The Lifehacker Pack for Android Plus a Few of My Favorites

Lifehacker has put together a great list of their favorite Android applications. Since I’ve been meaning to write another post about my Evo and the apps I use regularly these is a great place to start. Thanks to Polly for bringing this list to my attention


  • Astrid
  • Evernote
  • Personal Finance
  • mNote
  • TripIt


  • Dolphin Browser HD
  • Facebook for Android
  • PDANet
  • Google Voice
  • Trillian
  • Twitter for Android

My additions

  • update 10/12/10 I now use Seesmic for Twitter, it allows me to choose retweet style and view my lists
  • update 10/18/2010 Tweetdeck is now available on Android
  • Tweetcaster – allows new style retweets
  • Twidroyd


  • Google Maps & Navigation
  • My Tracks

My additions –

  • Foursquare – I used both of these when I travel
  • Gowalla – I used both of these when I travel
  • Google Sky Map – hold the phone up to the sky and it shows you the constellations – awesome!
  • OpenTable – browse nearby restaurants and make a reservation right from your phone, even better earn reward points towards free meals.


  • AppBrain App Market
  • Fast Web Installer
  • Astro File Manager
  • Barcode Scanner
  • Google Chrome to Phone and Android2Cloud
  • Dropbox
  • Swype
  • Tasker
  • Voice Actions / Voice Search
  • Google Goggles

My additions

  • Ringdroid – allows you to easily clip songs for a ringtones


  • ^3 (Cubed)
  • Gmote 2.0
  • Kindle
  • Listen
  • Subsonic
  • Pandora
  • RockPlayer

My additions

  • OverDrive Media Console for free audiobooks from your public library
  • Borders eBooks – even though I used Kindle I think you should have choices :-)
  • Kobo
  • nook
  • Discovery – watch episodes of your favorite Discovery channel shows


  • Andropan

My addition

  • update 10/18/2010 favorite camera app is now Vignette, is does cost but it has some amazing effects and has a random setting so it is similar to the popular Hipstamatic on the iPhone
  • update 10/12/2010 – Camera 360 has some good effects, there is a free and a paid version.
  • Retro camera – does fun old-fashioned camera effects

Backup and Security

  • WaveSecure

Food, Shopping, and Entertainment

  • Shopper
  • Yelp

My additions

  • CNET Scan & Shop – scan the barcode of an item and you can see CNET editor and user reviews, online and local prices, add the item to a wish list or set up a price alert.
  • ShopSavvy does essentially the same thing as the CNET but includes things that CNET doesn’t review like fingernail polish
  • Fandango – local movies times

What are your favorite Android apps?


  1. This is great Bobbi! I’m bookmarking this for when i finally make the switch to Android! Thanks!


  2. I’m glad you find it useful!


  3. The Lifehacker Pack for Android Plus a Few of My Favorites


  4. The paid version of Beyondpod is a fantastic podcast app; I use it constantly!


  5. librnswk4smiles · ·

    RT @librarianbyday: The Lifehacker Pack for Android Plus a Few of My Favorites


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  7. mlibrarianus · ·

    Love my Android apps. My recommendations to add to the list would be:

    Aloqa –

    Bubble (for those DIYers out there) –

    CardioTrainer – LOVE THIS ONE! –

    Calorific –

    ColorNote –

    FXCamera –

    Grooveshark –

    Keyring – (stop carrying all those cards) –

    Meebo IM –

    my6sense – (really enjoying this one) – combines Twitter, FB, Buzz and your Rss feeds –

    Password Master –

    The Weather Channel –

    Trapster – (speed trap sharing) –

    Waze – Another fav! – (traffic sharing info from real users) –

    Weatherbug –


  8. RT @librarianbyday: The Lifehacker Pack for Android Plus a Few of My Favorites | Librarian by Day


  9. I’d been wondering where to get nail polish reviews. :-) I’m going to do a similar post by the end of the week. need some time to play with some more apps first! ShopSavvy coming up first.


  10. Oh if you want nail polish reviews email me! lol I I have my favorites! I should have mentioned the ShopSavvy works with books as well :-)


  11. World Tour wallpaper app is phenomenal! It takes web cam shots from around the world and updates your wallpaper either every 30 min or by the hour. I’ve had shots of the earth from space, Cambridge at night, penguins in Antarctica, a crane’s nest in Germany, and a Japanese laundry to name just a few.

    For Star Trek fans…the Tricorder app is incredible….and really works.

    DoubleTwist is a free app that converts and syncs your iTunes library to your phone. Allow for a long sync time and works like a charm! Includes a widget too.


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