This article is getting a bit old and the list of applications I am using has evolved. For example, I no longer use Firefox, but a simplified and lighter version: Firefox Focus.
I want to share with you the Android apps that I’m used to using.
Don’t hesitate to post a comment if your favorite app is missing and… Happy New Year, all the best for 2014!
The PDF reader by Adobe. Contains all the features to view and export your PDF.
An efficient power manager to extend your battery autonomy and life.
Turn your device into a scanner for intelligent document management (convert to PDF and OCR features included).
Chrome web browser.
Clean junk files, boost RAM memory by killing old process + other interesting features.
Take your favorite Coursera courses with you wherever you go. This app is not official, there is no official one yet.
A replacement lock screen clock widget to display information such as missed calls, unread text messages, new emails, your next scheduled alarm… You can add more items with many extensions available.
Access the Dropbox service from your device (read and manage your files).
ES File Explorer File Manager
File manager: explore directories, rename files, delete, unzip, etc. + many other features.
ES Task Manager
Battery saver, free memory, task killer, app uninstaller. Integrates with ES File Explorer and also a good companion with Battery Doctor.
Discover popular local events: concerts, festivals, classes, conferences, free event…
The Facebook app.
Reach your Facebook friends easily. Integrates with Facebook.
Firefox web browser.
Access your Google Mail.
Display events from each of your Google Accounts that synchronizes with your device.
Access the Google Drive service from your device (similar to Dropbox).
Fly around the planet with a swipe of your finger with Google Earth.
Post’it manager (improved) of Google.
Google Play Music
Music player for the songs already on your device. You can also purchase new songs.
Search on Google without opening a browser. Search using your voice, proposed results based on your current location, etc.
Translate service from Google. Possibility to download dictionaries for offline use.
The Google+ app.
Reach your Google+ friend easily. Integrates with Google+.
Capture, customize and share your photos with the world.
IMDb Movies & TV
The largest International Movie Database: view movie trailers, rating and critics, information on celebrities, etc.
The LinkedIn app.
Route planner, Street View, GPS sensor use, offline capabilities…
Nexus Media Importer
Manage files from a USB flash drive or card reader connected to your device with USB Host support. Need a USB extra cable. NOT a free app.
Access your Outlook Mail.
Save interesting articles, video, or website you want to check out later (for an offline use for example).
QR Code Reader
QR Code reader.
Runtastic Running & Fitness
Map your sports & fitness activities with the GPS, track your cardio workout progress (time, distance, elevation change, speed, calories & more).
Recognize music playing around you.
Make voice or video call.
Find best and cheapest flights around the world.
Make your photographs extraordinary with a quite fun user experience, right at your fingertips.
SoundCloud – Music & Audio
The SoundCloud app, one of the largest leading audio platform.
City guides for main cities (map, reviews, restaurants, attractions, hotels…). Works offline and GPS-based.
The Twitter app.
The Viadeo app.
VLC for Android Beta
Multimedia player with lot of advanced features.
Waze Social GPS Maps & Traffic
A GPS navigation (route planner, speed, real-time traffic and road info, voice guided navigation, night mode, etc.) with a dose of fun thanks to the community. Offline is possible, but limited.
The Wikipedia app, the online encyclopedia. Possibility to save articles to read later or offline.
WordReference.com’s dictionaries. No offline access, but is a great alternative to the desktop version.
Display the weather in any city in the world. In my opinion, widgets are the most useful feature.
The Youtube app.