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#181 Anibal P

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Posted 24 January 2014 - 21:25

Yes it has..


NVM, it seems all I can do is stream media off my N7, with My ONE running CM I can sync files, but this is in Win 8, should be doable with Win 7 too

Looks like it might be a bit of a hassle, try one of the apps already listed, might work better and seamless 

#182 MorganX



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:46

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Lync

Microsoft One Note

HTC TV (IR Remote & Guide, killer)


MediaMonkey (for me, Android was useless until I found this)

US Bank

Capital One 360


SkyDrive (OneDrive)

Hy. Can someone recommend me a good app. for wifi sync my HTC One mini with pc (windows 7)? Even paid if necessary.. HTC sync manager gives only usb connection which is pretty wierd for 2014.. Thanks!


MediaMonkey - www.mediamonkey.com

for Android - https://play.google.....mediamonkeypro

#183 +d5aqoëp



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:59

I listen to stock LG music app as it supports native flac playback and disables any DSP effects when such uncompressed file is played. PowerAmp interface is confusing and needs work to make it appealing and user friendly.

Besides my usual apps are Evernote, Sygic navigation, Nova launcher prime if I install a CM 11 based ROM, Skype, WhatsApp, Shazam, Heartrate Monitor, Runkeeper, Meye (remote surveillance) and BSPlayer for videos.

#184 kawasabi



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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:16

Nova Launcher

Titanium Backup - If you Root you need to want this!



Call Confirm - No more accidental dialing

ES File Explorer - Great file manager

Goodplayer - Good videao/audio player/streamer.


Navfree - Find this on of the best FREE navigation apps. Works offline.


Wakelock Detector - To see what eats your juice.


#185 +Xinok


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 23:41

I posted in this thread a while back. My selection of apps hasn't changed much:


500 Firepaper - Automatically download and cycle wallpapers from various categories.

BallMaze - Nifty little puzzle game. Not too difficult but it makes you think.

BitTorrent Sync - Near-perfect solution for backing up & synchronizing files between PCs and devices. Early versions were ridiculous battery consumers, so I configured Tasker to launch the app and terminate it automatically.

Chess By Post - I own an Android device. My brother has a Windows Phone. My mom has an iPhone. This app lets us all play chess together.

Wolfram Alpha - Invaluable if you're taking any math or science course in college.

#186 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 15:09

What you guys use for listening to stuff? I'm currently with Powercramp... excuse me, PowerAMP. It sports real good battery life, even with non-native DSP enabled (which are vastly better than MusicFX on my device - it was the opposite on the ancient Desire) but perhaps there's something new out there.

N7 Player barely uses any battery compared to stock SG4 player.

#187 xrobwx


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Posted 11 February 2014 - 15:17

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

And it's very accurate as well. I use it a lot!

#188 yakumo



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 15:23

Shame the OP hasn't be updated. nav4all was shut down four years ago for one thing


Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 28-01-2010 16:30 GMT+1

Subject: Nav4All navigation shut down by Navteq


#189 Jake Lee

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 11:41

Here's what I used.




AVG - Anti virus

1Click Cleaner - Clean cache/memory



Flappy bird


Tower Defense

#190 max22



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 17:37


3G Watchdog


#191 thechaser



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 15:03



ES File Explorer

Universal Audio Player Pro (UAPP)

#192 Eclipse77



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Posted 12 July 2014 - 23:44

Ad Block Plus

Clean Master

File Explorer (FX)



Pocket Casts

Nova Launcher


Zooper Widgets Pro

#193 Krome


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 00:11

I am getting Xperia Z1 and can't wait to try out these apps listed here.

#194 DocM


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 11:25

RedLaser: UPC scanner & local/online price comparisons

RealCalc: scientific calculator
AndFTP: FTP client

Google Chrome
Google Translate
Google Hangouts
Tapatalk: forum browser

Polaris Office

CamScanner: scan/archive documents
High Speed Camera: like it says
Photo Editor: like it says
Photoshop Express: duh
PicCollage: make collages

Adobe Reader
Avast Security (pro)
Avast Backup (pro)

Google Drive

Chromecast: app and device
VLC: local/stream/network media player (Chromecast-able)

#195 dragontology



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Posted 23 November 2014 - 10:04

I like topics like this. A few I have that... might not be so well known, what they do, and a link to get them. In no particular order.


