Apps you can't live without

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tfleming23, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. tfleming23

    tfleming23 Well-Known Member
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    What are some of the apps that you cannot live with out. Trying to maximize what I am doing with my Droid and want to see what others are using frequently and why?

    Also, if anyone is an app developer, an interface to allow you to transfer tivo recordings onto the droid via wifi would be suhhhweeeeeet.
     

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  2. HotDawg

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    So far, SplashID is my only can't-live-without, I'm still testing others.
     
  3. Nidisa

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    Missed Calls
    MediaFly (for podcasts)
    Sleeptimer (set it for how long you want media to play, select media you want played, and it slowly mutes the media at the end of time you set)
    MobileBanking
    WeatherBug
    GDE
    FML
     
  4. Barbara

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    Handcent
    K9 Mail
    Moto Torch

    I have others but these are my top 3 right now.
     
  5. square

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    there are no apps that i can't live without.
     
  6. hankthe8th

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    It would be awesome if people would post the QR Code to go along with their favorite apps. Sometimes there are way too many results when I search for some of these. But then again, I'm new.
     
  7. exjimenez

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    Tucson
    GDE
    DockRunner
    DroidLive
    Weather Widget - Donate
     
  8. chefboyardee

    chefboyardee Well-Known Member
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    For threads like this, I sit at my computer and search google with this string:

    site:androlib.com "splashid"

    Then use the barcode scanner app to read the QR Code on the result on the Droid.

    Yes, I could do it all on the droid, but I find it faster this way when I'm going to install and test 20, 30 apps at a time. Hope that helps :)
     
  9. taz55

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    how do you scan it? I don't understand this process.
     
  10. HotDawg

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  11. chefboyardee

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    1. Download an app called Barcode Scanner on your android device.
    2. Open barcode scanner app, point it at the QR code on the androlib page
    3. Click "open in browser" when it locks on the barcode
    4. You are now in the market on your droid and can install from there.

    Hope that makes sense!
     
  12. taz55

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    makes perfect sense. Thanks

    will shop savy work with this?
     
  13. chefboyardee

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    I wanted to say yes, but i also have shopsavvy installed and tested it just now, and could not get it to lock on the QR code, but was able to get it to lock on my Sprite can immediately. So i'm going to say probably not, but I am not 100% sure on that.
     
  14. Dave17

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    This tip is sick. Thanks!

    Dave
     
  15. Jesson

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    - SportsTap
    - YouMail Visual Voicemail
    - Amazon app with barcode scanner
     
  16. jdroid61

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    I love Locale. It allows you to control settings of your phone based on: GPS location, time of day, calendar, contacts, etc. Seems to really help conserve battery power, as with "situations" you define, you can shut down Bluetooth, Wifi, turn off ringer, dim screen etc. I have situations for work and home time slots, both of which have wi-fi on and Bluetooth off. Then I have mobile time slots established where I do the opposite; Bluetooth on (in the car) and wi-fi off so that it's not constantly searching for signal. Helps alot!
     
  17. pbwhite

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    Thanks for that, Chef! Been looking for a site that covered lots of apps.
     
  18. johnlgalt

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    Be careful. I have run into a couple of apps that are listed on Androlib that are not in the Market, and vice versa (not really a major problem considering the number of apps out there, but it can happen).

    Also, Androlib seems to be a bit behind the the version number.

    Finally, Androlib does not support Google Search options - AM does: Google search - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    If anyone know of a Fx extension for PCs that will display the QR Code right in the Google Search, that would be awesome....
     
  19. rlittle66

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    it will not as the QR is associated with a web address and not a purchase amount which is why the sprite registered immediately and the QR did not register at all.

    Happy Droiding
     
  20. Matthew

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    Meebo IM
    MotoTorch
     
  21. Joewoowoo

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    Lookout mobile security-(free) antivirus. contacts backup and phone finder

    pkt auctions Ebay (free)

    Where (free)

    weatherbug (free)

    Advanced app killer (free) saves battery by shuts down apps that you dont need running

    Zedge & Mabilo (free) download ringtones and wallpapers

    Sportstap (free)
     
  22. trapster (finds speed traps)
    handsent SMS (1000 times better than standard sms)
    mymaps from google (editable maps)
    media fly for podcasts
     
  23. rlittle66

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    For Me I am pretty fond of all my applications, but if I had to list a some they would be:

    Nimbuz (free Multi Chat app)
    Barcode Scanner (Free)
    Advanced App Killer (Free)
    Google Maps (free)
    Where (free)
    3Banana (Free Note Pad)
    MountUSB (Free)
    MotoTorch (2nd Pay App .99)
    Talk To Me ( Free Voice Translater AWESOME App)

    What I would Like to see come out is an app for Video Recording for the Motorola Droid That would be spectacular REALLY!!!
     
  24. rlittle66

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    For Me, I am pretty fond of all my applications, but if I had to list some they would be:

    Nimbuz (free Multi Chat app, Ymessenger, Skype, Gtalk, Myspace to many to list)
    Barcode Scanner (Free)
    Advanced App Killer (Free)
    Google Maps (free)
    Where (free)
    3Banana (Free Note Pad)
    MountUSB (Free)
    MotoTorch (2nd Pay App .99)
    Talk To Me ( Free Voice Translater AWESOME App)

    What I would Like to see come out is an app for Video Recording for the Motorola Droid That would be spectacular REALLY!!!
     
  25. chefboyardee

    chefboyardee Well-Known Member
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    other than the default camera app? are there any particular features you're looking for that doesn't come in the stock video recording app? there's qik, which can even do live feeds, that's a pretty cool app. but i use the default one most of the time.

    i can't live without

    dxTop ($2.99, home replacement)
    startup auditor ($.99, stop programs from starting on startup, or ever opening at all)
    quick settings (free, notification bar access to a *lot* of settings)
    lightning bug (free, for rain sounds etc when going to sleep)
    last.fm (free, radio type service, i also use slacker, pandora and AOR but prefer last.fm)
    abduction (free game)
    ringdroid (free, ringtone editor/creator)
    advanced task manager (free, for hand-killing apps when necessary)
    google voice (free visual voicemail)
    barcode scanner (free, for scanning QR codes especially for apps, eg androlib.com)
    shop savvy (free, for scanning real barcodes in stores, friends houses, to create wishlists and comparison shop)
    wavesecure (free, remotely lock down (and make your phone scream LOUD!), wipe, backup your phone (backup is limited to contacts and sms though, not the entire phone))
     

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