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1501  Other Software / Announce Your Software/Service/Product / Re: Listary Update: The new and improved Listary 3 released on: April 03, 2011, 08:05:29 PM
Thanks for the heads up and the screenshot  Thmbsup
1502  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: April 02, 2011, 03:15:48 AM
Until finding QuickDroid I'd been using the
I think I'm going to have to read the manual, I just found if I hold my finger on the Home button I get a list of recently used apps.
I haven't figured out yet whether my frequency of use of the long-press-of-home-button functionality will change as a result of using QuickDroid,

If the device I use had a hard key for the home button I think I'd find using the functionality in question to be more attractive.
1503  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: April 01, 2011, 08:45:01 PM
Although perhaps not as nice as FARR, I've been using QuickDroid the past few days and am finding it convenient when switching among recently used apps and sometimes for bringing up things which are easy to 'name'.
1504  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: April 01, 2011, 07:28:27 AM
Screen capture for rooted androids...

Try "Shootme"
Thanks for the suggestion.

Unfortunately, I didn't have any luck tracking down a reputable non-market source for this.

Also looked for drocap2 for root users, Screen Capture Shortcut Free and PicMe with similar results.

I guess via patience and appropriate future devices this sort of thing won't be necessary.
1505  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 31, 2011, 05:09:27 AM
I'm afraid I can't help with any of these questions. To be honest, I'm not listening to music on the device very often.
Thanks for responding any way smiley
1506  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 31, 2011, 05:08:17 AM
RealCalc (free/donation): A calculator that does it all, including conversions.
Ahhh, the SHIFT key and then the 0 key for conversions.  Nice.

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Wifi Analyzer (free): Essential for locating and evalutaing hotspots.
I like the graphical depiction used - nicer than the one in Tricorder Wink

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  • Aldiko (free): Excellent ePub and pdf reader. I have several others of each, but find I now use this one almost exclusively.
Didn't know that recent versions supported PDF.  Hmm, no non-multi-touch zoom at the moment it seems:

http://aldiko.zendesk.com/entries/410937-non-multitouch-zoom-feature
1507  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 31, 2011, 04:48:51 AM
AdFree
I had avoided rooting until I read about this incident...I didn't succeed in determining whether my device had any relevant updates and this led to rooting the phone and creating an empty /system/bin/profile file.  I don't suppose there's a list of mobile device sellers who are known to be good at providing security updates...

As a side benefit I get to try things like AdFree smiley

Thanks for mentioning it!

Now if I could find some screen capturing app I could download...
1508  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 31, 2011, 04:37:17 AM
Audiobooks - Quick access to LibriVox's entire catalog.
Nice!  I was able to try it out (I assume it's the same thing) via Android Freeware.
1509  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 31, 2011, 04:30:58 AM
3 (Cubed) - Cool music player with widget (but lacks EQ)
Trying this out now - do you happen to know if it's possible to display the time elapsed so far of the current track?

Also, is there "sleep timer" functionality?  I have SleepTimer, but it seems more convenient for this functionality to be built-in to the audio player.

On a related note, I'm also trying MortPlayer Music - have you tried that out?
1510  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 31, 2011, 04:15:11 AM
What's your reason for not using the market?
Originally it was because I didn't know how to use it without a Google account -- and it didn't sit well with me to have to make an account which might be associated with a device like a mobile phone AND applications.  Another way to put it might be that I feel pretty uncomfortable from the perspective of privacy.
1511  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 29, 2011, 09:34:33 PM
File Expert - Excellent file manager plus one touch HTTP/FTP server for managing via PC.
Didn't know about the one touch HTTP/FTP server -- handy!

Thanks for pointing that out smiley
1512  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 29, 2011, 09:30:06 PM
Eager to try out some of these apps, but not being a Market user, I was happy to find Android Freeware as it appears to provide a fair number of .apk files for download.

