First Apps for your phone


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  1. Wake4x4ptball

    Wake4x4ptball Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    when you guys buy Droid X on july 15th what first apps you planning to download/install from android market
     

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  2. Lars

    Lars Well-Known Member

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    estrongs file ex
    androzip
    astrid
    autotask
    timeriffic
    docstogo
    fring
    bofa
    usatvguide
    easytether
    pandora
    tapatalk
    ipcamviewer
    rdp
    zillow
    googleskymap
    defendhomeland
    dolphinhd?
    earth
    movies
    flixster
    wordpress
    photoshop
    ragingthunder
    scannerradio
    barcode
    shopper
    swiftp
    winds of steel
    wordpress

    I'm sure I missed some. Luckily I backed up all my apks from my Inc in case some of the updated versions suck. Happens sometimes. Dophin and Fring come to mind.
     
  3. DrJD

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    Thank you Lars!

    As an Android newbie (coming from the iPhone for the last 3 years), I can't tell you how helpful it is to see a list of good apps!!
     
  4. MisterChase

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    Yeah, I wish there were some kind of "Beginner's Guide to Android" somewhere, for us Android Newbies to learn the basics and get up to speed on the essential apps. That would be nice.
     
  5. verdegallardo

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    Apps on my Evo that I'll transfer over:

    Jorte - awesome calendar

    ATK - it helps battery and especially memory (just my experience!)

    Dolphin HD - browser - might not be using this on the X though

    OpenTable - great for restaurant reservations

    Backgrounds - I like to change mine almost daily!

    TuneSync - for wifi syncing my android with my mac based itunes

    Ringdroid - Very easy to use - makes ringtones out of your own mp3s (there is a native way to do it too though)

    Barcode scanner - very handy!

    Gentle Alarm - not sure if I'm going to use this on the X or not yet, but it's a great alarm app

    PDANet - tether computer to X, haven't tried it yet

    Raging Thunder 2 - cool racing game

    Movies

    Probably some more when I search through the market and 'must have' posts!
     
  6. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

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    Adobe Reader (pdf)
    AK Notepad (great little text file program/can import & export easily)
    Android DOSBox (plays old DOS games)
    AnyCut (create shortcuts to phone settings)
    Astro File Manager (Install apps <apk files>, manage directories)
    Barcode Scanner (reads barcodes & QR codes, then gets product/link/text info)
    Compass
    Firefox Mobile (eventually...lol)
    Flashlight (multiple colors!)
    Google Earth (probably needs an update)
    Google Sky Map (I can see Alpha Centauri, well not really)
    Google Translate (even has speech translation)
    Google Voice (free sms)
    Quickpedia (quick wikipedia)
    Robo Defense Free (tower defense)
    Solitaire (Forty Thieves is addicting)
    Speedtest.net (test internet speeds)
    StopWatch
    Sudoku Free
    The Weather Channel (love the weather alerts)
    Wifi Analyzer (shows graphs of wifi signal strengths)

    Note: I've never bought apps for my G1 & I don't see buying any for my Droid X.

    edit: added descriptions
     
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    Adobe
     
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  8. D13

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    Just a note to android beginners. At first I was all over task-killing programs. But after deleting it I noticed better overall performance from my phone (Droid). I am NOT saying to not get any of these apps...just letting ya know.:)
     
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    ^To make your life easier you could just create a Taskiller widget on your home screen, and just press it once to kill all apps.
     
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    +1 if you plan on using a task-killing program.:)
     
  11. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed that when first starting up, certain apps start on their own. Killing the ones I don't need seems to have speed up my G1, however the Android operating system is designed to kill apps of it's own accord when it needs the memory.
     
  12. Bigsulli

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    Any chance when listing the apps you can also include what they do? I know some are obvious, but others are not....especially for us newbies to the droid. Still rockin the BB Curve for another 5 days.
     
  13. D13

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    I recommend google voice to everyone.:D
     
  14. Lars

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    I feel your pain. WM user here and I have two itouches; a 1G previously jb'd and a 3G now on ios4. I can say that android has replacements for all the great apps on iphone. Fear not. I had some root apps like wifitether and a commandline terminal for issuing su commands locally. Those will have to wait with the X. You're going to love having a real file system on your phone. Facebook on iphone is still the best version though. Crazy since FB is MS. You're going to like the RED map too LOL. The only time I've had to plug my Android in to a PC was to root it. Everything can be done OTA including copying files back and forth. No silly restrictions about having to use wifi to do stuff (unless you want to talk and surf at the same time). However when itunes works it is simple for syncing. I doubt you will have any "oh crap, android can't do this obvious thing I assumed it would". Be prepared for a much more customizable interface with many many settings and options.

    wifi analyzer mentioned by someone else is great too for configuring APs and picking the proper unused channels that don't overlap with neighbors.
     
  15. SiXiam

    SiXiam Well-Known Member

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    Check ;)
     
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    I agree! Who doesn't want free texting? :D
     
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    HR BATTLE 3D!!!!! lol

    Maybe Launcher Pro or ADW - 2 of the best launcher apps. I give the edge to Launcher Pro for having the scrolling dock area. Its too complicated on ADW.

    Tapatalk - forums that use it, it makes it easier to browse and post on forums from the phone.

    PhoneMyPC or log me in - remote desktop apps

    eStrongs File Explorer - this and Linda File Manager can do file transfers to and from your PC over Wifi.

    Beautiful Widgets - very nice clock and widget app.

    Home Switcher - easy switching of launchers

    I woulda said Swype but it comes already installed......:D
     
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    FML
    mabilo ringtones
    TIKL(its pretty neat app check it out if you never heard of it. makes ur phone into like a walkie talkie)
    Save MMS
     
  19. verdegallardo

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    I forgot about beautiful widgets, I definitely will get that!
     
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    If you guys have app brain, you should go there and copy the BBCode here, makes finding and downloading the apps you are suggesting much much easier. Also its a great app the carry on your phones!:D
     
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    double post sorry
     
  23. digitalzombie

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    Eh? I may be new to smart phones, but why are you replacing a phone that only came out a month ago?
     
  24. jroc

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    I forgot to add Moto Torch. That saved me when the power went out a few weeks ago.
     
  25. D13

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    Who doesn't want the latest and greatest.:)
     

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