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Author Topic: What Android Apps Do You Use?  (Read 30417 times)
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« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2011, 06:24:11 AM »

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« Reply #51 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.
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« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2011, 07:52:35 AM »

I guess via patience and appropriate future devices this sort of thing won't be necessary.

Indeed. I was honestly surprised when I learned that I need to either root my device or install the SDK just for taking screen shots when I wanted to make some for the micro reviews. And getting this to work with the SDK was not even trivial!
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« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2011, 05:02:56 PM »

Screen capture for rooted androids...

Try "Shootme"

Great Scott! I was distracted by your avatar tsaint and my peripheral vision read your post as:

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Screen capture for rooted hemmrhoids

So go on, shoot me  ohmy
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« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2011, 05:10:20 PM »

Just found this one:

Overlook Fing - Really good network scanner.

What a cool app!
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« Reply #55 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'.
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« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2011, 08:49:46 PM »

...finding it convenient when switching among recently used apps...

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.
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« Reply #57 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.
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« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2011, 02:07:56 AM »

I had the same experience in Canada - Amazon Marketplace installs and loads but purchases are blocked (including the Angry Birds Rio givewaway last week Sad).

I noticed Angry Birds Rio is now also available on the regular Market, for free.
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« Reply #59 on: April 13, 2011, 09:01:24 AM »

I had the same experience in Canada - Amazon Marketplace installs and loads but purchases are blocked (including the Angry Birds Rio givewaway last week Sad).

I noticed Angry Birds Rio is now also available on the regular Market, for free.

Yeah... I grabbed it sometime last week  embarassed I've been busy building a fence and haven't been "DC'ing" much! Anyway, thank  you for updating that - I'd forgotten about posting it!
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« Reply #60 on: April 14, 2011, 03:25:02 PM »

I just got a Droid X a week ago, so I'm still getting my bearing. But here's what I've found so far:

  • GO Launcher EX - More attractive than the built-in launcher, with more features
  • Beautiful Widgets - attractive and functional clock and weather widgets
  • Jorte - The built-in calendar app is unacceptable. This offers pretty good functionality, including some nice widgets. (But it seems that we're still behind apps I had on my Palm a decade ago)
  • ES File Explorer - better UI than must, but the defining feature to me is that it can access SMB and FTP shares
  • AVG Anti-virus - anti-virus, as well as lost-phone locker/finder
  • GO Contacts - more usable than the built-in
  • GO SMS Pro - nice, threaded conversations with a great widget
  • D7 Google Reader - native app for Google Reader. It's the only one I could find that allows access to Google's prioritized list of articles, and decent offline formatting
  • PowerAMP - music player
  • Quick Settings - simpler, more direct access to most commonly-changed settings
  • Photo Tools - calculators for focal length, exposure, etc.
  • LunaSolCalMobile - info on solar and lunar positions, for planning photography. Nice widget
  • GoldenPicLite - Like LunaSolCal, but doesn't have widget. But it does show golden hour times
  • Pro HDR Camera - really just a toy, but a fun one. Take HDR pictures with the onboard camera

I'm now trying to learn a couple things. First is how to sync my music library using MediaMonkey on the desktop (this is complicated by the fact that connecting my Droid as a mass storage device causes a blue screen). Second is effective use of Tasker, for more fine-grained automation of the device (like, automatically turning on GPS when I run a navigation app, or silencing the ringer whenever I'm at work). I'd be interesting in hearing any input you folks might have on those things.
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« Reply #61 on: April 14, 2011, 04:42:20 PM »

That's a nice list you compiled for us!

I'd like to try most of the calendar and contact ones, but I've already installed so many apps I don't want to lose, that the memory is almost filled cheesy

Instead of Tasker you mentioned, I'm using the free Timerific, and that's just fine for me as I'm on nearly the same weekly schedule most of the time, and that doesn't support location-based switching (gps/wifi), like Locale does but that is even more expensive then Tasker ohmy (but has a lot of extensions/plug-ins).

AFAIK, GPS in enabled state hardly uses any power, and is turned on automatically by apps that want to use it, so you probably don't need a scheduler/tasker for that.
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« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2011, 07:19:25 PM »

  • Jorte - The built-in calendar app is unacceptable. This offers pretty good functionality, including some nice widgets. (But it seems that we're still behind apps I had on my Palm a decade ago)

As a Palm user for 15 years, I was also shocked by the lack of functionality of Google Calendar when I moved to Android last year. I have also been using Jorte and found it adequate for my needs, but if you really need a lot more capability in a calendar app, look at Pimlical from the developer who wrote the Datebk extender for the Palm calendar app.  If it were to get better contact management too, I might switch to Pimlical on both Windows and Android and dump Outlook, which I use only as a PIM, altogether.

