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#1 iamthemaxx

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:27 PM

I'm trying out the Nexus so I figure this is a good chance to start a thread on some cool apps.
You have the usual;
  • Facebook/MySpace
  • Google Sky
  • Spirit Level
  • Dictionary

But what else have people found?

I like;
Layar
This is the Android AR app, with it you can implement layers, essentially 3rd party sub-apps with info.
So you can have the AusWiki layer which trawls Wikipedia for local (to you) sites and displays the appropriate wiki page. Or Food and Drink which shows you the closet places to get, wait for it, food or drink!

What's cool about this is you can then get directions on how to get there via Google maps with a few touches.


Handcent SMS
Leckie put me on to this Messages replacement and it seems pretty good so far. Very customisable with lots of options.


Any other takers?



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Here are ones that have been mentioned in the thread.

Market Alternatives
http://www.androlib.com/
http://apps.doubletwist.com/


Apps
Astrid - task manager (able to sync with Remember the Milk which in turn can be synced with Gmail)
Evernote - create text, image, audio notes
Delicious - bookmarks
Barcode scanner - quick access to apps
Astro - file manager
Shazam - music recognition
Weatherbug - weather w/ widget
Wifi toggle - widget
Gmail unread count - widget
Cardiotrainer - exercise stuff with gps/maps integration
Advanced Task Killer - kills apps freeing up memory
Stop 3 Data Roaming - Essential if you're with 3. This app stops you from piggybacking on Telstra's network and getting charged for data.
Ringdroid - Lets you create a ringtone with any sound file on your phone.
SMS Popup - Greatly expands the options available for SMS notifications. You can set it to remind you, change the notification vibration and heaps more.
Smooth Calendar - Great agenda widget that can show next 3 items on the calendar.
Listen - Pretty good for Audio Podcasts. Buggy at times with manual refreshes.
dPod - I use this for Video Podcasts (Revision3 mainly).
KeePassDroid - Password Manager. Temporarly puts username and password in clipboard from Notifications. Same password file can be shared with KeePassX in Linux.
Barcode Scanner - Timesaver when spotting useful apps on androlib.com - just scan the QCode and you're on the app's market page.
2G3G - Widget shortcut to 2G-only setting.
APNDroid - Widget to turn on/off data by renaming APNs.
3G Watchdog - As the name suggests, keep an eye on data usage over 3G.
XE Currency - Basic FX app.
Seesmic - Twitter client. Not sure what's it's like if you're a poster, but fine for twitter lurkers.
Wifi Analyzer - Decent Wifi Scanner. Has list & chart views.
TaskPanel - For killing apps in memory. Using this less now to be honest.
London Tube - good for users of the Tube.
Pkt Auction for Ebay
EasyTether - For tethering
Dolphin Browser HD
3G Watchdog - monitors how much of your mobile data quota you use. Will give warnings when you near your quota. Can set the quota, time period etc. A must with the shitty data packages available.
LED Light - I hate to admit it, I've been using this a lot when I turn off the lights in the house
Go! Sydney - Cityrail time table app. I'm not in Sydney yet, but I've already got it
Juiceplotter - lets me know about my battery. The longer I've used it, the more accurate the reading is.
Shazam - I like my music and I hate not being able to identify it. Great app that I've been using since my iMate 9502
NavDroyd

http://foursquare.com/android/
http://www.videora.c...s-one/download/
Vibrate Mode by Force - http://www.androlib....ondou-qzpC.aspx
Homescreen widget that toggles normal/vibrate/silent when you press it. - http://www.androidzo...widget_yme.html
Google Goggles - http://www.google.co...ggles/#landmark
c:geo - http://www.androidzo.../cgeo_eore.html
SMS Backup - http://www.androidzo...backup_zxn.html
Timed Profiles - http://www.androidzo...ofiles_sal.html
Swype keyboard - http://forum.xda-dev...ad.php?t=622144
Opera - http://www.lifehacke...ily-on-android/
http://code.google.com/p/gpspeedo/

A bit of a list of things - http://www.lifehacke...cker Australia)
Another list - http://www.gizmodo.c...l-android-apps/

http://www.doubletwist.com/ - iTunes for the Android (can't think of a better description :p)

Games
Barcode Beasties - http://www.androidzo...asties_lil.html
Trap
Light Racer 3D
Milky Milky
Tricorder
Bonsai Blast
Barrage Lite

Edited by iamthemaxx, 15 July 2010 - 08:27 PM.


