Droid Apps I’m Using

So far I’m digging the Droid. Some interface things still confuse me, but I’m learning and overall it’s a HUGE improvement over the LG Touch phone I was using.

Here are the apps I’ve downloaded and actually used so far:

Advanced Task Manager
Handy for seeing what’s running on the phone and killing it if necessary

Aldiko and Aldiko premium
Books! Lots o books! I can actually read on this thing. Who needs Kindle?

Amazon and Amazon MP3
I was browsing for holiday gifts..

AP mobile
News n stuff, pretty self explanatory.

A To Do list that synchs with Remember the Milk which synchs with Gmail. nice!

Barcode Scanner
Snap a pic of a bardcode on any product, searches google for product description and price comparisons

It’s a compass. πŸ™‚

SSH/telnet client on yer phone.

Haven’t really used this yet since it isn’t active in Cincinnati, but I’m ready when it gets here. πŸ˜‰

FTP files to/from your phone.

Viewing google docs on the phone.

Turns your phone into a remote for the PC, play music, videos, etc.

Google Voice
Synchs your Google Voice account with your phone, can make outgoing calls from your GVoice # or just get messages/vmails

AOL IM client, not too pleased with this one but I haven’t found a good alternative yet.

Linda File Manager
Manage/view/use files on the SD card in your phone or local memory though that sounds like you can hose things if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Mother TED
TED Talks on your Droid. yay, I’m a big fan.

News headlines

Plays a radio station based on your music tastes. LOVE this app.

Photoshop Mobile
Edit, crop, touch up photos right on your phone

Instant live vide streaming to the intarnetz. V.cool! Will also auto publish to YouTube and alert your friends on Twitter when you start a live stream if you set it up that way.

Twitter client that works. πŸ™‚

GoogleTalk, all your gmail contacts available for IM

Record your voice, send the files to Gmail.

Find stuff around you, weather, news, movies, gas stations, coupons, traffic, etc.

Scans for wireless networks, occasionally finds networks the phone doesn’t seem to find by default.

Wikitude Premium
Go in camera mode, look out at the world, Wikipedia entries pop up on the screen. First Augmented Reality app I’ve seen actually working on the Droid. You can set the radius around you from 10 miles to 1 mile, floating Wikipedia icons pop up with Wikipedia entries about whatever’s in front of you (that’s listed, of course).

Post to your WordPress blog from your phone.

Anxiously awaiting Layar for Droid.  What else should I be trying?

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  1. Mobile computing is on the rise these days. Maybe we will get a dual core powered cellphones in the future..,.

  2. mobile computing nowadays is not yet very powerful compared to netbooks but time will come that it would become like that.;’;

  3. mobile computing is the future of personal computers, we want more portable and mobile pc’s“: