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Old August 16th, 2011, 05:13 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Both of these can be combined into one widget using Widgetsoid or the stock widget, Power Control.
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My favorite is Netflix 1.2.2 Which has been modded by Dblfstr over at XDA! If you're rooted and running Gingerbread, there is no green bar.

Here's a link if you want it!


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Ok, guess I'll try to narrow it down to one app. Truth be told though, all of the apps I have on my phone are my favorites.

Right now my fav app is SeriesGuide Show Manager. I get so busy that I forget what shows are on what night, so it keeps track of them for me (after I set my favorites) and sends me notifications set up through my calendar. It even lets me know the dates of future series premiers.

I had this app on my Intercept, but it lagged the phone out really bad. I stumbled upon it again last month and gave it a try.. runs smooth as silk on the OpV!

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Ok, guess I'll try to narrow it down to one app. Truth be told though, all of the apps I have on my phone are my favorites.

Right now my fav app is SeriesGuide Show Manager. I get so busy that I forget what shows are on what night, so it keeps track of them for me (after I set my favorites) and sends me notifications set up through my calendar. It even lets me know the dates of future series premiers.

I had this app on my Intercept, but it lagged the phone out really bad. I stumbled upon it again last month and gave it a try.. runs smooth as silk on the OpV!


Oooo that looks awesome! I didn't know such a thing existed-must check it out now!
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Scanner Radio is pretty cool. They have a free version. Listen to local police, fire, emergency services.

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Note Everything - memo pad, can't believe something like this isn't included

Simple Sound Profile Widget - does just what it says

Can you update all of your contacts at once with Handscent? I need to let them all know I've changed my cel number...
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I don't haνe Haηδscεηt but it should be under the option "Group Messaging". There's quite a feω aρρs on the Μarκεt that comes ωith Grouρ Μεssaging.
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I don't think this has been mentioned but I like it a lot even though it does just one quick task: Screen Off

Usually when you are done with the phone the screen stays lit for 30 seconds or more (depending on what you've made your setting) while you are not using the phone or have put it in a pocket.

With this app you just tap the icon and the screen immediately turns off.

I like it a lot.

BTW, great forum. Newbies like me can really learn a good deal about these amazing devices.
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I don't think this has been mentioned but I like it a lot even though it does just one quick task: Screen Off

Usually when you are done with the phone the screen stays lit for 30 seconds or more (depending on what you've made your setting) while you are not using the phone or have put it in a pocket.

With this app you just tap the icon and the screen immediately turns off.

I like it a lot.

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The button on the top right doesn't quite get it there for you?
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The Optimus comes with this preinstalled as an external widget.

#13 in the diagram is the location of the widget.
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Old September 13th, 2011, 04:58 PM   #114 (permalink)
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The Optimus comes with this preinstalled as an external widget.
Ö which can wear out over time. In addition, hitting the power button usually requires two fingers or finger + palm. Tapping a widget on a screen requires only one finger, e.g., when the phone sits on a table.

Bottom line, while I donít use the mentioned widget myself, I can see its use.
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My Tracks is my favorite app yet (I ride a dual sport motorcycle and it tells me where I've been) but HeyTell is running a close second. Pretty damn convenient being able to leave voice messages for someone or communicating back and forth without using the phone.
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Got this one as the free app of the day at the Amazon store.
I would pay for this one in a heartbeat.

FlexT9 Speak-Trace-Write-Tap

4 ways to input text into ANY application INCLUDING voice dictation.
Can be setup as the default keyboard. I do have it on the SD card
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I read some where that the VM Optimus hardware included a FM tuner. Has anyone heard this and if so is there an App to download that makes use of the FM tuner built into the phone?
The LG Optimus V does not include a radio tuner. Tune-In Radio is a free app that IMHO works better than a tuner. No external antenna/earphone (you can use BT headphones), better reception (no distance problems).
Good luck with your V, I have been happy with mine
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Got this one as the free app of the day at the Amazon store.
I would pay for this one in a heartbeat.

