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: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: sjavvaji May 15, 2010, 08:10:56 PM
I own an iPhone and haven't used an android for more than 5 minutes...could you recommend so must have apps...power manager, task manager, productivity apps, and could u through a bittorrent client in there for me?


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BOO5TED May 15, 2010, 10:15:24 PM
Too many to list but I will say do NOT use any kind of task managers.  They do more harm than good. 


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: sjavvaji May 16, 2010, 08:14:46 AM
Too many to list but I will say do NOT use any kind of task managers.  They do more harm than good. 

thanks for the heads-up


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: hiddenagenda May 16, 2010, 06:16:54 PM
Here are some of my favorites:

A Online Radio: A free Internet radio app with plenty of variety

aBTC: A BitTorrent client, slow but free

Airplane Mode Wi-Fi: A free app that enables wifi when phone is in Airplane Mode

Astro Player Beta: A free music and video player with graphic equalizer

aTrackDog: A free app that lists all apps in alphabetical order and checks for updates

Dolphin Browser HD: A free Web browser

Google Goggles. Shopper, Sky Map, Translate, Voice- All very useful and free

iMusicTao: A low-priced (Sorry I can't remember the price...) app that lets you stream or download mp3s

Linda Manager: A free file manager

Opera Mini 4.2: A free Web browser and RSS feed reader. Opera Mini 5 is the latest version, but 4.2 works better if you read a lot of RSS feeds

Ringdroid: A free app that lets you use any part of an mp3 file as a ringtone

Shazam: A free app that samples a song from the radio or TV and identifies it

Speaking Pad: Speaks anything you type, and free

TubeDroid 2.5.2: A cheap app that lets you stream or download YouTube videos in HD

Ultrachron Lite: A free talking stopwatch and timer


That should get you off to a good start.





: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: Malicious May 28, 2010, 06:58:46 PM
One that I really enjoy is called Zedge, it has TONS of user uploaded backgrounds and ring tones. Pretty cool it is a free app and all the dls from it are free giving you access to  crazy amounts of ring tones and backgrounds that are all saved on the SD card. 


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: WMSJR2012 May 30, 2010, 06:16:03 PM
Here are some of my favorites:

A Online Radio: A free Internet radio app with plenty of variety

aBTC: A BitTorrent client, slow but free

Airplane Mode Wi-Fi: A free app that enables wifi when phone is in Airplane Mode

Astro Player Beta: A free music and video player with graphic equalizer

aTrackDog: A free app that lists all apps in alphabetical order and checks for updates

Dolphin Browser HD: A free Web browser

Google Goggles. Shopper, Sky Map, Translate, Voice- All very useful and free

iMusicTao: A low-priced (Sorry I can't remember the price...) app that lets you stream or download mp3s

Linda Manager: A free file manager

Opera Mini 4.2: A free Web browser and RSS feed reader. Opera Mini 5 is the latest version, but 4.2 works better if you read a lot of RSS feeds

Ringdroid: A free app that lets you use any part of an mp3 file as a ringtone

Shazam: A free app that samples a song from the radio or TV and identifies it

Speaking Pad: Speaks anything you type, and free

TubeDroid 2.5.2: A cheap app that lets you stream or download YouTube videos in HD

Ultrachron Lite: A free talking stopwatch and timer


That should get you off to a good start.





Shazam it will listen to a sound clip of a song and tell you who it is and the name of the song? If so I am in heaven.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: swimqt May 31, 2010, 12:24:38 AM
Do they have a golfpin finder? They have one on the pre and my boyfriend would be very sad if they didn't have one in this marketplace.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: swimqt May 31, 2010, 12:02:18 PM
Thank you, I will relay the message


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: aledc78 May 31, 2010, 03:01:14 PM
Thank you, I will relay the message

relay the meaning of GOLF...

Gentlemen
Only
Ladies
Forbidden


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: swimqt May 31, 2010, 03:13:19 PM
Thank you, I will relay the message

relay the meaning of GOLF...

