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Last post Author Topic: What Android Apps Do You Use?  (Read 61576 times)

wraith808

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #125 on: April 21, 2016, 06:12 PM »
Ema Personal Wiki
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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #126 on: July 20, 2016, 09:21 PM »
Signal Private Messenger

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Privacy is possible, Signal makes it easy.

Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

This replaces Red Phone and Text Secure that were also by Open Whisper System, (IIRC, might have been just been Whisper at the time).  You can replace your existing SMS app with it, it will send normal unsecured SMS & MMS to anyone who doesn't have it installed and registered.

Uses your data connection to send to people who have the app installed and registered, good for those that have to pay for SMS/MMS but have a data allowance, (like me).

Also available for iPhone: Signal

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #127 on: August 30, 2016, 04:45 AM »
Photoshop, Instagram,..... i love photography so I can't live without these app
Gmail
Facebook
Radio FM
some kind of IP camera viewers like superlivepro or yoosee to supervise my house

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #128 on: October 18, 2016, 09:38 PM »
I still use:

  Barcode Scanner
  F-Droid
  Hacker's Keyboard
  Quickdroid

Have also adopted:

  APKShare
  Document Viewer
  IceCatMobile
  Mathdroid
  MuPDF
  Open Camera
  S-Git
  Termux
  TimerDroid
  VLC
  Wi-Fi Widget

Trying out:

  /r/Android App Store
  Amaze
  CheckList DC
  Ghost Commander
  MemoList DC
  Taskbar

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #129 on: October 18, 2016, 10:05 PM »
Not completely off topic, may be I can ask what may seem like a redundant question here

The frequency of app updates is crazy, so much so I often feel I am accidentally on some global alpha testing list (which of course does not exist). I supposed I can disable updates but I want to ask if this is just an obvious, no kidding thing everybody is used to?

Don't have that many apps, see spoiler below for my list if you wish, but I am talking about any app like twitter having two plus updates a month for example.

Spoiler
Alarm Clock Xtreme
Authenticator
Chrome
Dropbox
EBookDroid
ES File Explorer Pro
FIFA
Fing
FootballItalia
Italian Soccer
Livescore
Pimlical
Star Chart
Tapatalk
Twitter
Yahoo Weather
Wifi Analyzer

Nexus phone (so no bloated carrier apps ...)


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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #130 on: October 18, 2016, 10:16 PM »
I find the same thing.  I have more apps than you, and every time I pick up my Nook, there's a swath of updates.

rgdot

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #131 on: October 18, 2016, 11:24 PM »
Thanks wraith. Even in 2016 I find it  to be too much, too frequent. Assuming it is bugs or security, because it is surely not new features this often, how many bugs (that I almost never notice anyhow) or security issues can apps really have and even then how are they really fixing them so frequently. Very odd, to me any way. The play store's what's new notes are often unhelpful too.

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #132 on: October 19, 2016, 03:44 PM »
I too have been astonished at how often some apps are updated on Android.  Two thoughts have occurred to me: 1) the developers are not very experienced and thus are having to make very frequent corrections, or 2) the developers are amazingly conscientious, much more so than Windows developers, and thus are quick to repair any flaw and are constantly working on making the app better.

Whatever the truth is, it's interesting that the developers are willing to invest so much time and thought into these apps which are often free or extremely inexpensive.   I know that's true of a lot of DC developers, but I thought you guys were a rare breed.  :)

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #133 on: October 19, 2016, 05:22 PM »
having two plus updates a month for example.

Two a month. That's cute. :)

It seems like Google apps have an update every couple of days.

[rant] It's part of the rapid, iterative development mindset. Push out lots of little changes, quickly and often. In some ways it's good. Instead of having to wait 6 months or a year (or longer) for lots of new features to arrive, and practically have to learn a new product when "the big update hits" you get them all as soon as they're ready and learn how to use them one at a time. But it also changes how we pay for things. When you had a single large update where lots of new features were added, it made sense to charge an upgrade fee for it. But now with constant updates a little at a time, people don't feel like any one change is worth an upgrade fee, so developers start charging an ongoing subscription. [/rant]

I've disabled automatic updates on my device. I usually just click "Update All" once a month and ignore any prompts about app updates until the next time I'm ready to update them.

wraith808

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #134 on: October 19, 2016, 06:06 PM »
I've disabled automatic updates on my device. I usually just click "Update All" once a month and ignore any prompts about app updates until the next time I'm ready to update them.

It's getting bad enough that I've been thinking about doing the same.

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #135 on: October 19, 2016, 07:48 PM »
Thanks cyberdiva and Deozaan, and I am also leaning strongly to doing same

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #136 on: October 19, 2016, 11:29 PM »
Turned off app update notifications and just have it set to Auto-update over Wi-Fi only and let it get on with it.  A couple of apps I have auto-update disabled for so I can see what's going to happen.

Some new apps:
Notion Intelligent Email - created by the same people who did Copy
SD Maid - System cleaner
GPS Logger - GPS track logger, GPX export
TrackChecker - Parcel tracking
Yandex.key - OTP logins to Yandex + 2FA
SoundHound Infinity - Music Search (Was App of the Week for 0.20 at some point)
Tasker - Automation  (Was App of the Week for 0.20 at some point)

Xposed - with the following modules
Amplify
Hide Emergency Button
MaxLock
Power Nap

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #137 on: October 20, 2016, 04:12 AM »
I've disabled automatic updates on my device. I usually just click "Update All" once a month and ignore any prompts about app updates until the next time I'm ready to update them.

Same here. I should be in control not the stupid phone.

Regards,

Anand

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #138 on: July 30, 2017, 10:31 AM »
Except for international apps, all mine are in Danish and/or for Denmark; apps for paying wherever I shop, or for using public transportation, communicating with public offices, making reservations at the doctor's or the cinema, etcetera (the smart phone is very integrated into/with the Danish society). To the frustration of my friends, I do not use my smart phone for Messenger, Internet browser, facebook, YouTube, camera, email, you name it, I hate it, ...! However, I do use the included phone!

But there is an obscure application from Ashampoo, that I would like to recommend: Droid Optimizer.
https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/0093/Apps/droid-optimizer
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ashampoo.droid.optimizer


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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #139 on: August 30, 2017, 09:07 PM »
While I was hurtling around Ukraine recently had a bit of fun with sending my realtime location to a couple of friends using Glimpse.

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Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location using GPS tracking, with any of your family, friends or co-workers!

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #140 on: August 30, 2017, 10:03 PM »
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Glympse is a fast, free and simple way to share your real-time location using GPS tracking, with any of your family, friends or co-workers!

I wonder if the Glympse developer's refrigerator is running...


Glympse.png

 :-\

Is he really that concerned that the GPS location of his fridge might change?

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #141 on: September 24, 2017, 05:36 PM »
Recently started using Tap 'n' Turn.

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Tired of enabling the screen rotation everytime you want landscape mode? Automatic rotation always rotates the screen in the wrong moment? Then this App is for you!

Instead of rotating the screen right away, it displays an icon which allows you explicitly adjust the orientation.

Surprised to find that the device here can now be used in reverse portrait mode (can be nice for development) as well as see the home screen in landscape.

https://gabm.github.io/TapAndTurn/

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #142 on: September 25, 2017, 08:57 AM »
Thanks for posting, I find that really useful. On rotation my screen used to behave like a trainee kangaroo.

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #143 on: October 02, 2017, 05:23 AM »
:)

Sometimes I wish for a hardware rotation button or wheel...