Nov 24 AT 12:43 PM Anthony Domanico 27 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving! What apps are you thankful for?

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Happy Thanksgiving Android and Me readers. We hope you all are taking some time with family eating lots of good food, playing games, and watching a little football. While giving thanks for all the good things in your life, be sure to be mindful of those Android apps that you enjoy or that make your lives easier in some way.

On this day of thanks, I wanted to share with you five applications that I’m thankful for. But it’s not all about me, we want to hear from all of you as well. Be sure to leave a comment on this story with those applications that you’re thankful for this holiday season.

QuickOffice HD/Pro

I’ve tried several of the office-suite applications out there, but I keep coming back to QuickOffice on both my Android phone and tablet. I haven’t found anything out there that matches both the beauty and functionality of QuickOffice. We tweeted out a little bit ago when Amazon was offering this software for free, so hopefully all of you managed to download it then. If not, the suite will set you back $7.99 for the phone version, and $11.99 for the tablet version.



Wind Up Knight

Wind up knight came out of nowhere to become perhaps my favorite casual game on Android. Basically, you control a wind-up toy esque knight as you jump and slash your way through several levels, collecting coins and keys along the way. You can unlock new swords and other things to help you on your journey.



Whether I’m going for a run, hanging out at home, or driving to work, I like having music going to distract me. I’ve tried out several of the streaming-based music services out there, and while the likes of Google Music and Amazon MP3 store are good for listening to your music that you already own, and purchasing music you don’t already own, there’s something to be said for listening to music from a massive collection. When it comes to these types of music apps, I’ve always come back to Pandora, and have even sprung for a Pandora One membership. It is the best, in my opinion (remember, it’s an opinion, you probably have a different one, but this is my list!).


Android Photobooth

Yes, this one may show a bit of bias; the Photobooth application was put together by Android and Me founder Clark Wimberly and resident Android Programmer Justin Shapcott. Still, since it was released, it has become the standard way I share my photos with others. Photobooth allows you to either take existing pictures or snap new ones and put them together into a traditional photobooth-like picture. You can easily share with the likes of Google+, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, or basically any other service you can imagine.



Skitch is a drawing application that allows you to use your Android smartphone or tablet to free-draw or take quick notes that can be saved or shared with others. I actually do this pretty frequently on my Android tablet, whether I’m coming up with a quick idea for a post image, or drawing out some concept I’m having trouble explaining with words.


Final Thoughts

I’ve shown you mine, now show me yours! Leave a comment below with the applications that you’re thankful for and why you’re thankful for them. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Anthony loves all things technology, from hardware to apps and games. You can connect with him via Google+ or Twitter by clicking one of the fancy doo-dads above.

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    i can go on but these are my favs..

  • HardNoks

    Google Nav. My aunt moved and I had absolutely no idea how to get to her new house lol. And Pandora helped pass the time on the drive over

  • Clark Wimberly

    I think you guys can guess which I like best…

    • Anthony Domanico

      Haha.was it one on my list?

  • AsakuraZero

    swift key x keyboard i love it, its creepy but it love it, titanium back up, always backing up my back :P

    thanks god for those who made those apps

  • Fred Egan

    Physics Sketchpad. It’s so helpful for physics homework, and it’s really fun.

  • Mark

    Google Maps, Apps2SD Pro, Seal and Google Music.

  • heldros

    Google music

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  • Lane Montgomery

    If I have to pick 1 not mentioned yet, I’m still thankful for WiFi Analyzer.

  • Futureboy

    Nice list.

    Here are a few additional apps that I really like:

    Widget Locker (ability to add “Contact Owner” and “In Case of Emergency” apps on locked home screen is invaluable)
    Awesome Drop
    DGT GTD (a to-do/reminder app)
    SwiftKey X
    Wave Launcher
    Google+ (for keeping in touch with family)

    For business:
    PolyClock (multiple time zones at a glance, plus the ability to set an alarm in a separate time zone is very handy)
    Business Calendar

    I’m not a big mobile gamer, but two notable games are:
    Cut the Rope

  • GiqueGEAR_Todd

    Evernote. It’s like having your entire business in your pocket. I love technology !

  • charliethesuperturtle

    I know you love itmanager

  • charliethesuperturtle

    Rom manager
    I will always need it

  • sascha

    Titanium backup
    ROM manager
    Phonelocator pro

  • sascha

    Titanium backup
    ROM manager
    Phonelocator pro

  • KatSelezneva

    1. Catch.
    2. GTasks.
    3. Task Killer.
    4. App Monster.
    5. Androidify.
    and 5 more: My Top-10 Android applications

  • levi0824

    Childhood best friend and he had similar, since we do not get married is good! We bought a house together, take turns cooking, nobody wants to play long ball! Youth should be a sound that time, “Well.” Later, friends get married, he went to gifts. Friends patting his shoulder: “You get married early! So some people tell you to go home for dinner.” His laugh, have long been remembered every kick the ball left him a bowl of noodles, but now that person, married.The morning. Bus sped past his smile pick up the phone: “My dear, I overslept and missed the bus today, a.” Noon. He came out from the flower, sweet smile again playing phone: “My dear, today is your birthday, I look at you?” Afternoon. Gravestone, he looked frozen in black and white photo in the handsome boy, red-eyes and a smile: “My dear, I really want you.” Birds across the sky, no trace.

  • james bricknell

    My top 5 would have to be

    Hullomail for visual voicemail
    Cain dozer

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    Adaptxt for faster texting and Nanopanda to kill the boredom. :p

  • Alex

    Cardio Trainer

  • Jon Garrett

    Mobile Banking Apps (Citi, Capital One & Chase)
    AT&T App
    Google Maps (best app in the history of mobile apps)

    wind up knight
    plants vs zombies
    great little war game
    ALL the Tegra Zone Games

  • Joshua

    nobody is uncluding superuser, lol!

    I’d say:
    Minimalistic Text Widget
    Beautiful Widgets
    Dolphin Browser HD

    Those are all the apps that I use everyday the rest are just fluff apps.

  • nrajesh

    Titanium backup, financisto, swype.

    Cut the rope, Asphalt 5 & recently blood & glory.

    Been noticing rave reviews of SwiftKey keyboard x. So giving it a go. Freaking me out as I type this ;-) .

  • minimage

    Photoshop Express