29 Sep 09:  This is the better post to read: http://damien.co/2009/08/11/10-best-android-apps-for-your-phone/

Ok I’ve been using an HTC Magic for a few days now and I’m loving it - I’m so hooked I could almost get myself kicked out of the house, or have my ‘beautiful & precious’ phone smashed 🙁

Here’s what you too should try

there are so many free Apps in the Android Market that you can’t get bored. Given how much I use a phone and my focus on the mobiles and music, heres a choice selection

LAST.FM - its more a radio station here than the super Vodafone Last.fm Scrobbler (which you know I love)

NewsRob - it works with Google Reader - but I’m still not sure why there isn’t a GReader app?

Android-VNC-Viewer - once I got it working I loved it, but its a tiny screen, don’t use it for trying to control WinAmp or something, but its funny if you know how to use it to turn off windose 🙂

Toggle Wifi - its dead simple, but it still dont help if you then have to have a username or password for the wifi account

Barcode Scanner and Book Scanner - i love it - except when it goes beep in the bookshop (hehehe)

So whats missing?

  • a basic screenshot app like the s60 Symbian app
  • a VLC player for any videos
  • a WinVista fix as today you still can’t plug your droid phone into your Vista machine
  • a music store client that I’m happy to use
Tags: Android, apps, g2, Google, htc, magic

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An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.