While the Marketplace continues to grow and it gets harder and harder to weed through all the new applications, we aim to make your experience as smooth as possible. And so, we bring to you another week of applications that we use.

Phil Nickinson - Adobe Flash 10.1 beta


For Android 2.2 (Froyo) devices only! I'm still on the fence about having Adobe Flash on our phones. But I've been using it for a couple days now, and there are times when it's useful, and times when it's in the way. Regardless, it's coming in Android 2.2, and it's coming soon. For those of you who are running Android 2.2 on the Nexus One, give it a shot. Free. [Market Link]

Jerry Hildenbrand - 10,001 Cocktails


I'll admit it. I enjoy an adult beverage from time to time. I also enjoy trying new things. 10001 Cocktails mixes both together beautifully. When I'm out with friends and feeling adventurous, I fire up 10001 Cocktails and see what sounds good to try. You can browse the included drinks, or hit the website to find even more. It's also great for finding out just how to mix up those popular club drinks in your own kitchen. Things like a favorites section and searching for drinks based on ingredients round out the app, and there's even a random pick up line generator. I used one of the lines on my wife and was quickly shot down, but YMMV :) [Market Link | AppBrain]

Ali Fazel - AdFree Android


AdFree Android is a nifty little app that wipes out almost all ads you might come across while browsing the web on your Android phone. Your phone must be rooted, however, because the app downloads a new hosts file to your phone that redirects many common advertising domains to a page that doesn't load, speeding up your browsing significantly. It doesn't block the ads within apps, so you needn't feel guilty about not supporting Android developers. [Market Link | AppBrain]

Adam Sawyer - GBlocker


If you have psycho ex-girlfriends or pesky bill collectors or annoying blog editors blowing up your phone at all hours of the night, then GBlocker is the app for you. When your blacklisted numbers attempt to call, you have the option to either reply to them with a custom text message, or just pull the old “pick-up and hang-up” move. Not only does GBlocker stop all of you unwanted calls, it will also block text messages if you’re running Android 1.6 or higher. There’s a free demo you can try on the market, but the full version costs €1.99. [Market Link | AppBrain]


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Android Central Editors' Apps of the Week for May 26, 2010


Your absolutely right kyleg! I'm gonna email the developer to see if he can change it to not requiring root to work. I suggest we all do the same =]

Usually there is a reason an app needs root access. I'm guessing because it blocks ads it also needed to access files that were in the root directory of the system. I don't think telling the dev to make it not a rooted app will do much good.

I'm using 'a Call Filter' for call blocking. Doesn't do sms, but also doesn't pick up/hang up. It just disconnects the call. This might not be a problem for the US, where most people have unlimited everything contracts, but most countries don't. If I were to pull this off a few times, people would stop calling me :)

"...If I were to pull this off a few times, people would stop calling me :)"

For the people you would filter, getting them to STOP calling you would be a GOOD thing, wouldn't it?

I just wish the Droid incredible was rooted all ready so I can us ad blocker. What is taking so long.

There is probably a reason why it has to be rooted. Such as needing access to the files in order to block the ads... So unrooted version seems out of the question