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Friday Poll: Must Have Android Apps of the Last Month are?

Every six weeks or so we like to poll the readers of Droid Life to see which apps they have discovered and can no longer live without.  Quality apps seem to be coming at us in waves these days, making it difficult for everyone to keep up with what’s garbage and what is “must have.”  So as usual, we want you to drop as many of your favorite new apps in the comments.

The three we seem to be using the most are DeskSMS (Koush’s new baby) which allows you to send and receive texts through either Gmail or Gtalk.  We’ve also come to realize that we are more-than addicted to Fieldrunners HD and haven’t been able to put it down.  And of course Pool Party, now that we have some friends who have moved out of 1999 and into the world of tech.

You guys?

  • Laura Tepperman


  • I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • Zachmo99

     ROMs and Droid Interface:
    – Rom Manager
    – Titanium Backup
    – Root Explorer
    – Dolphin HD
    – Set CPU
    – Go Launcher EX ( Tried a few and this one I have stuck with for a bit)
    – Google Music(Beta) * love this app!
    – Dropbox

    – X Construction
    – Angry Birds
    – N.O.V.A 2 ( just got it and its a lot of fun)
    – Galaxy on fire ( I got this on my Xoom, its great!)
    – I too am stuck with WWF cause of friends with iphones… they need to see the light…

  • Anson Kerr

    is pool party still closed to invites?

  • Anonymous

    Mango I find is my top app (Along with netflix), It is a damn good manga reader. https://market.android.com/details?id=net.leetsoft.mango&feature=search_result

  • bamasteve


  • Anonymous

    phuck droid i want an iPhone

    • Poorfoolpops

      must be a woman…

  • Anonymous

    WunderList…….attractive but simple UI, cloud sync has been flawless across 5 devices, dev is responsive & updates freq…..can’t really think of any missing features/bugs……can’t understand how it’s FREE, but I would pay AT LEAST $5 for it….fits my needs 4 a note/task app to a T & I’ve gone through ALOT b4 finally went with it, HIGHLY RECOM.

  • Curtisthefox

    I have a love-hate relationship with my favorite app… LauncherPro Plus. I’m glad I bought it, best investment ever. But, and I know some of you will hate on me for this, the re-write has been a long time coming and I’m starting to wonder if it will ever come. Re-write or not though, it’s still my favorite launcher. I’ve tried GO and ADW, and still prefer it.  However, I’ve had to go back to Sense with my Incredible 2 because it just doesn’t run as smoothly on Gingerbread as I would like.  

    • Anonymous

      I share your pain bro, Ive been playing that tune for months with my dinc, sense is just buttery though i always go back that flip clock makes me jiz

  • Root Explorer.

    Edit: It’s Understood That I Would Rooted Already. 😉

  • meth feld

    kaiten mail….little things like being able to NOT include senders email when replying make this the best email app out there

  • Mike Robertson

    Fieldrunner HD

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  • RunPEE!!!!!

  • Reduxd

    PowerAmp and DSPManager

    Yes, you read that right…

  • Anonymous


  • SwipePad is a game changer for me. With it, I now only have widgets on my home screens, and three pads for SwipePad with my apps and contacts.

    Terminal. It’s an oldie, but a goodie, and I use it more and more these days.

    Awesome Drop. I use it a lot, and I’m not sure if a lot of people know about it.

    I guess I don’t really have any new ones though, from the past six weeks.

  • i suck at fieldrunners. must just be me

  • Not 100% these are only from the last month, but they should all be relatively new.

    Grand Pri Story
    GraveDefense HD

    Dolphin for Pad browser
    Google+ app

  • vernon

    SAMSUNG GALAXY S2.. oh wait.

  • Anonymous


  • Davros

    PDA NET. A storm took out my internet for a day so I’m gonna have to go with the only tethering app that would work on my DX.

  • Mike Mosher

    Hulu+ definitely.   I canceled cable and use Hulu+ for TV, Amazon VoD for movies.  I’m set for so much cheaper…

    PS — anyone wanna hook me up with a poolparty invite?  

    • Kevinthorn

      im doing what you did..but what about sports?

  • Forest Dukes

    Read It Later Pro

  • Unifed Remote – a great app to control anything on my computer from my phone with bluetooth or wifi.

  • Utsav Shrestha

    I’d love to get a PP invite. Have the app but no invite. anyone please?? btw, simi folder’s topclass. Also lane splitter is fun to play.

  • Firelight

    Top Apps of the last month for me:

    CallTrack :  logs your phone activity to your Google Calendar http://goo.gl/d2zv4 
    RunPee : lets you know when you can “go” during these summer blockbusters http://goo.gl/CoIVG
    Google+ & Huddle of course.

  • Anonymous

    Fun: HexDefense
    Work: Citrix Receiver
    Tool/Productive: Tasker, it makes any phone better, period.

  • Stephen D


  • Cut The Rope. Defiantly worth the 99 cents.