Must Have Android Apps

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  1. shamim316

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    What are your must have apps for the awesome HTC Evo. Here is my list.

    1. Advanced Task Killer - Close unwanted apps that maybe running in the background.
    2. Aldiko - eBook reader. Comes with a bunch of free books.
    3. Astrid Tasks - Best task list manager I have found so far. Has options for tasks list and reminders.
    4. ASTRO - Best file manager for the phone and SD card.
    5. AudioManager - Has a widget to control all the audio options for the phone in one place. Must have app if you put your phone on silence / vibrate only / custom audio profile for alerts and notifications.
    6. Foursquare - App to publish your location information based on nearby establishments. Pushes the same info to Facebook and Twitter.
    7. Google Sky Map - Shows off a real-time view of the stars based on where you point the phone. Best app to show off to your friends with the "WOW" factor.
    8. Meebo IM - All in one mobile instant messenger with AIM, Yahoo, MSN, GTalk. But uses a lot of battery if used continuously.
    9. Mint - All in one money manager to track expenses etc.
    10. Network - I use it to turn off the GSM radio and use CDMA only. This trick has improved my battery life.
    11. Photoshop.com Mobile - Have some fun with the pictures taken with the phone. Must have to show off to your iPhone fanboys.
    12. ShootMe - Phone screenshot grabber.
    13. Shopper - Google shopping app which has a built in barcode scanner. Runs a Google product search using pictures or barcode.
    14. Ustream - Live video broadcast phone to their website.
    15. XKCD Viewer - View XKCD cartoons and the hover over text.

    EDIT - added 3 more to the list based on suggestions:


    • Dolphin HD Browser - Added to the list since it is faster and more option packed than default browser.
    • Compass - Neat app to show off the built in capability.
    • ScoreMobile FC - Something to keep track of the World Cup 2010 going on right now.
     

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  2. EarlyMon

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    You missed the biggest one - Fring with a Skype account for free platform-independent video chats - try that instead of Meebo, or in addition to.

    Others report that updating the PRL removes the need for Network.

    I far prefer Advanced Task Cleaner over ATK, and when I root my phone in the next few days or so, I'll probably use that sort of thing maybe never...

    Of course - these are just my opinions.

    BTW - I really like World Newspapers.
     
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  3. dr g

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    IMO Estrongs is better.
     
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  4. blake247

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    1. Wireless Tether
    2. Sprint TV
    3. Fring w/Skype
    4. AndFTP
    5. Appbrain
    6. Astro
    7. ColorNote
    8. Howcast
    9. iMusic
    10. Live Scores
    12. Movies
    13. Nesoid
    14. Pandora
    15. Rom Buddy
    16. Shazam
    17. Shootme
    18. Tapatalk Pro
    19. Automatic Task Killer
     
  5. jmims

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    I was an avid user of Estrongs, but I found that Astro is the only file manager that opens and properly displays html files. +1 for Astro.
     
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  6. SoFLO

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    In no order:

    Pandora
    Handcent
    Meebo
    twicca
    MixZing
    Lookout
    Battery Indicator
    LED Light
    Jorte
    EStrongs File Manager
    Dictionary
    EasyTether
    LauncherPro

    Those are the apps that I find most useful. I'm discovering new apps everyday.
     
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  7. Rolland985

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    I like and use a lot of the ones already mentioned but I wanted to add a really good one...Ad Free.
     
  8. aeiou

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    Can someone tell me what the differnce between appbrain and the app market that is already installed on the evo
     
  9. emac

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    I really like Call Confirm. It's not as sexy as Google Sky, but it's more useful. It just brings up a window asking if I'm sure if I want to call so and so. The extra window isn't annoying at all, but it prevents me from doing anymore accidental dials, which I found surprisingly easy to do on Android phones.
     
  10. sh4o8kid

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    1. ShopSavvy (finds lowest price for an item)
    2. Where (Finds lowest price for gas, listing of movies, restaurants, etc)

    Anybody else use these?
     
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  11. Upright

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    Doesn't Estrongs allow you to browse your PC files over wi-fi? That's what I read,...either way I'm going to try it out!
     
  12. sag7392

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    Oh heck yeah! I use barcode scanner as well.

    In no order-

    Pandora
    PicSay
    ScoreMobile
    Shazam
    AK Notepad
    Quick Settings
    ShapeWriter (which I hope comes back sooner than later)
    iHeartRadio
    Astro
     
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  13. jmims

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    I'm pretty sure Astro does the same thing. I'll have to double check though.
     
  14. Mabster

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    Appbrain allows you to browse the market at appbrain.com from your PC, mark apps of interest and then manage and install these lists of apps from your phone. It also checks for updates periodically on the apps that you have installed and informs you of these updates.

    The app market simply allows you to browse the market from your phone and DL apps and install them.
     
  15. marctronixx

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    yes please this is a must have app thread. no more off topic posts!
     
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  16. BenChase7

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    Does the LED Light app you guys are talking about allow you to make use of the dual LED flash as if your phone was a flash light??

    Ive tried a couple apps for this, but they dont seem to work on EVO, just other Droid devices... im looking for something like this. Thanks!
     
  17. YaBoiD

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    It works perfectly for the Evo. Have been using that app since I got the Evo launch day.
     
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  18. marctronixx

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    yep. just tried it.. nice and bright. both LEDs....
     

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  19. AJ_EVO

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    Orange County
    Astro
    Movies
    Speedtest
    Barcode Scanner
    Nesoid
    Google Sky
    Pandora
    Shazam
    Fring
    TV.com
     
  20. tp2386

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    I hardly ever see MultiRemote on people's lists. Using my phone as a mouse and controlling VLC and winamp is awesome.
     
  21. subver

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    Google Goggles
    Layar
    Dolphin Browser HD (really awesome)
    Swype
    Shazam
    Fring
    Abduction! (fun game when bored)
    Robo Defense (awesome game.. I was addicted for a long time, I got EVERY achievement haha)
    SpeedX 3D
    SNESoid
    NESoid
     
  22. shamim316

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    Thanks, I downloaded Fring and works like a charm. :)
     
  23. JunBringer

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    I just got this a few days ago, Love it! Where did it go though? I didn't know it had gone anywhere.
     
  24. weezyweazel

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    I second the Quick Settings suggestion. I'm using it to replace Audio Manager and all the radio buttons I had setup (never tried Network).
     
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