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#1 +zhiVago

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 16:08

There's a thread dedicated to iPhone apps so I thought about making the same one for Android :)

Post your app list and give a little description of what it does and why you feel it is the best app!


The best apps:

  • TasKiller
  • System Monitor
  • ASTRO File Manager
  • B-Folders - uses AES-256 encryption to securely store personal info.
  • Scan2PDF
  • Music On Demand - free streaming music. Play over 10 million full length songs.
  • Shazam
  • AK Notepad
  • FoodShopper - grocery lists
  • ToDoList
  • Google Search by voice - really cool app!
  • Transport Maps - access a database of public transport maps for every Country/City in the world
  • Units Convert
  • Lockme Widget
  • Sound Manager
  • FTP Server - simple and free FTP server to transfer files on local wi-fi network.
  • Gmote - turns your phone into a remote (media) control for the PC!
  • Nav4All
  • Compass
  • RPN Scientific Calculator
  • News Reader - uses RSS feeds

Games

  • Blockx 3D - a cool 3D tetris game
  • 2 Player Reaction
  • Chess for Android
  • Bonsai Blast
  • RDC Casino Games
  • Doom for Android!
  • Wolfenstien 3D!
  • Labyrinth - a cool app that makes use of the G-sensor
  • Snake
  • Robo Defence

Useless or somewhat useful and fun

  • Google Sky Map
  • Call Faker - need to escape an unpleasant company/conversation? This app will fake a phone call.
  • Color Flashlight - lot's of options
  • Draw - draw anything you want with your finger on the screen and save a picture
  • CoinFlip
  • Spin the Bottle
  • Dildroid :rofl:
  • BioRhythms - app for making a personal forecast
  • Spark
  • NightClock
  • Ruler
  • DialDialer
  • Whistle
  • Piano
  • Talking Clock
  • Elements - Periodic Table of Elements
  • HitIt - if you like drums
  • LED Scroller - very customizable, it makes your text scroll like a banner.
  • Rock-Paper-Scissors
  • Ricky Bobby Soundboard :laugh:



#2 vincent

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 19:56

For Astronomy nuts, Google Sky Map is useful, i cry blasphemy!

#3 Subject Delta

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 20:05

Mute: Just stick a shortcut on your homescreen and it silences everything with a single press
Astro: Great file manager
Barcode Scanner: Useful little utility
Spare Parts: Some advanced tweaks that are pretty awesome
Screenshot (for rooted phones)
Light Racer: Simple but fun
Panda Firewall (think this may need root) awesome app that can block calls and SMS from blacklisted numbers
Shopsavvy: Useful shopping tool
FotMob: Great app for all footy fans
Terminal Emulator (for rooted phones): Fully featured unix terminal emulator. A must for advanced configuration and executing shell scripts
Ultimate Stopwatch: Pretty good timekeeping app
YouTube Downloader: Not available on the Android Market, have to download from a 3rd party website
WikiMobile: Great wikipedia app
Flashlight: Good for those dark spots

Also, if you use the Cyanogen Mod custom ROM series on your jailbroken phone, the Cyanogen Updater is also very good

#4 00000

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 20:21

Here are some of my most used apps:

ACV - Comic viewer
AndFTP - FTP Client
ConnectBot - SSH Client
handyCalc - Calculator
Locale - Automatically set phone options based on time and location, great for turning off your Ring Tone at work, or at least changing it from Get Low to something a little more work appropriate
Metal Detector - Not very useful but definitely fun to play around with
Phonalyzer - Compiles various stats about your calls into easy to read graphs
SwiFTP - FTP Server

#5 vincent

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 18:43

CyanogenMod update (1touch rooted phones)

MixZing
tunewiki
Weather Widget Donate ( plus forecast add-on)
Appmanager
background

#6 rage710

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 03:33

Free:

Newspapers
USA Today
Places directory
Movies by flixter
weatherbug
the schwartz unleashed (lightsaber)
Amazon.com app
Phonalyzer
Facebook app
Google talk ( it comes with it...but yeah...awesome)
Google Maps ^
GPS status
Backgrounds
Yellow book
Ringdroid
AK Notepad
Flashlight
Listen
My Account (tmobile)
Myspace app
NY Times
Oi shopping list
Pandora
pdf viewer
Phonebook
Shazam
meridian
ebay pocket auctions
paypal
stocks
Shop Savvy
Twitdroid
Visual Voicemail
Wapedia
Weather widgets (donate)
Spare parts
Gmote



Paid:
Ahome (paid)
Advanced Task Manager (paid)
Better Keyboard (paid)
Buka (paid)
Retro Defesne (paid)
screenshot (paid)

edit: thank god I have apps2sd :laugh:

#7 Minifig

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 19:52

TuneWiki.

