Top 10 Android Apps Your Phone Should Have

apps-of-androidAndroid is currently making its own waves in the market with its partnerships with several mobile bigwigs. With the present boom in Android devices, and the unlimited number of applications out there, it can be a daunting task to sift through the maze of apps and pick the ones that you need on your Android device. Here are the top ten Android apps that your device can’t go without.

Google Translate
If you travel a lot (or you’d like to), Google Translate helps you communicate better with internationals. Simply dictate or type in the phrase or word you need translated and the app pops what you need in a jiffy. Google Translate can recognize up to 63 languages and requires a working web connection to use.

Dropbox allows you to stay on top of all your different devices by keeping your media in one central place. It’s a cloud-based storage service, enabling you to download uploaded files multiple times from multiple devices.

Android has a Twitter app ready for all micro bloggers out there. This is a useful application if you love sharing thoughts, updates and photos on the go.

Draw Something
Draw something is quickly gaining popularity as the new “it” game, much like Angry Birds. Android takes advantage of that by creating an app for its devices, and now you can spend hours of enjoyment on this Pictionary-esque game.

Chat with friends from far away with a handy Skype app, right in the palm of your hand. Skype allows you to make free video calls with people who live on the other side of the globe, as well as your friends who live right around the corner. You can use either 3G or Wi-Fi to make use of the Skype app on Android.

Of course, what would social media be without the ever-present Facebook? Android’s version of the Facebook app has had its issues in the past, but its latest release has important updates that now keeps everything running seamlessly.

If you need to access pdf files from your device, the Kindle app is the way to go. Amazon did a really good job on this one, as it’s one of the top apps out there for eBook readers. Kindle is packed with a lot of great features, as well as access to many downloadable eBooks for free.

Documents to Go
This app allows you to view Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel right on your device. The upgraded version (for which you need to pay) allows you to both edit and create Microsoft files on your app.

MX Video Player
MX Video Player is a great plus that totally blows away the preinstalled video app on your Android device. It’s extremely versatile, allowing you to play with different codecs and video file types.

Adobe Photoshop Touch
Available for Android tablets only, this app lets you edit photos Adobe-style, even when you’re nowhere near your computer. Creative professionals will find the Adobe Photoshop Touch interface relatively easy to navigate, with the essential editing tools ready at the swipe of a finger.

About the Author:
Amy C. is a gadget junkie who likes writing about the latest in mobile technology. When she’s not researching recent software releases, she spends time working for Greyside Group, a maritime security and executive protection company, with its office administration and blogging activities. To learn more about Amy’s take on everything techie, stay tuned for her next post.

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