Your 2 Favorite Droid Apps
SneakeSnake
Newbie

Taking the queue from someone in the "Incredible ship date" thread, I thought it would be cool to have a discussion of apps.  List your two favorite apps and why you like them.  And for those of you out there like myself, who are impatiently waiting still, list the first two apps you plan to download when you finally get your precious.

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Stevebecktech22

1. LiveProfile it is in beta right now but it is the new BBM for all smartphones, I got an invite for it after signing up at http://www.Liveprofile.com/ 

2.Spoof

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sharakarasic
Newbie

Apps that I've seen mentioned a lot in Appolicious Android app lists are:

 

Shop Savvy:

This app will sell 1M Droid phones and save you more than $30/month for your data access. Go to any store, open Shop Savvy, and scan any bar code. Your phone will show you the price of the item at other local and online retailers. You can click through to local stores and get directions to run out of the store to get it cheaper elsewhere, or click through and instantly order it for MUCH less at Amazon.com, etc. A must have. Already saved $115 in four days shopping at Target, Best Buy, and WalMart on toys, electronics, and more.

 

Car Locator

Save your location when you park and Car Locator will help you locate and find it via GPS/built-in map. Yes, your wife will be thrilled! (And you will be, too, when that senior moment hits and you can find your car!)

 

 

Shara

 

http://www.appolicious.com/android/curated-apps/featured

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AZSALUKI
Legend

my 3 favorites (i just couldn't leave off the 3rd):

pandora

appbrain (alternative to the market that i find MUCH more useful in searching for apps)

qik--near live streaming video. post to facebook, twitter, email, or just give your friends and fam your link on it's website. the BEST!

 

if you have young kids though, "kaleidoscope" is a MUST. both, my 10 year old and 3 year old will play with it for as long as i let them!!! 

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demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3
I just installed a great new game, alchemy. You start with four basic elements, earth, air, fire and water. You then drag and drop to combine them and create new elements. There are currently 240 possible elements, so far I have 84. Simple yet addictive, I keep going back.
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edman
Newbie

Is there a droid app that is similar to Word Mobile like on a Pocket PC?

 

Ed

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nevertastedlips

My favorite Android apps:

 

1.) FunMail -- Lets you type in the text message you want and then goes through a database to choose a relevant (and often random/hilarious) photo to accompany the message

 

2.) FxCamera -- Multiple photo-taking options such as ToyCam (good color effects), Polandroid (puts it in Polaroid frame), Fisheye, SymmetriCam, and Warhol (four squares of the photo in bright colors)

 

3.) PostDroid -- Take a photo from your gallery, turn it into a real postcard and send it to any address.  The app is free, but the postcards do cost about $2 a piece.  WORTH IT...and I'm pretty cheap.  My family loves them, I send them out all the time.

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Obiareus
Enthusiast - Level 3

I am still patiently(kinda...) waiting on my Dinc but i have been surfing AndrodLib for about 4 hours now and i picked up a couple things that i might download and a couple from you guys

 

RingDroid - Scroll Up

Spoof - Scroll Up

TiKL - (Push-to-talk) AWESOMENESS!

Easy Money - Gives you a budget program/Checkbook Register/Bill Reminder in one app

 

and the reviews thing is kinda what i was basing it on getting some Idea's

 

Ordered: 6/24 Est Ship Date: 7/22 Wanted: NOW!

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crimedoggies
Specialist - Level 1

Lookout Mobile ( just disable the virus protection because you dont need it).  This will backup all of your contacts as well as your photos.  In addition, if you lose your phone it will make it scream so you can find it!!

 

Shopsavvy: uses your camera to scan barcodes and provide you with purchase information such as where available, lowest price, cust reviews etc.  Wish more products were in the system, but have saved a few bucks on some high ticket items using the software.

 

on the not to get side,

 

ezparking.  supposed to be a gps locator that lets you know exactly where your car is.  Tried it at Disney World and it kept popping a gps error.  Had it worked it would be perfect for when you park in a lot at big events (or for those times your park the car and reach a level of inebriation that makes finding it difficult.  of course at that point you shouldn't be driving anyway!!)

