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[definitive] Best Android Apps

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TCA    120

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.

I use shuttle. Does what I need

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Cosmin    23

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!

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TAZMINATOR    12,416

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!

 

Especially for HTC One:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.htc.backup

 

or you can pick one of these apps:

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=wifi+sync&c=apps

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Anibal P    2,055

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!

 

Does your computer have Bluetooth? It's what I use sometimes

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.

 

Soundcloud and Google Play Music, with Spotify as a backup

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Cosmin    23
Does your computer have Bluetooth? It's what I use sometimes

 

Yes it has..Major benefits over wifi or ?

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Anibal P    2,055

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 

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MorganX    1,044

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Microsoft Lync

Microsoft One Note

HTC TV (IR Remote & Guide, killer)

Facebook

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

US Bank

Capital One 360

Netflix

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.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ventismedia.android.mediamonkeypro

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neo1911    793

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.

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kawasabi    47

Nova Launcher

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

Quickpic

Shazam

Call Confirm - No more accidental dialing

ES File Explorer - Great file manager

Goodplayer - Good videao/audio player/streamer.

Lookout

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

PlayerPro

Wakelock Detector - To see what eats your juice.

AdAway

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+Xinok    294

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.

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Draconian Guppy    13,037

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.

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+xrobwx    804

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

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

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Jake Lee    0

Here's what I used.

 

 

Skype

AVG - Anti virus

1Click Cleaner - Clean cache/memory

 

 Games

Flappy bird

Victor

Tower Defense

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max22    93

AirVid

3G Watchdog

Firefox

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thechaser    0

Greenify

Teamviewer

ES File Explorer

Universal Audio Player Pro (UAPP)

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Eclipse77    27

Ad Block Plus

Clean Master

File Explorer (FX)

Lux
Greenify

Line

Pocket Casts

Nova Launcher

Shuttle+

Zooper Widgets Pro

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Krome    204

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

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DocM    16,578

RedLaser: UPC scanner & local/online price comparisons

RealCalc: scientific calculator

AndFTP: FTP client

Google Chrome

Google+

Google Translate

Google Hangouts

Tapatalk: forum browser

Twitter

Facebook

Skype

Evernote

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)

OneDrive

Dropbox

Google Drive

Chromecast: app and device

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

YouTube

Netflix

HULU

Crackle

LiveStream

Ustream

Vimeo

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dragontology    442

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.

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Elison    1

Wow, thanks to you I discovered so many new apps for my cell, just wanted to thank you guys :)

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Draconian Guppy    13,037

what apps do you folks use for tracking distance when walking/running (not step counters, those are annoying as they estimate 1km = 978 steps or some crazy approximation)

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Anibal P    2,055

what apps do you folks use for tracking distance when walking/running (not step counters, those are annoying as they estimate 1km = 978 steps or some crazy approximation)

 

I just use Google Fit, it takes into account your height and weight, seems fairly accurate 

 

New Alarm App I just found: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.havchr.mr2 Morning Routine

Does Material very well and it can be a simple alarm clock or a multi step alarm clock to remind you of a set routine 

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Draconian Guppy    13,037

I just use Google Fit, it takes into account your height and weight, seems fairly accurate 

 

New Alarm App I just found: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.havchr.mr2 Morning Routine

Does Material very well and it can be a simple alarm clock or a multi step alarm clock to remind you of a set routine 

hmm that's more of  step counter...

 

I've tried runtastic, runkeeper, mapmyrun... what I hate is having to log in to be able to use the apps... (on a very limited data connection)

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Mando    5,117

xia live free is a good shoutcast player paid for gives 320kbit streams, wasnt expensive either 

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