Gone are the days of the Apple ruling the Smartphone application market, with its App Store. Google ensures it’s foothold in the competitive market with its own Android Market, churning out one great application after the other. With a massive range from useful utilities, addons, games, entertainment, QR code generator and serious business niches, the Android application range is absolutely outstanding. What makes these apps so great? One word: Simplicity. Let’s have a look at some of the most widely used Android applications out there.
1. Ringdroid – Make Your Own Ringtones
One amazing, intuitive and an addictive application designed exclusively for the Android platform, Ringdroid is a ringtone composing application, which allows you to mix and match your own tunes within seconds. An extremely simple, non-intimidating interface along with a great set of features, the Ringdroid is a must have for all Android users.
2. Google Listen – Create Personalized Podcasts
If you’re an avid podcast audiophile, then you know how much it pricks to be on the move without the latest updates from your sources. Google Listen allows you to carry your podcasts on the move, letting you listen to the latest and hottest updates out there. The application also allows the user to save the episodes to the phone itself, allowing you to listen to them at leisure when you get time. A must have application for the podcast fanatic.
3. WaveSecure – Anti-Theft Application
If you’re prone to losing your phones, WaveSecure helps you to retrieve it easily and helps to keep your data intact and secure from malignant attacks. With features like Remote Lock-Down, this clenches up all the info within the phone, WaveSecure maybe the ultimate solution to retrieving and securing data on lost phones.
4. 3DCoche – Dude, HERE’s my Car!
Lost your car in a huge parking lot? Can’t remember where you parked your car last? No need to go “Dude, Where’s My Car?” 3DCoche will help you find your car, faster than you can say its name. Using the application is ridiculously easy. Once you park your car, fire up the application and save your current location. The application makes use of Google Maps and Augmented reality, to remember and find your car. Interesting eh?
5. DocumentsToGo – Carry Your Office Suite With You!
Of all the applications in the Android Market, one that stands out and appeals to the businessman on the move is the DocumentsToGO. Expanding the potential of the Android phone to include an entire office suite onto the portable device is an amazing offer. From Microsoft supported word, powerpoint and excel documents to Adobe’s PDF format, it’s all supported on this application.
6. Evernote – Note Taking Was Never this fun!
Android phones usually don’t come with a default note taking application. One requires manually downloading and installing a 3rd party software application for this purpose. So, if you’re going to do so, why not get an application which synchronizes various notes, files and photos across various platforms? This application is still in beta, but can kick some serious ass.
7. Flixster – Movies on the Go!
Flixster, well known for its amazing movie rental service, had ogled all the iPhone users and now it’s Android’s turn to do the same for its own audience. Flixster Movies has helped millions of users figure out and find brand new movies they would like to watch on their phones. The best part of this application is that it’s FREE. Users can connect to Facebook directly from the app itself and share their views regarding the last movie they saw.
8. FxCamera – Fundroid your Camera
Bored of the default camera application on your phone? Need something new and fun to play around with? Well, FxCamera should keep you entertained for quite some time. Stuffed with loads of features such as ToyCam, Polandroid, Fisheye, SymmetriCam, Warhol and normal modes, the application makes taking picture a hell lot worth the effort. You’d rather want to be behind the lens rather than infront of it, once you see the app. If your phone has flash, this application will support that as well. So, if you’re a shutter bug, this application is meant for you, hands down.
9. Twidroid – THE Android Twitter Application
Being the only perfected Twitter application for the Android platform, Twidroid, has an amazing set of features, which will keep the Twitter Addict on his finger tips 24x7 (pun intended). There are two versions, the free one and the paid one. The paid one has a lot more features than you can ever want, including the Bit.ly short URL-ing support, multi-account support, and shaking phone to refresh the page, etc. The application is an amazing alternative to its competitors, with a fresh, clean and simple interface t work with. Get it NOW!
10. Wapedia – Wikipedia Unleashed on the Android
Wapedia is one of the most fastest and most intuitive applications designed for the Android platform. With access to over 3 million articles over the internet, Wapedia gives you access to almost all the pages from Wikipedia and tons of other Wiki’s over the internet right to your phone. It’s quite fast, even on simple 2G networks, along with multiple language support as well. The application also shows up featured content from the wikis such as the latest news and trends. A must have android application for the general knowledge enthusiasts.
That quite well about rounds up the never-so-ending list of gorgeous and mind boggling applications designed exclusively for the Android platform. Indeed, the true iPhone competitors are now surfacing, thanks to the Google’s Android OS, which helps to bridge two ends of a horizon, both software and hardware alike. If you don’t own an Android phone, don’t call yourself as a tech-enthusiast individual. Keep your eyes peeled for more such roundups of great Android applications on this site.