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  1. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    thanks to those of you who have helped me put this list together or provided links to the applications.
    -bjf88
    -tpatnoe
    -xstackedx
    -rycheme
    -renholder5x
    -hattrick
    -jaboda79
    -OfTheDamned
    -Trident


    So I thought I'd do the new users a favor and start a list of the must have apps.
    Feel free to add any of your own to this list.


    Astro
    -file manager
    -easy backing up applications
    -easy application installation from non-market sources
    [​IMG]

    Lookout Mobile Security
    -backs up photos, call logs, and contacts
    -remote gps locating if your device is lost
    -enables remote siren in case you phone is lost around the house
    [​IMG]

    Swype
    -keyboard replacement

    Pocket Empires
    -fun game
    -free
    -check at your liesure, slow paced
    [​IMG]

    Battery Left Widget
    -tells the amount of time left until your battery dies
    -accurate to the minute
    -widget available in 2x1 and 1x1 sizes
    [​IMG]

    Screebl
    YouTube - Screebl Overview
    [​IMG]

    SSI GTASKS TODO
    -simple to-do list that synchs with google tasks
    -good integration with PureCalendar Widget
    [​IMG]

    ScreenModeWidget
    -3 toggles, stay awake, screen stay, and auto sleep
    -screen stay keeps the screen from locking
    -auto sleep locks and tuns off the screen
    -stay awake allows the screen to sleep but not lock
    [​IMG]

    Audio Manager Widget
    -allows volume for alarm, music, alerts, ringer, system, and voice to be controlled on the homescreen
    [​IMG]

    City CallerID
    -lists the city the call originates from
    -type in number and see where it is registered
    [​IMG]
    Skype for 2.1
    [​IMG]

    Waze
    YouTube - waze guided tour
    [​IMG]

    Android System Info
    -Spare Parts meets Astro meets Battery Meter
    -tons of details about phone and processes
    -task manager
    -application manager
    **disclaimer**
    I don't recommend using a task killer, since dropping mine, my phone has become much faster. use at your own risk
    [​IMG]

    PDA Net
    -bluetooth (2.0+) and wired (1.5+) tethering
    -mac or PC compatible
    -allows SMS sending via your computer
    [​IMG]

    Gesture Search
    -allows searching of apps, contacts, music etc by drawing the letters
    [​IMG]

    MixZing Media Player
    -replacement for stock music app
    -mp3 tagging
    -mood player
    -homescreen and lockscreen widgets
    -finds album art
    **recommend using the paid version, lots of ads in the free version**
    [​IMG]

    Handcent
    -replaces messaging app
    -customizable appearance
    -pop up for received messages
    [​IMG]

    Pandora
    -internet music player
    [​IMG]

    Album Art Grabber
    -find album artwork
    [​IMG]

    gDocs
    -edit, synch, and read google documents
    **i couldnt get this to synch my documents, hopefully you have better luck**
    [​IMG]

    Keyring Rewards
    YouTube - android application key ring demo 5 9 09
    [​IMG]

    Red Poker Club
    -free multiplayer Texas Hold'em
    [​IMG]

    USAA Mobile
    -for online banking at USAA
    [​IMG]

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  2. bjf88

    bjf88 Well-Known Member

    Screebl :D
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  3. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    looks cool, but for a power management app, it seems too heavy. ive seen much simpler ones that did the job just fine
  4. bjf88

    bjf88 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what you mean about "power management". That isn't what I got it for. I use it simply to keep the screen on while I am using it by sensing movement so I don't have to keep touching the screen to keep it from turning off.
  5. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    that sounds interesting. ill look into it in a little while
  6. wyzird

    wyzird Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know of a good speech to text app?
  7. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    Vlingo.will post later



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  8. tpatnoe

    tpatnoe Active Member

    ScreenModeWidget . Use it to keep screen on and disable screen lock.
    City Caller ID
    AudioManager
    K-9 Mail
    MyTasks

    Does anyone know of a good Note, Memo, or Task program that auto syncs with your Google account?
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  9. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    There is an app that is supposed to synch tasks. didn't work for me. Will post it when I get home. And city caller is nice, but made the dialer even slower.


    Please be patient, I'm at the doctors with strep, will post more when I get home



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  10. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    I'll have to check out Pocket Empires, that sounds pretty cool! I did hear something about battery life widgets draining battery life, though.
  11. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    Pocket empires is becoming one of the most played games, its pretty fun.

    I Haven't seen any drain while using this one, and its helpful beyond belief. Tells down to the minute how long until your phone dies.



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  12. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    Wow! Thank you! I'm gonna check it out!
  13. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    No problem. Maybe if this thread keeps growing it should get sticky status?



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  14. Trident

    Trident VIP Member VIP Member

    I think that's an awesome idea!
  15. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    updated with a few new apps.
    city caller is also nice, however the app has been taken down from androlib and the market place. if someone still has the apk could you send to it me so i can post it?

    @tpatnoe
    couldnt find screenmodewidget. might want to try screebl. looks like a more advanced version of what you were talking about. also couldnt find a free version of audio manager and im only posting free apps for now.
  16. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    updated with three new apps and a thank you section
  17. xstackedx

    xstackedx Member

    Some of my favorite apps are:

    Waze:
    An excellent GPS APP
    Waze: Way to go

    Aldiko:
    Ebook reader which offers hundreds, maybe thousands of free books legally.
    Features | Aldiko - eBook Reader Application for Android

    Movies by Flixster:
    Excellent for finding latest movies and show times at local theaters
    [​IMG]

    Connectbot:
    SSH/Telnet client that also offers a local terminal emulator for your phone.
    connectbot - Project Hosting on Google Code

    ASE:
    Adds scripting support to your phone
    android-scripting - Project Hosting on Google Code

    aTrackDog:
    A very useful utility to update and manage installed apps.
    aTrackDog - An Android Applications Version Tracker
    Also tracks the 100 most used apps and has compiled this list.
    aTrackDog - An Android Applications Version Tracker

    ~~~~~

    OP, I do not mean to hijack your thread. I just wanted add my most used apps to this thread and I encourage others to add their favorite apps here as well.
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  18. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    Lookout seems awesome.
    Just registered and had the things GPS locate my phone... pretty accurate...
    Do you know if there's a way to stop the screaming from the phone? I clicked on stop scream from my computer... but it took about 30 seconds for the phone to get the message..
    People at work were saying "answer the damn phone" lol...

    Also, about the anti-virus,
    I've read many posts about people saying that it's not really necessary on these phones. Have you found that it slows down your phone at all?
  19. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

  20. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    only way i know to stop the scream rather than just waiting is a battery pull

    and ya...honestly i dont know how important it would be either. ive never had it warn me about anything.
    no speed issues resulting from it though. there is a momentary lag after installing while lookout scans it, but i think in the settings you can turn off automatic scans.

    and the gps is awesome!
    got it down to the exact room i was in. :D
  21. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

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  23. andrizoid

    andrizoid Well-Known Member

    thank you xstackedx
    i only posted waze because i feel likt the others a a little more specific to a certain type of users. im trying to compile a list of apps that are useful to everyone. i did borrow waze though. looks really cool. you are also on my thank you list :)
  24. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

    May I recommend some Patron throat syrup....
    Fix you right up ;)

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  25. rycheme

    rycheme Well-Known Member

    I really like Android System Info and Apps Organizer.
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