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city_zen

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #175 on: January 06, 2020, 12:55 AM »
After a (fairly) long hiatus, I'm posting in this great forum again  :)

Here's a list of most of the interesting Android apps I'm using. I didn't include some I use a lot because they are either too niche or local (country)-specific

These are the ones that I think will be of most interest to other forum members:


  • aCalendar+: a different user interface for Gmail calendar (needs Gmail calendar as the back end) with some great additional features
  • Adobe Acrobat: the Android version of Acrobat Reader. I just prefer to read pdf files with it than with other, more general, readers
  • Bromite: in their own words "Bromite is Chromium plus ad blocking and privacy enhancements". Not my default browser, though
  • CPU-Z: the Android version of the program. Lots of information about the smartphone's hardware
  • Droid Info: similar to CPU-Z, but with some different info reported about the smartphone's hardware
  • Flipboard: a magazine/RSS reader with a great interface. Can be customized with your own interests/news sources
  • FolderSync: allows you to sync folders either within the device (including the SD Card, if present) or between the device and a cloud folder (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.)
  • Forvo: pronunciation app. Ideal for example for when you're wondering how to pronounce that difficult foreign word
  • JuiceSSH: a nice SSH app. Can be enhanced with plugins
  • Keepass2Android: a great app to keep your Keepass database available on your smartphone
  • LAN drive: allows you to have a SMB server on your phone, accesible by your PC, for example. I use it to transfer files wirelessly between the phone and PC
  • Moon+ Reader Pro: a wonderful reader app. After trying a few others, I settled for this one to read eBooks on my phone
  • Movie Mate: an app that connect to your Trakt account and allows you to manage your movies (Watchlist, History, Ratings, etc.). There's alsoSeries Mate for TV series
  • Network Cell Info Lite: gives you information about the signal strength of both your cell connection and your wifi connection. Lots of other info available (cell towers, maps, etc.)
  • Nodescope: the best storage usage app I could find. If you're wondering what's using your phone's internal memory, as well as the SD card, this app has a very intuitive way of presenting that information
  • Nova Launcher: to me, the best launcher for Android. It's a matter of personal preference though as there are a lot of diferent launchers out there (Lawnchair Launcher seems to have good reviews, for example)
  • Opera: my default browser. I just prefer its user interface to Bromite's. Otherwise, I would use Bromite
  • Phonograph: a music (/audio) app. Not too different from others, but simple and with a nice interface
  • Ping Tool: as the name implies, a ping app to check different (customizable) hosts. But also with a lot of other features: DNS lookup, IP scanner, etc
  • RealCalc: a calculator app. Has the interface of a classic scientific calculator
  • SD Maid: a maintenance app. Allows you to free some space by deleting unnecessary files and folders and to "vacuum" SQL databases
  • SkyView Free: just point it to the night sky and discover the names of the stars you're watching. Also planets, the ISS, the different constellations, etc. Wonderful app for those interested in astronomy
  • Snapseed: a great photo editing app. Bought by Google a while ago. Very powerful, but at the same time not too complex. I just wish it would allow me to use a custom folder to save the edited images
  • TED: the official TED Talks app for Android. Lots and lots of interesting content there (as those familiar with TED Talks know)
  • VLC: video player app. I don't do a lot of video viewing on my phone and VLC is more than enough for my needs
  • Wifi Analyzer: for quickly finding the signal strength of the local and neighboring wifi netwoks
List made using List My Apps

I apologize for not including the links to each app. Most of them I install from either Google Play or F-Droid
List updated with the links for each app, thanks to the suggestion of List my Apps by rjbull


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« Last Edit: January 13, 2020, 08:21 PM by city_zen »

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #176 on: January 13, 2020, 03:34 PM »
I apologize for not including the links to each app.

As they say, "there's an app for that", viz. List My Apps.  I've used it in a simple way here, but there're more features than you'd expect; see under Annotations, and the variables in the Templates.  There was already a template for BB code - I've modified it for DC, though I can't now remember why.

