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Old November 16th, 2009, 12:01 PM   #101 (permalink)
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This app is pretty sweet. I like that you can scan a bar code and you can see prices for the item at different locations.

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This app is pretty sweet. I like that you can scan a bar code and you can see prices for the item at different locations.
Although lots of fun, I'm still trying to figure out if its really a help.... Seems they direct you to online stores that are ofter more expensive than the store your in.

Would be good if you could "choose" the store to compare with, or even choose stores within a certain distance of your geographical location.

But unless I'm reading the app wrong, it seems like its self serving hoping to direct your business rather than serving our needs to know the best local price.
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Key Ring Reward Cards--Recreates a copy of all of your reward cards.
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I have a question as far as compatibility !
If an app is buggy, its always related to the OS and other people usually have the same symptoms until the get the issue fixed.

I haven't had a negative experience nor heard of one where on app clashes with another.
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Although lots of fun, I'm still trying to figure out if its really a help.... Seems they direct you to online stores that are ofter more expensive than the store your in.
I tried it on an item in a grocery store and it pointed me to my local Target, where it was $2 cheaper...Could have to do with location...I'm in Southern California...
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I 'll have to play with it some more and see what gives.
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Just started using Locale and love it. Also like the Google Places Directory. Thus far, I would have to say my all time favorite has to be Pandora Radio. I listen to it all the time at work and at home (paid subscription) and now that I have it on my G1 I can hook it into my car via bluetooth and get Pandora on the go. Kills my battery but then again, that's why God invented the car charger.
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Thus far, I would have to say my all time favorite has to be Pandora Radio.
Have they improved the Android app so that the next song loads in the background like iMeem? I found that Slacker and Pandora at launch didn't do that. (tried Slacker again today, no dice on that yet.) I want that continuous musical experience.
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My Fav is....THE MARKETPLACE....there is just way to much fun browsing...

Nah really i love Meebo...all my IM in one place.
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Hey guys, I've found this thread very useful, I really appreciate the comments. Android Anarchy (Top Rated Android Apps)
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Early days for me but I think but Mytracks is the one so far. Could well change though after reading all of this thread.

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Very cool.... PocketFox is coming!.... sync bookmarks between work computer, home and pocket fox on your phone!.....

Now yur takin!
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Why do so many people insist on signing up for this forum just to promote their own site?
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Why do so many people insist on signing up for this forum just to promote their own site?
Yhats ok.. thats gonna happen one way or another no matter what... everyone is free to suggest what they want in the way they want.. its up to the jury to judge whether its worthy of merit.

I don't mind as long as its really their favorite app!

But whether for profit or for preference, I invite suggestions if they are honestly cool apps.

Its pretty hard to know trash from good.

At least by posting here others can confirm or deny that its worthy of consideration.

Based on the title alone, I would have never considered GDE, but after reading so much about it, Im going to check it out... same for shopsavey and a few others...

Like most movies.. its hard to judge an app based on its title.
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Yhats ok.. thats gonna happen one way or another no matter what... everyone is free to suggest what they want in the way they want.. its up to the jury to judge whether its worthy of merit.

I don't mind as long as its really their favorite app!
I don't mind people who develop apps promoting them here. What I'm referring to is people who post links to their own sites/blogs, and disguise it as part of their post.
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I don't mind people who develop apps promoting them here. What I'm referring to is people who post links to their own sites/blogs, and disguise it as part of their post.

I general I think your right, and I'm very new to this world and so I can only state my objective opinion and realize I'm not as sensitive to the struggles on these particular forums.

I am a member of many other forums that have similar struggles however.

In this particular case I didn't feel I was being spammed nor that the point of interest was a distraction from the thread..... just my opinion of course.

I for one use Firefox exclusively and also use it on my ironkey at work and now that I have the droid I am forced to use another browser with its limitations.

I for one saw it as good news and welcomed news... in many other instances I too could have been annoyed feeling like someone was trying to force their little project down my throat for profit.

I'm assuming this app will be open source as the original Firefox and open source apps I don't see as "for profit" like the others.

Maybe I'm wrong in my assumptions.
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Maybe I'm wrong in my assumptions.
Again, I don't have a problem with app developers posting stuff about their apps.

