Android Apps I Swear By

I’ve been rocking a shitty brown HTC Hero for a few months now and thought I would round up a list of Android Apps I use daily.

I've been rocking a shitty brown HTC Hero for a few months now and thought I would round up a list of Android Apps I use daily.

Spotify

If your buying at least an album a month, you might as well pay the £10/month Spotify Subscription fee and download this amazing app from the market. With millions of songs available for streaming via wifi or downloading for offline playback. Since Spotify stores all your playlists online you'll get automatic synching with changes made on the desktop mode. Oh, and also, NO ADS!

Bar Code Scanner

This app allows you to scan barcodes of CD, books, anything really and will perform a lookup of prices. QR Codes containing URLs can also be scanned for direct linking. While running the app point your camera at the image on the left to see the results. These URLs work for the Android Market too.

BBC News

Displays the latest headlines by category with in app display of full article. I mostly use this for checking the football scores but there are over a hundred other categories to select. Bundles with a homescreen widget for adding scrolling headlines to your homescreen.

Facebook for Android

I've been told this app is nothing compared to it's iPhone cousing but it has all I would really need from a Facebook app. The simple UI for displays most recent status updates and photos as well as changing your status and posting to friends wall's. I've yet to try the photo uploader but that's in there too. Great how all those application posts are excluded from the feed.

Best of the Rest

So those are the four apps I see as essential downloads. Saying that there are around 50,000 apps available in the market including unit convert, improvements to almost every core feature of the Android such as Dolphin Web Browser, Battery Manager and alternative homescreen software so there is bound to be something to match every need, if not it's probably on it's way.