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This generates a list like this;


    Alarm Plus Millenium
    Package name: com.milleniumapps.milleniumalarmplus


    App Search+
    Package name: rjt.appsearch


    ArsClip Mini
    Package name: com.joejoesoft.acmini


    BookmarkFolder
    Package name: com.coconuts.webnavigator


    CalcTape
    Package name: de.sfr.calctape


    Glance Note
    Package name: com.fangleness.glancenote


    HalnaOutliner
    Package name: jp.blogspot.halnablue.HalnaOutliner


    List My Apps
    Package name: de.onyxbits.listmyapps


    Stopwatch & Timer+
    Package name: com.jupiterapps.stopwatch


    Total Commander
    Package name: com.ghisler.android.TotalCommander


    X-plore
    Package name: com.lonelycatgames.Xplore

    List made using List My Apps
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    wraith808

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #177 on: January 13, 2020, 05:17 PM »
    I was using Glance Note, but stopped... it started having problems syncing with SimpleNote.

    List My Apps isn't in Google Play though, right?

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #178 on: January 13, 2020, 05:34 PM »
    List My Apps isn't in Google Play though, right?

    https://play.google.....onyxbits.listmyapps

    Or, if you prefer F-Droid:

    https://f-droid.org/...onyxbits.listmyapps/
    « Last Edit: January 13, 2020, 05:39 PM by 4wd »

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use? [City Maps 2Go free upgrade]
    « Reply #179 on: January 13, 2020, 06:02 PM »
    BTW, I don't know if this is still valid, (it's four days old and I've already upgraded so I can't check), but both the standard free Android and iOS version of City Maps 2Go can be upgraded to the Pro or Premium version for free via an upgrade code. [HotDealsUK]

    Android: CityMaps2Go Plan Trips Travel Guide Offline Maps
    iOS: CityMaps2Go Offline Map

    Codes: PROSUPP or PREMSUPP for Pro or Premium upgrade, respectively.

    How to redeem the codes

    A bit of blurb:
    About the app:
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    ▶ DETAILED MAPS: Explore your saves on a detailed worldwide map. Navigate streets, footpaths, and bikeways wherever you are.

    Differences:
    There are 3 versions of CityMaps2Go, namely:
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    PREMIUM: Same features as PRO plus ability to customise maps & lists + premium support

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #180 on: January 13, 2020, 07:59 PM »
    As they say, "there's an app for that", viz. List My Apps.

    Thank you! I should have thought that there might be an app for that  :)  I'll try it and edit my previous post with the appropriate links

    Also, I didn't know the "viz." expression. English is not my native language. So now I know something new (even though it's technically latin, but still)


    BTW, I don't know if this is still valid, (it's four days old and I've already upgraded so I can't check), but both the standard free Android and iOS version of City Maps 2Go can be upgraded to the Pro or Premium version for free via an upgrade code. [HotDealsUK]

    Android: CityMaps2Go Plan Trips Travel Guide Offline Maps
    iOS: CityMaps2Go Offline Map

    Codes: PROSUPP or PREMSUPP for Pro or Premium upgrade, respectively.


    Thanks! I've just tried it and it still works
    I'll have what she's having

    superboyac

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #181 on: January 14, 2020, 04:33 PM »
    After a (fairly) long hiatus, I'm posting in this great forum again  :)

    Here's a list of most of the interesting Android apps I'm using. I didn't include some I use a lot because they are either too niche or local (country)-specific

    These are the ones that I think will be of most interest to other forum members:


    • aCalendar+: a different user interface for Gmail calendar (needs Gmail calendar as the back end) with some great additional features
    question: why did you go with acalendar instead of digical or something else?
    « Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 05:02 PM by Deozaan, Reason: fixed formatting »

    city_zen

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #182 on: January 15, 2020, 12:23 AM »

    • aCalendar+: a different user interface for Gmail calendar (needs Gmail calendar as the back end) with some great additional features
    question: why did you go with acalendar instead of digical or something else?

