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#1 OFFLINE   ross549

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:42 AM

Anyone know of any really great Android apps?I bought a Samsung Galaxy S II last week, and I would like some great apps to use. :)Adam
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:19 AM

Where to begin..... Here is my app list generated by ShareMyApps:
180 Ultra: http://market.androi....leff.i180ultra
AccuWeather.com: http://market.androi...weather.android
Adblock Plus: http://market.androi...mgeek.AdBlocker
AdFree: http://market.androi....android.adfree
Adobe Flash Player 11.0: http://market.androi...obe.flashplayer
Adobe Reader: http://market.androi...om.adobe.reader
AFV (Android File Verifier): http://market.androi...tails?id=sa.afv
Aldiko: http://market.androi....aldiko.android
aLogcat: http://market.androi...org.jtb.alogcat
Amazon Kindle: http://market.androi...m.amazon.kindle
AndFTP: http://market.androi...lysesoft.andftp
Android Agenda Widget: http://market.androi...harrison.agenda
Android System Info: http://market.androi...ectricsheep.asi
Android Terminal Pro: http://market.androi...roidterminalpro
Application folder: http://market.androi...g.app.appfolder
Appstore: http://market.androi....amazon.venezia
Asphalt 5: http://market.androi...phalt5.asphalt5
ASTRO: http://market.androi...om.metago.astro
Aurora: http://market.androi...a.fennec_aurora
Authenticator: http://market.androi...s.authenticator
Barcode Scanner: http://market.androi....client.android
Beautiful Widgets: http://market.androi...eautifulwidgets
Beautiful Widgets Animations Addon: http://market.androi...lup.bw.forecast
BetterBatteryStats: http://market.androi...terbatterystats
Bookmarks to SD: http://market.androi....BookmarkPlugin
Browser to Phone: http://market.androi...s.chrometophone
Bump: http://market.androi...bumptech.bumpga
BusyBox installer: http://market.androi...ericson.busybox
Camera ZOOM FX: http://market.androi...lide.cameraZoom
CatLog: http://market.androi...anlawson.logcat
Chrome to Phone: http://market.androi...s.chrometophone
CifsManager: http://market.androi...ner.cifsmanager
CodeRed: http://market.androi...ussware.codered
ConnectBot: http://market.androi...=org.connectbot
Convertr: http://market.androi....vervv.convertr
CoreDroid Wallpapers: http://market.androi...ExtraWallpapers
Cozi: http://market.androi...om.cozi.android
Crackle: http://market.androi...crackle.handset
Cut the Rope: http://market.androi...ptolab.ctr.paid
DC Comics: http://market.androi...dccomics.comics
Desk Notes: http://market.androi...oumiak.desknote
DeskSMS: http://market.androi...utta.desktopsms
DiskUsage: http://market.androi...droid.diskusage
DoggCatcher: http://market.androi...oggcatcher.v1_0
Dolphin Tweet: http://market.androi...k.TwitterPlugin
Earth: http://market.androi...om.google.earth
Elixir: http://market.androi....android.elixir
EMS: http://market.androi...id=com.eset.ems
Epic Visualizer Live Wallpapers Lite: http://market.androi...ble.epicvislite
Epocrates: http://market.androi...d=com.epocrates
Evernote: http://market.androi...id=com.evernote
Firefox: http://market.androi...mozilla.firefox
Flipzu: http://market.androi...m.flipzu.flipzu
Fruit Ninja: http://market.androi...rick.fruitninja
FxCamera: http://market.androi...ndroid.fxcamera
G-MoN: http://market.androi...e.carknue.gmon2
Gaia GPS: http://market.androi...oid.gaiagps.pro
GO CalendarWidget: http://market.androi....calendarwidget
GO ClockWidget: http://market.androi...get.clockwidget
GO Launcher EX: http://market.androi...u.go.launcherex
GO SMS Pro: http://market.androi...id=com.jb.gosms
GO TwitterWidget: http://market.androi...t.twitterwidget
Goggles: http://market.androi...oid.apps.unveil
Google Reader: http://market.androi...oid.apps.reader
Google Sky Map: http://market.androi...droid.stardroid
Google Voice: http://market.androi...pps.googlevoice
Google+: http://market.androi...droid.apps.plus
GOWidget Transparent Theme: http://market.androi...et.transparency
Grooveshark: http://market.androi...hark.android.v1
gTabSiMiClock: http://market.androi...t.gTabsimiClock
Hacker's Keyboard: http://market.androi...tion.pckeyboard
Hd Android by Sam1374: http://market.androi...ex.theme.deosdx
Heroes of Zulula Free: http://market.androi...esofzulula.free
Hurricane Hound Free: http://market.androi...icaneHound.free
