[Essentials] Android

Discussion in 'Android' started by TehSkull, May 16, 2011.

  1. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    I think you should add a note to the apps that require root access like Titanium Backup for example incase a new android user wonders why he can't use that app.
     
  2. TehSkull
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    TehSkull Living the life

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    As much as I'd love to, there's far too many apps in the list for me to go through each and every one. Plus, usually most apps mention they require root in their Market listing.
     
  3. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx The Dark Souls of GBAtemp

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    Good grief, so many! I'm assuming we're not including android pre-installed apps (id est, Gmail)? +1 for all the following...

    Go Launcher Ex
    Dolphin Browser HD/Mini (whichever you prefer)
    Tapatalk (even though favorites and notifications don't work for GBA Temp, bummer)
    Friendcaster (3rd party facebook client)
    Google Currents
    Google Music
    Voodoo Sound control (for ROMs that support it)
    Google Voice (if you're on Sprint, since you can make your Voice and Sprint number the same, and hence have an eternal log of your text messages and call history)
    ES File Explorer (great file manager, and it's free with no ads)
    Evernote (great notepad app, synced using both desktop and mobile clients)
    Alarm Clock Extreme (includes features such as Captchas and math problems to make alarms snooze or dismiss, minimizing your chance of going back to sleep)
    AdFree Android (for rooted phones)
    Chainfire 3D, and addon CFLumen (includes many screen features such as a F.Lux-like screen temperature changer for night time)
    Volume+ (for those on CyanogenMOD ROMs with lowered max volume)
    All of Yongzh emulators
    FPSE
    BluezIME (for iControlpad, and other bluetooth controllers)
    PewPew and PewPew 2 (best Android game, imo: think Asteroids, but a billion times better)
    Dropbox
    Juice Defender
    Lookout
    Mybackup Pro
    Pocket (try it out, trust me)
    ROM Manager (for rooted devices with custom ROMs)
    Trillian
    SlideMe MarketPlace (for "banned" apps like Yongzh emulators)
    Superuser (for rooted devices)
    Wikimobile or Wikimobile 2
     
  4. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

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    +1 to Power NZB. Finally an app that lets you download via nzb and auto unrars and uses pars if needed. Great stuff.
     
  5. Zerosuit connor

    Zerosuit connor Baby I'm Back ♥

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    Eorzea
    Gameboid
    N64oid
    Dungeon Hunter 3
    Sims Freeplay
    Tower defense:lost earth
    PsStore
    PlayStation Pocket (PlayStation certified devices only)
    Facebook
    Nexus Rain Livewallpaper


     
  6. rockstar99

    rockstar99 Hi

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    Games:
    Angry Birds/Space/Rio
    Fruit Ninja
    Line Runner
    Paper Toss
    Pocket Soccer
    Pokemon Online[You need to get it from the Pokemon online website as an apk though]
    PokeDex 3D Buddy
    AR Cards
    PokeCalc-Trainers Edition

    Apps:
    AndroIRC
    Barclays Football
    AppsInstaller
    Messenger With You
    Shake To Charge
    UStream
    Twitter
    YouTube

    Live Wallpapers
    Blue Skies
    Shake Them All
    Nexus Rain

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  7. Shano56

    Shano56 noobie

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  8. TehSkull
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    TehSkull Living the life

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    Finally bothered to update this thread. FYI: I don't count mass votes like "All of Yongzh's emulators." Name them all, and I will +1 them all. You're not going to make me work hard remembering all of them because you were too lazy to write them all down.

    Sometime soon I'm going to label all of the root-required apps with ♠.
     
  9. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx The Dark Souls of GBAtemp

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    There's no point, though. All of yongzh's apps are the exact same (UI, features, etc) except for the console they emulate. It makes more sense to just +1 them all. It's about practicality, not laziness.

    Anyway, regardless, +1 for...

    Gameboid
    SNESoid
    NESoid
    GBCoid
    N64oid

    Those are the ones I used, so I can't rate the others (though, again, they are the exact same)
     
  10. TehSkull
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    See, there's the other side of it. If I just +1'd everything, systems almost no one would use (see: Gearoid) would be at the top.
     
  11. xwatchmanx

    xwatchmanx The Dark Souls of GBAtemp

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    i suppose
     
  12. Mario92

    Mario92 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Sorry but I have to instantly -1 this.
    It won't work or should I say it can't work becouse there aren't dynamo in your phone (look wikipedia dynamo and no - proximity is just analog-digital converter). It just looks at proximity sensor and tells it's "charged" even if androids own power manager says battery has drained even more becouse it has access tons of things on your phone. Can you name one good reason this kind of app needs access to your personal data, GPS and internet connection?
    I can't believe how much 5 star ratings this spyware has. Maybe app rates itself 5 stars with all access it has becouse at least all finnish reviewers gave it just 1 star and begs everyone to stay away from it.

    Just use your head ppl and always look what app wants to do with your phone before installing.
     
  13. prowler

    prowler Sony

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    I guess you've fallen for the joke app as well. It's there to trick people and it states in the description that it's for fun only.
     
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  14. TehSkull
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    TehSkull Living the life

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    Not to mention I don't support -1's.
     
  15. Mario92

    Mario92 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Joke apps only needs permission to use internet for ads. This one needs all other things as well.
    There's actually several apps named "Shake to charge" and only one mentions it's only joke and even that one needs ridiculously many permissions.

    Sorry I mixed things with another essentials thread which allowed -1 for really bad games ^^;
     
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    ePSXe for Android
     
  17. JayBeno

    JayBeno Candid Fish Slapper

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    Liverpoool
    Solo (Guitar App)
    Rom Tool Box
    Cheat Database
    AndroZip
    ASTRO File Manager
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    Hey Zap
    Rom Manager
     
  18. Tsuteto

    Tsuteto GBAtemp Regular

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    Flow Free +1
    TapSonic +1
    TrustGo Security (I like it far better than Lookout) +1
    Toki Tori +1
    Canabalt +1
    ES File Manager +1
     
  19. Sicklyboy

    Sicklyboy ~I have crippling depression~

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    Titanium Backup
    Nova Launcher
    GooManager
    Chrome
    AirDroid
    AndFTP
    AndroIRC
    franco.Kernel Updater
    Music Off! I'm Sleeping
    Pandora
    OfficeSuite Pro
    Solid Explorer
    Super Video
    Minecraft
    Block World
    Plants Vs Zombies
    Zenonia (1-4)
    DoodleGod
    FoxFi
    Google Reader (kinda sucks but I like having my RSS feeds synced across any re-flash I do)
    Cloud Print (I use my in-house MInecraft/FTP/HTTP server as a print server now as well, and it's fucking awesome)
    Shopkick (just used my first $10 giftcard at Target yesterday, and it actually does work, surprisingly)
    Soundwire
     
  20. xwatchmanx

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    Holo Launcher.
     
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