The wide variety of applications available in the Android market make it so that there is an application for just about everyone, for just about any purpose. Unfortunately finding the perfect application is not always the easiest, as the market is growing quite rapidly, but fear not. Here we have yet another edition of our favorite applications, and we hope that you find some that you enjoy as well. Let's take a look at what we have for you this week.
Sean Brunett - imo Beta
There are a variety of IM clients on Android that all seek to aggregate chats in one unified interface. I’ve been a fan of Trillian for a while and now have a new app to recommend: imo beta. imo has been on iOS for some time and also has a web client, and has now brought its talents to Android. imo beta supports MSN, Yahoo, AIM, Google Talk, My Space, Skype, Facebook and Jabber. Once installed and your accounts are linked, you’ll see three tabs on the top, one for accounts, one for buddies and one for chats. Click on the Buddies tab and it will display all contacts with a symbol next to each one to represent which account they’re imported from. The next tab, Chats, displays all chats that you’re currently involved in. There are plenty of customizable options within the app as well, such as notifications. When we have our mobile devices with us at all times, we want unified chat windows more than ever. Iimo beta supplies this in a very usable user-interface. imo beta is available for free from the Android Market. [Market Link]
Chris Parsons -Traffic Monitor Widget
Ok so this is more a widget then an actual app but it still counts. Given that I often tether a few devices on Desire HD I’m always curious what uses the most data. So, to keep an eye on the data used both over the wireless network and over WiFi Traffic Monitor Widget does the trick nicely. Given that I can also break it down by app and track monthly usage it’s more then just a simple data counter. If you’re concerned about your data usage or just generally curious about how much you use, give Traffic Monitor a shot and see how you like it. It is available for free and has no ads. [Market Link]
Jared DiPane - Can Knockdown
One of my favorite things about going to the boardwalk or a carnival was attempting to knock down all the cans in hopes of winning one of the many cool prizes that were always available at the stands. While being a baseball player in my youth, I was never really good at knocking them all down, but now I don't have to share that with anyone (except all of you) because I can play it right from the comfort of the screen of my Droid. The game offers a few levels which can provide hours of entertainment, and the best part is that it is free, so there is no reason not to check it out. [Market Link]