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Droid apps

Unread postby CP » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:10 pm

I had an iPhone 3G and AT&T until earlier this month until I hopped to Verizon. They gave me a Blackberry Curve loaner phone until my HTC Incredible arrives, which is supposed to occur tomorrow via FedEx.

I downloaded doubleTwist and am importing my iTunes downloads to it now and know about the barcode app, anyone recommend anything else?
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby exiledbuckeye » Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:41 am

The must-have download (it's not really an "app") is Swype. http://www.swypeinc.com/ It makes "typing" on these touchscreen phones so fast. The beta download may be closed, but I'm guessing they'll open it up again in a few weeks when the Droid X comes out.

Then there's obviously the stuff like Facebook and Twitter. If you travel, I'd download TripIt. Springpad is a pretty sweet app for keeping notes and lists. Documents to Go is pretty good, and you might want to download File Manager or Astro to manage your files. Slacker Radio is nice too for streaming radio, no limits like Pandora.

Trapster is supposed to be a good radar detector app. And I also downloaded the Google Voice app to manage my voicemail, mostly. That's not necessary if you have the Visual Voicemail plan from Verizon, though.
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:03 pm

Here's a small selection of what I've got on mine:

AppAlarm LITE (Allows you to use your Pandora or Slacker stations as an alarm clock)
Bank of America Mobile Banking
Carrr Matey (Helps you return to your parked car)
eBuddy (Combines every single IM and messaging app in to one, including Facebook chat)
Facebook
Fandango
Mabilo Ringtones (There's tons of ringtone apps - this is my favorite)
Metal Detector (Just a really cool app to show off to iPhone users)
MotoTorch LED (Best flashlight app, with a desktop widget)
Movies (Great app for showtimes, trailers etc)
MP3 Download (This and the next one are both music download apps - I have both of them cuz I cant decide which is better)
Music Wizard
Pandora (Best. App. Ever.)
Quick Settings (Small desktop widget which allows you to control all your settings)
Scanner Radio (Exactly what it sounds like.)
Shazam (Identifies the song currently playing)
Skyfire (Best browser app I've used so far)
Slacker (For when you reach your Pandora limits)
TasKiller (Kills all your apps to free up memory and battery)
Trapster (Shows where speed traps are. Not a radar detector - it's based on user feedback)
TV.com (Eh. Lame TV app)
Where (Shows you what's around you)

Also have tons of games, the most addictive one being Abduction.

What's doubleTwist and Tripit?
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby exiledbuckeye » Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:24 pm

Good call, a Task Killer App is essential to save your battery life.

TripIt is good for organizing your travel plans, flight info, stuff like that. Keeps it all in one place. Tells you about delays, gate changes, etc.

Listen is a good one too...helps you find podcasts and things like that. I use it to listen to news recaps.
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby Cerebral_DownTime » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:00 pm

Apps.
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby CP » Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:58 pm

CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! wrote:What's doubleTwist


App that converts your itunes into music files for use on the droid phones... I have it on my home comp now but will have to tell you if it works after I get my phone.
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby Loo » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:59 pm

Obviously, facebook and twitter.

I use the AK Notepad for notes--very general and basic, but it works.

Advanced Task Killer is a must-have.

SportsTap is the best score updater. The Sports Illustrated updates are nice and organized for news.

Free Caddie is a simple, free golf GPS.

Many specified sports news apps (CBB Live, NCAA feed, Duane Report, Xtra Point, CollegeFootballTraditions, Stadium Drives, SI, Dawg Pound, Cavaliers Insider, Indians insider, NHL Blue, NFL Mobile, NBA News, MLB News, THN, Sporting News Pro Football, Golf Channel etc. etc. etc.)

Fyi--the ESPN "app" is just a paid version of the browser. I didn't buy it, but that's what I read.
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby That_Guy™ » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:41 pm

Titanium Backup - Quick and easy backups and restores
SetCPU - Let's you overclock the processor
eFile - File manager that can unzip and unrar
Better Terminal Emulator
MotoTorch - LED Flashlight
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby CP » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:48 am

Thanks all for the tips; have downloaded most of them. My phone was delayed for about a week but I eventually got it.

For the record, doubleTwist + Barcode Scanner = most intuitive way ever to get apps. Find app you want on doubleTwist, can its on-screen barcode and hit install on your phone. App installed and works perfectly.
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:24 pm

I just finally joined the droid evolution and got the Evo 4G.

Sick.

Considering that I run my entire life through Google and the fact that the phone itself is straight bad ass, it gets ten stars.
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Re: Droid apps

Unread postby CP » Sat Jul 03, 2010 11:06 pm

That 4.3" screen on that phone is absurd. If Sprint's network in Ohio was any good, I would have had a tough choice. HTC knows what it is doing.
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