Android Enthusiast
Dec 4, 2009
Ok. I know there are a few other (older) threads about this. I haven't even got my Eris yet, but will be getting it Saturday. I've read through the the how to extend battery life thread. I have yet to look at the tips and tricks thread though.

Anyways, what I would like to know is what are the "Must have" apps. What should I do with it right out of the box? Anything particular I should know/expect?

Thanks guys. I hope this will be a pleasant experience, it's my first Android phone (first smartphone actually) although I do have an iPod Touch, so I hope that will shorten the learning curve.

Thanks everyone.
Just my opinion, but SnapTell does a better job at scanning barcodes AND lets you scan a book, cd or dvd cover and get the same information. Shopsavvy caused me a few problems, but after switching to Snaptell the issues are gone...Either one is a great choice, but snaptell does more and is just as good imo...
Spare Parts: Cool settings tweeks
Handcent: SMS/Texting
Tune Wiki
Astrid - Task/schedule
Digital Clock - Alarm clock.
K-9 (push mail)
Ringdroid - Make custom ringtones/notificaitns
Remote Droid - Donwload script for computer, controll your computer with Droid.
Thanks everyone. I'll update you tomorrow when I get the phone...Looks like I'll be doing a lot of experimenting.
ASTRO - Great app for browsing your SD card and doing basic file management on it

Agreed with Dolphin, it's a great browser.

Right out of the box... CUSTOMIZE! There's some awesome widgets you can use by HTC to add some really nice features and useful things.

I really wish the Market made it easier to find widgets vs apps... also in general wish there was more widget development (maybe I'm just not aware of it).
Just got it today, been on it for 3 hours straight. It's amazing. Thanks for the help everyone!
The coolest App I downloaded was Google SKY. It gives you a real time look at the stars and planets in the sky. Had a ball with my kids.
Verizon is allowing tethering?

no not really unless you pay that indiotic $50 teathering fee.
but pdanet does it for you without paying the fee.
just don't go over the 5 gig limit you'll be fine.
i teathered my G1 when i was on t-moble they never knew the difference.