I did this a while ago sharing the apps that I had on my Nokia Lumia 928 Windows Phone (phone provided to me by Windows Phone Team), but I also carry a Samsung Note 3 smartphone (phone provided to me by Samsung) and so I thought I would share what apps are currently installed on it as well for those of you who are Android users.
These are the apps installed, but that does not necessarily mean I use them. It means I found them interesting enough to download, but sometimes I am slow to actually try them out.
- 3D Bowling
- 7 Little Words
This is one of my favorite word puzzle games. I have the app on every device it is available for actually.
- Action Memo
This is a Samsung specific app that lets you do things like write a phone number with the S Pen (stylus) and then it reads it and adds it to your contacts magically. Does a bunch of other really cool things too.
- Add Watermark
Add a watermark text or logo to your pictures
- Adobe Reader
To open PDF files – I have other apps that will do this, but I find the Adobe app is still the best for it.
To shop Amazon
- Amazon Kindle
- Amazon MP3
I occasionally get MP3s from Amazon\
- American Airlines
For when I fly via this airline
- Angry Birds
I rarely play this, but it is one of those games I feel I must put on each new device
This is kind of like If This Then That (IFTT)
Couples app for Hubby and I to share messages privately
Trends and tips about makeup
- Bejewled Blitz
This version of Bejeweled can be connected to your Facebook account to compare you score with others
- Belkin NetCam
This app lets me view the live view from my Belkin NetCam in my home no matter where I am
Another private app for couples
I was late to the game on Bitstrips – I just found it a couple of weeks ago but I love it. You make fun little cartoons of yourself and others.
This is an email app for Android, but I haven’t tried it out yet
Shared journaling app for couples
Samsung free text, voice, and video messaging. I keep meaning to try this, but I haven’t yet.
- Chip Chain
Match up like poker chips in this puzzle game
- Chrome Browser
This is the default browser I use on my Android devices and I use it on my desktop and laptop often as well. I like that I can keep my bookmarks all in sync.
Another private app for couples (I was researching them for a post I did for TheOnlineMom)
- Dock Clock
This lets me see the time on my phone during the night without touching a button and I use it as the alarm app.
- Draw Something 2 Free
New version of drawing game
- Enjoy Learning USA Map Puzzle
Place the states on the map of the USA. Great for learning geography
- Enjoy Learning World Map Puzzle
Place the countries on the map of the world. Harder than the USA map, but great learning tool
to shop the Etsy store
To find events to attend and manage my tickets for the events
You know – Facebook
- Facebook Messenger
App just for using the messenger for Facebook. I’m not sure why I have this because Facebook messages are one of my least favorite ways to communicate.
- Facebook Pages Manager
If you have a page for your business or blog on Facebook, this app lets you manage it.
Make animated GIFs and share
News and reader app, very visual
- Fly Delta
For when I fly via Delta
- Food Network In the Kitchen
All things Food Network
Share your food finds with other foodies. Lots of real pictures of foods at restaurants.
Scan barcode on food and get the nutritional info and healthier alternatives
Check-in to the places you go and get discounts and specials at some also
Find out what restaurants, stores, and services are near your gate when you are in any airport
- Gear Manager
This manages my connection with my Samsung Galaxy Gear
- Gems With Friends
Timed game to match like gems. Play against friends.
Share your location in real time with those you want. Hubby sends me a Glympse inside the Verizon Messages app each day on his way home from work.
To access Google mail accounts
Google’s social network
- Google Drive
Access documents in Google Drive. I don’t use this for my own stuff often, but some of the people I work with use it so I need it also
- Google Earth
Great app to see the entire earth
- Google Hangouts
Conversations via Google
- Google Helpouts
Connects people to help each other, I haven’t tried this yet though.
- Google Maps
- Google Opinion Rewards
I just found this today – answer quick surveys and earn credits for the Google Play store. I had one survey today that was one question and I earned $1 credit for it.
