Android platform has taken off with storm in 2011 and is now the most popular OS in smartphone market. The success of Android is mostly because of its apps ecosystem. There are over 300,000 apps to choose from App market. Most of the good stuff on Android is free, thanks to the developers who work hard to bring new ideas to Android. Following are my top Android apps that you should download right from the word go.
Twitter for Android – Twitter for Android is the Official Twitter app for Android. Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities and what’s happening around the world. Get short bursts of timely information on the official Twitter app. Real time search reveals breaking news, while trending topics show what’s happening now around the world. View trends, browse your interests and see suggested users in several categories, including fashion, entertainment and travel, or search to find out what people are saying about topics you care about. App features : Browse interests, Find & follow friends, Tweet, Retweet, Favorite, Follow, exchange Direct messages with your followers. For more details and free download click Twitter for Android.
Facebook for Android – Share and stay connected with your friends with the Facebook for Android app. Facebook for Android helps you connect with your friends and share on the go. Upload a photo, keep up with friends’ photos & status updates, look up a phone number and many more features – right from your Android device. For more details and free download click Facebook for Android.
Google+ – Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Google+ features : Circles let you share the right things with just the right people. Visit the stream to get updates from your circles or see what people are saying nearby. Instant Upload videos and photos to your own private album on Google+, making sharing a snap. Messenger is super fast messaging for everyone in your circles. Mobile Hangouts allow you to video chat with up to 9 friends while you’re on the go. For more details and free download click Google+.
Google Reader – Follow all your favorite sites, blogs, and more, all in one place. See what your friends are sharing, and easily share any interesting
Follow all your favorite sites, articles you read. The Google Reader app syncs with the web version, so all your reading lists are always up to date. For more details and free download click Google Reader .
Dropbox for Android – Dropbox for Android let’s you bring all your media, photos, docs and videos anywhere. Dropbox is a free service that let’s you store all your media files in cloud and let you connect to it from anywhere you wish. After you install Dropbox on your PC, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to cloud and can be viewed from all your computers and your Android device anywhere. For more details and free download click Dropbox for Android.
Evernote – Evernote is an easy to use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote let’s you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. To get the most out of your Evernote experience, download it on all of the computers and phones that you use. For more details and free download click Evernote .
Foursquare – Foursquare helps you explore the world around you. Foursquare makes it easier than ever to discover great places nearby. Tap on the ‘Explore’ tab to find personalized recommendations for whatever you’re craving. You can filter by places you haven’t tried, or places your friends like to go. Plus, the new update includes menus and pricing information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. While on the go, you can easily tell friends where you are, share pictures, get their comments, and get insider tips. Tons of places offer discounts and freebies to foursquare users, and you earn points and badges for doing the things you love. For more details and free download click Foursquare.
WhatsApp Messenger – Get WhatsApp Messenger and say goodbye to SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform messenger service available for Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and iPhone phones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or Wifi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to share pictures, audio notes and video messages. You can also chat in groups and share your media within it. WhatsApp is free to use. There are no hidden charges. Everything is Free. For more details and free download click WhatsApp Messenger.
Skyfire Web Browser 4.0 – Skyfire Web Browser makes your mobile web experience richer, smarter and more fun. Skyfire enables users to play millions of flash videos from the web that otherwise do not play or play poorly on mobiles. Skyfire also makes browsing more social. Easy access to Facebook and Twitter news feeds, profiles, friends, inbox, events and places. Find popular pages your friends have shared based on the sites you are visiting. Explore related ideas to the pages you browse. And see more from your searches with video and social results. For more details and free download click Skyfire Web Browser 4.0.
Amazon Kindle – Read books on your phone, including thousands of free Kindle books. The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader – and you don’t need to own a kindle to use it. Choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines like The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high-resolution color images. The Kindle app let’s you read the same book across devices and automatically syncs where you left off so you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. For more details and free download click Amazon Kindle.
Blogger – Start Blogging on the go with the official Blogger app. Experience the world of blogging. You can easily publish posts with pictures, labels and location information. Also you can view the lost of posts and if you have multiple accounts or blogs, you can easily switch between them. Blogging on the go is made easy with the Blogger app. You can create a free blog and share your experiences with friends and family. For more details and free download click Blogger.
Google Docs – Create, edit, upload and share your documents with the Google Docs app. Features : Google Docs is designed for Android to save you time finding your docs, Edit your documents in seconds, make quick changes to spreadsheets, View your documents, PDFs, presentations and more, Mark files as available offline for view access even when you’re not connected, upload and convert files to the Google Docs format, take a picture of printed text and convert it to a google document, share docs with your device’s contacts and many more. For more details and free download click Google Docs.
Sky Sports Live Football SC – Keep up to date with all the latest scores, news and video with the official Sky Sports Live Football Score Centre. Get unbeatable coverage of every game with : Live scores, Live commentary, Live League tables, Live Match stats, Results, 3D Pub Finder, Sky Sports News Radio, Team line-ups & formations, Latest football news and ‘My Scores’ widget. The ‘My Scores’ page allows you to select specific matches to follow so you’re never more than a click away from the games that matter and you can also personalise your home screen with widgets. For more details and free download Sky Sports Live Football SC.
eBay Android App – Get the power of eBay in the palm of your hand. Easily browse, shop, sell and manage your eBay activity wherever you are. Using eBay while you are on the go is fast and easy with this must-have app for Android. Download the app to take advantage of these powerful features like : Browse, Bid, Add shipping addresses and select shipping method, Track packages directly in the app. Stay on top of what’s important to you with more notifications and reminders. Quickly find what you are looking for with new and more advanced search. List your own items to sell in just minutes and take advantage of new listing features. For more details and free download click eBay Android App.
Above are my favorite apps for Android Platform. This post will be updated periodically with latest apps for Android OS. Stay tune or follow @harrym20 on twitter.