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  1. jakewill

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    Hey guys,

    Here's my app list. I want it to help people, especially us n00bs, find the best useful apps quickly.

    Q&A:
    Q: @jakewill - Why is your list any better than other "Must Have Apps" lists?
    A1: I ONLY list free apps
    A2: I keep my list updated in the first post - no reading through pages of posts
    A3: I ONLY post apps that I use day-to-day. No Fart apps, etc.
    A4: I have links to all my apps via AppBrain or APK file.

    Added 5/13

    Added 5/12

    Added 5/11
    • Gallery 3D APK - updated to bug-free Gallery3D - Thanks JustinHemi!
    • RingDroid - Creates ringtones based on your MP3's
    • ShopSavvy - Great for scanning barcodes and getting relevant info on the scanned product immediately Thanks Nightfishing!
    • Guitar: Solo Lite - Decent Guitar app
    • Super Froggy - Good Frogger Game

    Added 5/10

    That's all for now. Enjoy!

    jakewill
     

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    Planet Earth
    I searched for Google Earth and it didn't show up?
     
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    Yeah, I understand... But (A.) The forum is ALREADY cluttered beyond belief. and (B.) I wanted to start a thread with all of the good apps listed in the first post.

    Thanks for the constructive criticism, though. I just want to give a list of apps that I think will help people.

    jakewill
     
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    Could you post a link to the google earth apk. Are there any risks installing it as it hasn't officially been announced by google for the incredible?
     
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    Planet Earth
    Those aren't very good apps.
     
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    Thanks for the help... Any suggestions?
     
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    no problem...one suggestion might be GDocs Notepad With Sync instead of AKnotepad. i used to use AK but switched to Gdocks because it syncs with your google docs
     
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    Nice App! It's on my phone and now on my list. Thanks!

    jakewill
     
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    I am still not 100% on the idea of using third party apps to access google accounts. Even if their intentions are good, it still is not ideal.

    Just something to consider when shopping.
     
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    IMO, Astro is the best file browsing app.

    You're missing Barcode Scanner (QR codes, etc.)
     
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    Agreed, as usual download at your own risk! For protection, keep a good password, and update your google account security questions.

    Thanks for the warning.

    jakewill
     
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    Astro is nice, but EStrongs adds LAN/FTP support.
     
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    I don't like that Astro is a Beta and expires at the end of the month.

    I did add Barcode Scanner. I thought Google Goggles could handle the QR codes, but it won't actually open them up in the market... Barcode Scanner does, though! Thanks, Woop.

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    NICE! Estrongs officially replaces OI as far as I'm concerned... Plus it's free!

    Thanks nightfishing!

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    Jakewill,

    I recommend using the following link for the gallery app. I don't know if you have this issue, but a lot of people report having the app you linked force close when hitting the camera button. The below link is the corrected file, which I am running without flaw. I have also included the discussion thread for reference.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3834588/Gallery.apk

    As discussed here (the corrected file link is presented on page 5);

    Gallery3D Apk - Page 5 - xda-developers
     
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    Updated links for bug-free Gallery3D.APK -- Thanks JustinHEMI! You rock.

    Started organization based on date added - should make it easier to check back for latest apps.

    jakewill
     
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    do you lose the speech to text feature with swype?
     
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    What is the best free app for free ringtones? The ringtones that come with the Inc are kinda cheesy.

    Thanks
     
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    No, but it's an extra step to enable (there is no button the default swype kb).

    I am guessing this may chnage when the app is officially available (fingers crossed)
     
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    ShopSavvvy is a similar app but works better at reading barcodes (in my experience) and has better shopping related results.

    Works for opening up apps in the market, too.

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.biggu.shopsavvy

    Both work when opened from the google/shopping site.
     
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