Your Top 5 Android Apps
Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:23 PM
Post your top 5 apps in one post with brief description of each. (really brief)
After we get some responses in place I'll update post 2 with the the TOP 5 apps according to CAG's and links to the downloads if possible.
Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:41 PM
1. Google Maps - maps, and real time navigation FREE
2. Car Widget - Highly customizable screen for use in car.
3. Extensive Notes - Insane amount of features.
4. Vlingo - do almost everything via voice command
5. Pandora - for hearing new music Slacker great too
Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:47 PM
2. Amazon App Store - Offers a free paid app everyday. While a lot of them are pretty useless, you find some good ones now and then.
3. SeekDroid - If you ever lose your phone, you can track it on the computer from their website. Also allows you to remotely wipe your phone/sd card if stolen.
4. Swiftkey X - Has saved me many keystrokes by predicting my words.
5. Netflix - While not working with all Android phones yet, allows you to watch any Netflix Instant Stream TV show/movie on your phone, in HD when available. Good for long commutes.
Posted 03 August 2011 - 02:08 PM
I mainly use the applications on my phone to check email (gmail), browse the net (standard browser), play a few games (see below), and use it as a gps (google maps).
- Angry Birds, Seasons, Rio
- Plants vs Zombies
- Words with Friends
Posted 04 August 2011 - 01:12 AM
2. Dolphin HD browser
3. Weatherbug Elite
5. Amazon App Store
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 04:24 AM
Switftkey X: Swype started annoying me a couple months in. Switched to SwittKey; SwiftKey X is just better.
TuneIn Radio: I don't have a car, so it's nice to still listen to the radio. And it saves me from having to buy ESPN Radio app.
Springpad: I use it for everything. Keeping track of movies I wanna see, blu-rays I wanna buy, video games I wanna get. You can add tasks, notes, recipes, scan products. It's a chaotically organized system of stickies. And also a decent companion to the desktop version. I think the app plays off well with the way I remember things.
Dolphin Browser HD: So good.
Fancy Widget Pro: I like the way it looks. Has customizable backgrounds and weather skins. Can link to 3 other apps by just touching different areas of the widget.
GO Launcher EX: I didn't like TouchWiz, and Launcher Pro was too plain to me. Go Launcher is constantly updated, includes a lot of cool options, allows you to customize app drawer, and has a lot of free themes. They've gotten better about speed and memory issues, and they are constantly adding improvements.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:23 PM
Can't wait to see what others add here
Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:24 PM
Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:22 AM
Apps2SD Free; Not much room on an EVO 4G so being able to know what app can be moved when I download it and then move it is nice.
Gun Bros; Shooting game that can now be played in co-op with friends on Facebook.
Zedge; For all my backgrounds, notifications and ring tones.
Volume Control +; Gives quick access to my volume settings and lets me see what they are all set to with a widget.
If you don't want to pay for seekdroid then if your phone is lost or stolen then check out plan b. You download it after your phone is lost or stolen. You get updates by email as to a location and it will start your GPS after you install it. All you need to do is get on the market place on a computer.
EDIT: I also use Pulse for different news sites.
I can't think of any other apps that have not been listed by others that are free apps.
Edited by sendme, 09 August 2011 - 12:01 AM.
Posted 09 August 2011 - 03:01 AM
2- Google Maps
4- Dolphin Browser HD
Posted 09 August 2011 - 08:49 AM
Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:25 PM
Alarm Clock Xtreme
Go SMS Pro
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Posted 29 August 2011 - 02:02 AM
GOSMS pro - I actually like chomp a lot too but I just cant use the stock texting app at all after this
Winamp + last.fm scrobbling enabled - with scrobbling this is one of my favorite media players for the android. It has everything I want, from shoutcast support to play lists that you can make from the app. It just feels so refined and so sleek compared to other music apps. Also, the widget for it is great. My only complaint is lack of .FLAC support. However, on 16gb of memory Ill get over it
Google Maps/ Navigation
Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:10 PM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:11 PM
4. Bejeweld 2
5. Angry Birds
What's CAG's favorite Music app? Songbird is being crap.
Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:07 PM
Tweetcaster - best Twitter app I've seen, continually improving
Netflix - Interface could use a little bit of improvement, but holy shit Netflix streaming on a phone
Ringo Lite - Lets me assign individual ringers for both calls and texts to people.
