Samsung Galaxy S2 and recommended apps
As a long time iPhone 4 User, I decided to go and buy the much praised Samsung Galaxy S2.
Much to my surprise, after a few days, my iPhone 4 disappeared in a drawler. It’s a fantastic device and Android gives me hell a lot of options to customize the phone the way I want.
Now the tricky part of the whole switching swapping moving over whatsoever process was, that I of course had certain apps on my iPhone which I used on a daily basis, whether for biz or for private, and didn’t want to be without them or maybe even couldn’t be without them anymore.
So below is a list of apps I used on my iPhone / iPad and what replacement I found for them on the Android.
iOS app / Android replacement / comment
Evernote – also available on Android — better on Android
Dropbox – also available on Android
Whatsapp – also available on Android, but less functionality
Skype – also available on Android, but less functionality
Due – Due Today (replacement for an easy reminder) — better on Android
Priorities – CheckitOff (replacement for Task scheduler) — better on Android
Instapaper – Instafetch — better on iOS (Instafetch is nevertheless the best Android Instapaper Client I could find)
Wallet – 1Password (replacement for Password Manager) — Wallet is better but 1Password is cross platform
Deliveries – TrackChecker (replacement for tracking of shipments) — better on Android
PayPal – also available on Android but not Push functionality which it has in the iOS app
iCurrencyPad – Exchange Rates — much better on iOS
Foursquare – also available on Android — better on iPhone
Facebook – also available on Android — better on iPhone
Tweetbot – Twipple (replacement for Twitter Client) — Tweetbot is unbeatable
TuneinRadio – also available on Android but much more limited (no recording, no pausing) — but still the best Radio Player available for either iOS or Android. — Found out you can purchase a Pro version which allows you all which the iPhone app can do. Just you can’t purchase if you are locatend in Thailand 🙂
Occasions – Birthdays (replacement for birthday reminder) — better on iOS
You might be missing Office apps like QuickOffice etc. I am sorry, I am not going to use that on a phone …. I do that on a tablet.
a) I used Fring for Videocalls but found that it drains your battery empty within hours even though you might have it closed (there is an agent running).
b) Pushmail uses ways less battery on the Android than it does on my iPhone. I have 2 accounts setup, one is of course Gmail, the other one is an Exchange account.
And now some more apps which I found and think they are very useful:
Picsin Magic, Picsin, PicSay Pro — much better apps than on the iPhone. AWESOME!
Skitch – Must have tool for short annotations on photos
DoubleTwist – Syncs just fine with iTunes and is a great player on your Android. Free too.
MyBackup Pro – Great tool to backup your Android.
Flashlight – Uses your Flash LED as a torch. Nice thing is that it has a widget, so one click and you have a torch 🙂