applications

The amount of developer support that the Android has been getting is rather amazing, and the applications have made great strides since even six months ago. Sometimes it can be a bit rough to find a new application to try out so we try to simplify it for you and bring you some choices that we use daily. Check them out after the jump.

 Phil Nickinson - Carrom3D Pro

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Now that we have proper screens and proper hardware that can rock some 3D graphics, it's time to get our 8-ball on. Carrom3D Pro gives you nine games from which to choose -- Square Carrom, Round Carrom, Hexagonal Carrom, Crokinole, and 8-ball, 9-ball and snooker billiards games. Gameplay is smooth and easy to use, and the number of games means you can play this guy for hours and not get bored. Free demo [Market Link | AppBrain] or $1.99 Pro version [Market Link | AppBrain]

Jerry Hildenbrand - Flashlight Alerts 

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The tiny LED on the front of your Desire, Evo or Incredible not enough for ya? Then give Flashlight Alerts a try. You can set the LED flash(es) on your phone to rapidly blink when an incoming call or text message is received. The app doesn't do anything else, but it doesn't need to. I promise this will grab your attention when you can't have the ringer turned on. Flashlight Alerts is available in the Android Market for $2.99. Check the quick demo video out to see it in action. [Market Link | YouTube]

Jared DiPane - Unread Count

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While it's not a full application, with millions of cool features, this is one of the most practical things that I have downloaded on my Droid. Since coming from a BlackBerry background I had always been used to seeing how many emails I had on the device, not having visibility to a number drove me nuts. Luckily, not long after searching the market I came across this widget which not only shows you the unread message count, but also allows you to pick from a few different icon replacements, which I found to be really nice. The widget replaces your gmail icon on the screen and displays a small red notification of how many unread emails are on the device. You click this replacement icon and it launches you right into your gmail folder, like the stock icon. For the price ($0.00) you really can't beat it. [Market Link | AppBrain]