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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Drayken, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Drayken

    Drayken Newbie
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    Ok, I just got the DX yesterday. I have been reading till it hurts, lol. I am comin from a dumbphone, so I got ALOT to learn. I read different posts about facebook, and not sure which I should use. Should I use the facebook app, or the moto one that came pre installed? I honestly think I will be trying out launcher pro, or something, since the setup now is a little "blah". (also beautiful widgets maybe)

    Lastly, any "must have" apps I should go get? Or links to posts with this info? So far, I only got handcent loaded up, lol.

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  2. Dabitz

    Dabitz Android Enthusiast

    The Facebook app is an update to the one that came installed. I usually go thru facebook directly from my favorite browser (dolphin hd) and it works flawlessly. I hate the app and use it rarely. Make sure to switch the browser view to "desktop" so it displays like on a regular PC.
  3. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Have you tried the new app? The new one is much better.

    I would go as far as to say the new app is approaching the iPhone equivalent which was excellent.
  4. Dabitz

    Dabitz Android Enthusiast

    Yes, I agree that the new one is better. I just find it cool of having all the features on the browser itself excluding chat (which you can do on the new app).
  5. _Aardvark

    _Aardvark Android Enthusiast

    I didn't like the Moto Facebook stuff. I removed my account from the social networking settings and now just use the real Facebook app. I also use Launcher Pro Plus' Facebook widget as well. That combo works great for me.

    On the rare occasion the Facebook app can't do something, I resort to the browser version. Dabitz mentioned forcing the Facebook the use the Full vs. Mobile web versions using the third party Dolphin Browser. You can use the standard browser as well, there is a link at the bottom of the mobile Facebook site to switch to the "Full Site". (there are ways to make the built in browser do what Dolphin does as well, but it's tricky and inconvenient).

    Launcher Pro, in general, is great. It fixed most of my performance issues I had w/ the original Droid X software (maybe it's better now?) and added a lot of really nice stuff to my phone. The free version is nice, but i really like the Plus (paid) features. Other than that Facebook widget I just mentioned, there is great Calendar widget and widget resizing. The resizing isn't as perfect as the Moto's native resizing, but works for any widget (not that every widget likes to be resized, they often look or act strangely...).
  6. Drayken

    Drayken Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Wow, thanks guys. I definitely will be looking at Launcher Pro tonight. It seems the most recommended one. I am assuming that Launcher Pro is also the app that lets you use more "3D" looking icons? (themes?) And I will have to take a look at Dolphin. I didn't even think about a different browser.

    Hmm, so:

    -Facebook App
    -Launcher Pro
    -Beautiful Widgets
    -Fancy Widget (clock)

    Time to go get started. :)
  7. Rockaholic

    Rockaholic Android Enthusiast

    BW and FW accomplish the same task. I suggest you get SwitchPro and Audio Manager as well
  8. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    Go Launcher is another popular one. It's very similar to LPP.

    Other must-have apps to consider:

    Astro - it's a file explorer. you'll need it. Android doesn't come with one by default.
    Calender Widget - Pure Calender, Android Agenda Widget, jorte to name a few.
    Google Voice - only if you have an account. Lots of cool features for your phone.
    Vlingo - a voice search app and much more. I think it's better than android's version
    Tasker - hard to setup, but very useful app.
    Profile Switching App - setting profiles, locale, phoneweaver to name a few.

    oh yeah, update google maps from the market. The new version is WAY better.
  9. IINaDII

    IINaDII Newbie

    mobile facebook works the best imo
  10. buckguin

    buckguin Well-Known Member

    I use a combination of the facebook app and the webpage but I find myself using the app more lately after the update. It suffices my needs.

    As for apps to download, i would recommend a text program such as handcent and a music player such as mixzing. Pretty much, replace everything that your phone came with stock..haha
  11. paulney

    paulney Newbie

    Have they fixed battery issue with the latest Facebook app (from Facebook)? I remember it was draining like crazy before, so I switched to LP FB widget.
  12. Drayken

    Drayken Newbie
    Thread Starter

    One other question. I saw on the facebook website, in my profile settings, that you can link a mobile phone to it. It says this will give notifications and such. Do you guys do that too, or just use the apps?
  13. Haywire

    Haywire Android Enthusiast

    Where'd you see this? If it gives notifcations, I may be for it. I don't really want to put a facebook app on my droid, I'd rather just use the web.. Now I just need something I can use to upload pix to facebook instead of a facebook app itself (like plixi)
  14. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    the notifications come in the form of text messages to the phone.
  15. Haywire

    Haywire Android Enthusiast

    Not bad.. Where do I go to set that up?
  16. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    From the website go to account settings then mobile
  17. carmendiva

    carmendiva Android Expert

    I never liked mobile facebook....

    I had to log into the browser and constantly refresh to see if i had messages or notifications

    When i had a Droid X, i mainly used motorola's facebook app for motoblur

    It gives you automatic push notifications of messages...instead of the facebook for android app

    The only thing it lacks is chat but to be honest, i dont use chat on facebook so if i still had a droid x/motoblur device, i'd use the motoblur facebook

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