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    Default Must have apps

    I recently got a gs3 and want to know some "must have apps"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daviddweck451 View Post
    I recently got a gs3 and want to know some "must have apps"
    Check out Nova Launcher... MUCH better then Samsung's default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daviddweck451 View Post
    I recently got a gs3 and want to know some "must have apps"
    Depends what you're looking for the apps to do...
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    I would say first get the display brightness app. It's 99 cents but totally worth it. It puts a brightness slider on screen at all times, allowing you to adjust all the time. Probably one of the most used apps I've got for my S3. Get Nova launcher prime as well. It really taps the full potential of your home screens. It takes a while to get used to but once your set up its amazing.
    Also, unless you like swype, SwiftKey keyboard is the best keyboard out there in my opinion. Those I would say are the top 3 most used for me.
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    Go to Google Play and look at the most popular apps, thats a good place to start. The only 'must have apps' are those already on the phone that allow you to use it.
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    Call me crazy but I think he was asking for advice on what apps we like and use the most. Not an obvious and unhelpful response. I've been wrong before though...
    Verizon Galaxy S4>>JellyBeans B4>>KT-747>>64gb SanDisk ext SD.

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    The apps I use the most would be;

    Classic notes and app box. There really doesn't seem to be much it doesn't do. There are so many functions it's insane. I mostly use it as a notebook and task manager, and it does scheduled reminders. Definitely one to get.
    Dropbox - lets me transfer files from the S3 to any other device I have. And I mean any.
    Flipbook - awesome news reader.
    I am testing Juice Defender - I've been doing that for a week now and the results are uneven. I plan to run it for a few more weeks, collecting battery data as I go with it alternately enabled and disabled to see if I can get some good stats out of it. So far the results seem to say that their claims are overblown, which is no surprise. But if it works it will be worthwhile.
    HD Widgets - better imho than Beautiful Widgets - very nice clocks and weather widgets, plus some useful switch widgets.
    Brightness Level widget - a simple, 1x1 widget that, when you tap it, gives you a choice of 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% brightness, plus can toggle auto. Very nice and free. There is a similar widget in HD widgets which is prettier, but it doesn't work as well.
    Kindle of course. I have a lot of Kindle books and the S3 makes a great reader. Plus I carry a lot of UL standards in PDF form and the Kindle reader works well with them.
    Wolfram Alpha. Everyone should have Wolfram Alpha. It's just awesome. It's what Siri uses to answer a lot of questions. But it seems to know everything and it can solve any problem or equation you throw at it. It's not free, but it is very worth it.

    These are the apps I use on a daily basis. I left out electronics apps, but there is probably a limited audience for those. Tesla is about the best though.
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    I do plenty of geeky stuff on mine, but as far as general stuff that makes every day life easier:

    1Weather
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    Opera Mini
    ES File Explorer
    Jot!
    QuickPic
    Wuala or Dropbox
    qPDF
    PowerAmp
    Concert Vault (client to paid subscription service, great concerts on tap always)
    Business Calendar Free
    If you are inclined to spend a lot of money and want a pretty trophy with which to pass the next few years of your life that talks to you in a condescending voice, can't navigate to save its life, expects full control over all you do, demands $13 for a $3 purchase, allegedly has a single recessed button, needs an expensive computer and a credit card to do anything, hates your music and has purses designed just for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholi2789 View Post
    Call me crazy but I think he was asking for advice on what apps we like and use the most. Not an obvious and unhelpful response. I've been wrong before though...
    And I think he wants somebody else to do all the leg work and tell him what to use. And the response, although obvious to anyone who would normally take the time to think for themselves, is not unhelpful.
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    Dolphin HD for web browsing, Dropbox, and Office To Go are the only ones that come to mind right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJRed2008 View Post
    And I think he wants somebody else to do all the leg work and tell him what to use. And the response, although obvious to anyone who would normally take the time to think for themselves, is not unhelpful.
    Or maybe just maybe, he is unfamiliar with Android and is looking for some advice. I don't understand why people insist on being so unhelpful to new people on these forums. Every one had to start somewhere.
    Verizon Galaxy S4>>JellyBeans B4>>KT-747>>64gb SanDisk ext SD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholi2789 View Post
    Or maybe just maybe, he is unfamiliar with Android and is looking for some advice. I don't understand why people insist on being so unhelpful to new people on these forums. Every one had to start somewhere.
    Tell that to everyone at XDA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholi2789 View Post
    Or maybe just maybe, he is unfamiliar with Android and is looking for some advice. I don't understand why people insist on being so unhelpful to new people on these forums. Every one had to start somewhere.
    And maybe there's a way to say that, instead of "I want..." in a one liner.
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    Boat Browser seems best to me. Apex launcher, Current Caller ID, Waze navigation, HD Widgets, & Pick Pic Camera are my must haves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJRed2008 View Post
    And maybe there's a way to say that, instead of "I want..." in a one liner.
    Touche'
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    My top 3 would be:
    -Nova Launcher Prime (with it companion App - Tesla Unread)
    -WidgetLocker
    -MissedIt
    They're the first Apps I install on all my Android devices.
    With that you can achieve GLOBAL Badge Notifications (because SMS, GMail, Calls aren't enough) as once you get use to them you can't go without em!
    Here's how--> [HOW-TO] Guide to Global Badge Notifications

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