Favorite apps for HUAWEI ASCEND users!General

What's your favorite App from the Market? Also, it would be nice to tell us why! :)

  1. LauncherPro

  2. Go Launcher

  3. ADW.Launcher

  4. Juice Defender

  5. z4root (available at XDA)

  6. Titanium Backup

  7. SetCPU

  8. CPU Booster

  9. Panda Home

  10. Power Amp

  11. Zedge

  12. Handsent SMS

  13. Better Keyboard

  14. Smart Keyboard

  15. Keypurr

  16. Music Box Pro

  17. Cache Mate

  18. Cache Cleaner NG

  19. Dolphin Browser (full or mini)

  20. LauncherPro Icons

  21. Home Switcher

  22. Pandora Radio

  23. Screenshot

  24. Root Explorer

  25. Calendar Widget

  26. People Widget

  27. Facebook Widget

  28. Twitter Widget


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  1. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Please post your favorite apps here.

    This way we can possibly merge some of the other threads into this one so we can keep them all together.

    Try to keep your list to say your five favorites. You might want to give a brief explanation of why next to the application.

    Mine are:

    GO Launcher EX
    - changed my phone dramatically
    GO SMS - Used to have Handcent but like this better
    Power Amp - Great for music and also helps the inferior sound of the Ascend
    Cache Mate - terrific for clearing your cache
    Titanium Backup - Must have if you're rooted!

    Hopefully you will all add your favorite apps here to help others.


  2. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    In no particular order,1)LAUNCHER PRO(many features,ease of use,very slick & responsive,2)LAUNCHER SWITCHER(quick access to multiple launchers,3)CPU BOOST(easy set-up,screen-on/screen off settings)4)PHANDROID(no explaination needed here)!,5(Tie),CACHE MATE & CACHE CLEANER(both help performance tremendously{automatic or manually,as desired} w/o interfering with the performance of other system/user apps like the "task manager/killers & battery savers" can).
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  3. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    I credit myself for being the first to announce the Vevo app as my favorite app.
    1) Vevo-Free official app for official music videos. Nuff said.
    2) Videotonez- Check it out. Set videos to play when someone calls you. The perfect app to show-off to your friends.
    3) Lookout Free security and phone locator. What else can you ask for?
    4) Squibble Easily the best game on Android. Even better than Angry Birds, plus, it runs smooth.
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  4. Muilisx

    Muilisx Well-Known Member

    What is PHANDROID?
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  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    It's the Android market app for ANDROID FORUMS.It's what I use to talk to all of you.It works well enough,but it has a few limitations.(changing profile,forum favorites,no biggie,just go back to the full site to perform these tasks).While you're here,√out the anti-virus thread I just posted,would like your input.THX.
  6. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Ya'll take my Poll on your favorite apps I just added! :D
  7. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Well-Known Member

    I voted.

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  8. QWEST

    QWEST Well-Known Member

    Go launcher......awesome lol
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  9. vsofiy

    vsofiy Member

    u guys should add applanet
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  10. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I would if I could. It would only let me add 28 options.

    Thanks for the suggestion!
  11. vsofiy

    vsofiy Member

    a browser i use often is opera mini because of its insane speed =)
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  12. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Do you have the Ascend with Cricket or Metro? The stock browser on here is Mozilla and it's pretty fast.

    I use Opera 11. on my laptop. It's blazing!
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  13. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    So I installed launcher pro, was not prepared for it to delete all my current shortcuts and the android clock with weather info...So my question is how do I get back that clock with weather info? Never knew i cared enough about it until I no longer had it, lol

    Also, if Task Killer is bad and should not be used, what is a good app for killing tasks? I am constantly useing task killer to stop messenger (which always starts when I use Go SMS) youtube likes to start alot, browser (which I never use) and some others.

    Seems like if i stop useing task killer those apps would just continue to run, eating battery.

