5 Awesome iPhone Apps Redesigned for Android
In the apps department, the iPhone is currently leading over Android phones. To date, there are about 230,000 apps available in the Apple Store for the iPhone device. In comparison, there are some 70,000 apps for Android phones. These numbers are changing daily, as more and more apps are added to each group. But according to industry experts, at the rate that apps are now being produced, it is likely that by the middle of 2012, there will be more Android apps than iPhone or iOS apps (iOS is the operating platform for Apple products such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad).
One reason why Android apps will soon outnumber iOS apps is that, simply put, there is greater demand for Android apps. In the smart phone market, Android has the indisputable lead. More phone manufacturers have adopted the Android operating system, while the only smart phone that uses the iOS platform is still the iPhone only. HTC, Samsung and Motorola all use Android in their smart phones, and seven of their models has made it to the top ten list of the most popular smart phones in the U.S. today. With more phones and more people on the Android bandwagon, apps developers have their hands full creating more Android apps to satisfy the huge market demand.
Not surprisingly, some iPhone apps have been converted into Android versions and installed in fully functional mode in Android phones. As a result, a number of the most popular iPhone apps now have their Android counterparts. Below are five of the trendiest and most useful apps that can now be found in both iOS and Android devices:
1. Dropbox – This is a very helpful “cloud” service that allows users to store files and then sync them automatically across various gadgets or computers. With a Dropbox account-which comes free, by the way-a person can have easy access to files he saved on his Windows PC, iPad, iPhone or Mac computer. This is a perfect storage solution as well as an answer to file-syncing problems of people who use multiple computing devices.
2. Evernote – This is a note-taking app that also employs “cloud-syncing” to update copies of important notes that a person may make and keep on multiple devices. Note-taking is an important function of smart phones (and indispensable at work), and with Evernote, a person always has access to all his notes no matter what device he has on hand.
3. Documents To Go – There is a free version of this document viewing and editing app for both iPhone and Android phones. The free app makes text and spreadsheet documents, similar to Word and Excel files. But it is not capable of making slideshows such as those in PowerPoint files. For those who want PowerPoint-like functionality, an upgrade to the full version is needed. This upgrade will also remove certain restrictions found in the free version.
4. Amazon Kindle – This mobile app lets a person browse through the very well-stocked Kindle bookstore. The app also lets one purchase, download and then read books he has chosen. The download time is quite fast, often taking less than a minute.
5. Pandora – This app is used to stream songs or audio files. The user can make his own playlist by searching for song titles or artist names.