App Recommendations Needed

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by bulsworth, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. bulsworth

    bulsworth Member
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    I just got my droid 2 less than a month ago. I have been using appbrain to find some good apps but want to get some recommendations from you guys. I prefer free but if worth it willing to pay.


    1. Browser - I am always having issues with the stock browser. don't really need anything fancy just something that is quick and works well.

    2. Battery - My battery seems to be at like 20-30% by the end of the day. I am not a big user. I have tweetdeck and gtalk active during the day. I have been texting alot but barely making any calls. I use the browser somewhat. I did all the settings mentioned to help but still would love to see what else can be done.

    3. I am looking for an app where i can schedule control of the volume of my phone. While I am at work I want it on vibrate for all sounds. Then in the evenings or weekends it would be normal volume. And overnight it would be silent.

    4. Gas Price Locator - Just want something that is accurate for when it is needed.


    Plus any other apps that you guys would recommend. I don't do anything fancy with the phone but I would like to take advantage of it.
     

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  2. UnSmartphone

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    Ringer mode toggler is working pretty cool for me... you need to know how to set it as a widget...

    Scanner Radio is pretty cool to listen to police in your area...

    Teamviewer is pretty sweet... i actually went into detail in the post just below this one :)

    Handcent for texting

    Easy Reminder if you like sound notifications if you miss a call or text..

    theres a few :)
     
  3. Rokcet Scientist

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    In that case you had best prepare to do 'fancy' things...

    ...and expect an even bigger drain on your battery! :cool:
     
  4. swagner53

    swagner53 Well-Known Member
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    Just some thoughts--

    Handcent is a nice SMS alternative that is more customizable then the stock SMS app.

    Good luck!
     
  5. Nozspark

    Nozspark Well-Known Member
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    Timeriffic is good for controlling you phone's sounds & notifications

    sorry can't help you with the others...
     
  6. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member
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    Tasker can do both of these. You can set it to turn off things you don't need unless you want to use them (Wifi, GPS, etc). I also use it similar to Juice Defender to control my mobile data connection, which saves my battery and my data plan.

    Tasker also changes my volumes at night and restores them in the morning.

    I have only bothered to buy 2 paid apps. Tasker is the one I would most recoomend and it is well worth it.
     
  7. bulsworth

    bulsworth Member
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    Thanks for the feedback. I will check out tasker. it just seems like it takes a lot of getting used to. And I am not worried about data usage since I have teh unlimited plan. I am more worried about battery usage.

    Any recommendations on browser and something for the battery?
     
  8. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member
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    I use X-Scope browser and I like it. Many others like Dolphin.

    Use Tasker to control the battery as I noted above.
     

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