With every Android smart phone you get the "essentials" that I call bloatware. As you all know, it comes with a default music, camera, gallery, GPS, and other apps that you can find replacements of in the Android Market app store. It is from my personal experiences that I have found the 10 best apps (most of which are free) you wont want to be caught dead without.

Android Market

10. Craigslist Mobile (Free)
Craigslist Mobile

There is a lot of controversy as to what could be deem-able as a #10 in the Top-10, but when I go over and over it, Craigslist wins hands down. Craigslist is a place of opportunity, you look for things you either need or want. If you want something, you are able to check for it over and over and with the mobile app you can make sure you are the first person to get it.

9. Pandora Internet Radio (Free)
Pandora Radio

Pandora, despite it's position on the Top-10, is critical in my everyday life. With Pandora you don't have to worry about changing songs while driving, you don't have to worry about listening to the same song over and over like on the radio, and it knows exactly what kind of music you like! If you like or enjoy music, you'll love Pandora.

8. Linda File Manager (Free)
Linda File Manager

Linda is useful especially if you do not ROM your phone (changing or modding your phone's operating system to customize their phone [it will void phone's warranty if you were planning on looking into that])

What it does is lets you explore the contents of your internal data and storage data (SD) cards. Linda also lets you install .apk files (Android Package Kit) which are installers for apps on your phone for when or if you get them from the web.

Read the full 10 Top Rated Android Apps You Shouldn't Be Caught Without article in the App Advantage section.

Related articles
Advantages To Rooting Android
Android Battery Life Optimization Guide
What is Android?