All Things Android - Apps, Phones, Tablets - Discussion

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by H.A.L. 9000, Aug 1, 2010.

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  1. H.A.L. 9000

    H.A.L. 9000 Occam's Chainsaw

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    Ok, so Android is getting to be a huge deal, and the off-topic section could use this. Soo many people are going Android these days, and this would be a good thread to state which Android apps YOU use, and maybe a couple of words about it... Like what the app does and how well it does it (and if it "force-quits" a lot)... What apps do you use?

    Mine are pretty generic so far, but I getting into developing apps... so I may even write a couple someday.
    1.)Dropbox --- Great implementation on Android for sharing files among your personal devices.
    2.)File Manager --- Everyone will use one sooner or later, so in this reguard it's just a matter of which file explorer you pick. Most of them are GREAT.
    3.)Google Sky Maps --- If you like the stars or astronomy, you'll flip over this really cool FREE Google app.
    4.)MorseCoder --- Just a cool Morse Code app.
    5.)Music Player --- Really original name, I know. But it does what it says, and it does it VERY well. It also includes a nice widget.
    6.)Sketcher --- Draw with your fingers, with several really cool effects.
    7.)VLCMote --- A simple remote interface for VLC's web interface.
    8.)Wattpad --- Great reading app... they feature the whole Gutenburg Project I believe.
    9.)Unified Remote --- Great mouse/keyboard/media remote software I've come across so far.
     
  2. Johnny T

    Johnny T Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I think there was another thread somewhere (couple of months ago), but what the heck lets have another. :p

    - Pure calender widget (does exactly what it says :p)
    - Twidroyd Pro (Paid twitter app)
    - Status Note (note in the status bar, as a notification)
    - ADW launder
    - Swiftkey beta (good text prediction, free right now)
    - Tunes Remote (acts as remote for itunes)
     
  3. Tristan

    Tristan Garrosh Did Nothing Wrong

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    System Panel - Monitors battery, CPU, and Device usage. Also can be a task killer for those who think it saves batter:rolleyes:. $2.99
    LauncherPro - Seven to one screen home screen App, smooth, customizable dock bar. Free(for the time being)
    Beautiful Widgets - Clean and sleek widgets for weather, time, wifi, airplane mode, etc. $2.99
    Btunes - basically the itouch music player. $1.99
    Swype - text input method. Free
    Agenda Widget - Calender app with an amzaing amount of visible customizations, alerts, and syncs. Free
    Gameboid - A to die for gameboy emulator. Chews through battery but now that I have it I can't live without it. $2.99
    OI File Manager - a fie manager. Free
    Droidfit - an exercise app that lets you know when an what you did and what you plan on doing. sounds stupid but really pays off. Free
     
  4. Alexrose1uk

    Alexrose1uk Music, Media, Game

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    Juice Defender - Saves battery by switching things like 3g data off when the screen is off/controlling battery eating features
    Cubed (3) - One of the best free music players even if I prefer Morph Flow view over the default Cube
    RockPlayer - Plays almost any file type, still being worked on though so still early days
    Astro File Manager
    Task Manager
    MP3 Tagger - Allows you to fix those dodgy mp3 id tags
    Tunee Music - Russia presents free music...
    Smart Monitor - monitors CPU usage/storage/memory/data usage
     
  5. EricaL

    EricaL Notebook Consultant

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    i updated my htc desire to android 2.2 today ! :D
     
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    Don't threads like these belong over at Brighthand, just like desktop threads belong in DTR?
     
  7. Johnny T

    Johnny T Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The difference is, DTR was created because NBR'ers wanted it, and then well, they left it. >.> And most older NBR accounts were ported to DTR were as Brighthand is a stand alone site. Essentially, the old desktop section on NBR became DTR, Brighthand is just Brighthand.
     
  8. Tristan

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    and whats the verdict? is teh hawt?:D
     
  9. EricaL

    EricaL Notebook Consultant

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    there are many minor changes in the ui, and the phone feels slicker to use as well. there's video recording with the flashlight on in 720p, and there's flash too! :D
     
  10. Johnny T

    Johnny T Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Well it should be...:p With JIT enabled, 2.2 pretty much doubles the linpack score! ^^;;;
     
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