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60 essential apps for mobile: Android has finally closed the app gap with iOS

0. phoneArena posted on 20 Aug 2012, 09:58

Throughout the last couple of years, we've kept on hearing that Apple has the strongest ecosystem, the most and the best apps, and that basically…

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posted on 20 Aug 2012, 20:49

52. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

Why the hell is Instagram, Flipboard on there? Its a crap app.

Why the GarageBand and iMovie apps? They're Iphone exclusive, and not essentials (unless you make movies or music perhaps, but that's not something the average joe does, so hardly essential). The average joe does drive though, and Iphone does lack Google Maps Navigation.

why is Sword and Sworcery listed as a no on Android (given that I know for a fact they had that game on one of the Humble Bundle for Androids in the past. And if its not on the play store, its still on Android in some iteration.)?

Why is Youtube listed as a no on Iphone?

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 01:38 1

61. Victor.H (Posts: 775; Member since: 27 May 2011)

Talk about tastes! :) This is a list of most popular apps and since Apple was leading the space for a while, it focuses on essential applications that I consider Apple users would miss if they transition to other platforms. Garageband and iMovie are two of them.

I haven't seen Sword and Sworcery on Humble Bundle, but I'd definitely fix that if you can give me a link to the game.

And YouTube is a no since Apple is yanking it from iOS 6.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 21:27

56. donjb (Posts: 10; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

There are some productivity and tool apps that are more essential than some of these apps listed.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 22:58

57. Seannyc (Posts: 59; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)

I use an andriod phone but when it comes to apps i like my apps in my ipod touch more. Somehow quality in apps differ, ios apps appear more friendly and easier.

posted on 20 Aug 2012, 23:25 1

58. Odeira (Posts: 275; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)

This list sums up my reasons for leaving Windows Phone for Android.

posted on 21 Aug 2012, 04:35

64. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

there is always an equivalent.
very often mych better than the genuine

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