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10 essential apps for Android smartphone users

Google Android users need these apps

The Android Market offers much more than just games and wallpaper apps, but a lot of it is junk. Let us make things easy for you. Here are 10 free utilities or services that no Android user should be without.

Chrome to Phone

Have you ever found a web page that you wanted to read, only to realise that you didn't have enough time to read it at your desk? The Chrome to Phone application works with Google's Chrome browser, with the help of an extension. Pages you send to your phone are properly formatted, and they open in the appropriate application. A video sent from YouTube, for instance, opens within the YouTube app, and normal web pages appear in your phone's browser in their mobile version (if available).


Bump is one of the fastest (and coolest) ways to share your contact information with another mobile user, even from an Android handset to an iPhone and vice versa. While running Bump, you simply 'bump' your phone against the phone of the person you want to share your information with (they must also have Bump installed). You can use Bump to share pictures, too, in case you have a favourite image you want to show your friends.

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