Just looking back this year, I wanted to take a moment to share some of my favorite Android applications I use on my Droid phone. All of these are free versions of applications or completely free to begin with. These are mostly personal preference and may not suit all people, but these are the best for me.
Top Twitter App
This has been my go-to mobile app for managing my Twitter account. I have not had the time or energy to watch hashtags or trends on my mobile phone, so this send me out messages when I need them – basically when I get a mention, direct message or a retweet. It isn’t great for watching a stream with a high number of users, but it does the job for me. Download Tweetcaster here.
Top Web Browser
Up till recently I would have said it was the Dolphin Browser HD, but the Opera Mini browser has been loading so much faster for me. With mobile, speed of function is very important. The text loads very quickly while the images are loading. The interface is also top notch. Download Opera Mini here.
Top Messaging Service
I have used a bunch of different chat services over the years and this one ties them together quite well. You can chat on multiple MSN, Facebook, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, GTalk, MySpace & Hyves accounts at the same time. So, pretty much all of my accounts are covered! Download eBuddy here.
Top Social Picture Sharing
This program allows you to either snap a picture or pick one from your gallery, add an effect, and upload it to a number of services including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Posterous and drop it in your Dropbox account. You can also check in on FourSquare with a picture. Great photo tool for Free! Download picplz here.
Top Effect Photography
While picplz does most of the effects that I need, it is much easier to set up a particular camera style and snap away pictures with Retro Camera. Almost any of the cameras looks good. I will probably use this when taking multiple photos with effects until the Android gets Instagram. Download Retro Camera here.
Top Check-in Service
This program carries the most respect out there on the scoring systems and social games. I had thought about listing GoWalla on this one, but for some reason it lost my attention and I have stuck with FourSquare. Other than some Geo-location issues between my phone and the service, it has been working great. Download FourSquare here.
Well, these are some of my favorites, do you have any to share? Leave me a post and I’ll respond. Thanks!