ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

Professor

ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

[ Edited ]

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.

 

       

 

 

                            Smiley MSN Emoticon alien bot 045.gifSmiley MSN Emoticon bot 192.gifSmiley MSN Emoticon space critter 047.gif

 

                              

Message 1 of 401 (8,904 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

[ Edited ]

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

 

Antivirus Free: 

check apps being download and alert if they are clean or contain virus.

 

eTaskKiller:

easy way to view whats curently running in the background and kill items using too much memory

 

RingDroid:

Create custom ringtones, custom notifications, custom alarms from my mpg files.

 

PowerAmp

Equalizer tool that also displays album covers and info from tags you can enter foreach song

 

LauncherProPlus

Alternate landing screen and subsequent screen setup to display icons, customizable to your liking.

 

TV.com

stream tv episodes from networks like cbs,cw, showtime, cnet, classictv, etc. (free)

 

oh, and.....

 

 

 

 

NOT RECCOMMEND:

Business Calendar (free version): works only if you link it to a gmail online calendar. I just didnt want to do that

 

 

WISH LIST

  • Calendar: i like to locate a calendar app that would allow me to enter bi-weekly recurring agendas
  • Screenshot app
Message 2 of 401 (3,156 Views)
Master

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

Now, RicoLX, do I have to type up my list again? There just so many applications on list I typed in the other thread.

As for the calendar request. The only way I know of to do the bi-weekly is through the gmail calendar. Besides having the calendar on google makes SOOO EASY to move to a new android phone.

Screen shot app requires superuser access (rooted phone)

SwiftKey keyboard rocks!
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
Message 3 of 401 (3,073 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

I kinda thought screenshot required rooted. I havent bitten the bullet yet, you? Lol, that will be a task for you tocompile your list aagain sorry Smiley Very Happy

You do have some I want to check out. Yep I really wanted a stand-alone calendar app but I guess linking to google is ok. So doing that provide a bi weekly function available on the google calender?
Message 4 of 401 (3,066 Views)
Master

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

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.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
Message 5 of 401 (3,043 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have


Ann154 wrote:
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!!! Smiley Wink )

 

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!! Smiley Very HappySmiley Tongue

Message 6 of 401 (3,037 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

Any suggestons on a good Backup / Restore app in the Android market?

Message 7 of 401 (2,993 Views)
Highlighted
Master

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

Depends on what you're looking for. An all in one (most likely a paid application) or a combination of some free ones to do the same job?
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
Message 8 of 401 (2,981 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

Free preferred but will purchase if it provide more than a free version does.
Message 9 of 401 (2,974 Views)
Master

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

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?
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
Message 10 of 401 (2,968 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have


Ann154 wrote:
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.

Message 11 of 401 (2,113 Views)
Master

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

Rooted phones have a custom recovery that includes a nand backup. But essentially what you posted in the last part of your last post. The exact steps and process are more clearly explained on either xda developers or Android Central. I would start there if you want to go that route. I debated and read for over six months before I took the plunge with the one phone.

It certainly isn't for everyone. You need to be willing to take responsibility for whatever happens if something goes wrong.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
Message 12 of 401 (2,108 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

I am ok for now. Just thought that some apps work only if the phone has been rooted and most others for thegeneral android function. The only reason I wouldconsider rooting is if I want to have screenshot capability or if I wanted to remove a few items.

So, I am ok with unrooted
Message 13 of 401 (2,103 Views)
Master

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

There are several applications for rooted only phones. They will say so in the description. Titanium Backup is one and the screen shot applications of course.
Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
Message 14 of 401 (2,099 Views)
Professor

Re: ANDROID: Which Apps Do You Have

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!

Message 15 of 401 (2,077 Views)
Share this topic
Announcements

Welcome to the AT&T Community Forums!!! Stop by the Community How-To section for tips on how to get started.