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Technology in Agriculture, Simplified

Technology in Agriculture I’m Using Today: Android Apps


Above shows how the home screen on my phone is currently setup

I get a lot of questions about what apps I’m using on my smartphone (currently the Android-powered Galaxy Nexus), so here they all are.

I’ll highlight a few I really like and give a quick description and link.

Farm / Work:

  • AgriNews
  • AgWeb
  • AgWired
  • AirDroid
  • AndExplorer
  • AndMeasure
    – Measure distance and area on satellite imagery
  • Any.Do
  • Beautiful Widgets
    – Really nice customizable weather, battery and toggle widgets
  • Bluetooth File Transfer
  • Box.net
  • ConvertPad
  • Docs (Google Docs)
  • Earth (Google Earth)
    – Shows county lines, which Google Maps does not
  • Farm Futures
  • Flashlight
    – No phone with flash should be without a flashlight app
  • GC – JDL Mobile (JD Link unofficial App)
  • Gmail
  • GPS Status
    – Helps your phone acquire GPS much more quickly, also shows all kinds of GPS info
  • Growing Degree Days
  • Image Shrink Lite
  • My-Cast Weather
  • Machinery Sizing
  • Maps (Google Maps)
  • Personal Finance
  • Pioneer Mobile
  • PrinterShare
    – Print stuff directly from your phone (buy the premium unlock too)
  • QR Droid
  • Radar Now!
  • Rainy Days
  • SoilWeb
  • SugarSync
    – Keeps files synchronized between computers and phones, backup phone pictures
  • TouchDown (Exchange Email)
  • TractorHouse
  • WiFi File Explorer PRO
    – Move files between your phone and computer over Wi-Fi


  • AgRacer
  • Airport Mania 2
  • Amazon Appstore
    – Paid app for free every day, and some paid apps are cheaper here too, alternative to Market
  • Boiler Ball
  • Cardio Trainer
  • College Basketball Scores
  • Firefox
  • Mine Gold 2
  • Missile Deffender
  • PapiJump
  • PapiMount
  • PapiWall
  • Pandora
  • ReadItLater
  • Scanner Radio
  • Seesmic
  • Skype
  • Slacker
  • Songbird
  • SoundHound
  • Speed Test
  • SwiftKeyX
    – Excellent replacement keyboard, particularly on older Android phones
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Where’s My Water
  • X Construct
  • WordPress
  • Wowo 1190
  • Xmarks

Did I miss one of your favorites? Or do you have an iPhone app you really like that isn’t on Android? Feel free to post it below in the comments, and be sure to let us know how you use it as well!

Last Updated: 2-23-12

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  • AndMeasure looks really interesting. Good list. We are getting new phones this month.

    • admin

      Do you know what you’re getting? And do you have have smartphones now?

      • No my current phone is not a smart phone. I would like an iphone but we’ll see what kind of deal we get. Dh will be getting a new phone also.

  • Gary

    How do you like AirDroid?

    • agsnapadmin

      It’s decent, needs some improvement on functionality, but a neat idea for sure. I can’t get the music controls to work, but love it for contacts and texting. I’m going to try a MHL (same micro usb connector as most non-iPhones) to HDMI cable and see how that works. MHL is supposed to put your full phone screen on a TV or HDMI monitor.

  • Bobeck, I gotta say that list is awesome! I just started using AirDroid and it is by far the best way to work on your phone from your computer. 

    • agsnapadmin

      Thanks for the comment man. Let me know if I’m missing anything

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