Review: The Best Android Apps




Review: The Best Android Apps
General / from 14/08/2009

Now comes a little time to review the best apps for Android smartphones. Most of the apps I use every day and my life immensely easier.

Money Manager:

With this app you can keep its financial household in the survey and this has always with him. Incoming and Outgoing amounts can be booked immediately or only after a specified date I have. Since the last update a chart CashFlow is available.

Price: FREE (with ads), € 0.99 (without advertising)


Everyone knows about the problem, he has a lot to do, does not know when to do it and when the time has come … has no idea of ​​the … what you really wanted to or had to. Astrid is a great to-do planner. New tasks I call with the name and a brief description, distribute tags, the importance is highlighted by color, put to notes me, can store how long the task needs to settlement may set me deadlines and repetitions, alarms set as the task already spent time deposit.

Price: FREE

AK Notepad:

The AK Notepad replaced my existing notebook not in Android. As an ex-Outlooker and Windows Mobile / Blackberry users I lack in the Android menu item “Notes”. AK Notepad is a very simply designed app with which I can create my notes. Easy and Convenient.

Price: FREE

GPS / Wifi Toggle Widget:

The GPS and Wifi Toggle Widget buttons are just the one on the Android dekstop stores and then with a finger touch GPS and / or Wi-Fi to activate. The Wi-Fi and GPS activation is unfortunately only awkward to find in the standard case from the Settings menu.

Price: FREE


Android reserves such as Windows Mobile like some programs open in the background. While this does not eat as much memory as Windows Mobile … but will in the long run but a burden. Different species also make sure to close the apps remain partially open apps in the background. Some apps have a menu item to close, others are closed by “home” button or “Back” button. The TasKiller shows me all open apps to which I can then finish individually by finger-touch or with the “killer” button … all at once. You can also put apps on an ignore list, these apps are then ignored by the TasKiller and therefore can not be closed accidentally. There already is the difference between the Free and Pro version, the ignore in the Pro version is unlimited.

Price: FREE, PRO € 0.70


Steel is a browser of large extent based on the original of Android. The control is similar … there are hardly any differences. I think Steel is not mature because it crashes at least 3 tabs with me. Steel is essential if maximum connections such as GPRS or EDGE only be available for me. Since the browser shows its strength and shine with faster page structure than the original Android.

Price: FREE


The best Twitter client on Android. YapYap or Twidgit can not keep up with the fast and stable simple Twitter client. Twidroid offers everything the heart Twitter. However, I am missing two things – Twitpic and Twitvid can not be viewed directly in the app.

Price: FREE


About eBuddy I need not much to write. eBuddy is an IM app for Android which the networks of MSN, Yahoo, AIM, GTalk, MySpace, ICQ and Facebook may have. Unlike Meebo or eBuddy IM + runs much more stable on my HTC Magic, it is also like the other two apps no disconnections or crashes. The operation is very intuitive and responds very fast.

Price: FREE


Again, short and sweet, Shazam is an app mt which I recognize as the music goes on the radio. Shazam turn, keep to the speaker and wait until it has detected the current track.

Price: FREE

TV Guide:

With TV Guide I let the current television or zukünfitge my current TV channel show. Premiere pay TV channels or also as a festival are. The coolest thing is, you can set a reminder when tapping the shipment.

Price: FREE

Places Directory:

My current location is determined by GPS and then I can display my restaurants, bars, car dealerships and the like in my area. I can from the app on my target directly or call me leave it at Google Maps to show me there to navigate.

Price: FREE

Star mobile:

Mobile with the star I watch the latest news available at the star. All news can get and look in each category. Photo Galleries such as video are also included. Updating goes with UMTS / HSDPA / Wifi very quickly equipped, with GPRS, it may a little longer life.

Price: FREE


With MyTrack I draw with GPS on my running or cycling routes. Whether in altitude, average speed, or the time in which I also really moves me – no problem. Finally I can let me show the route on the map and even send them via email.

Price: FREE


This tool also locates me by GPS and alerts depending on the setting of coming speed cameras. Is the genius of it is the community. Anyone can login, enter and confirm Blitzer at Blitzer RadAlert. This creates an unparalleled database and everyone should be protected from the glare.

Price: FREE

All the apps you should find in the Android Market, I hope not affected by the problem with HTC Hero and Samsung Galaxy these apps and are not displayed. On my HTC Magic all apps run without any problems and should at least be possible on the HTC Hero ähnlihch.

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