There are countless mobile apps available. Some of the apps are completely worthless and do not do what they claim. Some apps were released as a joke such as the app that claimed you could shake your phone and it would recharge the battery with kinetic energy. There is nothing wrong with funny apps that make fart noises and popular games; however there are many Functional Mobile Apps on the market that can allow you to better use your time and increase your profitability when you are away from your office. Sometimes functional mobile apps will just increase the reliability of your mobile phone and sometimes they just allow you to pass some time while waiting for an appointment.
10. My Writing Spot
This app easily allows you to take notes and write articles. You can sync it with your Google Docs or you can email it to yourself. There are other apps that work similar including the Writer App; however the My Writing Spot app is the hands down leader. This functional mobile app costs $2.99 but is well worth it. You can even write a full length novel with this mobile app.
9. Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is one of the best functional news apps on the app market. The Huffington Post has a liberal bias so if you follow Fox News you may not like it; however the layout, navigation, updates, and commenting features makes this the most fluid and easy to use of any news app. If all newspapers invested into the quality of their mobile app like the Huffington Post does it would probably kill all traditional print newspapers. The best part is reading all of the comments on each article. This app is free. This app should be used as the model for all newspaper apps. One of the best features of this app is that there are numerous categories and you can easily rearrange the categories according to your own preferences and interests.
8. App 2 SD & App 2 SD Free
App 2 SD is available for free and a paid model with no ads. App 2 SD automatically tells you if the app you just downloaded is able to be moved to your SD memory card. You can easily move apps to the SD card without having to navigate through the menu. It can be frustrating when you are running out of storage space on your phone, but the App 2 SD makes it easier to clear up space by moving apps to your SD card. Not all apps can be moved to the SD card; however it will easily show you on 1 page which apps can be moved to the SD card and which ones cannot be moved to the SD card.
7. Amazon Kindle App
You do not have to buy a Kindle or Kindle Fire to enjoy all of the Amazon Kindle books that are available. The Amazon Kindle App allows you to read Kindle books on your smart phone or tablet. The font is also adjustable so you can make it larger or smaller as well as change the background color.
6. FMR Memory Cleaner
The FMR Memory Cleaner app allows you to easily clear the cache of apps you use. If you are constantly running out of room and being told that there is not enough memory available, then the FMR Memory Cleaner allows you to easily clear the memory cache of apps you use to give you more room.
5. Angry Birds
If you have not yet played Angry Birds then you are seemingly in the minority. Angry Birds and all of the variations have made this one of the most popular games of all time for Mobile Apps. The game is very addicting and makes it easy to waste a few hours. Although Angry Birds probably will not help your productivity outside of the office, it is a good stress reliever.
The PayPal App makes it extremely simple to check your balance, send money, and receive money. Using the mobile PayPal site can be hard with many mobile phones but the PayPal app makes it easy to do all of your PayPal related stuff without having to fight with the PayPal website.
If you like to buy and sell on EBay, than this is a must have app. As a seller it has many features including notifying you anytime somebody places a bid on one of your auctions. As a buyer you can instantly be notified on your phone or table if you are outbid on any item. If you are away from your computer the EBay app will instantly tell you when you made a sale. You productivity on EBay drastically increases when you use their app. When the EBay app was first released it was buggy and hard to use; however that was the past and the current EBay app works flawlessly.
RealCalc is a calculator that is a huge upgrade from the stock calculator that comes with your phone. If you need more advanced options such as scientific calculator procedures than you can upgrade this app from the free one; however most people find the free RealCalc calculator app to offer more than they will ever need. The layout and functions of this app look and feel the same as a real scientific calculator.
1. Opera Mini Browser
The Opera Mini Browser is the number 1 most functional mobile app. Opera Mini is an easy to use browser regardless of which platform you use. Opera Mini is much more efficient to use compared to the Stock Android browser.
My favorite adjustment mode is to set the Opera Mini Browser is to set the “Single Column View” to the ON position. This allows you to easily navigate and read all forums and WebPages without having to try and revert to the mobile form of the webpage.
Opera Mini works smoother and much faster than the stock browser in your phone. Book marking webpage, opening multiple windows, and navigating through these multiple windows is very easy with the Opera Mini Browser.
There are many apps you can download to make it easier to read their webpage; however many of these are rendered obsolete when you use the Opera Mini web browser.