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[VOTE] `UPDATED 9/15 0436 EDT` - Top 25 Unique/Useful Apps For Android 2.1

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For now on, if you do a vote, please include a short summary (5-10 words or so) explaining what the app does. This was suggested by beababe in post #75.

Links for each application will be coming soon. It is recommended that you download Barcode Scanner from the Market, then navigate to these links on your computer to get to the apps. This work is being completed by daPorkChop, so be sure to thank him for what he's done as well!

Enjoy The Guide!

Hey everyone. I want to do something for the forum and try to bring things together a little bit, so what I want to do is get YOUR votes for the best Apps for Android 2.1.

This isn't going to be just a conventional list. If you found something really unique, let us know. If you found something that's super-useful, tell us. Let's not just turn this into another 'Google Googles, Autokiller, etc' thread. Nothing against the named apps, and they can even be included, but let's make this something worth reading and something that contains apps that aren't already used by a hundred thousand people and have been around the block a few times (LOL!)

If the app requires root, please say so, because I will also be posting all of this on my website once I get some votes placed. Also note if the app is a paid or free one!


With that being said, let the replies begin!

I will update this OP with current app votes, etc. You'll see

EDIT: I have aplhabetized the apps as well as sorted them by the number of votes. Only apps with 2 or more votes are actually in the top 25 list, with the list of contenders below the bold Top 25 List.

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Top 25 Apps For Rooted Android 2.1

Paid Apps

17 - Titanium Backup - Link - Free and Pro ($3.99) (r)
5 - Root Explorer - Link - Device File Explorer (r)
4 - Cachemate - Link - (r)
2 - OS Monitor - Link - (r)
2 - Reboot Control Widget - Link - (r)
2 - SD Dual Mount Widget - Link - (r)
2 - SUFBS (SU File Manager System) - Link - (r)
1 - Better Terminal Emulator Pro - Link - (r)
1 - MetaMorph Pro - Link - (r) (free version available)


Free Apps

7 - Spare Parts - Link - (r) Free (ads though)
5 - Quick Boot - Link - (r)
5 - SetCPU - Link - (r)
4 - AdFree Android - Link - (r)
3 - Autokiller - Link - minfree manager and manual process killer for root users - (r)
3 - ShootMe - Link - (r)
2 - Rom Manager - Link - (r) (paid/free)


1 - aLogcat - Link - (r)
1 - DroidWall - - (r)
1 - Nexus One Torch - Link - (r)
1 - Terminal Emulator - Link - (r)
1 - Wireless Tether for Root Users - Link - (r)


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Top 25 Apps For Non-Rooted Android 2.1

Paid Apps


4 - Beautiful Widgets - Link
4 - PicSay Pro - Link
3 - Act 1 Video Player - Link
3 - DocumentsToGo Full Version - Link - (USD 15, very good, view and edit office documents)
2 - AudioManager - Link - Free and Pro
2 - abcOrganizer (FolderOrganizer) - Link -(apps/contacts/bookmarks organiser by grouping them - free version also available with small restrictions)
2 - iSyncr - Link - (sync with iTunes playlists, including maintaining play count)
2 - Note Everything Pro
2 - Startup Auditor - $0.99
2 - Touiteur Premium


1 - Advanced Task manager
1 - Album Art Grabber
1 - Aldiko (paid but there's a free version)

1 - Bar Control
1 - Battery Indicator Pro
1 - BeyondPod (RSS reader which syncs with your Google Reader and plays podcasts - free version also available with small restrictions)
1 - Blackmoon Attachment Saver

1 - CamCard (scan biz cards to contacts)
1 - Camera 360 (camera app full featured compared to stock)
1 - Clocks around the World (multi timezone time, similar to iPod app)

1 - Dev Tools (from 2.1 sdk)

1 - Enigmanoid (EUR 3) (remote control app for your dreambox or other devices with Enigma)

1 - FactBook (even with ads it is nicely done app)

1 - Genie Widget (news and weather off of N1)
1 - Gensoid
1 - Google Voice Dialer
1 - GUnit Converter

1 - HTC_IME mod (by jonasl)

1 - Iamascope LE (trippy)

