Top 5 Android Apps

If you have recently purchased an Android phone, you will find yourself spoiled for choice with regards to the range of apps on offer. Whether you are seeking an app that helps you to create professional documents on the go, keeps you up to date with the weather in your locality or simply amuses you when you have time to kill, there will be an app to cater to your every need. While your choice of apps will be unique to your individual tastes and preferences, you may like to consider downloading the following Android apps through your phone’s mobile Internet service.

1. Google Maps

If your sense of direction is poor at the best of times, this handy app will ensure that you never get lost again. Wherever you are residing in the world, Google Maps’ voice-guided navigation will help you on your way so that you do not have to face the humiliation of turning up at the wrong venue. You can even access indoor maps for selected airports, shopping centres and hotels, and if you are connected up to the social network, Latitude, it will let you view your friends’ locations so that you can make arrangements to grab a bite to eat or catch up over a cocktail or two at the destinations the app has recommended that you to visit.

2. Flight Control

This simple game has proved itself to be one of the most popular Android apps for gamers on the go. As its name suggests, the aim of the game is navigate planes to their runways, all while avoiding catastrophic crashes. As you progress through the game, the level of difficulty increases and you will find yourself trying to guide countless aircrafts safely down to earth. This addictive app is perfect when you have time to kill but might not be suitable for you if you are a nervous flyer experiencing flight delays!

3. Documents to Go

Regardless of your occupation, it is likely that you work with documents on a regular basis. The Documents to Go app grants you the chance to work with a whole host of Microsoft Office documents, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel. The interface of the app has been designed to suit the small screen and makes for the easy handling of documents. It will even allow you to work with PDF files and open up Google Docs you have stored in the cloud. If you are short on cash, or want to try before you buy, you can download the free, albeit limited, version.

4. The Weather Channel

If you travel for work, the weather will undoubtedly have a significant impact on your life. The Weather Channel app enables you to view the current weather conditions in all of the cities you will be travelling to. The app is unique in that it offers you the chance to view a 10-day forecast. If you would like to watch a video weather forecast as opposed to simply viewing information on screen, you can do this too. The app offers 8 map layers, enabling you to check the temperature whenever you feel a cold front blowing in.

5. Taptu

Taptu is a social news reader app that encourages you to create your own news feed by allowing you to choose specific topics of interest and pull in a range of news stories from websites across the globe. You can even opt to include stories from blogs and social networking sites. It therefore presents you with all the information you desire, without you having to trawl through the individual sites yourself.

Greg is a keen follower of technology and especially mobile testing software.

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