I’ve used a Samsung Galaxy S since August last year and in that time I’ve downloaded and played with lots of apps and games. Here are a few of my favourites.
- Dolphin Browser HD
- Kindle and FBReader
- Amazon Appstore and Android Market
- Reddit is Fun
- GO Contacts/Dialer/Launcher EX/SMS Pro
- Juice Defender
- Galaxy Domination (not on the market any more, now here!)
- Cut the Rope
- Guns ‘n’ Glory
Besides those, there are so many apps on my phone now that it’s ridiculous. I recently started using the Google+ app, and the Amazon Appstore gives away a free paid app every day so that’s my first port of call shortly after 8am every morning. There’s also getjar.com who have a free ad-supported version of Cut the Rope, as well as many other apps and games.
I used to play a lot more games, I’d dive into Galaxy Domination any chance I’d get but now I’d rather read a book in the Kindle app or FBReader, or check out the latest Reddit posts on “Reddit is Fun”.
If you have a phone with a fairly big screen (the Galaxy S has a 4 inch screen) then reading on them is a rare pleasure. No more fiddling with bookmarks or holding the spine of a thick volume open. Go on, head over to Amazon now and pick up a cheap ebook. You might just like it!
You might wonder how much has this all cost me? I’ve bought quite a few books on the Kindle store (I still think it’s wonderful that I can visit Amazon from my phone and buy a book), but I’ve only bought 2 apps. Those would be aCar (purchased through the author’s website) and just last night I bought Juice Defender Plus. As I mentioned in a previous post on battery saving tips that app shuts off the various radios in your phone when not in use, switching them on momentarily for syncing on a regular basis. The free version turns off the 3G connection when the screen is locked, but not wifi. The paid for version does that and it’s well worth it. Battery life sky rockets after using this app!
4 thoughts on “My Favourite Android Apps”
You should try GingerReal ROM. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1155623
I use setcpu to throttle down the cpu when not being used, I get about 3 days battery life using this combo.
I’ve always been a little hesitant about upgrading my kernel, although I did install the Voodoo rom to speed up my phone. I got a tweet this morning suggesting there might be an upgrade due. Might install KIES again myself to check.
This time I’m uninstalling the lag fix. Caused no end of trouble last time 🙁
What’s your top three reasons for choosing Dolphin Browser HD over the built-in browser?
I honestly can’t remember why I went with Dolphin in the end. Maybe it’s because it’s got tabs? I think there was some oddities about the built in browser that Dolphin didn’t have.