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Applications you should get for your Desire!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mikeleonhart, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. Mikeleonhart

    Mikeleonhart Member
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    ShopSavvy - This fantastic program allows you to search for the cheapest price online using a built in barcode scanner.

    Shazam - Want to know what song is currently playing on the radio? Shazam will listen to the song and notify you of the name of it and where you can get it.

    Bluetooth file transfer - three guesses what this does?

    Coloroid - This addictive game is a challenge where you have to colour in squares and absorb a grid within a certain amount

    Feel free to add to the list!
     

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  2. bonerp

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    My favs are:
    ThickButtons - big text buttons
    SlideIt - slide to input text - can't decide which I prefer!
    Smartvolume - stops you knocking the sound off accidently as you can preset and lock volume across different apps
    CPU Monitor - in the status area
    CPU Usage - sees how much download usage
    Barcode Scanner - scans and opens urls to downloads apps
    Voice Search and HTC_IME - voice to text. Superb.
     
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  3. d.knight99

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    MOVIES - Best app ever if you love going to the cinema. (FREE)
    Mabilo Wallpapers - Easily download new wallpapers straight to the device. Nice selection too. (FREE
    Bonsai Blast - Horribly addictive but so awesome. (FREE)
    BatteryTime - Gives you your battery as a percentage in the menu bar. ($0.99)
    Google Sky Map - An obvious choice but great for showing off the Android platform. (FREE)

    It's still really stupid we can't see copy protected apps. Getting frustrated at the lack of apps so far, hopefully won't have to wait long though!
     
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  4. miles_t

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    I'm confused! Why a bluetooth file transfer app? The Desire has inbuilt bluetooth file transfer
     
  5. The_Verse

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    There are two apps called Movies. Which one is the awesome one? :D

    Also can't find the wallpaper app :(





    Does ShopSavvy work in the UK? It looks like there's a comment that says it doesn't but it used to.
     
  6. Kendoji

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    Great thread idea.

    My fave apps so far are Cardiotrainer and Robo Defense.
     
  7. madnlooney

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    it does, just tested it on my desire and got uk prices with shop locations to buy from. App gains location via gps.
     
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  8. r1984

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    Hi what do you mean by copy protected apps ?
     
  9. Stoo

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    at the moment i have...all free..

    BACKGROUNDS... wallpapers etc.
    BARCODE SCANNER..scans barcode to check prices
    BODY FITNESS.. gym workout app (fantastic app)
    CAGE PAGES.. MMA, UFC news
    GOOGLES....
    COLOURNOTE... notepad
    GOOGLE SKYMAP...
    MOVIES...
    MYSTIQUE CHAPTER 1... real good game
    SOCCER LIVE SCORES... footy live scores

    also have 2 widgets, battery and silent mode
     
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  10. kilo6

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    The Movies one you're looking for is by Flixster (it includes rotten tomato rating - best rating site on net!)

    I also like Zedge (ringtone HEAVEN!) and Toss it (flicking a paper ball into a waste bin cause on one level lets ya throw an iphone into the bin!):cool:
     
  11. n3azz

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    Absolute must haves:-
    3GWatdog - monitor you contract internet usage - FREE
    WaveSecure - The best security app (trial or buy for $20 -
     
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  12. Case

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    Gread thread guys. Perfect for us newbies to the Android world.
     
  13. rhodzy

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    My favs so far:

    Google Sky Map - Fantastic App!
    3G watchdog - Great for checking how much data you have used
    Boxee Remote - Very useful for controlling boxee
    Pkt Auctions eBay - eBay application
    PS3 Friends - Check out what your friends are going on the PS3
    reddit is fun - if you are a fan of reddit you will want to get this app :)
    Sky News - Exactly what it says on the tin
    Tweetcaster - My Fav twitter application so far!
    Wi-Fi Lock - Keep wifi on even when phone is locked so it doesnt use your data allowance
    Guardian Anywhere - Downloads the guardian newspaper, you can also set a time to download through the night or anytime of the day (can take a while even on wifi)

    oh and also Diet & Food Tracker - fantastic app for monitoring how many calories, carbs etc you have had, syncs with the website also.
     
