+1 for Advanced Task Killer – can help you “kill” selected apps running in the background that are taking up memory, battery power etc.
Quick Settings – really useful app for switching WiFi, mobile data, GPS, bluetooth etc on and off. I really like the auto brightness setting on this.
Aloqa or AroundMe – see what banks, restaraunts, cash machines, pubs, garages are near.
Net Counter or 3G watchdog – so you can keep an eye on your data usage.
AK notepad – for when you haven’t got a pen.
Songbird remote – Rip your music collection to pc and contro it all from anywhere in the room.
Robo Defence – Tower defence (is that what you call it?) game.
Goggles – take a picture of something (book, bike, car etc) and it’ll identify it and direct you to the web giving you info on it.
Loads more on there – just have a search and download, they’re mostly free and you can always uninstall if you don’t use em.Posted 7 years agobeamersSubscriber
If you can get your head round how to make them you can store OS Maps on your phone and see your location on them. The App creates the maps using Multi-map. Brilliant bit of software as the maps are sitting on your phone so even without a phone signal you can still use the maps.Posted 7 years agodefaultslipperMember
still not managed to get my head round alpinequest, maybe I need to spend a bit more time on it unless you know of an absolute dummies guide?
Just takes time. Another similar program is trekbuddy. It doesn’t have the downloadable maps within the app like alpinequest (you still have to create them on your pc) but you can add your own CMS which is basically a display for your speed, altitude, etc…Posted 7 years ago
OP- get yourself appbrain much better than the stock market.
therefore its better than not having it?
It’s fairly hotly debated on the forums, TBQH. There’s a danger that you’ll kill something critical and whether it’s necessary to kill tasks at all is questionable.
It’s not necessarily “better” not having it (other than the point above), so much as there’s not a lot of point having it in the first place.Posted 7 years agoWhatWouldJesusRideMember
Some promising apps on here that I’ll have to investigate…
Right my turn:
Appbrain [This is a must!]
Dolphin Browser HD [Huge improvement over standard Dolphin browser]
GPS Test Plus [Paid for app, but very useful & great fun]
Shopper together with Barcode Scanner
/thread hijack/Posted 7 years ago
At the moment I’m after some multi-taking note taking app. What are you lot using?
Just got a HTC widfire and are confused beyone belief to all these apps ….do i just download one on to my laptop and then plug in the USB and synch the app to my phone …..
No need for the laptop, just click on the Android Market icon on your phone and search away.
For notes I use Springpad, synchs nicely with an external server which means I can check & add more notes when I’m using the main computer.Posted 7 years ago
As the minimum, i’d suggest:
Astro file viewer
Double Twist (music player, better than standard one by far)
Facebook (if you use it!)
Layar (if you think you need something like the yellow pages a lot)
myPlayer (BBC Iplayer copy)
Photobucket (if you want to upload your phone photos online)
Rmaps (OS maps, but these cache to the phone so you can use it in weak signal areas)
Swiftkey (better keyboard & word predictions than standard)
Talk (used to convert text to speech)
I like Android Agenda widget too, shows your calendar for the next nn days on a homescreen page.
And when you go on the android market (however you get access to it), check for updates that are available for programs already installed.Posted 7 years ago
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