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May 7th, 2010, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For those already on android, what apps to put on the evo first?

I started this thread for those of us who are noobs to android AND exp. users as well to post what apps they have, will put, or are looking for for their Evo! Post up your appbrain list (or list from other sites that you like to use) for all to see and help other find cool apps and help support the dev of these apps by letting other know you like them, also you can let others know how well these apps work on your evo!

This will be my first android phone (my ex has one but she is not that big into the apps) SO i was wondering what apps are you guys/gals who have been on android going to have on your evo first. I know I'm looking for a shopping list app, checkbook style app, and a few games (like card games and yahtzee type games, suduku), beer encyclopedia type app, bartender app (i work in the night club biz, DJ) so any idea's about those and any ideas for other MUST HAVE apps to look at putting on it (free or paid)
(i know there is a part of the forum for this, but i was looking for what other EVO/senceUI people are going to be/are currently using and this might help out a few other newbies here)

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skyfire will probably be the first.. then i heard of dolphin browser...
probably will need a good alarm clock... a good pandora/slacker player...
instant messenger like palringo for window mobile. etc. etc.
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Here is a list of my apps. Fubie's Apps on the phone

I haven't tried skyfire, but I've heard it's good. I did use Opera, but I really use Dolphin the most for web browsing.

My first app downloaded for my Hero was Handcent SMS. It replaced the default HTC SMS app and is awesome. It didn't take long for me to purchase PDANet so I could tether my phone for Internet access on my laptop.

For a grocery list app I really enjoy OurGroceries, http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.headcode.ourgroceries. I lists can be created by anyone setup on the account and the list syncs between users.
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Coming from a Blackberry

I'm going to look for a good sports score app, Pandora, a good flashlight app, a good call blocking manager app, a good notepad app (unless it already has one), and if the browser isn't great (coming from a Blackberry, any browser is better than the native one) maybe another one.

...maybe a different keyboard, if the default one isn't working for me.

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This will be my first Android as well. Here's a list of apps I've already gathered up:

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View this app list on AppBrain

im sure i will get many many more this is just for starters as i don't even have an android phone yet lol

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Thanks for the post! It's great to see the Apps everyone is using. I can wait to pickup the EVO and start installing!

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I know I'm probably going to sound like a school girl here, BUT OMG!!! I just looked at the Android apps over at AppBrain and I'm salivating at the number apps available. Coming from the Blackberry app world, I've always felt like I've been held back at the number of apps out there. Now I really can't wait to get my hands on the EVO! Amazing!

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yeah appbrain seems good i also found AndroLib, Find all applications and games available in the Android Market for your Android Phone, HTC Dream, HTC Magic etc... for another place to look at the andriod apps (BTW all these apps ARE available in the normal android app market on your phone from what i understand, its just much easier to look for them on these site b/c from what i have seen, the android app market app need to major work to me the UI more user friendly

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Sports scores app?

Anyone know a good sports scores app? I've heard mixed things about SportsTap

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ok I have made a list in appbrain for when I get my new evo. Can someone please explain how you get the list from appbrain to install on your phone. I have never had a smart phone.

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Oh, cool stuff for an Android n00b! Thanks!
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 Originally Posted by alf1096 ok I have made a list in appbrain for when I get my new evo. Can someone please explain how you get the list from appbrain to install on your phone. I have never had a smart phone.

Download the AppBrain app from the marketplace on your phone and then the app will sync and install the applications that you choose from Appbrain.com.

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Here is what I'm looking at so far