I was referring to a guy posting a link to his own website that just lists a bunch of apps. It claims to show the "top rated" apps, but it's nothing more than page after page showing 3-apps at a time, with a brief sentence about each one.

There are no real reviews of the apps, and no actual ratings for any of them, so the site is no more useful than the tens of other sites that do the same thing, and navigating it is terrible, since it only shows you 3 at a time.

And he's not the developer of Firefox Mobile. There was just a link to an article about that on his site.
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my favorite apps have got to be SMS pop-up for obvious reasons.

and also i love the last.fm app. its really great if you use the last fm scrobbler on your PC to link to your iTunes account and share all the data. This way i have all the music from my itunes (1000+ songs) on my phone without taking up any space because its streaming from my last.fm account. and it does all the recommendations and "stations" that pandora radio does. very useful app.
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Fartdroid - fart noises

Advanced Task Killer - Shut off running apps

Clayton Bigsby Soundboard - lol

Fishing 2 go - very fun fishing game

Google Sky map - amazes everyone

nesoid - nes emulator

VisualVM- visual voice mail

Pandora - Internet music
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So far mine are -

EcoSave - It's a battery charging monitor and sets off an alarm when your battery is full. You aren't supposed to charge them past the battery being full, so this alarm tells you to unplug your phone, that the battery is full. It's awesome.

Battery Status - This tells you exactly what the battery life is, in numbers, not just the little icon that is built into the phone. Like right now my battery is at 46 power but I still have the little icon that shows green and it isn't as precise.

Screebl - Can tell when your phone is in use, and leaves the backlight on. When your phone is laying flat, it will turn the backlight off according to the amount of time you select. I have my backlight set to turn off after 15 seconds unless I'm using the phone. It's a battery saving app that runs in the background.

Flexilis - And antivirus app that runs in the background, it scans all apps you download, before you open them, to make sure they are ok.

Shazam - You hold your phone up to a radio (or you can sing or hum into it) and it tells you the song, artist, album, etc.

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Check out Ringdroid. Really cool and interactive app for creating ringtones from mp3s.
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EcoSave - It's a battery charging monitor and sets off an alarm when your battery is full. You aren't supposed to charge them past the battery being full,
Most modern devices use protected Cells in their lithium technology and they are set to stop charging and simply hold the voltage without amperage being transmitted to overcharge.

In other words.. no danger in leaving a cellphone or any quality device on a charger all the time.
While Lithiums can be dangerous and explode if overcharged, unless you buy unprotected cells on purpose, there should be no issues.

My lithium devices that I leave on chargers constantly....
1. Mule 80Watt HID light
2. L35 35Watt HID Light
3. Xeray 75W HID light
4. 18650 Lithium Ion batteries in charger at all times.
5. CD123 Batteries in charger at all times.
6. Panasonic electric razor
7. Inova LED light that has Lithium Ion
8. 28 Volt Lithium Ion Milwaukee cordless tools
9. Milwaukee 12V hand drill
10. Every Cellphone I've ever had.

Don't worry.. be happy!
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^ Really?

Huh, the lady at the sprint store said not to charge my phone all night since it could drain the battery and kill the life of the phone. I was so nervous.

She actually asked me after transferring my contacts, if I charged my phone overnight and I said yes, she said she could tell because of my battery life or something.

I've always just left my phone on the charger overnight, it's so much easier.

If that's the case, I'm totally going to uninstall that app! I wake up around 3 am to the alarm going off on the ecoSave app, and I unplugthe phone, but then I hate to power it off, so it goes the rest of the early morning without being charged.
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Oh I forgot, a few more faves are:

CraigsSearch
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Toddler Lock (I think this will come in handy on our plane ride to Florida next month)
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^ Really?

Huh, the lady at the sprint store said not to charge my phone all night since it could drain the battery and kill the life of the phone. I was so nervous.
They do like you to give your Lithium battery a good healthy charge "like 12+ hours" to equalize all the cells before using... in case the battery has been in storage a very long time.

But Lithium in general has phenomenal shelf life with no memory... in other words, you can leave it near dead and it won't hurt it.

