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The following list of applications is taken from a sequence of emails on the Collexion mailing list.  Please feel free to update it and add your favorites.
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The following list of applications is taken from a sequence of emails on the Collexion mailing list.  Much of the text is copied directly from emails.  Thanks to Paul, Tim, Mike, and Dave for your input.  Please feel free to update it and add your favorites.
  
 
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! colspan="4"| Entertainment
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! align="left"|  SSH Client
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! rowspan="2" align="left"|  Music
| ConnectBot
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! rowspan="2" align="left"|  File Browser
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| ES File Explorer
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| "you will need a file browser", "least hated free"
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| File Expert
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| Like ES File Explorer, but supports sharing phone files via FTP/WWW/SMB over wifi
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| Featureful
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! align="left"|  Advertisement Removal
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| Ad-Free Android
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| Remove advertisements from apps
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! align="left"|  Music
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| Google Music
 
| Google Music
 
| Play MP3 files
 
| Play MP3 files
 
| "surprisingly solid"
 
| "surprisingly solid"
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| Meridian
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| Supports gestures and headset buttons for next/prev/etc, which reduces the need to look at the device
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| Good, free music player
 
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! rowspan="3" align="left" valign="top"| Game Console Emulator
 
! rowspan="3" align="left" valign="top"| Game Console Emulator
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| comes with all levels available, paying just gets rid of ads
 
| comes with all levels available, paying just gets rid of ads
 
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! colspan="4"| Utilities
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! align="left"|  SSH Client
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| ConnectBot
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! align="left"| Keyboard
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| Hacker's Keyboard
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| Adds an alternate on-screen keyboard with better punctuation support for coders
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| Handy with ConnectBot
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! rowspan="2" align="left"|  File Browser
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| ES File Explorer
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| "you will need a file browser", "least hated free"
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| File Expert
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| Like ES File Explorer, but supports sharing phone files via FTP/WWW/SMB over wifi
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| Featureful
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! align="left"|  Advertisement Removal
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| Ad-Free Android
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| Remove advertisements from apps
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! align="left"| Backup
 
! align="left"| Backup
 
| Titanium Backup
 
| Titanium Backup
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| "free app of the day brings interesting (if apparently developer unfriendly) stuff from time to time"
 
| "free app of the day brings interesting (if apparently developer unfriendly) stuff from time to time"
 
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! align="left"| Mail
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| K-9 Mail
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| OSS mail client based on the built-in one
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| "Much, much better." (than built-in client
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! rowspan="3" align="left"| QR/Barcode Reader
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| Barcode Scanner (by ZXing)
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| Handles QR and other Barcodes
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| ixMAT Scanner
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| Can share stuff via QR code
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| QR Droid
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| Many acquisition & sharing options, including from image
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Revision as of 09:38, 17 June 2012

The following list of applications is taken from a sequence of emails on the Collexion mailing list. Much of the text is copied directly from emails. Thanks to Paul, Tim, Mike, and Dave for your input. Please feel free to update it and add your favorites.

Entertainment
Category Name Description Recommendations
Music Google Music Play MP3 files "surprisingly solid"
Meridian Supports gestures and headset buttons for next/prev/etc, which reduces the need to look at the device Good, free music player
Game Console Emulator GBA Emulator Lite Play Gameboy Games on your Android device
Snes9x Play Super Nintendo Games on your Android device
Bit64
Games Free Android Angry Birds Shoot birds at pigs to get points comes with all levels available, paying just gets rid of ads
Utilities
Category Name Description Recommendations
SSH Client ConnectBot
Keyboard Hacker's Keyboard Adds an alternate on-screen keyboard with better punctuation support for coders Handy with ConnectBot
File Browser ES File Explorer "you will need a file browser", "least hated free"
File Expert Like ES File Explorer, but supports sharing phone files via FTP/WWW/SMB over wifi Featureful
Advertisement Removal Ad-Free Android Remove advertisements from apps
Backup Titanium Backup Handy for removal of crapware
ROM Manager For dealing with bootloaders and ROMs "Highly recommended"
Application Store Amazon App Store An additional source of applications "free app of the day brings interesting (if apparently developer unfriendly) stuff from time to time"
Mail K-9 Mail OSS mail client based on the built-in one "Much, much better." (than built-in client
QR/Barcode Reader Barcode Scanner (by ZXing) Handles QR and other Barcodes
ixMAT Scanner Can share stuff via QR code
QR Droid Many acquisition & sharing options, including from image