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  1. ridavid81's Avatar
    PicSay Pro for photo editing
    TuneWiki for Last.FM Radio
    Beautiful Widgets but this is no longer available
    Advanced Task Manager Pro
    Power Manager for battery life
    WaveSecure Beta is great incase you lose your phone
    12-16-2009 02:34 PM
  2. jaboda79's Avatar
    Dolphin Browser
    Pandora
    Handcent
    Phit Droid 3rd edition (tetris-like casual game)
    Mabilo Ringtones
    12-16-2009 11:00 PM
  3. mitchell.23's Avatar
    twidroid

    barcode scanner

    iMusic

    calWidget

    pandora
    12-16-2009 11:20 PM
  4. Shinsei's Avatar
    My major dissent from others' top 5 lists comes with my choice of Twitter app. I have a strong distaste for Twidroid because for most users, I don't think the $5.50 USD price tag is worthwhile for the added features. Granted, there's the free version, but if you need bit.ly support, you're stuck paying five dollars for it.

    In no particular order...

    Seesmic - Sure, Twidroid is good, it's wonderful, but it also costs money for a minimal set of extra features. Seesmic is free, supports bit.ly and has a nice shiny UI. And a cute raccoon icon. The downsides are that it doesn't support multiple accounts, buzz lists or Twitter lists, but for the average user, does it really need to?

    Pandora - Radio over 3G with decent quality. You don't really need any other music/radio app. Podcasts, on the other hand...

    Advanced Task Killer - For quite a while I used Taskiller. While it's fine and dandy, Advanced Task Killer seems to be a little more efficient at keeping memory-hogging programs dead without having to manually kill them.

    Math Alarm Clock - With my first Android phone, I used Klaxon, which was great until it stopped working and the dev disappeared for a while. I discovered Math Alarm Clock; while it's a paid app at a buck, it's awfully effective at turning the brain on first thing in the morning by forcing you to answer annoying math questions in order to snooze or disable the alarm. The math is optional, but the feature set is quite nice and it's a heck of a lot nicer than the built in app.

    Zedge - While I do have Mabilo installed as well, Zedge is an interesting new app that has both ringtones and wallpapers available. At present, there's just over 6,000 wallpapers, but nearly 350,000 ringtones. The interface could use a little bit of work, but the previews of ringtones load much faster than in Mabilo. I don't think it's a replacement quite yet, but it's most certainly one to keep an eye on.
    12-17-2009 12:18 AM
  5. beeray's Avatar
    Is there a clock widget that has a simple Roman numeral face similar to home++?

    Beeray
    12-17-2009 07:20 AM
  6. valerie3boys#AC's Avatar
    Any good Twitter apps out there? Besides Twitdroid?
    swift is pretty good!!
    12-18-2009 05:43 PM
  7. valerie3boys#AC's Avatar
    In no particular order:

    Barcode scanner
    Dolphin browser
    fake-a-call free (though I haven't had to use it yet)
    Mabilo Ringtones
    Photoshop.com mobile
    Twidroid and swift
    SMS Popup (very important)
    Save MMS
    Live Football Scores

    My 5-yr-old loves:

    The Schwartz Unleashed
    Steamy Window
    Android Lightsaber
    FartDroid
    Kid's Paint
    MonkeyKickOff

    Okay I obviously can't follow directions and list 5 but those are some of the ones I love...
    12-18-2009 05:52 PM
  8. Shinsei's Avatar
    In hindsight, I see that I left off my SMS app of choice, ChompSMS. I've tried Handcent and while it's okay, I always found it a little clunky on my G1 and just not as polished. Chomp's only real downside is that it (very passively) tries to sell you text messages paid through its own "network", rather than your carrier, but it does so without any intrusion and not by default. In fact, in order to send a message through Chomp's network, you have to go into the settings and very specifically enable it.

    If you do somehow enable Chomp's network by accident, it helpfully distinguishes from a normal text message with a different colored "Send" button.

    Visually, ChompSMS looks almost identical to its iPhone influence. You can customize the color scheme if you so desire, but there's only the one visual style to choose from, unlike Handcent.

    This is, of course, not a comprehensive review or comparison, but I also figure there's no sense in just writing lists of our favorite apps without giving any indication as to why they're our favorites!

    Edit: iPhone, not iPod, dummy.
    12-18-2009 08:07 PM
  9. clozer's Avatar
    1. Dolphin Browser
    2. Sports Tap
    3. Meebo
    4. Bar Code Scanner
    5. iMusic
    12-19-2009 09:04 PM
  10. VoltaicShock's Avatar
    Math Alarm Clock - With my first Android phone, I used Klaxon, which was great until it stopped working and the dev disappeared for a while. I discovered Math Alarm Clock; while it's a paid app at a buck, it's awfully effective at turning the brain on first thing in the morning by forcing you to answer annoying math questions in order to snooze or disable the alarm. The math is optional, but the feature set is quite nice and it's a heck of a lot nicer than the built in app.
    I would end up pulling the battery out of the phone - :P
    TheeDemented1 likes this.
    12-21-2009 06:32 AM
  11. Shinsei's Avatar
    You could pull the battery out, but that doesn't make your phone a very good alarm clock anymore.

