15 Useful Free Android Apps for Web Developers

Firefox MobileThe apps that you will find below have not been designed to be an alternative mobile solution to typical development desktop software, but are, in there own right, really handy apps to have when you are out and about and on the move. You just never know when you will be struck with a dev idea or are suddenly struck with a code solution, and these apps have enough functionality to write and test and your inspired code ideas.

Firefox 4 Beta Mobile

Firefox 4 Beta is currently available for most Android 2.0+ devices (sadly not for my Hero!). The browser itself is fantastic and feature-rich, but accompanied by some of its currently available developer extensions (yes, it does support mobile specific addons) it truly is an essential requirement for any developer.

touchqode Code Editor

With touchqode you can view and edit source code that comes with syntax highlighting, autocomplete and other features found on a regular desktop IDE. It currently support Java, HTML, JavaScript, Python, C++, C# and Ruby.


HTMLeditor is a super-simple HTML,ASP,JS and CSS editor for quick coding when you are on the move.

Eval your Javascript Code

Eval your Javascript Code is a simple tool for test-running Javascript snippets directly on your Android.

Phoenix Mysql Client

Phoenix Mysql Client allows you to connect to a Mysql server, and perform SQL quires, insert, delete, select,… and list the tables,views and sprocs.


AndFTP is an FTP, SFTP, SCP, FTPS client that allows you to manage several servers. It comes with both a device file browser and an FTP file browser. It offers download and upload features with resume support. You can rename, delete, copy, set permissions and create folders.

Android Codepad

Android Codepad is a simple source code viewer that supports all C-like, Bash-like, and XML-like languages and automatically syntax highlights depending on the file.

View Web Source

With this app you can view the source of any website. You will also be able to select text, search for text, copy and paste the HTML and also share the snippet with your friends and colleagues.

PhoneGap Developer

This app is a useful resource for PhoneGap developers, it includes docs, guides, API reference and a handy tool for testing your application.

Design Snack Mobile

Design Snack Mobile is a featured-rich, interactive and socially-powered inspirational web design gallery.


This free app puts your HTML skills to the test. This interactive testing approach is used in dynamic real-world environments to test and train professional Web Developers.

Magic Color Picker

Magic Color Picker is a color selection tool for designers, artists and programmers for selecting colors using different color models. It supports 7 different modes and RGB, HSV, HSL and YUV color models.


This free app is a must for every developer by offering a concise collection of cheatsheets, including: PHP, Python, Ruby on Rails, jQuery, CSS, SEO, Apache, Regular Expressions, SVN, C++, Drupal, HTML5, Javascript, Mysql, WordPress and much more.

W3C Cheatsheet

The W3C Cheatsheet provides quick access to useful information from specifications (incl HTML5) published by W3C, the leading international Web standards community.
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CSS Reference

This CSS reference & cheatsheet includes syntax, examples and limitations for CSS1 and CSS2 properties.