From the most expensive high-end smartphones from manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony, right down the most simplistic pre-payment handsets, you will not be getting the best value out of your smartphone unless you download the latest and most popular apps. So, in no particular order, here we list ten of the apps that no Android smartphone user should be without.
1 OfficeSuite Pro
This app is especially for those people who want to produce and edit documents and spreadsheets on the go. While there is no definitive answer to whether or not Microsoft will ever launch their office software, such as Word and Excel on the Android system, OfficeSuite Pro is there to fill the void. It is a lot more detailed than Google’s own Drive service, and it allows you to do so much more, making it well worth the money.
2 ESPN Score Center
There are many sports scores apps available on Android at the moment, but when you want to keep up-to-date with the latest score of your favourite sports team, then you are going to need to install the best. ESPN Score Center is the leading Android app for those people who like to keep a track on their favourite teams.
This free app has taken the Android app world by storm. Essentially, Flipboard is a miniature magazine which takes content from across the internet and puts it all in one place. It takes the images and texts and compresses them down into little pages of information, you can tell it the subjects that you find most interesting, and you can also link it to your social networking sites too.
We have all done it. We have walked in a room where a song is playing, we do not know the name of the song or the artist, but you love the song and you need to know its origins. Well, with Shazam installed on your phone you can find out all you need to know. Simply open the app, press the big button, and the app will give you the song title, the artist and even the words to the song.
5 Key Ring
This app has nothing to do with ringtones, rather it replaces the need to carry those little store loyalty cards on your keychain. With this app, you simply scan them into the app and it will store all of the information so that the shop assistant can scan your phone rather than all those pesky little cards.
6 Holo Bulb
A no frills, flashlight application which allows easy access to your phones LED flash bulb, or you can use the screen to light your way.
A neat little weather app, which comes with accompanying animated icons that match the weather conditions where you are, and you can also set it up to alert you to any extreme weather events that may be coming your way.
8 Spy app
There is plenty of cell phone spying apps on the market at the moment; such handy little app will allow you to monitor a smart phone by giving you access to such data as, SMS, emails and messenger app messages, GPS location data, media such as videos and photos, and much more.
9 ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner
Most people like getting their hands on a bargain, and with this app you can scan products you find in store, and as well as seeing reviews of the product, the app will tell you if there is a store nearby that is selling it for less.
10 Google Translate
Whenever you need to translate a foreign language in to the language you speak, then Google Translate is one of the best translation apps available on Android at the moment. Not only will it translate written words, but it can also translate words that are spoken, and it has the capacity to translate more than 70 different languages.
Tiffany Trepanier who finds blogging to be the most exciting hobby and career choice. Loves new gadgets, all stuff tech and test all new apps. Currently writes for Topspy as well as other blogs.