I’ve written plenty about the pros and cons of Android vs Windows Phone, but one undeniable pro is that there are a lot more app choices available on Android. (I guess it can also be a con because there are a thousand apps to do every task, but at least I have a choice.) Logan just picked up a Galaxy S7 too and was asking what apps I liked. I figured it would make a good post. Obviously this won’t be a full list of every app on my phone, but it’s some of the ones I think are a little bit interesting or the ones for which there are many available options. If you think you have a better app for a category, I’d love to hear about it.
- Texting: Google Messenger
- Email and calendar: Outlook
- Weather: Weather Underground
- Reminders: Cortana (This also lets me sync notifications to my desktop)
- Lock screen: Next Lock Screen (I’m still testing this out. It doesn’t work as flawlessly as I had hoped, but it does bring some of the nice lock screen/notification features from Windows Phone over to the Android UI.)
- Family location services: Life360
- Password management: LastPass
- Streaming video searcher: Just Watch
- Phone: Truecaller
- Capturing photos from videos: Video to Image Converter
- Compress and clipping videos before emailing: Video Compress
- Document editing and notes: Word, Excel, OneNote
That’s probably a good list of the apps that had lots of choices. And then of course I have various TV channel apps, smart home apps, game apps, app-kabobs, app creole, app gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple app, lemon app, coconut app, pepper app, app soup, app stew, app salad, app and potatoes, app burger, app sandwich. That- that’s about it.