Julian Yap

Apps I use on Android

It has been a bit over a year since I have had my “HTC Droid Incredible”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droid_Incredible. I could go into it more but I can say that it has been a thoroughly unenjoyable experience. I have found no joy in using an Android phone. Strangely enough after reviewing the apps I have installed on the web, I only came to the figure of 52 apps total (it also counts some pre-installed apps, probably since updates were issued). Thankfully, my workplace will be upgrading us to iPhone’s in the next few weeks. I can’t wait. I thought I’d take this opportunity to run through the apps I use on Android.

K-9 Mail - I use this for Yahoo! Mail since I can’t get Yahoo! Mail working on the stock HTC email application.

Gmail - This works much better than the stock HTC email application. I only use the stock HTC email application for work Exchange email.

Facebook - It’s aight.

“TweetDeck”:https://market.android.com/details?id=com.thedeck.android.app - The only Twitter app that I’m satisfied with and I’ve tried quite a few. It’s one of the rare apps which actually scrolls nicely. Kudos to the devs at TweetDeck for putting in extra effort to implement smooth scrolling code. I actually bought TweetBot today on my iPad just so that I could use it when I get my iPhone.

Google Reader - Can’t say I use this much but have it on there.

QuickPic - This works much better than the stock HTC gallery application.

Kik Messenger - Like a BlackBerry Messenger replacement.

Out Of Milk - The only tollerable shopping list application I have found. One of the few ‘polished’ Android applications I have found.

PhotoShop - Used to crop screen shots.

ConnectBot - Used to SSH to work servers occasionally.

“AntiVirus Free”:https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zrgiu.antivirus - Because Android has malware.

“Screenshot”:https://market.android.com/details?id=com.geeksoft.screenshot - Used to take screen shots.

“AdFree”:https://market.android.com/details?id=com.bigtincan.android.adfree - Used to block ads.

Titanium Backup - Used to backup pre-installed crap applications which I then uninstalled.

Bria - Rarely used but used for work VoIP for testing.

CSipSimple - Rarely used but used for work VoIP testing.

15 DECEMBER 2011 @ 01:45AM


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