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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:07 PM

I've been meaning to play with Layar. Thanks for the reminder!

Here are some I mentioned in another thread:
Astrid - task manager (able to sync with Remember the Milk which in turn can be synced with Gmail)
Evernote - create text, image, audio notes
Delicious - bookmarks
Barcode scanner - quick access to apps
Astro - file manager
Shazam - music recognition
Weatherbug - weather w/ widget
Wifi toggle - widget

Plus:
Gmail unread count - widget
Cardiotrainer - exercise stuff with gps/maps integration
Advanced Task Killer - kills apps freeing up memory
Stop 3 Data Roaming - Essential if you're with 3. This app stops you from piggybacking on Telstra's network and getting charged for data.

Check out Android Zoom for info on all the apps and, if you have the barcode scanner app, you can get quick access to download via Android Market.

Edited by Leckie, 21 January 2010 - 02:12 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 02:12 PM

I keep hearing Foursquare being mentioned by people. Looks interesting.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 09:34 AM

http://www.videora.c...s-one/download/

I copied videos from my iTunes library that are in supported .mp4 format, 1 in 5 plays correctly. I'll re convert with this app to see if things improve.
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:25 AM

will be keeping a close eye on this thread. been looking for a replacement for my iPhone, Android looks mighty promising

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 10:58 AM

Vibrate Mode by Force
http://www.androlib....ondou-qzpC.aspx
Let's you set it to vibrate even when silent (cause it's too hard to do through the settings, which is bollocks).

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:13 PM

Vibrate Mode by Force
http://www.androlib....ondou-qzpC.aspx
Let's you set it to vibrate even when silent (cause it's too hard to do through the settings, which is bollocks).

Maybe the Ringer Toggle widget is easier?

http://www.androidzo...widget_yme.html

Homescreen widget that toggles normal/vibrate/silent when you press it.
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:17 PM

Wow, there's quite a few good Android eps out there. Rob.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 03:29 PM

Robzy, you should make some! :P

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 06:38 PM

Google Goggles
Spoiler
Stupid frickin' spoiler tags don't even frickin' work!

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Posted 23 January 2010 - 04:18 PM

Google Goggles


Holy fucking shit that is clever!
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Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:18 AM

Ringdroid
Lets you create a ringtone with any sound file on your phone.

SMS Popup
Greatly expands the options available for SMS notifications. You can set it to remind you, change the notification vibration and heaps more.

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:28 AM

I've found a nice geocaching app: c:geo, it's free too :)

http://www.androidzo.../cgeo_eore.html
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:22 AM

Barcode Beasties, whole bunch of fun, OCD nightmare tho, I had to scan everything (limited myself to one room tho):

http://www.androidzo...asties_lil.html
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 11:54 AM

SMS Backup
Automatically backs up SMS messages to your Gmail account.

Timed Profiles
This application lets switch your phone to silent mode for specific time period and then return it back it the normal mode.
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:19 PM

Swype keyboard
This is freakin' awesome. I'm typing a lot faster with this.

Installation intructions
1. Download from here.
2. Transfer the file (.apk) to your SD card
3. Browse to the file on your device via a file manager app and install (Astro, Linda)
4. Navigate to Settings > Locale and Text (Check 'Swype') > Swype settings > Check 'Disable Audio Warnings' (currently sounds cause a force close)
5. You can also view a tutorial from Swype settings
6. Long press on a text input box > Select input method > Swype


Edited by Leckie, 09 February 2010 - 03:40 PM.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

Stupid question, how do you install that?

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:28 PM

That's cool Leckie!

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#19 Leckie

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:31 PM

I'll update my original post.

Edited by Leckie, 09 February 2010 - 03:50 PM.

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Posted 10 February 2010 - 11:04 AM

I just used Google Goggles properly instead of just for happy play fun! My cousin is on MSN asking me why her webcam didn't work. Turns out she has no drivers for it. So I'm trying to help her out, but she can't find model numbers on it. So I asked her to send me a pic. Which she did, then I took a pic of the pic with the N1 and bingo! Model found, which lead me to the drivers.... Google Goggles, awesome app :)
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