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  1. Sainix

    Sainix Well-Known Member
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    got appbrain and started getting apps, anyone have suggstions as to best free apps for doing ringtones from my songs on my evo, whats the best browser to use? texting apps? battery apps or anything like that i should know abt?

    anyone have screen shots of launcher pro and what it looks like i was looking into it and it seemed pretty kool.

    thank you!
     

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  2. Thefoodman52

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    1) Ring Droid
    2) Dolphin HD here
    3) Stock works fine for me, handcent is alright if you don't like it.
    4) It's an Evo.... if it's running 2.2 it has full flash...it's an Evo... it takes great pictures...it's an Evo...get some emulators... have I mentioned it's an Evo?
     
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  3. Sainix

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    OH forgot i wanted to know about sex position app lol is it a good one to get anyone use it?
     
  4. BenChase7

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    is this your first Android?
     
  5. Sainix

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    Yes this is my first android...the cherry hurt to pop but it feels better now...lol jk but yea never had one before but did sum research into it i kinda get the basics just wanna see what people would say to get because i wouldnt wanna download sumthin crappy that is gonna eat my batt or make my phone run shitty
     
  6. amerinamese

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    I also use ringdroid and handscent. Like them both.
     
  7. damewolf13

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    Congrats on getting a great phone for your first Android.
    Ringdroid for ringtones. It lets you choose any part of the song, and make tones as lengthy as you like.
    Handcent for texts since you can personalize it extensively.
    Dolphin for the browser. It's pretty close to your pc browser.
    Battery left widget is pretty accurate once it gets fully calibrated.
    Launcher pro, and ADW are both pretty amazing home replacement apps.
    Good luck, and have fun!
     
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    I don't know why but the first few days I had my Evo the battery went down much faster than it does now. It might just be because until you get it set up the way you want it, you won't put it down.;) Now my battery lasts anywhere from 12 hours with fairly heavy use, to 18 hours with moderate use.
     
  9. Sainix

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    Yea that is what i am thinking hahaha XD i dont wanna put it down
     
  10. Sainix

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    Can anyone help with Launcher pro i want to be able to customize more on the evo where do i get it and do i have to download different styles for it also?

    best place to get widgets?
     
  11. Sainix

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    When i got home i let my phone charge from about 3pm till 3 am. i took it off the charger and let it sit on my desk and at 9am when i got up it went from 100 to 85. i read the battery guide today an made some more changes, is this kinda normal at first? what should i let the battery drop down to before i re charge it agian like 30%?


    best place to get widgets? what are some really cool ones you guys have?
     
  12. bigddybn

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    Lithium ion battery doesn't care when you recharge it. Or are you just trying to "calibrate" it?

    The market is a good place to get stuff I've heard.

    The best widgets
     
  13. Sainix

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    i have heard of that but to be honest i have no clue what it means to calibrate the battery.
     
  14. Wilswan

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    FYI, don't download a task killer for your EVO. Alot of people will tell you to for your batteries sake but honestly it does more harm than good from my experience.

    Apps
    1) Better Keyboard - I love this as a keyboard replacement for my EVO. Make sure you get the Dictionary to go with it, It will let you know.
    2) Handcent -The stock sms is just ok but you have alot of customization with this including my favorite, the pop up setting.
    3)Pic Spot - The gallery is very annoying to me on the EVO. The way to create albums was terrible, and unfortunately this is the only Photo app that Ive found worth anything. I've tried quite a few.
    4) Google Sky map- Its just fun to play with for a little while.
    There are tons more. If they are free just download them and try them, if you dont like it uninstall it. Thats what I do.
     
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    You're saying from 3 to 9 it went from 100% to 85%? 15% in that time period is great, but also take into consideration that there's some sort of bug in which the first ~10% of the battery drains extremely quickly (some people have found that shutting down and charging, charging several times in succession, etc help, but I don't think there's a proven way of getting rid of it). Therefore, if you think about it, you technically only lost 5% of the battery (+ however long it took for the first 10% to drain, not more than probably half an hour) in 6 hours.

    As for apps, I recommend you buy a profiles manager. They range from $5-10, and the possibilities of what you can do with them are many. Have them change volumes when you're at certain places as dictated by your GPS, or base it on the time of day, or the day itself. Have it do things like automatically turn on your GPS when you load a certain app (Maps), and so on -- the possibilities are practically endless. The best ones, to my knowledge, are Tasker, Locale, and PhoneWeaver. I use Tasker, fairly satisfied with it, but sometimes wish I had gone for a trial of the other two first. (tip: if you buy Tasker direct from the developer, there's extra features and it's a dollar cheaper)

    - If you have a laptop, get PdaNet, a tethering app. You get a trial of the pro version and then it becomes limited to only http sites (no https). To me, that doesn't matter since I spend 90% of my time on http sites, don't know about you. EDIT: Silly me, until today I never noticed the included Tethering option that comes with the Evo. When you plug it into USB, four options will come up, the last of which is tethering.
    - QuickDesk and Smart Taskbar are two apps to look into so that you can have quick and easy access to your favorite apps.
    - Application Protection is a good app to set a password on some of your sensitive apps, this way you won't be as wary when letting others play with your amazing new phone.
    - Go!Chat is the best Facebook chat application I've found, if you need it.
    - The Justin.tv app seems very useful as well (I only downloaded it yesterday). After you make an account, you get a link (i.e. Justin.tv/Caperi) which you can tell friends. Once they're on the site, you can hit record and it'll stream live video to that page (or practically live, there's a 5-10 second delay that I've noticed)
    - Download NoBars if you're ever in areas with low signal strength. The app turns on Airplane Mode if you ever hit zero bars, and searches for a signal every X minutes for Y minutes. Just downloaded this recently too, so I don't know if it works well, but it's a must if you don't feel like being stranded with an unexpected dead battery.
    - QuickSettings is very useful for changing settings with ease (Volume, GPS, Bluetooth, Wifi, etc). Set up the settings that are most important to you, order them whatever way you like, then long press the search button and set QuickSettings as the default -- not sure how I could get by without this.
    - RealCalc is a good calculator if you ever need more than the barebones stock calculator.
    - WidgetLocker ($1.99) is nice if you'd like to be able to put widgets and apps on your lockscreen. Then you can change the slider too (the default one includes a nice Ringer Volume handler which you can quickly slide to mute or vibrate only).
    - Swype, maybe you've heard of it, is great. I don't think there's a version on the market for it yet (it's still in beta?). I forget where I got mine, search around for the .apk (To open it, you'll need the Astro File Manager app)


    That's all I have to suggest, enjoy.
     
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  16. Sainix

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    Thank you for that battery info and app list!
     
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    I suggest you definitely get Dolphin HD
     
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    Root it
     
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    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/91853-lets-us-peek-your-screens.html

    great thread for customizing, people here are very familiar with using launcher pro and adw launcher.

    customizing:
    folder organizer lite - http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.abcOrganizer.lite
    desktop visualizer - Desktop Visualizer - Android app on AppBrain
    smart short cuts - Smart Shortcuts - Android app on AppBrain


    widgets - gosh there are a lot
    beautiful widgets
    digital clock widget
    switch pro widget
    tjam
    battstatt

    just a start for some clock,date weather widgets.

    please read through the first post of that link i gave you, then browse the thread and ask some questions ;)
     
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