Gentlemen
Only
Ladies
Forbidden

haha wow...thanks ryu. I will relay that thoug, he'll like it. He just told me yesterday he wouldn't teach me golf. But I eventually got him to say yes but I'm on a probation type of thing :D


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: sxayarath May 31, 2010, 06:08:16 PM
Do they have a golfpin finder? They have one on the pre and my boyfriend would be very sad if they didn't have one in this marketplace.


I've been eyeing a few golf gps apps myself:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Golf-GPS-Apps-For-Android&id=3837311 (http://ezinearticles.com/?Golf-GPS-Apps-For-Android&id=3837311)
http://www.appbrain.com/search?q=golf%2Bgps (http://www.appbrain.com/search?q=golf%2Bgps)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: swimqt May 31, 2010, 09:07:34 PM
Those are awesome, thanks, I let him know


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: sxayarath May 31, 2010, 09:15:50 PM
Too many to list but I will say do NOT use any kind of task managers.  They do more harm than good. 

What do you mean by "they do more harm than good?"  I saw good reviews for Advanced Task Killer and planned on installing that app.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: pathtologos June 01, 2010, 08:07:29 AM
Hey all.  Also new to Android and also wondering what's so bad about the task manager apps?  If they are not good, how do you stop apps from running in the background?  Many moons ago, I had a Windows mobile phone, and I remember you could bring up a list of all apps running and stop them--individually or all at once.  Is something like this available on Android?  I don't like apps running in the background if I don't need them.  I want my processor as free as possible.

Thanks!


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: Realdeal3131 June 01, 2010, 11:45:49 AM
Too many to list but I will say do NOT use any kind of task managers.  They do more harm than good. 

What do you mean by "they do more harm than good?"  I saw good reviews for Advanced Task Killer and planned on installing that app.
Ditto....


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: sxayarath June 02, 2010, 01:09:02 PM
Too many to list but I will say do NOT use any kind of task managers.  They do more harm than good. 


What do you mean by "they do more harm than good?"  I saw good reviews for Advanced Task Killer and planned on installing that app.


Found the answer to my own question:

http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/ (http://geekfor.me/faq/you-shouldnt-be-using-a-task-killer-with-android/)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BOO5TED June 02, 2010, 01:19:55 PM
Oops, sorry 'bout that.  I saw your question and meant to post that same link.   :(


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: sxayarath June 02, 2010, 01:40:21 PM
Oops, sorry 'bout that.  I saw your question and meant to post that same link.   :(

It's cool.  Thanks though!


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: fizz June 03, 2010, 07:59:22 AM
almost everything i have currently on my Moment and going to put on my One:

Android Lightsaber
Apps Installer
Battery Indicator
Bubble
City Caller ID
CNET Scan & Shop
Documents to Go (Full)
fc (hide pics)
FlashNotify
Floating Image
FlyScreen
Gameboid
GDocs
Gensoid
Gesture Search
i Music
Moment Flash(light)
Movies (Flickster)
MyBackup Pro
Nesoid
OI Safe
PDFGView
Ping
Pocket DJ
Qik
Radiant
Real Blackjack
Rhapsody
Save MMS
SMS popup
SNesoid
Swype
TaskPanel
The Weather Channel
Voice for calls
Whac-a-mole
Where
Wifi Analyzer


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: wernd June 06, 2010, 11:19:19 AM
Here are the ones I like so far

Pandora- make your own radio stations

Speed Test- just curious on speeds sometimes

Speaking Pad- Phone says what you type (love to type "have you ever had sex with a droid" my wife hates it

MyWeather- best radar I've found so far. Not the best for inputing locations though. You have to do it on the map. Can't get an enter after I put in a zipcode

Andoku- best Sudoku app I've found

aTilt 3D labyrinth or Labytinth Lite- toss up between the two

Directv- for telling you dvr to record something from your phone

Shazam- identifies what song is playning from a sample

The next two were recommended by the guys at BBuy and I do support their views if you don't that's fine too

Power Manager v1.6.2- helps conserve you battery in many ways including shutting down 3G when not in use and automatically turning it on when needed for data

Task Manager v210- I know I know DON'T KILL APPS UNTIL THEY'RE READY TO BE KILLED!!!!! I really don't care if Footprints, Flickr, Peep, or any other stupid ass app are ready to close or not. They need to shut down! You can decide which ones to ignore also, so you don't kill EVERYTHING


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: Ruderpinne June 06, 2010, 11:59:34 AM
Have you noticed a difference with power manager?

