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What are your top 20 Android apps that you would download on a new Android phone, aside from the standard Facebook, Twitter, and official Google apps?

I want to see what apps people are using/liking.

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jlarex

These are my "must-have" apps that don't come preinstalled. I left out the obvious Google apps like you asked, and also apps that require root since not everyone needs or wants to root their phone.

LauncherPro
Astro File Manager
AK notepad
Aldiko eBook Reader
Appbrain + Fast Web Installer
Chrome to Phone
Shazam
Barcode Scanner and/or Shopsavvy
Imdb
Adobe Reader or Repligo PDF reader
Phoneflicks and/or Movies by Flixster
App 2 SD
Carrr Matey
Beautiful Widgets
TeslaLED
Seesmic
Flash Player
Vignette, Retro Camera, and/or FxCamera
PicSay

Also, here are some of my favorite games:
Alchemy
Fish Food
Frozen Bubble
Robo Defence
Radiant
ExZeus
Bonsai Blast
Replica Island
Super KO Boxing 2
Jewellust
Devilry Huntress
Gameboid/Gensoid/Nesoid/Snesoid together with Wiimote Controller app
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aoctavio

Here are some of mine:

BeyondPod (excellent podcast player)
Angry Birds (beta demo)
Kindle
CompSMS
Flash Player
Chrome to Phone
Google Sky map
Assassin's Creed
XKCD app
Formula 1 App
Sling Player
MotoGP app
DropBox app
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StevenWay

Some of mine.

Google Voice
ADW Launcher or Launcher Pro
Astro(file manager)
Secrets(passwords)
DoubleTwist
Last.fm
Goggles
Chrome to Phone
Dropbox(cant live without this)
Yelp
Epicurious
Voice search
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brett

Barcode Scanner
Chrome to Phone
DoubleTwist
Engadget
File Manager
Foursquare
Google Sky Map
gStrings (guitar tuner)
Kindle
Mint
NYTimes
Pandora
RunKeeper
Shortyz (crosswords)
SlideScreen Pro

That's about it as far as apps that I actually use and keep. I experiment with other ones but these are sort of my go to apps.
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Stocklone

Launcher Pro
Handcent
Noodles
Titanium Backup Pro
1-click root app for your phone
Opera
^3 aka Cubed (it's a music player with an awesome interface)
Astro File Viewer
LastFM

I'm only listing the ones I use on a regular basis or ones I have been really impressed with.
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matthewdavis

I use all these regularly

DoggCatcher (podcast app)
TripIt (for road warriors)
Handcent SMS
Appbrain
xScope
LastPass
Slacker
WeatherBug Elite
Wifi Analyzer
XBMC Remote
Tasker
Movies
Fast Web Installer
IMDB
Chrome to Phone
^3 aka Cubed (it's a music player with an awesome interface)
Astro File Viewer
Barcode Scanner
Disk Usage
SystemPanel
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doogald

My top apps (I have a rooted phone, so some of these are better for that)

LauncherPro Plus
Tweetcaster beta/Seesmic (I really like Tweetcaster now, which also gets Facebook updates)
Google Voice (for voicemail)
Vlingo
Evernote
Kindle
Lastpass
Setting Profiles Full
Dropbox
Weatherbug Elite
Astro File Manager
Appbrain
SMS Backup+ (copies all SMS messages sent and received to a label in gmail)
SMS Backup & Restore (great if you factory reset and want them back)
Battery Indicator (puts battery level in notification bar)
CallTrack (puts an entry in a Google calendar of your choice for each call made/received/missed)


...and, for the one more root-oriented

Titanium Backup (can restore all user apps onto the phone with data in a matter of minutes)
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pika2000

Good start people. Keep em coming.
Mine, some thanks to the lists here:
­-Amazon.com
-Vibrate/Silent mode toggle widget
­-Speedtest.net speedtest
-Engadget
-AT&T myWireless Mobile
-AT&T Mark the spot
-Fandango Movies
-Barcode Scanner
-Foursquare
-Gowalla
-Digital World Clock Widget
-Yelp
-Kayak
-Nexus One LED Flash
-TripIt
-Wifi Analyzer
-JustPictures!
-What's Today Calendar Widget (I wish Android's calendar icon shows today's date, like iOS')
­-Twit.tv
-Exchange Rates

My wish list:
-A good podcast downloader, preferably free. I don't like Google Listen
-A good video player, preferably free
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matthewdavis

I'm a huge fan of DoggCatcher. It's a pay app, but one of the best podcast apps on the market. I too didn't like Google listen. And I tried the others (using the refund within 24 hours feature of the market), and ended up settling on DoggCatcher.
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Musketeer

I really like BeyondPod. Just felt lighter and more elegant than DoggCatcher, although DC has the most features packed in.

Google Listen really isn't very good at all. Shame Google Shame!
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Musketeer

OK here are my 20 (excluding games and excluding Google apps which are all pretty good).

The first two are abso-freakin-lutely essential IMO:

** Launcher Pro Plus **
** Beautiful Widgets **

The rest, in no particular order are:

Vlingo
Estrong's File Explorer
Barcode Scanner
BeyondPod
Tune In Radio
Last FM
Awesome Drop
Zedge
Greed
Factbook
aCurrency
PicSay Pro
Ringdroid
Worldwide Time
Profiles
Engadget
IMDB
Shazam

These 5 are also great, but are only of interest if you use these particular services/products:

LogMeIn Ignition
Squeeze Commander
Grooveshark (love this!)
FlickrUploader
AppBrain
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pika2000

Okay, to get this thread going again, I'm going to just add some recent apps I like.
-Time-Lapse. I actually decided to buy this one. It's a time-lapse program. What separates this from the others is that this program actually render the images it took into a video file, while other apps usually just left a bunch of pictures.
-Google Translate. This, coupled with voice input, and I feel we're closer to a universal translator. Wish that the TTS would work though.
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