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  1. schtip8bit

    schtip8bit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was wanting to know what everyone was thinking about the following apps
    1. Swype (didn't see it on the market but thought I saw something about it being open for beta)
    2. Adw.launcher. heard about it from android central
    3.pdanet tendering

    I have an HTC incredible. They worth playing around with? Is Swype any good? Is that launcher app better than HTC sense?
     

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  2. cornbreadfarts

    cornbreadfarts Well-Known Member

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    adw launcher is my everyday launcher. i love the hidden dock.

    pda net works ok, but i prefer easy tether

    i dont use swype
     
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  3. HomelessDepot

    HomelessDepot Well-Known Member

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    1) Swype is getting a lot of press lately. If you go to their website I believe you can register for their 'open beta' and get the apk. I'm trying out Shapewriter (since I went ahead and downloaded it prior to it being removed from the market due to the developer being bought), I like it a lot. Swype is very similar. It really shines when typing long words.

    2) I prefer LauncherPro (quicker updates), I tried ADW but had some problems. Bugs might be worked out now. The biggest advantage both have over Sense is the customizable shortcut-bar at the bottom. They're also prettier :) - I love the 3D app drawer in LauncherPro.

    3) Tethering is kinda touchy. Officially Verizon doesn't support ANY third-party tethering, you have to pay for their service, and there's a cap of some kind on that. You can check the Incredible forum for more info, and a way to use native tethering for free, just realize there's a very small chance it could come back and bite you.

    -HD
     
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  4. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member

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    You are kidding, right? There must be literally 20 open threads on swype right now.
     
  5. schtip8bit

    schtip8bit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Those tethering apps work for mac or just pc?
     
  6. Tangent

    Tangent Well-Known Member

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    Swype - It's pre-installed on the MyTouch Slide so I've used it a few times. It's better than the standard on-screen keys IMO, but I still prefer using the qwerty for anything but just a tiny bit of text.

    Dunno about the other 2, I just have pdanet tethering installed for "just in case" situations, I haven't actually used it yet...
     
  7. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

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    Swype ROCKS!!!!

    ADW.Launcher ROCKS!!!!

    And I've got froyo so I don't need another app to tether :p


    Another great app to get would be QuickDesk. Compliments any launcher very well. It is probably my most used app.
     
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  8. TheBiles

    TheBiles Well-Known Member

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    1. The very best keyboard for any phone ever.
    2. LauncherPro is better.
    3. Wireless Tether for Root Users makes this obsolete.
     
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  9. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Well-Known Member

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    Launcher Pro is great too. I switch between adw and LP when I need a change.
     
  10. schtip8bit

    schtip8bit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Loving me some swype
    Will have to check out quick desk
    Thanks for all the feedback
    Don't know when I'll be getting froyo so tethering
    App will have to do for now
     
  11. schtip8bit

    schtip8bit Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Possible a very silly question but does my old launcher still ' run' in the background and
    drain my battery whilemy new launcher is running?
     

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