I have been draining my bat a lot but i have been using it a lot like it has not lasted a full day haha thats ok I am using it a lot.

I think when I just use it how I normally used my old phone it will hold a good charge.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: rudeboy2010 June 06, 2010, 12:14:31 PM
is there any app to hide text messages??


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: wernd June 06, 2010, 05:51:12 PM
Have you noticed a difference with power manager?

I have been draining my bat a lot but i have been using it a lot like it has not lasted a full day haha thats ok I am using it a lot.

I think when I just use it how I normally used my old phone it will hold a good charge.

Not sure, I put them on at the time I purchased the phone. So I have no baseline.....


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: kraker jak June 07, 2010, 12:06:03 AM
in regards to task killers.  I was told by my local sprint agent not to download these because the processor is so fast on the inspire, that this will actually do more harm then good...


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: dswatson83 June 07, 2010, 09:43:07 AM
in regards to task killers.  I was told by my local sprint agent not to download these because the processor is so fast on the inspire, that this will actually do more harm then good...

The processor is not the problem, its the battery. Android will close apps if the processor becomes low, but any apps open that are using internet or gps, even running in the background, will use up your battery. I accidentally left sprint nav open in the background and the battery went from half full to nothing in 3 hours. This is actually worse on the One cause the processor is so fast you can have tons of apps open at the same time before android has to shut one down


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: svargas05 June 10, 2010, 12:25:14 AM
This is MY list of the MUST-HAVE apps... Having them will make your experience on your One THAT much better!

I'll list what they all do. (Alphabetical order)


ASTRO File Manager: or AndroZip (They both function the same)

Doesn't get too complicated here. It's your door to the internals of your One and the micro-sd card without having to connect to your computer.

Has functions like copying, pasting, deleting, opening, moving, etc.! (basically what you can do on your computer)


Engadget

That's a given. Right? Get your latest tech news!


Fring

Another given. Works better than Qik and supports Skype video calls! Why not?


LED Light OR LED Desire Light

1st one) Ability to use the dual LEDs as flashlight, use for light during video recording. Has a widget for fast toggling.

2nd one) Same ability, but you can intensify the LED power (and it gets VERY bright)
The down side? No toggle widget, but will stay on until you switch it off.
UPDATE: No down side, now has a toggling widget!

Music Wizard

FREE Music downloads! Updated very frequently; saves music to SD card. Enough Said.


Pandora

Why not? Its random music, and it's free. No need to download, just streams. Very popular.


ShootMe

For troubleshooting and showing proof. Give your phone a good shaking and a screenshot is taken. No root required for One!


OPTIONALS (STILL VERY USEFUL)

Shazam

IDs music; gives you author and title of music that may be playing on the radio or in your surroundings. Good for when you cant remember the name of a particular song.

Speed Test (Ookla)

See how fast your internet connection on your One is. Simple as that. Could be helpful for statistical uses.





EDIT: Oops...forgot to search. Sorry, I fail.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: SerialKiller June 10, 2010, 12:49:42 PM
I've been trying to share a link to my Facebook, but it keeps telling me that I have too many windows open, but I don't have anything else going, does the task killer help me find what it is that I need to close.?


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: Dennyd June 10, 2010, 02:20:16 PM
The free app "ringtones"


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: SerialKiller June 10, 2010, 02:26:19 PM
Nevermind, I figured it out, I'm dumb lol.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: jaypoc June 13, 2010, 02:08:00 PM

Airplane Mode Wi-Fi: A free app that enables wifi when phone is in Airplane Mode


Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't get why you would need such an application? If you want your phone in airplane mode, you shouldn't be using WiFi anyways. If you want to use WiFi but not the phone (why have a phone) then just turn off your ringer and mobile data (easy to do through settings on the One)

besides, I have many friends who are Pilots. None of them shut off their phones when they're flying (except maybe to turn off the ringers to save from distractions). From what I have been told, the reason airlines want you to turn off your phone/electrical equipment is not because of the possibility of interference, but because they want your full attention during take off and landing.