38 total, 35 free (92%), 3 paid (7%), 23MB total size, $13.01 total price View this app list on AppBrain  Last edited by djdisturbed; May 7th, 2010 at 08:34 PM.  The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to djdisturbed For This Useful Post: Caloy (May 7th, 2010), geezboyz (August 8th, 2010), jshumphries (May 18th, 2010) May 7th, 2010, 09:23 PM #20 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: Oct 2009 Posts: 19 Device(s): Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 1 Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts Is there an app for Google's documents?  sponsored links May 7th, 2010, 09:49 PM #21 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: Where the Sunshine is! Posts: 52 Device(s): Palm Treo Pro Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 6 Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts Wow, I see you guy have done some searching! Thanks for sharing. That AppBrain is very cool! I have work to do, and create my app list. I want my EVO now! May 7th, 2010, 10:03 PM #22 (permalink) Member Thread Author (OP) Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Burlington, NC Posts: 252 Device(s): HTC EVO 4g Ham Radio's - KF4ZZE Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 165 Thanked 81 Times in 36 Posts Thats why i started this thread, for those of us who are new to android to see what other apps people are finding helpfull or are like the ones we was currently using on whatever phones we use now (like ones i use on my pre). I hope it helps EVERYONE, even people who have been using android for a while to find other apps that they might have missed.  The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to djdisturbed For This Useful Post: beavis39001 (May 9th, 2010), clwoodwork (May 12th, 2010), Daddo (May 9th, 2010) May 7th, 2010, 10:16 PM #23 (permalink) Junior Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: Where the Sunshine is! Posts: 52 Device(s): Palm Treo Pro Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 6 Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts Man, I feel like Patrick living under a rock! (Patrick, who you ask?... Sponge Bob's friend, I know I know, had to watch it with my kids )  Last edited by Geo; May 7th, 2010 at 11:11 PM.  The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Geo For This Useful Post: Covert_Death (May 8th, 2010), Daddo (May 9th, 2010) May 7th, 2010, 11:06 PM #24 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Richmond, TX Gender: Male Posts: 1,864 Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Note II Carrier: Sprint Thanks: 215 Thanked 194 Times in 145 Posts I'm putting this thread into my favorite's thread. At least I don't have to rummage through all 30K apps. I have a starting point with all your suggestions. Thanks guys!  The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Caloy For This Useful Post: djdisturbed (May 8th, 2010), ovelay (May 24th, 2010) May 7th, 2010, 11:46 PM #25 (permalink) Senior Member Join Date: May 2010 Location: sunny california Posts: 584 Device(s): drumroll.. out of dark ages with my EVO!! Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 386 Thanked 148 Times in 72 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by Caloy I'm putting this thread into my favorite's thread. At least I don't have to rummage through all 30K apps. I have a starting point with all your suggestions. Thanks guys! +1 I am so new its unreal LOL  The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to clambert1273 For This Useful Post: djdisturbed (May 8th, 2010), Lefty790420 (April 18th, 2012) May 7th, 2010, 11:50 PM #26 (permalink) Member Join Date: Apr 2010 Location: Kansas City, MO Posts: 195 Device(s): Rooted EVO 4G Carrier: Not Provided Thanks: 123 Thanked 24 Times in 19 Posts After browsing, here is my list of apps I'm considering for my EVO (I have a few duplicate apps for the same task)- sag7392's Apps 59 total, 58 free (98%), 1 paid (1%), 43MB total size,$5.99 total price View this app list on AppBrain

Does anyone know if there is a good and/or similar app to iHeartRadio? This app will allow you to listen to local radio stations in different U.S. cities...TIA.

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 Originally Posted by sag7392 Does anyone know if there is a good and/or similar app to iHeartRadio? This app will allow you to listen to local radio stations in different U.S. cities...TIA.

hmmm that would be cool... if you find one or hear of one let me know.. I miss my old radio station and would love to listen to them in the morning

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This app saved my life... SMS commander, if you ever lose your phone or it gets stolen, you can text off someone eles phone a password (that you make) and you can choose between, turning the volume up and making it ring, bring up the GPS location of it, or turn on your phone if its off or lock your phone if its on. I actually lost my phone and used the GPS tracker to find it with someone who was kind enough to give it back
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Maybe a mod can stickie this for all us noobs out there wondering what to do when we get our Evo, and to help people pass the time looking up cool apps and letting the rest of us know!

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 Does anyone know if there is a good and/or similar app to iHeartRadio? This app will allow you to listen to local radio stations in different U.S. cities...TIA.
There is; I just can't remember the name of it right now. I shouldn't be on here (working on a lab report), but I'll try and find it quickly.

EDIT: Maybe this.
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 Originally Posted by mrk There is; I just can't remember the name of it right now. I shouldn't be on here (working on a lab report), but I'll try and find it quickly.
lol, gotta have those priorities......

