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10 Android Apps From 2012 I Can’t Live Without [My Life Scoop]

As we near the end of 2012, it’s always fun to look back at the year that was. With Android still on the rise, we have seen a number of amazing new Android apps hit the market. In fact, there are probably enough that I could have done this latest post of mine over at Intel’s My Life Scoop blog, a few times. But since the focus needed to be on the ten that I can’t live without, I had to narrow it down. These are the apps that have changed the way I use my smartphone, many of which replaced other apps that I had grown accustomed to using. Some of them will be obvious to you, others maybe not so much.

To read all about them, hit up My Life Scoop.
  • miiike

    DeskSMS/TabletSMS should be at the top. It’s the only app that I know i’ll use every single day besides the preloaded stuff.

  • http://twitter.com/Geovanni_Hiero Geo

    what’s up with the spam

  • AE35

    Swiftkey 3 should be on that list.

    • mjmedstarved

      I purchased it a long time ago.. then once I was able to load up Swype that was history.

      Until they update to v4 (flow), it stays uninstalled; after using Swype to text…. you can’t go back!

      • http://twitter.com/90lx Trevor G

        Swiftkey flow beta is available for download from their website.

  • http://rk.md/ Rishi

    Definitely +1 for Falcon Pro! So glad it got pushed to the Play Store before 2012 was up… especially since Carbon for Android is… well… *shrugs*

  • Guest

    I wholeheartedly agree with most of these apps (and I would like to add Songza in there..)

  • cooksta32676

    Is there any app to make the ringer/notification speaker louder? My only note 2 complaint….maybe driving a semi isn’t giving it a fair shake.

  • Td

    Blah, Chadwick has too many permission requests. Dealbreaker

    • miiike

      I agree. What’s up with the needing access to my SMS and read my contacts?

  • bill_murray

    Juliana. if you, thought Johnny`s st0rry is incredible, on tuesday I bought a great Jaguar E-type after earning $5988 thiss month and would you believe, 10-k last munth. without a question it is the nicest work Ive ever done. I began this 6 months ago and right away got me over $75 p/h.

    • http://twitter.com/DanRoach45 Dan Roach

      lol wut

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674902817 Zach Davis

    I know I definitely have to have Swipepad and Locale on my phone, otherwise it’s useless to me :P

  • Ace60.cℴm

    If you think Alexander`s story is great,, 4 weaks-ago my boy frends brother also made the small fortune of $8745 sitting there ninteen hours a week an their house and the’re neighbor’s step-aunt`s neighbour did this for 7-months and earnt over $8745 in their spare time from their labtop.

    • Droidzilla

      Well, laboratories typically bring in a decent income, so that’s no surprise.

  • Zach Jacobs

    Battery Widget? and Songza !

    • mjmedstarved

      Love battery widget.

  • sc0rch3d

    hah, granny smith is the on the list. my lil one loves that game. the MUST app for me (aside from anything already in GApps) is Apex Launcher.

    on a side note, i’m thrilled with the potential that 4.2 has built into the lockscreen. this is a big WIN for those of us that have exchange policies and hate to unlock the phone just see the date / time / weather / next calendar appointment. yes, i know apps that do this, but glad to see it in AOSP. now dammit, whoever came up with the 2 finger swipe for toggles needs to be fired! :)

    • https://www.facebook.com/aaron.williams.125 Champion1229

      Who ever thought it would be “cool” to swipe down on the left side of the screen for notifications and to swipe down on the right side of the screen for toggles should be fired! It is just NOT intuitive and a major pain when holding the device one handed.

      • Philip A. Kaiser

        Aokp. Swipe down on either side and you get both. Yay!

  • http://mikekusold.com/ Mike Kusold

    Is Falcon Pro that much better than Tweetings and Echofon? Push Notifications are a must for me.

    • Br_d

      I like the larger inline image previews on Falcon Pro, and the layout is nicer to look at than any other client I’ve tried. Obviously, that’s just a personal thing though. It also has some bugs right now that are kind of annoying me, and some features that are missing, like you mentioned. I don’t think a perfect twitter client exists right now for Android.

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    • Geoff Johnson

      I think so.

    • Trevor Vincent

      I prefer “Twicca” to “Falcon Pro” specifically for the colorized preference for tweeters. It’s a must have once you get used to using it. (Kind of like unlocking phone from volume rockers on a custom ROM).

      I don’t like the fact that “Twicca” does not allow you to see who reweeted you, only mentions.

      • http://mikekusold.com/ Mike Kusold

        Tweetings has custom colors as well as a combined timeline where each account is a different color. I’m in love with it, but I didn’t know Twicca had it first.

  • tharealoc

    whats up with more posts directing to other blogs? i know they are yours but it’s kinda weird..oh and first!