: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: Zeria June 13, 2010, 02:50:12 PM

Airplane Mode Wi-Fi: A free app that enables wifi when phone is in Airplane Mode


Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't get why you would need such an application? If you want your phone in airplane mode, you shouldn't be using WiFi anyways. If you want to use WiFi but not the phone (why have a phone) then just turn off your ringer and mobile data (easy to do through settings on the One)

besides, I have many friends who are Pilots. None of them shut off their phones when they're flying (except maybe to turn off the ringers to save from distractions). From what I have been told, the reason airlines want you to turn off your phone/electrical equipment is not because of the possibility of interference, but because they want your full attention during take off and landing.



Just a guess, but a lot of people seem to be using airplane mode at night to silence ringers and preserve battery life. I'd be more likely to believe the app is to supplement that usage rather than using wifi on an actual airplane. (But I could be wrong!  ;D)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: 4Cowboys4Life June 14, 2010, 12:51:00 PM
Damn stewardess once asked me to turn off my cell phone before takeoff and I kindly reminded her that it was in airplane mode and she said it didn't matter!


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: 4Cowboys4Life June 14, 2010, 12:59:28 PM
This is MY list of the MUST-HAVE apps... Having them will make your experience on your One THAT much better!

I'll list what they all do. (Alphabetical order)


ASTRO File Manager: or AndroZip (They both function the same)

Doesn't get too complicated here. It's your door to the internals of your One and the micro-sd card without having to connect to your computer.

Has functions like copying, pasting, deleting, opening, moving, etc.! (basically what you can do on your computer)


Engadget

That's a given. Right? Get your latest tech news!


Fring

Another given. Works better than Qik and supports Skype video calls! Why not?


LED Light OR LED Desire Light

1st one) Ability to use the dual LEDs as flashlight, use for light during video recording. Has a widget for fast toggling.

2nd one) Same ability, but you can intensify the LED power (and it gets VERY bright)
The down side? No toggle widget, but will stay on until you switch it off.


Music Wizard

FREE Music downloads! Updated very frequently; saves music to SD card. Enough Said.


Pandora

Why not? Its random music, and it's free. No need to download, just streams. Very popular.


ShootMe

For troubleshooting and showing proof. Give your phone a good shaking and a screenshot is taken. No root required for One!


OPTIONALS (STILL VERY USEFUL)

Shazam

IDs music; gives you author and title of music that may be playing on the radio or in your surroundings. Good for when you cant remember the name of a particular song.

Speed Test (Ookla)

See how fast your internet connection on your One is. Simple as that. Could be helpful for statistical uses.





EDIT: Oops...forgot to search. Sorry, I fail.
That LED Desire does get bright! Extremely bright! So much more thatn LED Light.  Do you know what the Enter Text here feature is for? I figured it had something to do with having it flash to signal your message, but can't seem to do anything with it.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: svargas05 June 14, 2010, 02:01:53 PM
That LED Desire does get bright! Extremely bright! So much more thatn LED Light.  Do you know what the Enter Text here feature is for? I figured it had something to do with having it flash to signal your message, but can't seem to do anything with it.

Yea, the text part is for the "Morse" button. Type what you want it to say and when you tap morse it'll blink like so.

