Maybe it's a little scary to have all your passwords on a mobile device, but 1Password is the best password manager around. » 12/31/09 5:22pm 12/31/09 5:22pm

Do you use the same password every time you register at a new web site because it would be impossible to remember them all if you didn't, choosing convenience over safety? No longer do you…

LogMeIn Ignition

Use your Android to remotely control your Mac or PC, anytime, anywhere. Control your desktop, run any application and edit any file as if you're sitting right in front of your computer. One touch, and you're in. » 12/31/09 5:21pm 12/31/09 5:21pm


An Android task manager to kill useless background processes is mandatory, at least if you want your phone running at top speed. Oh, and Astro happens to be a pretty damn good file manager, too. » 12/31/09 5:01pm 12/31/09 5:01pm

Borders eReader

Powered by Kobo (which has its own Android app) but with Borders gloss. It looks and works decently enough, but is mostly nice for big Borders shoppers, since it links up to Borders Rewards program. » 12/31/09 5:00pm 12/31/09 5:00pm

The FREE app lets you: browse and buy eBooks at Borders.com, where you'll find over a million titles, including a…

eBooks by Kobo

Kindle's not the only ebook game in town. Kobo, Border's horse in this race, is now offering its 2 million ebook library to Android users. You can tweak font types, change background colors, and buy books in the app. If you're anti-Kindle, this is the one to get. » 12/31/09 4:40pm 12/31/09 4:40pm

is available for free on Android smartphone's…

ESPN Radio

It's ESPN Radio. On a phone. So you can listen to the talking heads of ESPN make sense of Lebron on live sports radio streams and over 40 different sports podcasts (including Bill Simmons). There's Sportscenter updates too. » 12/31/09 4:35pm 12/31/09 4:35pm

ESPN launches one of its first Android apps with . Similar to the iPhone app, it gives…


Android doesn't ship with a note-taking app, and if you're gonna grab one, it might as well be one that syncs notes, photos and files across multiple platforms, even if it's still in beta. » 12/31/09 4:31pm 12/31/09 4:31pm


Using your phone as a remote control for your computer is practically a God-given right, and Gmote's the best Android remote for playing and controlling movies and music on your computer. » 12/31/09 3:31pm 12/31/09 3:31pm

Google Goggles

Google's splash into visual search is impressively eagle-eyed, able to scan not just barcodes, books, movies and music like other apps, but landmarks artwork and business cards, too. » 12/31/09 3:21pm 12/31/09 3:21pm

Google Voice

Google Voice simply changes the way you use your phone, and the app's seamless integration is a killer feature for Android as a whole. Get in line for an invite, if you haven't already. » 12/31/09 3:01pm 12/31/09 3:01pm


Who's that guy? Where's he from? Should I even watch this movie? Solve all your movie questions with Android's official IMDB app. » 12/31/09 3:00pm 12/31/09 3:00pm

is the world's largest collection of movie, TV and celebrity information, and has the leading app for Android to find US showtimes, watch trailers, browse photo galleries, get US TV…


One of the last major apps I've been waiting for on Android is finally here: Kindle. It syncs all of your Kindle books, as you'd expect, though it's missing features like full text search and in-app purchasing. » 12/31/09 2:55pm 12/31/09 2:55pm

Read more than 620,000 Kindle books with . No Kindle Required. Already have a Kindle? With Whispersync,…