best apps?
M91-30
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are there any must have apps for a droid phone? I want to receive my e mail, but for some reason, my e mail app on my fascinate will not sync with it.

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Ann154
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Wow! That is a list! A few of those I use as well, but I think I will give some the others a try after the holidays.
Sent from the boonies and I still have 3g (1-2 bars and according to speedtest.net faster than 4 bars downtown). Thank God, AT&T hasn't transitioned my area yet.

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Wildman
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Ann154 wrote:
Wow! That is a list! A few of those I use as well, but I think I will give some the others a try after the holidays.

:smileyhappy: This what happens when you have a habit of testing app and looking for things better and greater, some times you find a list of favorites.  And the scary part is I use almost all of the apps listed daily.. :smileysurprised::smileywink:

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thecrunge
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Here are my tops apps on my Droid Incredible:

 

3 Music Player - Let's you view your album art in a cube and works with all integrated playlists. Has different orientations available and I enjoy it over the default music players.

 

App Protector Plus -  Lets you put apps behind a pattern or numerical lock. Very ideal for wanting to show off your phone but not wanting to open some  *ahem* questionable apps.

 

Beautiful Widgets - Best home screen clock I've paid for. Makes HTC Sense tolerable. Then again I've had a Droid X with 2.1 and that was a complete nightmare, so this just enhances the Incredible for me.

 

Blow Up - Wasted hours playing this addicting game.

 

CardioTrainers - Tracks a majority of my workouts and integrates my music playlists. Voice announcer lets you hear how much you've accomplished. Very motivating.

 

jetVD -  Best You Tube ripper out on the market. I had TubeDroid which worked flawlessly. Then one day it disappeared from the market and never worked, Sirius never responded to my e-mails.

 

Movies App - Lets you stream Netflix, view movie previews, read reviews - perfect movie app.

 

MyBackupPro - This app backs up the actual app and the market link. Backs up your phone settings. It was my saviour once I got rid of my horrible Droid X.

 

Photofunia - Let's you use your Gallery or take a new pic and insert into scenic or funny situations. Let's you share via MMS or Facebook/Twitter/etc.

 

Safe Neighborhood - Let's you view sex offenders in your area.

 

Soundhound - Sort of like V Cast Song ID except you could hum the tune and it usually gets it right. Doesn't have a lot of Clash music though for some strange reason.

 

SpecTrek - Got my lazy niece and nephew outside to walk. Uses your camera and GPS to hunt ghosts in your area. Check it out.

 

Video Ringtone - Ringtones are outdated, now play your favorite music video via your sdcard. Or you can download over 100 options the developer has. Works flawlessly now after some major needed updates.

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droidzombie
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Doggcatcher- best podcast app so many great podcasts!

RetroCamera- Takes great fun photos!

Leave devil Alone- Fun plants versus zombies clone

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Cobjones
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@ann

I like weatherbug better because I keep the temp on my notification bar, and the radar pictures now have video so you know where a storm is moving.

Other favorite apps are

*ADW.Launcher
*Angry Birds Lite (full version when it comes)
*Rednecks vs. Aliens (awesome tower defense game 2nd only to Plants vs. Zombies)
*Video Player
*Swype
*Engadget (keep up with Technology news)
*Spark (Xbox Live app)
*Kindle
*FreeCaddie (golf gps)
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vette8494
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I'm looking for an app that will allow me to access Directv for recording shows. I understand there is one out there. But I can't find it.

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gratfuldead69
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In the market place, use your search option for Directv. It will come up. Yes you can dvr shows etc. It does work!

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M91-30
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You should try a phone with swype fully integrated, it's really nice, but it is never your only option. it also has voice to text, and conventional typing is always an option, with 2 keyboards available. this whole message was written with voice to text, and it is surprisingly accurate.
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Ann154
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These are my favorite apps

 

Flixster = movies times and previews

Estrongs File Explorer = I find it more user friendly than Astro

Speedtest.net app = test the speed of signal!

Colornote = Little post-it notes that you can edit and assign different colors for task, lists

Swiftkey Beta = Keyboard replacement.  It's not Swype but I like the learning aspect of it and feels quicker than the stock keyboard of my Eris

The Weather Channel = I don't even use the weather widgets that came stock any more because having this.

