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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Almost all of my favorite apps were found just by looking at other peoples postings. Some were found by just playing around. I thought we all could share our ever so long list. Enjoy.

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Bloo,1.4.3c Beta
NewsRob,3.5.3
Nintaii Lite,1.0.7
Slimeball Lite,1.26
TTS Service Extended,2.0
Apps Organizer,1.4.5
Armored Strike Lite,1.39
Barcode Scanner,3.1
Bebbled,2.8
Car Finder DEMO,1.7.9
Connect4,1.15
Fishin' 2 Go (LITE),1.5.9
Layar,3.0.3
Listen,1.0.3.3
Abduction!,1.45.2
Advanced Task Manager Free,1.6.1
Assistant Free,1.4
ASTRO,2.2.4
aTrackDog,3.11
Beautiful Widgets,2.85
Bonsai Blast,1.2
Car Mode,1.2.0
Celeste Lite,1.0.1
City Caller ID,1.0.19
Coin Flip,2.3
com.glu.android.bgd,1.16
com.mathpad.mobile.android.wt.unit,1.3.3
Cyan Candy,1.0
Dolphin Browser,2.5.0
E! Online,1.3
Gmail Unread Count,1.2.1
Google Sky Map,1.3
Google Voice,0.3.0
Handcent Font Pack3,1.0
Handcent Font Pack4,1.1
Handcent FontPack,1.0
Handcent Sms,2.9.30
HandcentFontPack2,1.0
Home Switcher,1.3
Jewels,1.19
Labyrinth Lite,1.3.3
Last.fm,1.3.5
LastPass,1.64.4
Mabilo Wallpapers,1.6
Movies,2.5
My Tracks,1.0.10
NewsRoom Trial,1.6.12
Note Everything,2.8.4
OpenSudoku,1.0.0
Pandora,1.1.2
PapiJump,1.0.4
Percent Calculator,1.4
PicSay,1.3.0.2
Pinball,1.1.7
Pkt Auctions eBay,2.04
Quick Settings,1.8.8
QuickUninstall,1.0.2
Ringdroid,2.3
Screebl Lite,2.0.6
Screens,2
Shazam,1.3
ShopSavvy,3.6.1
SlideScreen,1.02-free
SportsTap,2.3.8
ThrottleCopter,1.2
Tic Tac Toe,1.1.0
Tip Calc,1.3.1
Trapster,1.5.9
USA TODAY,1.5.2
Video Player,1.0
Waze,1.5.2.4
WeatherBug,2.2.83
Where,1.8.65
WordSearch,1.6
Zedge,1.8
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That's a lot of apps. I wonder if anyone has found a good widget for WiFi and Data and all. Still trying to find a good set of widgets.
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That's a lot of apps.
It sure is, and I've seen a few other lists like that in here.

I've got Brick Breaker "full" and Spare Parts.

That's it. The stock applications in Eris cover a wide range of functions and none else are needed by me, although some mentioned here and there seem intriguing at times; I've downloaded and used a few for a while, then tossed them as not truly necessary.

If Opera Mobile browser comes out for this device, I'll definitely put it in and see if it can contend with the stock browser enough to actually replace it in duties.
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wow long list, did you type all that??!?
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You can't forget IMusic
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Really???

IMUSIC
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YOUR SLACKING!!!!
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K-9 Mail,2.403

Barcode Scanner,3.1

Listen,1.0.3.3

Pandora,1.1.2 (love this one!!)

Walkie Talkie Push to Talk Lite,0.7.8 (makes me wish some of my friends had droids)

Photobucket,1.1

Dolphin Browser,2.5.0 (my primary browser, I do have uses for the stocker and opera however)

Handcent Sms,2.9.30 (much better than the stock text app, but Ill be using GV for all my texting need at the end of this billign cycle)

ASTRO,2.2.4 (good app for backing up apps and handling other files on your sd card)

ShopSavvy,3.6.1

CNET Scan & Shop,1.0.1

WeatherBug,2.2.83 (good weather widget)

Movies,2.5 (not needed, but Im a movie buff and its good to look at when trying to decide on a movie to watch)

The Weather Channel,2.1.9 (just have this in case there is a problem with weather bug and I need to know the conditons)

Google Voice,0.3.0 (free calling and text anyone?)

