Once you have your Droid coming to grips of what to do with it takes a little time. Its a lot to digest at first. Though there are thousands of app and things you can do with the Droid we all need to start somewhere.
Here's 10 free apps we have used and can recommend to get started.
We are big users of twitter around here. Twidroid is a full-featured twitter client application built on the android platform with features like native photo posting, location support, auto-completion, a fully integrated notification system and the latest news from twitter buzz.
Twidroid is just one twitter app though. We found over 20 twitter applications and will try to review as many as possible real soon. Twifroid is the favorite so far.
A good weather app is a must. The authority of the weather in the USA id the Weather Channel. They are known for having alerts for places like Hurricane Alley. Users can sign up for weather alert sent via email, SMS or subscribe to a rss feed.
Whether you're planning your week, your day, or the next hour, The Weather Channel delivers the tools you need to be prepared. From customizable weather maps to video forecasts and severe weather alerts, The Weather Channel has you covered.
Don't pay for ring tones when you can create your own for free! Ringdroid lets you edit any MP3 on your phone or record a new sound and turn it into a ring tone, alarm, or notification. The only graphical waveform editor you'll find on a phone! Works great.
My Tracks Record GPS routs. Monitor your performance. My Tracks enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics while hiking, biking, running or participating in other outdoor activities. Once recorded, you can share your tracks with friends, upload them to Google Spreadsheets, and visualize them on Google My Maps.This app is great for walking anywhere. Its not just for hiking in the woods.
Hungry ? BooRah offers comprehensive ratings and summaries for local restaurants. Search for restaurants in over 10,000 cities across US. The unique "Boo" and "Rah" rating system analyzes nearly 2,500,000 reviews from various review sources to tell you what's good and bad about a restaurant.
I use this for several hours and love it. CardioTrainer is your training partner for running, cycling, hiking, and other cardio fitness activities. * Real-time pedometer-guided GPS * Records path, climb, pace, calories & uploads to website * Trainer voice output * Race against your previous tracks(premium) * Autopause * Music integration. It is still in beta, but works great.
Do you have a WordPress blog? With wpToGo, you can blog while mobile! Features include creating and editing existing posts using text, images, tags and categories to multiple WordPress accounts, as well as viewing comments and post previews - all while on the go.
Addicted to CraigsList. Looking for a place to live? Want to find that rare vinyl to spin this weekend? Maybe a new car? Search craigSlist easily with this app. Save your favorite searches and set them as alerts. Save listings and email them to your friend.
Keep Track of your teams. SportsTap is the ultimate mobile sports portal. Access all the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA Football & Basketball, NASCAR, Golf, Tennis, Soccer and Futbol scores and stats from anywhere, or follow local teams wherever you are on LocalTap. NEW with 2.0, by popular demand: Favorite Team Notifications and a home screen Widget!
We all need music right. Use DroidLive to stream music and online radio. Supports m3u, pls, mp3, mp4, mp4a and mpeg audio formats. Search, organize, tag, and save your favorite streams for easy access any time you want to rock out. Official partner of SHOUTcast.
All these apps and 1000's more can be found in Android Apps Market on your Droid and Android OS based phones. You can see a partial list at android.com