imgur for Android: http://market.androi...imgurforandroid
Inotia3: http://market.androi....android.common
IRC Radio: http://market.androi...ndroid.ircradio
JuiceDefender: http://market.androi...d.juicedefender
JuicePlotter: http://market.androi...id.juiceplotter
KeePassDroid: http://market.androi...android.keepass
LCD Density Changer: http://market.androi...density_changer
LHSee: http://market.androi...ls?id=com.lhsee
Linode Android: http://market.androi....linode.android
Linpack for Android: http://market.androi...mputing.linpack
Listen: http://market.androi...oid.apps.listen
Maps: http://market.androi...droid.apps.maps
Message widget: http://market.androi...idget.smswidget
Meteor Blitz: http://market.androi...abs.MeteorBlitz
MINIMAL MAGIC: http://market.androi...piral.Min_Magic
Mobile Security: http://market.androi...ro.tmmspersonal
Mobile Signal Widget PRO: http://market.androi...mpirical.mswpro
MortPlayer Audio Book: http://market.androi...audiobookplayer
MultiPicture Live Wallpaper: http://market.androi...er.multipicture
Music: http://market.androi...e.android.music
myAT&T: http://market.androi....att.myWireless
NASA: http://market.androi...ils?id=gov.nasa
Neon Clock: http://market.androi....painless.clock
Netflix: http://market.androi...lix.mediaclient
Network Discovery: http://market.androi...cexiste.network
Network Tools: http://market.androi...rd.networktools
OfficeDrop: http://market.androi...icationactivity
OldTimeRadio: http://market.androi...m.oldtimeradio2
OMG!Droid: http://market.androi...id=com.omgdroid
Opera Mobile: http://market.androi...m.opera.browser
PAC-MAN: http://market.androi...ames.pacman.amz
Pandora: http://market.androi...pandora.android
Paper Camera: http://market.androi...ama.papercamera
Penguin Skiing: http://market.androi...d.penguinskiing
Photo Enhance Pro: http://market.androi...photoenhancepro
Photoshop Express: http://market.androi....adobe.psmobile
PluginBaby! Free: http://market.androi...pluginbaby_free
Pocket Casts: http://market.androi...lly.pocketcasts
Pulse: http://market.androi....alphonso.pulse
Quadrant Standard: http://market.androi...ant.ui.standard
Real Signal: http://market.androi...yu73.realsignal
RealCalc: http://market.androi...kfines.RealCalc
reddit is fun: http://market.androi....android.reddit
RockPlayer: http://market.androi...android.unified
ROM Manager Premium License: http://market.androi...manager.license
Root Explorer: http://market.androi...re.rootexplorer
Root Toolbox: http://market.androi...ent.roottoolbox
ShareMyApps: http://market.androi...ary.shareMyApps
Shark: http://market.androi...id=lv.n3o.shark
SharkReader: http://market.androi...n3o.sharkreader
Shazam: http://market.androi....encore.android
Simple Text: http://market.androi...dphx.simpletext
Spare Parts: http://market.androi...pps.spare_parts
Speed Dial: http://market.androi...mgeek.SpeedDial
Square: http://market.androi...id=com.squareup
Star Chart: http://market.androi...games.starchart
SwitchPro Widget: http://market.androi...=alei.switchpro
SystemPanel: http://market.androi....systempanel.r1
Terminal Emulator: http://market.androi...pal.androidterm
Titanium Backup PRO: http://market.androi...taniumBackupPro
TouchPal Keyboard: http://market.androi...ek.smartinputv5
Tricorder: http://market.androi...ermit.tricorder
TuneWiki: http://market.androi...cplayer.android
TurboFly 3D: http://market.androi...osaris.turbofly
TV Shows Stream: http://market.androi...tvshows.kiio.es
TweetDeck: http://market.androi...eck.android.app
Twidroyd: http://market.androi....twidroydlegacy
Unrar Pro: http://market.androi...zdroid.unrarpro
VirtualRadio: http://market.androi...s?id=org.vradio
Visual Traceroute: http://market.androi...d=com.rc.vtrace
wardrive: http://market.androi...?id=ki.wardrive
WeatherBug Elite: http://market.androi...s.android.elite
WebMD: http://market.androi...m.webmd.android
Whois: http://market.androi...obi.mgeek.whois
Wifi Analyzer: http://market.androi...c.wifi.analyzer
WiFi File Explorer PRO: http://market.androi...FileExplorerPRO
WordPress: http://market.androi...rdpress.android
wp clock: http://market.androi...manyz.lockWatch
xda premium: http://market.androi...xdapre.activity
Yata!: http://market.androi...allysimpletimer
Zedge: http://market.androi...t.zedge.android
Zemna AppList Backup: http://market.androi...d.applistbackup
ZENONIA3: http://market.androi...zenonia3.global