While its true if you drain a lithium battery to dead dead it can reverse the voltage and kill the cells, that really can't happen as these cell protect themselves and shut themselves down when a low critical voltage is reached.

In other words, when your battery acts dead.. its really not as it has protected itself.

They have made these batteries pretty idiot proof otherwise so many people couldn't get away with using them so successfully all over the world.

Some of these "techs" don't really have a clue as they went to a class and was either taught buy another clueless newbie or misunderstood the lecture.

Please check what I tell you or anybody else with at least 3 reputable sources. Talk to people that sell and deal in batteries everyday rather than some gal behind the counter thats trying to be an expert in everything while getting paid 8.00 an hour.

Just a suggestion!
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But Lithium in general has phenomenal shelf life with no memory... in other words, you can leave it near dead and it won't hurt it.
So if these batteries have no memory, is it true then that the "conditioning" tips don't really apply (the ones in the thread to improve battery life... drain down to 0%, then fully charge)?

Also, would it make a difference when you charge the battery? If I notice it's lost some of it's charge, and is at around 75%, is it fine to charge it back up to 100% before heading out somewhere, or should I only charge it when it gets really low?

Right now I only charge it when it's pretty dead (3% or less), but it'd be more convenient to know I could charge it whenever I felt like, without affecting the length of a full charge.
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Had I responded a week ago I would have said my favourite app was a choice between Twitdroid and Google Talk...but now, most definately my favourite application is Fring!

FINALLY get to use Skype over 3G and Wifi without any hassles, so now I can use my phone the same as I always did with other phones, and I can calle my b/f in the USA
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Some of these "techs" don't really have a clue as they went to a class and was either taught buy another clueless newbie or misunderstood the lecture.

Please check what I tell you or anybody else with at least 3 reputable sources. Talk to people that sell and deal in batteries everyday rather than some gal behind the counter thats trying to be an expert in everything while getting paid 8.00 an hour.

Just a suggestion!
I already uninstalled the ecosave app.
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So if these batteries have no memory, is it true then that the "conditioning" tips don't really apply (the ones in the thread to improve battery life... drain down to 0%, then fully charge)?

Also, would it make a difference when you charge the battery? If I notice it's lost some of it's charge, and is at around 75%, is it fine to charge it back up to 100% before heading out somewhere, or should I only charge it when it gets really low?

Right now I only charge it when it's pretty dead (3% or less), but it'd be more convenient to know I could charge it whenever I felt like, without affecting the length of a full charge.
I don't want to highjack the thread, but you can keep Lithium "LiIon" on the charger or keep topping them off without fear of developing a memory effect.

Conditioning is absolutely needed and necessary when dealing with the old technology of NiCad and needed only occasionally for NiMh but not near as dramatic a need and has far less memory issues than the older NiCad type.
I "hate" NiCad due to the alternatives.. thats why you rarely see them in the stores but occasionally you will see them in the cheaper hand tools as they think they can pawn them off on unsuspecting customers and make a few bucks with the cheap batteries.

Lithium on the other hand breaks the mold and has virtually no memory issues.. at least not enough to consider dealing with as you will occasionally drain your batter pretty low anyway.. but don't think you have to do it on purpose or "condition" the battery.
If you want to buy hand tools and have them still work 5 years later... .get em with LiIon or better!

NOTE*.. one negative... LiIon batteries dont appreciate getting wet!... it will toast them.

The even newer LiPo batteries are lighter and more powerful for their size and can charge faster than regular LiIon but have a slight downside in that the cells need to be equalized better... All that really means is they "like" to be on the charger and left there when not in use.

You will start seeing more and more of these. They too have no memory effects and can be drained down and left down for extended periods, but when they do get charged, they like a "good" charge.
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Maybe this is not politically correct, but I wanted to suggest my own application. I'm sure you'll find it unique and useful on your phone. Works perfectly all the way from G1 to Moto-Droid:

UltimateFaves lets you organize your most frequently used items (such as contacts, phone numbers, bookmarks, applications, etc) in beautiful 3D carousels for quick and comfortable access along with a unique and highly customizable user-interface.

