1. 4rpr15's Avatar
    Delivered today! I went with the 2gb version. Where can I find some of the essential apps? Also, whats the best way to display battery percentage?

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    09-11-2015 12:31 AM
  2. acejavelin's Avatar
    Google can be your friend here... there are many articles on "essential apps" and these varies by your needs and wants.

    As far as the percentage of battery, you can use the embedded feature by turning it on with https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oid4batpercent, you can use GSAM or any of a handful of other apps, just try them and see what you like.
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    09-11-2015 10:10 AM
  3. lumpynose's Avatar
    Nova launcher is quite nice. You can turn off Google now on the home screen and reclaim that space.
    09-25-2015 12:58 AM
  4. Crashdamage's Avatar
    OK, here's just a few of the best apps I've found over the years. Apps you might like or that are really useful.* This is the Good Stuff, honest. No crapware in this list. Not gonna touch games - not a gamer. So in no particular order...

    AquaMail - if you ever have an urge to try another email app, you gotta try this. The best.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....kman.AquaMail

    Google Voice - add a second line, yes, a second phone number, to your phone for free. My wife and I have used this for business numbers for years, it's terrific. Keep your actual cellphone number private. More than just a second number, Google Voice can do lotsa stuff a ordinary cell connection can't.

    https://www​.google.com/voice

    Google Voice - the app, does visual voicemail, etc.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ps.googlevoice

    Voice Choice - automate how Google Voice dials certain people or groups. Very cool app if you use Google Voice.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.voiceplus

    Nova Launcher - There's dozens of launchers but none are better than Nova. Fast, stable, it kills. Really a must-have.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oilsw.launcher

    Firefox - my go-to browser.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ozilla.firefox

    Some Utilities:

    Gotta have a good file manager. Here's 2 to choose from:

    X-Plore - the best. But the 2-panel UI takes some getting used to. Free and no ads. Add access to cloud storage, networking etc for a small charge.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...atgames.Xplore

    FX File Explorer - also very good and you might like the UI better than X-plore.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...?id=nextapp.fx
    FX Plus adds access to cloud storage, networking, etc.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=nextapp.fx.rk

    Clipper - super-handy clipboard utility. Clipper+ is a nice upgrade.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ojekti.clipper

    Google Drive - you have 15GB free storage on Google Drive included with your Google account. You might as well have access to it.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.apps.docs
    And to sync files between your PC and Drive:
    https://tools.google.com/dlpage/driv...tml?hl=en#eula

    System Panel - gives a lot of good information about what's going on with the phone. The free version is good.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pp.systempanel

    WiFi Analyzer - analyze your WiFi network so you can setup your router to use the strongest channels with the least interference. Maximize speed of everything that connects to your WiFi.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....wifi.analyzer

    Network Connections - utility that lists all the connections the phone is making to the internet. You will be amazed. Tap on a connection for more information, including a map. Cool just to fool around with and can be very useful too.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ll.connmonitor

    OS Monitor - similar to Network Connections above. An alternative, some difference in functions.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...wral.osmonitor

    PortDroid - another utility that can be useful but is kinda fun just to fool around with. Traceroute is cool, will show a map of where your connection goes to reach its destination. Amazing to see the crazy routes and number of hops it takes to reach a destination.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pter.portdroid

    LTE Discovery - Good mobile network utility.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.ltediscovery

    Backup Utilities:

    MyBackup Pro - one of the first Android apps, tried and true. No PC needed.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.MyBackupPro

    Helium - another very good backup utility. Can backup more stuff than MyBackup, but it requires a PC.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ikdutta.backup

    Advanced Call Blocker - nice if you have trouble with junk calls or texts.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d.call.blocker

    Other stuff:

    TheScore - I just like this. But it does have ads.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...obile.thescore

    Relay - Reddit is cool.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ee.reddit.news

    Android since v1.0. Linux since 2001
    4rpr15 and Steven Morris5 like this.
    09-25-2015 02:01 AM

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