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mullet 01-26-13 04:35 PM

New user.
 
Hey folks, I finally jumped on the smart phone bandwagon. I just got a basic Android phone. Is there any apps that a must have for my phone?

mullet 02-07-13 11:31 PM

Re: New user.
 
Never mind, I downloaded the flashlight app I am good to go.

Q 02-08-13 09:50 PM

Re: New user.
 
Tapatalk. Google Reader. Games. Subsonic. Twittah. Gmail. Calendar. Silent Time Lite. Shush. Amazon. Amazon Kindle. Chrome. CamScanner. Google Drive. Dropbox. Gasbuddy. KeePassDroid.
Parkdroid.AMazon PriceCheck. Reddit is fun. Starbucks. Scan. Urbanspoon. Google Voice. Tunein Radio Pro. Yelp.

mullet 02-09-13 05:28 AM

Re: New user.
 
Thanks Q, I will look into those. :)

Q 02-09-13 03:35 PM

Re: New user.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mullet (Post 2586058)
Thanks Q, I will look into those. :)

My pleasure, good sir. What phone do you have?

DiscipleDOC 02-09-13 08:44 PM

Re: New user.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Q (Post 2586129)
My pleasure, good sir. What phone do you have?

It's a secret...:bleh:

mullet 02-10-13 09:59 AM

Re: New user.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Q (Post 2586129)
My pleasure, good sir. What phone do you have?

LOL, I just got a LG Lucid. It was cheap. I will get a better phone next time.

mullet 02-21-13 10:13 PM

Re: New user.
 
Hey guys, I just found an app caller "Advanced Task Killer" it has really made a huge difference on my battery life.

Q 02-22-13 05:00 PM

Re: New user.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mullet (Post 2586855)
Hey guys, I just found an app caller "Advanced Task Killer" it has really made a huge difference on my battery life.

It will eventually cause more problems than it solves. Memory and task management on Android is VERY tricky. Battery life for active users is poor across the board. (Same with iPhones to a certain extent). I always recommend extended batteries and custom ROMs (debloated / AOSP / AOKP) over task killers.

mullet 02-22-13 05:32 PM

Re: New user.
 
Thanks Q, maybe I will look into custom ROMs.

Vardant 02-23-13 04:31 AM

Re: New user.
 
Advanced Task Killer was useful until Gingerbread, but like Q said, since ICS, it's not only useless, but can actually cause some problems.

If you hold the Home button for a few seconds, it will show you all the apps that are running and you can kill them manually by swiping.

Some more apps that haven't been mentioned and I find very useful.

MoonReader
WhatsApp
ShutdownStartRemote
ClockSync
ES File Manager
MX Player
SlideIT/Swiftkey Keyboard
Viber


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