My Top 5 Favorite Android Applications

The list of apps for the Android is getting bigger all the time. Of the approximately 100,000 apps to choose from, here is a brief list of my favorite ones for this week. Best of all, they’re free.


You can easily keep track of your weight loss efforts with the fastest and easiest calorie counter available for the Android. MyFitnessPal has a database of over 600,000 foods and 350 exercises. This app allows you too easily enter food and exercise data in seconds, create customizable food and exercise charts, progress reports and goals based on your diet profile. It even comes with a barcode scanner that allows you to scan any food item so see if it has a match in the database.

XE Currency

This app from XE, the World’s leading currency site, allows you to keep track of live, mid-market (mid-point between buy and sell) rates for over 180 world currencies and precious metals. XE Currency allows you to easily switch base currencies and monitor up to 10 currencies in any order. You can refresh rates at the flick of a wrist and even use it offline.


Now you can easily take notes and remember anything you need to, all in one place, with Springpad. You can create task lists and look up products, places and movies. With Springpad, you can even take photos, scan barcodes and record voice memos of products you need to remember. Everything you save is automatically organized and categorized with useful links and relevant offers in order to save you time and money. You can set reminders and alerts to useful information regarding the items you save.

Yahoo! Sportacular

You can get easy fast and reliable coverage of professional baseball, basketball, football, hockey, golf, tennis, soccer and NASCAR, as well as collegiate action, with LiveScores by Yahoo! Sportacular. You can get alerts on your favorite sporting events, up to the minute play-by-play, stats, standing and news. This app even lets you track your fantasy teams and create customized groups.

Words With Friends

If you like to play word games, this app is for you. Words With Friends allows you to play a crossword style game against one of your friends in seconds, even if they use an iPhone. The # 1 mobile word game allows you to play up to 20 games simultaneously against friends or random opponents. In-game chat messaging just adds to the fun by letting you communicate instantly with family and friends.

That’s just quick rundown of my favorite Android apps this week. I’d like to hear from you. What are your favorite Android apps and what do you like about them?