TV.com,1.1 (I dont really use it but great idea. I have watched an episode of csi when bored.)

Bible KJV,grape.f2

i Music,1.0.56 (this ones kinda ~~~, but when it works its good, free music is always good)

Tapatalk,1.0.18 (why does this forum not use tapatalk?!?!?!) (its great and when my trial runs out Im going with the paid version I like it so much)

Opera Mini,4.2

Droid Coupons,6.08 (only thing I have used it for so far is I have gotten many free redbox rentals off of it)

gUnit (free),1.4 (conversion tool, best free one I have found, I wish the people that made "conversion" for the iphone would make a droid counterpart though. gUnit has more, but conversion is much more strait forward)

Google Translate,1.0

antivirus,1.8 (runs in the background, when a new file enters the internal mem or sd card antivirus gives it the once over)

Google Sky Map,1.3 (settled a debate, I was right, it was mars)

Shazam,1.3 (whats the name of that song?)

Speed Test,1.6.1 (I love this, always checking what speed Im getting)

ConnectFour,1.0.0 (one I decided on getting off bald guys list. My girlfriend likes playing games)

PayPal,1.1.3 (Im a business owner (web based) and this is a great way to send cash or refunds to keep customers happy or whatever)

BreakTheBlocks Lite,4.1.506 (for the girlfriend)

Carda Lite,Lite (made my wallet much thinner! sitting is much more enjoyable now and I would have been in a pinch since I did recently wash my wallet, although I should have had all of the contacts in my droid anyways)

Package Tracking,1.0.2 (once again, business owner who isnt at the computer much, THIS IS GREAT for business owners)

aTrackDog,3.11 (neat idea from bald guy)

Alarmed Lite,1.1.10 (freaken thing asks you math questions before it shuts off! It will wake you up! Remember to ignore it on your task killer)

Currency,1.0.1 (I import most of the products I sale from Australia so checking the exchange rate is something I do daily)

SysTray Monitor,1.5

Task Cleaner Pro,1.3.6.2 beta (keeps things killed that other task killers like ATK dont see, this really speed up my eris! Freed up about 8MB of ram at any given time!) although there are things I still dont like about it I gave my feedback to the dev and he said he is going to change the very things I dont like about it on the next update!! So a good dev is behind this one.

Digi Clock Widget,1.7a (takes up 2 icon spaces on home screen, but still very visible, and It can be used to launch taks killer or any other app still)

Compass,1.0.22 (never actually used it, but it will be there when I need it I guess. Uses gps)

Advanced Task Killer Free,1.7.0 (had it from day one, it works)

Notes,1.1 (why dont we have a notepad in stock form?? You can back up your notes and I believe password protect them too (although I havent)Remember to back up your notes before updating. I believe you can email your notes too)

GPS Speedo,2.1 (speedometer, gps is always the most accurate speedometer. Check how far off yours is in your car)

Free Dictionary Org,2.0

PeakMemUsage,1.0.16 (I dont do much with this one, but I do look at it every once in a while)

Where's My Droid,2.5.3 (havent lost my eris yet, still havent even tested this app to work so I hope it does if I loose it!!)

GV Dialer,2.0.2 (Much simpler way to make free calls with fav5. The GV app DOES NOT call your gv number and actually the access number randomly changes. Prior to this app I had a bookmark of my GV account I could click on the home screen, it would take me to my contacts and I would select to call them, my phone would ring, I would answer and then it would ring them. Now with this app you set it up, and then just make a call like normal and it does the rest. You hear it call gv and with pauses it puts in the info as needed. People have had success using it with skype and calling cards as well.
The stock dial pattern didnt work for me, I use this one: A,p,B,p,2,C#, and it works great) can be easially turned on and off but I wish they had a on/off widget for it

Video Player,1.0

Flashlight,2 (white screen)

PdaNet,2.16 (I love this!!! My business means that many times I am on the road with my laptop and need to use it) Teather app

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I would be curious to know how the performance is of these Eris devices with numerous applications.
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It says you have one.......

