Archive for December, 2009

My top 10 Android apps

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

Everyone seems to have a top 10 list of Droid apps, so here is what is currently installed on mine:

Useful, go get:

  • Advanced Task Killer Free — very simple way to kill of apps that are left hanging around
  • AppManager — nice way to manage your apps includes info on space used and can uninstall apps
  • Barcode Scanner — used by other scanning apps
  • Battery Graph — track battery level
  • Book Mobile — scan ISBN from a book and have it added to your google book list. Sometimes it can’t add to the list on google.
  • Color Blindness Test — I’m red/green deficient
  • ConnectBot — ssh client
  • Divide and Conquer! — fun game
  • DroidLight — handy flashlight replacement, turns on camera flash
  • Foursquare — silly GPS location ‘game’
  • GDocs Notepad with Sync — little note taker that stores up on google docs
  • GDocs — not written by Google, but lets you get to your google docs
  • GeoBeagle — Excellent geocaching app, highly recommended,
  • Goggles — Take a picture of something and google will try to identify it, works best with books, logos, etc. By Google.
  • Google Sky Map — Very cool reality enhancement. Go out at night and hold the droid up to the sky to see names and info about stars, planets, etc. By Google.
  • Hypnotic Spiral — silly toy
  • Maps (Google) — Excellent interface. By Google.
  • Moon Phases — handy
  • My Tracks — Notes GPS tracks and uploads to both Google Docs and Google Maps, very handy for tramping around in the woods
  • NetCounter — track network traffic on 3G network vs WiFi network
  • Network Discovery — Sort of a nmap port to the android that lets you find out what else is on your network. Integrates with ConnectBot to ssh to servers.
  • Oblique Strategies — a Classic.
  • Places Directory (Google) — Show lists of what is nearby you. By Google.
  • Ringdroid — create ringtones from any mp3
  • Sand Blaster — physics simulation game similar to Powder
  • Seesmic — Nice twitter client
  • Show Accelerometer — toy to show off the accelerometer
  • Spark — toy
  • The Weather Channel — nice weather app with widget interface too.
  • ThinkFree Mobile
  • tickr — surprising handy Flickr slideshow app that needs a bit more polish
  • Voice Recorder — Excellent free voice recorder, integrates into email to send or upload audio recordings
  • Waze — fun mapping/directions tool that also has a game element (munch dots on untraveled roads)
  • WiFi OnOff — widget to turn on/off the Wifi from the homepage

Handy, will likely stay on the phone

  • androidVNC — VNC to linux boxes. Servicable, but tricky connecting to a 2 monitor system.
  • AK Notepad
  • Banshee Remote — requires downloading and running a little python server on the Linux box running Banshee. Could be handy, but may not fit how I listen to music.
  • Bluetooth File Transfer
  • Documents To Go
  • Dolphin Browser
  • Evernote
  • Favorite Recipes
  • iSilo — I use this on my palm pilot, may be useful.
  • NPR News
  • Mobile
  • Pandora
  • Qik
  • SAT Vocabulary

Not fully evaluated

  • Aldiko
  • Amazed
  • Androbex
  • Android Network RSS
  • Beelicious
  • CompassNavi
  • Contact Owner
  • Craigslist
  • Flickr Photo Frame
  • Gmote
  • GPS Status
  • Hyperspace LITE
  • Layar
  • Listen
  • MeteorLiteWVGA
  • NewRob
  • On Air
  • OpenLoopz for Android
  • Opera Mini
  • Owner
  • PalmBookReader
  • Plasma Puddle
  • RaySpy
  • Reader
  • ScoreNinja
  • Shot
  • Simple GPS
  • Slacker
  • SmartTraining
  • SnapPhoto
  • StreamFurious
  • SwiftTweets
  • SystemMonitor
  • Trap!
  • Ustream Broadcaster
  • Ustream Viewer Beta
  • Where

Stormtrooper off duty at Nashua Winter Stroll

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Woman seated in a chair, with a man

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Woman seated in a chair, with a man, originally uploaded by marcn.