FlexT9 Speak-Trace-Write-Tap
Another keyboard to consider, just installed today and LOVE it is TouchPal.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.cootek.smartinputv5

I am so much faster on this one that I was at swype.
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"Favs" change so often... "currently" my favorite apps are:

Font Changer (root) - Android app on AppBrain I changed by system font to ComicSans and everything looks better. (must be rooted)
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Android System Info | AppBrain Android Market just clean and informative.
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It's great though. 3D flipClock and weather. Works great and is nice to look at and very configurable.
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After trimming my collection down a bit, here are the ones I use now:

Battery: Juice Defender keeps the battery working longer
Guitar Tuner: GStrings Free works pretty well, no problems, includes temperings
Camera: HDR Camera – excellent photos, takes time to take them.
Barcode Scanner for QR codes, QuickPic for viewing
Misc: Android Assistant, Fast Reboot, App2SD Free
Health: My Tracks for logging my walks
Launcher: GO Launcher Ex has the most stuff. ICS Launcher is a pretty cool Ice Cream Sandwich clone/launcher. My current fave.
Network: WiFi Analyser is very good
Connection: MyPhoneExplorer is excellent for connecting phone to computer. WiFi, USB or BlueTooth
Notes: Scratch Pad
App Stores: GetJar, Amazon Appstore, Appbrain
Car stuff: Gasoline Fillup Record keeps good track of mileage
Clock: Alarm Clock Extreme(Free on GetJar)
Weather: BeWeather (Free on GetJar)
Phone: Groove IP (front end for Google Voice, VOIP)
Widgets: Weather: BeWeather has decent weather widgets,
Calendar: Smooth Calendar has the best calendar widgets,
Clocks: gTabSiMiClock the best so far, with Minimalistic Text close behind. ICS provides a nice analog clock widget, as does Alarm Clock Extreme. ICS looks better, ACE is slightly easier to read.
Messaging: HeyWire does a good job of messaging via WiFi
Keyboard: Swype is still my favorite.
Not a launcher: Fake IPhone 4S is a cool app, most stuff works.
Office suite: Documents to Go is the only Excel viewer that was able to view my spreadsheet correctly. QuickOffice was the worst, OfficeSuite came close.
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PowerTutor - Android app on AppBrain
You can actually watch how opening and closing an app effects power (drain). Turn on airplane mode and watch it drop! Shows you mW of power for EACH app, or all together. Best battery monitor I've tried! It drains the battery itself, so only use it for short tests, or some fixed time (ie: don't forget to turn it off), it shows you what it's using.

When you first open the app you get a warning that it might not be compatible to the phone. I ignored it and seems to function well.
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You can actually watch how opening and closing an app effects power (drain). Turn on airplane mode and watch it drop! Shows you mW of power for EACH app, or all together. Best battery monitor I've tried! It drains the battery itself, so only use it for short tests, or some fixed time (ie: don't forget to turn it off), it shows you what it's using.

When you first open the app you get a warning that it might not be compatible to the phone. I ignored it and seems to function well.

Well that sounds awesome, I must try it out! Thanks for the info tcat!
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HOw do you have so many apps on the phone? I have a 16gb card installed but the phone memory is almost filled up. I moved what I can to the card but it seems every time I download a new app, I have to delete something else to make room.
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I hear ya Darth Vader...LOL

I went down that path with a previous phone and I hated not being able to do it right, I felt so stupid, and powerless...
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I went down that path with a previous phone and I hated not being able to do it right, I felt so stupid, and powerless...
I was actually quoting Yoda, but that's close enough!
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I'm only a couple months in with my phone but i've got a medium smallish list of apps that will be sticking around a while... if something isn't listed, that doesnt necessarily mean i don't have it or an equivalent - just that i haven't "made my mind up" yet. This is for *favorites* after all. I'm leaving out the market apps, games and such for brevity.

Somewhat categorized:

ES File Explorer
Dolphin Mini
Launcher Pro

Stitcher
Nerdist Widget
Proopcast Widget
Scanner Radio

Widgetsoid
LauncherDock
Advanced Clock Widget

Evernote
Keeptrack Pro (got as amazon FAotD)

RealCalc
Tricorder
Smart Compass
PowerTutor (as needed)
Barcode Scanner

QR Alarm Clock (am rolling my own custom version as we type.)
Toggle Airplane On Boot


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Auto Airplane and/or
Power Schedule

Im on the lookout for a similar, but better & still fairly minimal equivalent to the last two. They both kind of suck in a "you wouldn't see this on an iphone" kind of way. But they do the job.
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I can't believe how little my list has changed. Wow, I'm boring...
Most of the same stuff but no more Android Assistant. Watchdog and App Cache Cleaner instead. Simi Folder & Simple Text Icons make my screens clean and mean.

