I’ve had my T-Mobile G1 for nearly a month now and I’m still totally in love with it. It seems like every time I wish it did one other thing, someone comes out with a new app that fills that need. There’s many free productivity apps available in the Android Market that can help towards getting things done but currently my favorite five are those listed below.
Voice Recorder – I’ve been waiting for this for a few weeks. It not only allows you to do simple voice recordings but it also permits you to send your recordings via email or text message. It works great for recording meetings or taking personal voice notes when a pen isn’t handy. I would love to see them take this a step further and enable it to record actual phone conversations and conference calls. Conversion from the .3GP format to a more ubiquitous format like mp3 would be nice too but it’s not totally necessary.
Dial Zero – This let’s you quickly dial the customer service numbers of over 600 companies and bypass the annoying voice prompts to speak with an actual living person. The app also lets you comment on the service provider and the effectiveness of the current phone number for a given provider. Thus if the working phone number is ever changed it can be easily updated by anyone in the Dial Zero community of users.
QSearch – Enables you to search multiple sources from this single Android app. Currently you can search Google, Google Maps, YouTube, Dictionary, and Amazon.
CountDown Alarm – Simple yet so powerful, this app does exactly what it says but does it very well. You can change the alarm sound, set it to vibrate, have it blink the LED on alarm, change LED color, and have it show a persistent status bar icon when the timer is running.
AK Notepad – A great little notepad that I frequently use to jot down an address or ideas that I have and don’t want to forget. It’s not fancy but it works perfectly.Â You can also send your notes to a friend via email or SMS (see how-to video below).If you liked this article, please take this time to share it with your Facebook friends using the Facebook button (see Facebook post button to the left) or retweet it using Twitter (see retweet button to the left). You may also want to follow us or subscribe to the site to stay up-to-date with this article. If you'd rather follow us from your Facebook account, join our Facebook fan page or subscribe to our NetworkedBlogs profile.
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