Useful Android Applications

appThere are plenty of Android apps out there which are designed to be fun and entertaining, but not all of them have practical applications in the real world. Here is a quick overview of some of the most useful apps for Android smartphones which you can download to your device today.




Pixlr-O-Matic
Bringing advanced photo editing capabilities to Android smartphones, this app allows you to completely re-imagine your favourite snaps by applying a host of filters and effects. There are other apps which will appeal to photography fans in a similar way, but this one is free to download and has an admirable selection of tools to help you make your pictures more interesting before you share them via social networking sites.

Download from Google Play!

eBay
Online auction site eBay sells millions of items and you have to be eagle-eyed and on the ball if you want to bag a bargain and place the winning bid. The Android iteration of its mobile app is one of the best around, packing in plenty of features which allow you to shop securely from your smartphone. It even allows you to scan in barcodes using your handset`s camera and then search for the item on the eBay marketplace, so you can see whether it is cheaper online than it is in store.

Download from Google Play!

Onavo
If you have a monthly data allowance on your mobile phone tariff then you may wonder which apps and services are eating into more than others. This app is designed to identify precisely how your phone is accessing data and identify the most info-hungry functions of your phone so that you can shut down any errant processes and save yourself some money in the long run.

Download from Google Play!

AirDroid
Over the air control of your Android smartphone is possible from your PC thanks to this clever application. It lets you add files, media and apps as well as harness the phone`s text-sending capabilities so that you can type out messages from your PC. In addition you can see how much storage space you have left and identify which apps are running so that you can eliminate them as necessary.

Download from Google Play!

DropSnap
If you use online storage service DropBox then this app will be a useful way of transferring photographs over to your account without having to go around the houses. Both still images and videos can be saved automatically to your account without the need to synchronise your data manually and you can then access them from any web-ready device.

Download from Google Play!

Paper Camera
If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live inside the video for A-ha`s Take On Me then this camera app will be well worth downloading. It turns the world in front of your phone`s camera into a hand-drawn wonderland right in front of your eyes and it will really take advantage of the power of upcoming handsets, allowing you to see the way that the Samsung Galaxy S3 deals with processing visuals in an advanced manner.

Download from Google Play!