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Smartphones The Most Indispensable Android Apps  

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List Rules Apps that you need to use regularly

The most indispensable Android apps allow users to perform almost any task from their smartphones and/or tablets, with just a few clicks. Whether it's an app that helps prevent sloppy typing (SwiftKey 3 Keyboard) or one that helps users find exactly where they need to go (Google Maps), these are the Android apps that many would be lost without. What are the most important Android apps you use? Vote them up! And add any apps to this list that you absolutely must have to function on a daily basis -- whether it's for business, or pleasure.

What defines "indispensable," anyway? It's an app for Android that provides some key function that you almost have to use to do anything. Certainly Words With Friends is fun, but is it truly indispensable? Probably not. Adobe Flash Player 11, however, is needed. Gmail is really important for communication. Arguments can be made that one app or another isn't truly indispensable, but that depends on the person. Don't let that stop you from adding Instagram because you love it, or Twitter if you can't stand to not know what everyone's doing all the time.

Now, it's time to vote: You decide what Android apps are the ones you'd be totally lost without.

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158 47
YouTube is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
YouTube

2
102 34
Google Chrome is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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3
118 67
Gmail is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Gmail

4
119 84
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Facebook

5
98 81
Netflix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Netflix

6
87 77
Street View on Google Maps is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Street View on Google Maps

7
77 72
Pandora Radio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

8
82 82
Adobe Flash Player 11 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Adobe Flash Player 11

9
66 86
The Weather Channel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
The Weather Channel

10
57 76
Imdb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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11
54 72
Amazon.com is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

12
61 88
Instagram is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

13
35 58
Clean Master is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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14
51 89
Google+ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

15
43 80
Voice Search is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

16
55 106
Twitter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

17
46 90
Kindle for Android is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

18
27 52
Waze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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19
45 90
Dropbox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Dropbox

20
50 102
Skype is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Skype

21
40 83
Google Play Music is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

22
1 3
Wire Browser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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23
1 3
MemoStrap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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24
35 76
Google Docs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

25
2 7
Aliexpress is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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26
19 47
ES File Explorer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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27
32 81
Evernote is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

28
22 68
MyCalendar Free is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

29
25 77
SwiftKey 3 Keyboard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

30
24 79
HBO Go is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

31
16 62
Polaris Office is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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32
18 69
Titanium Backup PRO Key is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Titanium Backup PRO Key

33
20 77
Root Explorer is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

34
13 60
Navigon Navigation is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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35
9 46
Maxthon Cloud Browser is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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36
12 64
Documents to Go 3.0 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
Documents to Go 3.0

37
11 69
Poweramp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

38
7 53
Drippler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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39
9 64
Thumb Keyboard is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

40
10 72
Beautiful Widgets is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

41
6 53
glympse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
harshana.ada added glympse

Safely share your location in real-time via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter.

"Glympse: The Coolest Thing Your Smartphone Can Do"
-FastCompany

Glympse is the easy way to safely share your location in real-time. No sign-up needed. No social network to manage. Just send a Glympse to anyone via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. Your location is only shared for the duration you specify and then stops.

Glympse works on all phones and tablets running Android 1.5 or newer.

Note about PERMISSIONS: If you have any questions about which Android permissions we require or how we use them, please visit... http://glympse.com/perms

Note about our WIDGET: Many versions of Android do not allow widgets to work for apps installed to the SD card. If you encounter this issue, moving the application back to main memory should resolve the issue.

We LOVE TO HEAR FROM CUSTOMERS. If you have an issue or suggestion, please send us a mail at support@glympse.com or use the "Send us Feedback" feature in the app under Settings. We have no way to respond to you for more information if you post your issue in the comments of the Android Market.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glympse.android.glympse&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5nbHltcHNlLmFuZHJvaWQuZ2x5bXBzZSJd

42
8 67
Intuit GoPayment is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

43
5 53
My Tracks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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44
6 63
LogMeIn Ignition is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps

45
4 54
Trapster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Indispensable Android Apps
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