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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Kessie, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Kessie

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    I've been sticking to unpaid apps so far, but I think I'll start buying a few. What have you found that's worth the money?

    (Yes, there have been previous threads about this; I looked at them and they were helpful. But the last one was a long time ago, so I thought I'd see if there are any updates!)

    I'm already thinking about Tasker and the paid version of Launcher Pro.
     

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    Those are 2 of my top choices.

    Also if you use Facebook "Flow" is awesome. AppAlarm Pro is great. WidgetLocker is the best lockscreen replacement I have found.

    Other than those I have bought some live wallpapers, emulators, games, plus a few root specific apps (root explorer, ROM manager premium, etc)
     
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    For photo editing I personally like Photoid Pro

    Beautiful widgets is nice too, forget about that one :)
     
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    It's so hard to tell what's best because the free versions don't give you full access to the features most of the time.

    Once I saw I could do this with picsay, I bought it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    How difficult is it to do that? I can do the same thing with photoid but I have to "paint" the areas I want to make b/w. That it's the only thing I don't like about photoid
     
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    It's pretty much the same with picsay.
    You can either make the pic all color or B/W, then change what you want by moving your finger.

    So it can be a bit difficult to get all of the right spots. This is the first time I've seen the pic I posted at full size, now I can see I colored the trees on the left side of the car.
     
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    If you have a rooted phone Titanium Backup is the best money you will ever spend, imo;)

    LauncherPro is worth it

    Swiftkey, for me, is a great keyboard
     
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    Beautiful Widgets
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    xscope(if you like the browser)
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    Launcher Pro Plus or ADW depending on which one you like better

    If you are rooted then droid x bootstrap and possibly the paid versions of rom manager and titanium backups, although I've found the free versions to be enough for me.
     
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    poweramp if you like music, best 5 bucks i'vr spent on an app
     
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    PowerAmp for me so far
     
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    +1 for Titamium Backup
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    I'm really digging the free version of Animated Widget and will likely purchase Pro
     
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    Game Dev Story is a game about creating your own video game company, pretty sweet
    Swiftkey keyboard is the best for predictions
     
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    Thanks everyone! Great suggestions.

    I still have my stock browser... what makes Xscope so great? I was planning to wait until they'd perfected Firefox for Android and then get that. Is Xscope better?

    I think I'll add Swiftkey to my list, too. I'm still really slow at typing on my phone.
     
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    I'm gonna back some people up here on a few apps;
    xScope: browser with extended functionality, copy-paste and all you'd expect
    Game Dev Story: addiction alert!
    Titanium backup: extremely useful for managing your apps and memory
     
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    It really depends what your needs and wants are. I would recommend a full version of your favorite launcher, a backup utility, and your favorite keyboard would all be worthy investments. I need Touchdown for Exchange because it simply works better with Exchange than any other solution I've found.
     
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    For me XScope for sure

    LauncherPro

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    I also bought camera zoom fx and regret it
     
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