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    I have just bought my first Android device today on eBay. It's a HTC Desire Z. I am coming from a WebOS Palm Pre...

    Please can you all list me the must have Android Apps, eg productivity, calendars etc inc games etc

    Thanks for any heads up..

    I can't wait to get my mitts on the phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by EN4CER View Post
    I have just bought my first Android device today on eBay. It's a HTC Desire Z. I am coming from a WebOS Palm Pre...

    Please can you all list me the must have Android Apps, eg productivity, calendars etc inc games etc

    Thanks for any heads up..

    I can't wait to get my mitts on the phone

    EN4
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    If you are non rooted, Astro- for a file manager and such

    Photo Funia- to make stupid foto manipulations

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    Translate - to translate sms from another language.

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    "Th- th- thinking of a master plan"
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    WOW!

    That's a ton of apps!

    Seriously, AC does reviews on apps. Usually weekly. Some are downright good, and some are,,, stinkers.

    If you're looking for an app to do a specific thing, let us know. You'll get tons of advice!
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    Dropbox. Being able to easily sync documents between phone and computer is amazing.
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    Dropbox. Being able to easily sync documents between phone and computer is amazing.
    +1, especially when dealing with large files.
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    Thanks again for the info thus far..

    Out of the box I will need:

    A good programme to sync with Outlook and maybe Thunderbird?

    A good web browser if the stock on is no good?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by EN4CER View Post
    Thanks again for the info thus far..

    Out of the box I will need:

    A good programme to sync with Outlook and maybe Thunderbird?

    A good web browser if the stock on is no good?

    Cheers

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    To synch with Outlook 2003 and 2007, I use My Phone Explorer from the Market. You have to install a client app on your pc. But no biggie. But it will not do Notes.

    Thunderbird? The really cheap wine?

    Stock web browser is ok. But, I will upgrade to firefox. I think they have a version now for Android. I also hear Opera is ok.
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    There's a thread in the app forum with a browser discussion. Many people prefer the stock browser. Opera, Dolphin are good alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Desire View Post
    To synch with Outlook 2003 and 2007, I use My Phone Explorer from the Market. You have to install a client app on your pc. But no biggie. But it will not do Notes.

    Thunderbird? The really cheap wine?

    Stock web browser is ok. But, I will upgrade to firefox. I think they have a version now for Android. I also hear Opera is ok.

    I can't thanks you enough So what will enable me to sync Notes?..

    PS Can't wait for the phone
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    Tasker for customization - fairly steep learning curve but allows you to do so much with your phone.

    If you decide to root, Secure Settings (Locale plugin that works with Tasker).
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    Just received my Desire Z today.. Been busy so not had too much of a play.

    Can someone tell me a way or suggest an app, so I can sync my Outlook 2007 Notes with the phone??

    Thanks for any help
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    Quote Originally Posted by EN4CER View Post
    Just received my Desire Z today.. Been busy so not had too much of a play.

    Can someone tell me a way or suggest an app, so I can sync my Outlook 2007 Notes with the phone??

    Thanks for any help
    HTC had a sync app for calendar and contacts when I had an Evo 3d. It may come with the phone. if you're on US Cellular, the link is here:


    For notes, I would just suggest bailing on them and using Evernote. You can literally just make a new note in Evernote for every one of your existing outlook notes and move them to evernote. Then they're always in sync. Sounds difficult, but it's actually really easy. The desktop client you download makes it simple to move everything from Outlook.

    Hope that works for you!
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    Amazon Appstore app. Amazon.com: Appstore for Android. Another great place to look for apps. They have paid and free apps, and, every day they offer a feature paid app for free. They are generally games, but, still pretty awesome. Every couple of weeks or so though you get a relatively useful app though up for free. I make sure to get the free app every day. And, it stays with your account, so, once you "purchase" it for $0.00 you don't even have to install it. I just purchase every day, and, don't bother installing. Then if I ever need it, I can install it for free!!

    Google Voice for free text messaging.

    Astrid Tasks.

    I like The Weather Channel app better than the one that came with my X2. The widget is nicer, and, the app seems more functional.

    Cozi. Lets me and my girlfriend share a shopping list (among other things, but, we only use it for shopping). There are other apps out there that do this, like, Out of Milk. But, we got Cozi for free as app of the day from Amazon Appstore. Out of Milk you have to pay for the version that you can share lists. Either way, if you have multiple people shopping in a household I've found this tool to be invaluable. They have a website as well where you can manage your lists. So, I manage my lists all week long in a browser from a PC, and, then use them on my phone with the app at the store.

    Bluetooth File Transfer is handy for transferring files and apps to someone else with a smartphone.

    UPnPlay is nice for streaming video from your computer to your phone. You need to use a media player in conjunction with it though. I use MoboPlayer, QQPlayer and Rock Player.
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    I use Evernote. I just copied the notes I wanted from my Pre & sent them to Evernote. Works great.

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    Root Explorer, cuase after you root your device, you'll want to have a file explorer to the deep dark recesses of the system.

    We all know you want to write that kickass bootanimation.zip

    At least on an Aconia!!!!!

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