Best Droid X Applications


Verizon Droid X is available around the United States from today. Most of you Android fans must have lined up at Verizon stores and bought the bright new Droid X.
Well, as you have bought the device, we have complied a list of best Android apps for your smartphone.

App Brain: A shortcut to finding and installing apps is AppBrain. You load the AppBrain app on your phone, go to the AppBrain website and the two talk to each other. It’s not quite the same as installing apps directly from the Market via a web page, but it’s close.

Astro File Manager: One thing the Android OS lacks is a solid way to navigate your SD card to find files, but no worries Astro File Manager is a great free addition to any Android device. The interface is extremely basic, it allows you to explore your SD card, move, rename, delete and back up files while on the go.

EasyNote makes the list because of its multi-use capabilities. Create shopping lists, track daily tasks, or simply jot down your thoughts.

Adobe Reader: The free app lets you view, zoom and perform other basic interactions with PDF and other documents, directly on your phone.

Advanced Task Killer Free: It’s surprisingly difficult to close an Android app, and after spending a few hours with your Android phone you might find it feels a bit sluggish because so many apps are running quietly in the background and your battery draining quickly. So a task-killing app like this is a must; two clicks, and you’ve released megabytes of memory and freed up oodles of processor power.

DoubleTwist: The app acts as an iTunes program, syncing content between your phone and your computer. DoubleTwist also acts as a media player on your phone, giving you easy access to music, photos and videos.

USA Today (free) has a well-rounded news app for Android.  The USA Today news Android app delivers headlines across sports, money, and other categories. Get the weather, snapshots and photo highlights from the app’s home screen. Subscribe to any category for a more customized experience. Read full articles, and share stories with friends via email, SMS, or any other sharing app you have on your Android mobile device.

Photoshop Mobile: With the cool Droid X camera, you would surely like to do more with your images, For that you have Photoshop Android version. Photoshop in the mobile version does not have as many features, but those that are useful to do a little tweaks with mobile images. It costs nothing and you can upload your photos on Photoshop.com if you want. The app allows you to crop the photo, change the exposure, contrast, color and add different filters.

Dolphin Browser: Browser which lets you control with gestures, great characters you draw with your finger. Fun and good for those who want to try something new.

Opera Mini 5: The fastest mobile Web browser just got out of its beta tag. A must if you pay for data traffic. Stylish and free.


The Weather Channel’s Android app update is a welcome one. Improved tracking, customized tabs and home screen widgets make it easier to access the information you need from the free app.

Dropbox Anywhere had a widespread launch this week, with apps on multiple smart phones and an API as well. Sync files between your computer and mobile phone, with sharing options, search, and even document-viewing optimization. Considering Google’s acquisition of similar service BumpTap, the time is ripe for Dropbox to venture further into mobile waters.

Twitter continues its mobile takeover with an official Android app. With the free app, you can do all the basics, with quick links to DMs, @mentions and your profile. Share media directly through the app and access lists. A home screen widget option keeps the tweets coming, without even opening the app.

ShopSavvy’s free app was one of the first bar code scanners for Android, and is still one of the best. Scan or manually search for an item, and you can find local and Web results, complete with retailer details and price filters to help you get the best deal.

Also check out out list of Best Droid X Accessories


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