What are your favorite Droid Apps?

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mr. Fisherman, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    There are thousands upon thousand of apps out there... a friend of mine even found one to measure sound pressure, amazing and it was FREE!

    Lets share our favorites.

    Top of my list so far:

    Pandora... I put in one favorite band and haven't heard a song I wanted to skip yet, amazing.

    Spark, a lightning orb like toy that vibrates when it goes off. I set it in ghost mode and waited for my son to check out my phone... almost cost me a screen :lol3 Glad I got the insurance.

    Dolphin web browser, surf ADVrider and even post. Use a pinck like function to zoom in an dout the screen so my fat fingers mostly hit the right buttons for links. Good app and FREE.

    Barcode Scanner... amazing. Scan items and know the cost, where to get it local and online and even get reviews.

    Google Goggles. Jaw dropping wow factor. Visual search with your camera. Check out what it can do downtown... point it at a business and get their info. Almost scary but cool.

    Google Sky Map, celestial charts and a tutor to find and identify the heavens. How does it do that? Dig it.

    TV.com (CBS) streaming TV on your phone...

    Android Lightsaber... stupid fun...

    Droid Light... Flashlight app using the bright LED. Cool.

    Radar Now, weather app that shows radar images of your area. Fast and clean.


    I have only had this thing a few hours... I even figured out how to make and hang up on a phone call using my GPS teathered bluetooth, with the speakerphone and with the handset. Not bad.
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    CraigsNotifica - Monitors craigslist for keywords in multiple regions.
    Touchdown - for handling my work Exchange mail, contacts, & calendar. The built-in Android app doesn't work for me. It's a pay app, but with a 5 day trial
    Key Ring - use the camera to take pictures of your store discount cards. The cashier can then scan your phone screen and you don't have to carry the cards
    Mototorch - turns the camera flash into a flashlight. Can also strobe if you want to send someone into an epileptic seizure

    Widgets I like:
    gTasks - task list that can sync with Google tasks
    Battery Widget - shows % charge
    CalWidget - calendar widget, syncs with Google and/or work calendars
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  3. pirahna

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    ChompSMS - Better layout than the standard SMS program
    Cherry Rplayer - Streaming music player
    StreamFurious - another streaming music player
    Currency Converter
    Nimbuzz - IM program
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    As far as i'm concerned, BarCode Scanner is junk. Needs perfect light and a completely steady hand and even then it takes forever. Not satisfied, as you can tell.


    Apps I use the most:
    * The Weather Channel
    * RadarNow
    * Solitaire
    * NubiNews
    * APNews
    * Flixster (local movie times)
    * Enjoy Daily Sudoku
    * Artful Bits Minesweeper
    * Sports Tap
    * Cardio Trainer
    * Pandora
    * gTasks



    Fun apps I rarely use:
    * Bubble (a level)
    * WordUp
    * ThrottleCopter
    * Google Sky
    * Compass
    * BarCode Scanner
    * Cribbage pro
    * MotoTorch LED (uses the camera flash LED's as a flashlight or a strobe.)
    * Wave Secure (lock and track your stolen phone remotely. Not sure about this one, it won a Google-sponsored contest but their website is very unresponsive.)
    * Shazam
    * Stopwatch
    * USA Today
    * Voice Recorder
    * oiSafe (a place to stash all your passwords)
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  5. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    IP Cam View - Monitor your household cameras.
    RealCalc
    Google Finance - app + widget
    ConnectBot - ssh etc
    Wifi Analyzer - I live the way it displays channels
    Newspapers - Awesome app. There must be 50 mobile papers in there.
    Not Call Log - Set the return screen after calls.
    DroidLive - Radio, I haven't played alot with it, but it has some talk radio.
    Note Me
    Agenda Widget
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    tslewisz Long timer

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    FartDroid will amuse a little kid and annoy a girlfriend. WIN! :D
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    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    can't find this one.... darn...
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  8. nwgs

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    Got me a droid yesterdee fishy....:thumb
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  9. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    They are getting popular...
    I am digging mine.

    I am not thrilled about the docking station or the car mount... and could the charger cord be any shorter? Sheesh....
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    Not an app but if you use Pandora these things are great. When I got my Droid I got a free bluetooth ear thingy or the windshield mount. I tried the mount but took it back the next day and traded up for these.

    They work great for working out driving or surfing ADV Rider. If you get a call you just hit a button on the side and then talk hands free,hit it again and it hangs up and youre listening to music again and they sound great.

    I'm listening to Flogging Molly right now:trp .

    Motorolla Motorokr s9.
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  11. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    Try searching for 'craigslist' in the Market.
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  12. Mr. Fisherman

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    This could get expensive :lol3

    I wonder why it didn't find it when I searched for craig? I am sure it will get better...
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  13. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Lightning bug
    I have a hard time sleeping sometimes (ok, a lot) and this app help as advertised. Several scenes each with different background sounds than can be controlled. I like the beach sceen. Like sleeping at the coast with waves lapping up on the beach.

    If you have a docking station (multimedia station) get Docklauncher. Lets you use your apps with the station instead of the hard coded apps. I use it for Pandora so I can listen to streaming music and so I can use Lightning Bug when I go to sleep.
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  15. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    Google Listen - podcast kinda stuff.

    Weather forecast from yr.no - a nice set of widgets including a 4x1 7 day. You might appreciate it if you find fault with the stock widget as I do.

    Smartass - awesome shopping list app.
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    The AK47 app is kinda dumb but fun! :D
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  17. ramblin66

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    No problems here with barcode scanner on my MyTouch 3g :dunno

    That card scanner app (the one you use to store all your in-store membership reward cards) completely sucks on the MyTouch... It can scan cards IN ok, but, I've never had any success using the app in any store... handheld scans are just as useless as flat bed scans.. Great idea though.. Wish it worked.

    Saw a few in this thread I like to try, all my faves are covered (Google Sky Rocks.!)

    For non-primary email, I'm using K-9.... but, the MyTouch gmail app only supports one account (the stock Android 1.6 mail app sucks, but the gmail app is great, although only for one account)... I hear that Droid will support multiple accounts, so, K9 is probably not needed on Droid..
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    IPCam View
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    On the Droid I have two Gmail accounts and one Yahoo. I'm not sure there's a limit. The catch is the accounts have to allow "push" access. My USA account doesn't.
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  20. potatoho

    potatoho Cheese and Rice!

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    I forgot to mention ASTRO file manager. It has some nice backup/delete tools in it too, such as being able to use a sorted list (i.e. by size) of installed apps and multi-select to uninstall.

    Also, Eris owners you may want to keep Settings->SD card & phone storage->Internal phone storage (Available space) to at least 60 MB. That's the internal flash where the installed apps go, and some of us have had the phone go corrupt (upon next reboot) if you install too much. This may have been fixed with the last update but can't say for sure. It requires a hard reset to recover.
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