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Topic # 64276 12-Jul-2010 15:33
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Hi all, I thought it'd be fun to share a list of all the apps we are regularly using on our android phones.

Here's my list (from AppBrain.com)

JuiceDefender - battery saver
SlideIT keyboard - similar to Swype but better!
SoundHound ∞ - better than Shazam
Raging Thunder 2 - racing game
Winds of Steel - classic airplane game
EStrongs File Explorer - great file explorer, better than Astro imho
Digital Clock - Full screen clock in landscape mode
Classic Text To Speech Engine 
Surveyor - allows you to approximate distances on flat surfaces
AsciiCamera
ColorNote Notepad Notes
Text-To-Speech Extended
AppBrain App Market - Great replacement over 'stock' Market, allows one-click uninstall of apps, install apps OTA via PC etc.
Google Translate
Battery Widget  - widget on homescreen
Sweet Dreams - turns off wifi/gps etc. when I sleep
Layar Reality Browser - Augmented reality browser
MapDroyd - To store offline maps
Google Sky Map - For the amateur astronomers out there
Google Maps
Facebook for Android
Google Goggles
Co-Pilot Live NZ - GPS voice-guided navigation

Please share your installed apps too so others can discover the cool apps out there! I'll update this list regularly as and when I find more useful apps :)

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  Reply # 350370 12-Jul-2010 18:15
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Here's my list. I also have a bunch of apps that i've tagged to install once I get Froyo or Root, whichever comes first :)

sonmica's Apps on the phone
Phone: HTC Desire

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- Battery Widget
- AndTangle - Brain Challenge
- Mini Info == widget for monitoring battery life/hd space
- Jorte == calendar / task manager
- CallTrack == records call times + call durations to a specified google calendar
- Dazzle Configurable Switcher
- Android Town 1.6
- Falling Ball
- Toss It
- 3banana Notes
- 2010 World Cup
- mVideoPlayer
- Droid Comic Viewer
- Winds of Steel Demo
- Robo Defense FREE
- 3G Watchdog
- Handcent SMS
- KiwiKam
- NZRoadInfo == uses NZ Transport Agency webcam images (for checking traffic on the motorway)
- ScoreNinja
- CalWidget
- FolderOrganizer lite
- LinkPush
- Layar Reality Browser
- BatteryLife
- robotfindskitten
- Pong
- GameBoid Lite (GBA Emulator)
- Turtle Photoframe
- xPiano
- Google Maps
- Shazam
- Gmote 2.0
- EStrongs File Explorer
- Ringdroid
- Dotty
- Call Meter NG
- Google Sky Map
- Google Translate
- Graviturn
- fring - free video calls, IM
- Air Hockey Demo
- LED Desire Light
- RemoteDroid
- Dropbox
- Astrid Task/Todo List
- Guitar : Solo Lite
- AppBrain App Market
- Old School Snake
- WiFinder
- SMS Backup == automatically backs up sms via imap to a folder on gmail
- Chain Explosion! Demo
- Gensoid Lite(SEGA Genesis Emu)
- Nesoid Lite (NES emulator)
- Classic Text To Speech Engine
- Andoku Sudoku
- Spark
- Air Control (Ad)
- Facebook for Android
- Shoot U! (LITE)
- ColorNote Notepad Notes
- Text-To-Speech Extended
- Steamy Window
- Google Goggles
- Barcode Scanner
- Zombie, Run! == gps game, "spawns" zombies while you travel from one location to another
- Abduction!
- Paper Toss

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  Reply # 350454 12-Jul-2010 22:43
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I've got 98 apps installed.....far too many to type out. :-)  

I'll check AppAware. Maybe it can spit out a list for me.  




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  Reply # 351191 14-Jul-2010 01:14
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"SlideIT keyboard - similar to Swype but better!"
How is it better than swype? their site and media certainly look less professional and thats the only difference i can see so far - what does it do that swype doesnt?

"SoundHound ∞ - better than Shazam"
Same as above, running shazam, can you elaborate on how its better?

"EStrongs File Explorer - great file explorer, better than Astro imho"
Agreed.



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  Reply # 351261 14-Jul-2010 09:55
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eXDee: "SlideIT keyboard - similar to Swype but better!"
How is it better than swype? their site and media certainly look less professional and thats the only difference i can see so far - what does it do that swype doesnt?

"SoundHound ∞ - better than Shazam"
Same as above, running shazam, can you elaborate on how its better?

"EStrongs File Explorer - great file explorer, better than Astro imho"
Agreed.


I have tried all three (that I know of) sliding input keyboards - Swype, ShapeWriter and SlideIT. Swype and ShapeWriter had a couple of quirks which I found annoying. ShapeWriter added spaces in between words (even with that feature turned off!). But ultimately, I guess it depends on personal preference, your experience may vary. 

As to why SoundHound is better, have a look at this review - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/19/technology/personaltech/19smart.html?_r=2

I
 have found it to be much faster than Shazam and it also recognises the songs I hum! It's well worth the $4.99!

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  Reply # 351626 14-Jul-2010 22:09
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eXDee: "SlideIT keyboard - similar to Swype but better!"
How is it better than swype? their site and media certainly look less professional and thats the only difference i can see so far - what does it do that swype doesnt?


I didn't post, but have a few comments. I had the Swype beta on my phone and I really liked it, but then I flashed a new ROM and it decided I had a different phone and refused to function fully. I sent them an email about it and never received a reply. Bugger that. 

I have been using ShapeWriter....and it's pretty good for straight word typing, but not as good as Swype. The folks at ShapreWriter answered my email within 24 hours and sent me an APK in email that won't expire (They have been bought by "Nuance".) 

I might have a look at SlideIT. Swype seem to have ruled themselves out by adopting anti-piracy measures not compatible with my 5-ROMs-by-lunchtime Android lifestyle. 

"SoundHound ∞ - better than Shazam"
Same as above, running shazam, can you elaborate on how its better?


Soundhound can ID a song from someone humming a few bars while Shazam requires the studio recording to match against the hash it holds in its database. Humming a few bars won't have a match. 

"EStrongs File Explorer - great file explorer, better than Astro imho"
Agreed.


Same here. Having FTP and Windows share access as well makes it a must-have.




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  Reply # 351766 15-Jul-2010 10:18
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For those that just can't get the hang of using Swype, but want something better in terms of key spacing and predictive text than the stock Android keyboard, try the new SwiftKey beta. Search the market for it. It also has heuristic learning which after a short period of use is uncanny in its ability to figure out not only words, but statements that you probably weren't aware you use frequently.

I'm also liking the Calendar Pad app which replaces the stock Android Calendar app, which I find to be pretty lightweight. In particular the different views it offers.

I use Astro file explorer, I may check out EStrongs.


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  Reply # 351810 15-Jul-2010 11:59
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Anywhere GPS
Barcode Scanner
c:geo
Gears for Android(TM)
Google Sky Map
IMDb
Kindle
mythmote
OI File Manager
Replica Island
Terminal Emulator
ToonWarz Lite
Watts
Word Game Pro
ZENONIA Free

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  Reply # 352128 15-Jul-2010 21:49
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