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  Reply # 370657 21-Aug-2010 13:19
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Strobe Light by Chris Capci (FREE)
Really good strobe, choose colour/colour cycle, adjust brightness + speed. No adds.

Flashlight by Devesh Parekh (FREE)
1 button flash light, screen goes white + max brightness + disable auto-screen dim.  Press any key to exit, and brightness goes back to previous setting.  Only does what it's sposed to do. No adds.

FlashLight (aka Colour Flashlight) by notes / socialnmobile.com (FREE)
Lots of options + effects, strobe, spiral, brightness, colours, text scrolling, police lights, etc.. No adds.

APNdroid by Matrin Adamek (FREE)
Small 1 button toggle widget to turn GPRS/EDGE/3G on/off. no adds.

Brightness toggle / GPS toggle / Wifi toggle / Bluetooth toggle / Brightness toggle widgets - all from Rounded Labs (FREE)
small toggle widgets for above settings on/off, no adds.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 372639 25-Aug-2010 13:21
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is there any way we can get this thread pinned to the top of the Android forum ? Who do we ask ?

cheers

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  Reply # 372753 25-Aug-2010 16:28
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I will restrict myself to stuff I have downloaded. Most of the built in stuff is pretty good.
I have a nexus one, it is a very cool phone.

Most used app: Brain Genius Deluxe - I love this game and play it daily, free and fun.

Battery Monitor: great little app that tells me how much battery life is remaining, and if you are interested there are a few stats about power usage.


Shazam: tells you what you are listening to. If I end up using the free version more I will buy it, but I have only had my phone for 5 weeks so not too sure yet.

Handy Calc: Kinda like mobile matlab/octave, as an engineer an awesome calculator can come in handy.

AppBrain / Fring for 5th spot: AppBrain = better market. Fring just cause it is cool to use my mobile as a phone over WiFi to call people on G-Talk and many other clients (stupid skype for blocking it)
 

aim

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  Reply # 372770 25-Aug-2010 17:18
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Right I've had my phone may three days? But anyway, so far a quick consolidated list (excl games) I have;

Launcherpro Plus

3G Watchdog

Chrome to Phone (for Firefox)

Extra Media Scanner (I have FLACs)

ConnectBot (for SSH)

Home Switcher (Launcherpro to SenseUI and back)

Music Mod (I wanted a music widget for Launcherpro)

AndRootFile

Android Agenda Widget

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  Reply # 372841 25-Aug-2010 20:05
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Utils

Soundhog - way better than shazam - faster and recognises more.. costs more though.
root explorer - file manager for rooted phones
Titanium backup  - backs up applications and system data and even restores market links
xbmc remote - awesome app for controlling your home media centre.
y5 battery saver - turns off wifi when you arent in a area with wifi, remembers locations that have wifi you want and turns it back on.  battery saving!
appbrain and fast webinstaller browse apps at appbrain then send them ota to your phone, also syncs them back etc.
allshare  - stream movies from your media centre to your phone (samsung only?)
imageshrink - awesome app,  when you choose to send photos it asks what size you want to shrink them to.  one click shrinking, leaves originals untouched.

games:
robo defense
air control
ishoot





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  Reply # 374190 29-Aug-2010 14:11
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Customisation

Launcher Pro - free - http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.fede.launcher
- replacement for touch whiz, sense UI etc...
- it's not really necessary to get the pay version, free version very powerful
- Change dock icons
- Change dock bar
- Scrollable dock icons
- Toggle Make the background wallpaper fixed
- have 5 rows of widgets on home instead of 4
- hide notification bar
- change number of home screens, change default home screen
- landscape homescreen
- app draw, with ability to hide apps you don't use

Folder Organizer - free - http://sites.google.com/site/folderorganizer/
- create folders that pop up with apps
- change the folder text / icon
- add custom labels to apps / contacts / settings / etc...
- create custom shortcut icon that will pop up and display everything that has ur custom label
- more powerful that app below

App Organizer - free - http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.google.code.appsorganizer
- Similar to Folder organizer, by the same author
- less options, just let's you create a a label shortcut or widget on the home screen with custom icon that pops up with a list of apps you create.

Desktop Visualizer - free - http://www.appbrain.com/app/jp.co.bii.android.app.dskvzr
- use any image to create custom shortcuts / icons on home screen
- ability to create 1x1 or 2x2 size icons

Multicon widget - free - http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.h9kdroid.multicon
- You can put 4 app icons into the space of 1 icon on the homescreen




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 374229 29-Aug-2010 17:24
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These apps are used on my N1 and they're the ones i would use on an almost daily basis:
Cubed Music player - Music player
3G Watchdog - Keeps track of my 3g useage and lets me know when i'm nearing the end of it
Advanced Task killer - Helps me kill apps faster
AndExplorer - File explorer from within OS
Automount - Auto mounts the SD card when USB is plugged in
Gallery Enabler - Lets me choose which folders appear in the gallery app
Google Sky - Just neat and showcases the awesome
Handcent - SMS app
Kindle - Lets me read my kindle books and syncs with the Kinlde and KindlePC for the latest page read
Locale - Mutes the phone when in lectures, stops flashing lights overnight and so on
Photography Assistant - Helps define some photography settings when i'm playing with film
Pure Calendar - Handy calendar app, i'm sure there are better ones but this one does what i need
Trackball Alert - Not sure if i need this now that i'm on CM6 but it changes the trackball alert colours
Ultimate Stopwatch - Nice stopwatch and countdown timer



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  Reply # 374269 29-Aug-2010 19:43
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Tasker -you can pretty much automate every part of your phone




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  Reply # 374944 31-Aug-2010 15:40
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Have a look at systempanel app. http://www.androlib.com/android.application.nextapp-systempanel-iFtq.aspx

In a nutshell SystemPanel Lite integrates a task manager, system monitor, and detailed device information.

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