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  1. Kitesurfer

    Kitesurfer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I wanted to make a thread so that the best applications, games, widgets, ect. could be found easily, instead of searching many threads. Any app you find resourceful? Fun? POST IT
    Lets make this thread have all the best for your Android Phone! List as many apps as you like! The rules below are in place to make this thread efficient for its subscribers and viewers.
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    Rules:

    In this thread DO NOT repost an app that is already up and NO "o that app is sweet" comments. If its in this thread it must be sweet.

    If you disagree and think the app is bad,or you have a better app for the same use, quote the bad app and post the better app and write your review or explain.

    Reviews about the apps are helpful (What they're used for)

    You may agree an app previously listed is the best, and include why you like it. Most apps agreed with will make the Need to Have List

    You may also discuss an app, widget, ect..


    New:
    Please include wether the app is for a rooted Android user, a simple capital R in parentheses will do next to the name of the app.

    Also please put app names in Bold

    If it is not listed in the market, you can ask where to get it.

    You can ask for reviews on apps.

    PM me with anymore rules suggestions.



    Lets make this a thread to come back to for apps, widgets, games, ect.!


    Need To Have
    Shazam
    Pandora
    Barcode Scanner
    Backgrounds
    Slacker Radio
    Astro File Manager
    Swype

    Homerun Battle

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    From Previous Unedited Best... Thread:

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  2. Kitesurfer

    Kitesurfer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Act One Player- Costs about 1.50 this is a great app, list movie names, full screen, can brighten the movie ect.
     
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    Bigdaddy2009 Well-Known Member

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    Any good ones for watching/downloading movies?
     
  4. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

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    Stickied this thread for the time being..
     
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  5. Kitesurfer

    Kitesurfer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ColorDict - Great dictionary application, can install many "ColorDict Data" files, such as Thesaurus, Translations, Bible dictionary, etc.

    Ringdroid - This is an amazing app. on my old Q9C I made ring tones on my computer for my phone. With Ringdroid, you make them on your phone. And it's actually a really nice audio splicing tool. Only thing I would like to see added is the ability to Fade in and out of the audio you splice out.

    Unit Converter
    - Just as the name suggests, a unit converter app. Quick and easy conversions.

    Wifi Analyzer - Scans all of the WiFi networks in range and tells you what channel they are on, the signal strength for the networks, etc. Useful for when you are setting up or troubleshooting wireless networks.
     
  7. Kitesurfer

    Kitesurfer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A Beer - a funny app that turns your Droid into a pint of beer

    Armageddon - an awesome 3-D aircraft dog fight game using your phones accelerometer.

    Camera ZOOM FX - something extra for your camera photos.

    Documents To Go - A Microsoft office in your pocket, but a little pricey. Worth it if your a student.

    Google Earth - Google Earth in multi-touch. Third party app. Found at: Google Earth for mobile

    i Music - great song searching and downloading (for short periods of time) app.

    iCommando - an awesome first person sniper game for Droid using the accelerometer.

    Papi Jump - Awesome time Killer

    Papi River - another awesome time killer with the same concept as helicopter

    ThrottleCopter - classic helicopter game on your phone

    Jewels - the game bejeweled for mobile phones

    The Weather Channel - great weather application

    Widgets

    The Beautiful Widgets - for a small fee, have one of the best weather widgets on your homescreen

    android and me - great site in a widget, that allows you to read android updates on the go
     
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    Kitesurfer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  9. Shadowtech

    Shadowtech Well-Known Member

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    Protector - Protects any Android application with password: SMS, Gmail, e-mail, Settings, Photos, Calendar, Notepad, Chat... everything you want!
     
