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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DellStreakLuv, May 30, 2011.

  1. DellStreakLuv

    DellStreakLuv Active Member
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    1. Yahoo Mail App
     

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  2. nb_mitch

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    Here are my 10 favorite Apps that I use on a regular basis :D

    1. Swype

    Greatest invention since sliced bread, makes typing on a touchscreen so much easier.

    2. K9 Mail

    Mail app that handles Yahoo and Gmail great.

    3. Google Maps

    Great for finding things on the move.

    4. WunderRadio

    Use for listening to Rick&Bubba over the net.

    5. 3G Watchdog

    Useful in tracking monthly 3G usage when you are on the 200M plan.

    6. AppBrain

    Great App for syncing Apps on your device and computer. Works well when having to reset the device to factory and start over, don't loss anything, etc.

    7. Beautiful Widgets

    Nice Calendar, Weather, Clock all-n-one app.

    8. Toggle to Net Switch

    Allows me to easily switch off my 3G, like when I am riding my bike so I don't waste M while I am on the move.

    9. Mahjong

    Computer game I have played for the past 20+ years.

    10. Dophin HD

    Nice Browser.
     
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  3. DellStreakLuv

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    I'm going to take a look at App Brain - see what's shaking there.
     
  4. bobnelsonfr

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    It's a good idea to share our ideas on "best apps" every few months...

    1 - Aldiko. Full-screen, fine control of print size, and fine control of luminosity. Makes the Streak a better ereading experience than most dedicated devices.

    2 - Gmail. Not the best app in the world, but since I use Gmail generally.....

    3 - Audible - I listen to Audible books all the time.

    4 - CoPilot Live. Google Nav sometimes calculates routes that are downright dumb. CoPilot isn't free -- downright expensive for full European coverage -- but it is a much better experience.

    5 - Feedscribe. Video podcast aggregator. Not great... but the best I've found. :-(((

    6 - Spider solitaire. Gotta have a game!

    7 - Opera Mobile. Does a much better job of reformatting web pages for the 5" screen.

    8 - Adao File Manager.

    9 - Dell Backup/Restore. A lifesaver when upgrading or hard-resetting.

    10 - BetterKeyboard. Multilingual (I need English/French). Good word prediction.
     
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  5. PasiS

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    I downloaded Thumb Keyboard, it's the best keyboard for android. Recommend it!
     
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  6. PasiS

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    For shopping: Mighty Grocery Lite. Excellent shopping list app that looks great and has a lot of functions to ease out the shopping nightmare :)
     
  7. direz

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  8. DOGAmze

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    1. WhatsAPP -->

    WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other! Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.

    2. Tone Picker -->

    Use Tone Picker to set MP3s for SMS, IM, Email, Ringtone, Notification, Alarms, Calendar, whatever.Use any builtin tone or MP3 Has volume sliders and quick-set ringtone and notification.

    3. GTunes Music Lite -->

    A simple interface to search, download and play millions of free and legal quality MP3 music on public domains . Download MP3 with this and make it a ringtone with TonePicker..

    4. FLV Player -->

    not awesome but a nice way to be able to watch .flv type movies

    5. K-9 Mail -->

    As nb_mitch states..nothing to add to his/her comment..

    6. Dropbox -->

    nice app to sync files through your computers and phone.. even sharing folders with your friends via shared folder options.. 2 gb comes as free.. AWESOME :)

    7. SetDNS -->

    Good for reaching blocked web-sites..

    8. Fringe -->

    As DellStreakLuv states..Also I want to mention the capability of being able to chat with Iphone users..I still couldnt get Skype to work and Fringe is an awesome help on this issue :)

    9-10. Games --> AngryBirds, SliceIT

    5 Stars for AppBrain (as nb_mitch states)
     
  9. DOGAmze

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    By means of battery consumption -->
    The first 2 months were great for me, playing angry birds for a pretty long time but only needed to charge at nights.. now it's been 6-7 months the battery doesn't allow me much time :( I will get 2 new batteries --> 1 original spare and 1 with the high capacity which will make this lovely device bigger,heavier but last longer..

    So the ones with higher capacity can be awesome for long trips.. Not tried yet but will do soon..
     
  10. Good Girl

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    Great List, a real deal of android.

    Here is my list:
    1- Google Goggle
    2- Google Sky Map
    3- Floating Image
     
  11. msbluebell

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    1) Picsay -- Photo shop type of app
    2) Pandora (and Slacker Radio --> allows cache of stations for off line listening)
    3) QuickPic
    4) Insertify --> Inserts among other things static text and current time date stamp
    5) Google+ --> As I take pictures they are auto loaded into Picasa
    6) Opera Mini --> search browser
    7) Date in Tray --> shows time, date and name of day in system tray
    8) Power Widget --> Serves as a dashboard on my home page
    9)Circle Launcher --> For my six favorite camera apps(HDR Camera, Stock, eCamera for time stamp, Camera Zoom FX (for taking bursts of pics auto)
    10) Multipicture Live Wallpaper - randomly choose my pictures as wallpaper

    Bonus: Epic 3D Visualizer Wallpaper--> Visual display in time with the music

    Oh yeah and GroveIP -> VOIP (free)
     
  12. jriano

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    I have never gotten used to swipe, I guess I am too old. Now, for Exchange Server, I use ExMail and it works great. I tried k9, but it would just not work with Exchage, at least I could not make it work.
     
  13. jriano

    jriano New Member
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    I had previously used QuickPic, and I reinstalled it today, and they have improved a lot! I really like it.
    I decided to write my own list of favorite Android apps, it is here:
    My Favorite Free Android Apps
     
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