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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nickrezendes, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. nickrezendes

    nickrezendes Active Member
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    I really enjoyed the Movies App from Flixster - but since the update it hasnt been working.

    but..

    -Bonsi Blast - Greatt game to pass some time
    -Advanced Task Killer - Works perfect for me, Ends Applications that are running in the background
    -i Music - Best Music app - Allows you to download MP3 for free
    -Shaazam - Displays song titles for the unknown - works awesome with i Music
    -Sports Tap - has a great widget that allows you to just show your current fav team (i have bruins, shows live game score in widget and also sends alerts during game to your notifcation bar)

    i would like to hear what you guys have or think is a useful/great app
     

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  2. Caddyman

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    bonsai blast is awesome game
    dolphin browser
    handcent sms
    slacker radio
    advanced task manager
    twidroid
    cinema
    google sky maps
    picsay pic editor
    quick profiles
    astro file manager
    backgrounds - great app
    barcode scanner
    meebo
    robo defense
     
  3. mcbtrain929

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    what's the difference between dolphin browser and the one that comes with the phone?
     
  4. J.C.Sugrue

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    Dolphin is more like Firefox. It has tabbed browsing, uses gestures, has theme support, all kinds of cool stuff. It's definitely a better browsing experience than browser.
     
  5. chrlswltrs

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    1. sports tap
    2. pandora
    3. slacker (better than pandora, but has some problems with connecting sometimes)
    4. Mobile banking
    5. CalWidget (widget only but best calendar widget I've found)
    6. RingDroid (really easy to make ringtones, alerts, etc)
     
  6. mcbtrain929

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    how long would you recommend a ringtone to be/how long does it take for a phone call to go to voicemail? 30 secs? i just got ringdroid and trying to figure it out. i don't want to have it too long, or too short lol.
     
  7. chrlswltrs

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    I usually go with 20 - about 35 seconds, whatever sounds best for the song. The time it takes to go to voice mail varies because the phone could actually be "ringing" for several seconds before your phone starts ringing.
     
  8. Slash X

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    Pandora
    Shazam
    Battery Monitor
    Digital Clock / Weather
     
  9. Nate

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    Robo Defense, Robo Defense, Robo Defense...

    That's all I need.
     
  10. CalifJewls

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    My personal favorites are listed in my signature with Ringdroid being my all time favorite so far, but I reserve the right to change my mind in the future! :D
     
  11. bmknapp

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    Ringdroid is great...now if only they could make an app to force this wimpy little guy to vibrate a LITTLE more noticeably. Not used to missing calls when set to vibrate in my pocket, lol.
     
  12. Caddyman

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    my one gripe with slacker is the bass is very flat and distorted i just noticed yesterday sounds like crap :(
     
  13. Jevid

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    There is an app in the marketplace called "smart vibrator" that does seem to change the vibration pattern for calls & sms when the phone is in vibrate mode. I have just played with it a bit...
     
  14. bsly

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    My phone seems to stop ringing at about 18.5 seconds, so I have been making my custom ring tones exactly 18.5 seconds long.

    I think there is an app that lets your ringtone play as long as you want, but I imagine the call still goes to voice mail at 18.5 seconds even with that app installed.
     
  15. jeffyo

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    1. Bluetooth File Transfer
    2. Astro File Manager
    3. NAV4 All - Free turn by turn
    4. My Coupons
    5. Key Ring - Saves your discount cards like Safeway as a barcode you can scan
    6. Craigsphone
    7. Listen - Google Inc. app. Great for Talk Radio
    8. Where - This puts a lot of apps in one so it's really the best one out there IMHO.
    9. Pandora Radio
    10. DroidLive - just because it ties to Shoutcast.
    11. Google Voice - Sign up to be a tester. You won't regret it.
    12. PDF Gview
    13. Metal Detector
    14. 10001 Cocktails
    15. Free Dictionary Org
    16. QIK - LIVE VIDEO STREAMING FROM YOUR PHONE (awesome app)
    17. Barcode Scanner - I keep a shortcut link to Google products to use the barcode scanner to search products versus shopsavvy.
    18. Shazam - Useful when a song is playing and you don't know what the name is, it can tell you.
    19. Advanced Task Killer
    20. Facebook for Android - maybe the web version is better.
    21. eBuddy - Not available for Verizon people YET, much better than meebo or Fring (Crap)
     
  16. nickpapagiorgio

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    Where did you get i Music? I searched the Market and it only shows the Widget but not the actual program??
     
  17. johnLEE

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    the two apps i use the most are sports tap and locale.
     
  18. yankeeboy

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    For the ones I haven't seen mentioned, I posted a brief description...

    1CAST News
    AndroLib Wallpaper
    APPSINSTALLER
    ASTRO File Manager
    Bank of America
    Barcode Scanner
    Facebook
    Flexilis (Virus/Malware protection, Backup Contacts/Photos, Device Locator & Device "Scream")
    Key Ring
    Movies (Flickster)
    DirecTV NFL Superfan (DirecTV NFL Package - ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE!!! - LIVE STREAMING NFL GAMES***MUST HAVE NFL SUNDAY TICKET & SUPERFAN SUBSCRIPTION TO USE) :D
    Ring Droid
    SpeedTest
    Toggle Settings
    TuneWiki
    USA Today
    Where
     
  19. Grizzld

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    I agree that the web version is better. I put a web shortcut on my home screen instead of the actual app. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the Facebook mobile web page, there's an option for "touch site." Switch to that. The best Facebook option for Android in my opinion.
     
  20. Needsdecaf

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    Any other EMail apps besides K9 Mail? Installed that and didn't like the look of it, and there are very limited options.

    Thanks!

    Search in the marketplace didn't find much.
     
  21. jlevy73

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    Try Seven. It's not bad but after trying out seven and K-9 found the standard mail app was most reliable.
     
  22. jj3699

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    I tried searching and using the Barcode Scanner as well and no luck...
    does anyone know why some app are like this?
     
  23. cevMkV

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    how do you make a web shortcut? sorry if this is a noob question, i am also a old BB user...
     
  24. Caddyman

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    add k9mail to my list, it is awesome, i can now get true push email via imap without gmail forwarding crap
     

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