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Topic # 85032 12-Jun-2011 04:45
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I'm a Galaxy S II owner and I thought it might be good to have a thread where the names of useful Android utility apps could be shared. I know there is already a GSII owners thread on GZ but I'm sure that thread will get clogged with high-tech rooting and flashing stuff. I'm thinking of a simpler thread.

I'll start with a couple of apps that I've found handy. Maybe these are apps that everyone already knows and loves but there's not much discussion on these things and there are probably new-to-Android people who will find this useful.


'No Lock' is an app that allows you to do away with the 'swipe to unlock' arrangement if you find pushing the Home key and then having to swipe to unlock annoying, as I do. If the phone has locked itself, just push the Home key to wake it up again.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/no-lock/org.jraf.android.nolock

'KeepScreen' is an app that allows you to specify other apps so that the display won't time out while you are using the specified app.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/keepscreen-(now-free)/com.tni.KeepScreenLite

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  Reply # 480232 12-Jun-2011 07:43
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Thanks for No Lock, exactly what I was looking for.

I have security cameras at work and home, so IP Cam Viewer allows me to view in real time as a widget if I want, the cameras on my phone. I can even pan, tilt and zoom the PTZ cameras.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.rcreations.WebCamViewerPaid&feature=search_result

Edit: If anyone knows something that remove the need to slide when answering a call on the SGS2 and SGS1 and replace it with a button, let me know.



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  Reply # 480233 12-Jun-2011 07:54
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kiwitrc: If anyone knows something that remove the need to slide when answering a call on the SGS2 and SGS1 and replace it with a button, let me know.


Not sure if this is what you mean but go: Settings > Call > Call Answering/Ending, and then set Answering Key to "Accept incoming calls by pressing Home key".

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  Reply # 480235 12-Jun-2011 07:57
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Looking for a softkey option if possible, thanks though.

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  Reply # 480247 12-Jun-2011 09:20
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'No Lock' is an app that allows you to do away with the 'swipe to unlock' arrangement if you find pushing the Home key and then having to swipe to unlock annoying, as I do. If the phone has locked itself, just push the Home key to wake it up again.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/no-lock/org.jraf.android.nolock



Much safer you probably want to have a pin of some description on your phone in case it is lost or stolen.
I recommend the below app for just that. It will stay unlocked (just press home or power) and you can use your phone. While you are in the range of a trusted wi-fi e.g. at home or work.
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.benhirashima.unlockwithwifi




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