I’ve been a ridiculous Iphone holdout, predominantly b/c my t-mobile bill is about half what it would be with ATT. I tried to make the switch to an Android phone last year with the release of the G1, and took the clunky handset back after a couple of weeks trying to learn to love it. The Mytouch 3G was a HUGE improvement in hardware, and I’ve been really happy with the switch from my Blackberry.
So, with that long winded intro, here are the apps I recommend for any Android device:
1) Google Apps: Though not technically an “app” as you don’t have to download anything, move your butt over to Google Apps, if you’re not already there. I manage my email, contacts, calendar, & docs with GA. It’s successfully ousted Microsoft Office in my world. It syncs flawlessly & immediately with your Android phone – you simply enter your login info, and you’re rolling.
2) Flashlight: I’m not even sure which flashlight app I use, as they all do pretty much the same thing…help you find the light switch in an unfamiliar house.
3) Google Voice: Using a hack I found on Nokia blog, I’m now managing my voicemail with GV. The transcription isn’t perfect, but it’s useful. I’m able to sneak a peak at my phone and see what the other client left me on VM while this client is looking around a house.
4) TasKiller: Though they offer a paid version, I’ve found no reason to go beyond free. Android leaves many apps running after you close out, and your phone can get a bit sluggish. TasKiller allows you to speed it up.
5) Fatsecret: No one likes a chubby agent! Fatsecret offers a killer diet/exercise diary that will keep you honest. Sync it with their online services & add it to your Google start page. You won’t be able to escape that constant reminder. This service is so great that I kept waiting (and was prepared to pay for) a subscription fee. For some reason, it’s 100% free right now.