Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Apps I need and why

    A lot of the apps I use work together to make my phone more useful, easier to use, give more functionality, connect my user experience across my different devices and aid in making my life more successful. These are by no means all the apps I need and want (that changes every day almost) but another post made me think I should make this thread.

    Write & Rotate
    Work together to make my note writing easier. Write is like a plained ruled paper and has recognize pen only feature which means I can lay my hand on the screen while I write without problems associated with S-Note. Rotate works with Write to force the Note 2 into reverse portrait mode which moves the buttons to the top of the phone meaning I don't accidentally touch the back home or menu buttons while writing.

    Power Toggles
    Works with the above and other apps to provide a toolbar that gives me one touch access to things like putting the phone in reverse portrait mode and back into auto rotate or landscape with No Screen Off for when I want to have a animated fish tank showing just for looks. Also provides one touch airplane mode and other functions.

    3Cats Clock is the only decent clock with seconds showing.

    Cool Reader the best e book reader

    Encrypted Notepad used to encrypt notes like my list of passwords that works with Android, Windows 7 and Linux.

    Firefox provides me with the means to have the same bookmarks on all my devices and platforms while also making my Note 2 web experience like being on a desktop/laptop.

    Fora Dictionary works with Cool Reader to lookup words and is also a good stand alone dictionary.

    Talkatone is the best (IMO) WiFi phone service and since I carry my WiFi hotspot with me I use it to make my calls.

    Hacker's Keyboard is the only keyboard that offers a delete key, control key function and cursor movement keys in one neat package.

    No Screen Off works with rotate and my fish tank apps to keep my phone on when I have it in my dock.

    Small Text Editor the best simple text editor.

    Sticky Notes Widget allows me to have a list of my appointments showing on a transparent background on my home page.

    WiFi Transfer Pro transfers files between all my devices and platforms.

    Word Web a great dictionary

    ES File Explorer the most complete file explorer for free

    Air Calc a small calculator that behaves like a floating window working with the multi windows function of the Note 2.
    Galaxy Note II 16GB white unlocked and Galaxy Note 10.1 grey version GT-N8013 not rooted
    Linux user #449322 running Linux Mint 13 KDE
    Thanked by 2:
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    everyone has their own pet apps. (ie, different strokes...)
    Verizon Note 2 on 4.4.2 and Gear 2
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Thanks for this list. I may give a few of them a try. You sound like me, as I'm always looking for apps that help me do things more efficiently, consolidate tasks, find cool tips, tricks, and tools that just make life easier and more enjoyable for a gadget geek. I really don't get into gaming much.
  4. #4  
    smair82's Avatar

    Posts
    12 Posts
    Global Posts
    38 Global Posts

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Thanks for air calc really makes me wonder why this has not been added to multiview
  5. #5  
    Tinmania's Avatar

    Posts
    59 Posts
    Global Posts
    65 Global Posts

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    I'm guessing there is a way to turn off the stock notification toggles? I have been torn over whether I like them or not. On my Nexus 4 I had been using Notification Toggles, which worked well. I will be rooting my Note 2 today if I get a chance.



    Michael
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Keyring is a great app. Put all your discount cards on it. Works great. I have been using this app for 3 years now.

    Note 2, it's true, ,size is everything!
    love my evo.
    Thanked by:
  7. #7  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Always interesting to hear about and research some of the apps that people use. I found many good ones in the process.
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    I'm looking for a talkatone type app. I'm actually trying pinger right now but it appears you have to "buy" minutes. I've never used this type of app before (or even a smart phone for that matter) so i'm still learning a lot. Does talkatone charge for minutes? What's the best free wifi app for texting/calling. My 18 year old got a girlfriend and my phone minutes are adding up. Thx.
  9. Thread Author  Thread Author    #9  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Quote Originally Posted by John Alexander1 View Post
    I'm looking for a talkatone type app. I'm actually trying pinger right now but it appears you have to "buy" minutes. I've never used this type of app before (or even a smart phone for that matter) so i'm still learning a lot. Does talkatone charge for minutes? What's the best free wifi app for texting/calling. My 18 year old got a girlfriend and my phone minutes are adding up. Thx.
    Talkatone does not charge for minutes but they have a premium offer that is about $20 per year that gets rid of the ads (which are easy to ignore) and is supposed to provide a better connection among some other things. On the Nexus 4 I had the premium helped and the Nexus 4 needed the help, but with the Note 2 I see no effect as the connection is always good. There is a function for SMS but since I don't text I don't know anything about it. You should know Talkatone only works when there is WiFi available so it should really only be considered a way to save. I run my Note 2 in airplane mode and data turned off with WiFi turned on because I keep a WiFi hotspot with me all the time, but I still have a Pay as you go account with T-mobile where I pay $10 for 30 min every 90 days and when it is time for paying another $10 if I have any minutes left they roll over. This kind of account does not come with a data plan.
    Galaxy Note II 16GB white unlocked and Galaxy Note 10.1 grey version GT-N8013 not rooted
    Linux user #449322 running Linux Mint 13 KDE
  10. #10  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Quote Originally Posted by John Alexander1 View Post
    I'm looking for a talkatone type app. I'm actually trying pinger right now but it appears you have to "buy" minutes. I've never used this type of app before (or even a smart phone for that matter) so i'm still learning a lot. Does talkatone charge for minutes? What's the best free wifi app for texting/calling. My 18 year old got a girlfriend and my phone minutes are adding up. Thx.
    Skype allows texting and calling and is free.
  11. #11  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Quote Originally Posted by donec View Post
    Write & Rotate
    Work together to make my note writing easier. Write is like a plained ruled paper and has recognize pen only feature which means I can lay my hand on the screen while I write without problems associated with S-Note.
    If the problem is unwanted scrolling make sure Settings->Air View->List Scrolling is unchecked.
  12. Thread Author  Thread Author    #12  

    Default Re: Apps I need and why

    Quote Originally Posted by universeand View Post
    Skype allows texting and calling and is free.
    The free Skype does not allow calls to landlines for free.
    Galaxy Note II 16GB white unlocked and Galaxy Note 10.1 grey version GT-N8013 not rooted
    Linux user #449322 running Linux Mint 13 KDE

Similar Threads

  1. Show & Tell - Awesome Apps - Post the Apps you like and why!
    By @lpha in forum Virgin Mobile Optimus V
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-05-2011, 07:33 AM
  2. Need a good app to edit and make word files.
    By Mazda_speed#AC in forum Verizon Droid Incredible
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 02-03-2011, 11:43 AM
  3. The Playstation App, and why it is nothing
    By Smokexz in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-26-2011, 06:57 PM
  4. what office app are you using and why
    By dekcufi in forum Android Apps
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-21-2010, 01:58 PM
  5. What are THE must have apps and why?
    By CoryBantic in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 07-12-2010, 02:32 PM

Posting Permissions