what apps should be deleted/dowloaded?


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  1. dh4645

    dh4645 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    got my Aria last week and was wondering what apps should i delete from the phone that at&t already has on there.

    also, what is a good starting list of paid and free apps to get from the market?
     

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  2. Cronis

    Cronis Well-Known Member

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    at this point you cant Delete AT&T apps unless you root... and if you do root you should pretty much delete them all lol.

    as for free apps advanced task killer is handy, Paper toss and doodle jump are fun time killers. Although be careful if you have younger siblings, they will try and steal your phone at every opportunity if you let them try those games :p

    I will let the others chime in with their favorite apps
     
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  3. whitenack

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    I have just had it a few days, but here is what I have done so far. All of this stuff is free on the market....

    Google Stuff:
    Google voice
    Google Latititude
    Google Goggles
    Google Shopper - can't get this to work yet...camera error
    Google Sky Map

    Other Stuff:
    Mint.com
    Pandora
    Vuvuzela (moonbeam's version)
    Shazam
    IMDb
    YouVersion Holy Bible <-- excellent
    3G Watchdog

    I highly recommend the 3G watchdog if you are on a tiered data plan. It helps you keep track of what your data usage has been. You can put a widget up on your screen that calculates it in real time.

    Updates
    7/14/10
    Setting Profiles Lite - Allows you to change settings (sounds, wifi, etc.) based on different variables (time of day or location or time and location). Testing out to see which is better..
    Timeriffic - Same as Setting Profiles Lite, but maybe has full capabilities (instead of the Setting Profiles being the "Lite" version? I'll report back.
    Google Translate - probably handy to have from time to time.
    Epocrates - Haven't set it up yet...not sure if it will be useful
     
  4. whitenack

    whitenack Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and I almost forgot, I also have the weather channel app.
     
  5. Ambictus

    Ambictus Well-Known Member

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    Apps I have:

    3banana - Awesome note taking app. Syncs to an online location
    Barcode Scanner - Scan QR codes
    Calorie Counter - Shows nutrition info for a lot of foods
    DroidFit - Tracks workouts
    Google Goggles
    MSN Droid
    Google Sky Map
    Google Places Directory
    Google Shopper - Doesn't work for some reason
    Urbanspoon - Good for finding restaurants in the area
    Yelp - Good for finding reviews on things

    Games:
    Abduction!
    Bubble Burst Free
    DopeWars
    Jewels
    Red Poker Club
    Toss It

    All are free.

    Let me know if you want QR Codes for them.

    Edit: Oh... and Pandora though I only use it on wireless when at work on the weekends.
     
  6. whitenack

    whitenack Well-Known Member

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    Looks like the Android market just update Shopper, which fixed the camera bug.
     
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  7. markj

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    I also confirm this update - there is no more camera error.
     
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    Ambictus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the update fellas! :)
     
  9. markj

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    Here's a list of all the apps I have downloaded from the Market, all for free. I'll be updating this list whenever I find new apps, and including the updates at the bottom under Edits.

    App Management

    • AppBrain
      • I HIGHLY recommend installing this app and signing up online at AppBrain.com before installing any apps through the Market. This allows you to browse and install apps FROM YOUR COMPUTER, over the air. Just find an app on AppBrain, download it, and your phone will automatically link up and install the app. Plus, the phone app gives you a complete list of all the apps you've installed on your phone, with the ability to uninstall them as well.
    Internet

    • Dolphin Browser HD
      • MUCH better than Skyfire, Opera, etc. Very good user interface, fast loading, great bookmarks, and more.

    Battery

    • BatteryTime Lite
      • Shows the approximate amount of time you can perform certain tasks on your phone depending on the percentage of battery life remaining (live). For example - at 100% battery, I have approximately 6 hours and 47 seconds of talk time, 4 hours and 22 seconds of web browsing, etc. VERY good, including live widgets.

    File Manager


    • Astro File Manager (v2.5.2 - 7/14/10)
      • Simple and easy to use, but with many advanced features as well. Pleasing UI.

    Messaging


    • Handcent SMS
      • Easily the best messaging client available. Tons of options should you choose to fully customize your messaging experience. Custom notifications for individual contacts as well.
    • SMS Popup
      • Displays a popup upon reception of a new message, customizable with three different buttons of your choice (like reply, delete, etc.). Personally, I use SMS Popup to replace Handcent SMS's popup.

    Weather

    • The Weather Channel
      • What more of a reliable weather source can there be? Supports the ability to save multiple locations. Very detailed weather descriptions as well.

    Data Usage

    • 3G Watchdog
      • Highly recommended by many users, especially those with a lower data cap. Live updates on data usage as well as customizable warnings.

    Maps & Navigation

    • Google Maps / Google Navigation Beta
      • Both work seamlessly together. As usual, Google Maps is quick and accurate with anything. Google Navigation is VERY fast and accurate, although the beta's guide voice is a little hard to understand on the Aria's tinny speakerphone. Nevertheless, both programs perform exceptionally fast and without error.