This app now has a widget so I replaced the LED Light with the LED Desire Light. Brighter definitely comes in handy.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: car_lost June 14, 2010, 02:17:39 PM

Can someone tell me a situation where the morse code feature would actually be practical/useful?  Just curious... ;)

if your name is harrison ford and you are acting as the president of the US and air force one has been hi-jacked.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: svargas05 June 14, 2010, 02:24:04 PM
Can someone tell me a situation where the morse code feature would actually be practical/useful?  Just curious... ;)

Thats a negative. I can't, but this app can do it. For those who find the need :P


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: jaypoc June 14, 2010, 03:41:24 PM
Can someone tell me a situation where the morse code feature would actually be practical/useful?  Just curious... ;)

Morse Code is (was) practical in Radio communications because even with a weak/noisy signal, you could still clearly make out the high pitched tones. With Satellites and everything going digital nowadays, even the Amateur Radio community has dropped the need for Morse Code. Blinging a light or LED in morse code may be helpfull if trapped in a sound-proof room with a window facing a busy traffic area, but for the most part, it's a novelty, especially on a cell phone.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: 4Cowboys4Life June 14, 2010, 04:17:07 PM
If you're stuck on the LOST island?


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: tube517 June 15, 2010, 06:01:02 PM
Maybe Jack Bauer will use it in the 24 movie.  After all, Sprint was a sponsor of 24.

 ;)   :P



That LED Desire does get bright! Extremely bright! So much more thatn LED Light.  Do you know what the Enter Text here feature is for? I figured it had something to do with having it flash to signal your message, but can't seem to do anything with it.

Yea, the text part is for the "Morse" button. Type what you want it to say and when you tap morse it'll blink like so.

This app now has a widget so I replaced the LED Light with the LED Desire Light. Brighter definitely comes in handy.

Can someone tell me a situation where the morse code feature would actually be practical/useful?  Just curious... ;)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: swimqt June 16, 2010, 02:16:14 PM
Speed Anatomy is soooo fun. Def a must-have...i'm hooked


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: herb77 June 16, 2010, 05:31:54 PM
Very good suggestions so far. Have to add.:

Appbrain (exellent) notified me of apps that needed updates solving problems I was having with one of my apps "World droid cup" (this one for the world cup) and others. Check it out, lots of cool features.

Camera 360 is a cool option for artistic pictures.

 
Mobile Defense, now, this one, is a MUST HAVE. Very cool and I was amazed with the precision when locating my cell. U can localize, lock, wipe, send a message and an alarm to your phone.

Music Junk, exellent for downloading mp3s, stores in SD and plays right out of the music player on the phone

ZUMO drive for cloud files, very simple to use.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: herb77 June 16, 2010, 05:54:57 PM
Any suggestions on the best weather radar app?


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BOO5TED June 16, 2010, 08:07:54 PM
Weather bug elite is my favorite.  Radar now is ok too.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: Risket June 16, 2010, 08:42:47 PM
My app recommendation of the moment: NaughtyDice


....you're welcome  ;)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BOO5TED June 16, 2010, 08:47:32 PM
Weather bug elite is my favorite.  Radar now is ok too.

Do either of those show animated radar?

They both do Weather bug is a full weather app were Radar now is only the radar. 

Gimme a sec, I'll get screen shots for ya. 


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: herb77 June 16, 2010, 08:49:20 PM
thanks, I have radar now, it's alright


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BOO5TED June 16, 2010, 08:57:02 PM
Radar Now

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1304/4707406175_506c1f33f9_o.png)


Weather Bug Elite

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1289/4707406323_ab20c6243d_o.png)


One of the widgets for Weather Bug

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4707406481_916402a255_o.png)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: IwantItNow June 23, 2010, 07:02:26 PM
Where do you get the Mobile Defense?


Very good suggestions so far. Have to add.:

Appbrain (exellent) notified me of apps that needed updates solving problems I was having with one of my apps "World droid cup" (this one for the world cup) and others. Check it out, lots of cool features.

Camera 360 is a cool option for artistic pictures.

 
Mobile Defense, now, this one, is a MUST HAVE. Very cool and I was amazed with the precision when locating my cell. U can localize, lock, wipe, send a message and an alarm to your phone.

