Essential apps

updated @ 2010-05-04

This page contains a selection with recommended apps taken from the bigger list of useful applications with a short description and a link to the respective Androlib pages which contains their QR-code (which allows for direct download with the market application on the device). Maybe the QR-codes will be added too later on.

Start with getting Barcode Scanner and find the respective QR-code's of the applications on Androlib. Great source of applications BTW.

NB: I'm not endorsed by any of these applications; they are just being extremely handy, great to have or otherwise amusing. I am not responsible for whatever those applications do to your device or otherwise. See it as a repository or treasurebox for your Android phone. All of the applications in this list are free. There may exists paid versions of the programs with more features, so be sure to discover gems on your own. Also, there might be a donationware version available to thank the author for a job well done.


Location based info, tracking and GPS various

Networking, communication

stay_current_portrait Fenix for Twittermore_vert

One of the best third-party Twitter apps around

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Fenix brings you a fresh Twitter experience for your Android smartphone and tablet.
Tired of the same old Twitter apps? Give Fenix a try and you won't go back!

✓ Don't miss any of your account activities. With support for real time updates, you can see who's retweeting, favoriting and following you.

✓ Clickable timeline links, because every tap count!
- Single click to open a user profile, search for an hashtag or open a web link
- Long press to access quick actions (to share, copy or tweet a link)

✓ Gorgeous conversations layout

✓ Beautiful images and videos preview, directly from your timeline

✓ Support for Twitter multiple images

✓ Support for multiple accounts

✓ Support for multiple drafts, because every word you type is precious!

✓ Swipe all the things! You can swipe through all the app sections, swipe to close a tweet or even swipe to compose a new tweet.

✓ Quick access to all your lists and saved searches

✓ Mute users, hashtags, Twitter clients or custom keywords

✓ Internal browser with Readability support

✓ TweetMarker support

✓ Choose from light, dark or true black themes

✓ Timeline and mentions widgets

✓ Customise the navigation of the app. Don't care about Direct Messages? You've never favorited a tweet? Just hide those sections and they won't steal precious screen space anymore. With Fenix you can even use one of your lists as your main timeline.

✓ And a lot more...

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stay_current_portrait Link Bubblemore_vert

Nifty pop-up browser that saves you a lot of time while catching up with your social backlog

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It's your device. It's your time. So make it your Internet.

Brave has joined forces with LinkBubble to bring you a faster web - by blocking the ads and trackers that get in your way plus all the features you love from LinkBubble. Just go to the settings to turn on or off privacy features like ad blocking, tracker protection and Https Everywhere.

Recognized in Google Play's Best Apps of 2014, Brave (formerly known as LinkBubble) has unique features to make internet browsing faster and more seamless. When you click on a link in an app, Brave loads that webpage in the background, leaving you free to keep using your current app -  rather than wasting your time watching pages load.

Brave is designed for both speed and security, so you can enjoy a lightning fast browsing experience without popups, malware and other annoyances. All Brave browsers are open source, so you can view our code and even make contributions.

Brave Offers:

- Ad Blocking
- Tracker Protection
- Https Everywhere (for security)
- Page loading in the background
- Efficient handling of links that direct to other apps

Download Brave to experience the web the way it should be - fast, secure, and with settings controlled by you, the user.

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stay_current_portrait Flyperlinkmore_vert

Similar to Brave; saves you a lot of time because it opens links in (background) bubbles

Flyperlink is a revolutionary web browser optimized for multitasking on mobile devices. Now also includes Chrome Custom Tabs.

While browsing your favorite apps, they often redirect you to links on the web. Opening these links will destroy your workflow with the current app.
Flyperlink avoids this by opening links in a floating browser that remains in front of your apps. Flyperlink uses a physical engine with smooth animations to give the best and most seamless user experience.
If you want to take a deeper look into the link, just tap the bubble and a full standalone browser will appear.
Flyperlink contains a tab managing system to open many links, and you can switch between tabs by using swipe gestures or the tab manager.
Bookmarks and history are included so you can easily restore past links or quickly access bookmarked pages.
Flyperlink allows for extensive customization. Support for adblock, domain and app redirect, and text selection are just a few key features.
Try Flyperlink for yourself and let me know what you think about it.

Plus - Enables popup-mode, Bubble sizing and removes advertising
Donates - Support this project with some small donations

Internet - used for web browsing
Access network - used to receive web content
Write storage - used for downloads
System overlay - used for draw over apps
Billing - used for in app billing products

Join the Google+ community to support this app or get support -

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