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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by silenceforus, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. silenceforus

    silenceforus Active Member
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    This thread is to be a collective list of must have software, and apps for the Droid and the Android OS. A guide for new users to the Android operating system, like myself, who don't know what doubletwist is, or have no idea how to use this system.


    Please post your suggestions, or tips and tricks to go with an already-suggested piece of software or app.

    I'll take the time to continually update this thread with the list, like this


    PC Software:
    Music Syncing Software
    - doubleTwist
    Use this itunes-like program to sync your Droid music and your PC
    music! Very cool program!

    Apps
    Music Software, Players and Streamers.
    pandora: A free app, allowing you to stream music to your droid, to include popular bands!!
    Last.fm: Another free app, doing the same as pandora. Suggested as well, you can decide for yourself which you like better!
    Shazam – Ever wonder who sings that song. This does that flawlessly

    Misc Very Useful Apps
    Locale: Allows you to set certain settings depending on your location. Vibrate in school, All sounds off at work. The list goes on!!
    My Verizon - easy access to your account
    Wifi On/Off - adds a widget to let you turn Wifi on/off with one click
    Astro - File manager for the Droid
    Wapedia - Wikipedia program.

    Weather Apps
    Weather Bug: Weather app that adds a widget in the notification area for temperature

    Games
    Solitaire. Speaks for itself. And free.
    Sudoku Free and Open Soduko. Also free.



    Here is a suggested link.
    50 Apps For New Droid Owners/

    I'll update some more in a bit.
     

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  3. OctoMom

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    For me:

    Last.fm - like pandora but better IMO
    Wifi On/Off - adds a widget to let you turn Wifi on/off with one click
    Google Sky Map - shows you what stars, constelations, etc. you are looking at in the sky
    My Verizon - easy access to your account
    Weatherbug - weather ap that adds widget in the notification area for temperature
    Solitaire - card game
    Sudoku Free and OpenSudoku - two free sudoku games

    PS. These are all free because I'm a cheapskate.
     
  4. s-one

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    In regards to the WiFi ON/OFF app.. the Droid does have a Power widget which is a strip with wifi, bt, gps, sync and display all single touch on the home screen.
     
  5. OctoMom

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    Do you know what it's called? I can't find that and I think it would be really useful for me. Thanks.

    EDIT: Nevermind, that's built in, sweet!
     
  6. radikal

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    i want a better twitter app! but twidroid is the best... i want one that has multiple accts with out costing me cash! i guess for now i will dl twidroid and swift to have more than one acct working!
     

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