1 - KittenCannon

1 - Math Alarm Clock (USD 2.99) cool alarm clock, you have to solve math problems in order to turn off the alarm
1 - Maverick
1 - myRemote

1 - Navigon (SatNav)
1 - NetworkMapper (quickly scans your subnet and identifies devices by MAC)

1 - Orb

1 - Power Manager - paid ($0.99)
1 - Power Time (battery widget)
1 - Pure Calendar
1 - Remote RDP - Free/$9.98

1 - Seesmic
1 - Setting Profiles Full
1 - SipAgent
1 - Sky Force Reloaded (vertical scroller shoot em up)
1 - Skyfire
1 - SlideIT Keyboard (Swype-style keyboard with good multi-language support, ugly skin though)
1 - Sound Record Widget
1 - SoundHound (=formely Midomi)
1 - SpeedCalc Calculator
1 - Squeeze Commander (EUR 3) very neat, remote control for any of your Squeezeboxes
1 - System Info Widget

1 - Tape Machine (groovy sound recorder with live waveform and metering)
1 - To Market
1 - Toggle Settings - Link - Free and Pro Version ($1.99)
1 - Trackball Alert Pro

1 - UltimateJuice (=pro version of JuiceDefender)

1 - Vlingo
1 - Voice_Search_2.1

1 - Wallswitch
1 - WeatherBug Elite
1 - White Noise

1 - Yuzuko Tokei



Free Apps

11 - ES File Explorer - Link - Free
9 - Astro File Manager - Link - File Manager
8 - AppBrain Market Sync - Link - (helps me find cool new and interesting app creations)
8 - Handcent SMS - Link - (fully customizable messaging application)
8 - LauncherPro Beta - Link -
8 - Swype - Link - Cool ass keyboard, you swipe your finger across the letters to type!
7 - ADW.Launcher - Link -
7 - Barcode Scanner - Link - Scans Barcodes :P (free)
6 - Pandora Radio- Link -
5 - News Rob - Link - (free / paid) - RSS Reader, syncs with Google Reader, offline use
5 - Shazam - Link - (music fingerprint and identify)
4 - 3G Watchdog - Link - (monitor cell data and set quota limits)
4 - ConnectBot - Link - (SSH client)
4 - Dialer One - Link -
4 - Dropbox - Link - (client for dropbox)
4 - Smooth Calendar - Link -
4 - TuneWiki - Link - music player w/lyrics
4 - XDA - Link -
3 - Chomp SMS
3 - Flixster - Link -
3 - Google Googles - Link -
3 - Google Voice - Link - (must have for those of us who can't use Sprint VVM lol)
3 - Music Junk - Link -
3 - Opera & OperaBridge - Link(Opera) - Link(Bridge) (awesome web browser and plug-in)
2 - 3banana Notes - Link - (notetaking with speedy cloud sync)
2 - Adobe Reader - Link -
2 - Bump
2 - gmote


2 - Aldiko - ebooks
2 - Apps Organizer
2 - BatteryLife - Link
2 - Better Terminal
2 - C:Geo ~ geocaching for Android
2 - Calculator - Pocket scientific calculator (looks great)
2 - Calorie Counter
2 - Dolphin HD2 - browser
2 - engadget
2 - Google Translate
2 - GPS Status
2 - gTasks (free / paid) - Google tasks, with widget, paid version adds auto-sync
2 - Juice Defender
2 - K-9 Mail
2 - Linda File Manager
2 - Mini Info Widget
2 - Mobisle Notes - Aesthetically Awesome and easy to use
2 - MP3 Download
2 - MultiTask Manager (very convenient way to switch between running apps and more)
2 - pdanet
2 - Quick Settings (quick access to important phone settings in one place)
2 - Slacker Radio
2 - SMS Backup & Restore (free and completely needed for ROM changes)
2 - SMS Pop Up
2 - SysTray Monitor
2 - Task Manager (task/process mgr, app manager)
2 - Tasker
2 - The Weather Channel
2 - TiKL - Android Push to Talk app.
2 - Timeriffic
2 - Twitter
2 - Unit Converter
2 - WaveSecure - Link - Mobile Security App
2 - WiFi Analyzer (free)

To download mp3 music free: iMusic, Music Online, Music Wizard, Tune Music and Song Buddy.



