Now-a-days, mobile devices are like mini computers. Technology is advancing rapidly, so it’s no wonder there are many options to stay connected, read the news, or work from your phone. Here are the 20 Best Apps of 2012.
Facebook for Android is lacking in features compared to Facebook itself, but a recent update added Inbox support to the Android app, finally allowing its users to communicate in almost real time. The app’s fast and stable, and has incorporated the new Time-Line features.
TweetDeck for Android an amazing little tool. As well as presenting your timeline, DMs and replies in separate side-by-side panels that you swipe the screen to flip between, it can also pull in Facebook status updates. And mix it all in together. And it does Foursquare. And Buzz.
3. Astro File Manager
ASTRO is nothing more than a Windows-style file explorer, but if you’re into tinkering and directly installing Android APK files yourself, it’s useful to stick something like this on your phone. It makes your phone feel like a computer, and makes you feel like you’re in control of it.
This app gives users a simple, clean interface, push notification support and even lets you manage multiple Hotmail accounts from within the app. If your email needs haven’t yet been assimilated by Google, it’s a useful option.
5. Google Sky Map
An amazing app that uses your phone’s orientation tools to give you an accurate representation of the stars and planets on your screen. Point your phone at the sky, then learn what constellations are visible and if that’s a UFO or just Venus. Google Sky Map even works indoors.
This augmented reality app has recently gone commercial, adding an online shop that allows users to buy AR content such as travel guides, local house price apps and much more. But you’re still able to use the numerous free Layers to pop data up over real-world locations, delivering a satisfying futuristic experience. Read the rest of this entry »