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« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2011, 05:37:00 PM »

look at Pimlical from the developer who wrote the Datebk extender for the Palm
Datebk is exactly what I had in mind when I made my comment.

As a calendar app, Pimlical looks like a winner. However, the web page makes no mention of a widget to display my agenda in my launcher "home page". That's a deal breaker for me. If he gets around to that feature, count me in.
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« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2011, 12:25:25 AM »

Or just use the Android Agenda Widget I've presented in my Android widget micro reviews. It comes in many different sizes, is highly customizable and the free version comes without restrictions or adds (so you have enough time to test it and play around with it before you buy the 2$ paid version Wink ).
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« Reply #65 on: April 16, 2011, 01:37:29 PM »

look at Pimlical from the developer who wrote the Datebk extender for the Palm
Datebk is exactly what I had in mind when I made my comment.

As a calendar app, Pimlical looks like a winner. However, the web page makes no mention of a widget to display my agenda in my launcher "home page". That's a deal breaker for me. If he gets around to that feature, count me in.

Then you might want to look at Calengoo.

There was an extensive comparative discussion of the two in the Brighthand forums recently that you might find useful.
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« Reply #66 on: April 18, 2011, 12:44:38 AM »

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Tasker
Astrid Tasks
Catch + AK Notepad (with access to their webapp https://catch.com/m/ for note-taking/dail ToDo lists/shopping lists, and syncing with my wifes device)
Titanium Backup
Flow (a replacement Facebook app)
Opera Mini
PicSay Pro
Pure Calender Widget (i have one whole home-screen for this widget. it syncs my GCalenders)
ROM Manager Premium
Thinking Space
Wolfram Alpha (for when Google doesn't satisfy)
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« Reply #67 on: April 18, 2011, 06:39:37 PM »

I've tried Dolphin HD once but found it slow compared to the stock browser.

Just tried Dolphin and I like it better than the stock browser, a lot easier to use, speed is about the same - thanks for mentioning it  Thmbsup
Trying out Dolphin recently too and have been finding its tab-related behavior preferable to the default Browser (nice to be able to switch tabs quickly with the volume hardware keys too).
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« Reply #68 on: April 19, 2011, 11:00:58 AM »

I find SwiFTP indispensable for easily transferring files to and from my Droid X.
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« Reply #69 on: April 20, 2011, 06:03:33 AM »

I use quite a bunch of Android apps. Regularly, I stick with those though:
  • Trillian (there's no better IM for Android out there although it's not free)
  • LauncherPro (yep, the paid version)
  • AndFTP (now anyone tell me there's ANY better FTP client?)
  • Titanium backup (saved me quite a lot of work so far)
  • Handcent SMS (flexible, configurable SMS app)
  • SuperPower (keeps my battery away from drowning)
  • Angry Birds (all 3 games cheesy)
  • Seesmic (great Facebook AND Twitter client)
  • Smooth Calendar (helps me keep track of what's going on)
  • Swype (typing is soooo 90s)
  • K-9 Mail
On random occasions, I also use:
  • AndChat (the least ugly IRC client I could find)
  • Voodoo Control Plus (better sound driver for Samsung phones)
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Oh, and Firefox. How could I miss it? Might be slow but feels better than Opera stuff.
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« Reply #70 on: May 02, 2011, 03:20:33 PM »

For fans of Angry Birds, check out Stupid Zombies.
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« Reply #71 on: May 02, 2011, 07:47:11 PM »

  • AndFTP (now anyone tell me there's ANY better FTP client?)
I think ES File Explorer may have FTP client support -- I haven't been using the FTP support though.  Did you happen to try it out?

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On random occasions, I also use:
  • AndChat (the least ugly IRC client I could find)
I did not have any luck getting this to work Sad  I keep getting what seems to be described here:

http://groups.google.com/...d/thread/80413f78ea1fbce5
http://groups.google.com/...d/thread/d02852e17123ecbe
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« Reply #72 on: May 03, 2011, 05:23:45 AM »

It has FTP support but I prefer dedicated FTP clients...
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« Reply #73 on: May 03, 2011, 08:37:55 AM »

Anyone found a useful ebook reader? I ask because I am disappointed with Aldiko and other choices I've found. I'd like a reader that reads more than one or two formats; I don't want five or six apps where one would suffice. My most used formats are pdf, txt, epub, and mobi.
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« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2011, 09:15:34 AM »

I don't know of a good reader that supports all of those (tending to read pdfs with one set of apps and epub with another set).  Certainly would be interested in one though smiley
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