My 30 essential Android apps

My 30 essential Android apps

You know how it goes – you get a new phone and suddenly realize you need to install all of your favorite apps once again. I recently got myself the Samsung Galaxy S II and before even turning it on, I decided to prepare a list of apps I’ll install on it. Without further ado, here’s a list of 30 apps I find essential:

In addition, there’s the office suite (Polaris) that comes preloaded with the Samsung Galaxy S II — HTC smartphones rock Quickoffice. Moreover, you may notice some other icons on the image above like GetGlue and Taskos – I’m still playing with them and so I can’t included them to my must-have list.

Now I want to know which apps are essential for you. I guess Amazon’s Kindle could be on the list, but I don’t buy digital books that often (if ever)…

  • Hvanderspek

    Barcodescanner, Whatsapp, GPS status, Wifinder, Widgetsoid

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sofia-Notennah/100001739300101 Sofia Notennah

    Please include IM+!

    • Juan Camilo Yunis Botero

      Yes, IM+ is a must here, no other app works like this one, energy friendly, push mode, and good interface.

  • Anonymous

    A good screenshot app? which you used to make the post?

    • Juan Camilo Yunis Botero

      Galaxy S II comes with a native screenshot app, you just need to press home + power button :).

      • Ehi01 Ev

        I have a Captivate and I would like to take screenshot… Any way I can do that or any application I can download??? Thanxs

  • Anonymous

    A good screenshot app? which you used to make the post?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J7QWJTI232DEOE6BOAXEYHGDOE Mirco

    Funambol!

    • http://twitter.com/lagartoflojo Hernán Schmidt ?

      Easiest app to transfer my contacts from my old iPhone 2G to my new SGSII =)

  • John R Shumway

    Do the new Android OS versions still need to run a task killer? I have heard that it is more efficient to let the OS manage that by itself.

  • John R Shumway

    Do the new Android OS versions still need to run a task killer? I have heard that it is more efficient to let the OS manage that by itself.

    • Juan Camilo Yunis Botero

      Task killer for gingerbread is not required at all, because it came preloaded and it’s a good one.

  • Decebal

    How about an app that keeps it cold? Mine heats up like an nuclear plant!

    • Juan Camilo Yunis Botero

      That’s rare, upgrade your Galaxy S II to XXKI3 is the best stock rom ever. Not hot, very smooth, energy friendly, and data speed is good.

  • Aasibrw

    Tell me any offline turn by turn navigator (Maps) App.

    Thanx

    • Asdf

      I use sygic , its brilliant offline navigator and is very accurate.

  • Anonymous

    Do not install a task killer! You don’t need it and you don’t need free memory

  • http://bbavirtualstaffing.com Acllanto

    What app should i install to capture a video?

  • Lee Jones-pfitzner

    i have just got new galaxy s2 n would like to know if there is an app for locating a stolen or lost phone

    • bobbb

      lookout mobile security. if you lost it download plan b.

  • Robson

    ES File Explorer, Transdroid, Tapatalk, Dolphin Browser Mini, Voodoo Control.

  • CJ

    Astro, Square, AppMonster, Note Everything, Handcent, Go Contacts, MailDroid, Angry Birds Trilogy (lol).

  • SGS2

    Y make a list when u can root and use titanium backup?

  • Anonymous

    i uninstalled Facebook coz they crash ALL the time

  • Stephengturner

    trying to syncronise the calender to outlook.  Events put on outlook download onto samsung galaxy 11 s but events on galaxy do not update outlook on laptop.  Anyone got an answer

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    I use OneLouder’s FriendCaster and TweetCaster Pro, Jota Text Editor, Tapatalk, Fancy Widgets, Wikipedia, Dolphin HD Browser, Handcent SMS, TalkDroid, Box, Amazon, Amazon MP3, FourSquare, Root Explorer, ShootMe and SwiftKey X.

  • http://digg.com/users/OmegaWolf Silver Fang

    I use OneLouder’s FriendCaster and TweetCaster Pro, Jota Text Editor, Tapatalk, Fancy Widgets, Wikipedia, Dolphin HD Browser, Handcent SMS, TalkDroid, Box, Amazon, Amazon MP3, FourSquare, Root Explorer, ShootMe and SwiftKey X.

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