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  • Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

    Let's list here the apps that you like and would recommend to others for your Droid (Android) phone.

    A few I have installed and like:

    Barcode Scanner:
    Scan a barcode and it will search the web for the best prices.

    Radar Now: Gives you current weather condition as well as a weather map.

    Fantasy Lockscreen: A nice little widget for locking your phone.

    BatteryLife: Gives you the current state of your battery.

    Pandora: Great program.

    Accuweather: Another great weather program. Uses your GPS location to give you up to date weather info.

    Advanced Task Killer: Kills tasks that are running and using up battery life.

    Astro: Great little file program.

    Google Sky Map: Give you the location of the stars in the night sky.

    i Music: Nice little app to download music.

    AK Notepad: Good little app for taking and saving notes.

    Places Directory: Allows you to browse nearby places in categories such as banks, hotels, etc. Uses your current GPS location.


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    Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

    Heres my app list and what I use them for:
    AdFree - Gets rid of ads in apps.
    AnyRSS Reader - RSS feeds.
    Astro - File management/Zip capability
    aTrackDog - MUCH improved app version tracking over the market.
    Babbler - Facebook
    Barcode Scanner - NOT USED FOR SHOPPING. Used for QR Codes and Barcode tracking
    Bump - Contact trading
    CM Updater - Gets me the latest cyanogenmod updates and theme updates without having to download, mount, transfer and flash.
    Flashlight - obvious.
    SkyMap - astronomy.
    Google Voice
    GPS Tracker - I can find my phone as long as its turned on.
    Handcent SMS - better than the stock SMS/MMS app.
    Layar - finding restaurants and stuff.
    Listen - Podcast player
    Movies - Movie times, buy tickets, read reviews
    Mute - one touch phone muting.
    Pandora - musics.
    Quick Boot - one touch to reboot, boot to recovery, boot to fastboot
    Shazam - Music identifier
    Shopsavvy - barcode scanning price comparator.
    Terminal Emulator - running linux commands on my phone (dev use)
    Trapster - No getting pulled over
    Twidroid Pro - twitter
    Unavailable - automatic responses when I cant answer texts or calls.
    Youmail - Visual voicemail with transcription

    I also have the following widgets:
    FML Widget
    CNN Widget
    AnyRSS feed from texts from last night
    Pure weather widget
    CallLog
    Pure Messenger Widget
    Internal memory widget
    SD Card widget

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      Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

      Not a phone app per se, but I've just released (Codeplex, open-source) a beta version of the solution I've created for my need to listen to podcasts at accelerated speeds on Android:

      http://taffy.codeplex.com
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        Non-programmers can write Android apps:

        http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/...r-android.html
        Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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        • #5
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          Now that I finally have my Droid, I can see a bunch of apps in Ferris' list I need to download.
          Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

          snooggums' density principal: "The more dense a population, the more dense a population."

          Iliana: "You're a great friend but if we're ever chased by zombies I'm tripping you."

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            Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

            I switched from the Droid to the HTC Incredible. I have found that it is a smoother running phone with the android system.


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            • #7
              Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

              WebSharing

              WebSharing enables you to wirelessly transfer files to and from your phone/device using a web browser. You can play and manage music, view your photographs, and manage files on your device using your WI-FI network. It additionally features the ability to browse/manage your phone as a WebDAV share.
              If anyone knows of a better sharing app, please let me know.

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              • #8
                Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                I'm glad this thread got bumped up. Guys, theres a site called androidplayground.net that is charging people for pirated android apps. thats right, they're pirating paid apps from the market and then charging people to get them, basically stealing the credit AND the money for the apps. as a developer myself and with at least one other developer in the TG community (wyzcrak, who made the Heavens Above Me app), this is something we should all be completely against. it's wrong and its illegal. so please, visit the petition below and sign it. after a couple weeks, the (hopefully thousands) of signatures will be sent to the host of the site to have it taken down.
                http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/downwithapppool/

                also, if you have the time, sent a complaint to paypal to have their account removed for selling pirated material. their paypal merchant account is "androidplayground". Thanks for the assists guys!

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                • #9
                  Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                  I just moved up from HTC Eris to Motorola Droid X. HTC = best interface. Droid X - best phone EVER!

                  there are a few apps I did not see that I use all the time:

                  battery time light - comes with widget as well.
                  car mode - one touch to switch settings to speaker on
                  tricorder - puts all the gps / compass / level / wifi analyser / audio analyser / etc apps into one package.... plus it looks like a ST:TNG tricorder. - the audio analyser is actually really acuarte as well.
                  rock player - for playing xvid / dixv / mp4 video
                  gmote - to control my laptop when hooked to my TV - also great for streaming music from my itunes library (on my desktop) to my phone - live
                  dropbox - great for keeping docs and whatever synced between multiple PC's and phone
                  drop - very addictive game
                  hibernate - turns off all the radios on your phone for specified time periods (i.e. 11:00pm to 6:00 am) also has an alarm... great for extending battery life and keeping phone from going off when you need it to shut up.
                  pdanet - tethering to laptop to use phone's modem for internet access
                  spare parts - access to advanced configurations
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                  • #10
                    Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                    I recently made the switch from the iphone 3G to the Samsung Captivate. I'm getting used to the new UI and also trying to track down similar features / apps to what I was used to.