1 - aCurrency
1 - ACV
1 - aDosBox
1 - Advanced English & Thesaurus (online dictionary/thesaurus)
1 - Advanced Task Killer
1 - Amdroid - ampache client
1 - AndChat - IRC chat client
1 - AndExplorer
1 - Andoku
1 - Android Agenda Widget (free) - Calendar widget, my favourite one
1 - Android VNC
1 - Androzip
1 - AnyPost (post to multiple social networking sites)
1 - APN Backup & Restore
1 - AppAware - A social market for Android, see what other users are installing right now and/or around you. Great for discovering new applications. Available in market.
1 - Astrid Tasks
1 - Attach Email (allows you to attach any SD card file to gmail for emailing)
1 - Audiobook Player (player tuned for long audio books)
1 - Autorun Killer - Link - startup and restart manager

1 - B-Folders - secure id/pw storage
1 - Backgrounds
1 - BattStatt - battery status widget in text
1 - BetterKeyboard (Paid) + OilSlick (Super visibility in sun light) theme (Runs super fast with overclocked Hero, even faster than stock AOSP keyboard for me.
1 - Boxee Remote - control boxee

1 - Call filter
1 - Camera FX with a lot of additional features the Pro version
1 - Cashew - free
1 - Chess
1 - ClockSync - NTP time client for those of use whose carrier doesn't support NIST
1 - CM Updater
1 - ColorDict (interface to many free dictionaries)
1 - Compass (compass)
1 - Craigsphone (craigslist browser)

1 - Daily Bible Verse - Widget
1 - DailyStrip - view daily comic strips
1 - Dazzle (free) - Settings widget
1 - Desk Clock - Link
1 - Dice 3D (dice rolling app)
1 - Dice and Roll pro (paid) (very good dice with true random sources; however, ui and design could be improved) free version without true random sources available
1 - DirecTV - DVR Programmer
1 - droidCap2
1 - DroidScript

1 - Easy Button
1 - eBuddy
1 - Everytrail (record trails and upload/sync with Everytrail.com)
1 - Express News

1 - F1 Racing 2010
1 - Facebook
1 - Fancy Widget (replaces/copies sense clock/weather)
1 - FBReader (ebook reader)
1 - Feedsquares - young, but really cool rss reader
1 - Fennec
1 - File Manager
1 - Flashlight
1 - FML
1 - FoxNote with GDoc (notes synced with your Google Docs)
1 - FoxyRing - Turns off ringer (and/or data, gps and wifi) during specific hours (sleep) or in specified locations (work, favorite restaurants, grandmas place). Option for emergency contacts to bypass silence. Available in market.
1 - Foxy Editor - Great addition to PicSay
1 - fring (ICQ/MSN/Skype/etc communication program)

1 - Gauge Battery Widget - just the best!
1 - GBA Emulator
1 - Gemini Calendar
1 - Gesture Search
1 - Ghost Commander (two-panel file manager)
1 - Glympse - Share your location via mail or SMS for a specified period of time. The recipient of a "glympse" can track your movement in real time, no need to call if you're running late or when you arrive. Available in market. http://www.glympse.com/what_is_glympse
1 - GoMarks (free) - Google Bookmarks (from google.com/bookmarks, not Chrome)
1 - Google Listen
1 - Google Shopper
1 - Google Sky Map
1 - gStrings

1 - handyCalc (free)
1 - Horoscope Widget
1 - Hypnotoad (ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD)

1 - Inserty
1 - IP Cam Viewer (both lite and paid) - a must for anyone with IP Camera(s)

1 - Juice Plotter

1 - Kayak
1 - KeePassDroid

1 - lightning bug (helps you sleep)
1 - Live Bible
1 - Lullaby - ampache client

1 - Memory Bootser - to clear ram
1 - Message Cleanup (auto or manually deletes texts)
1 - Meridian
1 - MetaMorph
1 - Mint.com (personal finance)
1 - Mixzing
1 - Mobile Banking
1 - Mort Player
1 - My Tracks- keeps track of distance, elevation change and location.

