All of these Nexus 4 apps and widgets are available in the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store. For users with a different Android phone, like the Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2, most of these apps should also be available.
The Nexus 4 shines with a collection of great apps and widgets.
Nexus 4 Home Screens
The Nexus 4 home screen is where my most frequent Nexus 4 apps live on their own or in folders. Thanks to unobtrusive and easy to clear notifications I can leave the Gmail app and others off my main screen and still get to the apps when I need them.
On my main home screen are five folders and a few apps that I live in when I am using Android. I'll share what's in each folder on later slides, but here are the apps that sit on my Nexus 4 home screen.
Google Analytics - Analytics lets me get an overview of the traffic on our sites as well as real-time users on Gotta Be Mobile and Notebooks. This is one app I really miss when I use my iPhone.
Wordpress - The Wordpress app lets me edit and start articles from my Nexus 4. I don't typically write an entire post on the Nexus 4, but it's a handy app for getting a post started or finished.
Play Store - I'm always looking for new apps so I'm often in the Google Play Store. It's also where I go for movies and music on Android.
Chrome - Chrome is the default browser for Android, and thanks to the syncing I can open up pages from my MacBook Pro and open my bookmarks without the need to send links to myself.
Messages - The stock messages app is very nice on Android 4.2, and with Google Voice installed I can send and receive messages through my Google Voice number without using a separate app.
On the second Nexus 4 home screen I keep the Songza widget and the Pandora widget. Both of these widgets make controlling music easier, when I want to listen to curated playlists based on what I'm doing in Songza or when I want to listen to a favorite station in Pandora.
Dropbox - There are many cloud storage services, but Dropbox is the best one I've found. It makes uploading and downloading photos and apps fast and reliable.
Google Authenticator - I use two-factor authentication on my Gmail accounts and other logins, so this app is essential.
Evernote - Evernote is my go to note taking app. It keeps my notes, ideas and more in one place and accessible on all of my devices.
Skype - Skype is the main app I use for keeping in touch with family members.
Falcon Pro - Falcon Pro is my favorite Android Twitter App, with a great looking user interface and access to lists and more.
Kindle - The Kindle App lets me read and read and read, and keep the position of my books synced across all of my devices.
Speed Test - When I need to test my connection, I rely on the Speed Test app to see how fast my connection is.
I also like to keep my Nexus 4 games on this screen for easy access to games.
Josh Smith is Editor of GottaBeMobile and Notebooks.com. He's always looking for ways to help you get the most of your mobile gear and loves to talk about tech on numerous radio programs. Josh uses an iPhone 5, Galaxy Nexus, New iPad, MacBook AIr and Review Windows notebooks on a daily basis.
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