Must have android apps

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Mar 20, 2011

Must have android apps by Rock Raiyu at 9:52 PM (2,738 Views / 0 Likes) 29 replies

  1. Rock Raiyu
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    I have an HTC Aria, running CM7 2.3 Gingerbread. What are some must have android apps I can use on my phone? Much help is appreciated!
     


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    google goggles

    google maps and nvigation

    chompsms or Handcent SMS

    dolphin browser (your default browser has incognito mode )

    Advanced Task Killer

    Astro File Manager

    shazam
     
  3. Social0

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    apps:
    Quick Settings ( awesome toggles )
    Evernote if you use it
    Advanced Task Killer Free version
    Winamp
    Engadget app
    Gizmodo app
    Flash Player 10.2
    Adobe Air
    Shazam
    Xmarks if you use Xmarks and have a premium account
    Twitter
    Facebook
    ChompSMS for smsing ( quick sms etc... )

    games:
    Angry Birds
    Bejeweled
    Game Dev Story
    Jewels Online ( bejeweled but online )
     
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    The usual Twitter,Facebook... other apps that i use are titanium backup (for backing up apps,system data) and some cool games ive found recently are 'dead runner' (cool accelerometer game) and droid shooting.. which is an awesome augmented reality shooter but drinks alot of battery

    others apps
    Soundhound/Shazam
    PowerAmp
    Ringdroid
    Androidify
    Tiger Snes w/ Wii Controller IME
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've downloaded every app listed in the thread.
     
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    AdFree
    ChrometoPhone (works in Firefox too)
    Dropbox (if you use it, which you should)
    ShootMe (screenshot taker)
    SMS Backup and Restore
    Rom Manager Premium
     
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    SMS Backup & Restore
    Flashlight (Already in Camera app but this one is much cooler trust me)
    Angry Birds
    Unblock Me (Addictive little game, with 400 levels in each difficulty -easy med hard-)
     
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    i swear to god DO NOT USE TASK KILLERS
    the only way you can use them


    you have gingerbread and it's completely unnecessary and even kills your battery life


    now for some apps:
    buzzbox
    doggcatcher
    tapatalk
    google shopper/shop savvy
    movies (flixster)
    IMDb
    Adfree (root app)
    Wireless tether for root users (root app)
    Titanium Backup (root app)
    Google Translate
    Gameboid
    meganoid
    wheelz
    the impossible game
    GTunes Music
    Farm Tower
    Wordfeud
    Pew-pew
    unblock me free
    astro file manager
    Slice It!
    Angry Birds (derp)
    dropbox
    Andy-83 (TI-83 calculator)
    dictionary.com
    urban dictionary
    wapedia
    TuneIn
    SoundCloud
    Music PlayerPro (music player)
    mVideoPlayer (video player)
    skifta (DLNA app)
    audiogalaxy (free remote music player)
    pandora
    last.fm
    slacker
    vevo
    youtube
    aldiko
    documents-to-go

    Edit: forgot Watchdog
     
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    these apps, I use daily

    Xkcd
    Cheezburger
    Radio.com (under the AOL section, they have video game scores and final fantasy radio stations)
    Skype
    Google apps
     
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    3G Watchdog
    Scummvm
    Gameboid
    TuneIn Radio
    Andchat
    Rockplayer - only media player that will allow you to select languages from files with dual audio i.e anime.mkvs - plays every file type I have tried.
    LogMeIn Ignition
    Flashlight
    Astro File Manager

    Don't use task killers!
     
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    I'll make sure to get rid of it.

    Question, anyone know how I can stop getting notifications from the installed SMS and only get notifications from chompSMS?
     
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    well if u are rooted u can just freeze the normal SMS app from titanium backup
     
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    I'm on CM7, so it may be different in stock messaging, but you can go within the messaging application: menu > settings > notification settings > uncheck notifications.
     
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    Nice list.... something for me to look at as well

    I've just joined the 'Android Crowd' and got the HTC Desire HD (Was a' Nokia Fanboy' originally), however one thing I'd like to know........Which of these are truely 'Free' ?

    What I mean is which of these Apps DO NOT require a internet connection and are NOT 'AD Supported'

    I'm on PAYG so don't have a unlimited internet connection (I usually use any free WiFi avaliable - usually it turns out to be my own) & I've been caught out several times with Nokia's so-called 'Free' apps - which once installed require an internet connection to download Ads (In particular I'd like the 'Angry Birds' game)
     
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    I also joined the Android club(Samsung Galaxy Tab)

    searching for mostly games really , and file manager would be nice
     
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    @cannon, There are ways to easily disable the 3g radio to prevent ads making you lose money.

    You might want to consider going to t-mobile and get an internet booster for payg. £20 for unlimited internet for 6 months. That's £3.33 a month.
     
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    Unlikely that I will change...

    Main reason is that where I work (inside a factory) you can't get get a good signal with any network except those that use the Vodaphone network....& I'm on ASDA PAYG Mobile 'cos it's cheap & I don't use the phone enough to warrant paying £15-30/mth for 'free' minutes and text that I doubt I'll use

    IF I do start using TXTing & Data connection more - I may just go for Talkmobiles 'SIMpletalker' @ £5.11 for 100 Min/Txt/Mb per month, as I believe they also use the Vodaphone network
     
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    Amazon App Store - An alternative app store, runby Amazon, you can get one free paid app every day.
     
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