I have only had some lag when I have several apps open at once, or when Im using pandora and doing other things on my phone (mostly things that use 3g).

Task cleaner pro really speed up my phone in every aspect! My real only gripe is that it is set to kill apps when the screen goes off, and the screen goes off during a call when on the phone so if your working on something and someone calls (and you have that app set to auto kill, its gone when you get off the phone).
The dev said he is gong to change that in the next update. You should check out the app because it really speeds up the eris. Just pay attention to the things you set to auto, and which things you set to ignore for best results.
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You should check out the app because it really speeds up the eris. Just pay attention to the things you set to auto, and which things you set to ignore for best results.
It's just that my Eris is so fast without any downloaded application manager or "killer" that there is no need for one.

I experience no discernible lag, no crashes and no unpredictable behaviors I've seen other users report here.

But I have only two non-stock applications in my device, plus I have a habit of doing "clean-out maintenance" at the end of each day's use: cache clearing and application "back-out" if any were left open.
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It says you have one.......
I have an Eris device, but not with numerous applications (downloaded from Market, etc).

I was referring to those of you with long lists of apps and how the performance is on your device.
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oh, well in that case I think my performance is great.

I do have a bad habit of running multiple apps at once, which makes backing out of them a pita. Say Im typing an email to a customer, but need to check an excel price sheet, and then figure in my prophet margin, and shipping, im using 5 apps right there that I need open at the same time. After the email is sent I can hit the home button, my clock that opens atk and then clear apps if I want to continue to use the phone for something else and dont want any lag (which I would get if I continued to open apps). Or if Im done using the phone task killer pro will kill them automaticially when I hit end and lock the screen.

I can see how some people wouldnt need all this and are against task killers. But I do tend to believe my demand level for my phone is quite high considering all of the things I use it for.
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It says you have one.......

My real only gripe is that it is set to kill apps when the screen goes off, and the screen goes off during a call when on the phone so if your working on something and someone calls (and you have that app set to auto kill, its gone when you get off the phone).
until then you can try Screebl. It can be set to keep your screen on during all phone calls.
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Ok, here is my full 3rd party app list.

Album Art Grabber
Aldiko Premium
Ambling BookPlayer Personal
Astraware Sudoku
aWoman
Barcode Scanner
Battery (HTC widget)
Documents To Go
Easy Money
FeedR
Gentle Alarm
Google Voice
Magic 8-Ball
Million Dollar Poker
Mobile Defense
Movies
Music Junk
OI File Manager
OI Safe
Pandora
Shazam
ShopSavvy
Speed Forge 3D
SportsTap
Survival Manual
Texas Holdem -Red Poker Club
Tone Picker
Twidroid
USA Today
Waze
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aCar--Tracks gas mileage. So far, ok
Abduction--This is the Android version of the DoodleJump game. Seriously love this.
Toddler Lock--Just got this yesterday, my 3 year old enjoys it but doesn't hold her interest for too long. I still cringe thinking about her playing w/ my phone!
Desktop Wallpapers--Pretty good, although the photos of nude/semi-nude girls is probably unnecessary. Seriously, are people using those for their wallpaper?!
WeatherBug Elilte--I like this, but the wind reading is always way off. Was 80mph gusts the other day. Uh, no.
PoliceStream--this is a really cool idea, you can listen to various police calls. Can't really understand much since they usually talk in code. But such a cool idea.
My Tracks--Haven't used this on a hike yet, but tracked my speed/mileage while driving home one day. Cool.
ShopSavvy--Just awesome. Seriously. So amazing.
The Weather Channel--Don't use this much since I got WeatherBug.
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until then you can try Screebl. It can be set to keep your screen on during all phone calls.
Ill check it out until then. I really dont want my screen staying on during calls, but at the same time I dont want apps killing out because the screen is off when talking. Im considering disabling this app till the update is out.

What I really hope for is 2.1 because I hear there really is no need for app killers with it. I know many dont like them even with 1.5 but I tend to think 1.5 just isnt smart enough to keep up with my needs with no task manager. I could be way wrong but I dont really want to try it without one right now.

