Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by pg600rr, Jan 5, 2012.
What are your fav apps for your phone?
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Ebuddy and go chat are my favorite mobile apps, through these apps we can stay connected with our friends. Social networking web sites and their applications are most popular in web world.
Backcountry Navigator (replaced my GPS for backcountry use.)
Business Calendar - great replacement for the stock calendar app. The app itself is a little bit better than the stock app, but the home screen widget is way better...I have a 4x2 on my main screen and it is infinitely more useful than the crappy stock widget.
Touchdown Exchange - The stock email client is fine for exchange but I don't like it for my purposes (and I was willing to pay the $12 sale price which makes this more expensive than all of my other apps combined). My primary reason for paying for touchdown is that the exchange server-mandated PIN lock can be applied only to my work email; I can still have a quick swipe into my phone for normal use and only have to enter the numerical password when I want to get into the work email. It also has a lot more configurability than the stock client but it is kind of ugly (and I have to restore the backup settings more often than I would like). Finally, it is really self-contained. I don't end up with random vendors that exchange a couple of emails with getting added into my phone's contact list (and then ported into gmail)--they stay contained inside the app.
Image Shrink Lite - Nice little widget that lets you pipe smaller versions of pictures into emails. If you have a high megapixel camera, it will by default make pretty big files which take a long time to email and can suck up your data plan. Instead of taking low quality pictures, you can just select Image Shrink (from anywhere you could normally select a picture) which will bring up a menu asking what size you want the picture to be and then lets you go through the normal sources to actually find the picture (camera, gallery, other apps).
QuickPic - A super lightweight gallery. It is fast and works great...and if you have an unrooted phone with a custom gallery that sucks ass (like samsung's which gives you pixelated images if you zoom in), it is also a functional improvement.
+1 on Business Calendar. Its UI isn't the prettiest, but I can fit a whole week of my Google calendar on its widget.
Shush! pops up a dialog whenever you mute your phone that lets you set a time to automatically un-mute the phone. I love that because I'd always forget to turn my ringer back on after meetings and such.
Btw, there's an Android thread in the Fine Living, Home Design, and Auto forum with more suggestions there.
Oooh thanks, I have been looking for a simple way to do scheduled status changes. My previous Nokia had timed modes and it was great--I would set it to vibrate when I got into the office but let it go back to normal at 5, or set it to shut up for 2 hours when you go to a movie.
As for the UI of business cal, I use a 4x2 agenda widget across the top of my screen and think it looks great. Somewhat transparent and fits perfect with whatever other stuff is running on ADW Launcher. The app itself has much better month calendar views...I can actually see what is going on rather than just seeing a colored icon describing what calender that day's event is for (worst part about the stock calendar is that All-Day events are only depicted by the color of the day #...makes it so easy to miss when you are just looking at it).
As for games, I have recently been enjoying Majesty (the interface is only ok but the game is nice...like the old PC game) and Muffin Knight. Both were free though...muffin knight was an amazon app of the day and Majesty was paid for with a credit Amazon issued to my account after I complained about their version of Tapatalk being out of date (I bought it right after they realeased a feature I was waiting for...but it took amazon several more days to actually get the new version).
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