Top 13 must have Android Apps on your phone

Today Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world. It is developed by Google. Sony, Nokia, HTC, Blackberry, Motorola and many other cell phone manufactures ship cells with android.

It is a one of the major competitor to the Apple iPhone and many other cell phone manufacturing companies providing their particular mobile OS.

It is an Open Source Mobile Operating System and has more than 2,00,000 free applications. Some of the best android apps for your phone are listed below.

1. Advanced Task Killer

Android phones are capable of running more than one application at a time. This can Slow down the phone performance, but Advanced Task Killer helps by aborting the background running process at a click.

2. Evernote

Evernote is an app which is used in both computers as well as cell phones. You can easily find and search for you notes using Evernote. Also the ones made using your desktop PC. You can Capture your Ideas, Inspirations and Experiences using Evernote for android.

3. Fring

Fring is an android app using which a user can make calls, video calls and instant messages worldwide to their family and friends. The plus point of Fring is that it can communicate with users who are not a Fring member, also it is absolutely free of cost with more than ten million users worldwide.

4. FxCamera

You don’t need a 5MP camera for better photos if you have FxCamera. This applications have many filters and supports editing of photos. It can take snaps in special effects like ToyCam, Fisheye, Polandroid, SymmetriCam, Warhol, and Normal.

5. Gmote

Gmote turns your android phone to a remote control of your PC. Download Gmote to your device and Gmote Server to your PC. Connect both of them and you are done. It supports standard features like Play, Pause, Rewind, Volume Control, etc and also has a built-in browser to help you select what to play easily sitting at a distance.

6. Google Earth

Now Google Earth is available for android. Using it you can explore the world in your plam. Its features are Exploring in 3D, Local Search, My Location, Search by voice, Multi Touch, Layers. Not all the phone running android have a Google Earth supports. Phones having android 2.1+ version of android are supported.

7. Google Goggles

It searches information of the photo or a picture provided to it. If you see any landmark or product and want information about it just use Goggles and it will give you everything. Also it can read bar code of the products and helps you find similar products.

8. Google Maps

Google Maps as everyone know about it is now available for android based phones. You can use it to route your path, find place and paths using the maps on the Google servers at any place using your phone.

9. Opera Mini

The developers of Opera Mini have now launched a final version for android phones. It can be set as a default browser and pages outside the browser can be loaded using opera min. Its compression gives smaller bill amount. It has features like Tabs, Speed-Dial Navigation, Minimise Downloads and Opera Link.

10. Palringo

Palringo is an instant messaging app. You can connect to MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, ICQ and many others. You never miss any chat with the notifications on your phone. You can share your location plus it supports rich media communication.

11. Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio is Internet Radio app. Just type in your favourite artist, composer or band and it will create a station which plays their songs and if you are an existing user of Pandora you can use you sync stations along with many new available.

12. XnView

XnView is a multi-format graphic browser. It can view more than 400 types of graphic file types also have options like thumbnail and preview.

13. WeFi

WeFi is an app which automatically finds and cconnects to the wi-fi spot near you. It also have its own Wi-Fi network around the world to access internet from anywhere. It has an inbuilt IM for your Buddy list. If you are frustrated searching for a Wi-Fi connectivity around you try this for free Wi-Fi connectivity.

All of the above apps are absolutely free and can be easily used with your Android phone. You can click on the name of the app to get more information and to download them.

Do keep an eye on the data charges. Do drop in your comments and views.


huzaifa darbar November 29, 2010

I like your post Zubin, they really contain a lot of information.
Thanx for sharing

Zubin Rathod November 30, 2010

Thank you.. btw if you owe an Android phone and have adobe flash knowledge.. then you can create your own apps and directly publish them to your Android phone..

Jatin November 30, 2010

great list
but can you provide me some applications for file management (file managers, which I can use to create folders, move files, etc.) on android phones?

krishan July 26, 2012

Use androzip.

anandh November 30, 2010

one small correction nokia doesnt manufacture android phones till now it manufactures only symbion os phones

Zubin J Rathod December 1, 2010

@ anandh : you are right.. Nokia has not yet launched any Android phones but Nokia phones can be hacked to install android in them. Goto : for more info.

Zubin J Rathod December 1, 2010

@ Jatin : link for Android File Manager :

Jatin December 3, 2010

any more suggestion for file-manager?

Rajeel May 2, 2011

I’m using LG optimus one and it had a filemanager preinstalled in it, named OI file-manager. It’s great and working good. Try it too.