Android Apps I can’t live without

My AndroidA short time ago, I was in the heart of Austin with countless others navigating all that was South by Southwest.  During which, I realized that my Android was much cooler than I previously thought. Now I am usually minimalist when it comes to these things, but below are four that I’d be lost without.

Foursquare Like many folks, I have been anxious to see which location-based application would come out as the clear leader in the space. Going in to the conference, I was expecting big things from Gowalla and SCVNGR, unfortunately for them foursquare 3.0 was launched a few days before the conference. Without a question the new features including the leader board, messaging, additional contact options, nearby deals and the ability to get alerts to friend check-ins made foursquare the clear winner of all companies at the 25th anniversary edition of SXSW.

Google MapsBeing my first time to Austin, I couldn’t tell my ass from my elbow. So needless to say, I was lost and out of my element – as were many of my SXSW friends. Instead of asking for directions or hailing a pedicab or taxi, we fired up our smartphones looking for the best navigational tool. We tried out a few of them, but Google Maps was the quickest and drained the least battery. It now has a place on my phone’s desktop and will be used every time I head to a new city or for some reason get lost wandering around Boston.

Seesmic for AndroidTwitter is my favorite social platform, and for that I have no shame. I am addicted to 140 character nuggets and see it as a useful professional and personal communications tool.  So keeping it on my phone was a no brainer.  I went through dozens of apps before finding the one that worked for me – Seesmic for Android. The earlier versions of this app were kind of clunky but the newest iteration is sleek and my Goldilocks.

Weather Channel App No one likes under or over dressing or getting caught in a storm.  The Weather Channel’s app helps you see what weather is like in your city or a city you are visiting helping you prepare for the best or worst weather.

I know these apps aren’t overly exciting to many folks, but they make my life a lot easier. Are there applications that you could not live without? If so let me know below and maybe I’ll find something that will blow my mind.

 

146,259 Responses to Android Apps I can’t live without
  1. Ari Herzog
    March 23, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Sorry, Seesmic is not for me. I prefer simple twitter apps — and for the android I tried a few of them but like Plume the best.

  2. Ari Herzog
    March 23, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Sorry, Seesmic is not for me. I prefer simple twitter apps — and for the android I tried a few of them but like Plume the best.

  3. Ari Herzog
    March 23, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Sorry, Seesmic is not for me. I prefer simple twitter apps — and for the android I tried a few of them but like Plume the best.

  4. Ari Herzog
    March 23, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Sorry, Seesmic is not for me. I prefer simple twitter apps — and for the android I tried a few of them but like Plume the best.

  5. Ari Herzog
    March 23, 2011 | 1:32 pm

    Sorry, Seesmic is not for me. I prefer simple twitter apps — and for the android I tried a few of them but like Plume the best.

  6. ariherzog
    March 23, 2011 | 11:32 am

    Sorry, Seesmic is not for me. I prefer simple twitter apps — and for the android I tried a few of them but like Plume the best.

  7. ChrisApple
    March 23, 2011 | 2:06 pm

    Ari had to be the party pooper… LOL @Ari Herzog

  8. jeffespo
    March 23, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    @Ari Herzog To each their own, Seesmic works for me

  9. rodogg88
    October 2, 2011 | 2:27 am

    jeff you bastard, whats up? its carlington 🙂

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