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    Default Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Hi
    I picked up my SM-N9005 last night and it is my first ever android. (i said hi in the intro threads for my story)

    Basically wanting some recommendations on some apps.
    i have done recommendations but hard to find it all in one spot. also there seems so many apps that all do the same job so how do you work out "the best version" if you know what i mean

    Anyways the list of things i would like to get include apps for:

    Best camera app
    im wanting more tweeks and HDR etc aswell as improving the quality of pics over the stock app. people meantion Camera FV5 and Camera Zoom FX ..... whats the best?

    Best battery app
    Everyone seems to meantion Gsam .... is this the app to get???

    antivirus ...
    Not so much for virus scan but mainly to get features i had in icloud like find device and wipe etc and maybe some others im unaware of.
    AVG vs Lookout (Telstra in australia have a link to lookout)

    I used to watch NHL on pay TV here however i no longer have it for some years and wouldnt mind an app to watch games (is there free ones that show games maybe not necessarily live?)

    Any other recommendations?
    still learning what android has opened up for me so if there is an awesome must have techtool or something please let me know

    Thanks everyone!!
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    If you frequent forums (like this one) I would recommend Tapatalk. Great for pooling all the forums that are compatible into one easy, convenient spot!

    Scribbled on my Note 3 and then translated into readable words using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Thanks don't usually go to many forums other than go ogling info and readying them. I have both apps for Android central though. They work well.
    I used to use tapa talk on my ipad but go frustrated as a lot of my forums weren't big supporters of it I think they may be now.
    Anything else you would recommend?😊

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
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    ProCapture seems to be the best camera.. IMO

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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Give Android Battery widget a try. It's handy and provides shortcuts to some handy settings.



    Scribbled on my Note 3 and then translated into readable words using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Welcome to Android Central. I recommend BeWeather, and Nova Prime Launcher for starters.....ENJOY
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    If you register your device Samsung site offers a locate and ring phone service..There is also lookout which is free but for some reason I thought it slowed down my phone and screwed up downloads and file transfers..not sure tho. There are also apps like where's my droid that will locate phone. Of course the phone has to be on for this to work. Most of these services will lock or wipe device if stolen.
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Iterry913 Is that the android device manager or something else?

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    My first recommendation would be to avoid installing battery and antivirus apps. If you want a battery to monitor usage and see stats, that's fine, but I think they can be detrimental to battery life (ironical) if you use profiles, auto-modes and other features they may have.

    For your phone location, Google has Android Device Manager. With it you can locate, ring and wipe your device. See it here: https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager

    Antivirus are not needed. If you sideload apps, trust the sources or install an AV to be protected. Most users don't need an AV at all and can consume battery and resources.

    Having said that, everyone has an opinion on those two things so I would advise you to try AV and battery apps and see if you really need them or not after all.

    Here are some apps you can find useful. Given them a try:

    - Launchers: Nova. You can also try Apex and Action Launcher.
    - Music: Shuttle+. This is my go-to music payer. Paid version available.
    - Chronus: Awesome widget with clock and weather. Free with some paid options. Totally recommended.
    - The usual suspects: Twitter (Plume is my 3rd party client), Facebook, Flickr, Pocket, Feedly, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.
    - As others said above, if you are a regular user of some forums, Tapatalk is awesome.
    - File Managers: File Commander in the free category. Inka File Manager for the paid ones.
    - Endomondo or Runtastic if you practice any sport and want to keep track of your routines.
    - Cloud storage: Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive.
    - Notes: OneNote, Evernote, Keep.
    - Microsoft Office Mobile is now totally free for Android since yesterday.

    For cameras, I can't decide which one is the best because I always return to the stock app on my HTC One because it's really good. Try VSCO Cam, Camera FV-5, Holo Camera Plus and any others you want. For editing I use Pixlr Express but there are many good ones like Snapseed, Aviary, Googe Photos, etc.

    I started testing a lot of apps then uninstalled the ones I didn't like or didn't wanted to use. If you don't do this you will end up with TONS of apps.

    Now you have homework to do. Go and try some apps
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    Online radio streaming: TuneIn Radio
    Twitter: Robird
    Music Player: PowerAmp or DoubleTwist/AirSync
    Movie Player: MX Player
    Warning if the battery reaches a certain, too hot temperature: Temperature Guard
    Warning if any app goes crazy and starts taking up too much CPU: Watchdog
    Podcasts: iPP Podcast Player
    Weather: WeatherBug or eWeather HD
    RSS feeds: Press
    Forums: Tapatalk
    Texting: chomp SMS
    Streaming to a TV: Chromecast or AllCast
    Connecting to a computer on the same LAN: Splashtop
    Looking at files on the phone: ES File Explorer
    Backup: Titanium Backup
    Battery monitor: GSam Battery
    Flash enabled browser: Puffin
    Password manager: 1Password
    Sharing your location with friends, driving conditions: Glympse or Waze
    Games: Humble Bundle
    Exercise: Endomondo or RunKeeper
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    If you want your music to sound as good as it can then download Neutron. Nothing else comes close.

