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21-08-2009, 19:21   #1
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Must Have Android Apps and Games?

Some of my favourites (looking for more recommendations!).
We're stuck to free apps and games at the moment......

No point in linking to anything since they must be downloaded from the market, so I'll just name them.

Astrid: Great task manager that is very persistant if you keep hitting snooze! Syncs online with Remember The Milk (which is a cool feature)

Lyric Search: Big big lyric search engine (uses LyricWiki) - nice to have, and has already resolved an argument for me......

Notepad: Its a notes app rather than a notepad app, so the name is a bit misleading. Syncs online with Helipad, so you can create your notes online and sync them to your phone.

Taskiller: Nice task killing app. Must contact developer to see if I can buy full version APK from him (full version allows hiding of all system processes)

Useful Switchers: Toggle lots of different things from a single screen.

Quickpedia: Frontend for Wikipedia. Pages are formatted for android, so they are really easy to read with just vertical scrolling, and sections are all automatically collapsed, so its quick to find what you're looking for. Nice feature is the "Nearby" tab, where it lists wikipedia entries related to your location.

Bonsai Blast: Great game like Puzzloop/Zuma. Completely free with lots of levels. Can't believe its free.... very professional game.

Torect Lite: Clever tangram-type game (moving shapes around the screen to make a rectangle). A real time killer.

Coloroid: Deceptively simple game with no frills, but very strategic gameplay. Very small too...


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PM sent and heres the list,feel free to ask me about them

8sms (Stock Messaging, KitKat)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...tyeightsms.mms
LeanData
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eqtic.leandata
Intelli3G
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...apps.intelli3g
Auto Pilot Mode
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....autopilotmode
eircom WiFiHub
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.wifihub
2G-3G OnOff
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...twork2g3gonoff
CleverConnectivity
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...erconnectivity
Opera Max beta-Save data
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.opera.max
Greenify
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sfeng.greenify
Setcpu
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...g.overclocking
Startup Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...startupmanager
Synker,
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...android.synker
KinScreen
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...qtic.kinscreen
Velis Auto Brightness
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...uto.brightness
Titanium Backup ★ root
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...TitaniumBackup
SuperSU
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...infire.supersu
SD-Booster
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mann.sdbooster
Memory Locker
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...s.MemoryLocker
CCleaner(
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...iform.ccleaner
AutoSync2 Free
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...hine.autosync2
AirDroid-Best Device Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....sand.airdroid
ES File Explorer File Manager
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gs.android.pop
SofaScore LiveScore World Cup
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ascore.android
Navfree:-Free GPS Navigation
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.OSM.ALL
Camcorder Shortcut
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...wens.Camcorder

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21-08-2009, 21:00   #2
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Dammit man.Now I gotta copy and paste from the make most of thread

APPS:
Aldiko - ebook reader with free books
ASTRO - File Manager
Babbler - Facebook
Barcode Scanner - What it says and is used in other apps like snaptell below
Bluex - Bluetooth fileshares (need root access to recieve)
Camera Pro - Much better then the default camera app
CM Updater - Just updates the new mods as theyre released (need root access)
CoPilot - Turn by Turn GPS with preinstalled maps
Handcent SMS - Great SMS/MMS replacement
K-9 mail - for my non-gmail accounts
Layar - Augmented reality browser.Pretty funky
Market Enabler - Removes market restriction so I can access paid apps and region locked apps (need root access)
Palringo - IMs
PhoneMyPC - Remote desktop for my computer at home
Photosafe & Videosafe - Hides private photos/videos
Picture Viewer - Prefer it to the default gallery
Pkt Auction - eBay
Documents to Go - Office & PDF
Rings Extended - Use any audio file for ringtone,alarm etc
Root Explorer - File explorer that allows R/W privileges to system files (need root access)
Screenshot - Pretty much what it says
Shazam - Music Identification
Snaptell - Finds info on products based on barcode of photos of dvd/cd/game cases and where to buy them
Taskiller Pro - Task Manager (free available too)
Twidroid - Twitter
Wikimobile - Wikipedia
Youtube Downloader - What it says really(cant find link)

Games:
Bejeweled
PhitDroid
Throttlecopter

Ive plenty more but these are the main ones I use
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Anybody got anymore free android apps they could recommend?

Just got an android phone at the weekend. Gotta say, it seems like a major misstep not to have proper PC browsing/downloading capabilities for the android marketplace a la itunes. The in phone browser is ok, but would be able to do full screen searching on a computer with a bit more detail/functionality!
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http://www.android.com/market/
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Alice and Gigbox are great Apps for keeping tabs on if your favourite band are coming to town

Livescore is a top Soccer app, Ascore isnt too bad either

Camera FX is a better app for the Camera than Default and corrects a lot of colour tone issue's

(HTC Hero running 1.5 with Sense)
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Name: 3G Watchdog
monitors data use
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...oid.g3watchdog

Name: Advanced Task Manager Free
has widget to end programs
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...askManagerFree

Name: App to QR
share you apps as links or barcodes
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...elinux.apptoqr

Name: ASTRO
file manager
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...m.metago.astro

Name: Babbler Lite
facebook
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...icinscy.babble

Name: Barcode Scanner
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...client.android

Name: Bebbled
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ibubbles.trial

