The Android platform is growing in popularity every day, and for good reasons. Obviously being an open-source project and having Google behind it makes it a great choice for developers. Unfortunately the Android Market can’t really compete against the Apple App Store (in my opinion).
So I’ve chosen 25 Android apps that I think can be very useful to designers, developers and web-workers. You’ll find editors, reference guides, blogging tools, image editing tools and more. If you have your Android device handy you can scan the QR Codes next to each item in the list using the Barcode Scanner application.
Magic Color Picker is an powerful color selection tool suitable for designers, artists and programmers for selecting colors using different color models.
Color Dictionary makes it very easy for you to reference any traditional colors all over the world. Includes global colors, traditional color of US, UK, France, etc. It provides RGB/HEX/CMYK/Lab values and detailed color analysis.
Over 400 cheat sheets aimed at software developers. Topics including Ruby, Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, Regular Expression, jQuery, Prototype, Objective-C, testing, IDE shortcuts and much more. 100% Offline and searchable!
AndFTP Pro is a FTP, FTPS, SCP and SFTP client. It provides commands to rename, delete, set permissions on remote files and folders. It can upload or download files and folders recursively. It supports RSA and DSA keys for SSH. Intents for applications are available.
Mobile GA for Android is a secure, fast and lightweight application for accessing your Google Analytics data. The app is intended to help you keep an eye on your key summary statistics while you’re on the move.
Write new posts, edit content, and manage comments on your WordPress blog. WordPress for Android is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, view stats, and manage comments with built-in notifications.
Source code viewer with syntax highlighting. It can view webpages source, open local files, or even be integrated into the “Share” menu of other apps.
With this application you will be able to view the source of any website. You will also be able to select text, search for text as well as copy and paste the HTML.
Fontroid is the world’s first social font service with which you can share your own handwritten fonts with everyone.
SilverEdit is the ultimate web designer tool for Android devices. With SilverEdit you can Create, Edit, Preview your pages offline or online. Manage, upload and download files through the FTP as well as managing your local files and folders.
With Photoshop Express you can edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Access all your photos and videos directly from your Photoshop.com account.
Dropbox syncs your files online and across computers and your mobile device for access anywhere. You can now browse the files in your Dropbox folder from your Android phone!
ThinkingSpace is a mind-mapping app for the Android platform that let’s you create visual thought maps that help organize and plan your activities and ideas.
Fontest is a developer and typography tool that helps you quickly preview how your favorite fonts are rendered on Android.
Astrid is a great todo list/task manager app designed to help you get stuff done. It features reminders, tags, sync, a widget and more.
Get a faster, more cost-efficient mobile web browser thanks to Opera Mini. This browser uses powerful servers to compress data by up to 90% before sending it to your phone, so page loads are lightning fast in the browser.
You can now synchronize your Firefox history, bookmarks, tabs and passwords between your desktop and mobile. Discover and install add-ons right from your phone to customize Firefox exactly the way you like.
Dolphin Browser Mini aims at providing a friendly user experience. It features tab browsing, RSS detection, gestures, and of course it supports Flash.
Pixle is a browser app for Dribbble. It lists the popular, everyone, and debut shots. It includes personal details, links, list of player’s shots, liked shots, and following, follower, and draftee players.
Autodesk SketchBook Mobile is a professional-grade paint and drawing application offering a full set of sketching tools and a streamlined and intuitive user interface.
Send money, transfer money between PayPal and your bank account, and lots more. You can even use it to manage your PayPal account. You can also use the “Bump” feature to send money.
Astro will help you copy, move, delete and rename files and manage the files on your SD card. With Astro you can also manage running applications as well as back up apps.
Google Chrome to Phone lets you easily share links, maps, and currently selected phone numbers and text between your computer running Chrome and your phone. You also need to install the Chrome browser extension on your computer.
Share to Browser is the opposite of the Chrome to Phone app and works with any browser without special plugins. Found a great article while browsing the web but would like to read at home on your computer instead? Share to Browser to the rescue.
The WiFi Keyboard provides a way to use your computer to type something on your Android device. You can type in your browser and all the key presses will appear in your android device.
Your Turn To Talk
I hope you found this post useful! Of course make sure to let us know about other Android apps you know that were not mentioned in this post.