Android’s been around for more than a year, and in that time developers have whipped up some great apps. Whether you’re a new Android owner or a pro looking for new tools, these 10 great and free apps belong in your arsenal.
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We’re going to skip right over the apps that are just so common, universal and well replicated on other mobile platforms that a user with a need will probably hunt them down — Facebook, Evernote, Remember the Milk, and endless Twitter clients, widgets and apps. We’ve also skipped over Google’s own neat apps, like Navigation and Googles, that are (or will be) included standard on new Android phones. Instead, we’re aiming to shine a little light on apps that quietly excellent functionality for those who download them.
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1. ASTRO File Manager
To each their own, of course, but we’d love to hear what Android apps you consider crucial to your own phone in the comments. We tend toward free, but if you’ve found a cheap app that’s worth a few bucks, our Android-loving readers, and developers, would likely be glad for the referral.