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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dr2012, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. dr2012

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    Just had my hero, any one have any 'must have' apps or really good apps for me to try out?

    Thanks
     

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  2. zacspeed

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    imusic is great for streaming audio, Beebplayer is a brilliant iPlayer substitute & I use FlickrDroid too. The Fat Ba$**** & Quagmire soundboards makes me giggle! :D
     
  3. phillevy

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    imusic:thinking:- can you provide a link please
     
  4. cheggerspop

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    Shopsavvy and Layar are a must!
     
  7. quantumrand

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  8. kasperkr

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    Must have IMO:

    eBuddy - Instant messaging program that mix all IM services into one (msn messenger, facebook etc...). LOVE IT!!

    Advanced Task Killer Free
    - Kill stuff running on your mobile to make it run faster. Best task killer by far imo. (best interface and 100% free with all needed utilities)

    AK Notepad
    - good for taking notes

    Bonzai Blast - high quality free game =)

    Other ones that might be worth checking out:

    speaking pad
    voicetext
    barcode scanner
    layar / wikitude
    tunewiki
    astro
    retro defense
    tangram pro
    plox
    buka
    Robo defence
    Color flash light
    meridian media player
    mobile defense
     
  9. NYCHitman1

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    I have Astro File Manager on my HTC Hero (Sprint) and I like it very much.
     
  10. les anderson

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    Handcent SMS! Multiple vibe style, mms resize, popup window, etc. Must have especially cpnsidering the heros stock app is causing so many people so many issues.
     
  11. kasperknop

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    What has the stock app got to do with sms texting apps?XD
     
  12. dmm5157

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    I think he's referring to the fact that the standard messaging service/application that comes standard with the HTC Hero is draining the battery in many Sprint HTC Hero users. Changing the default messaging client to be a 3rd party SMS app (like Hand Cent) is one work-around for the battery drain until HTC issues a fix for the problem.

    I really like Hand Cent, and if it weren't for the battery issue, I would have never known about it. It's got great customizability, including changing the way the text messages are displayed (I changed mine to be the iPhone's bubble style), as well as customizing notifications for vibration, sounds, and LED indicator. I also like the quick response option, which is very handy. The "SPEAK TEXT" option is also pretty nice. Novel, but cool none the less.
     
  13. peejay

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    Whenever I try the Speak option it says "Recogniser not present."
     
  14. dmm5157

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    Make sure you have TTS Service Extended installed installed and set-up before you try to use the SPEAK TEXT option.

    I should add that TTS Service Extended is free.
     
  15. aznsmith

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    this is a nice app but i wish it wasn't so laggy
     
  16. peejay

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    Yes I have TTS Service running and it can speak but in Handcent it still says Recogniser not present :thinking:
     
  17. daveybaby

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    Twidroid - much better twitter app than the built in one, IMO.
    Taskpanel X - good free task manager
    aTrackDog - checks for updates for your installed apps
    Wifi Analyzer
    GPS status
    Hungry! - nice little shopping list app
    Google Voice search
    Google sky map
    Copilot Live - great satnav software, costs money though
     
  18. prepbgg

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    - AK Notepad (for simple notes)
    - Astrid (ToDo list ... co-operates with Calendar in so far as a Task can be automatically added to Calendar, however this doesn't seem to be picked up when Calendar is sync'd with Google Calendar on-line)
    - Astro File Manager (which I find useful in particular for displaying html files stored on the SD card ... I haven't found any other way to display these.)
    - beebPlayer (works very well)
    - FBReader (for reading e-Books, which can easily be created on a PC with Calibre)
    - TasKiller
    - Toggle Settings
     
  19. dbpaddler

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    +1. I also can't stand the pop ups for voicemails. It's fine for texts, but annoying for voicemails.
    And coming from PalmOS, I'm quite annoyed that I don't have an option to sync notes/memos. The whole watered down PIM thing is a bit of a pain. WebOS did the same thing. Dumb it down to work with google and make syncing to other PIMS like Outlook an extreme afterthought. Even HTC Sync is a joke and causes more headaches than it's worth.
     
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  22. dmm5157

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    Are you talking about the right app? I thought AppManager was for uninstalling/installing/backing up apps to the SD Card.
     
  23. humbug

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    CoPilot Live - costs $, but a great app for sat nav.
    BeebPlayer - for watching BBC programs via iPlayer
    NewsRob - for following your RSS feeds
    Wapedia - neat application for accessing Wikipedia
    Twidroid - a superior Android Twitter client (better than Peep)
    ChompSMS - I prefer it for SMS messages than the standard Hero app
    JewelLust
    - Addictive puzzle game
    Lexic - Simple word game
    WikiTune - streaming music/radio stations with automatic onscreen lyrics if you want to sing along!
    Spotify - costs $ but gives you online *and* offline access to a wide selection of music. (And it's much better on Android than iPhone ;) )
    Advanced Task Killer - Others have mentioned this too - helps ensure that your Hero doesn't get bogged down running dozens of apps, by exiting the ones you're not using.
     
  24. csolarz31

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    don't forget about I Music: nice little app that allows you to download mp3's straight to your phone (like a Limewire for your droid)
    Mabilo: Great variety of ringtones, the ring tones you want like the old Zelda theme,etc
    The Weather Channel: i like it for weather, gives you a nice radar in the options, that animate (if you love weather like I do)
    and I don't know if anyone mentioned it but
    ShazamGreat for tagging songs by listening to them and then putting a name and artist to the song they play on the radio that you can't figure out who sings it....
     
  25. phillevy

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    opps yes - I've amended my original post:eek:
     
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