    Sent from my SM-N9005
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceEpyon View Post
    Hi
    I picked up my SM-N9005 last night and it is my first ever android. (i said hi in the intro threads for my story)

    Basically wanting some recommendations on some apps.
    i have done recommendations but hard to find it all in one spot. also there seems so many apps that all do the same job so how do you work out "the best version" if you know what i mean

    Anyways the list of things i would like to get include apps for:

    Best camera app
    im wanting more tweeks and HDR etc aswell as improving the quality of pics over the stock app. people meantion Camera FV5 and Camera Zoom FX ..... whats the best?

    Best battery app
    Everyone seems to meantion Gsam .... is this the app to get???

    antivirus ...
    Not so much for virus scan but mainly to get features i had in icloud like find device and wipe etc and maybe some others im unaware of.
    AVG vs Lookout (Telstra in australia have a link to lookout)

    I used to watch NHL on pay TV here however i no longer have it for some years and wouldnt mind an app to watch games (is there free ones that show games maybe not necessarily live?)

    Any other recommendations?
    still learning what android has opened up for me so if there is an awesome must have techtool or something please let me know

    Thanks everyone!!
    I don't really use camera apps much on my android phones. I can never find any I like. That's one thing I miss from my iPhone. I can't help you with antivirus apps either, as I don't use them. I'll give you a few of my favorite apps I do use though op, hopefully you find something you like. Some of these apps will be obvious to AC people, but maybe they will help someone.


    Transportation:

    Waze https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.waze

    Uber (best transportation app you can get. Period) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id=com.ubercab

    Twist (app that sends your ETA to people you choose) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....twist.android

    Tripit (A *must* if you travel) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=com.tripit

    Music

    SoundHound https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...usicIdentifier

    Beats Music (I actually really like their curated playlists) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...android.client

    Shazam (I have both Shazam and SoundHound because SoundHound sometimes doesn't get it) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...encore.android

    Reading:

    Pocket (This app on Android is amazing. A must) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eaditlater.pro

    Baconreader (The best Reddit app for Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...reader.premium

    Press (RSS reader) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...esquares.press

    Social

    Path (My all time favorite app) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.path

    Avocado (Private Social app for you and your lover) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...vocado.android

    Talon (Best Twitter app for Android) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ndroid.twitter

    Snapchat https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...apchat.android

    Foursqaure https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...na.foursquared

    Robin (You will need an App.Net account) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=in.rob.client

    Rumr https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rumr

    Omlet Chat https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...bisocial.omlet

    Jelly https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...llyhq.starfish

    System Stuff

    Nova Launcher https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...launcher.prime

    Battery Widget Reborn https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pps.reborn.pro

    Link Bubble (easily the coolest Android app in recent memory) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ense.playstore

    For those that cook:

    Paprika (The best recipe manager) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...htlabs.paprika

    Icon Packs:

    Facets (not an icon pack, but it fits here) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...android.facets

    Circlons https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...thnet.circlons

    Crtyten https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ertumus.cryten

    Cyrcle https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...arpia.cyrcleit

    Eternal https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ackage.eternel

    Flatro https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...elly.me.flatro

    Nox https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=kov.theme.nox

    Belle UI https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...onpack.belleui

    Click UI https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...eme.kxnt.click

    Voxel https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...benx9.palmtree
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    And now to do some research.
    *mind exploding*

    Thanks all!! 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceEpyon View Post
    And now to do some research.
    *mind exploding*

    Thanks all!! ��

    Sent from my SM-N9005 using AC Forums mobile app
    No problem
    iPhone 6+ & Galaxy Note 4 user. Google Glass Explorer.
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Hello. I need help finding a writing pad that I can print from. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceEpyon View Post
    Iterry913 Is that the android device manager or something else?
    This is link for Samsung site
    Find My Mobile

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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    Welcome to Android!

    On your location app, someone already mentioned Android Device Manager. See also Cerberus, and AndroidLost. All three are great.

    Good luck doing anything else but app testing for a while.

    Cheers!
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    Default Re: Recommend a newbie some apps :)

    - Weather: AccuWeather is what I use. Full info and graphics lots of display options and very good radar.

    - Launchers: I have 6-8 installed on my Note 3 at any given time and just bounce around any of them. Nova Prime is good and is a good value. Next 3D Shell Launcher is the best I have seen for features and ease of use. It seems to have the most widgets, customization, works great with email accounts, address books, calendars, ToDo List etc. and is still easy to use and navigate.

    Next is constantly adding new features and functions, customer support is good. It is one of the most popular Launchers around. At $16.99 it is pricey but if you are a power user it has widgets and features other launchers simply do not have.

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