Music Junk, exellent for downloading mp3s, stores in SD and plays right out of the music player on the phone

ZUMO drive for cloud files, very simple to use.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: herb77 June 23, 2010, 07:56:30 PM
Can't seem to find it on market or appbrain either, so follow the link bellow , it's Androinica web page (use your desktop) under the "mobile defense" pic there's a barcode like square (QR-code), use your goggles app to scan it and it will take u directly to the download in the market

http://androinica.com/2010/06/03/best-evoapps/ (http://androinica.com/2010/06/03/best-evoapps/)

ATTENTION! UPDATE: they seem to working on it read bellow:

https://www.mobiledefense.com/download (https://www.mobiledefense.com/download)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: tube517 June 24, 2010, 11:59:08 AM
Yet another list of Must Have Android Apps (http://www.thestreet.com/story/10788946/1/12-must-have-android-apps-for-2010.html)


: Looking for best Applications
: Cross_Stealth July 14, 2010, 03:44:55 PM
I just got my One last night and There is so much to do Im not sure what to get first. So far Ive adjusted the settings to help battery life. Ive also Downloaded these apps so far
10001 cocktails
Advanced Task killer
Aim
Air horn
Barcode Scanner
Break The Blocks
Cat Sounds
Chuck Norris Facts
Google Earth
Facebook
Finger Bowling
Fring
Google Sky Map
Invadroid
Kindle
MMA News
Mobile Andrio
Movies
Music Search
Opera Mini 5 beta
Pandora
Peep
Pinball
Qik
Racing Live
Raging thunder Lite
Ringdroid
Scanner Radio
Shazam
ShopSavvy Skyfire
Snake
Super K.O. Boxing
TV.com
Twitter
Voice Record
Weird facts
Where
World War

Any other Programs/Applications/Games that stand out? I want to have fun and do not know where to begin lol

Can be free or paid

THANKS!!


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: Zeria July 14, 2010, 03:49:09 PM
Swype would be my #1. Also if you have friends that have android phones, TiKL, it's a PTT (push to talk) client. Apps Organizer is a must for me as well. It'll condense your apps into categories you set up to free up home screen space. Those would be my top 3.


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: Cross_Stealth July 14, 2010, 04:36:30 PM
I searched swype and it didnt come up but I got the other 2. Is Swype named something else in the market place?


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: Cross_Stealth July 14, 2010, 05:16:41 PM
Awesome i got it working thanks. Anyone else have any favorite apps? Oh and btw i love the App organizer


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: Cross_Stealth July 14, 2010, 05:34:30 PM
Thanks for the advice. Ill go look for it. I didn't see it the first time I looked


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: Funhouse July 15, 2010, 06:52:42 AM
i just started playin around with layar reality browser (yes, its misspelled on purpose) automatically finds nearby businesses and such, and shows you on screen as you point camera around. hard to explain but fun to mess with.


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: jizoc July 23, 2010, 07:17:15 PM
gesture search is a nice app.


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: AdamC July 25, 2010, 09:51:42 AM
Tools:
Appbrain - Another sort of the marketplace. It remembers installed apps if you switch devices or wipe, and has a handy web interface for installing, which the market doesn't really offer.
Wifi Analyzer - I discovered that my router would function better on the upper channels and improved network stability with this quick analyzer app!
SystemPanel - Has a task killer, but I don't really use it. Basically gives me some rough specs to see if anything is hogging my processor/memory.
Logmein - Been a user for years so this was a no brainer. Had it on my ipod touch, and this one functions just as well if not better.
screenmodewidget - I hate to swipe down to unlock after I've clicked the button. This also allows me to set it to "always on" if I have it plugged in on my desk or in car.
sprite terminator - Remote wipe/tracking app. Don't know much about it and hope I never have to use it :p
Rainy Days - simple quick animated doppler overlay on google maps

games:
let's golf - was free for a while and may still be.
galaxir - so much fun.
air control - guide the planes onto the runway.

media:
google listen is a decent audio podcast client.
last.fm - works really well for me.
mp3 download or music junk - haven't decided which is better yet, any thoughts?
seesmic - best twitter client i've found, but does anyone know of any like socialscope? It's a blackberry app that integrates twitter/facebook/4sq etc into one timeline. I know friendstream does this, but the biggest snag for me in friendstream is that it doesn't remember your last read place, forcing me to scroll down to find my place.


