The apps we can’t live without
It seems the Droid Horizon team have a similar mentality when it comes to Android apps, where most apps getting removed after a while apart from a few core apps. So these are my indispensable apps that always make it on my phone…
AdFree [root] – sorry developers, personally I can’t be doing with ads. I never click on them, and if I do happen to take notice of one then I’m probably less likely to buy the product. Again, if I like the app I’ll pay for the full version.
Cerberus – if I loose my phone, I can log onto the Cerberus website and locate it on a map, display messages, play alarms and capture photos, audio or video.
Diceplayer – great video player which I started using due to it’s capability to do hardware video decoding on my non-stock S2(software decoding is harder on the battery). Works flawlessly and lets you watch in a small window while using other apps.
Doggcatcher – Android got me into listening to podcasts and while not the simplest UI, Doggcatcher is probably the most powerful podcast player.
Draft – this app lets me make plain text notes which are automatically synced with Dropbox, so I can also easily view and edit them when I’m on a PC.
Dropbox – despite having more free space available on other cloud storage solutions, Dropbox is hard to beat in terms of speed, reliability and integration with other apps.
Greenify [root] – hibernates selected apps when you turn your screen off, stopping misbehaving apps from consuming CPU and battery.
MDScan – takes a photo of your documents/letters and converts it to a PDF, so you can store it digitally and find it again when you need it.
RemindMe – as a chronically forgetful person I need to set myself reminders. I know this functionality is already in Google Now, but this app’s quick and simple interface suits be better.
Tasker – currently set up to automatically mute my phone when I connect to the cell towers near work, and turns the screen off when I disconnect the power.