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The 60 Best Android Apps (Part 1 of 2)

April 28, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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The 60 Best Android Apps (Part 1 of 2)

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Calorie Counter

You should never rely on an app to monitor your health, but Calorie Counter is an exceptional tool to help that task. Calorie Counter provides nutrition facts for various meals, accessible by barcode, search, or browsing through restaurant and supermarket brands. The app also includes a weight tracker, exercise diary, and diet calendar.

CardioTrainer

CardioTrainer is a phenomenal tool for running. It tracks steps taken, miles traveled, pace, and calories burned. It also tracks your history through graphs or high scores, supports treadmills, provides voice notifications for progress, and plays music. [YouTube]

Dolphin

Dolphin is an alternative browser that is a BFD. The app includes pinch-zoom, gesture support, visual tabs, media sharing, bookmark syncing, and shortcuts to provide an excellent mobile experience. [YouTube]

NewsRob ($4.99 Pro, Free Lite)

Google has yet to release an Android app for Google Reader, but NewsRob does an admirable job filling in the gap. This app syncs with GReader, organizes feeds by folder or freshness, downloads content to the phone, and displays your news in a great UI.

Movies

Movie listings and schedules are great features to have in an app. Having Rotten Tomatoes reviews, local showtimes for favorite theatre, and information on upcoming film and DVD releases.

Opera Mini 5

Opera Mini 5 uses server-side tools to load optimize the web before it’s viewed on your computer. Translation: it’s the fastest browser you’ll see. Bonus tip: Download Make Opera Default Browser to make this your default browser.

PicSay Pro ($2.99)

Photo manipulation is easy with PicSay. The app can crop, resize, add props, adjust lighting/colors, and add customizable text. The Pro version unlocks more features like color correction and more effects.

ShopSavvy

You must have this app. Must. Scan a barcode or search by name and ShopSavvy will compare prices at online or local retailers, and reveal if the product is in stock at nearby stores. You can save money and time with this great shopping aid. [YouTube]

Sports Tap

Obsessive sports fans should grab this app. SportsTap has live scores, stats, and news for all of the major sports. It also tracks favorite teams, includes a LocalTap feature to focus on an area?s franchises/colleges/events, and a broadcast schedule of upcoming games.

Sportypal

SportyPal is a handy tool for getting in shape. It tracks stats for running, cycling, and other exercises, then estimates how many calories are burned. Users can store that information online or share with others, making this a great record keeper for your daily workout.

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