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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bunty, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Bunty

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    Hi Everyone. First post. :)

    I got my X10 on Friday and have until this Friday to decide whether or not to keep it. Have always been a Sony/Sony Ericsson fan, so hope to come to a "better than satisfied" feeling, so that I can feel good about my choice.

    Anyway, the one thing that is really getting under my skin is how many clicks/touches it takes to make a regular call. Even using starred contacts as a shortcut on the homescreen is really clunky and way, way worse for non-starred contacts. I love the direct dial shortcut too, but, as I say, I'm more concerned about those contacts you wouldn't bother to star or shortcut.

    I'd be really interested and grateful to hear how other users have set up to make a call starting from homescreen with the fewest number of clicks possible.

    Thanks a mill.
     

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    Two ways that I like..

    1. Speed Dial Old School
    Search that in the market. When you hit the dialer, you can assign a number to a particular contact and then just dial out.

    Max number of clicks: 3 (Dialer -> Number Assigned -> Call)

    2. QuickDial
    Search that in the market also. It basically shows you a grid where you can assign contacts to a block. Just hit a particular block, it would automatically dial.

    Max number of clicks: 2 (QuickDial -> Contact Pic)
     
  3. FitzysX10

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    I have my 4 most dialled numbers set up on 1 of my Home screens. Obviously can be more.

    Long press on screen-Shortcuts-contact (you can also do this for an sms) - select contact.

    After that it is just 1 press on that contact to dial (sms) them.

    Cheers

    Fitzy
     
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    The grid app is great. Except tge free version is called. MeContact

    How do you place an sms shortcut? I could only place a contacr view shortcut
     
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    The grid app is great. Except tge free version is called. MeContact

    How do you place an sms shortcut? I could only place a contacr view shortcut
     
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    Sony Ericsson dumb phones have the best diallers of any phone available and they've had them for almost a decade.
    kinda ironic that their android dialer is so half-arsed.
     
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    I want something that I can start typing the person's name in and it will come up with suggestions....eg say I want to call Joe Bloggs so I type in "J" and it will come up with all the names who start with "J" both in first name and surname and then when I type "O" it shows only those names who's first 2 letters match (again either first name or surname).

    There is something called ThaiDial which is almost that but I dont like the look of it..:(
     
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    the default phonebook already does that
     
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    Try AnyCut, It allows you to put a shortcut to anything on the phone on your home screen, you can use it for anything, SMS, Phone, Applications, Add Your Own, great for quick access to chat or call.
     
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    Try "Gesture Search" (spell?) from Google. It's exactly what you want.
    You can find it in the market for free.
     
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    Have to say that this is the worst phone I have ever tried, in terms of trying to make a call quickly.

    HTC Hero was spot on. So logical. Get the number pad up, press a number and it would try to guess which contact you were aiming for.

    Do miss a proper hard key for "call" and "end call".

    That 'grid' thingy sounds interesting.....
     
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    I would love to know what other phones you have tried, it isn't that hard to make a call.
     
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    I got it down to 1 click do I win out ?

    Left button click add
    then click shortcut
    then click diect dial
    choose the contact you want ( my case wife )
    now you got 1 click to ring and you can add as many as you like :)
     
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    Assuming you mean you want to do this within the dialler app rather than the contacts I use atakephone to do that. It was something i missed from my htc phone. This does it perfectly.
     
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    I use Superdial from the market.
    All what I need.
     
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    Did you read post 3 ???
     
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    you can try countouch launcher.. i guess reducing tapping its not in this apps nature but its basically one widget (saves space) that you tap on a certain amount of times to do different actions!

    tap once: open browser
    tap twice: call john
    tap thrice: sms janine
    and so forth!!

    basically has 25 slots!!
    the paid version 200Y (guessing around
     
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    Does anyone know if Mecontact is still available, I ve updated my software and lost all my apps, this one was one of my favorites but cant find it to reinstall. There may be a similar one out there, any info mush appreciated.
     

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