I have always been a productivity guy. It’s fairly recently that I got my first Android phone. Since then I have done a lot of research, tried out a lot of apps and I have come to this! These are some of the apps that I cannot live without anymore! And, no, I have not included the ‘goes without saying’ Google Maps, WhatsApp and so forth. All these apps are available on Google Play.
1. Pocket (4.6)
Pocket, previously known as ‘Read It Later’ is a content saving app. When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put in in pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it anytime, even without an internet connection The articles are presented in a very neat and easy to read manner. Pocket’s UI is nothing short of amazing and definitely sets the trend for similar apps.
Alternatives: Instapaper, Readability
2. Every Circuit (4.6)
Evert Circuit is a circuit simulation app that lets you build any circuit and see its output. You can even generate an arbitrary input signal with your finger! Every Circuit is not just eye candy. Under the hood it packs a custom simulation engine, numerical methods and realistic device models. Simplicity, innovation and power combined with mobility make Every Circuit a must-have companion for Electrical & Electronics engineers.
Alternatives: Elektor Analog Toolbox
3. Any.DO (4.5)
Any.DO is a to-do list app that lets you drag and drop amy task into different folders or onto different days. This makes it easy to add something to next-week’s to-do list as it is for today’s to-do list. Throw in the built-in sharing features and Any.DO can help you manage your tasks afrom anywhere. It is also accompanied by a Chrome extension that automatically syncs with your phone and show the tasks on your computer.
Alternatives: Tasks, Astrid Task
4. AirDroid (4.8)
Today’s smartphones have bigger and better screens than ever before. But, while a 5″ screen may feel roomy on your device, it is measly compared to your computers. If you’d like to use all those inches for viewing and controlling your Android phones, meet AirDroid. You can use AirDroid’s slick web interface to view photos and videos, transfer files between the computer and your phone. Even better you can even send text messages.
5. Flipboard (4.5)
Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine design for your Android device. Flipboard takes the cake in the UI department with its brilliantly simple, yet gorgeous UI. The grid layout makes the most of the available screen space and the focus on images ensures you get a decent idea of what to expect when tapping a story, Stories are displayed as pages that you flip through to the next.
Alternatives: Pulse News, Google Currents
6. SkyMotion (3.8)
SkyMotion is not just one of those weather apps. Sky Motion Research uses a combination of geolocation, radar and motion tracking to forecast rain, thunderstorms or clouds. To ensure that predictions are accurate for each user, the app tracks conditions in square kilometer segments so that you’re never caught in the weather on the other side of town. It guves accurate reading to a minute interval.
Alternatives: Nothing yet.
7. Evernote (4.7)
When you have that brilliant stroke of genius, you want to write it down in a jiffy. What better way than to save it in Evernote. The killer feature is the syncing. The documents and notes you make are instantly synced to your PC, laptop, all your devices and the Evernote web service.Evernote is easily the best note taking service you’ll find. It integrates with so many programs and services, including, now, actual paper. All these thoughtful features and excellent search tools make Evernote a stellar service.
Alternatives: Google Keep, Kingsoft Office
8. SwiftKey (4.7)
In a word, SwidtKey is nothing short of amazing. It uses an awesome algorithm of prediction services that will literally blow your mind, It’s simply magic! You can let SwiftKey learn from your Facebook, Google and Twitter accounts to make your experience even more personalized. It also has this cool Flow feature that lets you type by sliding your fingers over the letters. You don’t even have to lift your finger. How cool is that?
9. Dropbox (4.6)
This is the all essential Dropbox app from the No. 1 cloud storage provider. I cannot imagine a life without it anymore. It instantly syncs all my documents and photos to the cloud with Zero user interaction. In fact, most of my assignments and almost all of my college work has been done on Dropbox. It’s also a good choice for a place to keep all my backups updated. Even if I want to share files with my friends, Dropbox makes it simple as cake. A must have yet again.
Alternatives: Google Drive
10. AutomateIt (4.3)
AutomateIt is designed to make your life easier by automating various tasks on your Android device. If your Android device relies on your interaction with it in order to do things, you’re seriously missing out. If you’re looking for a simple, yet powerful automation app, AutomateIt might just be what you’re looking for.
Alternatives: Llama, Actions