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  1. kellynina

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    What is the coolest app you have seen in the last month. I'm not talking about the app with the most downloads but the app with the coolest idea...
     

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    Define cool?
     
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    The one you thought had the most promising new idea. I.e. no one has done anything similar, think it will be useful, etc...
     
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    Android Police runs a "best new apps of the week" story...once a...well, week.

    I got lucky enough to get a spot in there for BlueMuze (3/8/11) but I still like the feature despite my bias. :)

    They also report on the "WTF" apps of the week that can be really funny sometimes.
     
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    Just found one today and loaded it. Very cool:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zdworks.android.toolbox&feature=search_result

    ZDbox is an amazing all-in-one toolbox. Five stars in xda forum. It is free for you. A collection of many useful tools with simple interface. Having ZDbox, Wow! So easy!

    ★Widgets(1 tap to control)
    WiFi|Airplane mode|Brightness|Sound|Rotate|Bluetooth|SYNC|2G\3G|Applock|GPS
    ★Battery monitor
    ★Traffic counter(daily, weekly, monthly)
    ★Do not Disturb(connected with date)
    Keep phone silent, vibrate only or offline automatically in the preset time range
    ★App Lock helps to protect your personal privacy (lock Gmail, Messaging,etc)
    ★Task Killer(Add the Ignore option)
    Kill selected or all running apps
    ★App Manager gives more free space to the internal phone storage by batch moving apps to SD(Only for Android 2.2 &2.3) or batch uninstalling apps.
     
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    just fyi:

    that's a nono.
     
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    Hmmm...well, it's a really cool app. Reading log data hey...so no one else is installing this then? How can we be sure that it's not taking personal info like phone numbers, etc? I would hate to uninstall it. It works so well.

    Looks like the author is part of the XDA community. Those guys don't trust anyone...LOL. Seems like it might be OK: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=963199

    And another one at XDA...seems trusted to me for those interested in checking this great app out: http://www.xda-developers.com/android/all-in-one-toolbox-for-android-zdbox/
     
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    The guy might be perfectly legit I have no idea -- but that permission is a nono. Lots of people are part of xda (myself included), he may have it for debugging purposes but it a big security threat to a user.

    Maybe ask him about why he uses it if you want.
     
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    I did...sent an email. We will see what he says. I still have faith if all those people at XDA are running it and no one is asking.
     
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    Actually for Motorola phones, their Settings app pretty much give all the Settings provided in the SDK and some extras. Maybe it misses one or two but it should suffice for normal users.

    I will only look for third party or self-developed when the stock app does not perform to what I want. If there is slight deviation, I still can accept the minor flaws.
     
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    Put simply: they have similar apps.


    Android has some better, iPhone has others better, anything else is subjective to the user.

    I think the biggest difference is choice versus controlled/singularly focused. Both have advantages and disadvantages.
     
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    Sorry for bringing back an older thread, but I got a response from the developer on this for those interested:

     
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    "We will not do bad things"

    [​IMG]


    (Seriously I think he's probably a perfectly legit guy but this is what I picture when people respond like that.)
     
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    Notification toggle. I use it to toggle the orientation lock
     

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