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    auto memory manager - (Root Required) This app helps control how much is dedicated to different processes. It helps to free ram being used by invisible, non-essential processes.

    battery left
    - widget that estimates the exact percentage of battery left as well as how long until the phone dies.

    executive assistant
    - A widget with buttons for email, texts, phone, calendar, rss, and facebook (and twitter but i've never tweeted). Displays the info on your home screen when you press the button, never have to leave the home screen.

    gentle alarm
    - I can wake up to a sneeze two rooms away, so my alarm does not need to be loud and scary. This alarm is only as loud as you want it to be, and it fades in so as not to startle you out of your dreams.

    jetflicks - stream tv shows in high quality to your phone. A 3G connection is required. The cost is $4 per month with a 12 month subscription, but if you watch stuff on your phone often, this is a great app. Good selection too.

    juice defender - still investigating but, reviews indicate that it can significantly increase the life of your battery.

    not call log - when you end a call, your phone will default to the home screen (or another screen of your choosing) as opposed to the call log screen.

    Sportstap - a widget that provides score updates. Can be configured for favorite team updates!

    palmary weather - Great new weather app. High quality images and useful information make this a very good weather app.

    apps organizer
    - place apps within folders to conserve screen real estate. Can use in conjunction with Better Cut for some real cool looking folders.

    any rss reader - A widget that displays RSS feeds on your home screen.

    3 - I think its actually called Cubed. But its a great music app. Can use a widget, displays album art. If opened, it has a very nice graphical interface. I believe it is still in beta but I have no doubt that it will be one of the better music players available. Search "rockon" but do not download "rockon", download "3". (Does not stream, plays music on SD).
     
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    DigiClock Widget - The clean legible layout made it my favorite clock widget
     
  12. iPhone2Droid

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    Voice Alerts: reads SMS, GMail, Twidroid mentions/DMs, more to you. Great while driving, as you don't need to touch the phone or indulge bluetooth. A talking alert, much more useful than traditional alert sounds.

    Alarmoid: set daily schedules for quieting sounds, including ringer. Then create a VIP list in google contacts (server), and add that list name to this app. Those folks will be able to ring thru, even during quiet time.

    Setting Profiles: set it up to, for example, turn on your GPS when you leave the house; turn it off when you return home while also turning on your WiFi; schedule turning on one or more apps by locale and/or time. The list goes on. Learning curve, but the rewards are great for those who hang in there.

    Calendar in Status Bar: square icon, reflecting day name and date number.

    Bar Control: Put whatever app(s) desired in your status bar for quick access, from anywhere.

    Flex Dialer Pro: pushes Google Voice calls thru Verizon network, while showing your GV number. Great for times when data connections are flaky. Recent update added exclusions list-- numbers to always/never use GV.

    SMS PopUp: the only messenging client that's GV friendly. Configure button for "reply to number", and you'll aways be dumped into GV for composing your reply. You get a popup notification, while retaining GV awareness for reply purposes.

    Amazon Lightning Deals Widget: Self-refreshes. Notification per deal in status bar, so you can grab sweet deals of interest. (Alternative: set up a new twitter account and follow @AmazonDeals only. Use one of the freebie twitter clients to push sound notifications to you.)

    List Plus: super-easy config to set by location. Uniquely allows multiple locales per item. (Example: Grocery items. Type in WalMart, & get a list of nearby stores; ditto Food Lion. Tap the local stores you are likely to frequent. Two locations will be added: Walmart & Food Lion, covering all branch stores you selected.)

    ToDo Q: like List Plus, only more of the traditional to-do styling. Most delightfully attentive dev I've encountered to date. Think of it as a dressed up Astrid with built-in Locale-like functionality. gCal friendly.

    dxTop home replacement: Replaces several apps. Customize icons, even folders; screenshot home screens; 5-icon customizable app dock; task monitor/killer; apps organizer via categories within app drawer-- you can also add related folders to your desktop.

    MoreIcons Widget: Make better use of the premium screen space.

