Top 7 Android Apps Used Daily
Everyone has a set of apps they just can't live without. If you're like me, this list of apps is by no means dynamic, it changes often as my own needs change as well as the functionality of apps change. There are also some apps that "just work". There are many apps I rely on that just work, on a day-to-day basis I have little to no interaction with these apps directly, but my world would literally crumble if they didn't do their job (metaphorically speaking of course!).
The list below is my current set relating to the first category, these are apps I use EVERY single day, without fail.
Why not check out my Top 8 Android Apps That Just Work too?
Possibly the best and most fully featured twitter app available for android. There are two things to Plume that put it head and shoulders above any other twitter app out there now. The first is how it handles lists, you don’t even have to have your main timeline showing at all. That’s priceless to me. The second is the addition of tweetmarker support. This essentially stores your current read position in the cloud, it works for every list and means you can easily jump from device to device and pick up where you left off.
Feedly takes Google Reader, and seriously pimps it out. Not only is this app gorgeous, it's completely functional. Many apps get one of these factors right, but those that get both are rare. Feedly is one of, if not the best of this small category.
It has its issues, some of which will be fixed in the next major update (pinch zoom finally!) But it still remains the best email app on android, and perhaps any mobile platform. This should be an ever-present on anyone's top app list.
If you like in the 21st century like me, then you're probably over SMS now. It's an outdated function that's not fit for purpose any more. Google Talk however, is. Cross platform chat implemented in a simple and to-the-point manner. It’s not perfect by any means, it could do with an ICS themed update, but the basic functionality puts it above almost any other instant messaging app out there, including SMS.
Don't tell me you actually keep music files on your phone? Lets bring you a bit closer to the present! Storing all your music files on your home PC, transferring to and from that PC to your phone… it’s all so… 2010.. If you don't use Spotify, at least consider Google Music, or at the very least Amazon Cloud Player! Your life will be enriched, and that's a Droid-Den guarantee!
I consume so much news every single day, it’s pretty unbelievable. Pocket is a fantastic tool to help me manage all that information I need to consume. Again it’s cross platform, like all good apps are. It updates itself instantly when something new gets pushed to the cloud (another common feature of a great app by the way) and it looks pretty damn good too.
Security is no joke. You need to manage access to all those online services properly. Don’t make me remind you what could happen if you don’t…! You might not think this is a big deal, but trust me, it’s huge. GO ahead and give Lastpass a go, then the next time you make one of these lists, you'll understand why it’s present on mine!
At the beginning of this post, I also mentioned a set off apps that just work without my direct interaction. I'll be making a post including these very soon, so stay tuned! It’s something you definitely don't want to miss!