Saturday, August 14, 2010

More android apps recommendations

Some more apps I can recommend:

Voice Search
Command your phone with your voice. Android 2.2+ only. From The offical Google blog, speak any of these commands:

  • send text to [contact] [message]
  • listen to [artist/song/album]
  • call [business]
  • call [contact]
  • send email to [contact] [message]
  • go to [website]
  • note to self [note]
  • navigate to [location/business name]
  • directions to [location/business name]
  • map of [location]

Our Groceries
I've tried lots of different list/shopping list apps looking for the perfect one. I've been thinking about making my own. I've mostly been missing a good easy automatic 2-way sync with my girlfriends phone. This app is almost perfect. It's polished and even includes recipe support, remembers previous inputs for quick completion, voice entry etc. Only thing I can complain about is that it shares/syncs all lists, not individual ones.

Chrome to Phone
Select a phone number on a web page viewed on your computer and hit the send to phone button in the browser and your phone will launch the dialer with this phone number entered. If it is just text (not a phone number) that is selected it is instead available on the phone's clipboard. Works with general web page addresses (URLs) as well which are then displayed in the browser on the phone. Along with special handling for Google Maps and Youtube. More info.

Blogaway
A good app for writing blog entries.

GAnalyticz
Nice Google Analytics data viewer.

Dropbox
Sync files/phots/documents across different phones and computers, now works with Android as well. Of course you will use this (my) referal link to sign up to get extra free space for us both, (default 2GB). I would prefer a direct automatic sync (at least upload) of selected folders instead of a manual one, but it works well! Would've been nice for automatic upload of photos though, instead of manually selecting them for upload.

SqueezeControl
Control your Squeezebox devices. Recently got an update that added the control of web radios making it a complete app. Previosuly I had to combine squeezedroid with this app for that purpose. Not too great a user interface but it works well.