We received a lot of great feedback on our must have iPhone apps for web designers and developers we thought we would write one up for the Android users. With the ever-growing popularity of Android, there is little surprise that many developers have directed their efforts at creating applications for this versatile mobile operating system: the amount of these applications has doubled in the course of a single year and, at the time of this writing, stands at 150 000. Today, you can use your Android Smartphone to play back media content, shop, chat with friends, play games, or even check out your weekly horoscope. In this article, we are listing the top 25 Android applications that web designers and developers would find extremely useful:
This is an excellent color selection tool, which supports seven color modes and gives you the color code in HEX and decimal.
If you want to be able to accept credit cards without credit card terminal, then this is the application that you need. As long as you have a merchant account, you can use one of the many supported getaways, and get instant credit card authorization.
A free FTP client, which you can use to upload, update, or view files on your own or your client’s server right from your smartphone or any Android-running device.
If you really have to run MySQL queries on the go, you can use this application to connect to any MySQL server, get list of databases and tables, and execute SQL statements.
This is extremely fast and secure application, which allows you to use Google Analytics on your mobile device, and can present you with graphs and charts for each report, favorites, custom date ranges, geo-location reports, date range comparison, and even allows you to run Regex-enabled searches.
Supports 320×480 pixel devices and comes with Drawing Pad, Stamp, Text Overlay, Effects, Frames & Edges and lets you crop, rotate, and resize images.
Use this application to access your Photobucket account and upload or share photos or videos.
This is the Android version of the application, which every web designer is well familiar with. You can use it to rotate, flip, crop, straighten, adjust color, add borders, or use filters and effects on any image, then share your photos with friends by email or upload them directly to Facebook, Twitpic, or Photoshop.com.
Excellent for browsing, but also packed with great features that many web developers will find extremely useful. With the help of some great add-ons, you can use the mobile version of this popular browser to create and showcase your apps or sites.
A very easy to use application, which you can use to adjust and see colors; it uses RGB, HSB (HSV), HSL (HLS) models and allows you to use custom color names for quick references.
Are you a designer or developer who uses and Android device? If so, please share your favorite apps with us in the comments.