And, hello all! :p find me on twitter @theadamcole


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: fourgee July 25, 2010, 11:25:22 AM
Not much of a "gamer" but Asphalt is the coolest game I've seen on my One so far.


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: mimeis-3 July 25, 2010, 11:04:27 PM
Video Box. I just posted it on another thread. Try it.


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: tube517 July 26, 2010, 02:03:46 AM
Check out Edwin....it's a speech to speech app that's better than the stock one.  It even does translations.


Can't put this phone down    8)


: Re: Looking for best Applications
: Danielk0582 July 26, 2010, 02:57:40 AM
Yea Edwin speech to speech assistant is a pretty nifty app

Edwin Demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2GBxwua0PQ&feature=player_embedded#ws)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: echosider October 05, 2010, 09:17:04 AM
Astro: file manager.    alchemy: game. Angry birds: game.  cestos: online game. Snesoid with rombuddy: super nintendo emulator. Jet Vd: download youtube videos in various qualities.  Fabook Chat: facebook chat app.   Live Holdem: online Texas holdem.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: Goldni October 08, 2010, 08:14:35 PM
I agree that Tune In Radio is a great app and it's free!


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: nana October 30, 2010, 12:24:50 PM

Airplane Mode Wi-Fi: A free app that enables wifi when phone is in Airplane Mode


Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't get why you would need such an application? If you want your phone in airplane mode, you shouldn't be using WiFi anyways. If you want to use WiFi but not the phone (why have a phone) then just turn off your ringer and mobile data (easy to do through settings on the One)

besides, I have many friends who are Pilots. None of them shut off their phones when they're flying (except maybe to turn off the ringers to save from distractions). From what I have been told, the reason airlines want you to turn off your phone/electrical equipment is not because of the possibility of interference, but because they want your full attention during take off and landing.



Just a guess, but a lot of people seem to be using airplane mode at night to silence ringers and preserve battery life. I'd be more likely to believe the app is to supplement that usage rather than using wifi on an actual airplane. (But I could be wrong!  ;D)


Well I think that's good for people who travels to other country and wants to utilize the One as anything but a phone. I guess people want be sure they're not gonna get a ridiculous bill when they get home. Not sure about the whole thing but I'd like to try it when i get back home this december.  Let you know by then. hehe :)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: rom x October 30, 2010, 03:20:34 PM
dropbox. gotta have dropbox


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BarbarianRaider October 30, 2010, 05:27:39 PM
Isn't edwin supposed to "dial" a phone if you tell it to? Stupid Edwin did nothing for me when I first opened it. It just sat there staring at me no matter what I said. I think I cussed at it too since I was driving and IT was supposed to help me. I had to pull over and switch to vlingo.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BarbarianRaider October 30, 2010, 07:05:41 PM
I'm going to uninstall it. But first I'll do the review in appbrain. vlingo worked perfectly the first time I used it. I don't know where I said this but if the app doesn't do what it says the first time, I have no patience for it. There's just too many other things out there to be messing with something that doesn't work as it's supposed to.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: BOO5TED October 30, 2010, 11:04:23 PM
For me I have three, Rom Manager, Titanium Backup, and NFL Mobile. :)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: markmayhew December 06, 2010, 05:45:04 PM
I like the GroupMe group text messaging/group conference calling app  :)


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: ke5ehi January 06, 2011, 10:53:37 PM
I just recently found Elixir.  It has numerous sized panels that you can chose from, and use multiple.  You can add apps to the widget, but Elixir makes them smaller, so you can fit more icons per cell.


: Re: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?
: bigu March 19, 2011, 03:57:36 AM
The HTC One X is AT&T’s first foray into 4G data, and the carrier picked a very nice package for the debut. The One is beautifully constructed with high-grade materials, and it shows the world that the Captivate wasn’t just a fluke — AT&T is seeing the light and getting on board with Android in a big way.

