Last Updated: Dec 27,2010
I am looking for what everyones top 10 free apps as well as your top 10 paid apps.
Well.. sorry... but I can't put mine in a Free/vs Paid category.... cause, if I want it, I will just get it. Not a good way to traverse through life... but that's me, nonetheless. So... the ones I am really enjoying are:
handcent (just got it a few hours ago!!) a FAVE!!
AppProtector (my number ONE priority was password protecting my texts and emails... this app handles that flawlessly)
Barcode scanner (not sure why I need it.. lol.. but someone at work said I HAD to have it... ha
Pandora (duh.. at least it's a "duh" for ME)
Backgrounds (thousands of backgrounds to choose from)
Ringdroid (LOVE, LOVE this one.. I'm going to post something about it with details)
oh.. and Smart Keyboard.... <3 ahhhh T9 <3
haha... and that's not EVEN TEN!!! Just ask saps!!! I do NOT DO MATH!!! lmao
I would love to see more
My favorites, in no particular order.
Weather & Toggle
Titanium Backup Pro
Smart Keyboard Pro
Don't have 5 paid apps so I'll just list 5
Documents to Go (view/edit word, excel, powerpoint and pdf documents)
Exchange by Touchdown (must have for any serious exchange users)
Phonemypc (remotely control your PC from anywhere)
MyBackup Pro (backup/restore apps, data and system settings; also restores market links if rooted)
BatteryLife (widget that shows battery percentage and temp)
Dolphin Browser HD
Dropbox (keep files synced between PC and phone)
Handcent (fully customizable messaging client)
Jorte (calendar widget)
NoLED (displays a visual on-screen alert
Ringleader (blackberry-esque sound profile manager)
Wireless Tether (turn your phone into a wireless hotspot; root required)
I don't have that many but here is what I have installed:
Live Hold Em'
Angry Birds (just deleted)
not call log
In terms of top 10 free I'd have to say:
Fastest Droid *
In terms of paid I dont even have five paid but ESPN Radio is divine and Setcpu [which normally is paid but I got for free ] is going to be invaluable once I get some custom ROM's.
Wow narrowing down to ten was/is tough I have easily over 100 apps/games and most are quite good
* you guys have to try this one. I only DL'd it yesterday. It thru GPS is a 0-60app it also does 1/4mile and top speed. Very cool
Anyone can get SetCPU for free from the developer over on XDA.
Yeah but if we advertise that too much too many people will just mooch it but of course you are right
Launcher Pro Plus (most features are free, but I had no trouble paying to support such a great launcher)
Root Explorer (useful, worth every penny, easy, and powerful)
Beautiful Widgets (didn't need it on the Droid X, but I HATE Weatherbug)
Pure Calendar Widget (absolute best calendar app/widget EVER, in my opinion)
AutoKiller (makes other task killers looks absolutely silly - set to optimum)
Wireless Tether (awesome, but needs root)
Physx Live Wallpaper (a neat live wallpaper with very low system overhead)
Google Navigator (stock on other droids, but still a fave)
Tiny Flashlight + LED (I liked the motorola version better, but it didn't use the LED on this phone)
Barcode Scanner (by ZXing Team - this is very useful when you need it)
AutorunKiller (same dev as AutoKiller - I have this specifically kill one startup process on my phone: Verizon's 3G hotspot app)
Kindle (they have so many free and cheap books. Love this app)
Google Sky Map
Dolphin HD Browser
PDAnet (for the times when I can't do wifi and need to plug in)
Battery Status Widget (on desktop for exact percent amount)
Starfield 3D Live Wallpaper (total star trek, star wars, star anything geek)
Google Earth (how can you NOT love this with the GPU on this phone???)
Red text = root required
Bold = Absolute must have, in my opinion
Some might disagree with some of my items, but it might be helpful.
In no particular order:
Relax and Sleep
Hmm gotta say:
Pure Messenger Widged
Advanced Task Killer (or my battery will last only 4 hours)
ADW (as shell replacement)
Alarm Clock Plus V2
Extended Controls (paid)
I generally only take free apps.
MLB At Bat (paid)
ESPN Fantasy football (paid)
Groupon (daily deal app)
WEEI sports talk radio
Then local apps, like Dispatch and WBNS TV (Columbus OH)
Beautiful Widgets (paid)
Dolphin Browser HD
This is a great post for us beginners.....can I make one suggestion - could add a little description of each app - that would be great for us newbies.....
i bought it because i want to support future work and i figured most people cheaped out on him anyways, and guys.....anyone of you who can have a cell phone like this with the plan that comes with it should be ashamed of not spending two freaking bucks on a good program
My fave apps:
Beautiful Widgets (paid)-weather/clock app with weather animations
Wordfeud (free)-scrabble game that you can play w/other Droiders. Addicted!! **Kriss76 is my user name if you wanna play **
AppProtector (paid)-Love this!! Password or pattern lock protect whatever you want on your phone.
Abduction 1&2 (paid)-probably my favorite game.
Angry Birds (free for now)-just uninstalled b/c I beat the game, but when the full version comes out, I'll be buying it.
Jorte Calendar (free)-syncs perfectly w/Google. Lots of different widgets as well.
USA Today (free)-my fave newspaper on my phone.
WYFF4 (free)-my local news
News Rob (free)-lists all of the blogs/feeds I subscribe to in Google Reader
Bank of America (free)-self explanatory
Twitdroid (paid)-my favorite twitter app for my phone!! LOVE this one.
Facebook (free)-self explanatory
I think that's all I have on my phone currently.
Locale (awesome automated profile manager)
AppBrain (with Fast Web installer)
Good Morning (great weather speaking alarm clock)
DoubleTwist (iTunes for Android, great for audio and videeo Podcasts too)
LauncherPro and ADW (both are great)
NetQ (Netflix manager)
CarLocator (awesome app)
xkcdViewer (if you like techie geek comics)
Some things that I have are...
Picasa Tool => Lets you upload to your google Picasa account (its the way I transfer my phone pictures to my computer and vice versa)
SwitchPro Widget => Cool widget that lets you turn on/off stuff like wifi, gps, bluetooth, and brightness with a touch of a button
SyncMyPix => syncs FB pictures to your contact icons
Everything else was previously listed... hope these helped!
Bump for a good thread.
Funny I made my list a week ago but if you asked me today I likely would have more than half my top 10 different. Everyday I think now I finally have enough apps/an app for everything and yet each and everyday I come across some post about an app I've never heard of. I truly wonder if I'll ever hit the bottom of the well.
Anyone know a good sports app? I've just tried SportsTap, but the process seems to be running all the time and is battery draining...
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