As the Android market grows it gets harder and harder to separate the golden apps from the dross. Here's a list of 50 Android apps that you don't want to pass by.
1) The Weather Channel Keep up with everything you need to know about the weather with this app. It features hourly, 36-hour and 10-day forecasts and live video from the TV channel. Free.
2) iTriage Mobile Health Use this app to help take better care of yourself. It was designed by two emergency room physicians to help users identify their systems and find a healthcare provider. Free.
3) Google Goggles Google Goggles is a visual search app. Take a picture of the object, landmark, logo, etc. you want information about and Google Goggles will return relevant search results. It will even provide information about businesses by displaying their names directly in the camera preview. Free.
4) Flixster Use this app to keep up with everything about the movies. In addition to movie reviews and show times, you can watch trailers and clips from just about any movie. Free.
5) Kayak Flight and Hotel Search This travel app lets you search multiple airline and deal Web sites for the best price on a flight. You can use it to book your travel, hotel and car rentals, and even to check the status of your flight. Free.
6) Mint.com Personal Finance Manage your money and keep track of your budget while on the move using Mint. It gives you up-to-date information on your accounts and lets you edit transaction info right on your phone. And it's password protected to make sure your information stays safe. Free.
7) Amazon Kindle for Android Want to read an electronic book, newspaper or magazine but don't have your Kindle with you? Or don't have a Kindle at all? It's not a problem with this app, which allows you to read any of 900,000 Kindle-formatted books with your Android device. And Amazon's Whispersync that your last page read, bookmarks, notes and highlights will sync across your various devices. Free.
8) Google+ If you're already an avid desktop Google+ user, this app is for you. It lets you seamlessly take Google's new social sharing platform mobile. Free.
9) Slacker Radio Want to create favorite radio stations and take them with you wherever you go? This app has you covered. While other apps—notably Pandora and Last.fm—also allow you to create your own radio stations, Slacker Radio has the added capability of caching music on your device for whenever you have a data signal so that you still have access to your music when you're offline, like on the subway or a long flight. Paid: $4.99 a month.
10) Google Body This app from Google allows you to search and navigate an interactive 3D model of the human body. It gives you the ability to view different anatomical layers, zoom in and navigate straight to parts that interest you. Free.
11) TouchDown for Tablets Optimized specifically for Android tablets, this productivity software taps into your corporate Exchange server to give you your e-mail, contacts, calendar and tasks all in a single tabbed view. Free.
12) Catch Notes This app, formerly known as 3banana Notes, lets you capture thoughts and ideas in text, voice, images and locations. You can then synch and back it up for free to Catch.com. You can passcode protect your activity stream, set reminders, share content and even organize it with hashtags. Free.
13) Skifta This app turns your Android device into a global remote control. Certified by the Digital Network Living Alliance (DNLA), Skifta allows your Android device to stream onboard media to any DNLA-enabled device, include TVs, stereos, PCs and the Sony PlayStation 3. Free.
14) Easytether Pro Looking for a solution to turn your Android phone into a mobile modem? Easytether Pro lets you tether your phone to Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 devices with no tether fees and without requiring root. An easy-to-use wizard guides you through the tethering process. Paid: $9.99.
15) Kongregate Arcade for Android Want to stay up on the newest and hottest Flash games around? This app gives you free access to more than 300 games from the Kongregate community and fully integrates with your existing Kongregate Web account. Free.
16) Beautiful Widgets Not content with the widgets, themes and skins that came with your Android device? This app is what you need. It features hundreds of downloadable skins. Paid: $2.82.
17) WolframAlpha Access WolframAlpha's computational knowledge engine from your phone with this app. Also available for free via the WolframAlpha Web site, the app calculates the answers to complex mathematic and scientific problems in an instant. The app version adds a keyboard with all manner of mathematic and scientific symbols to make entering queries a snap. Paid: $1.99.