As an HTC Incredible Android owner I have spent several hours using and testing hundreds of incredible Android apps in all the categories. If you are reading this article then you are most likely thinking about buying an Android for yourself, buying an Android for someone else, or already own an Android. I am here to share my research results with you or someone you know that is or soon will be an Android user like me.
I am going to share with you my top 5 rated and tested free Android apps in the communication category. You may ask, why only 5? Well quite honestly if you have more than 5 apps from each of the different categories then you are probably wasting a lot of battery life on your cell phone or chances are you need to get outside and get some fresh air and step away from the phone for a minute. Ok, enough of being funny, let me share with you my top 5 choices in the communication category: KakaoTalk, TiKL-Touch to Talk (PTT), Handcent SMS, EasyTether Lite, and AVG Antivirus Free.
KakaoTalk is rated overall by users a 4.5 out of 5, which told me that I wasn’t the only one that really liked this app. The KakaoTalk app is messenger service on your phone that is based on the phone numbers you have saved in your contacts. Best of all, the KakaoTalk app is one of the only apps that permit iPhone users and Android users anywhere in the world to chat one-to-one or in a group for free. The KakaoTalk app instantly notifies the person receiving the message that a message has arrived. Lastly, KakaoTalk allows the messenger to send several different types of multimedia like videos, pictures, and contact telephone numbers to others you want in your group. I cannot get enough of KakaoTalk.
TiKL – Touch to Talk (PPT)
TiKL is also rated overall by users a 4.5 out of 5 by users of this app. Here is where the Android puts the Sprint and Nextel Push-to-Talk phones to shame. With the TiKL app you can use your Android phone as the ultimate Push-to-Talk (PPT) Walkie Talkie in your network. The TiKL Android app allows the user to instantly talk to a friend, family member, coworker, group of people, or absolutely anyone in your network with the touch of a button. Best of all there is no setup required and all that is required is that you have those you wish to talk with in your contacts or even better as a Facebook friend. Ultimately, it is fast, very simple, and best of all free for the app users. Where else can you find this kind of free technology?
Once again rated at 4.5 of 5 stars you can get a free app for your Android in the Market that allows your texting experience to amplify in seconds. In today’s day and age texting is the way primary way of communication between family, friends, and even coworkers. With Handcent SMS the user can receive the ultimate messaging power for Android phones. The Handcent SMS app provides full SMS/MMS support, group sending options, SMS popup with quick text ability, customizable look with theme support, individual contact notification and look settings, security lock options, backup and restore SMS/MMS abilities, My Handcent online services, and advanced filters to block SPAM messages from ever entering your phone. Best of all there are 5 Handcent SMS font package apps that you can download for fee to enhance the look of your texting. Now this is heaven for those texters out there.
Have a laptop, Apple iPad, PS3, or any electronic device that needs an internet connection to get you online to check your Facebook or Twitter account? With the EasyTether Lite Android app you can share your phones internet connection to do just that, get online. The EasyTether Lite can be used to share internet connections with a home computer using Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP 64-bit and 32-bit, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu 10.4+ operating systems. In addition, EasyTether can be used to give internet access to your PS3, Wii, and XBox gaming systems through PC Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Even better yet the EasyTether Lite does not require root access through your computer. Remember all this is free through this this Android app. However, if you want the full program that gives you unlimited options it is only a one-time cost of $9.99. Think about it though, all this free technology in the EasyTether Lite can save you $60.00 to hundreds of dollars on wireless routers. Now that is a deal.
AVG Antivirus Free
Unfortunately, with internet technology there is a potential for viruses. Just because it is a phone and not a PC doesn’t mean you are exempt from receiving viruses on your phone. Virus designers are very smart and are constantly trying to penetrate the new technology out there. With the AVG Antivirus Free app in the Android Market you can protect your phone from those that try and penetrate your privacy. With 4.5 of 5 stars the AVG Antivirus Free protects your Android from viruses, malware, and exploits with real-time scanning. This app also provide scanned folders & files, scanned MP3 and ZIP files, SD card scanning, and Cloud 2 device support. Best of all the AVG Antivirus Free app will scan your entire phone every day to keep the viruses away. By the way did I mention it was free?
Don’t just take it from me, go check these apps out yourself and see how amazing these free incredible Android apps really are. Do what you love with your phone with style.