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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Snakeyeskm, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Snakeyeskm

    Snakeyeskm On Probation
    Thread Starter

    It would be interesting and possibly helpful see what apps different members's forum use and why. Try and limit it to your top 5 or 6.
    To kick it off, here are mine.

    MacroDroid – allows users to capitalize on the massive flexibility inherent in android without rooting the phone. Can automate practically every function.
    Waze – superb navigation app with very timely traffic updates and built in social interaction.
    ES File Explorer – very powerful file Explorer.
    Nova Launcher – eliminates the limitations of Touchwiz and provides powerful flexibility.
    Swiftkey – keyboard replacement with excellent swipe and word predictive capabilities.
    G Sam Battery Monitor – excellent tool to monitor battery usage and identify hogs.

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  2. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    I use all the apps already noted, but if you like taking notes, i recommend Evernote over the stock apps.

    And CCleaner is good as a simpler alternative to SD Maid.

    VLC Player
    #3 bIOforger, Mar 19, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2016
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  3. Shimeon

    Shimeon Newbie

    I'm not clear on something....what's the use of Package Disabler, if Samsung already offers you the possibility to disable most of the bloat?
  4. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    There's a lot of bloat that cannot be disabled,namely KNOX, & other carrier/Samsung apps/.apks.
  5. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    Here's a nice list someone @ XDA put together,some you can already disable,some you can't.
    What is bloat is in the eye of the beholder:

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  6. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Whats the point of disabling KNOX? or what benefit does it give, better battery performance?
  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guest

    I just like to have the choice of disabling the items that I do not use,whether they're running/using resources,or not.
    Some bloat does,some doesn't.
    I'm still considering returning this device if a bootloader unlock isn't found in a couple days,so that I can run a ROM w/o all the B/S that Samsung insists on installing w/o an option to uninstall.............
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  8. rkkeller

    rkkeller Android Enthusiast

    My favorite apps are the stock Android ones, they do more than enough for my needs.

    I have never been a fan of disabling, forcing removal and cleaning type apps as when and if a problem happens you never know if its really the problem or it's due to you disabling something or using a non stock app, why Apple does not allow some changes. It's already happening not sure here or another forum but people just disabling and changing things then later on finding it effects this and that.

    If your not happy using the phone like it comes, and feel the need to change everything about it, then do not get it are my thoughts.
    #10 rkkeller, Mar 20, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
  9. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Oh yeah... I hear ya. Kinda like having a laptop or desktop computer and never installing any programs on same. Well, this makes little sense to me but to each his own.
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  10. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    There's some things that come on an iPhone that I'd never use, iBooks, Shares, the Facebook and Twitter stuff in iOS, both of which are rather useless in this country.I did actually buy the first iPhone, and the first thing I did was to jailbreak it..LOL! ...primarily to remove the SIM-lock and O2 only activation crap.

    I bought new Macbook Air quite recently, came with GarageBand, I'm not going to be using that, I'm not a musician. Didn't actually uninstall GarageBand, just removed it from the dock. I bought it because I do like the way OS X runs and works, and my previous laptop was also a Macbook. And I don't use Facetime either.
    #12 mikedt, Mar 20, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2016
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  11. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Flexsy keyboard, its not a swipe kb, but its pretty nice, the word prediction is very good, check it out.
  12. jack58

    jack58 Android Expert

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  13. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    Man that's a hard one. I have around 300 apps now on my phone. Here are mine:

    1) Stock Calander - have 9 calendars to keep track off

    2) ADW Launcher

    3) Google Maps - Daily traffic reports

    4) Stock Email

    5) Money Wise - check registry

    6) Color note - for taking notes and stuff

    7) NIV Study Bible App - Keeping up with Gods Word
  14. bIOforger

    bIOforger Android Expert

    Oh its much better in all aspects.
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  15. robertpeake

    robertpeake Newbie

    thanks guys downloaded textra, snapseed, waze. love it.
  16. recDNA

    recDNA Android Enthusiast

    I like apps with names that suggest functionality. What the hell does snapseed do?

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