                    Does anyone have a good app that syncs my desktop music folder(s) / mp3s with android?
                    What about syncing photos / videos?
                    Any apps that can stream video from the phone over the web in real-time?
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                    • #11
                      Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                      Originally posted by asch View Post
                      I recently made the switch from the iphone 3G to the Samsung Captivate. I'm getting used to the new UI and also trying to track down similar features / apps to what I was used to.

                      Does anyone have a good app that syncs my desktop music folder(s) / mp3s with android?
                      What about syncing photos / videos?
                      Any apps that can stream video from the phone over the web in real-time?
                      Since you are a recent "convert" what is your opinion on the droid vs the iphone? Myself still being an avid iPhone user but looking to maybe change.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                        Originally posted by asch View Post

                        Does anyone have a good app that syncs my desktop music folder(s) / mp3s with android?
                        What about syncing photos / videos?
                        Any apps that can stream video from the phone over the web in real-time?
                        audiogalexy for streaming music from PC.

                        For photos I bought extra google storage for $5 a year and upload every photo I have to picassa

                        Don't know about streaming video from the phone.

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                          Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                          I got a Samsung Vibrant (the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S) last month. Coming from a Blackberry and wouldn't/couldn't switch from Android if I had to. :)

                          I did a lot of playing around with different apps the first couple of weeks but I'm now into my standard "minimalist" frame of mind so for my Home screen(s) I switched from Samsung's TouchWiz to Launcher Pro with some custom icons and really like it. I have a single, real basic home screen (basically just weather, a couple apps and a couple of widgets) and take full advantage of Launcher Pro's scrolling docks (a total of 3) to allow quick access to my most commonly used functions.

                          The full list of applications I have installed are:

                          Act 1 Video Player
                          Album Art Grabber
                          Barcode Scanner
                          Engadget
                          GPS Status
                          NetCounter
                          OurGroceries
                          Roboform Bookmarklet
                          ScoreCenter (ESPN)
                          Smooth Calendar
                          Speed Test
                          Touiteur
                          Wifi Analyzer
                          XDA
                          Zedge

                          How are you liking your Captivate asch? I've loving the Vibrant. Smooth and fast all-around. The Vibrant comes pre-loaded with Avatar and it really shows off the Super AMOLED. Hopefully Samsung releases the GPS fix soon and I've heard Froyo (2.2) ROMs loaded on the Galaxy S phones are just screaming.

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                            Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                            Digi: the 2.2 roms ARE screaming. I have seen quadrant scores in my tests that are jaw droppers. However, unless you've been doing the root/dev thing for a while, I'd recommend against trying any of them because there isnt a single one out there thats remotely close to stable. I've soft-bricked my vibrant half a dozen times so far (thankfully, no true bricks or I'd be in trouble).

                            As far as the apps you're running, thats a good list.
                            In addition, I have a couple useful apps you might want to look into, especially if you carry the phone around at work or travelling.
                            Unavailable (can set up auto-response texts/messages for incoming callers/texts on demand or on schedule)
                            No-Signal Alert (self-explanatory)
                            Call Waiting Configurator (allows you to set up custom alerts for incoming calls/texts/voicemails while you're on the other line)
                            Extended Controls (you can set up custom widgets like the android "Power Control Widget" thats built in, but with vastly more options)

                            Also, if you're interested, rooting your phone will give you some extra perks to use. Root is ridiculously simple on this phone by the way. Theres a GPS semi-fix that will improve GPS lock speeds, as well as the ability to increase the max volume on the earpiece and ringer.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Droid (Andriod) Phone Apps

                              @Dredge... I'll start another thread about my experience with the iphone vs captivate (android).

                              Here are the apps I currently have on my phone. Nothing real exciting. I'm holding off on doing much more because I'm experiencing the random shutdown issue that many others are.

                              Amazon: http://market.android.com/search?q=c....mShop.android
                              AT&T myWireless Mobile: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.att.myWireless
                              Barcode Scanner: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...client.android
                              DIRECTV: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...v.dvrscheduler
                              Facebook: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.facebook.katana
                              Fandango: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.fandango
                              fring: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.fring
                              Google Voice: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...ps.googlevoice
                              Grooveshark: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...ark.android.v1
                              Handcent SMS: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.handcent.nextsms
                              Kindle: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.amazon.kindle
                              LastPass: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...pass.lpandroid
                              Meebo IM: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.meebo
                              Movies: http://market.android.com/search?q=net.flixster.android
                              Pandora: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.pandora.android
                              PingChat!: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...k.android.ping
                              Qik: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.qik.android
                              Radar Now: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...uide.radar_now
                              ScoreCenter: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...n.score_center
                              ShareMyApps: http://market.android.com/search?q=c...ry.shareMyApps -- this app auto-generates this list to make it easier to share your apps.
                              Shazam: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.shazam.android
                              Springpad: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.springpad
                              Tiny DVR: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.alexvas.dvr
                              Twidroyd: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.twidroid
                              Ustream Broadcaster: http://market.android.com/search?q=tv.ustream.usclient
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