best programs for android?

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Perris Calderon, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    12,332
    Location:
    new york
    he guys, am looking into an android, would like to know best must have programs, paid and free

    I know it's got free gps through google, that looks great

    iphone has some terrific things like a very accurate dynometer and a bunch of games

    so what's good for android?
     
  2. dubstar

    dubstar format c:

    Messages:
    1,357
    Location:
    Southern California
    Barcode Scanner for price hunting, Astrid (syncs with Remember The Milk online), Ringdroid for mp3 editing to ring tones
     
  3. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    2,273
    Location:
    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    all free, though some may have a pay version as well

    sms backup
    advanced task manager
    droidlight
    ak notepad
    tip calc (coffee cup icon)
    where's my droid
    zedge
    oi file manager
    antivirus (don't remember the name)
     
  4. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

    Messages:
    2,465
    Location:
    Chicago
    Astro Fileexplorer
    Handcent SMS
    Google Goggles
    Google Gesture Search
    Titanium Backup
    Ak Notepad
    Google Maps w Navigation (if you are running 2.1)
    Quick Boot (rooted)
    Urbanspoon
    Amazon
    Wifi Tether


    I can't add anymore, but XDA Developers is the place to be for the newest and best on ANY platform except the Iphone, but who wants that :) :) :)
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

    Messages:
    2,732
    SPC - Super Private Conversation
    ConvertDroid
    The Weather Channel
    ESPN Sports ticker



    Heeter
     
  6. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    2,737
    Location:
    California, USA
    Handcent Messaging
    Facebook (official app)
    Google Sky map
    N1 Torch (For Nexus One only - must have root also)
    Pandora
    Flixter Movies (Awesome app for looking up movies and trailers)
    ScummVM (emulator for older scumm based games Lucas Arts games - monkey island series, etc)
    Subsonic (free steaming of music from home computer to mobile)
    Titanium Backup (priceless)
    ShopSavvy (Barcode scanner)

    There are ton's more too.
     
  7. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    972
    Location:
    New York
    Is an antivirus really necessary? Last time I ran the one that came with my motorola smartphone it bogged down performance. If there are attacks on these phones they aren't widespread or I just have not heard of them.
     
  8. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    2,273
    Location:
    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    good chance not really but doesn't seem have any real effect on the speed of the phone. I could always install it I guess but figure it offers a bit more peace of mind that its protected
     
  9. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    972
    Location:
    New York
    Understood.:) I also plan to jump into the droid world. Thinking of getting a motorola flip in two weeks[AT&T].
     
  10. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

    Messages:
    2,737
    Location:
    California, USA
    I don't have any experience with the Android virus scanners as I don't see the need personally as most apps that could damage your system would need to request root access which has to be approved by the user. Similar to UAC in windows vista and 7.

    However if you do choose to use one, you might need to be aware that there could be battery life and performance implications for running such an app in the background.
     
  11. Terrahertz

    Terrahertz Extinction Agenda Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    972
    Location:
    New York
    Took a look at the flip and I think I'll wait. AT&T has totally sabotaged the flip because of their deal with Apple. I really can't wait for this stupid exclusive crap to be over. Android 1.6? Really AT&T?
     
  12. jingshen

    jingshen OSNN One Post Wonder

    Messages:
    3
    Skype app, make call skype to skype is absolutely free of cost.
     
  13. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    12,332
    Location:
    new york
    finally gave up waiting for windows 7 and got meself an evo

    loving this thing after coming from windows 6.2, having too much fun figuring things out

    anyone have any tips to use right off the bat?
     
  14. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    1,984
    Location:
    Placerville, CA
    grow a beard
     
  15. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    12,332
    Location:
    new york
    grew that beard but this did not give me android joy as you suggested it might

    anyway, I've been told there's a video chat that can work between iphone and android, anyone know what this is?
     
  16. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Messages:
    5,015
    Location:
    Happy Valley
  17. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    Messages:
    12,332
    Location:
    new york
  18. BouncingSoul

    BouncingSoul Stranger Than Fiction Political User

    Messages:
    1,297
    Location:
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Just my $0.02 ... I've been using DoubleTwist for music but I'm giving Winamp a try now. Best thing about DT was it could overlay the player controls on top of the unlock slider and pattern lock that I have. Which is awesome since I'd never need to unlock the phone to change tracks. Either Winamp doesn't have this or I don't know how to turn it on. I'll keep playing, but so far it's pretty good.
     
  19. indybail

    indybail OSNN One Post Wonder

    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    I can't live or run my my business without my Android. Something important, although not a specific app to me is it is https capable. Apps I enjoy or find useful are:

    Files Anywhere (awesome)
    Weather Bug
    Local News Apps
    Facebook
    XRay Scanner (a lot of laughs)
    Pandora