Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Top 10 Best Free Android Apps

by admin voiceable.org, on October 24, 2011

Although Apple’s iPhone has dominated the market share for years, Google now owns a substantial portion too with their Android operating system. As more and more phones start to incorporate Android, there’s bound to be a massive selection of apps, a portion of which will be free. We’ve made a list of the top 10 best free Android apps.

10. Kindle

Kindle for the Android
Kindle for the Android mirrors exactly what the iPhone application delivers; users will be able to view a library of over 1,000,000 books which is available on the Kindle Store. Other notable features include:
  • Over 610,000 of books available for $9.99 or less
  • Receive free book samples before you decided on buying the book
  • Background color and font size customizable
  • Portrait or landscape layout options
  • Simple navigation of pages within books

9. The Weather Channel

 The Weather Channel
Countless Android owners will want to keep up to date on the weather where they’re located, or if they may be travelling to a specific location and they want to check the weather there. The Weather Channel application for Android is the pefect app for just that with access to over 200+ meteorologists, which is also accompanied by the ultra-local TruPoint (sm) technology. Other features for The Weather Channel app include:
  • Voice search feature
  • Animated, as well as customizable radar maps
  • Detailed weather conditions and forecasts
  • Alerts upon severe weather
  • Saved locations
  • Local and popular videos regarding the weather

8. Google Maps

 google maps
This application is a must have for any travelers or those who see themselves commuting on a regular basis. Google Maps’ features include:
  • Navigation: Free, voice-guided GPS navigation system
  • Places: Find, rate, and get recommendations for places
  • Users can see their friends on the map and check in at places

7. Advanced Task Killer

advanced task killer
Every avid Android user will have countless applications running on their phone. So, it’ll consequently slow down the phone without you even realizing but Advanced Task Killer, as its name suggests, kills off such apps from running in the background.  Features include:
  • Ignore list (applications you don’t want to kill)
  • One tap widget
  • Auto kill specified applications
  • Users can customize item height

6. TweetDeck

 tweet deck
TweetDeck is an excellent and efficient Android application for keeping up with everything that’s Twitter-related. The quality of the desktop program has made a suitable, problem-free transition onto the Android and it really shows. Features of TweetDeck on Android include:
  • Send updates and retweet favorites
  • Have access to mentions, as well as direct messages
  • Batch posting (posting to several Twitter accounts)
  • A useful notification feature such as Tweets from followers (accompanied with a message notification-like sound)

5. Facebook

Facebook is one of the biggest Internet revolutions ever since the Web’s inception. It’s changed the face of social networking forever, and has become a staple-hold in millions of lives. So, it only makes sense there’s an application for Android based on the social networking service. Some of the notable features for the app includes:
  • Upload Photos, share links, check your messages, as well as being able to watch videos
  • Share status updates from the app’s home screen
  • Chat with your friends
  • Check out your News Feed
  • Review your upcoming Events
  • Glance at friends’ walls and user info

4. Adobe Flash Player 11

adobe flash player
While the iPhone may not have the luxury of enjoying Adobe Flash Player 11, Google’s Android indeed does. Users can access their favorite videos, games, apps and much more with the app. Other features are:
  • Freedom to access the same web content you experience on PC from your mobile device
  • Flash player will always be turned on if installed
  • No interruptions such as ‘empty boxes’ seen on web pages

3. Free WiFi Finder

free wi fi finder
With the Android dominating market share, countless users will be out of their home comfort with no 3G. Thus, the Free WiFi Finder application was born. Its features include:
  • Access to over 145,000 free locations worldwide
  • Filter by location type, such as Cafe and Library
  • Phone numbers and address information
  • Users can bookmark their favorite locations

2. Last.fm

last fm
Last.fm is a great music-sharing application for the Android. The service initially started as website and still operates as one but has branched out to smart-phone applications, as well as tablet applications. Notable features include:
  • Share artists, tracks, and events to Twitter and Facebook
  • View recommended lineup and compatibility for events
  • View and zoom event posters
  • Add events to your calendar

1. Gmail

Google’s mail service is arguably the best available. Not only does it boast a sleek and effective interface that oozes out simplicity, the features included are incredibly useful. Features for the Gmail app includes:
  • Email pushed automatically to your phone which will deliver notifications
  • Search all your messages in your email
  • Users can access synced messages when off line
  • View messages by conversation
  • Batch Gmail accounts access
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