I wanted the eris, and was told that 2.0 was coming out in january when I got it..... Still waiting...... I hope I dont end up regretting getting this phone. I currently love it, but that is due in part with the hope of a better os.
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4x4le said: Task Cleaner Pro,1.3.6.2 beta (keeps things killed that other task killers like ATK dont see, this really speed up my eris! Freed up about 8MB of ram at any given time!) although there are things I still dont like about it I gave my feedback to the dev and he said he is going to change the very things I dont like about it on the next update!! So a good dev is behind this one.

Any reason you're not on version 2.0 that's in the Market?
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Here is goes, these are all of mine including widgets.

A World Of Photo
aFile
Android Agenda Widget
Astrid Task/Todo List
AudioManager Widget
Barcode Scanner
Bettercut
BatteryLife
Bloo
CardioTrainer
DocScanner
eBuddy IM
Fandango Movies
Google Sky Map
Grocery List
iheartradio
Internal Memory Widget
Key Ring
Lotto Picks
OpenTable
Pandora
Quick Settings
SD Card Memory Widget
SDrescan
Shazam
Spare Parts
Super SMS Quick Delete
Timeriffic
US Yellow Pages Search
Video Player
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Stuff I use Every Day:
Aldiko - currently reading Sherlock Holmes
Dolphin - waffling on this ... not sure I'm getting much benefit.
FxCamera - more fun than the default
Handcent - with a Font Pack
Pandora - 90 minute commute ... nuff said.
Screebl - keeps the screen showing Pandora ;-)

Stuff for the Kids -- Simple games for simple minds! lol!
Bubbles
Light Racer Free
Poke-A-Mole
Robo Defense Free
Steamy Window
Toddler Lock
Touch! 4Kids
Whac-Android

Entertainment for Me:
Movies - Flixster version
Battle.net Mobile Auth. -- WOW Player here ;-)
Droid Armory -- umm...yeah
TV.Com -- for when I'm REALLY bored

Utilities and Other:
Astro
Anti-Thief
ConnectBot -- work won't let me ssh out, so I get to do it on my phone
Flashlight -- Thinking of uninstalling ... the Notifications Screen works fine.
Rings Extended
ShopSavvy
Spare Parts
WaveSecure
Where's My Droid -- I set it down and forget where I put it!

I also have ATK installed, but only because TV.com and Battle.net Mobile Auth don't like to shut down ... they still run and take up lots of mem after being told to exit properly.
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aBTC,1.8
Album Art Grabber,1.1.5
Android IRC,1.6.9
android20icons,1.0
AndroidKeyboard,1.0
aTrackDog,3.11
AudioManager,1.0.8
Automatic Task Killer,2.5.2
Barcode Scanner,3.1
Beautiful Widgets,2.85
BeerCloud,1.3.1
Better Cut,2.0
Better Keyboard,4.6
Camera Pro,3.1
ConnectBot,1.6.1
CoPilot,8.0.0.328
Digital Clock Widget,1.7.6
Discussion Forum,2.0
Dolphin Browser,2.5.0
droid,1.1
Facebook,1.1.2
FlashLight,1.2.1
FxCamera,0.5.4
gMob 365,2.0.5
Gmote,2.0.2
Google Sky Map,1.3
Google Voice,0.3.0
Guitar Hero World Tour,1.6.0
GuitarHero5,1.0.0
Handcent FontPack,1.0
Handcent Sms,2.9.30
Healthy Recipes,1.1
Htc Hero,1.2.1
i Music,1.0.56
Linda File Manager,1.4.2
LockBot Pro,1.10.3
Lookout Mobile Security,Beta Release 4.4.2
MixZing Lite,2.1.2
Mobentoo Marketplace,3.3
MountUSB,1.02
Movies,2.5
Music Junk,2.2
MyBackup Pro,2.2.5
OI File Manager,1.1.1
Open Home,4.4
Pandora,1.1.2
PicSay Pro,1.3.5.2
PRO Zoom Camera 5X,1.08
Raging Thunder,1,0,7
Ringdroid,2.3
Robot View,1.1.6
SDrescan,1.0.1
Shazam,1.3
SoundHound,1.0.11
Spare Parts,donut
SpeedXGalagus,0.94
Swype,0.35.3959
System Monitor,1.5
Tiger Woods 2009,1.0.0
Tone Picker,1.0
Torrent-fu,1.5.10
Transdroid,0.14.0
Uninstaller,1.3.2
User Dictionary for Hero,1.0
Visual VM,1.0.9
Voice Text,2.2
wallpapers,3.5.1
Weather Widget Forecast Addon,1.2.8
Weather Widgets,3.6
WebSharing,1.2.3
Where's My Droid,2.5.2
WiFinder,1.5
Yelp,1.2


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All right...I'll join the fray.

