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Getting my sprint hero soon what are a few absolute must have apps?


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  1. ChrisPlague

    ChrisPlague Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ive done some research a few ive come up with are

    ahome or sweeter home (which one do you guys prefer? )
    sms popup
    ringdroid
     

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    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    I did not try Sweeter ... I have aHome on my stock G1,

    Dont recommend any Home Alternative if you root ..

    SMS Popup, Ringdroid, MyBackup Pro, aTrackDog, Txtract Pro, Astro, Meebo, Timeriffic, Camera Zoom, MyAccount, Waze, GPS 1 Click Direction, are just a few of must haves

    I have 300+ apps so hard to say ...:eek: :cool:
     
  3. ChrisPlague

    ChrisPlague Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    looks like im going to spend a very long time going through the android market when i first get it haha :D
     
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

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    Use this Link to search for apps ... only as good as the key words in the listing and you ability to quess right :)

    But Cyrket is a great resource to preview available apps

    Cyrket - Android Market Browser
     
  5. ChrisPlague

    ChrisPlague Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Great! thats exactly what ive been looking for THANKS!
     
  6. G8D

    G8D Well-Known Member

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    I would recommend against home replacements on the Hero, from the ones I have seen they are more based around the default Android UI and are less efficient than SenseUI.
    But if you need to get one try Panda Home (its free).
     
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    I'm kind of a sucker for really cool but often useless or unnecessary apps but here it goes.

    Locale - Changes settings based on location, like silent when at work
    Google Skymap, use the compass and accelerometer to look at skyformations
    Shopsavvy - scan barcodes to find better prices online and in stores(great for books)
    OIShopping list - great shopping list app
     
  8. Edaze55

    Edaze55 Well-Known Member

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    LOL I have been giving this a good deal of thought as well. Oct 11th will be here before we know it.

    I definitely want Locale, Pandora, Flixster and one of the multi IM clients. Probably going to need a task killer too.
     
  9. ChrisPlague

    ChrisPlague Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    yeah ive been doing some research and have a word document with a few apps to download...

    i feel like a kid waiting for christmas haha
     
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    I'm glad I'm not the only one!
     
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    Wow, I cant believe I forgot about Google Voice. What was I thinking?
     
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    ChrisPlague Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i dont know. what were you thinking. oh btw visual voicemail ftw :D
     
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    The hero will be my first android - does anyone use any virus and/or spyware protection? Is it even a necessary thing on smartphones that have webbrowsers?
     
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    That, my friend, sounds fantastic. I'm in class for the majority of my day and forget to turn my cell phone ringer back on afterward. Most of the time I miss 8 or 9 calls a night. So giddy for my Hero, now.
     
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    I saw that. I also saw something about Mobile Network Sharing. (Teathering)
    Which I thought Sprint had blocked off all phones. Now Im wondering if they are rethinking this, or it was a mistake that slipped through.

    Mobile Network Sharing
     
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    No joke. Except this kid has a lot to get done between now and then, so that makes October 11th seem much farther away.
     
  17. ChrisPlague

    ChrisPlague Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what?
     
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    Just that there is so much going on for me between now and the hero release that it feels like forever away.
     
  19. Mohsin

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    Meebo IM - allows you to sign into lots of different IM clients (Yahoo, Google, MSN, Facebook chat, ICQ, etc) and you can sign into them all at the same time, or choose which individual ones to sign into. You can then talk to your contacts as normal.

    3G Watchdog - if you have a data limit with your network for mobile internet, this app allows you to input that limit, input your month start date (i.e. when you contract minutes reset for reach month), and it tracks your usage and warns you when you're set to go over the limit. You can choose at what point and how soon you want it to warn you.

    ASTRO - a simple file manager, but absolutely crucial. Nothing glamorous, but you will need it.

    A Online Radio - fairly self-explanatory, I would imagine :D.

    Trapster - if you're a driver, this is a great app. Tells you all the local speed traps in your area, as well as hotspots for hiding police.
     
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    300+ Apps??
    Wow I looked at the android market with my PC because I do not have an android phone yet and I must say it is difficult to navigate and see/find what is available.

    I guess you need to view it on a android handset - but then you cannot see what is available before you sign the contract for a phone ;(

    What is the typical cost of each app on the market place? I heard the average iphone user spends hundreds of dollars on apps and then it is tied to a single phone - so no upgrading there or sharing with your wife :confused:
     
  21. Flying Bones

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    I've yet to purchase an app...I have 50+. There are thousands more that are also free. Most needed apps appear to be free. Only pointless apps like "pictures of girls in bikinis" have a charge.
    You'll be good to go, won't have to spend a penny after you purchase the phone, that's my experience.
     
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    AK Notepad... love it

    Shazam is pretty sweet, always seems to amaze me.
     
  23. Johnny Cakes

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    As a former Hero owner, let me say that the most important thing you can get is small fingers. I found the Hero's on-screen keyboard very difficult to achieve typing accuracy.
     
  24. maddmatt02

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    I went from a samsung rant for about a year, to the first instinct for a bit, and I find the heros virtual KB pretty easy to use, id still like an actual kb, but for a on screen one its not bad. and I dont have small fingers.
     

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