    I honestly don't remember whether I tried DigiCal or not. I know I tried a few calendar apps and finally settled for aCalendar+ (I purchased the premium version)

    Digical looks great, but I don't think that what it offers on top of what aCalendar has (eg. weather forecasts) is interesting to me

    Both integrate seamlessly with Google Calendar, which is a must for me, and have similar available views. aCalendar has some nice vertical and horizontal swiping actions that I don't know if DigiCal has. Also, aCalendar lets you manage Tasks, which is something that I don't think Digical has

    These are the features of aCalendar+, from its publishers:

    FEATURES
    ● intuitive navigation between day, week, month and agenda view
    ● 7 powerful widgets
    ● year view
    ● lots of design and view customizations
    ● Google Calendar management
    ● per-event colors (even if not supported by the event's calendar)
    ● flexible recurrences
    ● birthdays from your contacts (or without contacts)
    ● uses Android's native calendar backend and synchronization
    ● moon phases
    ● mini month or graphical week overview in day and week view
    ● free with ads and some one-time IAPs

    EXTRA FEATURES (aCalendar+ or as In-App-Purchase)
    ● Public holidays (and school holidays for some countries) - configurable in the calendar list
    ● More colors (theme/UI colors, background colors, calendar colors, event colors)
    ● Business features (Invite attendees, link contacts, free/busy, private, profiles, share as ICS)
    ● Tasks (manage Google Tasks or tasks from CalDAV/OpenTasks)
    ● No ads (removes the occasional ad)
    ♥ Tapir Apps donates 10% of all revenue to rainforest conservation through our friends at World Land Trust

    USAGE
    ● move forward and backward in the calendar by swiping vertically
    ● switch between calendar views with a horizontal swipe (opens the day or week you start the swipe gesture on) or double-tap for day view
    ● tap to open a calendar event
    ● long-press to add new calendar event
    ● long-press on mini-month to go to today or jump to date
    ● configurable actions on 3-finger-tap, tap on title, volume buttons
    ● long press an event in day view to drag to a different time
    I'll have what she's having

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #183 on: January 15, 2020, 07:37 AM »
    I get around Miami on the MetroRail.  More than anything I use the MDT Tracker.  The latest update totally destroyed the App.  Instead of an easy to use interface they want you to create an account and set up the ability to buy tickets/passes using the app.  As soon as I found the old v. 1.5 apk I put 1.5 back on.  Adding insult to injury the thing would open and hang!!

    Is it just me or are computer programs being deliberately made slower and harder to use?  Stuff that used to be one screen is stretched across three just to slow you down.  In Walgreens to buy something with my EBT Card I have to hit a dozen buttons plus enter the PIN.

    In any case the web version of the train tracker seems to still be available in the old format:  MDT Tracker and the 1.5 apk can be downloaded from PureApk here

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #184 on: January 15, 2020, 09:43 PM »
    Codes: PROSUPP or PREMSUPP for Pro or Premium upgrade, respectively.

    @4wd - thank you for the promo codes.  I am going to Quito, Ecquador in a week.  I put this app on my Galaxy and on two iphones that don't have service.  I was able to get the pro version on the iphone 6s, but the version for the 4s didn't work out - I only got the free version for that - no way to get the pro on that one.  But I will have the iphone 6s at least with an offline Quito map and can give it to one of my companions to use.  Thanks for this!

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #185 on: January 16, 2020, 12:58 AM »
    I put this app on my Galaxy and on two iphones that don't have service.  I was able to get the pro version on the iphone 6s, but the version for the 4s didn't work out - I only got the free version for that - no way to get the pro on that one.

    Try the method in this comment in the thread:
    Works for ios as well 😁. Buy on android and use code and then register for a profile. Now download the ios free app and login and you have pro after your profile is logged in.

    ie. Register an account in the app on the Galaxy or iOS 6s Pro version, then install on the iPhone 4s and login to your profile.

    Under the menu, choose to Login and you can create an account.

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    Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
    « Reply #186 on: January 17, 2020, 08:23 PM »
    I actually did that.  But I restarted my iphone 4s and now it's working.  I've gotten both Ecquador and Columbia so far!

    Thanks again!  Very useful for me!