Apps:
Advanced Task Manager -- I don't use it too often, but if you're going to have a task killer, I recommend this one.
AK Notepad
Aldiko
Astrid
ASTRO -- Great file manager. Use it to backup apps to SD.
Barcode Scanner
Battery -- HTC's battery widget.
Bubble -- Simple bubble level, with lots of options.
c:geo -- Everything you need to try geocaching.
Calvin and Hobbes -- No explanation needed.
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My device works just fine. I keep all my apps closed out if not in use. Battery makes it thru half a day usually. Depends hows much I play.
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I don't get people's fascination with Pandora and other internet radios. No control over the music? Just start with one song and listen to similar songs the whole time?

I tried Pandora when it first came out and not one person I knew had a clue it existed. I wanna say it was 2005 or 2006. Now people love it. What happened to having it on an iPod?
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Smacky...i agree about the internet radios but i dont need a ipod when my eris has the music player on it...it works great and since i have my phone with me all the time i always have my " ipod " with me all the time !!!
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Smacky...i agree about the internet radios but i dont need a ipod when my eris has the music player on it...it works great and since i have my phone with me all the time i always have my " ipod " with me all the time !!!

My car has iPod integration where it connects from a USB to the car and can connect through the port on the bottom of the iPod(dunno the techical term for it) or through the 3.5mm. My phone never worked using the 3.5 and the other plug, like I said, was for an iPod only. So I have my Touch connected and control it using the car controls and it's fine.

I'm actually more comfortable carrying an iPod and a phone around on the transit and at the airport than I am using my phone as a music player. I just feel it'll kill the batteries faster and charging while out of the house just sucks. Not bringing my charger on campus and I'm not sitting on the floor in some obscure corner of the airport with a power socket to charge my phone.

Somewhat of a rant, but whatever. I've definitely learned I sometimes expect weird things from my phone and use it differently than others so.. I can tolerate all these different uses. But Pandora on a computer at home is just as irritating to me.
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I don't get people's fascination with Pandora and other internet radios. No control over the music? Just start with one song and listen to similar songs the whole time?

I tried Pandora when it first came out and not one person I knew had a clue it existed. I wanna say it was 2005 or 2006. Now people love it. What happened to having it on an iPod?
Honestly I would love to have my own songs to go thru but I cant afford to be buying every song I like. I would much rather just hear a bunch of songs similar to what I like. It works for me. I hook my Eris up to my radio at work and rock away. Plug it in my car and do the same. No playlist to make ...just enjoy the ride.....or traffic...mostly traffic...
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Honestly I would love to have my own songs to go thru but I cant afford to be buying every song I like. I would much rather just hear a bunch of songs similar to what I like. It works for me. I hook my Eris up to my radio at work and rock away. Plug it in my car and do the same. No playlist to make ...just enjoy the ride.....or traffic...mostly traffic...

I thought of that and neither am I (rich enough to afford all the songs I want) and I don't mean to encourage it for everything, but you can turn to pirating and at least put them on your phone. There are fool-proof ways these days. Let me know if you need info. on that. It's as easy as simply going to Youtube.
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My device works just fine. I keep all my apps closed out if not in use. Battery makes it thru half a day usually. Depends hows much I play.
Half a day of battery life is "fine" with you?

We all have different expectations and requirements, as exemplified by that. I would never want a phone that didn't last the full day (for me that's about 4:30 am to about 9pm most days).

