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Best Android Apps

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Great news: the Android Market now has thousands of new apps and games with a lot more on the way. How do you pick the right ones for your Android phone? Best Android Apps shines the light on more than 200 amazing apps that will delight, empower, and entertain you. Flip through this book for app suggestions, or head directly to one of several categories, including At Work, Communications, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Games, Android Developer Challenge (ADC) winners, and more!

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Contents
  4. Foreword
  5. Preface
    1. How to Use This Book
    2. About the Authors
  6. 1. Best of the Best Apps
    1. Overall Winners #1
      1. Best App for Customizing Your Phone
    2. Overall Winners #2
      1. Best Casual Multiplayer Game
    3. Overall Winners #3
      1. Best App for Mobile Security
    4. Education/Reference
      1. Best App for Appreciating Art
      2. Best Word Game
      3. Best App to Navigate the Solar System
      4. Best Photo Game
    5. Entertainment
      1. Best App for Locating Song Information
      2. Best Pocket Guitar App
    6. Games: Arcade/Action
      1. Best 3D Arcade Game App
      2. Best Gravity-Defying Game
      3. Best Motorbike Game
      4. Best Mystery Logic Game
    7. Games: Casual/Puzzle
      1. Best App for Passing the Time
      2. Best Augmented Reality Game
    8. Lifestyle
      1. Best App to Customize Your Ringtone
      2. Best App for Filtering News Information
    9. News and Media
      1. Best App for Mobile TV
      2. Best App for Taking Photos w/Effects
    10. Productivity
      1. Best App for Sharing Contacts
      2. Best App for Triggering Actions
    11. Social Networking
      1. Best App for Spotting Everyday Trends
      2. Best App to Share Your Musical Tastes
    12. Travel
      1. Best App for Finding a Specific Spot
      2. Best App for Chronicling Your Trips
      3. Best App for Location-Based Alerts
      4. Best App for Locating Your Car
    13. Miscellaneous
      1. Best App for Composing Guitar Music
      2. Best App to Determine Object Distance
      3. Best App to Simulate a Golf Caddy
  7. 2. Best Business Apps
    1. At Work
      1. Best App for Note Taking
    2. Contact Management
      1. Best App for Contact Management
    3. File Sharing
      1. Best App for Accessing File Servers
      2. Best App for Local File Browsing
    4. Remote File Access
      1. Best File Server App
      2. Best File Transfer Client App
    5. Online Storage
      1. Best App for Document Storage
    6. Online File Sharing
      1. Best App for Mobile File Sharing
      2. Best App for Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
    7. Security
      1. Best Mobile Security App
    8. Payments
      1. Best App for Secure Money Transfers
      2. Best App for Purchasing Goods
    9. Money Management
      1. Best App for Money Management
      2. Best App for Budgeting
    10. Personal Finance
      1. Best App for Personal Finance
    11. Shopping
      1. Best App for Scanning Prices/Goods
      2. Best App for Comparing Items
    12. Stocks
      1. Best App for Stock Market Tracking
    13. Business Travel
      1. Best App for Being a Local
      2. Best App for Finding Activities
      3. Best App for Finding Restaurants
      4. Best App for Dining Reservations
      5. Best App for Sharing Favorite Places
    14. Document Handling
      1. Best PDF App
    15. Shipping
      1. Best App for Tracking Packages
  8. 3. Best Communication Apps
    1. The Texter
      1. Best SMS App
      2. Another Best SMS App
      3. Other Apps for Text Messaging
      4. Best App for Finding WiFi
    2. Instant Messaging
      1. Best Instant Messaging App
    3. Twitter
      1. Best Twitter App
    4. Email
      1. Best App for Sending Email
    5. Internet Phone
      1. Best App for Free Telephony
      2. Best App to Consolidate Your Phones
    6. Call Analysis
      1. Best App for Analyzing Your Calls
      2. Best Phone Silencing App
    7. Bluetooth
      1. Best App for Using Bluetooth
      2. Best App for Not Communicating
    8. Social Networks
      1. Best App for Social Communication
      2. Best Facebook App
      3. Best App for News Feeds
  9. 4. Best Lifestyle Apps
    1. Running
      1. Best App for Running
    2. Fitness
      1. Best Fitness App
    3. Travel
