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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by JackButler, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. JackButler

    JackButler Member
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    Whew, first day in with Eris! Been reading and reading on here and messing with the phone, pretty neat coming of a BB.
    Really newbie ?, but after installing some useful and stupid free apps, there are a few paid apps I'd like to purchse.
    You just hit purchase/buy and fill out all your CC info on the phone? Is this safe?
    Is there another way to load credits or something? Paypal perhaps?
    Also, I see alot of the apps are from the UK, in pds. I believe. This auto convert it, etc?
    Sorry for the newbie ?'s, but my searching didn't come up with these specifics/
    Thank you very much!
    GOnna be haning here alot!:D

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  2. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    Don't be sorry for any questions you have, especially coming from BB. I was in the same boat when I first got my G1, and I was coming from WinMobile.

    Buying apps is completely safe. It uses Google's checkout service, which is very secure. As far as buying apps that are in different currencies, Google checkout service auto converts the currency for you. I did some research and bought a few paid apps that were in euros, and I technically paid less than what the actual conversion was supposed to be. Granted it was only a couple of pennies, but hey in this economy a couple of pennies here and there can amount to a lot.

    If there is a way to use another form of payment, then I have no idea how to do that. Sorry.
  3. JackButler

    JackButler Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much jw! That does answer my ?'s:>)
    I do miss some ease of useages from my BB (especially pushed yahoo mail which is all I ever use), but truly don't use it for much more than a phone and addy book. Few surfings, few pictures/videos, and not much more. I'm hoping some of the fun things will make it much more "fun" for this old man!
  4. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    LOL. No worries.

    I was thinking about getting a BB Storm before I got my G1, but decided that Android OS seems to be way more user friendly than BB OS.

    Here are the apps I have installed on my phone now:

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    ES File Explorer,
    Twidroid PRO,2.7.6
    Act 1 Video Player,2.0.0
    Advanced Task Manager,3.8
    Bar Control,1.1.0
    Battery Status,2.2
    Better Cut,1.5
    Better Keyboard,4.0.1
    Bloo,1.4.2b Beta
    Handcent Font Pack3,1.0
    Handcent Sms,2.9.18
    i Music Tao,1.2.18
    Lock 2.0,2.6.1
    Mobile Banking,2.12
    MyBackup Pro,2.2.0
    Note Everything,2.7.0
    Note Everything Pro,1.1.0
    OI File Manager,1.1.0
    SMS Backup,1.1.0
    Sticky Memo Widget Pro,1.2.1
    Useful Switchers,1.3.0
    Wallpaper Set & Save,1.1.008
    Weather Widget Forecast Addon,1.2.2
    Weather Widgets,2.9
    Total 34 applications.

    Here are some other apps I use every once and a while:

    OffiViewer- Opens PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OpenDocument, and RTF documents. Only opens docs that are 1mb or less. That's the only downside. OffiViewer v0.6 Application for Android | Productivity

    - Find the 100 closest OpenTable restaurants in the US, Canada, UK/Ireland, Mexico and check availability
    - Plan ahead and book reservations in another city
    - Refine: filter results by cuisine, price, availability
    - View restaurant menus (press menu!) - where available
    - View fresh reviews from recent OpenTable diners
    OpenTable v1.0.8 Application for Android | Lifestyle

    Barcode Scanner- Scan barcodes on CDs, books, and other products, then look up prices and reviews, or search for a word in a book and find where it occurs. You can also scan QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, calendar events, and more. Barcode Scanner v3.01 Application for Android | Shopping

    BeamReader PDF Viewer- View PDF files and e-mail attachments in their desktop quality. Documents are rendered locally on device.


    * Fast full fidelity rendering
    * Intuitive granular zoom and navigation
    * Encrypted and password protected documents
    * Text search
    * Bookmarks
    * Embedded links
    BeamReader PDF Viewer v0.99.2 Application for Android | Productivity

    DocumentsToGo Full Version- I actually just bought this app today, and I love it. I didn't have access to my computer and was able to edit my paper for one of my classes. $9.99 is price drop from what it was before ($24.99). It says that the sale for this app ends December 26, 2009.

    In addition to Microsoft Word & Excel viewing, this key unlocks:

    * Adobe PDF
    * MS PowerPoint (ppt, pptx)
    * Creating new
    * Saving & sending changes
    * Viewing & updating charts
    * Zooming & formatting
    * Password-protection
    * 'Live Folder' for recently used docs
    DocumentsToGo Full Version Key v2.003 Application for Android | Productivity

    Pandora Radio- Pandora Radio is your own FREE personalized radio now available to stream music on your phone. Start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a "station" that plays their music and more music like it. Already a Pandora User? Just log in to enjoy your stations.
    Pandora Radio v1.1.2 Application for Android | Multimedia

    Aldiko Book Reader- Read and download thousands of books right on your Android phone. Browse huge catalogs of ebooks (most for FREE) or import your own ePub files. Comfortable and customizable reading experience (font type, color margin, night mode, etc.), bookmarks, full text search.
    Aldiko Book Reader v1.2.2 Application for Android | Reference

    Wow I'm getting a little too excited. LOL.

    You can also check out http://androidanarchy.com. They have a pretty long list of the top free and top paid apps in the market right now.

    Happy downloading!!!
  5. JackButler

    JackButler Member
    Thread Starter

    Wow, thanks! I;m going to digest that list slowly!
    Again, thanks for the help,
  6. jwmacdon1231

    jwmacdon1231 Android Expert

    No worries. Welcome to the wonderful world of Android.

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