Top Apps for the Community Manager on the Go from @_faith

May 29, 2011
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Faith Chihil is the Content and Community Coordinator at @Beyond, a digital agency. Here are her top android app recommendations for Community Managers.

Sleep as Android

Grammatically incorrect name aside, this app is one of the best apps you don’t even need to be conscious to use. Track your sleep patterns, gently wake to the sound of a summer storm, keep yourself honest by using a math-based captcha to shut off your snooze alarm. Plus, the recording option to catch your embarrassing snoring habits is totally worth the radiation.

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Caltrain Droid

SF Bay Area commuters rejoice! These local-made schedule apps are clean, quick, and incredibly easy to use. Nice extra features include a count of how many bike cars your train is towing (for Caltrain) and zoomable maps (BART).

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BartDroid

same makers as CaltrainDroid — SF Bay Area commuters rejoice! These local-made schedule apps are clean, quick, and incredibly easy to use. Nice extra features include a count of how many bike cars your train is towing (for Caltrain) and zoomable maps (BART).

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imo free video calls and chat

One of the most annoying things I discovered about my Android was the lack of ability to be logged into more than one Google Talk account at a time (and the further frustration of trying to switch accounts.) imo is a simple solution, which allows for multiple account logins, as well as support for Skype, Facebook Chat, Y!M, AIM/ICQ and more.

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Retro Camera

Until Instagram comes to the Dark Side, us Android users can make do very well with RetroCamera, a fun camera app with 5 different styles of photos (Lomo, Holga, Polaroid, Diana and pinhole) and easily upload them to various sites. I particularly love seeing the little shelf of cameras on my home window.

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Hashable

Check-in with a new friend, make a new business acquaintance or introduce colleagues with a simple hashtag and Hashable will record it all for you. Quick and simple as a handshake.

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TweetCaster for Twitter

Great for community managers handling several different accounts. Carries Instapaper support, color coding, Facebook linking is great, but my favorite feature is the “Zip It” function, which you can use to mute others temporarily (in case you don’t want to hear their every reply to #cmgrchat). Chip in the extra two bucks for the ad-free version, it’s worth it.

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Wapedia

Searches almost any wiki imaginable for quick info on the go in a clean, mobile-friendly layout. Also handy for the occasional pub quiz.

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Alchemy

Premise is simple: mix different elements to make different things. A fun creativity booster when you’re lacking inspiration. (Psst, swamp + energy = life.)

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