1. swarlos's Avatar
    I just bought my Nexus 6 today and I was wondering if you guys had some good recommendations for Apps I should download as soon as I get my phone as I haven't used Android as my daily driver since 2012. I tried coming back with the Nexus 5 but that only lasted a week before fleeing back to my iPhone. LOL.

    This time I really want to use the 6 so I can see how my switch back goes.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    03-17-2015 10:31 PM
  2. vinnie_boombhats's Avatar
    Apex Launcher
    Handcent
    Zooper pro
    Spotify
    03-17-2015 10:47 PM
  3. swarlos's Avatar
    Apex Launcher
    Handcent
    Zooper pro
    Spotify
    Cool I used Handcent as my main messaging app exclusively have you tried at Textra? I was thinking of checking that one out.

    I believe I bought Zooper but I mostly used Beatifil widgets

    Prefer Rdio to Spotify




    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    03-17-2015 10:55 PM
  4. vinnie_boombhats's Avatar
    I prefer the combustibility of Handcent to all other messaging apps. Zooper as well, is unbeatable in the customization factor.
    03-17-2015 11:06 PM
  5. fanaticalism's Avatar
    I recommend you use the device fully stock and modify the things you feel don't suit your needs.
    aximtreo and Debian Dog like this.
    03-18-2015 12:05 AM
  6. ysbg's Avatar
    I recommend you use the device fully stock and modify the things you feel don't suit your needs.
    I like this approach also. Don't spend too much time configuring different launchers or setting up widgets. Stick to stock and once you find the need of doing something that is not covered in stock reach out to more customization.

    Also, the answer will depend on what you want to do with your phone - media consumption, work and productivity, etc.
    03-18-2015 01:45 AM
  7. swarlos's Avatar
    I like this approach also. Don't spend too much time configuring different launchers or setting up widgets. Stick to stock and once you find the need of doing something that is not covered in stock reach out to more customization.

    Also, the answer will depend on what you want to do with your phone - media consumption, work and productivity, etc.
    That's why I switched back to iOS after getting bored with the customization and also flashing a new rom almost weekly on my Gnex got tiresome. Plan on sticking to stock first.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    03-18-2015 01:57 AM
  8. bob2300's Avatar
    I recommend you use the device fully stock and modify the things you feel don't suit your needs.
    Cosign

    I love the stock apps including the stock launcher.
    03-18-2015 01:59 AM
  9. Debian Dog's Avatar
    We can talk about non important stuff like messaging apps. I prefer Textra myself but here are some important apps;

    AdAway
    Root Call Blocker
    SD maid
    Titanium Backup
    Root Explorer



    Sent from my Nexus 6
    03-18-2015 05:11 AM
  10. swarlos's Avatar
    We can talk about non important stuff like messaging apps. I prefer Textra myself but here are some important apps;

    AdAway
    Root Call Blocker
    SD maid
    Titanium Backup
    Root Explorer

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15...6a9b61a501.jpg

    Sent from my Nexus 6
    Those are excellent if I decide to root the phone and if I do I purchased Titanium Backup a long time ago.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    03-18-2015 05:16 AM
  11. Debian Dog's Avatar
    IF!?! What the heck did you buy this phone for? If you're not going to root you might as well stay on the iPhone.

    Just kidding

    Well if you do decide to root they have made it pretty easy WugFresh has a tool out that will hold your hand through the whole process. It had been a while for me to but honestly I plugged in the USB cable and follow the on-screen instructions. I didn't download drivers or get anything ready. I just downloaded the tool and plugged my phone in. My how times have changed!

    Sent from my Nexus 6
    03-18-2015 05:22 AM
  12. swarlos's Avatar
    IF!?! What the heck did you buy this phone for? If you're not going to root you might as well stay on the iPhone.

    Just kidding

    Well if you do decide to root they have made it pretty easy WugFresh has a tool out that will hold your hand through the whole process. It had been a while for me to but honestly I plugged in the USB cable and follow the on-screen instructions. I didn't download drivers or get anything ready. I just downloaded the tool and plugged my phone in. My how times have changed!

    Sent from my Nexus 6
    LOL. I'm using a MacBook Pro with Yosemite anything compatible with that. Back in the day when I rooted and flashed my Gnex I was doing so on a PC.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    03-18-2015 05:29 AM
  13. milehigherik's Avatar
    That's why I switched back to iOS after getting bored with the customization and also flashing a new rom almost weekly on my Gnex got tiresome. Plan on sticking to stock first.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    So you switched after getting bored with customization? Now you've already been talked into sticking to stock? Confused here..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 05:31 AM
  14. Debian Dog's Avatar
    LOL. I'm using a MacBook Pro with Yosemite anything compatible with that. Back in the day when I rooted and flashed my Gnex I was doing so on a PC.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    I booted my Mac Pro to bootcamp and used Windows . But yes you can still do it with your Mac and adb. I am just lazy in my old age.

