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Android Apps That Make Life Easier

Submitted by on July 20, 2011 – 11:02 pmNo Comment |

Last week, I redeemed my upgrade and got a new smart phone.  If you follow me on Twitter, you know how much I hated my Blackberry, and my new HTC Incredible 2 is like a breath of fresh air in comparison.  The Apple-esque interface offers a clean, easy-to-use alternative for non-Mac users and despite what you may have heard, I’ve yet to find an app in the Apple store that isn’t on the Android Market.  Well, at least one that I want to use that is.

Earlier today, I posted my Top 10 Android Apps for Work over on Business Insider.  (Please check it out…and then Tweet it…and then share it on Facebook and LinkedIn…I’m a narcissist, er, sucker for tracking those social stats.)

But in my quest to find the best apps for business, I also stumbled upon a few must-have apps for any woman–whether your full time job involves putting on a power suit or changing poopy diapers:

Remember the Milk– When it comes to organizing an often complicated schedule, simplicity rules, and Remember the Milk has the corner on the easy-to-use market.  Input a task, select a due date and level of importance and let the productivity begin.  The app also offers more robust features like the ability to add notes, receive notifications and categorize items by work, personal, etc. so you can be as detailed  as you want—or not.

GasBuddy– This money-saving app gives you a list of the cheapest gas stations in your area, sorted by price or location. For people in one of these states, it’s a must-have.

My Days Period & Ovulation– Trying to get pregnant? The My Days Period & Ovulation app wants to help.  Mark the first day of your period and the app will tell you what days that month you’ll be most fertile.  Tell the app when you were “intimate” and you’ll be more likely to know what day you conceived.

Baby Bump Pregnancy– Once you’re pregnant, you’ll want to know what’s going on inside your body, and Baby Bump Pregnancy gives you daily updates on your baby’s develop, connects you with other moms-to-be and lets you track your weight, cravings and more.

Kid TV– After the little one arrives, you‘ll need all the help you can get; and Kid TV has a bevy of cartoons and kid-friendly videos that are sure to distract him/her when crying.

What’s for Dinner?– If you’ve ever gone to the grocery store without your shopping list, you’ll appreciate the What’s for Dinner app.  You can access your grocery list and check items off as you put them to your shopping cart or, if you forgot an ingredient, check your recipe file or the

Calorie Counter by Fat Secret– Not only does the Calorie Counter app let you keep a food diary, but if you’re uncertain of the nutritional value of a certain food, you can use the app’s barcode scanner to find it.  Calorie Counter also lets you log your exercise, so you know exactly how many calories you’ve consumed and how many you’ve burned each day.

Mint.com– Whether you’re the one paying the bills or not, it’s always nice to know where your budget stands each month and Mint.com’s Personal Finance app is a one-stop-shop for tracking and managing your money.  If you find the thought of loading all your account information into one location a bit intimidating—or just downright scary—why not start off with your bank’s Android apps.  At least you’ll know when you’re out of dough.

Have another app you think should make the list? Leave it in the comments section below.

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