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    Android: Recommend me some Apps.

    Today is the day that I turned my back on Apple. I'm sure they are not that fussed about it either to be honest....

    Anyway, I'm now a chuffed owner of an HTC phone. Can any of you "Androiders" recommend any apps that an Android owner should not be without?

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    Welcome to android.

    App i can't do without (needs root access) - ASProxy

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    WiFi analyser
    Angry birds
    Call meter NG
    Sky+ if you have sky....

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    Dolphin Browser HD to relace the awful default browser.
    Oh! And PowerAmp (paid for but worth it) as your media player.

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    All depends on what you use your phone for.

    I use mine as my personal assistant and my main app that I couldn't live without is Calendar Snooze so that when a diary appointment goes off, I can snooze it

    I use Touch Calendar to input calendar entries.

    And I use Tasker to automate operations. (e.g WI-Fi off, display unlock, full brightness,read any new SMSs out loud and launch a GPS app when I connect it to a car power lead)

    Other main apps
    Dropbox
    Seesmic to replace Facebook app as writing too small in Facebook one
    Skifta as DLNA Client/Controller
    Rockplayer to watch Xvids/Divx videos
    Barcode Scanner to scan QR codes
    Google Maps, Navigator and Sky Maps (and the new Google Docs but not used it much yet)
    Easy Installer (Lets you install non-market .apks direct from your SD Card)
    Swype (or similar) type keyboard replacment

    regards
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    get this. best thing I've done to my HTC:
    http://www.cyanogenmod.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    get this. best thing I've done to my HTC:
    http://www.cyanogenmod.com/
    Agreed.

    The only applications I ever need are:
    Adobe Reader
    Adobe Flash Player
    ConnectBot

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    Taptu - fantastic news reader.

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    7 digital
    Amazon Kindle
    xe Currency
    F1.com 2011
    Google Sky map
    London Underground (free)
    Rail Planner Live (paid)
    Shazam (free)
    Spotify
    Tiny cam monitor (free)
    wifi analyser

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    duck hunt
    upnplay
    rockplayer lite

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    If you get a Google account all the apps (email, docs, calendar, picasa, tasks, and lots more) can be linked to the phone. For example when I take a photo it gets uploaded to the cloud (picasa) as a backup. It will also backup settings and contacts, which can be viewed in Google docs online.

    The Google Chrome to phone gives you click and send to phone. You can highlight any text on your computer or a website and click send to phone and it get sent to the phone.

    Not really apps but handy.

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    Runkeeper, GPS Status, Fruit Ninja (have to pay for it), Google Sky Maps, Opera Mini, Reckless Racing (Trial available), doubleTwist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    London Underground (free)
    Rail Planner Live (paid)
    have you tried Pubtran rather than those?

    free and what I use...rather good!

    Other than that I'll second taptu, and add TweetDeck and doubletwist as the media player: get the desktop client, and a cheap little upgrade and it'll sync media over wireless.

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    definitely swype. you'll wonder how you ever used a normal touch screen keyboard after!

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    Welcome to Android

    List master - for my shopping list
    handcent sms
    tweetcaster - for twiitter
    Seesmic - for Twitter and Facebook - but you have Friendstream so you might not need this.
    Pocket Legends - multi platform MMO game
    c:geo - very good free geocaching software

    now looking at Taptu - looks interesting
    Last edited by JJonas; 16th May 2011 at 09:25 AM.

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