      1. Best Travel-Booking App
      2. Best App for Plotting Your Travels
    4. Environment
      1. Best App for Living Green
      2. Best Pet Care App
    5. Shopping
      1. Best Shopping App
      2. Best Rewards Card App
    6. Recipes
      1. Best App for Food Recipes
      2. Best App for Cocktail Recipes
    7. Real Estate
      1. Best Real Estate App
      2. Best Mortgage Calculator
    8. Apartments
      1. Best App for Apartment Hunting
      2. Best Fashion Organizing App
    9. Car Location
      1. Best App for Finding Your Car
      2. Best App for Finding Your Phone
    10. ATM Locations
      1. Best App for Finding an ATM
      2. Best App for Finding a Bathroom
    11. Weather
      1. Best Weather App
    12. Task Tracking
      1. Best App for To-Do Lists
    13. Phone Settings
      1. Best Dynamic Reconfiguration App
      2. Best Metal Detector
    14. Birding
      1. Best App for Bird Watching
      2. Best Augmented Reality App
  10. 5. Best Entertainment Apps
    1. Movies
      1. Best App for Film Buffs
    2. TV
      1. Best App for Watching TV
      2. Best App for TV Listings
    3. Media Player
      1. Best Media Player
    4. Remote
      1. Best Remote Control
      2. Best Audio Management App
    5. Radio
      1. Best Personalized Radio App
    6. Music
      1. Best Streaming Music App
      2. Best App for Identifying Music
      3. Best Gig Guide
    7. Alt Radio
      1. Best Alternative Radio App
    8. Media Sync
      1. Best Media Syncing App
    9. Podcasts
      1. Best Podcast Player
    10. Voice Recorder
      1. Best Voice Recording App
    11. Broadcasting
      1. Best App for Media Sharing
      2. Best App for Live Video Broadcasting
    12. Photos
      1. Best Camera App
      2. Best Photo Editing App
  11. 6. Best Games
    1. Thumbs
      1. Best Whack-a-Mole Game
      2. Best Soccer Juggling Game
    2. Matching
      1. Best Ball-Matching Game
      2. Best Gem-Swapping Game
    3. Tiles
      1. Best Tile-Matching Game
      2. Best Volley Game
    4. Digging
      1. Best Digging Game
      2. Best Minesweeper Game
    5. Trapping
      1. Best Trapping Game
      2. Best Pinball Game
    6. Marbles
      1. Best Labyrinth Game
      2. Best Marbles Game
    7. Car Racing
      1. Best Car Racing Game
      2. Best Powerboat Racing Game
    8. Futuristic Racing
      1. Best Light-Racing Game
      2. Best First-Person Shooter Game
    9. Tower Defense
      1. Best Tower Defense Game
    10. Nintendo
      1. Best Nintendo Emulator
      2. Best Role-Playing Game
    11. Cards
      1. Best Texas Hold ’Em Game
      2. Best Solitaire Game
    12. Strategy
      1. Best Chess and Checkers Games
      2. Best Sudoku Game
    13. Words
      1. Best Word-Search Game
      2. Best Crossword Puzzle
    14. Brain
      1. Best Brain Workout Game
      2. Best Math Workout Game
  12. 7. Best Utility/Tool Apps
    1. Create Shortcuts
      1. Best App for Creating Shortcuts
    2. Command Line/Terminal
      1. Best App for Remote Terminal Access
      2. Best App for Terminal Access
    3. App Tracker
      1. Best App for Managing Your Apps
    4. Battery Management
      1. Best App to Manage Power Usage
    5. Custom Screens
      1. Best App for a Custom Home Screen
    6. System Settings
      1. Best App for Toggling Your Settings
      2. Best App to Back Up Your Files
    7. Signal Control
      1. Best App to Turn Off 3G/EDGE/GPRS
    8. App Management
      1. Best App for Organizing Your Apps
      2. Best App for Favoring Your Apps
    9. Flashlight
      1. Best App for Seeing in the Dark
      2. Best App to Navigate with a Compass
    10. Measurements
      1. Best App for Leveling Surfaces
      2. Best Trivial Apps
  13. 8. Best Reference Apps
    1. Wiki Content
      1. Best App to Access Wikipedia
      2. More Apps to Access Wikipedia
    2. Definitions
      1. Best Dictionary App
    3. Thesaurus
      1. Best Thesaurus App
      2. Best App to Listen to NPR News
    4. Book Readers
      1. Best Electronic Book Reader
    5. Periodicals
      1. Best Periodical Reader
    6. Bible Reference
      1. Best Bible App
      2. Best App to Get Your Facts Straight
    7. Speech Translation
      1. Best Speech Translator App
      2. Best Speech and Text Translator App
    8. Traffic
      1. Best App for Avoiding Traffic Snarls
      2. Best App to Contact Congress
    9. Star Gazing
      1. Best App for Galaxy Gazing
      2. Best Earth Clock App
  14. QR Code Index