1. ellje's Avatar
    Just picked up my Droid Charge today... first smartphone ever, so be easy on me!

    I'm trying to figure out which Apps you guys find most useful for this device. I already installed Launcher Pro per some recommendations on here... interested in info on more useful Apps. Sounds as though some of you like the NoLED, but I'm going to keep that on the back-burner until I get to try some battery testing for the next few days.

    Is there a way to check the remaining battery percentage on the phone? I've had this phone on for 5hrs, and it's looking close to the end, but I have no idea how to check actual percentage.
    05-18-2011 11:08 PM
  2. mike pertz's Avatar
    I use Battery Widget. find it on the market.
    05-18-2011 11:14 PM
  3. ellje's Avatar
    I use Battery Widget. find it on the market.
    Sweet, picked it up... I'm at 7%... she's almost ready to sleep for the night

    How about a 3g/4g toggle?

    What else you guys got?
    05-18-2011 11:35 PM
  4. hooskins's Avatar
    Handcent
    Widgetsoid (I cannot live without this app and its about 10 plus apps in one for me)
    Tapatalk
    Lte switch
    05-18-2011 11:49 PM
  5. hooskins's Avatar
    Tunein radio
    Fios remote
    05-18-2011 11:49 PM
  6. ellje's Avatar
    I was surprised... that last 7% lasted an hour of full use last night... hardly turned the display off. I have no idea what the battery was at when I purchased it, looked like 60-70%, which made 6+ hrs after I got it. Hope this battery will get me through a day on normal use!

    Downloaded the widgetsoid and lte switch... sweet aps
    Is the Tapatalk worth the money? I didn't see a free version.
    05-19-2011 07:41 AM
  7. rukshmani's Avatar
    I could install wdgetsoid and lte switch, but they are force closing
    05-19-2011 08:42 AM
  8. hooskins's Avatar
    I was surprised... that last 7% lasted an hour of full use last night... hardly turned the display off. I have no idea what the battery was at when I purchased it, looked like 60-70%, which made 6+ hrs after I got it. Hope this battery will get me through a day on normal use!

    Downloaded the widgetsoid and lte switch... sweet aps
    Is the Tapatalk worth the money? I didn't see a free version.
    Depends how much you use forums. Its like 2 bucks so I'm sure you could get a cheaper meal next time you go out to compensate.

    Its the only paid app I have. Thinking about donating to the widgetsoid developer.
    05-19-2011 08:53 AM
  9. deadpenguins's Avatar
    I don't use battery widget, I prefer BatteryIndicator (no space) because it puts a little bubble in the top left of your notification bar so you can free up screen space. It also puts battery temp/voltage in the drop down of the notification bar. Very small, very convenient.

    Also, I like Zedge quite a bit. It's an app that gives you access to tens of thousands of wallpapers/ringtones/notification sounds.

    You're getting that much battery life OTB? Are you turning your data transfer off when not in use? I'm still trying to figure out why my battery isn't phenomenal like others.
    05-19-2011 08:58 AM
  10. hooskins's Avatar
    I've noticed my battery getting a lot better since the 14. The more you let the battery drain down to 20 percent ish and charge it back up the more charge it will hold.

    Also if your phone is switching from 3g to 4g to 1x and wifi alot, that drains it too.
    05-19-2011 09:06 AM
  11. Android_IPA's Avatar
    +1 on Zedge and Better Indicator.
    05-21-2011 01:53 PM
  12. whitenessj's Avatar
    LogmeIn Ignition I work on computers all day and this is a must have for may phone and tablet!
    05-21-2011 05:32 PM
  13. Oxn's Avatar
    I know most of you guys will say just read all the other threads, but meh.

    So lets start, what are the must have apps?

    I got pandora, i got the amazon app store, now what else.

    Lets go bois.
    06-23-2011 09:08 AM
  14. Anderain's Avatar
    Saw this a couple weeks back:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/veri...ps-charge.html

    Might save you and other people some time
    06-23-2011 09:13 AM
  15. Oxn's Avatar
    Saw this a couple weeks back:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/veri...ps-charge.html

    Might save you and other people some time
    Thank you, what about anything else i need to know that is beneficial to me that i should know about CHarge or Android.

    Ill get into the rooting community once i familiarize myself with android some more.
    06-23-2011 09:15 AM
  16. Anderain's Avatar
    Thank you, what about anything else i need to know that is beneficial to me that i should know about CHarge or Android.

    Ill get into the rooting community once i familiarize myself with android some more.
    The only main tip I can give is to turn off your Mobile Data (just slide down the notification bar) when you arent using it. You can still receive texts and calls, so unless you are browsing etc. you don't need it. It will really help your battery life. It comes back on right when you click it so its not a big deal at all.

    As far as an app, Amazon App Store. Must have, one free app everyday that normally costs money
    06-23-2011 09:30 AM
  17. NHLou's Avatar
    I know most of you guys will say just read all the other threads, but meh.

    So lets start, what are the must have apps?

    I got pandora, i got the amazon app store, now what else.

    Lets go bois.
    If you listen to podcasts, download Stitcher. One of my favorites. I also use Tweetdeck, Sirius XM, HBO Go for entertainment/social networking. For productivity, I use Dropbox, Google Voice, QuickOffice (paid) and Business Calendar (paid, but MUCH better than the Samsung Calendar). I have a lot of Android apps (like Android Central), but I mainly use Google Reader. I also use the Custom Car app as my car dock, Where's My Droid Power, SeekDroid, and Attachments (for Gmail), which is a must have if you plan to use Gmail exclusively. Finally, don't forget the Brostache!

    Have fun!!!!
    06-23-2011 11:25 AM
  18. dyslexicbunny's Avatar
    Since this is a common theme, maybe we could have a sticky thread with a compiled list of vetted purpose apps. People can post reviews of apps and the list could get updated. It could look something like this (notional list) and mention whether apps are free or pay

    note - * indicates pay apps
    Podcasts - Stitcher
    Twitter - Tweetdeck, Seesmic
    Music - Sirius XM, Pandora
    Forums - Tapatalk
    Video - HBO Go, Youtube
    Email - Stock, K9
    Games - Angry Birds, Words with Friends
    Calendar - Business Calendar*

    Just an idea and would be a great place for people looking for apps. If people post reviews of an app in the thread or an article thread exists, the name could link to that post/article too. I just realized there's a member favorites forum in the android apps section (and I plan on reading it) but how often do people actually look there? Especially new to Android folks? Hell, links could also be provided.
    fundragon likes this.
    06-23-2011 12:05 PM
  19. jkeene81's Avatar
    Tweetdeck is great becuz it ties your twitter, facebook and foursquare updates together in one widget, dont forget handcent for your messaging, NoLed to make up for the fact that Samsung hates notification lights for some reason. Vignette is a phenomenal camera app with all the customization that Samsung's stock app doesnt have, make your own clock widget is great for building your own homescreen clocks,and Pulse is hands down the best news reader I have encountered on the market!
    06-23-2011 06:27 PM
  20. Andromaniac's Avatar
    OfficeSuite Pro with 30 days trial - view and edit MS Office documents (doc, rtf, xls, ppt ...)
    06-27-2011 07:20 AM
  21. addictedtocars's Avatar
    I love the battery circle app that puts the battery percentage inj the notification bar.
    06-27-2011 10:07 PM
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