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10 great Android apps you should have

The Android Market is absolutely full of great applications and tools to customize your Android OS. The market has grown a lot lately, particularly with the popularity of HTC Hero. Here are 10 great applications I can recommend for Android - all available through Market in your HTC!


This is the most useful Twitter client available for Android systems. Post tweets, upload photos, send direct messages, use search plus more. If the free version isn't enough you also have the full version with even more advanced functionality.

This is definitely the Twitter app for Android that stands out above all other Twitter apps.

Visit Twidroid home page


Astrid is a great to do manager that boosts productivity - you can create new tasks, fill in a number of options and let Astrid alert you when you need it. Great interface and customization options.

Visit Astrid home page

AK Notepad

A simple note tool - write anything, save it, setup reminders and send notes via sms or e-mail.

Visit AK Notepad home page


Augmented reality is hot. Really hot. Layar uses the phone's GPS and compass to show you what's in your surroundings. Just point your Android phone at a location and Layar will show you layers of information - such as train stations, restaurants or even your friends. This is a really cool app and it's got a lot of potential.

Visit Layar home page


A Google Reader client, great to catch up with your unread feeds on the fly.

Visit NewsRob home page

Mabilo ringtones

This is where you want to go and catch your ringtones. A full set of categories where you'll definitely find something that suits you.


This is a better and more useful phone book than the standard one. Particularly the different tab modes are great for sorting your contacts - plus it's easier to maintain your phone book with this app.

Quick Uninstaller

If you try out a lot of Android apps, this is the tool for you - an uninstaller which does the work.

Advanced Task Killer

If you ever feel your phone slows down, it might be an idea to use Advanced Task Killer to close apps you're not really using.

Spare Parts

Fine tune your phone settings. Customize appearance such as font size and animations plus a number of other settings.

More resources

These apps are just some of my true favourites. There are a number of other apps available. Here's more resources on Android apps:



Have you got any favourite Android apps? Please feel free to add a comment!


Where can I find layar for android? I see it is available in the iPhone app store but no mention of android.

Hi Robert!

You can find Layar in the Android market on your Android phone. Find more info here:

And those of you who are using the Motorola Verizon Droid - Layar doesn't support it yet:

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