HotSpot Toggle (v1.61)
Hotspot Widget (v1.2)
Retro Clock (v1.6.3)
Speed Test (v2.0.3)
Wifi Analyzer (v2.5.9)
I suppose a couple of notes are in order.
At school, I frequently have to read PDF notices at a glance, so having Adobe Reader despite how atrocious it is can be incredibly useful. Audible is the greatest thing since the iPod since I’m not always in the position to hold a physical book or a kindle. The battery, data usage, hotspot and clock widgets are more like toys – are they apps? No, but did I install them? Yes. I find the battery icon on the notification bar worthless as it tends to visually over-estimate the remaining battery life. The data usage widget is something that should be built into Android and it is a mystery as to why it is not. One day I wanted to tinker with the secret hidden hotspot feature on this phone – I surprised and please to say, it works. The clock was worthless.
I store some documents in Google Docs like my dad’s working schedule, as a spreadsheet. It’s nice to have at-a-glance functionality without having to actually know my Google Account password. Goggles is just a fun app to play with, there is no real use. Facebook is Facebook, Twitter is Twitter, Google+ is Google+, no story there. I like using Google Voice occasionally but since I’ve left the iPod world behind, it’s become pretty infrequent. JuiceDefender was an app I was trying will in school in order to stretch my battery life – personally, I don’t know how much of a difference it made, I always had 50% when I got back home.
LastPass is awesome on a computer but cumbersome on a phone. LauncherPro adds fancy shortcuts and smooth transitions to an otherwise bland but good enough launcher UI. Listen is my podcast app of choice; free, via Google and complete integration with Google Reader subscriptions. Oh, Google Reader, well, I’ve got to keep on the latest tech-news, after all. Pandora is good to listen to some music but I don’t do that so much anymore. ServeStream is an awesome app that allows me to listen to streaming MP3s, like TWiT.tv. SpeedTest and Wifi Analyzer are tools – I have a funky Wireless setup at my house and it’s certainly handy to have tools.
So, there are the apps I use on my phone. I’ll be upgrading soon.