A list of my favourite Android apps, kicking off with the only two paid apps I have installed.
BeyondPod (paid app) – For reliability and functionality, this podcast manager beats all of the free alternatives (including bare-bones and buggy Google Listen). Subscribe to your favourite audio feeds via Google Reader and this app wakes up at a set time, connects to your wifi and downloads the latest podcasts from the last 24-hours. Click for a list of my favourite podcasts.
Swiftkey (paid app) – Swiftkey is fast, smart and learns your typing habits and colloquialisms. This replacement keyboard for the stock Android one makes inputting text a lot less painstaking.
Listed here are a selection of my favourite Chrome browser extensions.
Ad-Block - The most popular Chrome extension, with over 2 million users. Blocks ads all over the web.
Bookmark Sentry - A bookmark scanner that checks for duplicate and bad links.
Chrome Gestures – Allows you to navigate pages, back and forth, by holding down your right mouse button and drawing a line. Speeds up web browsing very effectively once you’re in the habit.
Last updated: April 2011.
The following links are to RSS feeds which can be copied into a podcast reader, iTunes, Google Reader etc… Click the ‘homepage’ link if you’re unsure about how to use them. Android mobile users can load them into Beyond Pod (free, or full version US$6.99) or Google Listen (free). Podcaster comes recommended for iPhone users.