EVO Apps worth paying for ?
My 1st "smart" phone was a Blackberry Tour. I paid for a bunch of apps: themes, sounds, weather apps, system tweak apps, blinking light apps etc. And looking back on it, it all feels like a big waste of pennies.
Now, as a new EVO owner, I'm overwhelmed with the sheer volume of apps available and have thus far stuck strictly to the free ones.
My question: What app(s) have you paid for, and felt it was money well-spent?
Your advice is appreciated!
Is there an app, or setting to get the battery status to display as a percentage rather than a bar on the Sense home screen? I see the exact percentage reflected when charging within the 'desk clock' screen..but only there.
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- 09-29-2010, 02:34 PM #2
City at Night live wallpaper
Vignette camera app
Launcher Pro Plus
Sihlouette live Wallpaper
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- 09-29-2010, 02:45 PM #3
This is all subjective. It's really going to depend on what you're interested in. There's several battery indicator apps that will do what you want.
My most treasured app is iBird Pro and it was $20. It was worth every single cent, but I'm very much into birds and birdwatching. The great thing about the market place is you have 24 hours to try out the apps.
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Don't forget the games!
I've bought so far:
QueueMan donation (the app is free but I wanted to support the guy)
MiniSquadron (fun game)
Fruit Ninja (another fun game)
Astro File Manager Pro
ROM Manager (just to show support)
Extended Controls (love this app)
Skies of Glory (yet another fun game)
FeedR News Reader (an RSS reader with a good set of widgets, I needed it when I went away from HTC Sense, there are free alternatives but I like this one)
Math Alarm Clock (I'd be fired by now if I didn't have this, it makes you do math problems before the alarm turns off)
Flight Director (good fun game)
SNES Rom Pack Three (kind of a waste I don't really use it, just more games you can prob. get for free if you look hard enough)
Speedx 3D ( a decent game)
Tapatalk Pro (a forum client, it's good to have if you're on ac or xda a lot)
That's it so far, I don't shy away from android apps primarily just so the developers can eat and live and still make good apps and because I get a fair amount of use out of them.
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- 09-29-2010, 03:59 PM #12
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Paid apps I have:
Quick App Clean Cache
Launcher Pro Icons (will probably buy Launcher Pro Plus also)
I'm probably forgetting some.My Smartphone Journey on Big Red:
Motorola Droid --> Motorola Droid 2 --> Samsung Fascinate --> iPhone 4S --> Samsung Galaxy S4
- 09-29-2010, 04:02 PM #13
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I agree with several previous posts, in that I have not found many paid apps that i couldn't live without. Nice thing about the android market is there are usually free and paid versions of most apps. I try the free version out, to see if i really like it. If I do, I don't have a problem buying the app, but I want to make sure I will actually "use" it.
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Good for everyone apps
*Weather Bug Elite everyone should have this app you must go Elite.
*Phone weaver just check it out the most used app I have bottom line.
Good apps not for everyone
*Slingplayer if you have a slingbox
I have beautifully widgets I use it sometimes but I could live without it. Its not a waist of money I just don't use it all the time but it is nice to have.
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iSyncr=syncs your iTunes playlists to your android phone. (paid version allows more than 3 playlists to sync)--definitely worth it.
Tasker=allows for insane amount of customization to your phone (turn on apps @ certain times, turn off settings like wifi/gps due to location/time/"if" factors) i set up so many options that i don't ever have turn anything on/off anymore b/c it's all automated.! ha. it's my must-have app to suggest to any friend. well worth it.
StartUpAuditor==unlike AdvancedTaskKiller (which only sees certain apps), SUA will see stock apps and allow you to prevent them from running or startup when your phone boots up. it definitely saves battery.
battery= "Battery Widget!"it puts a small Android character, that's animated, with your battery percentage in his belly. it's my favorite batt app, so far.
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I like supporting developers than offer something that fits my needs better than the free products. Here's what I have bought so far:
I need dual Exchange support, so I bought Touchdown. In some ways I like it better than the native HTC mail app. I have PhoneWeaver (love SBSH's products and I am beta'ing their next Android product right now which I would buy if I had too!), Wyse Pocketcloud for RDP server access (multiple servers), Battery Indicator Pro, PdaNet (needed https support) and Smartkeyboard Pro.
And on those I use a lot, I hate ad supported apps.Treo 650> Moto Q> Moto Q9c> BB Storm> HTC Touch Pro> iPhone 3G> Palm Pre> iPhone 3GS> Droid> Incredible> EVO 4G