    Sent from my Nexus 6
    03-18-2015 05:42 AM
  15. swarlos's Avatar
    So you switched after getting bored with customization? Now you've already been talked into sticking to stock? Confused here..

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm currently on an iPhone 6 and at first I want to use the Nexus stock then get back into customizing. I'm over what I was doing when I had the Galaxy Nexus was literally flashing Liquid rom and Bamf every week and flashing different Franco Kernels it as crazy got tired of having to set up my phone so much and yes I did have Titanium. I want to get back into Android but I've been spoiled by a few things that I really love about my iPhone for one TouchID is awesome and Pay is pretty sick but I'm willing to give Lollipop a try and since I recently went back to stock iOS it kind of blows after being jail broken for a couple months.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    03-18-2015 05:45 AM
  16. milehigherik's Avatar
    I recommend you use the device fully stock and modify the things you feel don't suit your needs.
    Back to the original question. It was answered perfectly here by this guy. Someone else can't tell you what cool apps night suit your needs best.

    While I love the dog whistle app the most, but I like screwing with people that talk loudly on their phones in public. This app may be the most boring app to you ever.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 06:03 AM
  17. Debian Dog's Avatar
    .

    While I love the dog whistle app
    This has awesome written all over it!

    Sent from my Nexus 6
    03-18-2015 06:11 AM
  18. swarlos's Avatar
    Back to the original question. It was answered perfectly here by this guy. Someone else can't tell you what cool apps night suit your needs best.

    While I love the dog whistle app the most, but I like screwing with people that talk loudly on their phones in public. This app may be the most boring app to you ever.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    LOL yes I'm sure but since I've been gone from Android for so long I thought I would get some input from you guys who have been using it. I just went onto google play tonight on my Mac to look at all the apps I downloaded and holy crap there is a ton and I know 75% is crap that hasn't been updated since I was on Gingerbread maybe ICS.


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    03-18-2015 06:29 AM
  19. ysbg's Avatar
    My list of apps is relatively uneventful. As I stopped rooting and installing custom roms, I also started to remove apps which sole purpose was to customize my phone - e.g. beautiful widgets, zooper pro, etc...

    I now have three different widgets on my homescreens: the stock clock widget, smooth calendar (the app/widget I can't live without) and a task widget.

    Regarding apps, I have all the usual suspects: the google apps, dropbox, facebook, swiftkey etc... The apps I use the most are probably Tunein Radio (which I dislike more and more with every update), Play Music and Pocketcast (I like to listen to things while I commute or take a shower). I also really like Pocket.

    Maybe you can have a look at Pushbullet, which I think is relatively new.

    Other than that for a while I had an app called Unified Remote which allowed me to control my laptop with the phone - that was pretty convenient when using the laptop with a projector.

    That's about it for me!
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    03-18-2015 07:29 AM
  20. planoman's Avatar
    That's why I switched back to iOS after getting bored with the customization and also flashing a new rom almost weekly on my Gnex got tiresome. Plan on sticking to stock first.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    I use pretty much the same apps on both platforms. iOS is more boring but my iPhone 6+ is a very capable device. I swap the SIM regularly. Carrying my Nexus 6 because I sideloaded 5.1 and I am testing g out the battery while on a business trip.

    Posted via my Nexus 6!
    03-18-2015 07:43 AM
  21. VW Maverick's Avatar
    I just bought my Nexus 6 today and I was wondering if you guys had some good recommendations for Apps I should download as soon as I get my phone as I haven't used Android as my daily driver since 2012. I tried coming back with the Nexus 5 but that only lasted a week before fleeing back to my iPhone. LOL.

    This time I really want to use the 6 so I can see how my switch back goes.
    Welcome back from the Dark Side.

    Just in case you have not already, review this also: Switch to Android

    Mav.
    swarlos likes this.
    03-18-2015 07:46 AM
  22. swarlos's Avatar
    Welcome back from the Dark Side.

    Just in case you have not already, review this also: Switch to Android

    Mav.
    That's awesome thanks man! Mine shipped earlier today arrives Monday! Woot!


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    03-18-2015 10:07 PM
  23. getbretweir's Avatar
    clean master ... I love it. I'm sure you probably had it before, but the updated version is just one touch and the graphics are pretty cool. If you're into games, Sniper 3D is great. Welcome back! The Nexus and Macbook is the prefect combo IMO.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-18-2015 10:43 PM

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