Dolphin Browser HD - Best browser I've seen for this platform
Youtube - Duh
Honorable mentions for things I don't use as often but still love having: MODO Computer Music Player (lets you play NES/Genesis/SNES/etc music files) & Scanner Radio Pro (police/fire scanner).
Posted 01 January 2012 - 10:32 PM
Tune In Pro - Great streaming radio app, can record too.
Folder Organizer (paid, Amazon free app of the day) - No brainer buy, organizer that makes it easy to organize my apps.
MX Player - All in one player for all my video needs
Sensor Music Player - Stupid easy music player. I hate stupid iTunes style tags, this goes by folders and filenames.
Plague Inc. (free, pay for some added features) - Absolutely addicting
Edited by VipFREAK, 10 February 2013 - 09:20 PM.
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 04:09 PM
2- Google Maps
3- Opera mobile
4- Fruit Ninja
Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:59 PM
2. Google Maps
5. File Expert
Posted 06 September 2012 - 02:58 PM
3. Reader HD
4. Evernote (actually I just use the HTC sense front end for it)
Games: Of the 100's I have tried, ShadowGun and Max Payne have been the best. Using the PS3 controller with those games have made me forget my Vita envy.
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:43 PM
Tune In Radio Pro- If it has an internet radio feed, you can probably find it here.
Jango- I hate Pandora because when I create a station they play 5 songs from one genre, then 5 songs from another, there is no variety. Jango fixes this and offers a great selection of music with a great sense of variety. Plus I get to select how often my stations new music to discover.
osu!droid- It's Elite Beat Agents or the Japanese equivalent OSU! for Android with all user created levels, and it's 100% free.
Simple Last.fm Scrobbler- I use last.fm and this allows me to use most media players and scrobble songs on Android.
MX Player- I use this to watch videos, I am sure there are better solutions out there but the free version works awesome.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:24 PM
1- Sirius Satellite Radio: Requires a monthly sub, but I'm a huge Stern fan.
2- Tune In Radio - has everything. I have the Pro version which adds recording. Thanks Amazin FAotD!
3- Song Pop - highly addictive 'Name that Tune' game.
4- Word Hero - Boggle style word finding game. It's massively multiplayer to boot.
5- Solitaire - I play only FREECELL, which is the best single player card game ever.
I primarily use my phone for music and games. All other functions are secondary.
Posted 28 September 2012 - 10:00 PM
XiiaLive - Great radio streaming service and also allows you to stream content from certain satellite radio companies that you may or may not be subscribed to.
Tapatalk - Only way to browse forums from a mobile device.
SuperGNES - SNES games on the go? Yes please.
Dogg Catcher - Best Android program for downloading podcasts. Use it daily.
Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:54 AM
Sportscaster Pro - Widget is still a little glitchy and initial setup can be a little confusing, but once that's out of the way it's an excellent way to keep track of the teams I want to keep track of. Good for score checking as well.
Perfect Viewer - Best app for reading comics. Interesting interface that I have grown to like a lot. Tons of options.
Flipboard - Don't know how this thing eluded me for so long, but this is the best I've seen for keeping up on blog/news feeds.
Tango - I hate that Skype is more popular than this. Wish more people used it. Definitely my favorite app for free voice calls & video calls. Also now supports texting. No charges for any calls or messaging whatsoever. If they get around to adding multiple person video calls, this is going to be unbeatable.
Tablet Talk (paid app) - Lets you set it up so you can send and receive your phone texts via tablet. Great for when I'm charging my phone and have my tablet nearby.
Honorable mention to Firefox Beta + Flash Player - brings back Flash functionality to Android after 4.1 officially dropped it. Using MoboPlayer as my video player and it works well. The Humble Bundle app (still in beta) is quite handy for when they do Android-based bundles. Lets you download your purchased stuff from the app.
Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:40 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:16 PM
On a HTC Aria with Cyanogen mod 7.2 (Tiny screen, overclocked CPU to 806 MHz)
1. Google Maps (its a freaking GPS for car, bike, walking or public transit!)
5. google music player (only since I got a few tracks uploaded to the cloud)
Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:02 AM
2. VLC Mediaplayer
Posted 07 March 2013 - 03:43 AM