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  1. kgreendenver

    kgreendenver Well-Known Member
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    Hey guys,

    As i said in my introduction post on the forum i am new to the Android. Coming from the blackberry i liked some of the possibilities of Android but i have found some things lacking. So in short im turning to the pro's to find some things that can help me do things i did on my BB. So...

    1.) Whats the best alternative browser for Android. I got Opera installed right now but i dont know if i want to stick with it.

    2.) What's the best tethering software for android? My PC is an XP SP3, phone is a Behold II.

    3.) Is there a software that i can check more than one gmail inbox? On my BB's Gmail app i was able to check more than one account.

    4.) What's the best IM program? Looking for one that would handle multiple gchat accounts, aim, msn, yahoo, etc I used IM+ for BB that even did twitter and FB Chat, anything like it?

    5.) Best twitter app? I'm using Twitdroid but im not impressed just yet.

    6.) Best widgets, im looking for some really neat things to be on my desktops. So im looking for your opinions.

    Thank you so much guys. I know it is taking a few minutes out of your time and so im really appreciative.



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  2. vandyblackandgold

    vandyblackandgold Well-Known Member

    hope some of that helps!
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  3. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Best is always highly subjective, regardless of topic. You might want to check out Dolphin and Xscope.

    The stock gmail app.

    I'm guessing you're actually asking for a solution that will consolidate all mail like the BB?
  4. Turbo Brian

    Turbo Brian Newbie

    my thoughts noted above. to too came from a bb and so far im not really missing it. ive had my nexus one a week now and havent once wanted to fire my old berry up.
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  5. kgreendenver

    kgreendenver Well-Known Member
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    Thank you all for your comments! I do appreciate you helping me out. I will explore all options and pick whats best for me. If anyone else has suggestions i'd still like to hear them.

    - Kenny
  6. kgreendenver

    kgreendenver Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Well on BB it the Gmail App allows you to have multiple accounts and with a few clicks your able to move from one account to another entirely. Thats what i'm looking for.
  7. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member

    1. I personally like Dolphin HD as a browser
    5. I've been using Tweetcaster, and they just updated the app the other day
  8. DrScrubs

    DrScrubs Well-Known Member

    6.) Best widgets, im looking for some really neat things to be on my desktops. So im looking for your opinions.

    1. I have xScope, Dolphin HD, Skyfire, Opera and of course the stock.
    2. PDAnet. If you are rooted, Barnacle Wifi Tether is good.
    3. Your default Gmail app does this. Gmail App>Menu>Accounts>Add Account or once you have added accounts you can select whichever Gmail account you like.
    4. Fring. IMO, it is the best. Not that I can use the function, but you can do video conferences now too. You can make calls over Wifi and esentially never use your minutes. The actual Skype app disables Wifi.
    5. The official Twitter app is pretty good. So is Seesmic. You can also read this: Twitter for Android: the best apps reviewed -- Engadget
    6. So many! Beautiful Widgets, Fancy Widgets, Audio Manager, Weather and Toggle are a few.

    7. Adding my own suggestions, try out new home launchers. ADW, LauncherPro, Helix Launcher are great options. And get Home Switcher app if you want to keep more than one Home Launcher so you can switch between them. You can design each Home Launcher differently and switch between them for different themes and moods. Similar to what the new HTC Sense allows you to do.

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