.
Top Apps for Android #16. PayPal
PayPal is still one of the most popular ways to manage money transactions online and among other smartphone users. The Android app makes it so much easier to handle your PayPal money on the go.
Top Apps for Android #17. Posterous
The Posterous Android app comes in very handy if you’ve got a Posterous blog and you want a quick and easy way to create new posts and share photos and blurps with your friends.
Top Apps for Android #18. Quick Settings
Quick Settings puts many settings you may want to tweak often right in the status bar for easy, drop down access. [This is one the apps I reviewed at timmyjohnboy.com]
Top Apps for Android #19. Ringdroid
Make any MP3 file into a ringtone with Ringdroid. Choose it, crop it, and make it into your phone’s ringer, all quickly and easily. We previously reviewed Ringdroid here: Make Your Own Free Android Ringtones On The Fly With Ringdroid
Top Apps for Android #20. ShootMe
With just a shake of your Android, and of course the ShootMe app, you can quickly and easily take a screenshot of your Android! Does it work on your phone?
Top Apps for Android #21. Trillian
Having a tough time with multiple Google accounts on the Google Talk app? Use an app like Trillian and you can use several accounts, including on from other services too. It’s also our app of choice for cross-protocol instant messaging.
Top Apps for Android #22. WordPress
Because of the WordPress app, I have been able to type full-length blog posts on my Evo. Use this apps to update several blogs. There are also several sharing options available to WordPress bloggers.
Top Apps for Android #23. YouTube
YouTube is another app that probably came stock on your phone. You may prefer the mobile site but many of us may find the mobile app way more convenient. Google has done a good job with the YouTube app and it makes it easy to not only consume media but also upload media to your account.
So there’s our list. There are so many Android apps being created every day so I’m sure there are more really awesome apps that didn’t make this list. Please share some of your favorites in the comments.