If you are someone who knows their way around a smartphone; someone who had an old Blackberry or Symbian perhaps, and moved over to Android, here are some of the basic, must haves (at least in my book, ummm, phone).
Aldiko: for epubs
Kindle: for .mobi
Tip, for Kindle, using your own .mobi or azw format books, just drop the book in the kindle folder on your phone.
A Comic Viewer : for CBR/CBZ format comics:
For internet radio, this is the best:
the Pro version lets your record, but obviously not share the recorded stream:
ex.fm is the best place to search for individual songs or artists and stream:
THE BEST. EVER! A LIFE SAVER:
Or try these:
These are the “Visual” Feed readers: easy on the eye.
Feedly also has a web app which runs on your web browser as well, so you can catch up with news anywhere.
Pule also has a web app accessible and is my favourite.
No web app
Looks nice, works well as well.
Not so visual ones:
Don’t like the stock keyboard bundled with your Android phone or tablet, here are some options for you to try out.
Swiftkey is the best (for me).
Try it for a month:
Buy it, its on sale:
You could also try Swype:
(available everywhere, best for someone who wants to completely control how they takes notes, set reminders, to-dos, etc.) (has Windows, Mac, web, iOS, Android and Windows Phone and Blackberry apps).
Simple note taker, list maker? Try Google Keep:
Catch notes is a good alternative as well. iOS, Android and Web.
You can use Evernote to create reminders and task lists, or another app.
Sync? Google Account? Use Tasks:
Are you a GTD kind of Person? Check these favourites out –
Remember the Milk
Backup your Images from the Phone
Enable auto image upload (over wifi only) and install dropbox on your home PC. Now you can just drag and drop files to keep them in sync, or you can take a photo on your phone and view it on your comp, no hassle involved.
The Google + app can also be configured to auto-upload your photos and videos from your phone to Google Photos.
Read Articles Offline
Save to it, share to it, it saves it, read later.
Paid, has some other features that I don’t use so can’t explain.
Nice Fonts. Simple
Shared with other peoples? Use this:
The must have translation app for Android, now with Offline Mode.
Want to learn basic stuff?
You already have Google Maps on your phone:
Waze is a nice navigation option if you’re in a city:
Sygic maps are good, especially because they have offline support. You will have to pay for the maps though.
So what do you use frequently? Is there any app or set of apps that you would recommend for a not exactly normob? Let us know in the comments section.