Choosing the top 10 Android apps from the 400,000 odd applications in the Android Market was somewhat of a tedious task. Nevertheless, we’ve raked through the web to come up with a list that comprises the must-have tools worthy enough to find a place in your mobile device. Scroll right through the roster to find out more.
1 – Opera Mobile Web Browser:
An alternative application for the Android device’s built-in web browser, Opera Mobile makes for a swift internet surfing experience. It not only works seamlessly with faster connections like 3G and Wi-Fi, but also comes integrated with social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter to simplify sharing web content.
Its pinch-to-zoom and smooth panning features add to its intuitiveness, while the Opera Link attribute lets you switch between the computer and other mobile devices in order to synchronize bookmarks.
2 – WhatsApp Messenger:
Available on a number of other mobile platforms like iOS, Nokia, Windows Phone and BlackBerry besides Android, this messenger allows you to send in as many IMs as you please to anyone who has installed the service onto their handset. The app requires an internet connection and you can use it to send any number of messages, images, videos and voice notes, free of charge for a year.
The software apparently costs $1.99 after a year. It does not require a username or password and it searches for your friends who use WhatsApp right from your contact list.
3 – RealPlayer Beta:
The next addition to our 10 Android apps compilation is RealPlayer Beta that pretty much makes up for all that your default music player lacks. And why only music, this multimedia application can be employed to view videos as well as images on your smartphone or tablet.
Its intuitive user interface and some other attributes like widgets, playlist editor, faster scrolling, content folder selection and more make it better than most other music players available on the Market. Also, it extends support to all those formats which your device is capable of playing.
4 – Kindle For Android:
Besides a music player application, you need an eReader offering to keep you occupied on long commutes and help you cure boredom. This entrant brings over a million books to your device including a horde of free reading material from the Amazon Store.
The Whispersync technology utilized in it lets you resume from where you left off on devices across platforms like iOS, BlackBerry, Mac or PC. And if that’s not enough, you can customize every bit of this application.
5 – Evernote:
Taking our roster of top 10 Android apps a bit further is Evernote, which claims to turn your beloved device into an extension of your brain. It lets you stay organized across platforms by allowing you to take notes, click images, keep voice reminders, have a to-do list and much more.
Besides saving your tweets and sending emails, you can use this multipurpose tool in conjunction with a number of other applications as well as websites like Facebook and Twitter. It reduces paper clutter as it puts everything in one place, right on your mobile handset.
6 – Astro File Manager:
So if you are on the lookout for a file manager which will take care of all your multimedia content and files that you have saved on the smartphone, you’ve certainly landed at the right place. Equivalent to Windows Explorer or Mac’s Finder, the Astro File Manager offers a hassle-free way to browse through all your folders and systematize documents and folders.
While at it, you can also stop processes to save up on your battery life and create backups of your applications.
7 – Titanium Backup:
While Astro File Manager can back up your applications, it’s only wise to have dedicated software that will take care of all your stuff. Termed as one of the best backup apps on the Android Market, it not only saves all your applications on the SD card, but also Market links and other data which can be retrieved whenever you want.
It even lets you schedule backups and go through the app details from the application itself or even query the Market if you need to.
8 – Words With Friends:
All work and no play? Well, that’s certainly not the case with our list of 10 Android apps. Out of all the games that the Android Market stocks up on, we think the Words With Friends game ought to be mentioned here. This social app lets you enjoy a game of Scrabble with friends or with random opponents over the internet.
The turn based title lets you play with as many as 20 people at a time. And the in-game chat feature allows you to keep in touch with friends while racking your brains to come up with a word.
9 – Camera360 Ultimate:
This replacement camera application for the native one on your device will change the way you capture memories. Besides making your pictures funny and interesting, it will also take you down memory lane with effects like black and white, LOMO, retro or dreamlike options. These are just some of the many effects that you can utilize while clicking pictures.
Also included are tilt-shift and color-shift as well as scenery modes for enhanced images. Moreover, the Facebook and Twitter integration lets you instantly share the clicked images with friends.
10 – PicsArt:
And if the Camera360 falls short of effects, the PicsArt photo application will more than make up for it. With tons of photo filters and magic effects at your disposal, completely revamping pictures can be done in a matter of a few seconds. You can also add in content like callouts, texts, or draw whatever you want using brushes on your pictures. Once you are done, show off your creativity skills to family and friends through various social networking sites, instantly.
So here’s where we bring the list of top 10 Android apps to an end. If you come across better applications than the ones mentioned here, feel free to drop in a word to let us know about them.