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Top (Ten Plus) Best Coolest Free Apps for Android an' Droid Round-Up

BestTopDroidAndroidappsWirelessandmobilenews-thumb-280x215.jpgYou may have noticed that there has been an explosion of Android an' Droid apps in the last few months. We thought it would be a good time to round-up all the best free Android an' Droid apps. We were going to make this a top ten Android an' Droid apps, however, when we surveyed the reviews and the most-important media-syncing apps compatibility, we had to add a few more applications that don't run on Android smatphones  but run on your PC.

With so many apps in Android Market it can be overwhelming.  We grouped the apps into types - Music, Lifestyle, Syncing, Search, and Photos.

Please note with some apps that will only run on certain Android phones such as Motorola Android  an' Droid phones, an alternative is offered when an app only works on certain Android models.

Update 01/24/11 - We've updated this entire article to include any changes to the apps selected.  We've also updated our Top Best Android an' Droid Smartphones Now an' Later with CES 2011 winners.

Streaming Radio, Music, Ringtones

Part of the beauty of having an unlimited data plan with your Android phone is the ability to get streaming radio stations that you like.  There are a number of streaming audio apps that work on Android phones, here are some of our favorites:

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Slacker - their news release calls Slacker a "music discovery experience," giving users the ability to create a nearly
unlimited number of custom stations, over 100 expert-programmed Slacker
genre, seasonal and spotlight stations, or over 10,000 artist stations.

iheartradioicon.pngiHeart Radio - iHeart Radio streams broadcasts from nearly 400 of America's favorite local radio stations from Clear Channel. Many of the radio stations are talk and discussion. All of iheartradio's digital-only channels like erockster, Pride,
Christina Aguilera Radio, Eagles Radio, the White House Brief and
dozens more.

ringdroidicon.pngRingdroid - Dominic Mazzoni developer of the uber-popular open-source sound/audio editing/recording program Audacity,
now works for Google.  Google encourages employees to write their own
programs and Ringdroid is a special gift from Mazzoni that keeps on
giving. He really knows how develop music editing programs.  Ringdroid lets you record or edit music and turn it into a ringtone. It supports WAV, MP3 and 3GPP/AMR files.

pandoraandroidicon.pngAlso-Ran Pandora - a favorite app on the BlackBerry, and iPhone, Pandora creates radio stations
based on songs and artists that you like based on algorithms from the
Music Genome Project. Pandora Radio streams the songs to you. Pandora previously didn't run on all Android an' Droid smartphones, now it runs on all of them.  If you use Pandora on the web, you'll can listen to stations created on the web. 

Social Climbing

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Feel-Goodies - this app reminds you how wonderful you really are. Just tap through empowering Feel-Goodies, to uplift you during down time.  There's a free version and a premium version in the works.  Download Feel-Goodies, today. You never know when you're going to need them.  Note: we noticed they are developing a new version for technical issues with larger screened Android phones such as the Droid X.

Media Sync

Media Link
- to save you the trouble of having to manually copy your media files from
your computer to your Motorola Android phone,  Motorola
offers a free version of Media Link to all Motorola Android owners including the Droid, Droid 2 Global, Droid Pro, Droid 2 by Motorola,  Motorola Citrus, Motorola Devour and Motorola Cliq, This app is a
must-download for to move, sync, and manipulate pictures, videos, and
music. It syncs music in Windows Media and iTunes. Verizon 1.2 is now available with new features and look.

 doubleTwist - doubleTwist syncs your photos, iTunes playlsits, and videos to
your Android, smartphone. doubleTwist will download and convert any video to watch on your device.
You just drag and
drop; doubleTwist will convert to the correct format for your device. This app has been very popular for the HTC EVO 4G and HTC Droid Incredible. It comes preloaded on some Android models from T-Mobile such as the T-Mobile G2.

1/]26/2011 We removed Salling Media Sync because it is no longer a free appl.

Loco an' Local Search

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Google is a megasearchistic
company therefore all the search features including audio are great on
Android phones but what if you need a bit more information or want to
take picture to find something?  Photographic search sometimes can be right-on-exact, offer amazing layared graphics or provide crazy results.  That's why we call this category Loco (crazy) and Local Search....

Google Googles -
works on Android 1.6 phone and above, Google Goggles lets you use
pictures taken with your mobile phone to search the web.
It's ideal for things that aren't easy to describe in words. Google
Goggles works better with certain types of queries. Try taking
pictures of books & DVDs, landmarks, logos, contact info, artwork,
businesses, products, barcodes, or text. Currently, it doesn't work well
when taking pictures of animals, plants, cars, high tech gizmos, furniture, or apparel. We we took a photo of a Droid Eris, we got iPhone results.

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WHERE - s a bundle of  useful GPS apps that help you find people, places and things. Are you looking for
the hottest restaurants, coffee or need a
cheap fill-up? Maybe you want to know the local weather, traffic or
headlines? Whatever you are after, WHERE has it in little information widgets.

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GetFugu - this app does allow you to take photo of an item or say the brand name, then Getfugu
searches for the item. Users get exclusive promotions, videos,
trailers, coupons and more. Based on location, users receive suggestions for  products, offers, sales,  dining or events. It's kind of like Goggle Goggles with coupons and an appetite for entertainment.

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Layar (Augmented Reality) - Layar displays
digital information on top of what you see through your phone's camera.
Worldwide features include hotel-finding/booking, event ticket buying, user-submitted celebrity
sightings, restaurants, a reality quiz game, Foursquare, Google local search,
Wikipedia articles and Yelp. The most interesting aspect of the app is history tours of places.  Recently added is Civil War history in Franklin Tennessee.

Photos 

adobephotoshopicon.pngAdobe Photoshop Mobile - Photoshop.com Mobile for Android  equips consumers with quick and easy
image-editing tools, color adjustments and instant photo-sharing
capabilities. It can come in handy when you are taking photos on-the-go. Touch to crop, rotate, flip, saturate and blur. Upload and share your photos with a free Photoshop.com account.

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PicSay - app
that helps you spice of photos with sayings and annotations. The free
lite edition of PicSay is available for download on the
Android Market. You can color-correct your pictures and add word balloons, titles, graphics,
and effects like distortion. All in a fun, intuitive, and easy-to-use
interface.
The pro editon is available in countries that have
support for priced
applications.

PBAndroid Launch Icon.pngPhotobucket - a web-based photo service that gives users the ability to browse, save, and share media. You can browse Photobucket Find Stuff categories and discover  photos. You can access image URLs and copy and paste for linking as well as upload multiple images at the same time.

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