20 Essential Open Source Android Apps for Web Designers and Developers

By February 11, 2013iPhone

There are so many Android Apps in web which are growing its popularity for many useful reasons.

For web developers these Apps are great choice having open source and Google with it. This article is a great collection of 20 Essential Android Apps for Web Designers and Developers.

Dropbox

“Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your Android device, and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.”

Adobe Photoshop Express

“Edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Access all your photos and videos directly from your free Photoshop.com account. Quickly share with family and friends. Requires SD card.”

Fontroid

“Fontroid is a world’s first social font service that creates best handwriting font with everyone. Let’s draw your own font everywhere with a mobile phone. Upload your best work and share the font with the people all over the world. The most popular font is available from the website (fontroid.com) in the TrueType format.”

WordPress

“WordPress for Android is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, view stats, and manage comments with built-in notifications.
Version 2 brings an all new Dashboard UI with Quick Action bar and a powerful new editor that makes it easier than ever to post on the go.
WordPress for Android supports both WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress (3.0 or higher) blogs.”

Magic Color Picker

“Magic Color Picker is an powerful color selection tool suitable for designers, artists and programmers for selecting colors using different color models.
Supports 7 different modes and RGB, HSV, HSL and YUV color models. Use either palette or sliders to adjust. Colors are shown in decimal and HEX.”

AndFTPPro

“AndFTP Pro unlocks advanced features for AndFTP application. AndFTP is a FTP, FTPS, SCP and SFTP client. It provides commands to rename, delete, set permissions on remote files and folders. It can upload or download files and folders recursively. It supports RSA and DSA keys for SSH. You need AndFTP free installed. Features in Pro version are SCP support, folder synchronization, custom commands and import settings from file.”

Mobile GA for Android

“Mobile GA provides a handful of key Google Analytics reports so you can check your site’s health from your phone.”

View Web Source

“With this application you will be able to view the source of any website. You will also be able to select text, search for text as well as copy and paste the HTML.
To get the source from the page you are currently viewing in the browser, you can now use the share feature from the menu and select View Web Source.”

SilverEdit

“SilverEdit is the ultimate web designer tool for Android devices. With SilverEdit you can Create, Edit, Preview your pages offline or online. Manage, upload and download files through the FTP as well as managing your local files and folders. SilverEdit supports most known web type documents and the ability to save your documents as whatever files type you’d like. You can also customize the editor to suite you.”

Fontest

“Fontest is a developer and typography tool that helps you quickly preview how your favorite fonts are rendered on Android.
• Includes 6 high quality free fonts.
• Supports adding your own TTF and OTF fonts.
• Supports smooth font resizing and custom display text.
• One-tap switches between uppercase and lowercase.”

Opera Mini web browser

“Try the world’s fastest Android browser!
– FAST: Opera’s speed and efficient controls put it ahead of all other browsers.
– EASY: Surf the web on your mobile as easily as on a desktop computer.
– SAVE MONEY: Reduce data costs by up to 90% with our unique compression technology.
And it’s completely free to install and use.”

Firefox Browser for Android

“Firefox for Android is the free mobile web browser that puts the power of the open web in your hands. The official Mozilla Firefox android browser is fast, easy to use, & customizable, with the latest security and privacy features to help you stay safe on the internet.”

PayPal

“Enjoy PayPal on-the-go with the PayPal Android app.
SEND & REQUEST MONEY
whether you want to send a money gift or pay off a loan from a friend—sending money is easy and FREE (when using Bank or Balance as a funding source).”

ASTRO File Manager / Browser

“ASTRO File Manager has 35 million downloads on the Android Market and 330,000 reviews!
Browse and organize your pictures, music, videos or documents on your phone, tablet, PC or on cloud services like Facebook Photo Albums, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive. It’s like Windows Explorer or Mac’s Finder.”

Google Chrome to Phone

“Google Chrome to Phone lets you easily share links, maps, and currently selected phone numbers and text between your computer running Chrome and your phone.”

Send to Computer

“The program is the opposite to Chrome2Phone app and works with any browser without special plugins.
When reading web pages on my android I would like sometimes to take a look at it on my computer when at home.”

WiFi Keyboard

“Keyboard for keyboard-less phones like Nexus One. Allow you to type on your phone using your computer’s browser.
It works as ordinary input method. You can use terminal or type SMS …
Use WiFi for low latency input. 3G may be blocked by some carriers. USB connection works best, but requires some technical knowledge and connected cable.”

Speedtest.net

“Use Speedtest.net for easy, one-tap connection testing in under 30 seconds—accurate anywhere thanks to our global network.
Millions of users have made Speedtest.net the #1 app for testing internet speeds, and it’s trusted by the professionals like Anandtech, Engadget, and even the BBC and New York Times!”

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