Picking up where we left off in part 1 and part 2, here’s the next few sections of a list of helpful Android apps for cross-cultural outreach. We started this series with Nokia S40 feature phone apps (part 1, part 2). This list of apps is provided courtesy of Mobile Advance.
Social Media & Messaging
Facebook (free) Keeping up with friends is faster than ever. See what friends are up to. Share updates, photos and videos. Get notified when friends like and comment on your posts. Text, chat and have group conversations.
Gmail (free) Gmail is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful. And maybe even fun. Get your email instantly via push notifications, read and respond to your conversations online & offline, and search and find any email.
GO SMS Pro (?) GO SMS Pro – 50,000,000+ users’ choice, all time #1 messaging app to replace the stock! It comes with 200+ beautiful themes, 800+ emoticons, free SMS & MMS, auto-reply, scheduled message private box, and much more. Faster, safer, tons of features – messaging has never been so fun and efficient!
kik Messenger (free) 50 million users love Kik! It’s the fast, simple, and personal smartphone messenger that connects you to everyone you love to talk to. Your Kik username, – not your phone number – is your Kik identity, so you can keep complete control of your privacy.
ooVoo (free) No one is better at video calls than ooVoo — it’s why more than 75 million people use us. ooVoo video chat gives you two things no one else can: Free multi-stream video calls with up to 12 people at a time along with unsurpassed stability and quality.
Skype (free) Say “hello” to friends and family with an instant message, voice or video call on Skype for free. Join the millions of people using Skype today to stay in touch with the people who matter most. There’s so much you can do, right from the palm of your hand. Features: Find all your friends and family in an instant – With over 250 million people using Skype, you’re bound to bump into someone you know. Talk with your fingers – No matter where you are, your friends are always at your fingertips with free instant messaging. Call your world from Skype – Talk to your heart’s content with free voice and video calls to all your friends and family on Skype. Low cost calls to mobiles and landlines too – Keep in touch, even if they’re not on Skype, with low cost calls and SMS to mobiles and landlines on the other side of town or the world.
Tango (free) Tango gives you the highest quality video & phone calls, texts, photo & video sharing, games and more for FREE! It’s the all-in-one social networking app that finally combines every way you want to interact with friends & family. Join over 120M people around the world & Tango today!
textPlus (free) Keeping in touch made simple. Text, talk and share with anyone in the world for free. Turn your tablet into a phone. Make domestic and international calls to any mobile or landline number. Free SMS and group chats to any US or Canadian number. We keep your conversations in sync across all of your devices so you don’t have to.
Twitter (free) With Twitter, you can watch the world unfold like never before. Get real-time stories, pictures, videos, conversations, ideas, and inspiration all in your timeline. Follow people and your interests to get unfiltered access and unique behind-the-scenes perspectives. Express yourself with photos, videos and comments. Twitter is your global town square.
Viber (free) Viber allows you to text, call, and send photos and video messages worldwide for free to over 200 million users using 3G or Wifi. On Viber, your phone number is your ID. The app syncs with your mobile contact list, automatically detecting which of your contacts have Viber.
WhatsApp Messenger (free) WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp uses your 3G or WiFi (when available) to message with friends and family. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.
biNu (free) What makes the biggest difference using the internet from your mobile? SPEED! biNu is super-fast, even on slow networks, and super-lite on data. Use the biNu social network to have fun, meet, chat, SMS, share status updates, photos etc.
Dolphin Browser (free) With lighting fast speed, Dolphin blows the rest of the mobile browsers out of the water. Highest performance browser for HTML5. Features: Web App Store, Home Screen, One-tap Share, Tabbed browsing, Send to device, WiFi – Broadcast, and Add-ons.
Opera Mini Web Browser (free) Try the world’s fastest Android browser! FAST: Opera’s speed and efficient controls put it ahead of all other browsers. EASY: Surf the web on your mobile as easily as on a desktop computer. SAVE MONEY: Reduce data costs by up to 90% with our unique compression technology.
File/Media Viewing & Downloading
Media Clip (free) Download your favorite videos from websites! Can download videos from any website. MediaClip is an application that allows you to easily download videos, pictures, and PDF files in batches from the Internet.like a Multiclip
MX Player (free) The best way to enjoy your movies. Features: Hardware acceleration, multi-core decoding, pinch to zoom, subtitle scroll, multiple subtitle formats, kids lock, full Android 4.2 support.
Nexus Media Importer ($3.99) Nexus Media Importer allows you to stream and transfer music, video, photos and documents from a USB flash drive or card reader connected to your Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Galaxy Nexus, Xoom or other Android 4.0+ devices with USB Host support. See technical notes for a list of supported file types and file systems. This is the only non-root solution for devices that do not provide native support for external storage. Requires the use of a OTG (on-the-go) cable.
Pocket (free) When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection. Use Pocket when you discover an interesting article, video or web page, but don’t have time to view it. Once it’s in Pocket, it’s on your phone, tablet or computer. You can read an article during a flight, see a web page while you wait in line or watch a video while relaxing at home.
QR Droid Private (free) Change your smartphone into a powerful QR Code, Barcode, and Data Matrix scanning utility. Import, create, use, and share data in a matter of taps. This intuitive, full-featured and multi-language QR utility will change the way you interact with QR Codes and their smart actions and activities.
YouTube (free) The official YouTube app. Keep up with your favorite YouTube channels and access the world’s videos anywhere with the official YouTube app for Android. Watch videos you have subscribed to or marked to “watch later.” Requires Android 2.2 and up.
Stay tuned next time for more helpful Android apps for cross-cultural outreach, including audio & visual media production & distribution.