Before I got the 1750 battery the 1300 stock battery did last that long, but was down to between 8 and 15% or so. Now I see between 35 and 60% on the Spare Parts report before turning it off and putting it on the charger.
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4x4le said: Task Cleaner Pro,1.3.6.2 beta (keeps things killed that other task killers like ATK dont see, this really speed up my eris! Freed up about 8MB of ram at any given time!) although there are things I still dont like about it I gave my feedback to the dev and he said he is going to change the very things I dont like about it on the next update!! So a good dev is behind this one.

Any reason you're not on version 2.0 that's in the Market?
I wasnt updated at that time. i also am taking to heart what people are telling me about task killers. i didnt use any for a whole day and after a few hours my phone seemed to have took a liking to it. I used to constantly kill apps thinking it was necessary and that probably does confuse the phone. I probably will not bother with them anymore.

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4x4le said: Task Cleaner Pro,1.3.6.2 beta (keeps things killed that other task killers like ATK dont see, this really speed up my eris! Freed up about 8MB of ram at any given time!) although there are things I still dont like about it I gave my feedback to the dev and he said he is going to change the very things I dont like about it on the next update!! So a good dev is behind this one.

Any reason you're not on version 2.0 that's in the Market?

the update on market is not 2.0 btw its 1.3.7.2 beta
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Half a day of battery life is "fine" with you?

We all have different expectations and requirements, as exemplified by that. I would never want a phone that didn't last the full day (for me that's about 4:30 am to about 9pm most days).

Before I got the 1750 battery the 1300 stock battery did last that long, but was down to between 8 and 15% or so. Now I see between 35 and 60% on the Spare Parts report before turning it off and putting it on the charger.
No...I wouldnt say I am fine...but used to it now. I would like to extend it. I may look into it as soon as I get this speaker thing fixed.
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No...I wouldnt say I am fine...but used to it now. I would like to extend it. I may look into it as soon as I get this speaker thing fixed.
Oh, when you said it works fine I thought you meant you were fine with half a day of battery life.

You were reffering to the device's performance, etc.
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Oh, when you said it works fine I thought you meant you were fine with half a day of battery life.

You were reffering to the device's performance, etc.
I may be in denial....I may just be getting used to it....sad I know.
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Mine was NewsRoom Trial until the trial was over. I still have a hard time buying any apps.
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Well, Frisco peaked my interest in finding out if less is better. So I restored my phone to new and backup up all my apps through atrackdog. Then I installed only the ones I knew I used consistently. Here is the new list:

Exported by aTrackDog at 20:40:26 2010/02/14
aTrackDog,3.11
aTrackDog(SD),3.10
Barcode Scanner,3.1
Beautiful Widgets,2.85
Car Mode,1.2.0
Google Voice,0.3.0
iheartradio,2.2.2
Pandora,1.1.2
Screebl Lite,2.0.6
SMS Popup,1.0.7
SportsTap,2.3.8
Total 11 applications.

Result...A full day of battery. This includes playing around...surfing the web...and general messing around. So, the moral of the story. Less is better. Some may argue that you are not getting the most out of you Eris if you restrict yourself. Well now I am installing the apps from the SD card only when I need them and then removing them right away. General housecleaning rules. Now lets see if I can stick to it.....
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Opera Mini is alredy available for the droid eris and it sukks ....dolphin is way better
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I thought of that and neither am I (rich enough to afford all the songs I want) and I don't mean to encourage it for everything, but you can turn to pirating and at least put them on your phone. There are fool-proof ways these days. Let me know if you need info. on that. It's as easy as simply going to Youtube.
There's an app for that: Music Junk
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Well, Frisco peaked my interest in finding out if less is better. So I restored my phone to new and backup up all my apps through atrackdog. Then I installed only the ones I knew I used consistently. Here is the new list:

Exported by aTrackDog at 20:40:26 2010/02/14
aTrackDog,3.11
aTrackDog(SD),3.10
Barcode Scanner,3.1
Beautiful Widgets,2.85
Car Mode,1.2.0
Google Voice,0.3.0
iheartradio,2.2.2
Pandora,1.1.2
Screebl Lite,2.0.6
SMS Popup,1.0.7
SportsTap,2.3.8
Total 11 applications.

Result...A full day of battery......
Good job, Baldguy.

