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  • Swype Keyboard Swype Keyboard

    Swype Keyboard

    Nuance Communications, Inc

    73084 ratings

    I'm an old-school texter, so I'm used to having a physical QWERTY keyboard. Having recently moved from QWERTY keyboards, this makes the absence of physical keys more than bearable; swyping is actually pretty fun!

  • Pinterest Pinterest

    Pinterest

    Pinterest

    2461834 ratings

    I love to cook and have to keep recipes on hand, especially when I'm shopping for ingredients at the supermarket... so looking for recipes that I like and "pinning" them for later saves me a lot of time and keeps my woman happy! I'm really digging...

  • Vibin Photo Notes Vibin Photo Notes

    Vibin Photo Notes

    Vibin.it

    643 ratings

    Love this app! I'm big on keeping a scrapbook of places, restaurants, food that I conquered, so this app really helps keep track of what I've done and with who. I really like apps that aren't so early-years Android and appreciate apps that take the...

  • WeChat WeChat

    WeChat

    WeChat Tencent

    4800306 ratings

    In China, WeChat is a must, since most friends and company colleagues use this app to keep in touch and collaborate, respectively. The UI isn't all that intuitive, although it has gotten a lot better over time. I still find myself thinking "how do...

  • Onavo Count - Data Usage Onavo Count - Data Usage

    Onavo Count - Data Usage

    Onavo

    393708 ratings

    I live in Shanghai, China... and the plans here aren't so great when it comes to data allowances (mine is 300MB believe it or now). So Onavo Count is a must for me. What's really helpful about this app, is that it doesn't just tell me where I am as...

  • Nova Launcher Nova Launcher

    Nova Launcher

    TeslaCoil Software

    909959 ratings

    Stock Android drives me nuts... I don't know about anyone else, but I don't see any need for 5 homescreens. Swiping through more than 3 homescreens to find something is a bit annoying, so Nova is a good light-weight solution for other people that...

  • SQLite Editor SQLite Editor

    SQLite Editor

    Speed Software

    1583 ratings

    Being a developer, I need to look into database tables to debug and what not. I've tried a few others, but this is my favorite, since it doesn't try too hard to be beautiful, etc. Must have for fellow developers!

  • Google Play Music Google Play Music

    Google Play Music

    Google Inc.

    2473983 ratings

    It's free and it works... and the EQ is decent. nuff said.

  • Google Translate Google Translate

    Google Translate

    Google Inc.

    4580548 ratings

    I'm an expatriate trying to get by in a non-native language country. Really handy thing you are Translate! And it has SMS translation, nifty!

  • Google+ Google+

    Google+

    Google Inc.

    3075004 ratings

    Use this to keep track of tips & tricks blogs of programmers more talented than I. Good stuff.

  • Focal (Beta) Focal (Beta)

    Focal (Beta)

    Team BBQ

    12378 ratings

    Stock Android camera is pretty terrible, especially the fact that what appears on my Galaxy Nexus' (JB 4.2) camera preview is not the same as the picture that it takes. In the stock camera app preview, it seems as if it's zoomed in a bit, so the...

  • Chronus: Home & Lock Widget Chronus: Home & Lock Widget

    Chronus: Home & Lock Widget

    DvTonder

    27442 ratings

    Beautiful time widget with weather. Beats the stock/barebones Android clock widget.

  • BaconReader for Reddit BaconReader for Reddit

    BaconReader for Reddit

    OneLouder Apps

    97581 ratings

    Best Reddit reader so far IMHO. Was using various other before, but this one takes the cake. Most intuitive user interface out of

  • Onefootball Live Soccer Scores Onefootball Live Soccer Scores

    Onefootball Live Soccer Scores

    Onefootball GmbH

    311771 ratings

    I'm a big fan of football, across many different leagues (English Premier, Bundesliga, and LaLiga), so I need a way to keep track of my favorite teams. What's nice is that this app also let's you into the competitions too (like the FA cup,...

  • Goal.com Goal.com

    Goal.com

    Goal.com

    73342 ratings

    Was my go-to app for football until I found THE Football App. The past few years, the app was plagued by annoying force closes and hangs, making keeping up with football news and match info painful. They recently took steps to revamp the UI and...

  • Yunio | File Storage with Sync Yunio | File Storage with Sync

    Yunio | File Storage with Sync

    上海揆英网络科技有限公司

    620 ratings

    1TB of free storage with solid apps for Android/iOS/Mac/Windows, will they survive as a company though? I'm hoping so!

  • Air Quality China Air Quality China

    Air Quality China

    scaret

    2585 ratings

    If you don't know what PM2.5 is or you live outside of China, then you don't need this app.

  • Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro

    Hanping Chinese Dictionary Pro

    embermitre

    1862 ratings

    Necessity for expats in China, or if you're trying to pick up the language... very handy, better than Google translate if you have a basic understanding of Chinese.

  • Cal - Calendar Google-Exchange Cal - Calendar Google-Exchange

    Cal - Calendar Google-Exchange

    Any.do

    85613 ratings

    Calendar + Widget helps you accomplish more Cal Calendar + Widget proactively helps you gain focus without the extra effort. If any of these ring true, then Cal Calendar + Widget may be for you: - Some days feel like a black hole rather than a...

  • To-do list, Task List - Any.do To-do list, Task List - Any.do

    To-do list, Task List - Any.do

    Any.do

    263922 ratings

    Not being a big fan of Evernote's overly noisy/complicated UI, I chose Any.do to keep track of my daily todo's. A contender was Google's Keep, but after using Keep for about a week, I realized that the relationship wasn't going to work. For some...

  • Timely Alarm Clock Timely Alarm Clock

    Timely Alarm Clock

    Bitspin

    251242 ratings

    All I can say is wow. Bitspin really saw a chink in the market (of either badly made alarm clocks or just plain ugly) and made something nice to look at and a wake-up that doesn't get you into a feeling that you want to hurt someone.