Angry Birds: If you're the only person on the planet who has yet to play Angry Birds, you no longer have an excuse. Why? Because it's completely free on the Android Market right now. That's right. The full, complete version is fuh-fuh-free. The joy of crashing wood and concrete to destroy green pigs for free? Unmeasurable. My god, why are you still reading this. Go download it.
GrubHub: When I don't feel like cooking or going out (pretty often), I'm on GrubHub. GrubHub is a service that tells you what food joints deliver to your apartment and gives you access to their menus too. With the Android app (which is still in beta), you can see reviews and ratings, order online, or place a call. Unfortunately, you can't save past orders and your credit card info with the beta version (like you can on the iPhone), but I'm sure they'll figure out how to implement that in future releases.
Tweetdeck: It's finally out of beta and that should be great news for all you Tweetdeck fans out there. In addition to updating and viewing your Twitter account (obviously), Tweetdeck offers support for Facebook, Foursquare and Buzz too, so it's a ton of location-y apps rolled into one. It's a free and there's a widgets, too.
MessagEase: Admittedly, the keyboard looks weird as hell. But! MessagEase swears that by placing the most used keys in a big button arrangement, that you can type faster. It's optimized for one handed use and if you can spend some time to learn it, MessagEase sorta does speeds things up.
WalkyTalky, which reads out not only the directions as you walk, but also the intersecting streets that you pass by. Not only will it help with your bearings, but it'll give you a greater understanding of the city-the next time someone mentions meeting on King Street, for example, you may well remember passing it previously.
Does sound pretty helpful.
Babylon2Go Translation: I took four years of Spanish in high school and am still no bueno at it. Thankfully, I can use Babylon2Go to flip a bunch of languages (over 75) to English. It doesn't do voice translation (only text) but in my experience Bablyon2Go is pretty good at spitting back accurate translations.
Lego MINDroid: If you have one of those Lego Mindstorms NXT robots, you can use your Android phone as a remote to control its movements. We've seen hacked methods before but this app is an official solution from Lego. Kat, a robot lover, says:
You'll need to own one of the robots of course (they cost around $250), and have an Android phone running Eclair or Froyo, but once the MINDdroid app is download you'll be able to use the phone as a remote, wirelessly controlling the 'bot just by tilting the phone and taking advantage of the inbuilt accelerometers.
A droid to control a droid. Awesome. Android 2.1+
CoPilot Live USA: It's a pretty solid turn by turn navigation app, with everything you've come to expect like a good voice guide, weather forecasts, POI's and maps that are stored locally on your phone (which means you don't have to worry about having a cell phone signal like with Google Maps). CoPilot Live USA is only a one time fee of 5 buckaroos, so you don't have to break the bank if you need a GPS guide and for some reason can't use Google Maps Navigation.