50 Fantastic Free Android Apps: Page 2

Posted September 13, 2010

Thor Olavsrud

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18) AK Notepad

A simple, straightforward notepad application that features Websync to snaptic.com, it does one thing and does it well.

19) Read It Later

A simple, reliable tool that adds Instapaper to your sharing menu, so you can quickly tag articles as you browse.

20) EverPaper

EverPaper is a simple but excellent Instapaper client. It doesn't support folders yet, but it's under constant development. It also syncs with EverNote.

21) Facebook

The Android Facebook app has its challenges, but it enables account syncing between your Facebook friends and the contacts on your phone.

22) Aldiko

Aldiko is a decent eBook reader and possibly the best available on Android. It doesn't handle DRM.

23) Bump

Select a contact or photo and then bump phones with another person who is also running the Bump app. It uses location information and the timing of the bump to detect the two phones involved and transfer the file between the two devices over the Internet. The Android version is even compatible with the iPhone version.

24) ConnectBot

If you're a sysadmin, this one's for you. It's a Secure Shell client for Android.

25) 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.

26) Pandora

Start listening to free, personalized Internet radio on your Android. This app brings Pandora off your computer and puts it on your phone. It's fully integrated with Pandora on the Web. You can listen to all your existing stations and create new ones on your phone too.

27) FxCamera

Have some fun taking photos on your Android phone by adding filters, including the fisheye and the Warhol effects.

28) Layar

Turn your phone into an Augmented Reality device with Layar. It uses your phone's camera, compass and GPS data to identify your location and field of view, retrieves data based on those geographical coordinates and then layers that data over the camera view.

29) Smart Alarm Clock

This alarm clock uses the Android's accelerometer to track your body movements while sleeping and wake you up just as your last dream finishes, ensuring you've had as restful a night of sleep as possible.

30) Battle.net Mobile Authenticator

Secure your World of Warcraft account by turning your phone into an electronic token. Once you enable the authenticator on your account and download the app, the app generates a unique, eight-digit numeric code that you use to log into your account. Each code is only valid once.

31) ESPN ScoreCenter

Get comprehensive ESPN sports coverage on your Android phone with this app. It provides near-real-time scores and schedules.

32) Exchange Rates

Exchange Rates is a currency converter that shows current exchange rates. Best of all: no ads.

33) 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.

34) Google Places Directory

Take the mystery out of finding nearby places with Google Places Directory. Places Directory allows you to browse nearby places in categories like restaurants, movie theaters, hotels and banks. It also gives you distance and directions along with ratings and photos.

35) IMDb Movies & TV

With the IMDb Movies & TV app, you'll be able to settle all those movie and TV-based bar arguments within moments. This app is a client that provides access to all the information on the Web-based version of IMDb.

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