Smart Audiobook Player. One good way to pass a lot of time when you've nothing better to do is have a story read to you by a talented voice actor. Audiobook programs are less common than eBook readers, and of course far less common than music players. You could use a music player to play an audiobook, but you probably shouldn't. Audiobook players have extra features that set them apart. Like for example, if you pause Poweramp, you want it to resume when you come back. If you pause this, when you come back, it'll have reversed up to 30 seconds, depending on how long you were gone. So you backtrack a little. This app is free, with a $2 IAP for pro features, which are free to use for the first 30 days.


TuneIn. This one's free. I heard the paid version went up to ten bucks. Couldn't believe it. I bought it when it was one dollar. All it adds is recording. Free version is fine. Might have ads, I don't know. Anyway, I'm a transplant. Born in California, residing in North Carolina. Wife is from Connecticut. TuneIn, which you can also use on the web on your desktop or notebook computer, lets you listen to radio stations from all around the world. So I can listen to hometown stations, such as they are (our rock station went belly up... classic rock station is still great though). Or you can listen to stations from other countries! Call me old school, but I prefer this to Spotify and Pandora. The streaming itself is free, but data rates etc.


Perfect Screenshot. Not a screenshot app. It's a device frame generator. Puts your screenshots into a frame of your phone, so you can post a picture of your phone displaying the screenshot, not just the screenshot. Helps if you're a developer. Anyway, there are a few apps like this. All in development hell. They might have the last couple Nexus phones, but nothing recent outside of that. Perfect Screenshot has modern devices, and is actively developed. They just put out an update that has no device frames except Nexus 5, and you have to download the frames you want individually. This makes it smaller, and allows the developer to easily add whatever phone people ask for. Completely free.


Markers. It's a painting program, that can load pictures for you to draw on. Probably best with a Note device, but you can use your fingers, and it does multitouch. I don't use it often, but it's a pretty cool tool to have in your kit. Also, I took a picture of my niece, drew a crown on her head and a magic wand in her hand (she was about five at the time), and we got it printed. Far as I know her parents still have it on their fridge. Completely free.


SeriesGuide. If you watch shows, live/DVR, Netflix/streaming, or home video, you might want to keep track of what episode you're on. Maybe you want to rate episodes 1-10 as well? Then you want a Trakt.tv account, and an app to manage it. This is the best app I've found of its kind, and I've looked. Without Trakt it still works, but strictly offline. Much better to go to Trakt, set up an account, and add all your shows, and your progress with them, on the site, and then sync to the app. It can also tell you when shows are about to come on, via notification or widget. Also logs movies and anime (shows and movies). Completely free, but a paid subscription (recurring or one time) adds features you probably don't need (mostly, it's to support development).


Pocket MAL. Basically the same thing as SeriesGuide, but for MAL (My Anime List). This is strictly for anime. There's nothing wrong with using Trakt for anime, and in fact Trakt is better as it has names in English and Japanese — MAL insists on Japanese. But if you want to talk anime on the Net, MAL is the tracker of choice, and fellow anime fans can compare your MAL to theirs and get a compatibility rating. So, kind of a necessity, but searching can be challenging. Completely free.


Our Groceries. If you buy groceries, you will want this app. There may be better grocery list apps (in fact, I'm sure there are) but what this does, is syncs your list with whoever you want. Roommates, significant other, spouse, whatever. Now Google Keep does that too (just recently) but isn't optimized for shopping lists. Free with ads, or five bucks to banish them. So my wife and I paid ten bucks. But we made it back. Here's what we did. Her at Walmart with a wired headset, me at Food Lion with a Bluetooth. One list, and we'd both go to each item. Whoever can get it cheaper puts it in the cart. You only have to do that a few times to cover the cost. Most stores raise the price of X to subsidize the sale on Y. If you divide and conquer across competitors, you'll save a lot.


Walmart. I feel dirty for posting this, but hey, free money is free money, right? Expanding on what I was just saying about saving money? If you shop at Walmart and make an account on their site, you can log in with that account in the app. Scan your receipt, and if they find anything you bought cheaper elsewhere, they'll refund you the difference. It builds up until you pay out, at which point your phone becomes a scannable gift card. The credit doesn't expire. We're up to 12 bucks now, my wife told me. Oh and if we happen to find a receipt... damn right we're scanning it! I'm not digging through trash cans or picking up receipts in the parking lot, but say if one were laying around. I scanned a coworker's receipt I know doesn't use the app. This is totally free, as in the app, and the service.


I have a bunch more apps I use every day, obviously, but I'm just highlighting the less popular ones you probably haven't heard of. None of them were mentioned at least on this last page. If they were mentioned before, kudos to that user, you found a less popular gem (well except Walmart). Then there's the contested apps. Music player, launcher, etc. For those I think it's best to find your own way.