10 popular Android apps and their alternatives

10 popular Android apps and their alternatives
One reason that you gotta love Android for is its broad app availability, meaning that in order to accomplish a given task, be it to keep an eye on your Facebook updates, surf the web, or make a video chat over the internet, there is more than a single app to do that. That is why we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to 10 alternatives to popular Android applications and features.

You can check them by flicking through the slideshow below, and if you have a suggestion of an app that should have been in our list, just drop us a line in the comment section below. Feedback is appreciated!



1. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Astro File manager is certainly an essential download for anyone with an android smartphone

5. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Except for samsung smartphones :)

8. rocko0011

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Why so?

10. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

Because our phones have a built in file manager like every smartphone should.

12. shayan

Posts: 159; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

I actually find ES file explorer much more suitable for my taste. better UI, same or better tools. ow and ES lets you browse network share files too.

2. Fallout09

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

SwiftKey rocks however I perfer ES File Explorer over Astro File Manager.

3. LoonyLynx

Posts: 13; Member since: May 03, 2012

Yup ! ES File Explorer is certainly better and more efficient. It looks better too ! :)

11. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

I'll 2nd that...

13. the_EDJ

Posts: 33; Member since: Sep 28, 2008

SwiftKey should be bought out by Google ASAP and be made the default keyboard for any Adroid phone. It's the closest thing to typing on a touchscreen phone without looking. So fast.

4. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Es does rock.

6. nikhil.agrawal88

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 01, 2012

yup astro file manager and dolphin browser are great apps..but where is Pixlr-o-matic..for me its the best photo editing app..


Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I've converted many an Android user to Swiftkey X. Currently though I'm using Swiftkey 3 Beta, and it's even better.

9. 1ceTr0n

Posts: 549; Member since: May 20, 2012

I actually hate astro on my Note, I prefer stock file manager, its a lot less glitzy

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