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  1. sjf

    sjf Newbie
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    There *are* somethings I liked on my Blackberry Storm...

    Don't get me wrong, I am happy with my choice... although I am trying to figure out how to make some of the features more Blackberry-like... e.g., how to silence everything except for the phone ringtone, how to get the light to turn red as an email indicator, how to get the plethora of available calendar widgets reflect the Microsoft Exchange Calendar and *not* the Google Calendar....

    I am running LPP and love the customization... I have also installed Touchdown for Outlook integration....

    Any ideas???


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  2. bemaitea

    bemaitea Member

    Apps man, apps!

    Audio manager pro is a widget that lest you easily change all the sounds on the fly.

    there are some LED apps as well i bleieve...not sure if they can change the color for notifications though.
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  3. sjf

    sjf Newbie
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    Thanks.... I will go check them out....
  4. TheGr81

    TheGr81 Well-Known Member

    Quick Profiles works great for creating Blackberry like sound profiles. A program called Blink lets you change some of the notification LED colors but I am not sure if it supports e-mail notifications. Does Touchdown let you change the LED color in its own settings?
  5. meezi

    meezi Newbie

    Coming from a Storm as well and I'm starting to miss bbm's...I know other IM programs do pretty much the same thing but it would be cool if blackberry made it available for other phones, I'd definitely pay to have it on my X.
  6. ekyle

    ekyle Android Expert

    That would be awesome. I don't see them opening up their BIS/BES servers to other parties though :(
  7. OrderFromChaos

    OrderFromChaos Well-Known Member

    Yes, Touchdown lets you change the LED color, and so does K9 Email. For sms, missed calls, battery, etc. you can use Blink, Handcent, or Missed Call to change the LED.

    BTW, I use Quick Profiles and it's awesome. If you use it with Better Cut you can make shortcuts to the specific profiles, i.e. on my home screen I have "Normal," "Silent," and "Car." Each one turns on/off wifi, bluetooth, sound volumes, etc. depending on the profile settings.
  8. darreno1

    darreno1 Android Enthusiast

    Touchdown has a calendar widget available. Give it a try. Also what's so special about bbm?
  9. Ayrow

    Ayrow Member

    I can help you out a bunch, here.
    I also came from a Blackberry Storm 2 and I spent two straight days trying to get my Droid X to do the great things that the S2 did so well. I went non-stop downloading, testing, and uninstalling tons of apps to find what works.
    Here is what I discovered and what works the best:

    1.) Handcent SMS - It is the closest thing to using the Blackberry, allowing you to customize everything. I spent hours tweaking this program and now have it set up to give me custom notifications and LED colors for all of my contacts, just like the Storm. It even allows you to get rid of the childish bubbles and have a list view. You can even customize the colors. The other SMS apps are good, but this one works the best for me.

    NOTE - LED color on the Droid X are a little weird. Even though the menus on several apps allow you to customize colors, you are severely limited to the actual colors you can actually use. For instance, you pretty much have to stick to primary colors. Try to set it "pink" and you'll either get "Red" or nothing at all. Orange doesn;t work either.

    Through tons of experimentation, these are the colors I've found that are actually available:

    That's it.

    SECOND NOTE - You cannot customize the blinking. "Slow Blink" or "Solid on" are your only options.

    2.) Profile - this allows you to set up custom profiles for your sounds/vibrations, just like every Blackberry does. Put the widget on the home screen and with two clicks you can mute everything but the ringer or have any combination of sounds turned on or off.

    NOTE - The reason I went with this program is because it allows you to separate the ringer sound from the notification sound. By default, these two sounds are linked together with the same adjustment (volume). It takes a special setting to allow one to have alert sounds muted, but keep the ringer on. Why Motorola did this is a complete mystery to me.

    3.) E-MAIL - This has been a frustrating battle for me. I have several email accounts and would like the ability to have a separate alert for each account when mail arrives. I have yet to find anything that does this.
    K-9 mail came close, but became a pain to use after trying to compose/linking addresses from different apps. Unless you start your composition from K-9, you're going to have a frustrating battle as well.
    In the end, I've simply set up Gmail to do everything and downloaded widgets to notify me of new mail. It has been the easiest and most-streamlined, so far.

    If somebody knows of an app that will allow custom notifications and LED colors for more than one account, I'd like to hear about it.

    I've had a ton of other little things that have helped, but I'll stop here.

    Good Luck.
  10. loosefitting

    loosefitting Lurker

    coming from a bb tour to the X is gonna be a change for me, (Im waiting to get it in the mail). I am not looking forward to loseing my bbm as lots of my friends and my wife all use it and that is the main way my wife and I talk through out the day. But I guess I will have to use googles chat and put it on my wifes bb storm.

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