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Video: Five free must-have Android apps

Bill Detwiler shows you five, free Android apps that made blogger Jack Wallen's "must-have" list.

As of this writing, there are over 200,000 apps in the Android Market. And, you can spend hours installing and then removing apps, look for ones that are truly useful. To aid in your search for handy Android apps, TechRepublic blogger Jack Wallen put together a list of 10 indispensable applications--some free, some paid.

During this week's TR Dojo episode, I cover five free apps that made Jack's list:

Note: Both Jack and I list FeedR as a free app. But as of the update on 4/9/2011, FeedR costs $2.49 (US). I apologize for any confusion we might have caused.

Check out Jack's full list of must-have Android apps in our 10 Things blog.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

11 comments
Mr_Tech
Mr_Tech

These are the five apps you must have on your droid (in my opinion of course): 1. Go SMS Pro (free, no ads) 2. Go Contacts (free, no ads) 3. Go Weather (free, no ads) 4. Mail Droid (free with ads or payware without ads) 5. WiFinder (free, no ads) Other apps that you must have: - Network Discovery - PowerAmp - RealCalc - Online Radio - Smooth Calendar - File Expert - Mini Info - ES Task Manager - Maxthon for Android - ADWLauncher EX I have to give some credit to the GO Development team - you guys make the most beautiful and functional apps for Android - without a doubt.

randymrt
randymrt

Link isn't working still

rocoyanna
rocoyanna

link to 10 things blog not working. also video not loading

aswift
aswift

The link to Jack's post is just to "about:blank" :-D That's not going to do much!

stuestrade
stuestrade

Is "Check out Jack???s full list of must-have Android apps in our 10 Things blog." not working?

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

As of this writing, there are over 200,000 apps in the Android Market. And, you can spend hours installing and then removing apps, look for ones that are truly useful. During this week's episode of TR Dojo, I show you five, free apps that made blogger Jack Wallen's "must-have" list. But as popular as Android is, there are still several other mobile operating systems out there. Which do you use most often? Take this week's poll and let me know. http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/itdojo/video-five-free-must-have-android-apps/2515

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

I'm sorry about that broken link. It's been fixed.

kbartels
kbartels

This list is dated January, 2010. Way to old to be very relevant.