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    Good Apps For Android?????

    Morning people,

    I got my first Android phone, the new S2 so i just wanted to see if there are any cracking apps out there. I only got it last night and not really had much chance to have a play.

    I've always been a Blackberry man so it's quite a change!

    Any advice is appreciated!

    Cheers

    Luke

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    facebook if you use it (though the app does seem to gewt worse every update
    silent sleep (so junk mail at 2 am dosent anoy you)
    wifi analyzer (does what it says)
    gps status (can be useful)
    sound meter
    if you have a windows media centre remote media allows you to set recordings from your phone (can be set to work via internet but ive just never been bothered enough to do it)
    shazam (if hearing a song you cant remember the name of annoys you as much as it does me)

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    Swype | Text Input for Screens is my latest one is and i love . I can now email and txt as fast as the kids

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    Apps I use regularly -
    3G watchDog to monitor your internet usage
    Barcode Scanner
    Amazon Kindle
    Amazon UK Store (great for checking prices of stuff when your out and about- just scan the barcode!)
    Dolphin HD Browser
    SMS Backup (Backs up messages to gmail)
    Touch Calendar (My only paid app, but I love it)
    And of course Twitter and G+ apps :-)

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    CPU Tuner - lets you overclock your phone (if it's rooted yet ). I use this to have my phone running as fast as possible until it's battery is down to about 20%, then it reels the power back in a bit to preserve battery

    Dropbox - well, it's dropbox!

    TitaniumBackup - excellent for backing up all your apps (again, only if you're rooted)

    Rom Manager - for easily trying out different ROMs (another root app)

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    I can't see me getting much work done today! Ha!

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    Here's whats on mine:

    XDA: http://market.android.com/details?id...lkxda.activity
    Advanced Task Killer Free: http://market.android.com/details?id...ncedtaskkiller
    AppBrain App Market: http://market.android.com/details?id...demonkeys.apps
    Ask Mr. Robot: http://market.android.com/details?id....wow.optimizer
    Barcode Scanner: http://market.android.com/details?id...client.android
    Battle.net Mobile Authenticator: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.blizzard.bma
    BeyondPod: http://market.android.com/details?id=mobi.beyondpod
    BeyondPod Unlock Key: http://market.android.com/details?id...dpod.unlockkey
    Changelog Droid: http://market.android.com/details?id...hangelogviewer
    Cheetah Sync: http://market.android.com/details?id...io.SyncFolders
    Chrome to Phone: http://market.android.com/details?id....chrometophone
    ES File Explorer: http://market.android.com/details?id...gs.android.pop
    Fast Web Installer: http://market.android.com/details?id...keys.apppusher
    Foursquare: http://market.android.com/details?id...na.foursquared
    FriendCaster Pro: http://market.android.com/details?id...nab.blueNotify
    Friends Sync: http://market.android.com/details?id....sync.facebook
    giffgaffAPN: http://market.android.com/details?id...giffgaffsetapn
    Gmail: http://market.android.com/details?id...gle.android.gm
    Goggles: http://market.android.com/details?id...id.apps.unveil
    Maps: http://market.android.com/details?id...roid.apps.maps
    Mobilism Market: http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=214777
    reddit is fun: http://market.android.com/details?id...android.reddit
    ROM Manager Premium License: http://market.android.com/details?id...anager.license
    Router Keygen: http://code.google.com/p/android-thomson-key-solver/
    RWC 2011: http://market.android.com/details?id....AndroidClient
    ShareMyApps: http://market.android.com/details?id...ry.shareMyApps
    Sipdroid: http://market.android.com/details?id=org.sipdroid.sipua
    Skype: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.skype.raider
    Street View: http://market.android.com/details?id...android.street
    Titanium Backup: http://market.android.com/details?id...TitaniumBackup
    Titanium Backup PRO: http://market.android.com/details?id...aniumBackupPro
    Train Times UK: http://market.android.com/details?id...ionalrail.live
    TuneIn Radio: http://market.android.com/details?id=tunein.player
    Twitter: http://market.android.com/details?id...witter.android
    Wifi Analyzer: http://market.android.com/details?id....wifi.analyzer
    Wifi Connecter Library: http://market.android.com/details?id...wifi.connecter
    WoW Armory: http://market.android.com/details?id=com.blizzard.wow
    YouTube: http://market.android.com/details?id...ndroid.youtube
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    Another one I'm finding really handy when I'm bored or just want to geek up on something is the "How Stuff Works" app