    ...unless of course someone pitches it at you while you're sleeping.
    12-22-2009 08:48 PM
  12. th1ck's Avatar
    i happen to like shopping list, gmail, driod coupon, pf voicemail, flask light, alarm clock, and weatherbug
    12-26-2009 05:45 PM
  13. Bones_6's Avatar
    For me its:
    1) Pandora
    2) Android 2.1 weather & news app (found it in the droid forums for download on 2.0.1)
    3) Meebo IM
    4) Shazam
    5)Lyric Droid
    12-26-2009 06:33 PM
  14. nonie3234's Avatar
    I like NewsRob, tv.com, Movies, Pandora, iheartradio, Steamy Window, Coloroid, Backgrounds, Quick Settings, Timeriffic, Google Sky, TerraTime, Space Weather, Layar, nru, and Gigbox!
    12-26-2009 07:54 PM
  15. Cheese_ME's Avatar
    The ones I use most:
    Aura, Astro, AndChat, Barcode Scanner, Jewels, Manga Droid, Note Everything, TaskPanel, Wallr

    Worst apps, I do not quite remember, but there have only been 1 or 2 I have used that have been really bad.
    12-27-2009 01:56 PM
  16. pbrennan42's Avatar
    Here's my (current) top five:

    1. Dolphin Browser - best web browser for the Android so far (based on Safari) and is the only one I have found that can handle Google Wave.
    2. Aldiko - really nice eReader using the ePub format with loads of books to choose from. The only thing I would change is to have the ability to add books to it that you have downloaded from elsewhere.
    3. BBC News - Quickly get to all the BBC News stories from their web site. The only thing you have to set up is which web browser you want the stories to open up in.
    4. Free Dictionary Org - being a writer having a dictionary handy is useful.
    5. eBuddy - yeah I have Gtalk but I also have msn, fb chat, yahoo im, etc. Having it all in ONE app is grand...


    Phil.
    12-29-2009 07:14 PM
  17. Cory Streater's Avatar
    1. Handcent SMS!!!
    2. Touchdown
    3. Documents to Go
    4. USA Today (prefer over Handmark Express)
    5. Flight Status
    6. ES File Explorer (prefer over Astro)
    12-30-2009 12:39 AM
  18. bucky716's Avatar
    1. iheartradio - better audio for some AM stations than using a regular radio listening to sports.

    2. wpToGo - perfect for Wordpress

    3. Key Ring - speaks for itself

    4. TV Guide

    5. Throttle Copter - mindless simple game to waste time
    01-02-2010 05:37 PM
  19. Reddog80p's Avatar
    1. Last-FM
    2. Home++
    3. Weather Widget Donate
    4. NBA League pass
    5. Dolphin Browser
    6. NFL Mobile Live
    01-03-2010 12:22 AM
  20. o2bnclemson's Avatar
    In no particular order:

    My 5-yr-old loves:

    The Schwartz Unleashed
    Steamy Window
    Android Lightsaber
    FartDroid
    Kid's Paint
    MonkeyKickOff
    Thanks, Val, for the info on kids' apps. I have a 7yo girl and a 4yo boy and they love the Monkey KickOff. Their other favorites are:
    Magic Marker
    Splat: Bugs
    FingerPaint
    Pinball
    to a lesser extent Air Hockey Demo
    and, believe it or not, Coin Flip!

    Both Magic Marker and FingerPaint are nice because you can select colors and save images - far more customizable than Kid's Paint.
    01-04-2010 11:06 AM
  21. pbrennan42's Avatar
    1. Dolphin Browser
    2. dxTop: Home Alternative
    3. Astro File Manager
    4. Spare Parts
    5. Weather Widget - Donate


    That is all.

    Phil.
    01-04-2010 11:10 AM
  22. jscheinman's Avatar
    Don't forget to check out Pageonce's Personal Assistant Free app in the Android store...the paid app is currently #1 in the personal finance section! The free app is the same, just has a banner ad...
    I love the app, but, of course I'm biased ;-)


    PS--see the thread in androidcentral about Personal Assistant: http://forum.androidcentral.com/mark...-pageonce.html
    01-04-2010 06:09 PM
  23. ChevyStorm88's Avatar
    1. DockRunner!!!
    2. Handcent SMS
    3. Sports Tap
    4. Google Maps
    5. PhoneFlicks
    01-07-2010 01:17 PM
  24. nate7761's Avatar
    This is probably on here somewhere else but figured it would be cool to see what everyone is downloading from the market. Here are some of my favorites:

    A World of Photo
    aniAgenda
    Launcher +
    Beautiful Widgets
    Dolphin Browser
    dxTop
    Swype Keyboard
    Handcent
    Shazam
    SportsTap

    These are just a few of mine to get things started.
    01-08-2010 03:27 PM
  25. pmdied's Avatar
    Upvise
    Handcent
    Seesmic
    gDocs
    Pandora
    01-08-2010 09:09 PM
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