My Picks of The Best Apps For EVO 4g Cell Phones

Written by Felipe on February 6th, 2010

Today I’ll be writing about a slightly different topic than the typical mobile number tracker articles that I usually write about.

One of the most popular smartphones these days is the HTC EVO and it’s available exclusively for the Sprint network. AT&T has the iPhone and Windows Phone, Verizon has the Droid, and now Sprint has the EVO. Sprint was one of the first wireless service providers to upgrade their network to be a 4g network. I think this is one of the reasons that the HTC EVO is so amazingly popular.

Because the EVO is so popular and this website is about cell phone tracking apps, I thought it would be appropriate to make a page on the Internet where people can come to learn about the best apps for EVO. My vision for this page is that it will continue to grow as I discover more and more must have EVO apps that you’ll want to download and try out.

Before you go crazy and start downloading apps from just any old site on the web, take a minute and read my post on Android Apps Not In Google Play so you can make sure nothing bad is likely to happen your phone or data.

AppBrain App Market

AppBrain MarketWithout further ado, let’s get started with the first of my top picks for HTC EVO 4g apps. The first thing I should tell you is that this popular mobile phone is powered by the Google Android operating system so the apps that we’ll be looking at are those that work with Android mobile devices.

It seems appropriate the first app I write about is an app that is specifically designed for helping you find the best apps for EVO 4g. This app is called “AppBrain App Market”. This is a very cool tool that will help you install the best apps for your Android powered cell phones.

There are literally thousands of Android apps and finding the best apps for EVO phones can be a little daunting. AppBrain along with the AppBrain App Market application really simplifies this process for you and makes finding great apps a breeze. To get started using it, you simply log in with your Google account username and password. Virtually everyone has a Google account these days. If you don’t, no need to worry, it’s free and easy to sign up.

Once you have logged in with your Google account, you are asked to choose an AppBrain username and download and install the app onto your mobile device. Then you simply go to the website www.appbrain.com and choose from the thousands of apps that look interesting to you and select them by clicking “Install”.

Then, after you have selected the apps that you would like to try, you simply click “Sync with AppBrain” in the app on your phone. Then a list of apps that you have previously selected from the website will show on you phone’s screen. Next, you simply click “Perform Installs” and the apps will be installed on your phone! How cool is that? The functionality and ease of use makes this one of the best apps for the EVO in my opinion.

TV.com

tv.com app screenshotThe next app I would like to tell you about is called TV.com. This program is made available to you complimentary of CBS Interactive, Inc. It’s free to download and use the app but you can only watch CBS programming. CBS owns a lot of channels so there are a lot of shows available from networks like: The CW, CBS, CNET, Showtime, ET, CBS sports, and much more.

You should know that there is a TV.com application available for the iPhone so you’ll want to download the version for Android if you own an EVO and the version for the iPhone if that’s the phone you use. One of my favorite things about this application is that you don’t need to pay for a subscription to view the programming. It’s all 100% free and FREE is what my cell phone tracking website is all about!

You might be wondering why you would want to use this program since Sprint TV is automatically included on your HTC mobile device. Well, it’s really quite simple. The Sprint TV app may not have all the shows that you want to watch. After you download and install the program on your phone, you’ll understand why it’s one of the must have apps for HTC EVO.

You should know that this app works best when you are somewhere that has a WiFi connection because the video quality will be much better. One interesting feature that comes with this software is that you can shake your phone and the software will serve up a random video clip for you to view. This is prefect for those times when you are bored and have a few minutes to kill but you don’t really know what you want to watch.

Here’s a good video review of the program for you to view if you would like to.


fring for Skype

fring for skype app screenshotOne of the most popular services on the Internet is called Skype. Skype is a free video conferencing service that makes use of the webcam on your computer so you can communicate with people all over the world in a much more personal way.

Another of my favorite apps for EVO and it’s called “fring”. fring is a very clever VoIP application made specifically for mobile phones. You’ve probably heard about “Voice Over IP” services that make it possible for you to make phone calls through your Internet connection instead of through your phone company. Well, the fring app makes use of your cellular phone’s ability to connect to the Internet using WiFi.

This is one of my favorite EVO 4g applications because you can make both voice calls and video calls when utilizing the front facing video camera of the EVO 4g. One of my favorite things about this program and the service is that it’s completely free to make voice calls, video calls through Skype, or chat with MSM Messenger, Twitter, Google Talk, AIM, ICQ, and Yahoo!

This is one of the new EVO apps that I’m currently testing and so far, I’m very impressed! Another cool feature is that you can chat with all your friends through fring instead of spending your money on SMS messages. I mentioned that the app and use of the service is free. I should also mention that it’s free to call both cellular phones and landline phones ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! How cool is that?

Here’s a video showing how to use this cool EVO app:

There is a cool feature to this app called fringadd-ons™ . These are cool web applications that make using social networking on your phone even easier. There are add-ons for MSN, Google Talk, Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, SIP, Facebook, and Twitter. The best thing is that there’s no need to download these add-ons. They are already a part of the software.

Google Goggles

Google Goggles app screenshotNext let’s talk about a revolutionary app called “Google Goggles” that will someday completely change the way you will search the web using your Android powered cell phone. Google has really done it this time!

This program will change the Internet as we know it! Just wait and see! The current way that people search the Internet is by typing their search term into a search engine. With Google Goggles installed on your phone, you simply run the app, use your phone to take a picture of what you want to search for and the software will attempt to show you search results based on the photo you took.

One of the reasons I believe that this is one of the top EVO applications is that you can also take a photo of a business card with the program and all of the information on the card will be uploaded to your contacts list on your phone. You can also take a picture of a landmark with the app and the app will tell you all about the landmark. When you are traveling in a foreign country and you don’t know the language, you can take a picture of some text in the foreign language and the software will even translate the text for you.

I think this EVO app is near the top of the list for Android apps because it’s so fresh and new. I love discovering new cutting edge applications and new technology. This application utilizes what is called “visual search technology” and it’s really still in it’s infancy but I see only good things coming from it as it evolves.

Here’s a video from Google that describes more about this cool HTC EVO 4g application:


Another very cool feature of this app is the ability to read what are called QR codes. This is basically a unique type of bar-code. Traditionally bar codes were used for commercial purposes. QR codes are now being used to change the way we process printed information or information on the web.QR-Code

Imagine that you are sitting in a doctor’s office and you are reading a magazine. Let’s suppose that you come across and advertisement for a product that you find interesting. In the past you had one of two options if you wanted to make sure you remembered the information in the ad.

You could try to find a pen and paper and write the information down or you could tear the page out of the magazine. Here’s how you will do it in the future. You will simply take out your smartphone and scan the QR code with an program like Google Goggles and pertinent information about the advertisement will automatically be uploaded to your smartphone.

Can you see now why I think this is one of the top HTC EVO 4g apps? I should point out that since this is an Android program, it will actually work on all phones that have Android 1.6 or higher installed on them. Oh, one last thing. That program is 100% free to download and use! If you don’t believe me, give it a try and soon you will learn that it really is one of the best EVO 4g apps. It’s free so what do you have to lose? Try it today!

Be sure and check back daily for the latest review of the best EVO 4g apps! I’m sure you’ll find an app that you can’t live without. One such app that you’re going to want to be sure and check out is an application called “Where’s My Droid” that will help you locate a cell phone position free using two clever tricks! We all know how much I love free apps now don’t we? This app is no exception. It’s really quite handy!


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