If you just installed a new rom or have a new phone and don’t have a backup of your apps, this list should be helpful. Click on an app link and you will be taken straight to the market. If I left a worthwhile app off the list, let me know.
Adobe Flash Player - Free - Play flash on the web.
Adobe Reader - Free - Read your PDFs.
Adobe Air - Free - Not sure if i run any web apps with adobe air. I just think it doesn’t hurt to have.
Amazon MP3 - Free - One of the best apps hand down. Stream your music anywhere you have a decent signal or wi-fi.
Amazon.com - Free - Search and buy things on the go.
Amazon Kindle - Free - Read your kindle books on the go.
AndFTP - Free - Simple FTP program. Pro version allows for folder synchronization.
Astro File Manager - Free (ad-supported) – Tons of features. Unzipping files and locating them on sdcard are what I like.
Audible - Free - Download and play your audio books on the go.
Audio Manager – Free – Set the volume for various types of alerts and notifications.
Auto Killer Memory Optimizer – Free – Speed up your rooted phone and get decent battery life with AutoKiller. AutoKiller Memory Optimizer is not a regular task manager. AutoKiller is an award winner minfree tweaker, it fine tunes android systems inner memory manager to keep your device fast over time. As a side effect it also lowers battery consumption. Also includes a manual process/service manager. ROOT REQUIRED
AutoStarts – $1.00 – See what runs when certain parts of your phone start up. If you don’t have root that’s all you can do with it. With root, you are able to disable certain programs from running. ROOT REQUIRED
ADW Launcher - Free - It is sleek and gives you lots of options to turn your home screen to your liking.
Barcode Scanner - Free - Scan barcodes and look up prices and reviews.
Beautiful Widgets – $2.87 – Nice widget with the weather and time on your homescreen.
Bluetooth File Transfer – Free – Transfer files between phones using bluetooth.
Catlog Logcat Reader - Free - See what is going on under the hood so to say.
ClockSync - Free - Keeps your clock synced with official NTP servers.
Craigslist Notification - Free - Awesome app for craigslist. Tell it what you are looking for and the price range. It sends alerts whenever an item meeting your specs is posted.
Google Docs - Free - Create, edit, upload and share your documents with the Google Docs app.
Documents to Go - View Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint Files
Dolphin Browser HD - Free - A better browser. Tabs and add-ons make it a winner.
Dropbox – Free – Put files from your PC into your dropbox on the web. Get them on your phone. Or vice versa.
Google Earth - Free - See sattelite views of the earth on your phone.
Facebook - Free - Obvious. It’s facebook.
Gmail - Free - Check your gmail the second you get an e-mail.
gReader – free or $5.87 for pro – Pretty nice rss reader. Syncs up with your google reader account.
IMDB - Free - Find movie showtimes, get TV listings, watch trailers and search all of IMDb.
Jorte – Free – This application Jorte is a personal organizer. Our objective was to create an app with the look and feel of real paper personal organizer with an appealing appearance and easy practical use.
JuiceDefender - Free - Helps save your battery life by turning off the radio and what not when your phone is in your pocket.
JuicePlotter - Free - Graph your battery life.
Lastpass - Free for premium users – Never need to remember another password.
LaunchX - Free - Best widget for your homescreen. Put infinite amount of apps on your homescreen using this 4×2 widget.
Google Maps - Free - Get directions on the go.
Mint.com - Free - Know how much money you left after last night…
MyBackup Pro – $4.99 – Back up stuff on your phone (I prefer titanium backup to this however)
Netflix - Free - Stram shows on your phone.
Overlook Fing - Free - See what all is on your wi-fi netwrok using this slick tool.
Pageonce - Free or $12.97 for pro version – Organize and track bills and accounts
PhoneLocator Pro – $2.87 – Find your lost phone
PhoneMyPC - $14.99 – Use any PC remotely from your Android device.
Redbox - Free - Find and reserve redbox movies nearby with this official app, built by redbox!
Remote Desktop Client – $24.95 – Xtralogic Remote Desktop Client for Android enables you to connect to your Windows computers across the Internet from a mobile device powered by Google Android platform. 24.95
Ringdroid - Free - Create your own ringtone, alarm, or notification sound from an existing audio file, or record a new one directly on the device.
ROM Manager - Must have app for any root user. Make backups, flash ROMs, and own your device.
ScoreMobile - Free - Stay up to date with the latest scores.
SetCPU – $1.99 – Overclock or underclock your processor in your phone to your liking
Shopper - Free - Find products and get prices with this app
Soundhound - Free – Play a song. It listens. It tells you what song it is.
Spark360 – $1.50 – Check and send messages on your xbox live account.
Speed Test - Free - Check your connection speed.
Stopwatch & Timer - Free - Time stuff
Tasker – $6.49 – Automate all sorts of things on your phone. (Kind of complicated to set up)
Titanium Backup – Free – Best backup app. ROOT Required
TuneIn Radio - Free - Listen to local radio from anywhere in the world. Not all stations available but I was impressed with the number of stations.
Twitter - Free - Obvious one. Twitter
Google Voice - Free - Get your voicemails transcribed and sent via text. Also can check voicemails on the web.
Walgreens - Free - Fill prescription refills by scanning barcode.
Watchdog - Free - Make sure an app doesn’t hog too much memory with this app keeping an eye on them all.
Weatherbug - Free – Know what the weather is
WebMD - Free – Know what you are sick with
Wapedia – Free - Wikipedia at your fingertips
WordPress - Free - Blog on the go
Xiialive – Free or $4.99 – Stream shoutcast stations
Youtube - Free - Obvious one. Youtube
Battery Calibration – After rooting your phone, you may need to calibrate your battery. Use this.
Cam Scanner – Scan documents with the camera on your phone.
Chainfire3D – Make your graphics better.
Dictionary.com – Find out what that word means.
ESPN Radio – Listen to ESPN podcasts and radio.
Movie Finder – Find movies near you.
Opera Browser Mini – Another browser alternative. I used this on my blackberry pearl long ago. It’s quick and gets the job done. No flash tho.