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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

    Oh WOW! That's really cool! I think I'll get rid of the stupid Cricket logo!!! :D

    Thanks SOOO much! I have been dying to know someone with the Ascend who was using Panda Home.

    Now I do!!!


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  2. joetromundo

    joetromundo Well-Known Member

    you're very welcome! at the youtube page you can read all the description in how to change the logo and the song! Also, he posted the links for the necessary apps th make the changes!
  3. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I really do appreciate your posting this. I'm going to post the video in the Step by Step Rooting Guide as well.

    You're a doll!



    PS...I'm getting ready to share my latest desktop using GO Launcher! LOL (On the Share your Desktop thread.)

    So give me about 30 mins. hahaha
  4. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Hey Joe! You forgot to take the poll and check off Panda Home as one of your favs! :p It deserves some lovin doncha think?

  5. joetromundo

    joetromundo Well-Known Member

    I don't think we can vote any longer! lol:rolleyes:
  6. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Yeah you can. Or at least you should be able to.


    PS...I just posted my latest desktop screenshots on the Share your Desktop thread.

    Left you a message there too.
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  7. rlugo29

    rlugo29 Well-Known Member

    What other browsers has it been tested against??? I'm using Skyfire.
  8. Mindbenda84

    Mindbenda84 Well-Known Member

    Because it is EPIC!
  9. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    I've had skyfire since I first got my phone, but really only use it to view flash or sites in desktop mode. Overall, I think it is clunky and not that fast. Dolphin mini is faster, but I hate not having the zoom in/out button on screen. Opera mini is blazing fast, but butt ugly. Still looking for the perfect browser.
  10. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    Dunno who did that testing, but it sure didn't pan out that way on my phone. Opera Mini easily smokes it, on WiFi and on 1x.

    I don't want to see the browser, I just want to see the webpage. If you mean it doesn't render properly, then that would be an issue, but otherwise, I don't have any problems with the looks, as I'm busy looking at the content displayed, not the borders of the screen.
  11. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    Opera Mini is not neccesarily faster. The reason for why Opera is "faster" is because it compresses the images, so that way, pages load faster. If you do look at the images in Opera, they appear blurry or you see a loss in quality. Dolphin Browser Mini does not compress the image. You need to do an apples to apples comparison.
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  12. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    The images don't need to be rendered in full if you're looking at a preview or haven't zoomed in on the page yet. Why would I care if a Google image search shows compressed pictures when I'm going to click the link to see the full image anyway? It's about the page load time, not how compressed an image is. This is, after all, a phone we're browsing on. Reviewer tests mean jack to the average consumer, and as I've sold to/worked with all types of consumers, I generally know what's more important to them.
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  13. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    I don't know what's going on between you guys, but I do agree that opera mini is blurry/grainy looking. Even text doesn't look as sharp. That is what I meant by butt ugly.
  14. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    I would like to remind everyone that this is a thread devoted to "Favorite Apps". We each have reasons for an app being one we like to use. That does not necessarily mean that our app is better or worse than someone elses favorite app.

    This is not a thread called: The very BEST apps. It is all about which apps WE LIKE the most as individuals. That is why there is a poll attached.

    This thread is for sharing your fav app.

    We all have different likes and dislikes. That's why there are so many different ice cream flavors and why there are horse races.

    What a boring world it would be if we all liked the very same thing.

    Thank you to everyone for your opinions and for taking the poll. Let's all be nice and civil so we can keep this thread going and unlocked.

    And please continue to share your new favorite apps with us here. :)


    ~ Jazz
    Gmash likes this.
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Well - hi there.

    Did we forget that we have rules around here?

    Here's my favorite: Attack issues and not each other.

    Here's my second favorite: Stay on topic.

    Here's my third favorite: When there's a post you're having issues with, you hit the !Report button attached to the left of it - you do NOT reply publicly (see my second favorite rule, above).

    And here's one I don't want to have to get added to written guidelines, but - consider it part of Da Rules -
    don't bicker publicly and then leave little notes to the mods in your posts. :mad:

    Now - anyone with issues - PM me. Anyone carrying on further - we're going to pass Go, not collect $200, not get a simple infraction for disrespectful posting - we're going to go right up to the infraction for failure to heed a mod warning.

    Now - I'm thinking everyone is immediately very, very cool and happy - yes?
    BBWJC, NightAngel79, Gmash and 2 others like this.
  16. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    My favorite so far is cpuboost.
    Then phandroid, dolphin, pdanet and z4.
  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    I was in the the neighborhood - hope you don't mind a little outside kibitzing. :)

    We tend to avoid that one in general - our view is that it tends to be kinda full of warez, and warez - while tempting - are a good infection vector for malware.

    Here's a cross-post for one of our phones, but I think it'll work fine on your Ascends:

    (Above is even easier with OS X or Linux.) The idea is - your phone becomes a network drive to your PC, but it's mega-convenient.

    And I don't think that your phones come with DLNA but if you happen to have a DLNA TV or such, that's no problem, you can serve your media FROM your phone with this:


    If you have a lot of contacts - or - if you just want what might be THE jaw-dropping app besides Google Sky or Space Junk - then this is a must-try, it works great on ALL Android phones:

    Gesture Search by Google

    And - I'm noticing some references to task killers. In general - we find that's kinda like a drug for Android - the more you use a task killer, the more you need to use it - so I thought you all might find this thought-provoking:


    One last thing for fun (and _tap_ things, like compass and the sun - it does a LOT more than you think at first glance ;)) - Tricorder

    Cheers, thanks for your time and bandwidth!
    ventovic, Jazziette and KOLIO like this.
  18. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    What's a tricorder?
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  20. BlastGT1

    BlastGT1 Well-Known Member

    EarlyMon, thanks for that huge post, I see some things I'm going to read up on.

    To add to your post, specifically the mention of SwiFTP, there are 2 other apps that I have tested which can do this:

    Droid PhoneControl
    WiFi File Explorer

    Both will setup an IP address and port number that you can access with your browser to transfer files, etc. On WiFi File Explorer, you can configure the port number as well as a password, whereas you cannot configure the port number with Droid PhoneControl. Both apps only run when you open them and specifically tell them to start, and you must turn them off when you are finished.
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  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Of those, the Droid PhoneControl looks best - very good.

    I'm cheap. SwiFTP is free, and the phone becomes a network drive.

    For remote control of my HTPC - RemoteDroid.

    Sorry if the post was too long.
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  22. Treydude

    Treydude Well-Known Member

    Does not look like Tricorder can be installed on the Ascend. Bummer
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  23. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    LOL Early!!! The post was NOT too long! It was GREAT! And thank you very much for sharing with us here. :)

    It's nice to know what popular apps users with other phones are using and especially you Mods who are really 'in the know'. :D

    What Blast meant when he referred to the 'huge' post was that it was a very nice big post!!!

    I know how he thinks. :p
    EarlyMon likes this.
  24. TazZDroiD

    TazZDroiD Well-Known Member

    Well, I guess I can finally post my fav's and feel like I belong lol

    Titanium Backup
    ADW Launcher
    GO Launcher
    Go SMS (what have I done without this?)
    androotfile (took 3 minutes to change boot screen and audio)
    CPU Booster
    Cache Mate
    Cache Cleaner
    Dolphin Browser HD (slower but nicer)
    screenshot (of course)
    Facebook (lame, I know)
    Various games to kill time and battery...
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  25. ventovic

    ventovic Well-Known Member

    I'm still new to all this but so far I like

    ream launcher

    hope to have many more favs as time goes on :)

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