Essential Apps for TransformTips


  1. Kmfiremedic111

    Kmfiremedic111 Well-Known Member

    I know there are other lists for essential apps, but most are all types of categories. I would like to know essential apps for the Trsnsform. More so functionality and opperating system apps. So far I have heard a lot about LauncherPro. And anotherone called syncmypix. Please suggest some apps you found useful to contacts, pictures, Internet surfing (I.e. Good browser) also app management and such. Thank you.

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  2. beezie916

    beezie916 Well-Known Member

    Mail = maildroid
    Browser = xscope
    appsinstaller for easy install/uninstall/app saver built into one

    File browser = Astro or Estrong

    If your rooted Quickboot and Adfree are must haves
    sms+ backups is nice way to back up all texts to your gmail acct.

    backup = mybackup Pro
    :cool:
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  3. Kmfiremedic111

    Kmfiremedic111 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. What about LauncherPro? Looks cool but you must agree to give it access to pretty much everything on your phone. Web, Contacts, Pictures, Everything and anything. That seems like a bit too much. Can anyone also recommend a good battery manager, task killer? Also how can you upload pics to facebook? Only options are gmail, picasa, text messege, or regular mail. How is it done??
  4. Kmfiremedic111

    Kmfiremedic111 Well-Known Member

    Never mind. I figured out the facebook thing.
  5. stevek216

    stevek216 New Member

    For the transform I need:
    Advanced TasKiller which has a nice widget you can just click to kill all running tasks.

    Launcher pro because i hate the sprint id think on the homepage and would prefer more options.

    I like Dolphin Browser for internet but that's not super Transform specific.

    One of my favorite apps is appbrain which is an alternative interface for android market. Where this app really shines is with its computer syncing. If you download appbrain and fast web installer, you can use the appbrain website to choose apps to download which, once you choose to download, will instantly start to download on your phone, whether it's by the computer or not. It takes a little finagling to set up but it's worth it.
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  6. TheRH

    TheRH Well-Known Member

    Appbrain- app installer
    Launcher Pro- Replacement Launcher
    SMS Pop Up- Integrates will with default SMS/MMS client
    Weather Bug (free edition)
    Astro- File Manager
    Double Twist- Audio/Video
  7. nstg8r

    nstg8r Well-Known Member

    see below:
  8. L7NirvanaLove

    L7NirvanaLove New Member

    I can't open the launcher pro on my transform does anyone know why?
  9. tytasupra2jz

    tytasupra2jz New Member

    Launcher Pro (a must)
    Advanced Task Killer
    PdaNet
    Opera Mini
    Winamp
    Pandora
    GPS OnOff (widget)
    Sense Analog Clock (like beautiful widgets but free)
    Ringdroid
    Zedge
  10. vanburen72

    vanburen72 Well-Known Member

    I have SMS Popup and was wondering if there was a way to choose mp3s for the notifications? All it gives me a choice for now is to choose from Android System sounds, or Zedge downloads.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks!
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  11. Gamingguyx

    Gamingguyx Active Member

    I've been making the tones on my computer just using sound recorder, then putting them in the audio folder on my Transform. Then I use Ringdroid to make it an official notification ring or ring tone or whatever you want it to be.
  12. speeder760

    speeder760 Well-Known Member

    My Setup:

    1. Home: ADWLauncher EX, WAY better than launcher pro which is what i use to use.

    2. SMS/MMS :Handcent SMS, like it because theres a lot of customizable options.

    3. Phone Options Widget(Like Power Control but can customize): Extended Controls

    4. Clock/Weather: Sense Analog 24 Clock, also customizable.

    5. Ringer Control: Simple Sound Profile Widget, is like profiles on blackberry's.

    6. Security: Lookout

    7. Browser: Dolphin Browser Mini

    8. Back Up: Titanium Back up and i also use SDX Stock App removal to back up stock apps because titanium doesn't back em up.

    That's my "essentials"
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  13. monmur

    monmur Well-Known Member

    I just tried twice with the Sense Analog clock and no-go on the Transform. It downloaded and installed, but the "open" button was greyed out. Bummer.
  14. [TheAndroid]

    [TheAndroid] Well-Known Member

    That would be because its a widgets, AKA, You need to help your finger on the homescreen until the list of options appears, then hit widgets, and then tap whatcha wanna put on your screen :p
  15. monmur

    monmur Well-Known Member

    Yeah, tried that. Even though it said downloaded and installed and the "open" button was greyed out, it does not show in my widgets list at all when I do the steps you mentioned to add it to the home screen. I even tried with a blank screen to ensure I had enough room and it's not on the widgets list. Weird. I tried 2 different Sense Analog clocks with the same results. I ended up with "digital clock widget - 2.0.2" which doesn't seem as cool as the Sense Analog one, but it added to my widgets list and homescreen!
  16. speeder760

    speeder760 Well-Known Member

    Here's the exact name of it "Sense Analog Clock Widget 24" and the developer is "Factory Widgets"

    Are you sure your downloading the actual widget? because there's also skins so that might be what you downloaded.
  17. [TheAndroid]

    [TheAndroid] Well-Known Member

    Speeder has a point, I would check that man..
  18. monmur

    monmur Well-Known Member

    Well, I searched on that exact term "Sense Analog Clock Widget 24" and came up with 11 results...all by Factory Widgets. When I selected a few to see the info on them, none of them were named exactly that with the "24" on the end. Some had 4x2 on the end, but not 24! One of the results that came up out of the 11 was the one I had tried to load and it didn't ever make it to my widgets list after download and install (with "open" button greyed". For now, I'll stick with the one I've got (although I really want to use the "small glass" one by Factory Widgets). Thanks for all the suggestions!
  19. monmur

    monmur Well-Known Member

    Oh and BTW, my phone is NOT rooted, so maybe that's why these widgets don't actually make it to my widget list from Factory Sense? Who knows...
  20. [TheAndroid]

    [TheAndroid] Well-Known Member

    I'm testing it out
  21. monmur

    monmur Well-Known Member

    Oooh, don't bother. I tried again this morning and after re-booting the phone (post "install"), the widget finally showed in the widgets list so I can add to my home screen. Very weird. Murphy's Law. Which is fitting, as I am a Murphy. Thanks all!
  22. [TheAndroid]

    [TheAndroid] Well-Known Member

    Anytime man :p
  23. speeder760

    speeder760 Well-Known Member

    I should have suggested reboot, i now remember that some widgets require a reboot, i heard that some where but idk where lol.
  24. Chacon27

    Chacon27 New Member

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  25. icebrrg3rd

    icebrrg3rd Member

    If you want sounds for your notifications, just add a "notifications" folder in your sd root folder (similar to putting ringtones into a "ringtones" folder). If you have a zedge folder, just go and open that, you'll see a "notification-sounds" folder. Grab the mp3s outta there and drop them into your "notifications" folder, and when you pick android system sounds, there they are! You can then remove the zedge folder if you are not going to use them anymore.

    -Andrew
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