I've written quite a bit about my experience with the Android smartphone, including eight ways Google's Droid fails to impress. However, if you own or are considering purchasing an Android device, there are several apps I frequently use and highly recommend.
Check out the entire gallery: "Must-have Android apps, according to Donovan Colbert," for a comprehensive look of my favorite Android apps and lengthy descriptions of each.
- Games - Air Control Lite and The Great Land Grab
- Google Voice
- Music apps - Pandora, Shazam, iMusic, and DoubleTwist
- ES File Explorer
- WiFi Analyzer
- White Noise Lite
- Widgets - Weather Channel, Twitter
- SwiftKey Beta
So, there's my current list of favorite Android apps. I've got a ton more and will be revisiting this list as it evolves. Do you have an Android, iOS or other application that you think is indispensable? Let us hear about it in the discussion thread.
Donovan Colbert has over 16 years of experience in the IT Industry. He's worked in help-desk, enterprise software support, systems administration and engineering, IT management, and is a regular contributor for TechRepublic. Currently, his professional role is as a Linux support engineer for a fast-growing Linux/FOSS consultancy group. You can follow him @dcolbert on Twitter or his personal blog, located at http://donovancolbert.blogspot.com.