Beats Pandora any day of the week.

Does Last.FM and several other things.

SO nice.. and it's free, the only advantage for paying 4.99 for it is it removes the ads from the play screen when things are playing.


Meebo IM.

AIM, Facebook, ICQ, MSN, Google Talk, and a whole lot more .. all in one.

Works beautifully.

Barcode scanner.

Scan bar codes, learn about the item.. (Like books and what not..)..

#8 rage710

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 23:36

Tunewiki is nice, but man it eats my battery up majorly..

#9 PixilEyes

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 21:17

I love the barcode app my self.

#10 Minifig

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 16:49

Adding another to this list:

ShopSavvy.

#11 +mrk

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 23:55

Well this is what I use and consider must haves...you do need Root for some of them.


Android IRC,1.6.8
Bluetooth File Transfer,1.7 (and local/remote browser)
Here I Am,1.1.2 (good for emailing yourself the location you parked your car in a busy field at events etc)
aTrackDog,2.55 (updates apps, exports app lists etc)
Facebook,1.0.1
My Battery Status,2.0.4 (status bar meter)
2G-3G OnOff,1.0.0 widget
AdFree,0.3.1 (adblock for free apps)
Advanced Task Manager,3.6
aDyno,0.01 Beta9
AndFTP,1.0RC11
ASTRO,2.0.2 file manager
Barcode Scanner,3.0
Bedside,2.1.7
beebPlayer,0.5.5
Bluetooth OnOff,1.0.2
Bookmarker,1.0.2
Dizzler,1.0
Glympse,1.12
Google Sky Map,1.2.1
GPS OnOff,1.1.1
GPS Status,3.0.1
Keeper,9_20_09
Layar,2.2.1
Listen,1.0.3.1
Log Collector,1.0.0
LOLcats,1.2.44
Mother TED,1.2.0
Movies,2.0.1
My Tracks,1.0.6
MyBackup Pro,2.0.5
NASAImages,0.9
Pkt Auctions eBay,1.65
Places Directory,1.0.17
Rings Extended,1.1
Screenshot,1.1.0
SetCPU,1.4.1
Shazam,1.1
ShopSavvy,3.5.3
SMS Backup,1.1.0
Sticky Note,1.1.6
StreamFurious,1.0.3
tCalendarWidget,1.0.6
TextTalker,1.1
Ultimate Stopwatch,2.1.0
Wifi Analyzer,1.10
WiFi OnOff,1.2.0
WikiMobile,1.21
Wireless Tether for Root Users,1.60-pre3

#12 Snakehn

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 05:03

any new stuff for android? this hasn't been updated since October 09 :(

#13 Jeston

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 07:04

Some apps that I didn't see on the list:

Weather Widget - Donate (displays weather and time)
Swype (alternative keyboard that allows you swype letters instead of type them)
Dolphin Browser (alternative browser)
Google Goggles (get information about an item you take a picture of)
NESoid (NES emulator)
SNESoid (SNES emulator)
PdaNet (tether your phone with a computer)

#14 zeroday

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 22:13

Nubinews - RSS Reader
ConnectBot - SSH Client
Steel - Alternative Android browser (fast app!)
BeebPlayer - BBC iPlayer app (Unofficial)
K-9 Mail - Mail client with push support
Reddit Is Fun - Reddit reader
Telegraph - Nice news app from telegraph.co.uk

I don't use many apps.

Edited by Zer0day, 25 January 2010 - 22:15.


#15 Jehtro

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:35

Does anyone know of a good PDF reader for htc hero which supports bookmarks?

Been looking around for one, but can't seem to find it unless i pay.
Just want to make sure there isn't a free one before i go for the pay app.

Hope anyone has some recommendations.

Best Regards
Jethro