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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.com/en-us/Converter/nexus-one/download/

Vibrate Mode by Force - http://www.androlib.com/android.applicatio...ondou-qzpC.aspx

Homescreen widget that toggles normal/vibrate/silent when you press it. - http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applica...widget_yme.html

Google Goggles - http://www.google.com/mobile/goggles/#landmark

c:geo - http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applica.../cgeo_eore.html

SMS Backup - http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applica...backup_zxn.html

Timed Profiles - http://www.androidzoom.com/android_applica...ofiles_sal.html

Swype keyboard - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=622144

Opera - http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/03/opera...ily-on-android/

http://code.google.com/p/gpspeedo/

 

A bit of a list of things - http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2010/02/top-1...cker+Australia)

Another list - http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/12/gizmodos...l-android-apps/

 

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

 

Games

Barcode Beasties - http://www.androidzoom.com/android_games/c...asties_lil.html

Trap

Light Racer 3D

Milky Milky

Tricorder

Bonsai Blast

Barrage Lite

Edited by iamthemaxx

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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

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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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Vibrate Mode by Force

http://www.androlib.com/android.applicatio...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.androidzoom.com/android_applica...widget_yme.html

 

Homescreen widget that toggles normal/vibrate/silent when you press it.

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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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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

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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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I got android up and running on my Astone UMPC (7" touchscreen netbook) last night.

 

Works awesome, should be easy to get running in a virtual machine or there are live boot versions and with some stuffing around you can access the android market (gotta find that again in the documentaion)

 

SDK's and all that stuff are available if you want to skin or develop apps but what i like the most is you can run emulators for lots of different platforms, could be a pretty rad MAME platform

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Gizmodo posted a list as well a few months back

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/12/gizmodos...l-android-apps/

 

 

I've always wanted to play around with Layar though. Been looking at a lot of AR apps, but there's not many for Windows Mobile and it seems that my phone (HTC Touch HD) is a little underpowered to really use it.

Next phone I get will most likely have Android. I'm having trouble finding decent Windows Mobile apps that are free and useful for my phone.

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