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    No mention of zdbox? App killer, do not disturb, uninstaller, move to sd card - replaces about 4 other apps.

    Also LBE security - tells you what apps are accessing the network / contacts / gps etc, allow & deny as you wish.

    Google reader, twitter client, guardian anywhere good for reading material.

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    facebook if you use it (though the app does seem to gewt worse every update
    Luke asks for cracking apps and you come up with this as your first one
    Si

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    Oooh can't NOT have these two, they should be built in to Android: SDWatch (notifies you when you install/update an app that can be moved to the SD card and links you through to the page to do it) and SDMove (Gives a list of all your apps and colour codes them based on SD preferences, with an option to bulk move all possible to SD)

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    Apps I actually use a lot of the time
    Handcent for texting
    Swype (pain in neck to install but I believe its inbuilt to Galaxys?)
    Shazam
    Tweetdeck for Twitter reading
    Google Sky (I've got a big telescope so this is a must have )
    I toggle between Calendar Touch (Best interface but doesn't cope with > 1 screen of diary events ) and Calendar Pad as my calendar apps
    +Calendar Snooze to actuall remind me to do things
    Dropbox and Dropsync
    Angry Birds of course
    PhotoAF for panoramic shots
    Camera360 if wanting to shoot a nice pic use HDR mode
    Spotify (if you have a paid account)
    Rockplayer (to play back xvid/divx videos)
    UPnPlay as my DLNA client (to watch geek progs in bed without disturbing wife's Big Brother )
    Battery Graph to see what flattened the battery unexpectly
    And of course - wi-fi analyser to see which AP has been switch off

    The main thing is to root your phone and then you can install Tasker and Samba Filesharing and ... Torch!

    Si
    PS and my own app to monitor speed while driving

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    ok you asked for it lol

    1Password Reader - keeps all your passwords
    Adobe Flash Player 10.3
    Agenda
    AirBubble - for streaming music over wifi from itunes
    AirSync - for syncing music over wifi
    ALDI
    AndFTP
    AppLauncher
    Backgrounds
    Barcode Scanner
    BBC News
    Beautiful Widgets
    Beautiful Widgets Animations Addon
    Chrome to Phone - Sends links from chrome on your desktop straight to your phone
    CircleLauncher light
    Documents To Go - for reading office docs
    doubleTwist - itunes to andoird
    Dropbox
    Dropsync - I sync my photos from my phone straight to dropbox
    eBay
    Evernote
    Facebook
    FlickFolio
    GAnalytics Widget
    Groupon
    Handcent SMS
    Lane Splitter
    Lottery Results
    Maps - use this as my GPS and it works a treat
    Photobucket
    QuickPic - better than the default gallery
    RunKeeper - tracks my cycle rides
    ShareMyApps - created this list
    Sky News
    SwiftKey X Trial
    SwipePad - this is my favorite app launcher and very customisable
    Tasking
    VPlayer
    VPlayer Unlocker
    Wi-Fi Finder
    Wi-Fi Keep Alive
    WidgetLocker - customise the lock screen
    Wunderlist
    XDA
    YouTube

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    two must have apps

    3G Watchdog (already mentioned but I will say it anyway)
    Juicedefender - this manages your battery use - on my phone it doubles my battery life

    also
    c:geo - geocaching app - go out into the countryside with your new phone and use million dollar satellites to find Tupperware hidden in the woods.

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