topmost important apps for x10mp (help a newbie)General

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  1. sniperdude

    sniperdude Well-Known Member

    hi guys no doing very well customising this phone at all ama total noob to this kind of phone

    can't get any other widgets other than the default clock onto the first home screen

    haven'ta clue what are the best apps for the phone anyway
    can't get my wifi to connect either

    so to get things started I thought start my asking what are the most important apps to have ?

  2. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Hello there, and welcome to the forum and the land of the X10's.

    I have an X10 large so I hope the advice that I am giving is correct for your phone as I can't check it out...

    My understanding is that you can only get one widget per page on the mini's and as the clock is a widget other than modding your 4 corners for fast access I think that's all you can put on there.

    Best apps to start off with imho are Astro file manager, Bluetooth File Transfer, Handcent SMS.

    Astro allows you to look around your SD card and manage all the files as you would on a PC with a file manager - move, copy, paste, delete. It also has its own image viewer so you get a little thumbnail on images where as a lot of the other file managers just give you the name (not great when you are trying to arrange 50 different pictures with numbers as their name!)

    Bluetooth allows you to send easily to other phones and to use your device to remote view their files and select copy paste them to your sd card. Until you get the update it is the only way you will get files bluetoothed to your device.

    Handcent SMS is a really cool texting app but in addition allows you to save MMS pics to your SD card and offers an option for selecting music on your phone to be notification sounds.

    I am sure others will chip in but these are three good basics to get under your belt so to speak.

    The other thing is when you explore the Android market, only download one app at a time... give it a coupld of hours and check your battery levels. You occaisionally get an app that eats your battery - I tripped up with a battery monitor of all things. So if its all looking OK then go ahead and add another. The three above are pretty tried and tested so you should be fine with them.

    Hope it helps and hope you enjoy your new phone.
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  3. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Well-Known Member

    Yes thats right.


    But a better home is adw launcher, it can be fund on market and then you can have more widget and icons and folder on you home screen

    here is a pic of my home screen on mini pro

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  4. rosered

    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

    Oh yes, plus 1 on the ADW just wasn't sure how it ran on the mini's. There is a great little app that goes with it called Home Switcher if you can find it on the market (just recommended it to someone else and they can't find it) It lets you set your default home launcher or easily switch between ADW or SE's stock.
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  5. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Well-Known Member

    the home switcher is not show in the market on the mini's but i think it can be fund on the internet
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  6. sniperdude

    sniperdude Well-Known Member

    thanks for the replying all

    am starting to get my head round using this now, everytime i resolve a problem I love the phone a little bit more :)

    I have adw setup and working and looking great

    will grab the astro file manager and Handcent SMS

    one thing I do see is themes for ADW that are not in the market place but are available free on the net but I don't know how to manually install them
    if anyone can help me with this I would be grateful.

    but the real challenge of today is to get this connected to my wifi
    it just dont want to play ball

    it sees my wifi and its encryption i click connect and nothing happens
  7. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Well-Known Member

    if you install handcent or another sms app you need to deactivete the buildin sms app, that you do with go to settings > sony ericsson > messaging and untrick notifications and notification vibration and i have also untricked delivery report

    if you do not disable it you will get notification from buildin sms app and the new app
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  8. sniperdude

    sniperdude Well-Known Member

    thanks knudsen81 I will be sure to do that

    I just fixed my wifi connection problem too :)

    was just my encryption method needed changing so it included AES because it wouldn't connect via TKIP alone
  9. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Well-Known Member

    no problem....

    I hope you will be happy with you device, if you have a problem with it, you can always post here, i believe some1 would help you :D
  10. Vexelius

    Vexelius Member

    Aside from the excellent suggestions from rosered, other applications that could be useful for you are: Google Googles and Barcode Scanner.

    The first one allows you to search by taking photos (it's not too accurate right now, but it's great to show off your android's capabilities) and the second one is quite useful, as it will enable your phone to download apps, check websites and add contacts by scanning QR Codes.
  11. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Well-Known Member

    on my phone there is already a code scanner installed by default
  12. Vexelius

    Vexelius Member

    Well, guess that depends on your carrier, mine had Facebook and twitter apps already installed but lacked the QR Code scanner. Maybe the OP also lacks this one, that's why I'm suggesting it.
  13. knudsen81

    knudsen81 Well-Known Member


    but a code scanner is nice to have :D
  14. deepak27s

    deepak27s Active Member

    try desk helps to change the home between 2 launchers if u hav so

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