The 5 android apps I downloaded before I left the Verizon store

Recently my wife and I decided to get new phones.  Our contract was up and I wanted the new version of android, and my wife wanted a phone she can play Bubble Safari on.

Now we got our new phones, and we’re just waiting for our phone numbers to get transferred from our old carrier. My wife was asking the sales guy a dozen questions…so I had a shiny new device in my hand and WiFi access and apparently time to kill. 

1) Any.Do
This has become my favorite To-do list app. It has a simple design and I can create folder for my different aspects of my life.  I have one for work, personal, grocery shopping and my bucket list.  The only thing that I don’t like about this app is that there is no way to sync it with outlook tasks.  However there is a nice Chrome add on that allows you to manage your lists on your PC. to learn more.

2) One Note
I admit that one of the big reasons I wanted the new version of Android was that I wanted to have this app on my phone.  I use the desktop version of OneNote a lot and being able to bring that up on my phone was a huge help.  All my client notes, my idea books, my recipes.  (Yes I have recipes, no you cant have them MINE!) I like one note because of its versatility. I can attach audio, video, pictures and texts in notes as ordered and as random as I need them to be. Then later I can always sort them out later on my pc.

3) SkyDrive
Yes another MS app.  I have never hid the fact that I am an MS fan.  I had been using Skydrive for a while and its been handy.  Mostly because I can access it not only from my phone but anywhere. I find SkyDrive really useful for the tons of small text and pdf files that I have, invoices, receipts, and recently I was able to put my QB file there. Its really handy when a client tells me that they never got the invoice and just be able to hit two buttons and send it to there email right then and there.

4) CamScanner
I hate paper. No I really hate paper.  Even in 2014 I keep getting these little slips of tree pulp with stuff written on it everywhere. I stick it in my wallet and by the time I look at them again I cant read them. So CamScanner is my solution. I can use my phones camera to turn almost any document in to a PDF file then I can email it, send it to my Skydive.  This is great for stuff that I get on the fly like business cards, receipts and those recipes I am hording that no you still cant have.  (stop asking)  The one draw back is that there is no annotation for the files but once there saved as pdf adobe reader picks up that slack easy enough.

5) Blogger
Now I wouldn’t try to write my entire blog on my phone. Some people have the delicate fingers of an artist that can glide across a virtual keyboard and can churn out paragraph after paragraph of perfect text.  My hands are more “Wreck-IT Ralph” then artist.  But I do get ideas for these post at odd times, while driving, just before bed, and I can get the draft of this idea down even just the title that I can flush out on my pc later.  Also its fun to be able to see what comments people write.  (Yes I do want to hear from you. Keep it clean please my mother reads this).

All of these apps are for free or have free versions and are available in the play store.  Now I have many more apps installed on my phone, but these 5 were the ones I use everyday and I needed with me as soon as possible. Also I kinda wanted to see how many apps I could get downloaded and installed before my wife was done asking questions.

 How about you? Let me know what apps you need on your phone or tablet. Also give these a try let me know what you think of them.

Also if you need any help with your android devices.

Yes you can call me. 

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