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Topic # 66219 15-Aug-2010 01:33
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Post your top 5 apps (or more if you can't decide). Including lesser known ones rather then lots of repeats is nice also.

If we can get lots of different input then it should be a good source of finding new apps.

For me:
-Tasker
automates many actions and is very useful
-Swype
Simply an awesome keyboard.
-NewsRob
Probably the best client for google reader
-Dolphin Browser HD
A web browser with lots of extras.
-AndChat
IRC client.works well.

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  Reply # 367716 15-Aug-2010 03:45
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Heya. Well I have only had my nexus one for a few days and havent really gotten many apps , but heres some I have found good :)

3G Watchdog - Tells you how much 3G data you have used, can set it to your daily/monthly quota and lets you know when you are nearing the max

No root LED Torch - Torch, works well

SlideIT Keyboard - Works like swype (I think), you move your finger around to type the words like swype anyway :)

All three are free


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  Reply # 367721 15-Aug-2010 05:26
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Dolphin browser is listed in heaps of recommendations. What does it do so well? If you wanted to go back to the default browser, can you? Oh and thanks for the reader recommendation. Last week I tried Google Reader and it wouldn't install. Yesterday I noticed it had been pulled from the Market.

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  Reply # 367772 15-Aug-2010 11:24
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Applications (Free)

eBuddy - Chat program (MSN Messenger, G-chat, Facebook chat, ICQ, etc..)
ColorDict - Dictionary
ES File Explorer - Explore files on SD/FPS/Network shares

Games (Free)

Asphalt5 - Car racing game, comes free with Samsung phone, click Samsung Apps icon to install
Robo Defense - "tower" based game,
Air Control Lite - Air traffic control game

and swype is awesome




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  Reply # 367833 15-Aug-2010 14:27
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+1 on both ES File Explorer and 3g watchdog. Both great apps.

For dolphin it can be set as your default browser and yes you can go back from it, it doesn't remove the stock browser.

(Sent using swype on dolphin on my desire ;) )

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  Reply # 367931 15-Aug-2010 18:48
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My most recent list of favourite apps (with links) is here

I'm not typing that out again. :-)  




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  Reply # 368056 16-Aug-2010 06:00
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I love Vlingo. As far as voice commands go it's pretty damn good. I use voice to select a recipient to text and then tell it the message and it does it all for me. What I find the best is that it understands a kiwi accent. I remember when I tried Google voice commands for the first time, I had to speak American!

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  Reply # 368339 16-Aug-2010 19:59
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androidmnz: I love Vlingo. As far as voice commands go it's pretty damn good. I use voice to select a recipient to text and then tell it the message and it does it all for me. What I find the best is that it understands a kiwi accent. I remember when I tried Google voice commands for the first time, I had to speak American!


Google voice commands works fine when you change the language to English(New Zealand)

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  Reply # 368453 17-Aug-2010 00:07
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TheRich:
androidmnz: I love Vlingo. As far as voice commands go it's pretty damn good. I use voice to select a recipient to text and then tell it the message and it does it all for me. What I find the best is that it understands a kiwi accent. I remember when I tried Google voice commands for the first time, I had to speak American!


Google voice commands works fine when you change the language to English(New Zealand)


I'm striking some issues with the new "Voice Actions". My Canadian accent has been modded by 30 years in NZ....so I don't have either one properly.

Bugger.  




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  Reply # 368490 17-Aug-2010 06:00
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My kiwi accent doesn't work very well on either Google Talk or Vlingo.

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  Reply # 368969 17-Aug-2010 22:53
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Top five :

DriveSafe.ly
SMS Popup
Autoresponder
Flashlight
RealCalc


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  Reply # 369103 18-Aug-2010 09:21
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Top 5

Football Reporter - since I am a football tragic
Metro Info - gives me real time info on Christchurch buses and when they are due
Robo Defense - addictive fun
Smart Measure - cool app to measure distance
HamSatDroid - satellite tracker


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  Reply # 370447 20-Aug-2010 19:16
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"MagicMirror-Lite" - Mirror app using front facing camera




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  Reply # 370457 20-Aug-2010 19:55
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Five of mine not mentioned elsewhere in this page:

LauncherPro - for those not on Sense phones the $2.99 for the Plus version is well worth it

Widget Locker - lock screen replacement that lets you place widgets etc on your lock screen, just brilliant. Use in conjunction with No Lock, which has a toggle for removing the stock lock screen (otherwise they sometimes interact)

Power Strip - multitasking manager that lets you run widgets over the top of any app/UI element in the phone!

Trillian - IM aggregator out in open beta today, available from their website (not the Market whilst in beta). Seems pretty good so far.

Word Feud - scrabble clone, free with ad support, nice little time waster.




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  Reply # 370531 20-Aug-2010 23:32
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Vlingo - you have to be connected to the internet, is there a good alternative that doesn't need a network connection?




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