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 Originally Posted by mrk There is; I just can't remember the name of it right now. I shouldn't be on here (working on a lab report), but I'll try and find it quickly. EDIT: Maybe this.
Here is the best radio app I've found on Android to date. All your local stations hundreds of others as well. This app is 100% streamed so it doesn't care if you have a radio antenna or not but it isn't free anymore, if you want a good radio and don't mind paying 2.99 might be worth a try.

You can vew the video on that page for a quick demo.
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 Originally Posted by LatinP Here is the best radio app I've found on Android to date. All your local stations hundreds of others as well. This app is 100% streamed so it doesn't care if you have a radio antenna or not but it isn't free anymore, if you want a good radio and don't mind paying 2.99 might be worth a try. http://radiotime.com/apps/android.aspx You can view the video on that page for a quick demo.
Thanks for the link...I took a look and found the piece to see if it could pick up the station you want. Unfortunately, it couldn't stream the station I want...KUBE93 out of Seattle...the place I miss so, so much.

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 Originally Posted by sag7392 Thanks for the link...I took a look and found the piece to see if it could pick up the station you want. Unfortunately, it couldn't stream the station I want...KUBE93 out of Seattle...the place I miss so, so much.
It really depends if the station streams its signal, not all of them do. I wish you luck on the search though. I know of alot of great stations that don't stream sadly, if a station doesn't stream doubt you'll find any radio app on any platform that will get the station.

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It streams...I listen to it using iHeartRadio on my 8900. There's got to be an app out there that will replicate what iHR does.

Okay I feel like a real dumbass now! I went to the site and it has an Android app for it...why didn't I do this before?

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what about games? Does gameloft have any games on android? They have some good ones on the pre.

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I love this thread!!! Good job djdisturbed. Lots of cool ideas. Now I have a long list of apps to install. Man, I can't wait for the EVO.

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Wow there is too many Apps! I am coming from a Touch Pro 2 windows mobile phone and that was all new to me. It was my 1st smart phone. But now I am so excited about the EVO that I just made a folder in my favorites and bookmarked several apps and that appbrain site. I want a shopping list app which I have on my phone now and Sirius doesn't have an app out yet for Android and I know there is Pandora, Slacker and more. But I feel like there's so many shopping apps and I just want one that does what I need and one radio app Hard to pick which one I am going to get. But I guess I can try a couple and uninstall what I don't want. I think this phone is going to be too cool! And most of you already have Android but it's going to be all new to me. My friend is wanting want to and he has the BB Tour. So he's not even used to HTC or a Touch Phone at all. I at least am coming from the HTC Touch Pro 2.

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Yes, I agree there's just too many Android apps. I've decided to not get an EVO and just stay with my Blackberry....NOT!!!!

Thank you Djdisturbed for an excellent thread. It and all the contributions by the other members are extremely helpful as I begin building my own app list.

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i didnt like sports tap at all when i had it... i thought sportacular was one of the best ones when ihad my iphone

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I see where Google Voice is mentioned several times, but I don't think it has been emphasized as a must have application. First, Voice is a big step, but worthwhile. The big step is that you are issued a new number for life. You don't absolutely have to have a new Google number, but many features will not be available if you don't get a new Google number.

Sure, it's a pain initially. You have to tell everyone that your number has changed, etc., but you need to treat this as a new number because you have to train your friends and family to call you on this new number. The new Google Voice number aggregates all your phones into one number. Thus, your home number, your work number, your cell number are all used with Voice. If you get a call to your Google Voice number, all your phones ring simultaneously. No forwarding, no multiple voicemail boxes to check.

When you get a Voicemail on your Google Voice, you get a transcript of the message that was left in your Voice mailbox. Also, you can get an email transcript to your email. You can have multiple announcements on your voicemail depending upon who is calling: One for family, one for friends, one for business or everyone else. You can even have an announcement for your girlfriend and another one for your spouse.

Voice is integrated into your Android phone. You can elect to disable your regular text program (suggested) and use only your Voice program for texts. Thus, your voicemail and texts are combined into one list.