Every one of the listed apps are worth having as I go through my list frequently and delete unneeded apps.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:24 AM

Whoa! That is one awesome list! I know those are all ones from your generated ShareMyApps listing, but are those all ones you strongly recommend?The reason I ask is I have a lot of apps for the iPod Touch, but my list of strongly recommend is much smaller than that.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:28 AM

Those are ones I would actually recommend as I frequently install/remove apps from my devices. As far as the best ones, that would be really hard to figure out. I could list the apps I use everyday but I find all of the apps listed as useful
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:33 AM

I am going through the list and will post what I think are the most useful apps and what they do Give me a few minutes and I will post it.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:30 PM

Whew, ok here goes:
Adblock Plus:  http://market.androi...mgeek.AdBlocker I am sure you know this application from Firefox
AdFree: http://market.androi....android.adfree Prevents ads from showing up on free apps / requires root
AFV (Android File Verifier): http://market.androi...tails?id=sa.afv Md5sum generator/verifier
aLogcat: http://market.androi...org.jtb.alogcat Nice log reader / requires root
AndFtp: https://market.andro...e=search_result The best ftp/ssh file transfer app (like Putty)
ASTRO: http://market.androi...om.metago.astro One of the best File Managers IMO
Aurora: http://market.androi...a.fennec_aurora The Beta build of Firefox Mobile
Barcode Scanner: http://market.androi....client.android Barcode scanner
CatLog: http://market.androi...anlawson.logcat The best log viewer / requires root
CodeRed: http://market.androi...ussware.codered Port Scanner
ConnectBot: http://market.androi...=org.connectbot IMO the besh ssh application for Android
CoreDroid Wallpapers: http://market.androi...ExtraWallpapers Excellent wallpaper collection
DeskSMS: http://market.androi...utta.desktopsms Allows you to recieve text messages in google chat on your computer
DiskUsage: http://market.androi...droid.diskusage Disk Usage chart
DoggCatcher: http://market.androi...oggcatcher.v1_0 The best feed app in the market. I use this to download the CNI Radio replays
Firefox: http://market.androi...mozilla.firefox Firefox
FxCamera: http://market.androi...ndroid.fxcamera My favorite camera application
G-MoN: http://market.androi...e.carknue.gmon2 WarDriving scanner and GSM/UMTS Netmonitor that scans for all WiFi networks in range & saves the data with GPS coordinates on your sd card.
imgur for Android: http://market.androi...imgurforandroid Imgur mobile image uploader
IRC Radio: http://market.androi...ndroid.ircradio Imo the best IRC app plus it can read messages out loud
LCD Density Changer: http://market.androi...density_changer Allows you to change your phones DPI so you can have a higher resolution / Requires Root
LHSee: http://market.androi...ls?id=com.lhsee Really cool app that shows the Large Hadron Collider at CERN with 3D images that you can zoom into different sections and watch 3D models of real time collisions as well. A must have
Mobile Signal Widget PRO: http://market.androi...mpirical.mswpro Shows your signal strength in a widget. Useful if you hide your status bar
MultiPicture Live Wallpaper: http://market.androi...er.multipicture Live Wallpaper that scales any size wallpaper to your device, allows you to set a different wallpaper for each screen, choose from a single image or a folder of images, etc.
Neon Clock: http://market.androi....painless.clock Live wallpaper that shows a techy style clock with battery, Network, and other options like moving lines etc.
Network Discovery: http://market.androi...cexiste.network Network tool for discovering, mapping,scanning,profiling your Wifi network, computer/device discovery and port scanner for local area etwork.
Network Tools: http://market.androi...rd.networktools Various network tols for Ping, traceroute, whois commands, etc.
Pandora: https://market.andro...e=search_result Internet Radio
RealCalc: http://market.androi...kfines.RealCalc Great calculator
Root Explorer: http://market.androi...re.rootexplorer File explorer for system / Requires root
Root Toolbox: http://market.androi...ent.roottoolbox Various Admin/Root tools
Shark: http://market.androi...id=lv.n3o.shark Wireshark for android
SharkReader: http://market.androi...n3o.sharkreader Wireshark log reader
Shazam: http://market.androi....encore.android Looks up any song by listening to 10 seconds of it. Tons of options like wikipedia entry, album link, etc
Simple Text: http://market.androi...dphx.simpletext Allows you to make text icons. Very useful for those minimal setups
Spare Parts: http://market.androi...pps.spare_parts System options / Requires root
Terminal Emulator: http://market.androi...pal.androidterm Android Terminal / Requires root
Titanium Backup PRO: http://market.androi...taniumBackupPro The best backup application for android period!! It can backup/restore all apps/data among many other tools. This is a required app if you have rooted your phone and plan on installing Custom Roms
TouchPal Keyboard: http://market.androi...ek.smartinputv5 The best "swype style keyboard. This is the keyboard I use.
TweetDeck: http://market.androi...eck.android.app The best Twitter app IMO
Unrar Pro: http://market.androi...zdroid.unrarpro Extracts rar files on your device
Visual Traceroute: http://market.androi...d=com.rc.vtrace Traceroute
wardrive: http://market.androi...?id=ki.wardrive Scan for hosts/ports
Whois: http://market.androi...obi.mgeek.whois Whois client for looking up IPs
Wifi Analyzer: http://market.androi...c.wifi.analyzer Tests the strength of SSIDs in you area
WiFi File Explorer PRO: http://market.androi...FileExplorerPRO File explorer that works over wifi

