It’s been more than 6 months since we came up with the first part of Free Android Apps. About that time we were only talking about how Android has managed to compete with Nokia’s Symbian OS and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS. Half an year down the line, Android has finally managed to kick some dust and ready to take on iPhone OS with some kick-ass features in its brand new Froyo release.
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With more and more providers coming up with new phones on Android OS, the Google Android Market has managed to become profitable for app developers and hence we are seeing a surge in quality as well as quantity in Android Apps in the recent times.
Let us check out some more cool but free android apps available right now.
Ultimate List of Free Android Apps – Part 2
Dropbox for Android is not just another mobile app; it allows you to completely sync folders from all your desktop, laptop and mobile devices. Dropbox for Android lets you access dropbox from anywhere, which means access to music, movies or any other content you have stored on Dropbox. You can also upload images and videos directly to your dropbox account.
2. Dolphin Browser
The Dolphin browser has emerged to be a really cool alternative for the default browser which comes with Android phones. Some people have even rated it above Opera Mini. It gives you an excellent browsing experience with tabbed browsing. With Dolphin Browser, you can sync your Google bookmarks, download youtube videos, Gesture and much more.
OpenHome is an app which every iPhone owner envies. It is one of the leading customization apps available for Android. It functions as a replacement for the default home screen, into which you can load customs skins, icon packs, and fonts.
If you are one of those habitual texting maniacs who love to text, sms or chat, chompSMS is the must have app for you. It’s got a great user interface, chat style SMS bubbles, touchscreen keyboards and many other great features.
5. Mobile Banking
The Bank of America Mobile Banking app for Android is a must have app fr all you BOA customers. You can check available balances, pay bills and transfer funds all on-the-go! You can also locate the nearest ATM and banking centers with GPS.
6. Google Finance
Google Finance is a useful tool for getting customized, real-time quotes all over the world. The app syncs directly to your Google Finance portfolios and streams live data wherever you are by way of quote updates, charts, and financial news. Android is currently the only mobile platform with an official Google Finance app!
7. Google Listen
Google Listen from Google Labs functions like a search engine and subscription tool for podcasts across the web. It comes with subscription options making sure you never miss out the latest episode of all your favorite podcasts.
8. Google Sky Map
Google Sky Map for Android phones turns your Android-powered mobile phone into a dynamic window on the night sky. When you point your phone up you will see a map of the brightest stars, constellations, and planets in that part of the sky.
With Moviefone mobile apps you are mere taps away from on-the-go movie planning. You can watch the hottest trailers in high quality video, get showtimes, or find a theater near you. This app is developed by AOL mobile, so you can expect some real good quality.
BubbleBeats is an interactive music player app that makes organizing music on your Android phone — Fun. Arranging colorful bubbles, create complex playlists that delight in reasonable yet unpredictable ways.
11. ASTRO File Manager
ASTRO File Manager is an Android File Manager. Download any file with browser, Browse, create, extract zip files, Back up and restore public applications to the SD card, Create shortcuts, Send files as attachments, Thumbnails, Multiselect, Search, Image, Text, HTML Viewers.
12. Floating Image
Using Floating image app for Android, you can create a gently floating slideshow with your gallery pics and photos from popular online sources like Flickr.
13. Note Everything
Note Everything does exactly what it’s name says! You can pretty much note anything using this app. You can note things in the format of text, paint, voice, checklists and photos. On top of this, shortcuts are very easy to create and you can link them to home, search, send notes, encrypt, reminders and Note Everything even runs with live folders!
How can anyone miss this app? Pandora is the most popular streaming music app on every mobile platform, including the Android. Type in a name of a song or artist and Pandora does the work by creating a playlist of similar music and artists.
15. Talk To Me
Talk to Me app for Android is a real-time-speech-translator. Say something in English and the application will translate and speak it back to you in any language of your choice. You won’t find every single language in this application but there are a few to choose from like Italian, Spanish, German and a few other ones.
Layar is a cool augmented reality app. It uses your GPS, handset compass and camera to display information on your surroundings in real time. You can hold it in front of you, and see details on landmarks and points of interest!
17. SMS Popup
SMS Popup is a simple app for Android phones that shows a pop up dialog when a SMS/MMS is received including the contact photo. Also includes tons of options to customize the notification for incoming SMS.
Searchify is a free Android app that easily integrates with the Android Quick Search Box (and the Google search widget) to perform advance operations like translations, calculations, unit conversions, wikipedia searches, calendar entry and more just by typing in searches.
Loopt connects you to your friends and the places around you. See where your friends are and what they’re doing. Connect on the fly and instantly share photos, comments, and cool places. Turn your phone into a social compass and never be bored or lonely again!
Fring for AndroidT allows you to speak to you friends or family regardless of what service they use. Fring lets anyone make free Skype, Google Talk, MSN, or SIP calls from any phone. This is the first major VOIP app for Android.
21. AP Mobile
With AP mobile, you get a steady stream of constantly-updated news in every category you can think of, including local news from your city or state. You can customize your home page with categories you like, or view AP news videos.
22. Photoshop.com Mobile
Free photo editing apps don’t get more elegant than this. Adobe’s Photoshop.com mobile lets you browse all the photos on your phone and crop, rotate, color-correct or change them to black-and-white with a beautifully intuitive interface. If you have a free account at photoshop.com, you can upload and store your photos online.
23. Google Goggles
Google Goggles for Android is a new visual search for Android phones. Simply take a picture of something, and Google will compare it to the images on Google image search to try and identify it. It can be used for all sorts of things – landmarks, books, game or record covers, contact info, art and sculpture, certain places, like restaurants and local businesses, bottles of wine and company logos.
Backgrounds Android App allows you to easily customize your home screen wallpaper. There are a wealth of images as these are free images pulled from Flickr. It is very useful in really simple to use; simply scroll through the choice or search.
Plink Art is a nice innovative smartphone app. Just take a picture of a painting and Plink Art will identify the image before loading your phone with information about it. The slick interface displays the artist, year, type and location, as well as any related Wikipedia info, and it will even allow you to order prints of a picture.
That concludes Part 2 of Ultimate list of Free Android Apps. I hope you find our sincere effort very pleasing. Do share the post with your friends and family if you like it. Feel free to appreciate/criticize as you feel. And yes, your recommendations will form the base for Part 3 of this post.