Name: Bonsai Blast
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...android.bonsai

Name: Cabbage
use you free network texts
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ndroid.cabbage

Name: Calvin and Hobbes
daily comic strip
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...alvinandhobbes

Name: Car Locator Trial
gps car finder
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...carlocatorfree

Name: Compass
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ftware.compass

Name: FX Currency
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...xware.currency

Name: Dublin Traffic Cameras
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...trafficcameras

Name: F1
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...sea.android.f1

Name: Facebook
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...acebook.katana

Name: FxCamera
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...droid.fxcamera

Name: Google Maps
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...roid.apps.maps

Name: Google Sky Map
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...roid.stardroid

Name: Google Translate
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...apps.translate

Name: IRL Cinema Guide
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...irlcinemaguide

Name: JAertel
Aertel on your phone
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...m.jwit.jaertel

Name: Jelly SMS
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ms.jsmsandroid

Name: Jewels
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...mhgames.jewels

Name: JLGolf
calculates your stableford scores
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...android.jlgolf

Name: Layar
augmented reality browser
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.layar

Name: Light Racer
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...grn.lightracer

Name: Light Racer 3D Basic
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...htracer3dbasic

Name: Linkedin
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...social.android

Name: London City Tube
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...tubeLondonCity

Name: Milky Milky
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p....com.phil.fuel

Name: Flixter Movies
very cool, find cinema times & reviews - uses gps to locate cinemas near you
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ixster.android

Name: My Maps Editor by Google
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...id.apps.mymaps

Name: My Tracks
MTB gps
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p....maps.mytracks

Name: Nimbuzz
skype
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.nimbuzz

Name: PdaNet
tethering
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.pdanet

Name: Pintail
locate your phone if lost- by text
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ndroid.pintail

Name: Plink Art
photograph artwork & it recognises it...
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ink.art.client

Name: Radiant Lite
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...e.radiant.lite

Name: Raging Thunder Lite
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...t.rthunderlite

Name: Scan2PDF Mobile Lite
scan stuff to .pdf
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...otech.scan2pdf

Name: SECuRET SpyCam BETA
emails you photos from your phone camera - motion sensitive
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...uRETSpyCamBETA

Name: Shazam
recognises music
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...shazam.android

Name: ShopSavvy
barcode scanner
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...iggu.shopsavvy

Name: Solitaire
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...agic.solitaire

Name: Space War
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...irtualgs.space

Name: Spare Parts
settings missing from the regular menu
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...ps.spare_parts

Name: SpecTrek Light
weird augmented reality game = chase ghosts around actual streets
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...trekking.light

Name: Speed Test
bandwidth tester
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...roid.speedtest

Name: Teeter
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...android.teeter

Name: The Weather Channel
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...eather.Weather

Name: Tube Downloader
download youtube clips, or just the sound (as .mp3/.aac)
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...tubedownloader

Name: Wapedia
Wiki
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...apedia.android

Name: WaveSecure Beta
security app - must have
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.wsandroid

Name: Waze
gps nav
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.waze

Name: What The Doodle!? (LITE)
game
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...td.client.lite

Name: Wifi Analyzer
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p....wifi.analyzer

Name: yxflash
movie player
Url: http://market.android.com/search?q=p...lesoft.yxflash

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Some great links above folks thanks!
I came across nemoplayer (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M57QXOQT) today and find it great. It lets you view/listen to your pictures/videos/music etc and other things besides.
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Get Ethereal Dialpad. Dead simple, MOST enetertaining.

Agreed on 3G Watchdog. I also have Advanced Task Killer.

I downloaded Voice Recorder, the one with the Gmail envelope icon and the Japanese-y named creator. I sometimes miss my 5800XM. Got OI File Manager for moving my music and downloads around. Google Sky Map is also pretty damn cool at night.

And... Metal Detector! Phwah! Not only is my phone awesome, IT'S MAGIC!
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The best app I found so far this year is SlideIT. Absolute genius and works really well.
I've had it installed for 2 weeks now, and I love it.
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The best app I found so far this year is SlideIT. Absolute genius and works really well.
I've had it installed for 2 weeks now, and I love it.
Id rank Swype higher then SlideIT myself
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WaveSecure looks very interesting. However it seems that you get sent several text messages from Singapore. Do you get many during normal use of the app?

Does anyone know how much does it cost to receive a text from Singapore?
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WaveSecure looks very interesting. However it seems that you get sent several text messages from Singapore. Do you get many during normal use of the app?

Does anyone know how much does it cost to receive a text from Singapore?
you get texts from Singapore only when you try to track the phone.
they are expensive, thought i dont remember exactly how expensive.
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Can you use this to make skype to skype calls from the handset or is it just for chat? is it any good?
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you get texts from Singapore only when you try to track the phone.
they are expensive, thought i dont remember exactly how expensive.
According to their facbook page there is no charge for the SMS received....

http://www.facebook.com/wavesecure

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WaveSecure doesn't charge you for receiving SMS messages. In fact, we pay to send SMSes from our Singapore gateway. Whether there will be charges depends on your carrier/operator
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Can you use this to make skype to skype calls from the handset or is it just for chat? is it any good?

From what I remember it dials a number like iSkoot. But try Fring.
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