What are your favorite must-have Droid apps?


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  1. minyangmao

    minyangmao Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I love shopping on the Android market for great apps =) share with us your favorite apps on this thread =) Mine:

    Credit to androidforum for many of these app suggestions. See here:
    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/18323-helpful-links-info-motorola-droid-users.html

    My favorite Droid apps (3 tiers):

    Tier 1: On my home screen (most useful/most potential):
    Gdocs notepad (syncs with google docs, others use ak notepad)
    Gtasks (syncs with google tasks on gmail)
    LockPattern OnOff (careful, don't forget your pattern, can brick your droid this way - google login to override pattern lock does not work on some droids including mine. Hopefully they'll fix this soon)
    Shopsavvy vs barcode reader
    Keyring
    Pandora (or last.fm if you prefer)
    Weather (that's the full name, i like their widget better than all others)
    Power manager full (may want to wait till they fix the bluetooth toggle to buy, but i like having dif power profiles to switch to for home vs out and about - i place shortcuts to the profiles on my home screen and oneclick to activate. Alternative is 'locale' but locale doesnt work very well for droid)
    Bluetooth toggle for droid (using this till power manager fixes itself for bluetooth)
    Advanced task manager (i like that there's auto-end on the full version...saves me the trouble of closing programs manually. Is also a great easy interface for uninstalling programs)
    Gps status (i use this for remembering where i parked my car, free and better than other parking apps. Just go to 'radar' view and click 'mark')
    Meebo IM (better than IM+ lite, free, create a meebo acct and just sign into one acct and you'll have all your IM including facebook chat!)
    Google navigation (included, it takes a while to get used to, but the key is making a 'my maps' on google maps on your computer, hitting 'layers' on google nav and 'more layers' and choosing your 'my maps'. Easier to get places this way than thru 'contacts' in my opinion. Also try mounting the droid vertically for gps use, i like it because you see forward more rather than to the sides - i wonder why other gps dont do that, it makes so much more sense!)
    Buzzlock
    Where
    Google voice
    Quickpedia (wiki reader, better than the rest bc font size adjustable)
    Gmote (havent tried yet but looks promising)
    Funny jokes (heh heh)
    Easy dialer (my go-to for making calls to family and friends quickly)
    Battery widget (this is the exact name)
    Cardiotrainer (better than andando i think)
    Bff photo (facebook photo albums of friends)
    Instant lyrics
    World weather (i use mainly the widget x 2 to see the time in asia so i know when i can call family and weather in chicago so i can gloat at my freezing friends =)
    Facebook (from facebook inc)
    SportsTap (best sports app. Period.)

    Tier 2: Not on home screen but good to have:
    Owner
    Saymyname donut (talking caller id, make sure to get donut version, not the old one)
    Ringdroid (make own ringtones)
    Tone picker (set anything as a ringtone)
    Where's my droid

    Tier 3: Other useful apps:
    Shazam
    Places directory
    aCar (mileage, maintenance, etc)
    Astro (file explorer manager)
    B-folders (for keeping sensitive data, can't speak for security, but better than nothing)
    Backgrounds
    Bible (all Bible versions, but needs data connection)
    Dockrunner
    Documents to go
    gStrings (great free guitar or other instrument tuner)
    Guitar chordz
    Mabilo ringtones (a team, airwolf, stargate...need i say more? =)
    Movies
    My coupons
    Prayers to share (share and pray for requests anonymously)
    Poke a mole
    Robo defense
    Amazon
    Amazon mp3
    Motorola media link (program for your pc, havent used yet but looks to be best solution for syncing music)
     

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  2. benna12

    benna12 Active Member

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    the tip for the Navigation with Google Maps is a great one, but when I go to try it, I try to add a location to My Maps on the website, but when I go to look in my locations and had saved the address with a title, it just brings me to the town, not the exact address.

    How did you get your addresses saved in Google Maps?

    Thanks,
    Ben
     
  3. t4bz

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    Ah...this is the way to save favorites (like on a Garmin), maybe? Cool! I'll give this a try at lunch. Thanks for the list. I'm a Google Market addict.
     
  4. minyangmao

    minyangmao Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So go to google maps, make a "My Map", then click on "My Map", then click on the map name "Home" or whatever, and it should show a map that has all your locations on it, add different locations. to get the exact address, click on the particular address listed under your "Home" map.
     
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    quixand Well-Known Member

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    So while you're in the car mode, it will pull these saved favorites?
    Also, it says these are public on google maps?
     
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    I tried it and I keep getting an error that says:

    The community map could not be displayed because it contains errors.


    Anyone know?
     
  7. Redflea

    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    Great list, thanks for posting. First list I've seen in a while where I found some new ones that were worth downloading for me. :)

    Add a few that I like:

    Spare Parts - look at battery usage and other settings beyond the normal set available
    Home Switcher - if you're using multiple home programs this is a must
    OI Notes - allows import/export of CSV files from Outlook/Palm, etc.
    Ring Toggle - Chose vib/ring, vib, ring, or silent w/a single click
    MountUSB - simple app gives one-click mount. Minor savings of clicks, but I really like this one for some reason. :)
    Bookmark Importer - allows importing of bookmarks from popular browsers

    Just put EasyDialer on my home screen...very nice, especially the backup option.
     
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    barry99705 Well-Known Member

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    Led Flashlight
     
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    There is an app called "My Maps Editor" by Google in the Market, with it you can save your current location, but you have to open My Maps editor, can't do it from within "Maps". Hope this helps.
     
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    I'm getting the error on the droid when I select my map, maybe it has to sync up for a bit?

    edit: yup, just needs a bit to load up the data, just went into it again, and it's now without error!

    Outstanding!
     
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    ronjcar Well-Known Member

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    I know I saw a internet address that I could view apps from home computer, but can't find it know. Anyone know what it is?

    Thanks
    Ron
     
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    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    Androidlib.com
     
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    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    Found a new must have. SuperDial. T9 diakpad that searches your contacts as you type.

    Just like on my old Blackberry.
     
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    syntrix Well-Known Member

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    Thanks

    Ron
     
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    PROXOID free tethering to your phone.
     
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    Xscope Browser is my new favorite app. it's soooooooo fast.... especially with an overclocked droid.
     
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    My most commonly used apps are (must like them if I use them a lot, right?)

    Palmary Weather (looks much better than the Weather Channel Amp, and updates better)
    Handcent for SMS
    Beautiful Widgets (with Beautiful Home on my primary screen)
    Calculator
    Sound Manager (to enable vibration when I set the phone silent)
    FML (when e-pinching)
    Daily Dilbert
    AK47 (for when I want to kill a mo****f***er)
    Locale (for toggling settings, with the dock plugin)
     
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    aaaaaaaaaand because you're behind this gem! ;)

    agreed it's a must have when either talking about apps (ah hem, this post) or to share stuff with friends!!
     
  22. Joewoowoo

    Joewoowoo Well-Known Member

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    here is a few, that were not mentioned
    Aim
    Bar control ( simply adds icons for apps to the tool bar up top)
    color note
    Fios mobile (set a recording from anywhere to your home tv)
    Fios mobile remote ( use your droid as your tv remote control , uses wifi)
    screen mode
    screen on
    rain alarm
     
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    Aldo Junior Ao2 Well-Known Member

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    I like btunes because it looks better then stock but again looks like the iphone weird.
     

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