Sensorly Map viewer = crowd sourced cell signal maps from around the world and growing everyday.

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RonAnderson
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I am new to Swype, although I've been part of the bata tests that went out some time ago. We are on 2.3 bata. I like it so far.
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M91-30
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Thanks, I'll have to check some of those out. The fascinate comes s with swype, and after having my omnia 2, it was a must.
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RonAnderson
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My favorites are

Angry birds
Sky droid, it is a gps for golf courses
News apps
Googles navigation
Tv.com
Chess
Dolphins app
and swype.

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AZSALUKI
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my favorites are:

 

pandora

shazam

aloqa (LOVE this one)

appbrain

qik

tunein radio

 

these are the 6 i use most often

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TheGreatOne
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  • aTrackdog= Uninstall apps & also you can see the top 100 most popular apps in the market
  • Basketball shot= Fun fun basketball game. You just shoot basketballs into a net while being timed
  • Labyrinth 3D= It's a 3d board game with a marble. You have to avoid the holes & make it to the end spot
  • Carrom3D= Another game,but it's a pool game. You can play with your friends, by yourself or other android users
  • Where's My Droid= If you put your phone on silent & need to find it, you can just text your phone with the secret word.It'll ring with this app!
  • SMS Backup= Saves your text messages to your sd card
  • 1001 cocktails= Alcoholic drink recepies available
  • HI AIM= I like this app because it uses data as instant messaging instead of it counting towards your text messages
  • HandcentSMS= The most popular messaging app. It has more feautes to offer (change front,change color,change buble color...etc)
  • Ringdroid= Create ringtones. Either record ringtones or make ringtones out of the songs in your phone
  • Ringo Lite= Apply ringtones to text messages or calling ringtones (can be applied to contacts too)
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jazmynemariah
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does hancent use data or ur text messages

 

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August03
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It would use both. You have to have internet access to utilize the handcent application, and in order to receive text or send text messages it would pull from your account features. The application just enhances your options while you are texting, such as customizing and different styles of texting.

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Wildman
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:smileysurprised: Here is my list... I know its long but it was hard to choose because all of these I love.:smileyhappy:


APPLICATIONS

  • Advance Task Killer – Name says it all
  • Android Id3 – Edit music Id3 tags
  • Beautiful Widgets – Sense-Like Widget
  • Better Cuts – Create Custom Icons
  • Call Blocker Elite – Call Blocker App
  • Circle Battery Widgets – Battery Widget
  • Copy Paste It – Add iPhone type copy paste option of any text.
  • cVolume – Audio Manager
  • Desktop Visualizer - Create Custom Icons
  • Discovery – Watch Discovery Shows
  • Flashlight – Use Camera and Fladhlight
  • Folder Organizer – Customize folder listing
  • Full Screen Caller Id – Fullscreen Image for CallerID
  • Google Translate – Translate Languages
  • History Eraser – Clear System Information
  • LauncherPro – Perfect Launcher Replacement
  • Lock Screen Widget. – Lock device without using top button
  • Meridian Media Player – Universial Player for Videos and Audio with custom widgets
  • Moviefone – Get movue listing for theature and buy tickets before arrival
  • MultiPicture Live Wallpaper – Customize all windows with different image
  • MyBackup Pro – Backup up personal data and settings
  • No Lock – Disable Slide to Unlock
  • Pandora – Online Radio
  • ShopSavvy - Barscanner
  • SilentShot Free – Take photos without audio alerts
  • Sound Hound – Music ID app
  • System Info Widget – Display system status
  • TV Listing – TV Guide for device
  • Video Live Wallpaper – Use any video as wallpaper
  • Vlingo – Reliable voice command
  • Widget Locker – Custom Lockscreen replacement
  • Zedge – Download custom ringers and wallpapers for free

 

 

GAMES

  • Angry Birds
  • Asphalt
  • Baseball Superstars
  • Wave Blazer
  • Blow Up
  • Dungeon Hunter
  • JumpyBall 3D
  • NFS Shift
  • Nova – BEST GAME
  • Spore
  • Super K.O. Boxing 2
  • rThunder2

Emulators

  • GameBoid Lite  - GBA (Game Boy Advance)
  • Gensoid -  SEGA

 

 

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