1 - NetCounter
1 - NetSMS
1 - News and Weather
1 - Newsroom RSS (browse rss feeds)
1 - Nexus Torch (control the LED on the N1)
1 - Nimbuzz - Integrated messaging (AOL, Skype, GChat, etc.)
1 - No Lock - replaces power button to turn on screen with any button
1 - NPR News

1 - On Air (wifi disk, multiprotocol)
1 - Opentable
1 - Os Monitor (free)

1 - Paint (Electric Sheep) - fun paint app, looks awesome on AMOLED
1 - palringo
1 - Photo Bucket
1 - PhotoFunia - Don't know how popular this is but I really like it.
1 - Process Explorer - simple task killer, good widget
1 - psx4android

1 - Qik - streaming video from your phone
1 - Quickpedia (wikipedia browser)
1 - QuickSSHd - SSH server

1 - Radiant
1 - Rainy Days (weather radar)
1 - RemoteDroid - Let's you control your PC with mouse and keyboard functions (even multi touch functions like two finger scrolling) via WiFi. (Server installation (Java) required). Extremely useful! Available in market, link to project page and server download: http://www.remotedroid.net/

1 - Save MMS (allows you to save files received via mms)
1 - Scope (free (lite)/paid)
1 - Shake2MuteCall - Pretty much that, mutes a call when you shake your phone. Available in market.
1 - ShapeWriter - like Swype and now withdrawn from Market since it was bought by Nuance
1 - Sharpdroid
1 - Shuffle (get-things-done task manager)
1 - Simple Last.fm Scrobbler
1 - Skyfire
1 - SNES Emulator
1 - Status Notes (free version) - reminders on taskbar
1 - Steelers News
1 - Stop 3 Data Roaming (free, Australia only) - Fixes 'Data while roaming' setting on Three Australia's network
1 - SwiFTP - brilliant FTP server
1 - SysMonitor - Link
1 - SystemPanel - Link - System Control App - Paid and Free versions

1 - TAJM - clock in text form
1 - Task OS - Web OS style task switcher
1 - tAttachApkInstaller - so you can install attached apk from gmail app
1 - Thinking Space (thoughts organiser in tree-like structures)
1 - torrent fu - remote torrent search/download
1 - Toutier
1 - Tram Hunter (free, Australia only) - Tram timetables, Melbourne Australia
1 - Transdroid - torrent client
1 - tv.com
1 - TweetDeck - Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, Foursquare all in one
1 - Twicca (twitter client)

1 - Ultimate juice

1 - Verizon FIOS DVR Manager
1 - VIP Access (free token authentication with PayPal and eBay)
1 - Vlingo
1 - Volume Control

1 - w.tv
1 - Weatherbug
1 - WebSharing - makes usb data transfer obsolete (uses wifi)
1 - WiFi Keyboard
1 - WiFinder
1 - World Clock

1 - XBMC remote (controls an HTPC)
1 - XE Converter - currency exchange converter

1 - Zeam Launcher (i came from Slidescreen Pro. it's pretty good too)

1 - 2010 World Cup

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Top 25 Games For Non-Rooted Android 2.1

Paid Games

2 - Gensoid - Link - Sega Genesis Emulator
2 - HomerunBattle - Link - Paid ($4.99)
2 - Nesoid - Link - NES Emulator
2 - Speed Forge 3D - Link - (paid, there's a demo)


1 - Abduction! World Attack (paid)
1 - Antibody
1 - Asphalt 5
1 - Assassins Creed Altairs Chronicles

1 - Baseball Superstars - paid ($4.99) (game)
1 - Blow Up

1 - Crusade of Destiny

1 - Dungeon Hunter

1 - GemMagic (paid)GemMagic (paid)

1 - Hero of Sparta
1 - Hockey Nations

1 - Klaxon - paid ($1.99)