* Create home-screen shortcuts to specific carousels
* Clear the clutter on your desktop!
* Beautiful 3D OpenGL animations



Official blog: UltimateFaves for Android

Demo video: YouTube - UltimateFavesPRO
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IMO.. that is unique and actually looks cooler than the Application Dock.

Especially if you could put two on one page.. but having one means you could also put a calendar or large clock on the same page too.

The thing I don't like about the application dock is that everything is invisible until you scroll it over to become in view, but this app allows you to at least see the shape of the icon and get a clue.

Is there a limit to how many app shortcuts you can add and if not, the more you add, do the ones in the distance get smaller and smaller as the circle of app shortcuts grow bigger and bigger.. or rather Longer and longer?

Interesting....
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Although lots of fun, I'm still trying to figure out if its really a help.... Seems they direct you to online stores that are ofter more expensive than the store your in.

Would be good if you could "choose" the store to compare with, or even choose stores within a certain distance of your geographical location.

But unless I'm reading the app wrong, it seems like its self serving hoping to direct your business rather than serving our needs to know the best local price.

Barcode Scanner did that for me too, I like shop savvy better, it actually directed me to local stores AND online.
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windstrings: First of all, this is not a widget, it's an application, the reason for this is that widgets are very limited in what they can do (For instance, in terms of animations), and this application has very nice animation.

You have 2 carousels in the free version. There's a paid version called UltimateFavesPRO which has unlimited carousels (Only 1.49$ using PayPal directly on the blog).

In each carousel you can put any combination of the following:
Applications
Bookmarks
Contact cards
Direct call numbers
Direct SMS numbers
Direct E-mail addresses.

Some key features:
* Customize background color / type / transparency
* Customize icon size
* Customize carousel speed
* Enable / disable haptic feedback (vibration) when carousel is rotating or a carousel item is selected.
* You can tap an item to launch, or long-press for a context menu with additional options
* Show/hide labels, Show/hide carousel name, show/hide info bar.
* You can use global carousel settings, or settings unique per carousel.

Currently you can put up to 16 items per carousel, but future version will support unlimited number for different uses (for example scrolling through your mp3 list in this unique way), in this case the icon farthest away from the viewer will be like a pivot point, where one icon disappears, and a new one comes in instead.

For ease of use, it supports gestures for quick-switching between carousels, and of course tapping on the carousel names will bring the list of all created carousels.

There's no limitation to the number of home-screen direct-carousel shortcuts you can create, of course it becomes much more useful
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Barcode Scanner did that for me too, I like shop savvy better, it actually directed me to local stores AND online.
I uninstalled Barscanner until I realized its the only thing that will read a QR code and send you to the information hidden therein through your browser.. so I reinstalled it.
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I checked out UltimateFaves and it looks promising. However, it seems to darken my personal background entirely. Is there a way to make the background transparent? Seems to be a very nice app otherwise. Well worth the price.
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I uninstalled Barscanner until I realized its the only thing that will read a QR code and send you to the information hidden therein through your browser.. so I reinstalled it.
I have something called ixMAT Scanner that reads those bar codes, it's such an awesome feature to be able to scan it and be taken right to the download page in the market. It was the only one I could find that reads them off of my computer screen.

ixMAT Barcode Scanner v2.0 Application for Android | Shopping

I'd rather have 2 apps that do what they are supposed to vs. one with a bunch of features that don't work, I was very unimpressed with BarCode Scanner. Shop Savvy is awesome though!
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-(REGARDING HANDCENT SMS)-I agree.. frequent updates, allows texting to groups, recent and whole contacts list as you browse.

Many other tweaks too... like changing freq and color of led etc.

voice to text.

Also allow long texts and puts in 160 character clumps and then sends whole message seamlessly.
After using Handcent SMS as compared to the default sms on my Eris, I decided to stick with the default messaging and download SMS Popup, which adds the feature of your texts popping up in a bubble over whatever your doing which Handcent does by default.

My reasoning is really because Handcent seems to be a lot slower than the default SMS app, although the look is a little better, your not losing too much aesthetic value while maintaining the smooth sense ui feel.

