A recent Gartner forecast has Android surging past iOS and RIM in market share in 2010 and challenging Symbian for the top spot by 2014. As we have reported, Apple’s iOS accounted for 56 percent of mobile Web activity as of August 2010, while Android increased to 25 percent.
That being the case, developers have been busy creating Android Market applications. We’ve collected some of the best Android apps that make life easier and generally help you on a day-to-day basis. Some are free, and some require a small fee.
Click through for 10 Android apps that can help you on a day-to-day basis.
Developed by Mamoru Tokashiki, this FREE handy voice recorder allows users to send data as an attached file via Gmail. It features timer recording, search by title and date, playback and pause.
Formulas Lite by Abhishek Kumar is a simple, easy to use application that offers a collection of the most important formulas of maths, physics and chemistry. This FREE app boasts a scientific calculator, interesting facts and a translator.
Call Log Calendar from Joao Orui saves calls and SMS as calendar events to your Android device's calendar. Among other things, users can choose which calendar to save call events into and what type of calls to save: incoming, outgoing and missed calls. This app costs approximately $3.00.
Spotlight Six Software makes it easy to track your billable hours as you are working and then transfer the data into a spreadsheet to create your invoices. This app, which runs $3.99, calculates hours worked and wages. Users can create customizable reports that can be exported via e-mail and view and edit time records within the app, among other things.
Talking Calendar, developed by Pwn with your Phone, integrates with a user’s Android/Google calendar and reads aloud calendar event(s) at the specified time(s) using the Android Text-to-Speech (TTS) library. It respects volume settings and does not require ongoing user intervention.
Visual Records has made it quick and simple to track and manage your vehicle mileage for tax/business purposes. This app can track and manage Vehicle Types, Trip Types and Mileage information; duplicate previous mileage records; add specific notes for each record; and export mileage information, which can be saved and sent via e-mail. The cost is just $0.99.
This powerful and easy to use scientific/programmer's calculator from Speed Software boasts large buttons, haptic feedback and digit grouping. It offers all the usual scientific functions plus unit and currency converters, constants and hex/dec/bin/oct functions.
AndroidRuler by Birsi Inc. is not only a precise ruler, but also a protractor. The full-screen mode will hide the menu bar and the tool bar to allow for more screen display area for measurement. In protractor function, you will get a protractor for 0~180 degrees. This app costs $2.99.
This comprehensive tool from TelByte performs various operations on PDF files, including merging many PDFs into one PDF, extracting images from a PDF and overlaying PDF files. This application runs $3.97.