- Group Play
Lets me share media between Samsung devices nearby
Deals for lots of random things
This is for our health insurance, but frankly it is a stinky app
Manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks from one app
Internet Movie Database has tons of info on just about any movie, actor, and even TV shows.
- Indeed Job Search
Photo social network
This is used to keep my Jawbone Jambox up to date and make changes to it that I want
- Jawbone UP
This is the companion app for Jawbone UP activity trackers that you wear on your wrist to track activity, sleep, etc.
Another social network that I haven’t tried yet
- Leadership Mantra
Family locator service
Business focused social network
Another discount app, like Groupon
- Lose It!
Track your food and exercise daily
- Makeup Modiface
Virtual makeover application
- Matching With Friends
This puzzle game gives you 3 pieces to place on the board per round. You want to match colors to get maximum points. Play against your friends.
Craft store app
The classic Monopoly game for your devices
- Monopoly Bingo
I have been playing this a lot lately. It is bingo, but with a Monopoly theme.
- Monster Job Search
Search for jobs
Create collages with your photos
- My Diet Coach Pro
Diet diary and calorie calculator
- My Verizon Mobile
Manages my Verizon account
- Next Launcher
Expensive launcher, but lets you do really cool effects and themes on your device
- Office Mobile
To access my Office 365 subscription
- Old Phone Ringtone
For regular telephone sounds to use as ringtons
- Open Table
Find and make reservations at restaurants
Use natural handwriting to take notes on your phone
- PayPal Here
accept credit cards with your PayPal account
Samsung app to share drawings done with the S Pen that comes with the Note 3
- Percentage Calculator
Figure up percentages for discounts, portions, etc. easily
Social network to share voice notes, music, videos, photos, and text.
- PicSay Pro
- Pixlr Express
Share style pics and shop by looks shared
For shopping on QVC, fastest app ever!
- Redbox Instant
Verizon’s exclusive Redbox app to stream and get movies from Redbox kiosks
Find a house!
- S Educate
Study, take notes, etc.
- Sam’s Club
Companion app for Sam’s Club stores
- Samsung Link
Lets me easily share content between all of our Samsung phones, tablets, TVs, etc.
- Samsung WatchOn
Turns my Note 3 into a remote control for my TV and cable box
If you have a problem with streets, signs, etc. in your city you take a pic, enter info, and share it and your city gets notice about the problem.
- Sketchbook for Galaxy
Access for my Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage that I use for just about everything!
Instant messaging, phone calls, video calls
- Smart Tools
Set of usefool tools for your device
Send photos and videos, that are not stored permanently, to friends
add stickers to your photos
Measure and record the upload and download speeds of your devices connection
- Square InstaPic
Lets you post an entire pic to Instagram without cropping from a rectangle
- Super Collage
Create photo collages
- State Farm Pocket Agent
For managing our State Farm insurance and other products
Companion app for Target stores
- Tetris Blitz
A two-minute game of Tetris. Can connect with your Facebook account
Create text images to share on Instagram
Find restaurants around you that you have seen on TV food shows
- TV Tag (formerly Get Glue)
Social network for TV watchers
Request car service via taxi or private car, get quotes
- UNO Friends
Classic UNO card game played against 3 other players, friends or random.
- USA Today
- Vantage Credit Union
One of our banking companies we use
- Verizon Cloud
Cloud storage provided by Verizon
- Verizon Messages
I will be doing a full post on this app soon. Hubby and I both use it as our default text message app now. Does a ton of cool stuff.
Social network for short videos
Companion app to Walgreens stores. Order refills, talk to pharmacist, order photos.
- Watch Styler
Use this app to make your own custom watch faces to put on your Galaxy Gear. Super cool!
- We Heart It
haven’t used this yet
- White Noise Lite
to help you get to sleep
Augmented reality browser for things around you
For working on my blog on the go
- Words With Friends Free
Scrabble type game, play against friends over time.
See what restaurants and venues are around you, see reviews, hours, price range, etc.
Official YouTube app
Shop for shoes!
a cool to do list type app
Do you use any of these apps? Did you find something new to try? What kind of apps are you always looking for?[signoff]
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