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Recommend me some good free apps for my new android phone please

(10 Posts)
meanymum Thu 14-Jul-11 19:12:52

That's about it really. Not interested in games particularly - just useful/interesting stuff. Can spend ages browsing through what's available but would be interested in what people have found useful, etc. Thanks.

iklboo Thu 14-Jul-11 19:30:18

Planets is good if you like astronomy. You can get 'visible now' views, info on the planets etc.
Met Office & Accuweather
BBC news
Amazon, eBay, Argos, Vouchercloud etc

frazzledblob Thu 14-Jul-11 19:42:02

angrybirds was top of my list (i know you said no games but i love it blush )

dataswitch - to switch off 3G connection quickly
dolphin browser - internet
barcode scanner
sky remote record
skype
hotukdeals
lots of crochet / crafting apps

which version of android are you on? mine was 2.1 so i could not save apps to the sd card and therefore ran into memory issues. You can use link2sd or apps2sd apps to solve this but you would need to root the phone first.

meanymum Thu 14-Jul-11 21:06:56

Thanks. Will have a browse. Also thanks frazzle about the advice on the memory.

SweetestThing Thu 14-Jul-11 21:20:56

Talking Tom Cat - not at all educational but great fun smile

wellwisher Fri 15-Jul-11 13:10:42

Google Sky Map - amazing augmented reality astronomy app
Ebay
Amazon Kindle - you can download free and paid-for books to read, you don't need to own a Kindle
Amazon UK
ColorNote - useful for lists
London Bus Stop Maps (er, if you live in London)
Quick Battery
Say No To 0870
Swiftkey (alternative keyboard)
Where's My Droid
XE Currency

bilblio Fri 15-Jul-11 18:28:16

Frazzledblob - Crochet & crafting apps? Any particular recommendations. I'm just setting mine up too and I'd love these.
I looked up ravelry but it just brought up a row counter.

frazzledblob Sat 16-Jul-11 20:09:47

bilblio i have:
county
crochetcard
littleknitter

there were a couple more I had made a note of but they probably were not free to download blush

Swype (not in market), text heaven
Go SMS (SMS app)
Tesco online - really good for a quick online shop
Colornote
Tune in - if you like radio
Spotify for mobile (app is free but you do have to pay for spotify on mobile - music heaven)
Iplayer

NetworkGuy Mon 25-Jul-11 21:51:42

Marking my place, for when I have some Android device(s)...

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