Ask DN — Your Android Setup?

7 years ago from , Position @ Company

Lifetime Apple user, just switched to Google Fi as I am not a fan of the cellular conglomerates, use Google for everything, and really appreciate their model.

First-time on Android, so need to know what all the must-have apps are from the community here.

I of course have all the standard ones (Instagram, Medium, Evernote, Wunderlist, etc...) but am looking more for those gems like DesignHunt, Narwhal, or Unread are (IMO) for iOS

Much appreciated


  • Gabe WillGabe Will, 7 years ago
    • Weather Timeline is one of the nicer weather apps.
    • Plaid is a pretty good-looking app for browsing Designer News
    • Sync is one of the better Reddit clients, but you've got lots of options here
    3 points
    • Nick Butcher, 7 years ago

      Thanks for the Plaid shout out! Would love to hear any feedback.

      1 point
      • Gabe WillGabe Will, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

        Hey Nick! Really like the thoughtful transitions you put into the app, from the tapping of the FAB to the introduction of the About screen.

        My couple points of feedback:

        1. I'd prefer the default tile action open the comments rather than the article (though this may just be how I interact with DN)

        2. Tiles seem like an inefficient way of displaying lines of text; a lot of the titles get cut off. I also realize changing this would undermine naming the app Plaid, though…

        0 points
  • Ratik SharmaRatik Sharma, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Here's my list:

    • Flamingo is a highly customisable Twitter client.
    • Fabulous is an app revolving around self-motivation. It's hands down one of best designed apps on Android.
    • Pocket Casts is my personal favourite when it comes to Podcasts.
    • TVShow Time is nice if you want something to track TV Shows.


    2 points
    • Taylor LingTaylor Ling, 7 years ago

      Thanks for the shout out for Fabulous, Ratik! Designer here ;)

      1 point
    • Brian Moyano, 7 years ago

      Why this kind of apps like Flamingo doesn't show people who RT/Liked me? This is the only reason i still keep using the official app.

      0 points
  • Pete Taylour, 7 years ago

    I use:

    • BeyondPod for podcasts - not perfect, but easy to use once you've figured out how best suits you
    • Twilight for blue light filter
    • Relay for reddit (by far the best reddit client I have tried)
    • Fleksy - Swipe right for space, left for del, up/down for corrections - it's a joy
    1 point
    • Andy MerskinAndy Merskin, 7 years ago

      Seconded on Twilight, it helps so much, and it's easy to toggle whenever needed.

      0 points
  • Michael Lassiter, 7 years ago

    I'll second Plaid for browsing DN and Dribbble.

    And maybe checkout Soundcheck, a concert-browsing app. (plug plug)

    1 point
  • Antoine Lord, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Here's my favorite Android apps:

    • Shuttle+ (music player)
    • Transit (for public transport)
    • Weather Timeline
    • VSCO
    1 point
  • Bryce DriesengaBryce Driesenga, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    My favorite Reddit app is definitely Relay.

    For TV I'm trying out SeriesGuide instead of TVShow Time for Trakt integration.

    And Solid Explorer is a good file manager.

    0 points
  • Cody Gallner, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    These are my some favorite apps that you might want to give it a try:

    • AirDroid for sharing and get notifications flawlessly between desktops & mobiles.
    • Mindly for mindmapping, a really cool & intuitive mind map app.
    • Texpand for snippets expanding.
    0 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 7 years ago
    • Sync for Reddit (my personal fave Reddit client)
    • Pocket Casts
    • I like Fleksy (either way, the custom keyboard implementation on Android is so much smoother than iOS's)
    • Pushbullet is nice if you have a need for it
    • Don't use it myself but I've heard good things about Press RSS
    0 points