And this is my 500th post, finally! Wanted it to be in the V forum just like my 1st.
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Now your officially a Senior. Lol
I got there way before you though, so I shouldn't say too much.
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I had a membership here since I bought my phone. I lurked in silence until about November. I haven't shut up since.
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here's the list of what I use:

root explorer
opera mini
myyearbook
Gamefly
viber
easy mp3 download
adobe reader
antivirus pro
minebuilder
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moboplayer
musixmatch
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Google maps/street view.
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I had a membership here since I bought my phone. I lurked in silence until about November. I haven't shut up since.
Well, that explains a lot...I've been wondering how you've been here as long as I have but I had no recollection of even running into you until recently. Glad my old coot memory isn't that bad.
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I can't believe how little my list has changed. Wow, I'm boring...
Most of the same stuff but no more Android Assistant. Watchdog and App Cache Cleaner instead. Simi Folder & Simple Text Icons make my screens clean and mean.

And this is my 500th post, finally! Wanted it to be in the V forum just like my 1st.

Well well well.. what do we have here... melim's 500th post. Found it! LMAOOO...
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Not since college, but sometimes I'm tempted!

Revisiting this thread I came across my old force post.. Just for the records.. I have not touched it either since 1987 (3 years after college for me)...

Glad you havent catered to your temptation...
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I usually don't go for this sort of post 'cause things can get evangelical, but I came across an app that I truly think should be a standard feature on all droids. I used to get accidental calls out where I wasn't actively controlling the phone, like putting it in my pocket. I went for a lock screen app where I had to lock it when I was putting it away and then unlock it when I wanted to use it.

Smart Screen Off is the app I just found and it is a definite keeper. No more lock/unlock. Just put it in my pocket or lay it face down and SSO uses the proximity sensors to turn the screen off and on. No more pocket dials and minimum effort to make my phone work for me instead of the other way around.
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Here's my favorites. All free versions except where noted.

EasySMS - fantastic program which lets you use your computer's screen and keyboard to send and receive SMS. One of the only apps where I paid for the Pro version just to support the author because it's so good - not because of some function which was locked out of the free version.

zxing - open source free bar code reader with a web link.

Mortplayer - best music player I've found. It's one of the rare ones which lets you select music by folders as well as Playlists and ID3 tags.

tricoder - geeky but surprisingly useful in many cases (wifi signal strength, background noise levels, etc.)

Lookout - I'm just using the free version right now. If you can't figure out where you left your phone inside your house just go to the lookout website and it'll tell your phone to scream (rather loudly). It can also display the phone's location on a GPS map (useful for when you've actually lost your phone). Plus a virus checker.

ES File Explorer - decent file explorer, including your local WiFi network.

Moboplayer - fantastic video player. After installing the player it installs a specific set of CODECs for the Optimus V's processor. That enables it to play videos which won't normally play on your phone. I use it for FLV, MP4, and a variety of other formats, even complete 2 hour movies which I've reencoded myself to watch on my phone.

call control - great for sending telemarketing and other annoying calls to voice mail.

yard sale - uses Craigslist and Google Maps to show you all of the yard sales in your area and gives the text description of the sale. Then you select directions and it passes on the geographic coordinates to the Maps application.

sticky notes - pretty ordinary post-it note app. I only use it for one purpose - I've got a post-it on my home screen which says "If found" and when you click on it it says "Please call" with a friend's phone number. Just a precaution but it might come in handy some day.

Text Editor - plain text editor. I'll save text files (to do lists, grocery lists, etc.) on my phone and it's nice to have a simple, plain no-frills text editor to read the memos.

3D Digital weather -a nice widget which also includes a clock, a battery charge indicator, and a couple of other features.

UTC clock - shows the time (with seconds) synchronized with atomic clocks. The clock in your phone can be off by almost a minute, this will give you the actual time.

swiss army knife - just downloaded and I'm starting to experiment with it.

I've got other apps but these are my favorites including some haven't been mentioned already. It's been interesting reading this thread and I am planning on checking out some of the apps others have mentioned.


I'm still looking for a decent free PDF reader. My previous phone had a text reading app as part of an Office package where I could reformat the text to fill the screen and let me select the font size. That made it practical to read non-DRM PDF books.
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That's impossible without knowing what you need.
I will advice you to stay away from task killers, and battery savers (The Newer Android OS's don't need them). Instead install a widget app that will allow you to control the WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, and Auto Sync without having to keep digging into the settings menu. Then turn everything off until you need it. Turn the screen brightness down low enough so you can still see the screen.
When I leave the phone on (screen off) and turn off everything mentioned, I can go to bed with 100% battery and wake up with 100% battery.
Other than that it's "what every floats your boat".
Maybe you could post what kind of functions you would like an app to perform and we can start with that.
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