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 12:50 PM

Also, no matter what you read you do not need a task killer on Android and using one may may decrease performance:
http://geekfor.me/fa...r-with-android/
https://www.infoworl...ask-killers-609
http://www.phonedog....on-t-need-them/

I used one for a while when I first started with Android but later realized that this was hurting my performance.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:27 PM

I will start perusing that list.......I simply kill apps with the Task Manager that came with the device. :)Adam
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:49 PM

View Postross549, on Oct 9 2011, 02:27 PM, said:

I will start perusing that list.......I simply kill apps with the Task Manager that came with the device. :)Adam
Read those links and you will realize that you are slowing your device down by killing apps. Android does not manage apps the same as your desktop does.
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:45 PM

Fair enough. :hysterical: I will not worry about it and see how things roll. Now, I had folders to organize apps on the iPhone. Can I do something similar on Android?I like the Inferno Galaxy live wallpaper. Also starfield. :P Do you know of any other cool ones like those?Adam
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 06:56 PM

View Postross549, on Oct 9 2011, 05:45 PM, said:

Now, I had folders to organize apps on the iPhone. Can I do something similar on Android?I like the Inferno Galaxy live wallpaper. Also starfield. :) Do you know of any other cool ones like those?Adam
There are tons of folder widgets in the market and most of the custom roms have the function preinstalled. I used to use SiMi Folder Widget https://market.andro...e=search_result but there are many more apps, just search for "folder widget" in the market. As far as live wallpapers, I do not use them that much but I listed a few in the app list above and here are a couple of other good ones:
WarpDrive: https://market.andro...e=search_result
Nexus Revamped: https://market.andro...e=search_result
Neon Clock: https://market.andro...e=search_result
Galactic Core Live Wallpaper: https://market.andro...e=search_result
Shadow Galaxy: https://market.andro...e=search_result
Ice Galaxy: https://market.andro...e=search_result

Hope this helps

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:09 PM

SiMi looks nice! Very iPhone like (What I am used to.Does Firefox improve on the mess that is Android's default browser?
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:23 PM

View Postross549, on Oct 9 2011, 06:09 PM, said:

Does Firefox improve on the mess that is Android's default browser?
Very much so!!! Plus you can add it your firefox sync and access history/bookmarks from within the app
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:35 PM

Nice!
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:22 PM

Very cool indeed! :hysterical:
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