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  1. Gevis

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    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.
     

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    Twidroid - Twitter
    Bloo - Facebook
    Dolphin - Browser
    Where - find EVERYTHING
    Shop Savvy and Barcode Scanner - shopping tools
     
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    bucket list
    fx camera

    are fun apps
     
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    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...
     
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    Spare Parts: Cool settings tweeks
    Handcent: SMS/Texting
    Pandora
    Tune Wiki
    Hi AIM
    Astrid - Task/schedule
    Digital Clock - Alarm clock.
    Locale
    K-9 (push mail)
    Ringdroid - Make custom ringtones/notificaitns
    Remote Droid - Donwload script for computer, controll your computer with Droid.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I'll update you tomorrow when I get the phone...Looks like I'll be doing a lot of experimenting.
     
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    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).
     
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    Just got it today, been on it for 3 hours straight. It's amazing. Thanks for the help everyone!
     
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    forgot one pdanet for teathering. works great using it right now as I speak
     
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    Verizon is allowing tethering?
     
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    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.
     
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    The girlfriend really liked that app also
     
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    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.
     

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