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10 Best Android Apps Of 2012

Check out these 10 gems that stood out from the crowd of 700,000 Android apps.
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Google Drive isn't new, of course, but its recent upgrade allows you to edit Google Sheets (spreadsheets) on your Android phone or tablet. The Drive app now boasts additional desktop-like functionality as well; you can create a new spreadsheet, edit an existing one, and see other people's edits in real time -- handy for working collaboratively when you're on the go. You can resize columns, change fonts, sort data and so on. Another nice touch is the ability to add a home screen shortcut to any file in Drive. The smartphone may never be the go-to device for spreadsheet jockeys, but Google Drive's upgrades certainly make it more useful for number-crunchers.

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Tibor Klampar
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12/20/2012 | 9:46:03 PM
re: 10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
Google's malware scanner utility is a MUST have all Android users!
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12/19/2012 | 7:26:34 PM
re: 10 Best Android Apps Of 2012
I agree that Google Drive is a useful app. WhatsApp might be, if it didn't require a cellular radio (it isn't compatible with my wifi-only ICS tablet, for example). Slingplayer doesn't have a trial version, and I am not about to spend $15 to find out if it works well. The rest of them strike me as useless, too expensive, or not trustworthy.
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