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You can choose from thousands of apps to make your Android device do just about anything you can think of — and probably a few things you'd never imagine. There are so many Android apps available, in fact, that it's been difficult to find the best of the bunch — until now.

Best Android Apps leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked ...

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Overview

You can choose from thousands of apps to make your Android device do just about anything you can think of — and probably a few things you'd never imagine. There are so many Android apps available, in fact, that it's been difficult to find the best of the bunch — until now.

Best Android Apps leads you beyond the titles in Android Market's "Top Paid" and "Top Free" bins to showcase apps that will truly delight, empower, and entertain you. The authors have tested and handpicked more than 200 apps and games, each listed with a description and details highlighting the app's valuable tips and special features. Flip through the book to browse their suggestions, or head directly to the category of your choice to find the best apps to use at work, on the town, at play, at home, or on the road.

Discover great Android apps to help you:

  • Juggle tasks
  • Connect with friends
  • Play games
  • Organize documents
  • Explore what's nearby
  • Get in shape
  • Travel the world
  • Find new music
  • Dine out
  • Manage your money

...and much more!

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O'Reilly makes some of the best tech books around, so we were super excited to hear about their new title Best Android Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders.

— Jason Chen,

Jason Chen
O'Reilly makes some of the best tech books around, so we were super excited to hear about their new title Best Android Apps: The Guide for Discriminating Downloaders.

— Jason Chen,

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449382551
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/12/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 225
  • Product dimensions: 8.06 (w) x 6.08 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Mike Hendrickson has held a variety of positions in the publishing industry including, Product Development Manager, Editor, Executive Editor, Editor-in-Chief, and Associate Publisher. Two constants are that he has always enjoyed managing people and being involved with cutting-edge technologies. At O'Reilly, he is the Publisher for the Open Tech eXchange division, where he is working to grow existing print market share while expanding into new online and in person markets.

Brian Sawyer is a Senior Editor at O’Reilly Media, where he manages theMissing Manuals division. He is also the author of Kindle Fire: Out ofthe Box and coauthor of NOOK Tablet: Out of the Box and BestAndroid Apps. You can him find him on Twitter at @briansawyer.

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Table of Contents

Foreword;
Preface;
How to Use This Book;
About the Authors;
Chapter 1: Best of the Best Apps;
1.1 Overall Winners #1;
1.2 Overall Winners #2;
1.3 Overall Winners #3;
1.4 Education/Reference;
1.5 Entertainment;
1.6 Games: Arcade/Action;
1.7 Games: Casual/Puzzle;
1.8 Lifestyle;
1.9 News and Media;
1.10 Productivity;
1.11 Social Networking;
1.12 Travel;
1.13 Miscellaneous;
Chapter 2: Best Business Apps;
2.1 At Work;
2.2 Contact Management;
2.3 File Sharing;
2.4 Remote File Access;
2.5 Online Storage;
2.6 Online File Sharing;
2.7 Security;
2.8 Payments;
2.9 Money Management;
2.10 Personal Finance;
2.11 Shopping;
2.12 Stocks;
2.13 Business Travel;
2.14 Document Handling;
2.15 Shipping;
Chapter 3: Best Communication Apps;
3.1 The Texter;
3.2 Instant Messaging;
3.3 Twitter;
3.4 Email;
3.5 Internet Phone;
3.6 Call Analysis;
3.7 Bluetooth;
3.8 Social Networks;
Chapter 4: Best Lifestyle Apps;
4.1 Running;
4.2 Fitness;
4.3 Travel;
4.4 Environment;
4.5 Shopping;
4.6 Recipes;
4.7 Real Estate;
4.8 Apartments;
4.9 Car Location;
4.10 ATM Locations;
4.11 Weather;
4.12 Task Tracking;
4.13 Phone Settings;
4.14 Birding;
Chapter 5: Best Entertainment Apps;
5.1 Movies;
5.2 TV;
5.3 Media Player;
5.4 Remote;
5.5 Radio;
5.6 Music;
5.7 Alt Radio;
5.8 Media Sync;
5.9 Podcasts;
5.10 Voice Recorder;
5.11 Broadcasting;
5.12 Photos;
Chapter 6: Best Games;
6.1 Thumbs;
6.2 Matching;
6.3 Tiles;
6.4 Digging;
6.5 Trapping;
6.6 Marbles;
6.7 Car Racing;
6.8 Futuristic Racing;
6.9 Tower Defense;
6.10 Nintendo;
6.11 Cards;
6.12 Strategy;
6.13 Words;
6.14 Brain;
Chapter 7: Best Utility/Tool Apps;
7.1 Create Shortcuts;
7.2 Command Line/Terminal;
7.3 App Tracker;
7.4 Battery Management;
7.5 Custom Screens;
7.6 System Settings;
7.7 Signal Control;
7.8 App Management;
7.9 Flashlight;
7.10 Measurements;
Chapter 8: Best Reference Apps;
8.1 Wiki Content;
8.2 Definitions;
8.3 Thesaurus;
8.4 Book Readers;
8.5 Periodicals;
8.6 Bible Reference;
8.7 Speech Translation;
8.8 Traffic;
8.9 Star Gazing;
QR Code Index;

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