This is my first post, so be gentle...
I've had iPhones since the 3G and have been happy with them and I currently have an iPhone 4, which is now feeling slow to me. I don't have a Mac or any other Apple product. Although my wife and daughter both have an iPhone 5.
I have AT&T and I can get a Samsung Galaxy S4 for free, by turning in my current iPhone. All except two of my apps are on Android, the only tiny reservation I have is that my family uses Find My iPhone for locating each other. It has come in very handy when giving them directions (long story) and a general sense of comfort when my daughter is out with friends. I know I can still use it on my computer, but having it on the phone is so convenient. The only other very minor irritation is that we won't be able to tell when we read each other's messages, using iMessage. Additionally, I really don't like iTunes, especially because I am a Windows user and I find it so clunky.
What software and general things should I know and be aware of when I get the new phone? For example, what application is good for syncing with Outlook? What application is good for moving and organizing music (ala iTunes)? Can I sync with more than one computer? I hate that I can't with iTunes.
Something else that may be useful to know is that I am a developer. Mostly databases and some C# applications. So I'd like to (humbly) think that I am a step ahead with configuring my phone than the average user. I may even develop an Android app at some point (once I get a good idea).
Thank you for the help and guidance.