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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.

Lookout Mobile Security

Mobile malware exists, and it's infecting phones every day. You can protect your phone with Lookout Mobile Security. This reasonably lightweight app runs continuously in the background, scanning all the applications that you install on your phone. Lookout can also help you track your phone via GPS should it ever be lost or stolen. You can find other mobile antivirus tools out there, but I recommend Lookout Mobile Security because it's free and it gets the job done.

Evernote

If you use this service on a desktop or a tablet, why not use it on your phone too? Evernote, which lets you sync your notes between devices, is useful for creating to-do lists, writing down recipes, and taking notes (of course). The Android app lets you capture photos and create new notes, as well - it's perfect for jotting down things that you want to remember later.

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