- Phone Fan Boys… Android Apps
Viewranger- turns your phone into a proper OS mapped gps unit. Screen should still work through a transparent freezer bag, so don’t worry about rain!
Other nice things are getting all your contacts and stuff synced together properly. Get your emails pushed through to the phone.
And of course you will be wanting Angry Birds 🙂Posted 6 years ago
EveryTrail for logging rides/picsPosted 6 years ago
VLC remote if you have a media PC
QuickPic for looking at pics/vids
flashlight as a torch
Dolphin HD for a browser that will get full sites (you can set it to mimic a desktop computer rather than mobile versions of sites)
Opera for other browsing (no flash but very good otherwise)
taptu for getting fb/twitter/news all in one place
Launcher pro to replace the stock home pages and homeswitcher to manage it
“uninstaller” as you’ll be trying lots of new apps
astro – file browser and other tools
Spirit HD – simple but great game
Juicedefender – helps with battery a bit, unlike others this one seems to temporarily disable hardware you aren’t using but have turned on
Sleep as Android – Fairly interesting and does actually seem to work for me!
NetCounter – Tracks data usage
GO SMS – really good SMS client
Droid Auction – ebay
AndChat – IRC
ColourMate – not released yet but you should buy it to help support my bike buying habit 😛
Oh, and put cyanogen mod on it, if it exists for your phone – it rocks!Posted 6 years agoFunkyDuncMember
3G Watchdog – Keep an eye on data usage, stops data if you get too highPosted 6 years ago
CamScanner – Take Pictures/Scan Documents etc and turns them in to pdf’s
Endomondo – As above
Ocado – Fantastic home shopping app
SMS Popup – When you get a message it comes up on the scree.
Save MMS – Allows you to save photos sent to you on a message.
Sky+ – Set Sky+ to record programmes from your mobile.
Pocket Auctions for Ebay – Better than the Ebay approggMember
Swype, if you haven’t already got it.
So close to magic its makers would have been burned as witches not very long ago.
Minicon is cool for making teeny icons with no text under them.Posted 6 years ago
Another vote for 3G Watchdog if you’re on a capped data tariff. Wouldn’t bother with task killer apps though.bikebouyMember
EndomundoPosted 6 years ago
– Google Sky Map – For stargazing
– Samba Filesharing – lets you drop files on the phone using WiFi as if it’s a normal network computer
– Sundroid Free – sunset/rise times for current location
– TV24 – TV scheduler
– Where’s my Droid? – For if you lose the phone – it gives GPS coords and can take it out of silent mode and play the ringer at full blast.
– Copilot Live is offline car satnav (i.e. it works with no data connection)
– 7 digital, music shop
– ConvertPad – Convert between just about any type of units/currencies
– Iris – Something like Siri for iPhone
– Opera Mobile – find it a bit quicker than the standard browser
– Screen Filter – lowers the screen brightness more than possible with normal controls (for night time ebook reading etc)
– F1 2011 gives live F1 data during the race/quali
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Advanced Task Killer – keeps memory free. Make sure you do the ‘build recommended list’ bit though.
Don’t bother with this. Android’s memory management/process model is completely different to a normal computers. This app is not required, and wastes battery by waking the CPU up to check what’s running.Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
Angry Birds – play quite a lotPosted 6 years ago
BBC iPlayer – hardly used
Compass – hardly use
ES File Explorer – use quite often
FxCamera – hardly use, but probably should
Goggles – use rarely
Google Sky Map – hardly use
Instant Heart Rate – use every now & again
Little Photo – hardly use, but probably should
London – tube map
Maps – google maps, use loads
My Tracks – use quite often
Note Everything – use quite often
Photo Tools – use every now & again
Photobucket – good if you have an account
RAC traffic – use quite regularly
Rainwatch – use regularly
Ringdroid – cuts up ringtones
Rocket Bunnies – used to play lots, don’t really use now
Tank Hero – play quite a lot
Time Lapse lite – mean to use a lot, but never get round to it
Translate – not used much, but potentially very useful
TuneIn Radio – internet radio, use quite a lotroggMember
A couple of alarm apps: White Noise Lite, to wake you gently with sounds of the sea…or Good Morning, which speaks the time, gives you a weather update, reminds you of calendar events, and will speak any text you drunkenly enter the night before. Mrs rogg won’t let me use that any more.Posted 6 years agostumpy01Member
I tried Endomondo on my Desire. It was rubbish, even though I tried it round Rutland Water, which is mainly open.
My Tracks on the other hand is great. Never has gaps in the trace, even through the multitude of tree-covered singletrack at Thetford.
It’s odd really, as I would have thought that the ability to keep GPS tracking would be down to the phone rather than the app.Posted 6 years agobobloMember
Corrr, there’s a bit to going on with. Thanks 🙂 There’s a lot packed in these days… First few times it rang, I couldn’t work out how to answer it – pressing the green icon was not the answer 🙂
@Dobbo. Bois might be the STW way but I can’t help but think of French wood (not a porn reference)…Posted 6 years ago
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