"Must have" applications for Galaxy


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  1. Kamala

    Kamala Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Title says everything. I made this thread to help newcomers with basic stuff.
    Apps Installer - Enables install from SD card (you can download app with your comp and put it on SD card)
    Quick System Info Pro - Imo the best task manager/monitor for Galaxy, has everything that we need. Second choice for OS Monitor
    BateryTime Lite - Precise and lite app that monitors your batery status, can be used as widget but Im not using it due to low available memory in Galaxy.
    ES File Explorer - Really good file manager (manages your files in phone and memory), also would recommend OI File Manager (lite but with less settings)
    WiFi Buddy - I find default WiFi search very annoying, this will help you if you think like me.
    Dropbox - Shares files with your computer
    Msn Talk - Msn Client
    Fring - Was the best VOIP client, sadly not working for Skype anymore so we are waiting for Skype VOIP app that actualy works.
    Skyfire - Browser that supports flash.
    Zedge - Huge collection of wallpapers and ringtones
    Digiclock - Only widget that Im using atm, only cause it has date and day with not much usage of memory.
     

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    Frojd Well-Known Member

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    I recommend using as few background services as possible because of the low available RAM. Therefore all kinds of battery-monitors, task killers and things that run in the notification bar.

    @Kamala: Why use "Apps Installer" while having a file manager installed?
     
  4. Kamala

    Kamala Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Easier to use and matter of choice for people who dont want to mess with other files :)
     
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    camera 360 - massive improvement over default app; take better pictures
    swiftp - turn your phone in to an ftp server to gain access to it over wifi or 3g for easy file transfers
    opera mini - the only way to properly browse the web without 3g/wifi
    barcode scanner - for qr codes
    momentflash - or any other flashlight app
    tea timer - or any other countdown timer to tell you when your pizza is done
    mysettings - quick access to a bunch of settings like screen brightness, ringer mode and on/off for wifi/3g/gps/airplane/bt and more
    calwidget - the best, most customizable calendar widget
     
  6. bresslau

    bresslau Well-Known Member

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    The apps I use most: [1=cool 2=great 3=must have]

    • 3 Google trio: gmail, contacts, calendar
    • 2 Aldiko, ebooks
    • 2 Opera mini. I have problems with skyfire, too slow. But it does show flash videos, so stays installed.
    • 1 SetCPU for overclocking settings
    • 2 Twidroyd, twitter client
    • 3 Facebook app
    • 2 Meridian for music and videos
    • 2 3banana for note taking
    • 3 Alarm Klock - mind the K
    • 2 Droid48 - hp48g calc simulator
    • 2 Astro file manager - also for installing APKs
    • 3 Google Maps original and Brut's version for countries where the oficial one is not fully supported
    • 3 Barcode scanner
    • 1 Handcent SMS
    • 3 Glowing Pear - LED flashlight
    • 1 Andoku - Sudoku
    • 2 Expensify - travel expenses
    • 1 Programm Manager - TV schedule for Germany
    • 1 Engadget app
    • 3 AnyCut for special shortcuts
    • 1 Camera magic - to fix the standard camera app
    • 2 eBuddy for chat
    • 2 PapiJump - silly simple game, great for kids
    • 1 Ringdroid for making ringtones
    • 1 Shazam - recognizes songs (rarely use it, but works great!)
    • 1 Smartpark - find where you parked your car
    • 3 SotpWatch - includes countdown
    • 2 Battery Widget
    • 2 Startup Cleaner Pro - seems to work, not sure if it really helps with performance, though
    • 3 Swiftkey Beta - Great keyboard, with great text prediction. Pity only one language possible, at the moment.
    • 3 Swype - even better text input method. Doesn't have all the languages I really need, though.
    • 1 Mandelbrot Map - rarely use it, but, as a great fractal fan, a must have
    • 2 SMS backup & restore
    • 3 SMS backup - this one send the SMS' to gmail, fantastic!


    Apps I am looking for:

    • Alternative to Gmaps that doesn't need internet connection all the time. Haven't figured out how to use Brut's caching feature. I am willing to pay for good navigation.
    • better browser experience. I still have to apply the hacks to keep the last page open in opera mini.
    • A good voice/sound recorder. record, stop, save.
    • A good news app that doesn't stay on background.
    • A better TV schedule for Germany, with the possibility to choose which channels to keep an eye on.
    • A better way to manage google contacts
    • A better dialer
    • Ukulele chords and lyrics with tabs app. Similar to Chordie website.
    • Bus, underground and tram schedules for German cities.
    • Media player or play list creator that automatically generates different lists: most frequently played, newest, long time no play, based on mood or rhythm, party shuffle, etc.

    Cheers!
     
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    Snazzy Well-Known Member

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    Glowing Pear is a great application. There is some "open" versions of iGo floating around the interwebs that you can google and find. It is slow but usable and it does not require an data connection.
     
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    i switched from glowing pear to momentflash because the icon was so ugly :p
    (was a while ago, may have changed since then)
     
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    hi, iGo seems to be nice, I will look into that.

    Cheers!
     
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    handcent sms, opera mini, dropbox, shazam, spare parts, es file explorer...
    root explorer - very useful app
    agenda - best calendar widget i tried
    quick settings - like my settings etc, but includes APN on/off
    GTasks - syncs with google tasks, very useful
    Battery indicator - shows battery percentage in top bar
     
  11. Kamala

    Kamala Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    AppSwipe! - Task killer, first time ever I've seen Memory Free: 44MB on my Galaxy, but careful with this app can kill system processes also.

    Camera360 was sweet application, not anymore cause of many limits that came with new update. If anyone needs it, I have old .apk file of this app.
     
  12. specjr

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    Hello all, What are you fav games for the galaxy? I've only found a few that i like, Jewels, gem miner, 2 tower defenses.
     
  13. rsbenedict

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    I'm liking Angry Birds! :)
     
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    I can't install it on mine :( i7500l. It says cannot find on market and when i d/l the apk it says it can't unpack.
     
  15. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

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    It works fine on the Galaxy i7500? I pretty much gave up on this because f lag and it shut down all the time. That was the Beta though.

    I'm really liking fruit ninja, although it's not free. ;)
     
  16. rsbenedict

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    I have the Epic and no force closes or lags on it. It's still in beta, but looking forward to the full version.
     
  17. DaSchmarotzer

    DaSchmarotzer Blame it on me VIP Member

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    Oh, that explains it. This is the Galaxy I7500 subforum, hence my surprise. :p
     
  18. rsbenedict

    rsbenedict Well-Known Member

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    Oops. Sorry, didn't realize. I get here from an RSS reader and it doesn't always let me know which sub-forum I'm in. :(
     
  19. Kamala

    Kamala Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Try "Trap!", very addictive thing.
     
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  20. specjr

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    Thanks for the Trap! suggestion. Fun game port of one i played long ago. Installed dummy test 1 and it's sorta fun. It's like brain age and i'm looking for a port of that now. I've been using appbrain because I find it a lot easier to find and install things. Do most of you use that site as well?
     

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