24: A day in Android apps
Finding the best or free Android apps that can really make difference to your day gets tougher as the Android Market becomes overcrowded. Thankfully, we plucked 24 Android apps that should help make your day-to-day life a little easier
The Android Market continues to grow with its fair share of both useful and useless Android apps, making it increasingly difficult for users to seperate the winners from the losers.
We've been busy getting to grips with the finest the Android Market has to offer, so if you are still searching for apps to make your day a more productive one, we've selected 24 Android of the best that should help you tick off everything on your daily checklist.
So with Android phone in hand and a day that reads like the itinerary of a stroppy celebritys' agent, click the link below to start your day.
8.00am: Tube Status
In a clever move to avoid the likely disappointment of being confronted with an out of service 8.30am train to work, one glance at your handy app linked up to the official London Underground website, and you'll have real-time information for your alternative routes. And a tube map if you really get lost.
Buy this app now: Download Tube Status now
The benchmark for powerful but simple social networking apps. Offering a minimalist layout Tweetdeck will show you both Twitter and Facebook updates, and will allow you to post, upload pictures, videos and add your location.
Buy this app now: Download Tweetdeck now
8.30am: Google Plus
The newest addition to the social networking revolution, this simple but effective app will let you check the Stream, update your profile, add pictures and see your Circles. One neat feature for the Android version is a function called Huddle which allows group chat on your device.
Buy this app now: Download Google Plus now
Helping to get you motivated or chilled for the day ahead, Spotify's arrival on the Android suitably makes up for the absence of an iTunes equivalent by offering huge catalogues of uninterrupted streaming music.
Buy this app now: Download Spotify now
With just enough time to grab a coffee, this compass led app identifies your nearest hot beverage selling establishment providing you with a map and directions to get their in a speedy fashion.
Buy this app now: Download NRU now
9.20am: Lookout Mobile Security
Rather than have an app which contains all your work passwords, simply save them on the phone and have an app which protects not only them but the whole device as well. That's what Lookout Mobile Security does, and it does it well.
Price: Free, Premium Version ($2.99 per month)
Buy this app now: Download Lookout Mobile Security now
With a bout of exercise activity pencilled in for your lunch hour, reach for your Accuweather app and you'll get the current weather conditions wherever you are via your GPS. The you can decide whether your jog outside will require an extra layer or two. It also lets you see the weather for the next three days so you can plan your outdoor activities in advance.
Buy this app now: Download Accuweather now
Just finished a brainstorming session with your colleagues and have already forgotten everything that was discussed? Ignore Apple's native notation-taking app and upgrade to this much-loved third-party alternative, replete with imaging options
Buy this app now: Download Evernote now
Need to sweat out the weekends frivolities? Well Endomondo is the fitness app of choice. It's community based, so while offering top notch tracking of running, cycling, you name it, it'll also share this with the community, letting you see how you're doing and throwing in some competition along the way.
Price: Free (Pro $3.99)
Buy this app now: Download Endomondo now
1.50pm: VoiceText Speak and Text
You've just come up with an idea that is sure to make the company millions or have the bosses look at you a little bemused, either way, this voice dictation app should solve your paper-less crisis. Transcribing your babble into short messages, the recordings can also be formatted to be turned into Gmail and even Twitter apps.
Buy this app now: Download VoiceText Speak and Text now