    One other thing, when I turn my phone on there are 8 things going
    voice dialer
    and advanced task killer

    Usually i would just use task killer to close them all..if i got rid of task killer they would all continue running..so again i ask what is a better option?
  14. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

  15. vsofiy

    vsofiy Member

    i have cricekt but overall, to me opera is fast
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  16. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Wow!! Lots of questions! LOL Okay...let's start with this one first. There is soooo much you can do with LauncherPro (LP). For starters: You can create 7 home screens, compared to only 3 with your stock launcher (Canvas). When you first start your phone and click on menu your Desktop will be the first to show up. Click on menu and select 'preferences'. Then select LP Widgets. If you want your weather widget with the clock, select it from the choices in LP. Click on the settings for the widget and format it the way you want it. Go ahead and experiment. You won't hurt it!!! LOL

    Also, if you had this running on your stock launcher it is still there and it is still running in the background. This will slow up your performance. The solution to this is to open up Titanium Backup and touch Backup/Restore, then select 'Canvas' ...then 'backup' ....then click Canvas again....click 'Freeze'. You will see that there is an option to restore it whenever you want. This is the easiest way to stop it and it will be there in case you want it back.

    LP will give you the option of creating however many screens (up to 7) that you want. When you select 7, then you scroll sideways and a new blank screen will appear. Just long press to add whatever app icons (shortcuts) you want. Do this with each screen. I have my facebook widget on one and on another I have my calendar. I have three screens of apps. If you take a look at the Step by Step Instructions for Rooting thread you will see screenshots I took of my phone with LP . It doesn't look the same now as I had done more customization.

    I don't use a task killer. I think when you freeze Canvas it will solve a lot of the probs you are describing.

    Try what I suggested above and see if it helps you. Also, be sure to download a good Cache Cleaner: Cache Mate or Cache Cleaner NG
    Clearing your cache is really important.

    Go into each of the above apps and open. Then click on menu and uncheck 'start automatically' or whatever option it gives you. Look at the other settings and uncheck those that make it come on...eg: sign in automatically (for gtalk). There will be some apps that you see in your running processes that you need for everything to work correctly.

    If you feel you need a task killer then keep it until you have everything running more smoothly.

    Some apps will cause your programs to 'force close' more often. Try to see which of these apps is causing you probs and get rid of it if it isn't a stock app you need.

    Hope this helps. Maybe someone else will come up with more info to help you!!!

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  17. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I'll have to download Opera and give it a try. Thanks for the tip!!!

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  18. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    First off, thanks Jazz.

    When I click menu from home screen I do not get any LP Widgets option in the list.

    Also, before LP I had 9 stock home screens, I read that shortening them down could reduce some lag, which is why I decided to try LP. I tried looking in options for all those programs to see if i could disable at startup but alas none had the option...so I guess I will just keep using it until I can figure it out.

    I will try the freeze deal but I am doubtful it will solve it. I will prolly just go back to stock stuff cause for whatever reason I really miss the clock/weather gadget, lol

    I just looked, I can't freeze stuff with the free version =P
  19. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Hmmm....I didn't realize you had to pay for the option to 'freeze'. IMO it is worth it!

    As for LP....sorry to hear you are having probs. I have to tell you my experience with it. When I first got it I didn't like it AT ALL. In fact I couldn't stand it!

    So I uninstalled the free and paid for versions. But then I kept reading all this stuff about how it helped performance and how you could customize it and blah blah blah. Soooo I tried it again.

    This time I spent more time on the settings (admittedly it took me some time but not all that much...a couple of hours I guess at first). But I got it set up where I really liked it and I noticed a dramatic difference in the way my homescreens looked and also in the performance.

    Then I d/loaded LauncherPro Icons and customized even further. You just have to experiment with this stuff.

    (if you want to that is)

    I can guarantee one thing:

    Your stock launcher isn't anywhere near as good as LauncherPro, GO launcher or ADW launcher.

    But you are the only one who can decide what you want and what you like.

    So sorry I can't help you more, hon!!!

  20. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    Other than losing the weather clock it seems fine...
  21. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    On the screen where you want the weather clock...long press a blank space. Then select the weather clock you want from the options it gives you.

    You CAN have it back. I have mine! I choose the LP weather widget. It's the same one that came with the phone it appears.

    There are lots of weather widgets free from the market.
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  22. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    Ah ha! Found it, thanks =)
  23. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Good! I'm so glad. I love my weather widget too! LOL :p
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  24. Darkdeity9194

    Darkdeity9194 Well-Known Member

    is there any app that copies Gingerbreads keyboard? someone made a whole suit of gingerbread mods to make your android handset look like Gingerbread, but I can't remember the Engadet article for the life of me.
  25. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    Try better keyboard. It has the Gingerbread keyboard engine but with better looks

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