- WordPress for Android – I’m typing this post into my WordPress blog on my WordPress website, so it’s not much of a surprise that when the WordPress for Android app came out, I glomped on it. “Write, edit, publish, and manage comments from my Droid?” I thought, “What could be sweeter?” But it was glitchy, full of bugs, unreliable. I left it installed for emergency WordPress updates on the go (I develop WordPress websites on the side and support/maintain several different sites) but was unimpressed-unto-disappointed.
Then the developers put out a couple updates, fixed the glitches and bugs, added some shiny features, and it turned from “meh” to “squee!”
- Kaloer Clock – This app replaced Dockrunner as my default nighttime clock. It has seven different skins, including an animated weather one and a customizable one, can be set to automatically launch when you plug your Droid into an AC power source, and my favorite, you can set it to speak the time out loud on a long press.
My eyes are really, really bad, to the point of needing glasses to see a bedside clock display. Now, if I wake up in the wee hours of the morning, wondering how much time I have until my alarm goes off, I don’t need to fumble for my glasses or even open my eyes. I just reach over to my Droid, long press the screen, and Kaloer Clock tells me.
- TeslaLED Flashlight – My Droid really is my sonic screwdriver. I use it for everything, even as a flashlight. And I like that I have two flashlight options, the screen (diffuse/ambient light source) and the LED camera flash (focused beam). I still use ColorFlashlight as my preferred screen flashlight, but TeslaLED replaced my previous LED flashlight, Torch, by virtue of it being several magnitudes brighter. Don’t look directly at the light. Seriously.
- Skype Mobile – I reviewed this one back in April. Skype on your phone. Nuff said.
- TweetCaster – When I was prepping for Dragon*Con, I became enlightened unto the heretofore unappreciated virtues of Twitter and went on a mad search for the very best Android Twitter client. TweetCaster won out with its multiple Twitter accounts, several themes, intuitive interface, and Twitlonger incorporation, although Seesmic came in a very close second. Basically, I liked TweetCaster’s pretty, bright colors better than Seesmic’s staid display. But if I had to switch to Seesmic for some reason, my world would continue to spin.
“Most Fun” apps reprise and some honorable mentions coming up next. Stay tuned!