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Old 01-23-2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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What are your favorite Droid Apps?

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 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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Old 01-23-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 11:27 AM   #3
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 04:14 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-23-2010, 05:33 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:52 PM   #6
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FartDroid will amuse a little kid and annoy a girlfriend. WIN!
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:03 PM   #7
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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.
No problems here with barcode scanner on my MyTouch 3g

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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Old 01-31-2010, 07:11 PM   #8
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Cyanogen mod android fork for root access. Then google's "wifi tether for root users", turns your phone into a mifi. Super awesome.

Torrent-fu. Scan a dvd's barcode, it finds the torrent and sends it to your home computer where it starts downloading.

Aloqua. Good system for finding whats nearby when you're in a new place.

I dont remember where I got it, but I have a cool widget that does a slideshow instead of a static picture frame. I keep it on my 1st home screen. New picture every 2 minutes, means every time I go to my phone I'm greeted with a new pic!
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I hear that Droid will support multiple accounts, so, K9 is probably not needed on Droid..
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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Old 01-27-2010, 09:28 AM   #10
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CraigsNotifica - Monitors craigslist for keywords in multiple regions.
can't find this one.... darn...
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:39 AM   #11
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Got me a droid yesterdee fishy....
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:01 PM   #12
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Got me a droid yesterdee fishy....
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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Old 01-27-2010, 01:44 PM   #13
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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 .

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Old 01-27-2010, 02:26 PM   #14
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CraigsNotifica - Monitors craigslist for keywords in multiple regions.
can't find this one.... darn...
Try searching for 'craigslist' in the Market.
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:16 PM   #15
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Try searching for 'craigslist' in the Market.
This could get expensive

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