There are too many features to list, but here are a few that are cool: When you receive a call on your cell phone and you get home or to work while you are on the call, you simple press * and the call will be transferred to your landline. (The caller doesn't notice.) You can add an extension to your Chrome browser that duplicates the Voice features so you can make long distance calls free (you dial the number in the browser, it calls your landline and when you answer it connects the long distance call). You can also text from your browser and it appears as if you are texting from your phone.

Here are all the features: Features - Google Voice Help

Hope this helps!

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I still don't fully understand what Google Voice does or if I even needed it but I got a number from an invite a while back and it's a different extension of 3 numbers but the last 4 are the same. Will it benefit me now to use it on this phone? I hate to tell people too oh my number is changed. But I guess I need to read more about it what all it does. But I don't know if I need it or not.

[QUOTE=unplugged1;708701]I see where Google Voice is mentioned several times, but I don't think it has been emphasized as a must have application. First, Voice is a big step, but worthwhile. The big step is that you are issued a new number for life. You don't absolutely have to have a new Google number, but many features will not be available if you don't get a new Google number.

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[QUOTE=Rose4uKy;708961]I still don't fully understand what Google Voice does or if I even needed it but I got a number from an invite a while back and it's a different extension of 3 numbers but the last 4 are the same. Will it benefit me now to use it on this phone? I hate to tell people too oh my number is changed. But I guess I need to read more about it what all it does. But I don't know if I need it or not.

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 Originally Posted by unplugged1 I see where Google Voice is mentioned several times, but I don't think it has been emphasized as a must have application. First, Voice is a big step, but worthwhile. The big step is that you are issued a new number for life. You don't absolutely have to have a new Google number, but many features will not be available if you don't get a new Google number.
well lets see, first it allows for visual voice mail for those who dont have it, as in it takes you voice main and text's you a transcript of your voicemail. it also allows you to use one phone number for all you diff phones, as in they call your number and your home phone AND cell phone rings. It also lets you set digg voice greeting for diff groups of people, like you can have one for family (to let them know info when they call) one for friends, one for biz contacts, and one for unknown and/or blocked callid numbers. there are many more things as well, but thats just a few of the cool things that i use

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Thanks, I knew it could make your home phone ring too and that it would use your Google #'s VM. I didn't know you could have different ones for different people though. I probably don't need it not sure. I just got a program called You Mail which there isn't a Win MO out yet but my friends BB has it. So I don't get the full effect of Visual Voicemail but it's really cool. I can listen to messages online or from phone's web browser and I get an email when I have a missed call or VM. And mine states the persons contact name and says hi to them and that Rose can't come to the phone and there's lots of other funny greetings too. It's Cute! People get a kick out of it saying there name 1st LOL! So now my VN goes to you mails and not Sprints. But I do know that the EVO will have Visual VM as well. But if the program I am using has an Android version I may keep using it. And my You Mail will do voice transcription but it's extra.

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Is it just me or has Appbrain been having trouble recently? I keep getting '500 server error' and pages will not load. Is this happening to anyone else?

What would be the best alternative to appbrain?

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 Originally Posted by Android 17 Is it just me or has Appbrain been having trouble recently? I keep getting '500 server error' and pages will not load. Is this happening to anyone else? What would be the best alternative to appbrain?
Android Application Online - Welcome to Android Application Store

Maybe? Not all apps are posted though.

EDIT: There is one site which has just about 90% of all android apps posted but it gives you direct download access to apk files which this site might consider as warez, so you'll have to look for that one yourself.

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Wow that's great I already have 3 sites bookmarked for apps and other app sites bookmarked. I had a program on my touch pro 2 called Clean Ram and it freed up memory. Is there something like that I'll need on the Android? And what do you guys use to back up your phone? Windows Mobile 6.5 came with Microsoft Backup and I never tried it. I used Dashwire once.

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Great thread. I started my AppBrain install list awhile ago and have been working on it.

One app I need a suggestion for: A dictionary.
The one on my Pre suggests words as I type and corrects mispellings.
Useful for when I'm trying to look smarter than I am in texts and forum posts (:

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