    Camera & Photos

    • Camera360
      • Available in free and paid versions. Very versatile camera app that (in my opinion) actually takes higher-quality photos than the default Camera application. Many selectable photo resolution choices. Various well-executed photo effect modes, including HDR imaging.

    Language & Speech

    • Google Translate
      • Simple and straightforward, based off of the Internet Google Translate service. Many languages, good translation, with available text-to-speech option.

    Miscellaneous

    • ShootMe
      • Simple screen shot generator that snaps photos anywhere you are on the phone with a simple shake. Great, easy to use, can hide in the background.
    • Google Shopper
      • Nice for scanning bar codes when shopping. Pulls up various product information from the internet. Recently updated (7/13/10) to fix camera error bug on HTC Aria.
    • UrbanDictionary
      • Just for fun :)
    • FlightStats Lite
      • For those that fly frequently, or need to track that significant other as she flies to a different country for three weeks :'( , FlightStats Lite is accurate and easy to use, with the ability to save different flight numbers. Even shows arrival/departure gates for most airports.
    • IMDb
      • Just like the website we all know and love, IMDb provides an immense amount of information on all movies, new and old.

    All of these are free and available on the Market. Hope you find some of these helpful!

    Edits

    • 7/13/10
      • Added Google Maps/Navigation Beta to Maps & Navigation
      • Updated Astro File Manager to v2.5.1
      • Added Google Translate to Language & Speech
    • 7/14/10
      • Added Camera360 to Camera & Photos
      • Added IMDb to Miscellaneous
      • Updated Astro File Manager to v2.5.2
      • Added AppBrain to Application Management
     
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  10. whitenack

    whitenack Well-Known Member

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    This is a great idea. I'll try to remember to do the same. In addition, each time you make an edit, create a bump post so that we get a notification to check this thread.
     
  11. markj

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    Will do :)
     
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    Updates

    • 7/13/10
      • Added Google Maps/Navigation Beta to Maps & Navigation
      • Updated Astro File Manager to v2.5.1
      • Added Google Translate to Language & Speech
     
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    Updates
    7/14/10
    Setting Profiles Lite - Allows you to change settings (sounds, wifi, etc.) based on different variables (time of day or location or time and location). Testing out to see which is better..
    Timeriffic - Same as Setting Profiles Lite, but maybe has full capabilities (instead of the Setting Profiles being the "Lite" version? I'll report back.
    Google Translate - probably handy to have from time to time.
    Epocrates - Haven't set it up yet...not sure if it will be useful
    SwiftKey Beta
     
  14. Ambictus

    Ambictus Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna join in this update fun...

    Update 07/14/2010:

    SwiftKey Beta:
    This is a different type of keyboard, gonna give it a spin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHrTT0XAPJg

    Google Maps/Navigation: Forgot to mention I had this downloaded.

    Tapatalk: Good for viewing forums. I only have the lite version for now which you can't reply with.
     
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    whitenack Well-Known Member

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    Forgot that I downloaded Swiftkey too. Yeah, I'm going to give it a try and see what it does.
     
  16. markj

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    I don't like SwiftKey. For the Aria, the keys are ridiculously small. Also, I use XT9 since it's so much faster in portrait mode than QWERTY, and SwiftKey doesn't have that option.
     
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    Updates

    • 7/14/10
      • Added Camera360 to Camera & Photos
     
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    7/14/10
    • Added Camera360 to Camera & Photos
    • Added IMDb to Miscellaneous
     
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    A quick opinion about SwiftKey.

    At first I was quite disappointed. The keys are slimmer than the standard HTC keyboard so I was making a few more mistakes. I just didn't feel it offered much... until a few minutes ago. It seems once it starts getting your typing style down it really rocks! You just tap a letter then a word, it's pretty slick so far! And I was about to uninstall it!
     
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    Updates <--- click for complete list of apps

    • 7/13/10
      • Added Google Maps/Navigation Beta to Maps & Navigation
      • Updated Astro File Manager to v2.5.1
      • Added Google Translate to Language & Speech
    • 7/14/10
      • Added Camera360 to Camera & Photos
      • Added IMDb to Miscellaneous
      • Updated Astro File Manager to v2.5.2
      • Added AppBrain to Application Management
     
  21. dh4645

    dh4645 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    wow, i forgot to come back and check this. looks like i have some apps to download
     
  22. dh4645

    dh4645 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    updates?

    whats the diff between facebook app and facebook for htc sense app?
    do i need both?

    also what is footprints?
     
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    Hey guys, I have a quick question, pretty new to the forum so I don't know where to head..but Handcent is giving me issues recently so I removed it (it's sending out old messages to my friends for no reason and wasting my text quota..big bug that they still haven't fixed since the last 2 updates)

    So I was wondering, is anyone clear with how to fix the time setting on the Aria's messaging service or is it just a big glitch?
    If not..then any other SMS app to recommend other than Handcent? I'm planning on reinstalling it AFTER they fix the bug. = =
     

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