Often times, when I’m doing something on my Evo, people will tilt their head and ask, “what app is that?”. Well, more often than not, “the best (insert purpose of app) app on Earth,” is what comes out of my mouth. So, here’s my list of the 5 best android apps on earth. Keep in mind, this isn’t based on numbers or downloads, but is my opinion and consensus of anybody who has tried them, as well as others for comparison. If you feel as though you know of a better app, given its purpose, feel free to chime in and let me know. I’ve got 16 gigs to play with, so go nuts.
Without further adieu, I give you the 5 best Android apps on Earth: (No rankings)
Launcher Pro Plus: Albeit, Launcher Pro Plus isn’t “technically” an app, it’s on the app market and referred to as an app by probably 90% of the people on earth so….
Either way, Launcher Pro Plus is a lightweight laucher replacement for your normal, stock launcher which adds a multitude of transition effects (I love the cube…) , custom widget options that are skin-able, a 3D app drawer, a scrollable dock, and endless row and column options to configure both the home screens and app drawer.
Having trouble visualizing? Check out the video on YouTube:
Next up, is Juice Defender Ultimate. Juice Defender is the far and away the best power saving application on the market. While it can take some time to get configured, but it’s well worth it. I’ve been able to squeeze a good 12+ hours of battery life out of my Evo. The feature set is insane and I could probably write a 5 page how-to on configuring it, but that’s not what this article’s about so here’s the short version: It saves power by automatically managing your radios (Cell, Data, GPS, WiFi) and allowing you to create schedules. You can even go as far as setting up dependencies based on which application you’re using. For a quick look at the settings, check out the video:
My Traffic: This one is just too easy. Live in a major metropolitan area? Sick of spending hours stuck in traffic because you didn’t know there was an accident or construction on your main route to and from work? Me too. My Traffic is the solution. You can set up multiple maps if you want to get close and personal, or get a broad overview and see where to hop off and on. Just add it as a widget, set up your maps and update times and you’re good to go. Update on demand if need be.
Number 4 on my list is only applicable to new parents (which I am). Baby ESP is hands down the best app for two parents on the go. Before I downloaded and installed on my Evo and my better half’s Evo Shift, there were many times that one, or both, of us forgot to give the particulars to the other as they left the house. So questions about, when was the last time the baby ate, or slept, or got a diaper, how much they ate, did you already give them a bath, etc… are all answered in Baby ESP (providing you and your spouse are willing and diligent about updating throughout the day. By default, it syncs every 2 hours, but you can manually sync if you need to be updated more often. Screenshots say it all:
Dolphin Browser HD is hands down the best browser available on the Android market. It’s light, has tabbed browsing, more plugins than you can shake a stick at, and is flash capable. I REALLY, REALLY wish that this recommendation was for FireFox 4 for Android, but unfortunately, the FireFox team has a LOOOOONG way to go with their mobile offering. Simply put, it is far and away the WORST browser on the Android market.
Now that I’ve shown you mine, it’s time for you to show me yours. I’m sure I’ve left some out and there will be a top 5 for power users in the near future, but for the un-rooted, stock rom general public, this is my top 5, but I want to know what yours is so feel free to comment away.
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