 

 

 

Almost forgot, everybody should have advanced task killer to keep their battery from draining every 5 minutes!!!

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kenyu73
Contributor - Level 3

Most used

* Flixster (movies)

* Pandora

 

Coolest

* Google Sky Map

* Shazam

 

Upcoming Hit

* QuickDesk (beta) - Allows you to stop/start mp3s, or other things without switching apps!

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Kimberly_Nicole
Contributor - Level 2

kenyu73 wrote:

Most used

* Flixster (movies)

* Pandora

 

Coolest

* Google Sky Map

* Shazam

 

Upcoming Hit

* QuickDesk (beta) - Allows you to stop/start mp3s, or other things without switching apps!


Great suggestions!  I will look into the QuickDesk.  Seems like a good idea!  :smileyhappy:

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Kimberly_Nicole
Contributor - Level 2

Hi!  Great topic!   I would love to share my thoughts on the applications.  My favorite application by far is the Facebook Mobile.  It is the application I use every hour :smileyhappy:   Another application I use on a day to day basis in my free time is the Pandora music application.  I love music :smileywink:

 

Like TheGreatOne did mention (took me a while to figure this out), it is best to read the comments before you download an application.   That way you will know the issues everyone else his having before you download.

 

Thanks!

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tim600sl
Contributor - Level 3

My all time favorite is Google Sky.  Show exactly where start are located in reality. The other app is Movies, i can see movie times and trailers of any movie that is currently playing.

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demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3
Sorry, couldn't narrow down to just two but here goes, in no particular order. Handcent: sms app, much better than stock, customizable, even down to notifications. Dolphin HD: web browser. The original dolphin went through some rough spots, but with this version for 2.1 it's becoming really slick. SoundHound: ID most music, even that you sing or hum yourself. Armored Strike: best game on the market.
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demmo86rt
Champion - Level 3
Somebody in this thread reminded me that I forgot to list useless apps. Task killers. Unnecessary and can potentially make matters worse. There are a lot better ways to improve battery life like turning off gps and bluetooth when not using them.
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kenyu73
Contributor - Level 3

 


demmo86rt wrote:
Somebody in this thread reminded me that I forgot to list useless apps. Task killers. Unnecessary and can potentially make matters worse. There are a lot better ways to improve battery life like turning off gps and bluetooth when not using them.

 

Taskkillers still have a purpose. I don't use them to "autokill" or kill apps in the background, that's just looking for trouble.

 

I DO use them for bad apps that, for whatever reason, peg your CPU... or for games that still run in the backgroud and tick away at the CPU. If you use OSMonitor, you can see them hit the CPU every few seconds.. 1%.. 2%... 0%...1%...etc...

 

Speaking of which

 

Here is a great tool...

 

* OSMonitor - its basically like WIndows Task Manager, but better.

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reallyniceguy
Contributor - Level 3
Try helix home screen, it increases the home screens you have up to 7. Without hacking into the phone.
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SneakeSnake
Newbie

That Spoof app sounds need.  I'm quite the prankster with my friends, so it just might come in handy.

 

How about we extend this idea a little further and include 2 apps that are not even worth the time spent downloading.

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TheGreatOne
Master - Level 1

The spoof app is fun to use. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Two apps not even worth downloading:

 

1. imeem - you can't even listen to songs on there any more.Myspace bought it so listening to music stopped being free. Useless app.

2.  Xray app - It sounds cool,but doesn't even work properly.

 

Always remember to look at users comments on the app itself before purchasing an app. Then you can see if it is worth downloading & purchasing or not.

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sranger
Newbie

1) CamCard - Business card -> Contact.  Works most of the time and saves a lot of typing to add new business contacts.

2) Pandora - Love listening to the streaming radio...

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TheGreatOne
Master - Level 1

My two favoriate apps are:

 

1.  Spoof - You can make any number appear on caller ID along with changing your voice.

2.   RingDroid - You can create your own ringtones using the music in your phone or record a ringtone.

 

I was going to say iMusic as my 2nd favoriate,but it is no longer available in the market to download.  It was one of the best app's out there.

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