    Note Everything Pro: voice/text notes optionally in the status bar and/or with sound/timed alarms; encrypted notes; toss checklists, etc to gCal

    Calendar Add Event: *quickly* add items to your preferred gCal

    Calendar Pad Pro: better UI for stock cal

    HiFi MP3 & OGG Audio Recorder: Create your own voice alerts, usable with any app accepting ringtones as alarm (freebie Rings Extended adds this capability to all apps)

    Listables: creates a linked list of all your installed apps; one tap takes you to the app's Market page

    Screebl: profoundly intelligent screen on/off automation, saving battery life
     
  13. idonthaveaclue

    idonthaveaclue Well-Known Member

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    Is any kind of a Task Killer needed for the Droid?
     
  14. Kitesurfer

    Kitesurfer Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    A Task killer is a useful thing to have to end programs when they are not responding, but also to end all programs running when you put the droid on its charger for the night. This way, is any of the apps are running with internet, they do not run through the night, and you don't get charged:).

    TasKiller - A free task killer application for your Android system.
     
  15. idonthaveaclue

    idonthaveaclue Well-Known Member

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    I put Advanced Task Killer on my wife's Droid and certain programs keep coming back on after she kills them, without opening them.
    How is that happening?
     
  16. Richie97

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    Some apps are persistent. News readers and the such usually restart to refresh any feeds you have, text message app restarts to get text messages, settings app comes back. That kind of thing, I believe. it kills all the apps you really need to kill though.
    Oh yeah my list of must have apps:
    Swype- best keyboard EVER
    Handcent- best messaging app EVER
    Beautiful Widgets- Bets clock app EVER(see a pattern here?)
    Armageddon Squadron- Best flight "sim" app EVER
    Mixzing- Best music app EVER (still going)
    Ringdroid- best ringtone making app EVER
    Advanced Task manager- Best Task manager EVER
    Phonemypc- Best app EVER

    Thats just some of my favorites.

    And Root. I know it's not an application, but Root is awesome. Probably wouldn't be as happy as I am with my droid.
     
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    HelixLauncher - best launcher, period.
    handcent
    toss it - toss paper in a trash can...perfect!
    apps organiser
    pandora
    locale, with pluggins
    bettercut
     
  18. mmarino77

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    I followed Kitesurfer's instructions for installing Swype but as soon as I tried to use it on my Droid, I got a message stating "Trial period has expired - please upgrade/update".

    Any ideas why I'm getting this message?
     
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    I re-booted the phone and it seems to be working fine now.
     
  20. Space Mountain

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    I tried rebooting as well but as soon as i tried using it again it said the same thing? Help with Swype!!!
     
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    The only one I have that hasn't been mentioned is Car Dock v2.

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    Launches when place in the dock, home button returns to the app when in the dock, icons are customizable and has 4 screens even though I only use one. Screenshot is showing the icon's I used instead of the default app icons.
     
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    ExZeus Acrade

    XGalaxy 2

    LockPattern OnOff
     
  23. mmarino77

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    I found that you must ALWAYS check the "Disable Audio Warnings" otherwise you'll get the "Trial Period Over" warning. This must be a bug. If this does happen, just re-boot again.
     
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    If you travel, TripIt is pretty good.
    Also sorry if this was already mentioned but the Dolphin browser is really good and includes tabbed browsing and all kinds of gestures... and yes, it does include "pinch to zoom".
    Lastly if you listen to music TuneWiki is great
     
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    Games
    Armored Strike-Market
    Air Control-Market

    Others
    Car Dock Speakerphone-Market, automatically puts calls on speaker when in car dock.
    Bright Dock-Market, keeps the display on when in the car dock.
    Dialer One-Market, easy to navigate for contacts and is highly customizable.
    Firehouse Scheduler-Market for $5.99 US, great for cops, firefighters, and EMS schedules.
    Not Call Log Prefs-Market, Already mentioned but a great app with no problems.
    Pro Paint Camera-Market, free and paid versions, another great alternative to default camera.
    Pic Say Pro-Market, free and paid versions, great photo editing app as well.
    PhotoVault-Market, paid app, great for hiding photos, password required.
    SMS backup-Market, back up texts to your gmail account.


    These are apps that I have and love that I did not see mentioned as of yet. Many of the apps already mentioned I have and have not had any issues with.
     

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