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12 must-have Android apps for working on the go

Apps to keep you moving and taking care of business

The Android Market features some 88,000 apps and rising. But which ones are indispensable to working on the go, and which ones would just clutter up your smartphone? These 12 apps are keepers: They can help you stay connected and keep your work streamlined, no matter where you are.

Drive Safe.ly (free)

If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel and find yourself tempted to read and (heaven forebid) write text messages as you drive, you owe it to yourself and everyone else on the road to use this app instead. When you turn on Drive Safe.ly with a simple button press, it reads all of your incoming text messages and e-mail messages aloud to you. You can even set it to automatically respond with a custom message, if you wish.

PDANet (free)

Ah, my sweet life-saver. Not all wireless carriers permit tethering, and some that do allow it charge a hefty fee for the privilege. PDANet gets around the problem and lets you tether your phone to your laptop - at some pretty sweet speeds. I was able to stream live video on my laptop over 3G. It even allows tethering via Bluetooth.

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