With its recent release, we made the list of 10 apps, which are the best among Android Market for HTC One X. These apps will make your life easier in countless ways. To install these, click on the name of the app. This will take you to detail posts of those apps where there are detail guidelines for installing with market link and QR code.

1. The Weather Channel

The Weather Channel for Android adds new features – voice search, type-ahead and an all-new navigation bar among others – while still encompassing the enhanced features of its original version, including fully customizable weather maps, animated radar maps, detailed weather conditions and forecasts, severe weather alerts, and a notification bar with the current temperature and severe weather alert indicator

2. Springpad

Springpad is a wonderful organization and productivity tool. The Android app syncs with the service on a cloud, where you can access your items on a great deal of devices including your computer. Springpad is very customizable allowing you to organize things in many different notebooks. Notebooks can consists of tasks and notes. A task can contain a note, which can contain text, images, videos, links, files, or even other notes. Depending on how deep you want to organize your items, you could have a note within a note within a note.

3. Slacker Radio

Everyone talks about Pandora, but Slacker Radio is where it’s at. With a much larger song library, you’ll get more songs you like, and hopefully some you haven’t heard before. Station creation is also much more customizable, as you can choose a starting artist, but then it also suggest other artists that you might like based off that artist right away, making sure there are more songs you like right off the bat, instead of having to go through many songs you don’t like until the station starts to only play songs you like.

4. Pulse News Reader

Pulse is a great free RSS feed reader that syncs directly with your existing Google Reader account, allowing for seamless reading between your computer and your Android device. With a grid based design, Pulse is easy to use and aesthetically pleasing. It even formats all items for reading on mobile devices, so you’ll never have to deal with words hanging off the edge of the screen in the browser again.

5. Go SMS

GO SMS is the best alternative SMS app on the Android Market, and it’s free. There are quite a few different skins available for the app, including one that clones the iPhone’s messaging view. GO SMS has all the features of the default messaging app plus many new features, including customizable fonts, customizable colors, and customizable backgrounds, as well as the previously mentioned skins. One of the greatest features of this free messaging app is the pop up window, which allows you to read and reply to messages without going to the app’s interface. You can then quickly text people back without losing your place while reading a blog article in the browser.

6. TuneWiki

TuneWiki is a Next Generation Social Media player; it promotoes a social network that allows users to add, edit and synchronize lyrics to audio and video files in all languages; and displays location based charts and maps of music played around the globe.

7. Movies

Movies, a free Android app provided by Flixter, is the best app on the Android Market for finding movie times and ordering tickets. It does just what you would expect it to, providing showtime for movies for theatres near the location you specify. It also allows you to view high quality trailers for the movies. If you want more info, it even provide IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes links for reviews and more in-depth information.You can even see what movies are nearing release in theatres as well as those that have been recently released on Blu-ray and DVD.

8. Zedge Ringtones & Wallpapers
 
Zedge is a free app that allows you to browse and download all of the mobile wallpapers and ring tones available on Zedge.net. The library is huge, and it’s hard to find a search that won’t turn up any results. It is the best ring tone app and the best wallpaper app on the Android Market, and it’s all in one. With the favorites option, you can even come back later and download something you liked but wanted to use later. Downloads in this app are very fast, and you can set your wallpaper, ring tone, or notification tone right inside of it.

9. Silent Time Lite

Silent Time is a great app, but is still rather unknown. It comes in both free and paid versions, but the free version has basically everything you need. This app is perfect for students or business professionals. This lightweight app will put your phone into silent mode based on the time rules you set, which is basically like setting up your Google Calendar. You can also choose whether or not to have vibration enabled during these “silent times”. With this app, you won’t have to worry about your choice ring tone blasting off in the middle of class or a meeting.

10. Ringdroid

Ringdroid is great for anyone who wants a custom ring tone from a music file. By default, the Android Operating System allows for mp3s to be used as ring tones without any modifications, but you can’t choose when during the song they will start. Ringdroid allows you to cut up your music file, and choose which part will play for your ring tone, so now you can hear your favorite part of the song when your phone rings, where ever in the song that might appear.



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