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srusso1
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Just switched over from iPhone to the Nexus and love it!

 

I am, however, trying to find out what apps people are using.

 

Please advise on your favourites.

 

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Re: Must have apps

AngelsKiss
I Plan to Stick Around

Some of my favourite apps:

 

  1. Fancy Widgets - Weather Widget
  2. Smooth Calendar - Calendar Widget
  3. Express News - News Widget
  4. Weather Bug
  5. Aldiko - ebook reader
  6. Overdrive - ebook reader and also alows you to download from the library
  7. LiveProfile Messenger - works like BBM
  8. KiK Messenger - works like BBM
  9. WhatsApp Messenger
  10. Viber - phone to phone free calls worldwide
  11. ColourNote - just like a postit
  12. AVG Antivirus
  13. GoMobile - Go Transit Schedule
  14. IMDb
  15. Flixster
  16. IMapmyRun - great app for runners
  17. Google+
  18. CatholicOne
  19. Cadre Bible

 

Games

  1. Jewels Star - a bejewelled type game
  2. Bubble Shot
  3. Marble Blast - Luxor type game

 

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Re: Must have apps

geremy
I've Been Around

If you have an Android or touchscreen Symbian device (e.g., Nokia N8, 5800, X7, etc.), download SWYPE (http://beta.swype.com for Android, http://store.ovi.com/content/58438 for Nokia). Swype is an intuitive touchscreen keyboard that is particularly useful in portrait mode on smaller phones, though its usefulness extends to any device it is compatible with. Some Android phones come with Swype built in, so check your phone first!

Unfortunately it is not available for iOS (yet!!!...hopefully Apple allows it one day!). I have an iPhone 4, but I recommend Swype to all my Nokia and Android using friends. 🙂

 

*edited to add a subject line - this was part of the tech tips contest (Gina)

Re: Must have apps

BuckMacklin
I'm a Reliable Contributor
Chrome to Phone. It means you use Chrome on your PC, but I love it, Especially for things like pictures.

Re: Must have apps

Mathieu
I'm a Trusted Contributor

You can download :

  • The Chrome To Phone Android app here.
  • The Chrome extension here.
  • The Firefox extension here.
  • The Opera extension here.

Re: Must have apps

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Get juice Defender for battery saver
Here is a link that will help you more. Its the same Galaxy Nexus we have.

http://androidforums.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus/469191-must-have-apps-widgets.html

Re: Must have apps

AngelsKiss
I Plan to Stick Around

Some of my favourite apps:

 

  1. Fancy Widgets - Weather Widget
  2. Smooth Calendar - Calendar Widget
  3. Express News - News Widget
  4. Weather Bug
  5. Aldiko - ebook reader
  6. Overdrive - ebook reader and also alows you to download from the library
  7. LiveProfile Messenger - works like BBM
  8. KiK Messenger - works like BBM
  9. WhatsApp Messenger
  10. Viber - phone to phone free calls worldwide
  11. ColourNote - just like a postit
  12. AVG Antivirus
  13. GoMobile - Go Transit Schedule
  14. IMDb
  15. Flixster
  16. IMapmyRun - great app for runners
  17. Google+
  18. CatholicOne
  19. Cadre Bible

 

Games

  1. Jewels Star - a bejewelled type game
  2. Bubble Shot
  3. Marble Blast - Luxor type game

 

Re: Must have apps

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor
Shazam for music I.d. cool
Rommanager
Titanium Backup
Zedge for ringtones
Go launcher
Droid wall
Go locker
Traffic counter
SMS blocker
Loads more

Re: Must have apps

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor
Oh yeah.. xda
Get jar
Not an app but the Android soul is a great website.
look out

Just off the top of my head..

Re: Must have apps

Mathieu
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My must have (or must try) apps:

  • Launchers: ADW Launcher, Launcher Pro, GO Launcher
  • Widgets: Beautiful Widgets, Pure Calendar
  • Keyboards: SwiftKey, Hacker's Keyboard
  • Games: Cordy, Riptide GP, Asphalt 6, Guerrilla Bob, Live Holdem Poker Pro, Minecraft, Shadowgun, Wind-up Knight...
  • Social: FriendCaster (Facebook)TweetCaster (Twitter), Epinephrine (MSN)
  • Others: Astro File Manager, Dropbox, Bluetooth File Transfer, AudioManager, AveComics, Barcode Scanner, DicePlayer, IMDb
  • All Google Android apps in the Market are worth trying
  • Root apps: ROM Manager, Market Enabler, Superuser
SwiftKey

Re: Must have apps

jwahkan
I've Been Here Awhile

check out:

 

Go Keyboard

Dolphin Browser HD

Pulse

Sportacular (for small scores widget)

 

Re: Must have apps

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor
Super One Click..... lol wonder if this will get "edited". 🙂

Re: Must have apps

Achilles
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Quick Q - do I need to root the phone to install Juice Defender?

Re: Must have apps

Meowmix
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Nope. You can download Juice Defender straight from the Market. I have both Juice Defender & Juice Defender Ultimate ( which is a paid version but gives you more options to control & all).

Re: Must have apps

Achilles
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Hmmm I'll have to look into Juice Defender then! So far one app I love is Lookout AV.

What I do to save battery is use an all black wallpaper and now my battery lasts 2 days with no social network use, brightness is set to min. on both phone and internet too.

Re: Must have apps

Meowmix
I'm a Trusted Advisor
Well Juice Defender does all that when you have different wallpaper & doing normal things on the phone.

I use live wallpaper & use msn / facebook & the internet & also music daily & my battery lasts me for a good day. Also juice Defender shuts down any Networks that are not being used while on stand by. It will not shut off the network but it will shut off lets say wifi & the LTE or 4G & put it down to 2G during the night when the phone is on stand by. Also it dims the screen & does more things as well.

Re: Must have apps

durangomom3
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No dont get that app it stole my google password once before! 

Re: Must have apps

shaggyskunk
I'm a Trusted Contributor
You're saying Juice Defender stole your password??? I REALLY doubt that!!! How many other apps did you download & from where??
I've got J.D. among others & no issues at all!!

Re: Must have apps

Mathieu
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@durangomom3 wrote:

No dont get that app it stole my google password once before! 


Never ever provide your Google password to any app on Android.

No app needs your Google password, there are better and saffer ways to give access to your Google Account data.

Re: Must have apps

durangomom3
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I didnt provide it. It stole some other way but my accounts fine now though. Luckily

Re: Must have apps

Achilles
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I find it shady when a drawing app or a game wants access to dial phone numbers or read my caller ID, etc. I just stick to official apps from trusted sources only.

Re: Must have apps

Meowmix
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To be honest i do not believe you when you said Juice Defender stole your password. They have no way of getting your password anyways. Are you sure you never gave it out to anyone or a app...

@Achilles. Hmm that's weird. IT should not ask you for anything like that.
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