I admit to trying apps here and there; I'll read about something in the Eris forums, or just see something interesting looking in the Market app, and then try it out.

They always end up in the Great Byte Bucket in the Sky.

I know it is not popular to say so here, but the supplied applications in the Eris cover all my needs. Having said that, it is noteworthy that one of those supplied applications is Market, wherein many, many more are available; they anticipate Eris users wanting/needing more.
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I don't get people's fascination with Pandora and other internet radios. No control over the music? Just start with one song and listen to similar songs the whole time?

I tried Pandora when it first came out and not one person I knew had a clue it existed. I wanna say it was 2005 or 2006. Now people love it. What happened to having it on an iPod?
For me, it's a mood / situational thing. For those of us old enough to remember days before MP3 <-> auto integration, I'd compare listening to an iPod to listening to a tape or CD ... you have the music, you play the music, you get exactly what you're expecting. But even 20 years ago I listened to the radio, too. Many of the bands I listen to now I first heard on one radio program or another. My biggest complaint about the radio is that most of the time was spent on things other than the music.

Enter Pandora ... it is NOT like listening to an iPod ... it's much more the radio experience. It's NOT predictable, and you don't know what's coming next and you don't get to rewind. It also doesn't broadcast ads (they show up on your phone screen ... fine ... easy to ignore) and doesn't interrupt you for some stupid DJ trick that you don't really care to hear.

I used to be a die-hard tape/CD listener. But now I have a 90 minute commute each way, every day, and I'm finding I like to be surprised with a little something different occasionally. I like to hear from an artist I've never heard from before, or a new song from an album I missed coming out. And I appreciate doing it without broadcast commercials and insipid DJ's.

And for the days I don't want that ... I can still play my MP3's!
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For me, it's a mood / situational thing. For those of us old enough to remember days before MP3 <-> auto integration, I'd compare listening to an iPod to listening to a tape or CD ... you have the music, you play the music, you get exactly what you're expecting. But even 20 years ago I listened to the radio, too. Many of the bands I listen to now I first heard on one radio program or another. My biggest complaint about the radio is that most of the time was spent on things other than the music.

Enter Pandora ... it is NOT like listening to an iPod ... it's much more the radio experience. It's NOT predictable, and you don't know what's coming next and you don't get to rewind. It also doesn't broadcast ads (they show up on your phone screen ... fine ... easy to ignore) and doesn't interrupt you for some stupid DJ trick that you don't really care to hear.

I used to be a die-hard tape/CD listener. But now I have a 90 minute commute each way, every day, and I'm finding I like to be surprised with a little something different occasionally. I like to hear from an artist I've never heard from before, or a new song from an album I missed coming out. And I appreciate doing it without broadcast commercials and insipid DJ's.

And for the days I don't want that ... I can still play my MP3's!
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I love the fact that I can set up stations based on the artists I like and listen to a bunch of stuff from that artist as well as bands I have never heard of before. A good example of this for me is Lacuna Coil. I love one of their songs that was on Guitar Hero (I'm addicted to Guitar Hero on the Wii) and I added a station for them on Pandora. I have heard at least 12 new artists that I would never have known about before because of this. On top of that, my musical taste is very eclectic. I listen to hard rock and metal (Metallica, Korn, Linkin Park, ect), but I also like pop (Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, etc), Jazz (Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, etc) and classical (Bach, Wagner, Mozart, etc). With Pandora I can listen to any one selected category and enjoy the music there or I can play a quick mix and enjoy a little of everything. Plus, for music that I will only listen to on occasion, I don't have have the MP3s on my phone or mp3 player.
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New apps I added as of Friday:

White Noise Lite (if you sleep better with background noise, this is THE app to have. I would not have been able to make it through last weekend without it)
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I like the Places Directory. Nice find. However, I'm noticing that it continues to use GPS even when I back out of the app? Have you experienced this?
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DISCUSSION FORUM!! i can kill so much time on there, i would highly recommend it to anyone who has android
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The HTC Droid Eris launched for Verizon Wireless on November 6th in part as the carrier's first Android Phone. However it was overshadowed by the other member of the inaugural Verizon Droid duo - the Motorola Droid. The Droid Eris might look fa... Read More



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