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What is your favorite iPad or Android App?

What is your favorite iPad or Android App?

One of the things I love about this platform is how people share things they do and use.  I use the T-Mobile HTC MyTouch 4g Android as my phone and the iPad as my CPU when out and about.

I would like to start a blog that is ongoing and helps EVERYONE find the best apps and the ones to stay away from.  Both for real estate and just everyday apps. Talk about the ones you use everyday; from games to maps to things that help you in your business. Then tell me why you like it or why you dislike it...

  • Fidelity National Financial Title Group - You can go here to see which company you use. Or talk to your title rep.

    • I use the Alamo Agent App the most.  This is by far one of the best Real Estate apps on the market. I use it everyday to show clients all kind of different things they need to know. My number 1 App.

  • The next app I use is the HAR app. This app allows me to have access to my MLS and to see all the info I need as a working agent. It is just a great app. One downside to it is that is will not find you via the GPS location. This is because of the pending lawsuit the Smarter Agent has against most every realtor app out there including the app and Google. It seems Smarter Agents claims to have a patent on finding homes with a GPS on a map... It is a huge lawsuit and Houston did the right thing by not wanting to be sued. I am boycotting Smarter Agent because they are not playing nice.

  • is the next app I love. great interface and love the way it works

  • Foursqare in both iPad and Android is a must.

  • Friendly is a way to view Facebook on the iPad... It is HD ready and is a much better viewing experience than the Facebook app

  • Google Mobile App This is a must on both the iPad and Android platforms. It can be use with voice search. Just say “Home Depot” and it will find the closest one to you and show it to you on a map with the phone number and address.

  • Weather Bug - I have found this weather app to work the best for me.  I like the fact I can see a radar image of my GPS location and check the weather anywhere in the world.

  • Sensorly - It is only available in the Android platform. This app allows you to see what the TRUE cell coverage is for ANY carrier. I have clients ask my about the cell coverage all the time and this app finds me via GPS and show what the actual coverage really is... It is kind of neat to be able to go into areas and show what the coverage is. It will also allow you to send data back to them as to what your signal coverage is.

  • Angry Birds - Okay, I admit it, I LOVE THIS GAME....

  • Dropbox - This has to be one of the MOST IMPORTANT apps I have and use everyday... It just makes my live easy when it comes to having files on every platform I use be in sync with every device I use. This is a must have for every real estate agent...

So, that is the list of apps I use and love... I really only have one app I tell everyone not to use and that is Smarter Agent and that is because of the lawsuits they have filed against my industry and their unwillingness to work out anything with anyone. They are going for a MONEY grab and it stands to hurt our industry.

These are just my opinions and do not represent anyone but me and my opinions.


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Comment balloon 8 commentsDanny Frank • March 12 2011 01:05PM


My favorite app is sound notes. It records and take notes during seminars and lectures and converts the file to a pdf doc!!

Posted by Gloria Commiso, Hermosa Beach (Keller Williams) over 8 years ago

Appreciated your list...nice (and helpful) post!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) over 8 years ago

I'm a fan of the Zillow app myself, thanks for the post! I just discovered Dropbox recently too. I'll have to check out Sensorly this week.

Posted by Torgie Madison, Websites and Contact Management (Quicksilver Real Estate Solutions, LLC) over 8 years ago

Hi Danny...I'm going to have to reblog this as I am very close to finally getting an iPad!  Thanks so much for sharing!

PS, I responded to your comment on my blog regarding lease options in Texas.  Here's the response so you don't have to go finding the post that you commented on:

  • "Hi Danny, we've been in recent contact with some Texas professionals regarding the lease option restrictions there. It's definitely a tough state with regards to that. Keith's been the one primarily doing the research and he says it can be done, but you very much need to be on top of the rules/regulations/restrictions. Crack that nut and it could be a wonderful niche for you! Email Keith at and he can get you connected with Texas folk who know what they are doing. Shannon
I try no to post things off topic, but I figured you didn't do a "notify me of new comments" ;)

Posted by Keith & Shannon French, Baltimore's Best for Rent To Own Homes ( over 8 years ago

i love

how useful is the homes by me seach

they work

Posted by Paul Gapski, 619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo (Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty) over 8 years ago

did u find any other apps you like. zillow and trulia have some and its good to get them because were in real estate and its  good to know what clients are using.

Posted by Paul Gapski, 619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo (Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty) over 8 years ago

I have started using AppBrain for my Android. This app allows you to sync your apps to your cpu and to find app on your cpu and have them download to the phone... Very cool app

Posted by Danny Frank, The Real Estate Expert (Heritage Texas Properties) over 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing - will check several of them out - Have a great day :-)

Posted by Norma J. Elkins, Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team ( Elite Realty Group) over 8 years ago