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^ I was getting annoyed too, with it being a bit slow. Then I turned off the 'blur background' option, and it's much faster.
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-Astro (File Manager)
Have you tried Androzip and if so I assume you felt astro was more useful for a good file manager?


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Nevermind.. Astro is way more powerful... thanks
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As a G1 user I was really jealous of Droid's Nav feature, and I am loving the Google Navigation for 1.6 users. It's really my favorite app right now.
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So I downloaded Meetro DC from the Market for my Droid... and it rocks if you are in the District a lot.

It tracks ALL the DC Metro trains. Accurately so far as I can tell too! So today I could tell before I got off my MARC train exactly how fast I had to haul it to the subway without just missing the train

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I would have to say that locale is my favorite app so far. I had some trouble with it being inconsistent last week, but now it seems to be running smoothly. I'm saving battery power by having it turn off my WiFi settings while I'm at work, during work hours.


The second best would have to be Bonsai Blast, which is a more complicated and challenging game than I expected.
Thanks for the tip on Locale; after seeing your post, I checked it out, sounded good so I installed and have been running for the past couple of days. I think it is really helping battery life as well; I shut down Bluetooth during in-office hours and then shut down wi-fi and turn on Bluetooth for the drive time before/after work. Seems to be all it's advertised to be! Thanks for the post.
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Hey everyone, sorry if you felt like i spammed the forum or only posted to promote the site. I honestly do check back often, even before I created my account in order to gather a list of apps for the site. I find the information on here very useful and hopefully you'll find the list of apps i've compiled useful as well. The way It works is i choose the best app in a specific category to "promote/suggest" so that someone who is new to Android wants a compiled list of useful apps they dont have to sift through multiple nav apps for example. It was never meant to be a user rated site, at least not at the moment but i am totally welcome to any suggestions or comments you might have to improve it.

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Has anyone noticed that PDA Net is available for Android? It allows you to use your data plan to access the internet on your Desktop or laptop via usb or bluetooth.
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The way It works is i choose the best app in a specific category to "promote/suggest" so that someone who is new to Android wants a compiled list of useful apps they dont have to sift through multiple nav apps for example.
Its a good idea..... there are threads like this one that accomplishes the same thing but can be narrow minded to suit a certain flavor of apps.

There is also "most popular" in the marketplace... but somehow it seems lots of useless very low rated apps get there too.... can't figure out how low rated apps make it to "most popular"... unless they are paying to get there or the ideal is good but the app is bad so there are lots of downloads but lots of people unhappy with what they get.

Its always better to put a house on the market "ready to sell" rather than fix it up as you go because by the time you get it fixed up really nice to sell, everyone has already either seen it or heard about it and it has a "bad" reputation.
Even so apps shouldn't be released half baked.

On the other hand.. its hard for programmers to recreate and have all the devices we have and the combination of apps we all have installed.

But some apps have no excuse.. they are just trash and should have never been released.....

These are the apps I would hope you would keep off your site.

Basically make sure the ratings are 80% or higher.. otherwise your site will get a bad reputation too as being an unreliable source for finding good apps.
You will also have to resist the tempation to accept advertising from trashy apps that are half baked.

Your reputation will be your bread and butter... not the ads themselves.

If customers and programmers learn they have to "earn" their way to get on your site, it will mean something to be there and it will mean something for us to go out of our way to check it out.

Otherwise, it will just be another site among thousands trying to make a buck and will not be notable.

Thats my humble opinion.
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so far PLACES has been the most useful app I've downloaded.

I also loaded Sportstap so next summer when my husband says "what's the Red Sox score" every 20 minutes I'll be able to tell him quickly

The app I'm most looking forward to using is shopsavvy! YEAH BABY!
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Although lots of fun, I'm still trying to figure out if its really a help.... Seems they direct you to online stores that are ofter more expensive than the store your in.

Would be good if you could "choose" the store to compare with, or even choose stores within a certain distance of your geographical location.

But unless I'm reading the app wrong, it seems like its self serving hoping to direct your business rather than serving our needs to know the best local price.
I found that Barcode Scanner is better for online shopping (see in-store, compare & buy online) but Shop Savvy is better for comparing prices on things you'll buy locally. That being said, I've had the Droid for less than a week, so that opinion may change
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