I was one of those people who didn’t plan on getting an android phone or iphone.  My phone did what I wanted it to, it called people, texted, took pics, and accessed mobile web.  Thats enough right?  My phone provider changed things and my phone was no longer supported under their plans so they offered me $100 to turn my phone in.  That gave me an opportunity to upgrade to an android.

I haven’t put it down since as it has become such a big part of my life.  I thought my Ipod Touch was enough at the time for me.  I had wi-fi at home which was pretty much the only place I used it.

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I will say that I have a Cricket phone.  I don’t have many complaints about it.  It is using android 2.1 and hopefully will update eventually to catch up with all the other phones.  Having 2.1 means I can’t save everything to my SD card so I am limited on how much space my apps can take up by how much the phone has…… it’s Cricket so not a ton.  I had more games but had to delete them as they took up too much space.

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ALL of the apps I use are FREE :)

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Facebook is an obvious app.  What makes it even better is they blocked facebook at work when a co-worker got a virus on the work computer after clicking on a link from a facebook friend of hers.  I can still access Facebook :)

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gReader has all my RSS feeds.  It connects to my google account.

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Pageonce handles my bills.  I had this app on my Ipod Touch and was thrilled I could still keep up with my bills anywhere I was.  It reminds me when a new bill is due before I get the bill in the main and even tells me when the company has posted my payment.  The only negative I have is the bank portion doesn’t include pending items so I do use an app for my bank as well to get the most current info.

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WordPress for android is a very simple app to post to my blog.  I don’t use it much as I don’t like it’s limited functions.  I really hate that the pics all go at the top or bottom of your post instead of being able to put them within the text.

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Xfinity Mobile – This is comcast’s app.  I can get my email, voicemail, and access on demand in case I forget to record something.

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Emoods – It says it’s a bipolar mood tracker.  While I am not bipolar I do have anxiety disorder and have been using it to track my medication and moods.  I was able to get a pdf report of each month to give to my doctor.

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Urbanspoon – You can find restaurant on here just like the website.  I mostly have it for when were not in the area or on vacation.

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GetGlue – This app allows you to check in to tv shows your watching, movies, music and games.  It can post to twitter and facebook telling all your friends what your up to HA  You can also request free stickers you earn.

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Drivers Ed – I may try to learn how to drive.  It allowed me to download my states drivers booklet and has quizzes.

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Go Aruna – is a file storage app.  I had this on the ipod as well.  You upload files on a computer and are able to access them or download them to your phone.

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Ultra Mate – is a simple diary app.  I just started using it and am not sure if I will continue or not yet.

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Springpad – I am using it to replace a couple apps I had.  I have a notebook for recipes, one for vacation information, one for web links, one for family birthdays, and one for random stuff.  I like that I can access it from my work computer, my phone, my ipod, etc.

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Pure Healing Yoga – I want to do yoga.  I have tried before I just can’t seem to dedicate the time.  I was hoping that having an app would help.

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Key Ring – I keep all my store cards on here.  The only problem is not every store can scan the phone.  They could input the numbers from your phone though but what a PITA.  I hope that more stores move up in the world to make this app more useful.

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The Weather Channel – it gives you access to the weather channel information, radars and videos.

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Ringdroid – allows you to create ringtones from your own music files.

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Picasa Tool – gives you access to your Picasa web albums.  You can view them, delete photos in them, and download photo’s to your phone.

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Shopper – Simple shopping list app.  you can cross things off as you get them and save lists by stores.  It also allows you to input a price so you can see how much your spending before checking out.   Can be a pain to input all that while shopping but when your on a tight budget it is helpful to use that feature.

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Solitare – simple.  That’s all I wanted, needed and play it every day on the bus home from work.

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Find It the Simpons – uh it’s not in the market anymore :(  I guess I won’t delete it anytime soon LOL

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Amazon Kindle – with your amazon.com account you can access free book as well as purchase books.  While my phone isn’t as big as a kindle it still reads rather well.  I just wish I could find more books for free that I want to read.

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Over Drive – access your library with this app and borrow books.  not all books are available in this manor and ones I have wanted are always checked out.  It works like the real library does where there are so many and when they are checked out you can get on a waiting list.  You need a library card to participate.

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redbox – access your redbox account, search for movies available at a redbox near you and reserve movies at a particular redbox.

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Do you have any apps I should know about?