1 - Lets Golf

1 - Modern Combat Sandstorm

1 - Nesoid
1 - Nova

1 - Radiant - space invaders-like game

1 - Snesoid

1 - Tangram Pro
1 - Toss It Pro
1 - Tower Raiders Gold

1 - Welcome to Hell
1 - Wiicontrollerime
1 - Winds of Steel

1 - Zenonia

Free Games

2 - Air traffic control
2 - Robo defense

1 - 1980s Movie Trivia
1 - 2 Player Reactor - 2 person mind/reaction game

1 - Abduction

1 - Bonsai Blast

1 - Chess for Android

1 - Falling Ball
1 - Fish Food - fun puzzle game
1 - Flight Director - plane landing
1 - Frozen Bubble - bubble popping game

1 - Golf Solitaire - card game

1 - iMobsters (stupid but very addictive multi-player game)

1 - Light Racer (Tron-like game)

1 - Marvin ZX Spectrum Emulator

1 - Paper Toss
1 - Pocket Empires - Link
1 - Police Light

1 - Replica Island

1 - Slugs
1 - Space Man
1 - SpiraDefence

1 - Tricorder

1 - VoidDefence

1 - Wixel Lite - boggle type game
1 - Word Search

1 - Zilch - sweet dice game

Note: Uniqueness idea was inspired by a suggestion just now from nebenezer.
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9th June 2010, 09:28 PM |#2  
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Paid:
  • Titanium Backup (r)
  • Root Explorer (r)
  • Better Terminal Emulator Pro (r)
  • Battery Indicator Pro
  • OS Monitor (r)
  • SpeedCalc Calculator
  • System Info Widget
  • Cachemate (r)
  • Audio Manager Pro
  • PicSay Pro
  • GUnit Converter
  • DocumentsToGo
  • Sound Record Widget
Games
  • Speed 3D
  • Toss It Pro
  • Winds of Steel
  • Antibody
  • Radiant
  • CrystalLight
Free:
  • Apps Organizer
  • Quickboot (r)
  • ShootMe (r)
9th June 2010, 09:45 PM |#3  
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My favorites will have to be:

Music Junk
Titanium Backup (root)
ADW.Launcher
ES File Explorer
C:Geo ~ geocaching for Android
Bump
SysTray monitor

Will probably add a couple more later.
9th June 2010, 11:25 PM |#4  
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My Recommendations:

Google Voice (must have for those of us who can't use Sprint VVM lol)
AnyPost (post to multiple social networking sites)
Handcent SMS (fully customizable messaging application)
ASTRO File Manager
Smooth Calender (desktop widget)
Opera & OperaBridge (awesome web browser and plug-in)
10th June 2010, 03:44 AM |#5  
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Re: [VOTE] Coming Soon - Top 25 {word} Apps For Android 2.1
Come on ladies and fellas. Let's get this rolling!

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TitaniumBackup (r) - Paid
BetterKeyboard (Paid) + OilSlick (Super visibility in sun light) theme (Runs super fast with overclocked Hero, even faster than stock AOSP keyboard for me.
CacheMate (r)
ADW Launcher
Opera + OperaBridge
Spare Parts
The Weather Channel
QuickBoot (r)
AdFree (r)
AppBrain Market Sync (helps me find cool new and interesting app creations)
Backgrounds
10th June 2010, 07:51 PM |#7  
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Original post updated with your selected apps thus far, and counted by votes! Bring on some more, I want to know what your favorite unique applications are!
10th June 2010, 09:02 PM |#8  
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App I get ATON of use out of:
TiKL

Luckily I have lots of friends on Android so we can all PTT. TRUE PTT to, not record then send.
It works really well. There are a few enhancements I would like to see, but other wise is a GREAT app.
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Originally Posted by Kcarpenter

App I get ATON of use out of:
TiKL

Luckily I have lots of friends on Android so we can all PTT. TRUE PTT to, not record then send.
It works really well. There are a few enhancements I would like to see, but other wise is a GREAT app.

That one actually sounds really interesting, I'm gonna have to take a look at it! Thanks man.

Is it for root users only? Is it paid? Thanks.
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Looking for more submissions to the lists!

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Re: [VOTE] Coming Soon - Top 25 {word} Apps For Android 2.1
Toggle Settings. Toggles various user defined settings (like volume brightness, GPS (pro version), so on) based on user defined time or certain events (like charging). And I like the ptt app too.

I'll post more when I get to my pc
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