Slightly obsessive compulsive but this is a list of my essential Android apps on my HTC desire. If you think I’ve missed one then let me know. Comment or tweet me at @technomob.
Docs: classic from Google. Cloud docs with OCR facility for photographs of text.
Dropbox: cloud sharing multiple format files with seamless synching over different devices. Facility to share folders with colleagues and friends.
Evernote: cloud sharing app for notes, photos, and PDF. All searchable. Give your brain a rest and save everything into this repository.
Facebook: does what it says.
File manager: view all files and folders on your phone and SD card. Send, copy, delete, move, Bluetooth and rename.
Flex t9: very flexible input app. Voice recognition and an excellent keyboard which allows you to slide your finger over the keyboard to write. Takes some getting used to but spookily accurate.
Flickr free: Flickr pic uploaded.
Gmail: Google mail!
Goggles: search by taking and submitting a pic. Uncanny.
Got to do: ok to do app that syncs with Toodledo.
Latitude: your very own personal stalker. Hasn’t really caught on yet but this forever running in the background app logs the distance you travel and other geek stats when you log in to the PC version.
LiveJournal: simple but rather limited blog client for LiveJournal.
LjBeetle: slightly more sophisticated version of the above.
Mashable: tech news feeder.
Melon: curiously named note app.
My Tracks: superb tracking app for all your geeky stats of walking the dog or going for a jog. Distance, speed etc.
Posterous: blog, share and post to closed groups or the world.
Pulse: news item rss feeder grabber thing.
ROM manager: what every good rooted phone needs to keep up to date with ROMs to flash and other hardcore phone cracking functions like partitioning your SD card. READ UP BEFORE YOU DO ANY OF THIS!