03-31-2011 3:28 AM - edited 03-31-2011 4:06 AM
Share your android app experience with others. Have you found the absolute must-have tool and recommend it to others? How about apps you sampled and would never install on your android phone? Looking for something that you can't find in the android market "or" amazon appstore? Reply with your personal experience to the following bullet items and share any additional comments and thoughts.
03-31-2011 3:48 AM - edited 03-31-2011 3:52 AM
I hope I can learn new apps to grab from reading your experiences. For me so far, its:
TRIED, LIKE & RECOMMEND
ES File Explorer:
to manage folder content, move things around, edit, check application services running , etc.
ES Security Manager:
password protect the phone and password/lock selected apps from access by others
check apps being download and alert if they are clean or contain virus.
easy way to view whats curently running in the background and kill items using too much memory
Create custom ringtones, custom notifications, custom alarms from my mpg files.
Equalizer tool that also displays album covers and info from tags you can enter foreach song
Alternate landing screen and subsequent screen setup to display icons, customizable to your liking.
stream tv episodes from networks like cbs,cw, showtime, cnet, classictv, etc. (free)
Business Calendar (free version): works only if you link it to a gmail online calendar. I just didnt want to do that
03-31-2011 9:39 AM
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03-31-2011 1:59 PM
You can't do the bi-weekly through the calendar app on the phone. Those kinds of appointments have to be done by using the web based version. Sorry. They would sync with the phone the same as the others.
I have one phone that is "tweaked" and I could use a screen shot app with, but I haven't gotten around to looking for an app. I want to learn to do use ADB and do the screen shots the right way. No time for it yet.
Yep, I was afraid of that (no bi weekly function). I could on my trusty ole HTC Tilt2. Set up bi weekly recurring alerts on the calendar for the entire year, but that may be a windows mobile function only (which id gladly give up and stick with android!!! )
Im with you on the tweaking/ rooting,etc. i simply dont have the time to take my phone offline long enough to do all that. It supppose to not take too long to do, but i just havent had chance to read up enough.
I do want that screenshot capability though!!
04-03-2011 7:35 AM
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04-03-2011 9:07 AM
Heard of but have not used (a paid application) My Backup Pro
Free app combination
Backup of SMS > sms backup & restore - saves to sd card
There are others that send sms to an email address.
If you want mms messages to be backed up, you will have to go with a paid application.
Estrongs or Astro to backup your applications. Data and settings for the applications won't be saved (Backup Pro is supposed to do this)
Unsure about the call log if there is an individual application. I am sure that there is one out there. Lookout (antivirus app) will backup the call log and is what I currently use.
Anything else you want to backup that hasn't been mentioned?
Hi Ann, sounds like that covers it. I will try these and see which i like. definitly like to be my apps, I like Estrongs apps.
So you have to 'root' you phone before you can physically backup anything on the actual handset itself, right? Then youd need a backup tool that works on rooted phones.
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04-04-2011 11:22 AM
Yep, Titanium seem to be the candidate for me once i plunge into the root-world. I can see myself heading there soon. Thats the only way to rmove accuweather and a couple of Dell specific apps.
But for now, im still as happy as a mud duck!