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Author Topic: What are some must have apps/widgets on an Android phone?  (Read 87267 times)
Zeria
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« Reply #30 on: 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!  Grin)
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4Cowboys4Life
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« Reply #31 on: 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!
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4Cowboys4Life
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« Reply #32 on: 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.
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svargas05
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« Reply #33 on: 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.
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car_lost
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« Reply #34 on: 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... Wink

if your name is harrison ford and you are acting as the president of the US and air force one has been hi-jacked.
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svargas05
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« Reply #35 on: 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... Wink

Thats a negative. I can't, but this app can do it. For those who find the need Tongue
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jaypoc
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« Reply #36 on: 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... Wink

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.
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4Cowboys4Life
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« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2010, 04:17:07 pm »

If you're stuck on the LOST island?
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tube517
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« Reply #38 on: 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.

 Wink   Tongue



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... Wink
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swimqt
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« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2010, 02:16:14 pm »

Speed Anatomy is soooo fun. Def a must-have...i'm hooked
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herb77
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« Reply #40 on: 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.
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herb77
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« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2010, 05:54:57 pm »

Any suggestions on the best weather radar app?
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BOO5TED
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« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2010, 08:07:54 pm »

Weather bug elite is my favorite.  Radar now is ok too.
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Risket
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« Reply #43 on: June 16, 2010, 08:42:47 pm »

My app recommendation of the moment: NaughtyDice


....you're welcome  Wink
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BOO5TED
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« Reply #44 on: 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. 
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