1. Jamie71's Avatar
    Hey there, I was wondering where to download apps from, which websites are good and have the best to choose from. I know of adroid market, but what other ones are out there to download from that give good ratings and descriptions of the app itself, thanks

    01-06-2012 02:30 PM
  2. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    There's the Amazon App Store which offers a daily free app (that's otherwise normally a paid app): http://www.amazon.com/mobile-apps/b?...cUvbUpU1539374

    You might also want to check out AppBrain, but it just connects to the market so you're not going to find unique apps there. I haven't actually used that for awhile since they redesigned the regular Market: http://www.appbrain.com/

    Both of these have apps for them available in the Market so you can browse them on the phone.
    01-06-2012 03:58 PM
  3. pazzo02's Avatar
    Also, be careful of where you download apps from. Don't just download from anywhere, especially if it looks too good to be true. That's a great way to screw up your phone. I stick to the Market and Amazon. That's more than enough for me.
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    01-06-2012 05:03 PM
  4. SnyperX's Avatar
    Getjar is a legitimate source for apps as well. THough they tend to be less frequently updated, but that is the dev's (I believe) not the store itself. They have a good number of paid apps for free, and they do still pay the developer.
    01-06-2012 08:26 PM
  5. Jamie71's Avatar
    Thanks , what are some good apps to put on my adroid phone, like for instance battery saver and app killer, etc. I appreciate all the help

    01-06-2012 11:08 PM
  6. ChromeJob's Avatar
    I noticed that some good utilities I looked up on AppBrain were higher cost than the same app on the Android Market. Frankly, I understand it's so easy to publish on Android Market, that if someone was offering their app only elsewhere, I'd be very wary....
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    01-06-2012 11:23 PM
  7. mamawM's Avatar
    Thanks , what are some good apps to put on my adroid phone, like for instance battery saver and app killer, etc. I appreciate all the help

    stay away from task killers, you don't need them. what you do need is a good file explorer like astro or estrongs file manager, both free in the market.
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    01-07-2012 08:09 AM
  8. Jamie71's Avatar
    Thanks, just downloaded astro, great app, i am using easy battery saver, seems pretty good on battery life, just trying to find some good apps since I am new to the market and seeing what is out there
    01-07-2012 01:10 PM
  9. mamawM's Avatar
    it would help if we knew which phone you have. what might be a must have app for one phone, might not be needed on another because different manufactures put different features on the phones. you should also check the subforum for your phone because there is probably a long thread already ongoing about this very thing and it would be specific to your phone..
    01-07-2012 01:33 PM
  10. Jamie71's Avatar
    Sorry, I have the HTC Evo 3D , great phone
    01-07-2012 01:39 PM
  11. mamawM's Avatar
    yes it is a great phone! i have the bionic and it too is a great phone. i'll give you my list for the first things i install on a new andriod no matter what the make: astro, color note, zedge, circle battery widget. the next two i always put on just for fun, but not because i must have them, divi clock and bathing cat.
    01-07-2012 01:45 PM
  12. Jamie71's Avatar
    What do you use for battery saver? is there really a good one or just all the same? Thanks
    01-07-2012 02:27 PM
  13. mamawM's Avatar
    many people swear by juice defender. i personally don't use one. i make sure that facebook is always set to never update (it will automatically update when the app is launched), same goes for weather bug, and i always back out of apps so they don't keep running. and i don't have battery problems unless i spend the day playing games or web surfing. when i actually put the phone down and just use if for calls, texts, email and occasional web browsing, i get about 18 hr on a charge. good luck.
    01-07-2012 02:40 PM
  14. Jamie71's Avatar
    WOW, that is a long time for a adroid to be charged up, I ususally charge mine every night when I go to bed, but I do the same if I am not using an app i close it right away.
    01-07-2012 02:42 PM
  15. surfguy17's Avatar
    i just got a samsung note. new to the android world. its unrooted was wondering if i was still able to download from different sites even though my phone is unrooted still.
    05-16-2012 09:53 AM
  16. mamawM's Avatar
    yes, if you go into settings and check allow installations from non market sources. just be REALLY careful what you install and where you install from.
    05-16-2012 11:02 AM