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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by punkzanyj, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. sanchezero

    sanchezero Newbie

    mine tops so far -

    - xscope lite - browser. works alot like chrome. small and fast. tried opera mini and dolphin. both are cool, but xscope just fits me better
    - google translate - when integrated with voice to text/text to voice, it's my one stop resource for figuring out what the hell is going on around here. my german is passable, but sometimes, i'm just in over my head
    - laputa - ebook reader. i also use the kindle app, but there're tons of free books on laputa
    - astro - almost necessary for file management and finding shit once you get a buncha stuff on the phone
    - assistant free - one password lets me control all my account info from the phone plan, to bank statements, or even tracking packages. it does a buncha other stuff that i just don't use, too
    - gesture search - with a longpress on the search button, you get a search engine you can use by drawing with your finger. each letter narrows the results. voice search works too, but this is just cooler
    - juice defender - lets me control alot of the background apps and syncing that drains the battery. turns on that stuff for a coupla minutes outta every hour instead of just letting it gogogo
    - quick settings - a pulldown from the notification bar that has access to all of the switches you might need (customizable, too) in one place - gps, sync, wifi, sounds, etc
    - mixzing - free media player. there are a buncha these, but i liked the interface on this the best. it has a kinda 'genius' sorta playlist builder which was one of the things the iphone did so well
    - meebo - pulls all of your IM/chat buddies into one app and it stays accessible in the background so it can work just like texting. good here, since in germany there aren't really any decent unlimited anything plans
    - swiftkey beta - alot of people are really into swypetyping, but i just couldn't make it work for me. now usually i hate predictive text but this thing works really well and has almost zero learning curve
    - navigation - google's nav just crushes the balls off of my garmin. of course, it needs a data connection so it's limited in the boonies and i can't use it when i go to france or whatever, but for finding even the most obscure places it hasn't let me down
    - launcher pro - just started playing with this and i like it so far, particularly the scrolling dock feature

    there are 2 apps i've paid for -

    - widget locker -i had alot of random pocket activity and this has totally fixed that. it also allows you to put widgets on the lock screen and control how accessible you wanna make 'em. i have a clock, battery indicator, and a music controller as well as a separate wall paper.
    - isyncr - lets me sync with itunes playlists. i spent a coupla years dealing with itunes and didn't wanna try to deal with switching everything over. this just locks onto whatever playlists i choose. quick and easy

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  2. yadda yadda

    yadda yadda Member

    Lookout is a great little beta app! :)
  3. mIQ Live

    mIQ Live Member

    I would have to say Awesome Drop... Ridiculously easy to get music, pics and files on your phone!

    Favorite Game: Bubble Burst (b/c I am old school winmo)

    And of course got to have MIQ Live to keep all my data backed up. Woop Woop!
  4. SarahJoy

    SarahJoy Lurker

    Gesture Search is by far my most used app so far.
  5. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

  6. 566

    566 Newbie

    Google My Tracks
    My Tracks for Android

    My Tracks is an application for your AndroidTM phone that enables you to record GPS tracks and view live statistics
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  7. jwade80

    jwade80 Newbie

    So far, I have to say:

    Screen off
    No lock
    Gtasks (by dato)
    Mini info
    Pure calendar
    Contact Widget
  8. LoUiS1985

    LoUiS1985 Newbie

    SlideIt keyboard for texting.........best app without doubt, makes texting so easy and pain-free
  9. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    I've always been curious about this... is ShopSavvy the #1 app for this function/purpose?

    I am always surprised when Wal Mart DOESN'T seem to have the lowest prices... and if I'm walking around the store/mall and see something for $20 less on Amazon etc using this app, I'll wait for it to come in the mail!

    Thanks for sharing - just want to make sure this is the best app for this scanning and search feature.
  10. lilman

    lilman Lurker

    What are the best apps for newbs like me to make using a droid phone easier?
  11. zip2

    zip2 Newbie

    Then do not purchase it. Look for an alternative. If you can't afford a BMW buy a Chevy...don't just steal the BMW.

    ...ok it's the only analogy I could think of with a food coma going on after lunch.
  12. DrJD

    DrJD Well-Known Member

    Since I have an Amazon Prime account Amazon is really the only place I'd order stuff online. If you download the Amazon app you can actually scan barcodes straight from the app and it will pull it up! Amazing...
  13. Euphobia

    Euphobia Newbie

    My favourite app now with 2.2 has to be Google Chrome to Phone. The Chrome extension adds a button that sends the address of the webpage you're on straight to your phone, which has the app on. Works great with links to apps, no more scanning QR codes :D
  14. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    Amazon is good, no doubt... but are there scanning apps that search much more, so I can see a good compilation of prices from various vendors?
  15. PollyA

    PollyA Lurker

    My 2 faves for free are the google skymap and the police scanner! The apps on this thing are insane! Barcode scanner, tons of office crap I'm never gonna use. Just search in the free apps first, you'll get everything you need!
  16. yadda yadda

    yadda yadda Member

    Am looking for an app to store passwords - don't need syncing and other high end features, just a place that's secure for storage on my phone. Am testing out "OI Safe" but there are so many out there any good, reliable, free and secure apps you're using?
    [table][tr][td][​IMG][/td][td]OI Safe
    by OpenIntents
    50,000 downloads, 1548 ratings (4.5 avg)
  17. BOO5TED

    BOO5TED Android Enthusiast

    I really like b-folders.
  18. mattdanielc

    mattdanielc Android Enthusiast

    what amazon app? I have 2.1 and can only find the kindle app and the mp3 app by amazon. Is it only for 2.2?

    EDIT - it's not available to the UK yet :(
  19. incrediain

    incrediain Lurker

    Without question: SlideIT. A Virtual Keyboard was a requirement on any new phone I got until I saw how slideIT, swype etc worked. SlideIT works for me and I haven't extensively reviewed any other options. That said, it works so well I don't have a desire to look elsewhere either.
  20. simulator

    simulator Member

    Indispensable. I gave the dev money just because.
  21. jimantics

    jimantics Newbie

    Automatic Task Killer - The best app of this type.... my phone runs much quicker

    Scanner Buddy - listen to police / fire etc....

    Smarter Agent - shows real estate for sale based on your gps location on a real time map as you move. I'm a broker and it's a great app.

    Zillow - shows real estate values in real time based on gps as you move

    ebuddy - battery killer but best of its type. All IM accounts in one place.

    Handcent - best of its type for text messaging

    google maps - traffic etc.... great!! and free... better than my garmin

    gauge battery widget - great looking battery gauge - still looking for one to put a readable icon in the status bar that changes color.

    craigsphone - great for checking the personals... er, i mean yard sales....

    hypnotic spiral
    - best app ever!!

    laybrynth lite - classic fun!

    pkt auctions ebay - scan a bar code and it checks ebay....

    radar now - give local radar with on click... animation could be better but a good app

    I just downloaded a bunch more to test but the above are great apps!
  22. scoob55

    scoob55 Member

  23. yadda yadda

    yadda yadda Member

    Anyone know of an app that can detect gps signals locally? I.e. items emitting a gps signal?
  24. scooz16

    scooz16 Well-Known Member

    check out batteryminder. Love it.

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