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  1. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member
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    I need some suggestions regarding applications to download.
    Note that I am not interested in TV, gps, etc... apps.
    I'd like some apps to be suggested, so I could get some.
    Thanks.
     

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  2. MartinS

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    Have you checked out the tips tricks and apps sticky thread. Loads in there.
     
  3. AndroidEd

    AndroidEd Well-Known Member
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    Yes I have, but I am asking this for your personal opinions.
     
  4. b0n3z

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    I'm a new user to the Hero and Android and I just got Shazam. I highly recommend it. Have you ever found yourself listening to a good song and not know the name of it? This app listens to the song and tells you the artist and song name. Pretty cool!
     
  5. jimeller

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    google skymap is awesome. just point your camera towards the stars and see the constellations on your screen. planets too, and everything is named.
     
  6. chaz_uk

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    Apps I use:

    AndFTP - This has geven me full FTP access to my iMac enabling me to upload and download pictures and music anywhere in my house.

    Android System Info - Full of geeky info on your handset if you're into that kind of thing.

    Info Droid - quick access to space used on your hero, sdcard and battery life.

    Kids Paint - My daughter loves this app.

    MixZing Lite - this seems to be a faster music player compared to the Hero default one. I like the fullscreen widget too.

    Photoshop Mobile - Quickly edit pictures stored on your phone

    Wifi Analyzer - This scans for local wireless acces points and suggests an optimal channel for your wireless access point.

    Wardrive - This maps wifi access points onto Google maps and lets you upload any open ecces points to Wardrive Database

    Those are a few I use!
     
  7. daffyduck

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    Try HandCent for messaging - brilliant app & way better than the standard messaging app (does have a couple of issues though but should be resolved by further updates).

    Also, you have got to try Layar.......hopefully, it will become mainstream and really big!
     
  8. daveybaby

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    3G Watchdog : keeps track of your internet usage to ensure you dont exceed your contract limit

    AK Notepad : Great notepad app

    App Manager : lets you backup & restore apps to/from SD card

    Apps Organizer : Allows you to create folders of app shortcuts on your homescreen

    Astro File Manager : This is essential IMO

    aTrack Dog : checks for new versions of apps

    barcode scanner : reads normal and QR barcodes, use this when viewing Androlib.com on your PC for a really easy way to find and install apps.

    cab4me : gets cab company phone numbers local to wherever you are

    Google sky map : fun and educational app, really shows off the motion tracking capabilities of the phone

    GPS Status : shows you how many GPS satellites are visible to your phone and where they are

    G-Mon : hardcore wardriving app

    Hungry! : Simple but effective shopping list app

    iFlight UK : live departure and arrival boards for most uk airports (might be a paid app)

    Keepscreen : stops apps (you select which apps) from timing out the screen

    Layar : Virtual reality overlays on top of your camera view

    Picsay Pro : (paid app, but there is a free lite version) fun photo editor

    Movies : movie reviews and shows what's on at local cinemas (inlcluding showtimes)

    Mybackup Pro : app for backup up all of your data, essential when youre upgrading firmware or doing a factory reset (paid app, but there's a 30 day free version)

    Ringdroid : lets you edit mp3s and set them as a ringtone

    Places Directory : Lists of stuff near you

    Taskpanel : great free task manager / task killer

    Twidroid : Twitter client - miles better than Peep

    Wallpaper Plus : (might be paid) More flexibility & features when setting wallpapers

    Wifi Analyzer : essential app for optimising and debugging your wireless network
     
  9. nich

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    Maverick : Spent too much time playing with this today! It's a free mapping app that caches the data so you can view the map without mobile-net/wifi. You can choose from several map overlays (google/open-streetmap/bing), share way points, track paths etc.

    It's gone straight to the top of my favourite app list.

    Last.fm : I never used to be a fan of last.fm (due to using spotify instead), however the app is great and lets me listen to new music on the go.

    Meebo IM : A good app for connecting to MSN (and other chat protocols).

    SkypeLite : It's not bad - don't think it supports voice, just chat.
     
  10. AndroidEd

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    Amazing feedback guys. Thanks a lot. 1 question though, how do I make so when I click the messages widget app on the homescreen to get me to handcent?
    Again, thanks loads!
     
  11. gillbee

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    Don't think there's a way to make the default message app launch handcent, but you can delete the default shortcut from your screen and add a shortcut to handcent instead.
     
  12. rkky

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    Look into Gmote. It's one of those apps that actually changed the way I interact with my computer. Very cool and innovative, you just have to install the gmote server on your computer and voila! You have a remote control for your computer!
     
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