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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by sidwin, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. sidwin

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    Which top 5 apps would you guys recommend for to start with?

    WHich 5 paid apps would you all recommend?

    So far my fav 5 is VLINGO, launcher pro, advanced task killer, conectbox, fancy widget

    Thanks,
    Sid
     

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    Zeam Launcher ~ simple and streamlined, I moved from Launcher Pro which was having some performance issues for me, I am not using any widgets and my phone is fast.

    ezPDF ~ Awesome PDF reader especially if you read books. Copy/paste support is how I wish all of Android worked.

    Moon+ Reader Pro beta ~ great reader because you can copy text from books, works great with .txt files.

    PicSayPro ~ closest thing to Photoshop on Android

    PowerAmp ~ I actually like my phone for music now.
     
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    It never goes out of style. Besides that, new apps are always coming out and my favorite 5 changes regularly.
     
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    Launcher Pro
    Funny Jokes
    GoogleEarth
    QuickOffice
    angry birds
     
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    1) Launcher Pro
    2) Beautiful Widgets
    3) Rainy Days or Radar Now
    4) shopsavvy
    5) batteryLeft
     
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    ToDo Task Manager
    Email Notifier
    Quick Settings
     
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    Chi-Town
    gtasks - widget and sync with google
    settings profile
    vlingo incar
    juicedefender
    titanium backup

    Not in order, just my top five
     
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    Hmmmm... Mine?

    Launcher Pro Plus
    Universal Androot
    PowerAmp
    Car Dock Home V3
    Alarm Clock Plus

    Not sure if they are particularly my top 5 as I have found Titanium Backup invaluable as well.
     
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    I had to make it 10. I can't do without any of them.

    Trillian
    Slacker Radio
    Xscope Browser
    Launcher Pro Plus
    Mr Number Call Block
    K-9 Mail
    Handcent SMS
    Jorte Calendar
    Beautiful Widgets
    Documents To Go
     
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    Launcher Pro Plus
    Tasker
    ACar
    Beautiful Widgets
    Hanping Chinese Dictionary
    K-9 Mail
    Gentle Alarm Clock
    Math Alarm Clock (When it used to work reliably)
     
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    adw launcher
    tasker
    tunein radio
    battery indicator
    blink
    handcent sms
     
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    just found TuneIn radio, awesome app so far!
     
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    1. RoboDefense
    2. LauncherPro
    3. Weather & Toggle Widget
    4. TripIt
    5. TinyFlashlight (it's amazing how often I use that)

    (all free)
     
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    The Dog Pound.
    Wireless Tether
    Multi Camera
    Weatherbug
    GoogleVoice
    Tango
     
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    The Dog Pound.
    I don't want to hijack the thread but I notice so many use "launcher" type apps and I am wondering what benefit they offer and do any make things run slower?
     
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    swarm - for downloading torrents

    androzip - file manager with unzipper

    Soundcloud droid - for streaming off your Soundcloud account

    digitally imported radio app - official app that streams all channels off Digitally Imported - addictive electronic music

    network monitor - keep track of your 3g or WiFi usage...
     
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    try the sickipedia app for good jokes
     
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    Launcher Pro
    Quick Desk,
    Music Player Pro

    best of the best in my opinion.
     
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    Netherlands
    Free:
    Call Meter NG
    Chrome To Phone
    Dropbox
    eBuddy
    gReader

    Paid:
    None... I only paid stuff I have are games.
     
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    Launcher Pro Plus
    Tunein Radio
    Point It!
    Astro File Manger Plus
    Pro AMP Pro
     
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    Slower? - Not that I can tell.
    Benefits? - There are so many. For example, 5 shortcuts on the bottom dock x 3 scrolls through for a total of 15 shortcuts just on the bottom dock. Plus you can add swipe gestures to each for a total of 30 shortcuts just on the dock. Added cool widgets, customization possibilities out the wazoo.

    1. Launcher Pro Plus (home replacement)
    2. WeatherBug Elite
    3. Pure Calendar Widget
    4. Wordfeud (scrabble with your buddies)
    5. Widget Locker (lock screen replacement allowing widgets and shortcuts on the lockscreen) Love having my calendar and Beatiful Widget time and temp on the screen as soon as I wake it up.
     
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    Apps:
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    TuneIn Radio
    Pandora
    Cardio Trainer
    Call Confirm

    Widgets:
    Beautiful Widgets
    SwitchPro Widget
    AudioManager Pro
    Countdown Widget
    SiMi Clock Widget
     
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    In my signature :)
     
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    1 adw.launcher - stable and fast way to customize your home screens
    2 calendar snooze - can snooze calendar reminders
    3 quick settings - fast and simple to see audio volumes of everything, flashlight, and battery indicator
    4 folder organizer - reorder the apps in your folder and cool widget for the people you contact the most
    5 silent time lite - nice app with a widget that allows you to put your phone into silent mode for a set period of time, with the option to have vibration. returns to normal audio modes when your time period is over

    other notable apps: peapod, sms popup, multitasking lite, and the weather channel.

    i'm wondering when the android forums app is coming? seems ironic there is not one already. :thinking:
     
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    In no particular order

    SetCPU
    ADW Launcher
    Root explorer
    Slacker
    Wifi Tether
     

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