Recommended Apps


  • TasKiller - lets you close unused apps and processes as well as ignore ones you always want running; comes with a couple widgets to quickly close applications
  • aHome, openhome - replaces home screen, adds more window panes, other features
  • explorer - put files directly on phone memory from sd card
  • ConnectBot - free ssh/telnet client. Use the physical keyboard for ctrl,alt.


  • Google Voice - saves voicemail to your GMail account and transcribes them to text
  • Group Contact Creator - create a group contact and SMS up to 10 people at once
  • Handcent - SMS replacement, adds features and notifications
  • Meebo IM- all-in-one IM suite
  • Missed Call - custom ring and vibrate settings as well as LED color and settings
  • SMS Popup - replacement for Android SMS notifier (turn stock off to prevent doubles)
  • Save MMS - allows you to save MMS attachments
  • Sipdroid - connect over SIP to make VoIP calls. See: gizmo5 walkthrough, sipdroid primer, step-by-step
  • Twidroid - Twitter
  • WiFi Buddy - detailed WiFi information and settings

Music and sound

  • Album Art Grabber - gets missing album art for your music
  • Frequency-Generator - sine, square, saw, and triangle wave generator
  • gStrings - customizable instrument tuner; also works for voice and other sounds
  • Instant Lyrics - open while playing a song and will open its lyrics
  • MixZing - music player with advanced category features and album art finder
  • Scrobble Droid - enables scrobbling in the Android music player
  • Pandora - online radio
  • Shazam - analyzes a part of a song that's playing through speakers and tells you the name and artist


  • PaintNote - MS Paint-like app
  • Photoshop Mobile - basic editor and online album
  • PicSay - multitouch image viewer/editor


  • Car Finder - press once when you park and saves your location on its map, and will show your location as well so you can find your parking spot
  • Wheres My Droid - lets you turn up the volume and activate ring and GPS to locate your phone; uses an SMS code phrase
  • Google Places Directory - lists categories of places in your location; searchable
  • GPS Status - 360 degree compass, horizontal and vertical level, g-force sensor, magnetic field sensor, GPS location in long/lat, shows speed and elevation


  • aCar - stores your car information
  • Barcode Scanner - scans various types of bar codes and Google searches them
  • ColorNote - text, drawing, and voice note program
  • ColorDict - comprehensive dictionary with multiple add-ons available
  • PDFGView - PDF viewer
  • ShopSavvy - barcode scanner with built-in product lookup
  • Speed Test - Ookla's application
  • Unit Converter


  • Bank of America - online banking and account management
  • FX Currency - comprehensive currency converter
  • Google Finance - stocks
  • PayPal

Security and other

  • DockRunner - enables multimedia dock mode without needing the dock
  • Wheres My Droid - see above
  • G-backup (trial and pay) - backs up almost anything you want to Google's servers
  • MyIP - shows your phone's IP
  • Text-To-Speech Toy - converts input text to speech


  • Hyperspace - sort of like Super Monkey Ball; tilt the Droid to navigate a ball around the level within the time limit
  • Labyrinth - tilt the Droid to roll the ball around holes and into the goal
  • Quake - full Quake game as far as I know, runs very well with full graphics[/QUOTE]


  • ShopSavvy - barcode scanner and price shopper
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