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Re: Making the switch from iPhone. Any tip tricks or anything ?
I just helped a friend set up her GSIII after using iPhones for years. First thing I did was removed everything from her screens to avoid the mess/clutter these phones come with. I still don't understand why carriers and mfgs insist on loading all that crap on the screens out of the box. It's just a gigantic cluster, and becomes frustrating or even intimidating for some folks, which is just ridiculous.
Next I loaded Apex Launcher (gives you multiple docks at the bottom for multiple apps to keep your screens clean, among other things), Beautiful Weather Widgets (for Clock/Weather widgets in all shapes, sizes and colors), Android Pro Widgets (for Facebook, Twitter, Messaging, Calendar). This gives you a great place to start, then tweak your phone as desired. Add or remove widgets, apps to your screens or dock, etc. There are certainly other launchers and widgets out there (Nova Launcher, HD Widgets, etc), I suggest checking them out to see what works best for you. But I always encourage people new to Android to start with a clean slate, and try a different launcher to give you more flexibility if stock TouchWiz doesn't float your boat. This is all simply what I like to do at first when setting up my phone or someone else's not familiar with Android, and certainly just my opinion. My friend LOVES all the stuff we did, btw.
Stay away from task killers, etc. No need for those. Live Wallpapers are cool to show off your slick device to friends, but tend to use your battery up quicker (maybe not as much these days, I don't use them at all myself), so not a great idea if you are concerned with battery life. Try Google Music, DoubleTwist or PowerAmp for your music library. Check out Zedge for notification sounds/ringtones, as well as some nice wallpapers. Try out Chrome or Dolphin Browsers (there are others too, plenty to choose from). Quickpic for your picture gallery. And Tapatalk to access forums like AndroidCentral from your phone.