Prior to using this site, I'd been using SlideME and AndAppStore -- neither seemed to have RealCalc or ASTRO File Manager but Android Freeware did smiley
1513  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar on: March 28, 2011, 07:34:40 PM
Some fun text in the description for "Change Search Shortcut":

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Allows to change the search shortcut. After the comedy with Panorama taking over CTRL+E, then switching to CTRL+SHIFT+E, without restoring CTRL+E, I've decided to make this very simple plug-in to allow people to choose their own shortcut.
1514  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SubmitToTab - a Firefox add-on on: March 28, 2011, 07:06:09 PM
Nice  Thmbsup

I lightly tested Ctrl-Clicking and Shift-Clicking with success smiley
1515  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and QuickRestart Add-On Alternative (Restartless Restart) on: March 28, 2011, 08:44:56 AM
Hi lanux128 smiley

Thanks for both tips  Thmbsup

I hadn't heard of the "restartless add-ons".  Looking forward to more add-ons going in that direction!
1516  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox 4 (4.0) and QuickRestart Add-On Alternative (Restartless Restart) on: March 27, 2011, 06:04:12 PM
Had been using the QuickRestart Firefox add-on:

  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/quickrestart/

but it doesn't seem to be working currently for Firefox 4.0.

Just installed and tested (at least it worked once...) an alternative add-on Restartless Restart:

  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/restartless-restart/

Copy-pasted description:

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This very tiny (7KB) add-on will add a "Restart" menu item to the "File" menu, and a ctrl/cmd + alt + r hotkey to Firefox or Seamonkey which will restart the program. It can also be installed/uninstalled/enabled/disabled all without requiring a restart, hence the name "Restartless Restart".

Restartless Restart is similar to the QuickRestart add-on except it doesn't work on FF < 4, it does work on FF 4, it's restartless, it's 7KB instead of 34KB, it works for Seamonkey, it doesn't have a toolbar button, and it's not localized.

1517  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 26, 2011, 10:43:48 PM
Just installed the following one here:

Call Confirm (asks if you really want to call someone)

Looks like it may help reduce the number of accidental callls  embarassed

Thanks!
1518  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SIGIL, free ePub editor on: March 26, 2011, 07:12:58 PM
Thanks for sharing this bit about epub and JS.
1519  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: SIGIL, free ePub editor on: March 25, 2011, 11:49:18 PM
Thanks for posting about Sigil.  I've been trying it out and though it seems a bit rough around the edges, it seems to be coming along ok. 

(Just wish there were a way to provide feedback to the developer without having to "sign in" to Google -- may be there is a way and I haven't found it...)
1520  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar on: March 25, 2011, 11:43:23 PM
skwire:
  Indeed it has, sir smiley

phitsc:
  I was surprised too.  After some pondering it occurred to me that perhaps a project the size of Firefox has just too many details to attend to with the kind of care one might otherwise want...
1521  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 24, 2011, 06:39:50 PM
Thanks for the contributions and welcomes smiley

Perhaps I'll add links to relevant AppBrain pages in the original post -- thanks Deozaan!
1522  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox 4 (4.0) and Shortcut Key for Search Bar on: March 24, 2011, 06:19:26 PM
Trying out Firefox 4 here and noticed that the Ctrl+E shortcut key for the Search Bar from the 3.x days seems defunct (Ctrl+K seems to work).

Checking out:

  http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/764069

led to a work-around of installing and configuration via the following extension:

  https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/customizable-shortcuts/

Configuration was done via the Shortcuts tab of the Options dialog:

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Once a row for the action/shortcut in question was selected, clicking on the 'Edit' button or double-clicking on the shortcut key name made it possible to type a replacement shortcut key.
1523  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / What Android Apps Do You Use? on: March 24, 2011, 12:48:08 AM
This topic was inspired by phitsc's Android apps micro reviews smiley

So, Android users, what non-bundled apps do you use?

Below are some free ones I've found handy:


Updated: Added links to AppBrain pages.
1524  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Secret Life of Machines on: November 27, 2010, 09:36:13 PM
Very nice.

Thanks for sharing smiley
1525  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Geogebra - (free software) Calling all maths teachers!!! on: November 27, 2010, 08:23:34 PM
Something atypical for GeoGebra perhaps...

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Thanks to app103 Wink

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