  14. lekky

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  15. The_Verse

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  16. n3azz

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    yes thats the one, nope you don't need anything at all nor any special settings on you network pc. :)
     
  17. Quboid

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    Astra File Manager is another good one, although since I can't figure out how to get Windows sharing working I use EStrong as it has FTP support and my computer is running an FTP server. Yep, I can install and configure an FTP server but not Windows Sharing. WTF.

    Also (developer name in brackets if the app has a common name):
    Netcounter - like 3G Watchdog, by the sounds of it. Monitors your usage by Wifi and Cell and breaks down each into daily/weekly/monthly/total usage.
    Kreac Calculator - a more advanced calculator than the default, but not a hugely detailed scientific calculator (which I find to be excessive, but try the not-aptly named Handy Calc if you want more).
    Compass (by Snaptic) - a compass. Who'd have guessed eh?! Optionally also uses GPS to determine direction.
    RMaps - Offline maps, virtually essential if you're roaming. Getting the hang of downloading the actual maps takes a bit, maybe Lekky should do a guide :)
    ConnectBot/Ping (ilMobile)/Whois (Magma) - I'm grouping these as they're all useful if you're an internet professional/geek and all useless if you're not. ConnectBot is a Telnet/SSH client, the others are self explanatory (if they're not, then you'll have no interest in them!)
    beebPlayer - unofficial BBC iPlayer client. I find it's a bit slow but then my net connection sucks. Possibly unusable outside the UK.
    Shazam - determines what song is currently being played, I can only assume it uses witchcraft.
    Gallery/Navigation/Voice Search - some features from other Android devices that aren't available on the Desire. Until now.
    Apps Organizer - if, like me, your Apps list is clogged, you can set up home screen folders with this.
    CalWidget - a very customisable calendar widget.


    I was going to point you to Lekky's guide but someone already mentioned it :) I hope he'll update it soon for 2.1, perhaps when we GET COPY PROTECTED APPS. Gah!

    r1984 - many apps, particularly paid ones, have copy protection (DRM) and the Desire doesn't presently list these - which means we're not seeing many apps (I've no idea exactly how many but I'd guess a couple of thousand!). It also means there's about half a dozen apps I bought on my Hero which I currently can't access. Not cool!
     
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  18. madnlooney

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    well so far ive found and kept

    shopsavvy
    Shazam
    beebplayer
    EStrongs File Explorer
    Pkt Auctions eBay
    WaveSecure (although i need to buy a sub when i have the money)
    SlideIt
    chompSMS
    My Tracks - track my routes when out on the motorbike and exports to google maps.
    and just put Andro lotto UK to tell me when one of my lines wins the lottery ;)

    have a few others but these seem best on there
     
  19. dunbad

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    Ok this is a cool upto date thread. Im gonna say who i think has found the coolest apps (the winner if you like in my opinion) I think i know who it is so far, but need to check out a fw suggestions!. Then ill post what apps ive disovered the past couple of days
    Others could post there winners to help newbies like me get there phones top notch!
     
  20. slatyford

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    Record it, not free but a must for sky+ owners
     
  21. Squash_man

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    layar - shows closest desired catagories (hospital/food/atm) through the camera for the general direction.

    (admittedly I've not used it alot, but it looks impressive to show off the phone ;) )
     
  22. Celox

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    Is there an app that does the following:

    Ask me if i want to call, message or email someone when i click on his/her name in the Phone app
     
  23. dunbad

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    N3azz, you the man, some great apps there.
    Also ive got
    Shapewriter keyboard
    Thickbuttons
    Seesmic twitter client
    Xscope browser
    Google sky map
    Shopsavvy
    Advanced task killer
    Whats on
    Movies
     
  24. n3azz

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    Many thanks Dude, i am desperately trying to find a Russian (Cyrilic) keyboard if anybody has got a free one working on the desire.
     
  25. In People, just press on the picture next to their name and you should get a little pop up asking those options.
     
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