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Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: trisho.
Date: March 03, 2011 07:46PM
FINALLY...I'm free of that GodAwful Palm Pre that was utterly useless. Bad battery life, memory leaks, bad touch screen sensitivity, etc.

Anyway, new beginnings. What Android apps are worth downloading. Could you please recommend some good Facebook and Twitter applications? Also, if there's a WordPress app for posting updates from the phone, that would be awesome. I'm definitely going to install Tango, MyTracks, ING Direct and a Citibank app.

Any other advice I should consider, especially for setting, etc? Thanks for any help or suggestions in advance!



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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 03, 2011 08:06PM
Lookout. That's number one.

TuneIn Radio, Evernote, Amazon Kindle, PdaNet (free physical tethering), NPR, Fandango, Pinball Deluxe, etc.

I still have a Palm Pre (along with my Evo), which I like better than you do. Mine behaves.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: trisho.
Date: March 03, 2011 08:08PM
Oooh! Thanks for reminding me about Evernote, I just started using it on my laptop and am digging it so far. And, I heart NPR a ton and listen to it every day. What's Lookout? Thanks so much for the suggestions.



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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: space-time
Date: March 03, 2011 08:18PM
everyone knows what "sh!tty" means, why not just spell it properly?

save with "VTPKL" (verb that pikoos kid learned). we all know what it means, sometimes we spell it fu*ked, sometimes "f**ed" but at the end of the day, we all know what it means and how to spell it.

so why? why all this pretending we don't use bad words, we don't spell bad words, when in fact we all do.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: JoeM
Date: March 03, 2011 08:21PM
Here's some I have and like on my Droid X:

Astrid Tasks, Weatherbug, Adobe Reader, Barcode Scanner, Chrome to Phone, Droid Light, Exchange Rates, Facebook, FlightView free, iTriage, Kindle, Lookout, Luther Vandross ringtones (hey, ya gotta have Luther!), Movies or Fandango, NY Subway Map, NYC Bus and Subway Maps, NYC Way, SpeedView, Universal Translator, Yelp, Tippy Tipper, TripAdvisor



JoeM




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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: March 03, 2011 08:24PM
....this happiness might be PREmature....??



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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: March 03, 2011 08:25PM
I know the feeling - finally dumped the Treo last week.

In the short time I've owned an android, here are some of my favorites:

Wifi Analyzer

Go Launcher EX (I use it to group applications by category e.g. "Utils", "System", "Games", etc.)

ASTRO file manager - for backing up stuff to microSD

MySettings for quick access to, well, settings on your phone (e.g. disable wifi, gps, data to save battery life)

Animated Analog Clock Widget - the only one I've seen with a seconds hand

Weather Widget - Free - the only 2x2 weather widget I've seen that shows the forecast for the next three days

Some really cool apps to have:
Barcode Scanner and ShopSavvy

Google Goggles

Google Translate



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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: March 03, 2011 08:26PM
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space-time
everyone knows what "sh!tty" means, why not just spell it properly?

Because we don't want the thread to be deleted?
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: robfilms
Date: March 03, 2011 08:29PM
trisho-

r u on sprint?

tia

be well

rob
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: vision63
Date: March 03, 2011 08:37PM
Lookout scans everything for viruses among other things.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: timg
Date: March 03, 2011 08:49PM
No one mentioned it yet, but yes, there is a WordPress app for Android.

[android.wordpress.org]



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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 03, 2011 09:07PM
The title of this thread would make a good country song.



It is what it is.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: trisho.
Date: March 03, 2011 09:27PM
JoeM & SdGuy, thanks for all those apps. robfilms, I'm on Sprint, yes. I won't be able to use the phone in Brussels, but I'll just get a prepaid while I'm there.

timg, damn fine WordPress detective work there...thank you.



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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: (vikm)
Date: March 03, 2011 09:38PM
Not to rain on the parade or totally hijack the thread but are any of you Android folks giving second thought to the platform with what happened recently with the "bad apps"? Personally, I wouldn't know where to start to research 2nd tier developers to make sure they were on the up and up.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 03, 2011 09:57PM
50 states
Barcode scanner (not working for me hardly)
Classic Simon
Deja Office
google sky map (wayyy cool)
Skifta
The Lorax
Tune In Radio (great)
X Construction
Ringmaker (a must)

and lots of language stuff
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: March 03, 2011 09:59PM
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(vikm)
Not to rain on the parade or totally hijack the thread but are any of you Android folks giving second thought to the platform with what happened recently with the "bad apps"? Personally, I wouldn't know where to start to research 2nd tier developers to make sure they were on the up and up.

That's what the previously mentioned Lookout app is for (and it's free BTW).
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: 3d
Date: March 03, 2011 09:59PM
Angry Birds (Free) -- Evil Swine!
StopWatch & Timer (Free) -- basic stop watch and timer. Duh.
NYPost and Daily News (Free) -- I like trashy tabloid newspapers.
Advanced Task Killer (Free) -- addictive OCD app to turn off ALL apps with one press
ColorNote (Free) -- note pad to jot stuff down
Compass (Free) -- even though I know I'll never use it
Google Earth (Free) -- Tres Cool
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: March 03, 2011 10:04PM
I second many of the ones already mentioned and I'll add a few more to the list (don't think these have been mentioned yet):

Google Car Home
Google Gesture Search
Google Reader
Angry Birds
App Referrer
Chomp
chompSMS (unrelated to Chomp above)
CraigsNotifica
Dial Zero
Dolphin Web Browser
Doodle Jump
Dropbox
Elixir
iSyncr/iSyncr Wifi
JustPictures
mSpot
NYTimes
PlayerPro
Screebl Lite
Swype
TripIt
Urbanspoon
USA Today
Google Voice
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: March 03, 2011 10:07PM
Oh, also Launcher Pro.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: March 03, 2011 10:25PM
Be sure to get a few of those nifty apps that come with viruses & trojans, just to keep life interesting.



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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: decocritter
Date: March 03, 2011 11:24PM
Craig Notification -so hooked, better than craiglist site

evernote - don't know how i lived without it, sycs great with mbpro

google skymap

scoutmob and groupon

droidlight - great flashlight, use it often, key in lock

npr

redbox

nytimes

kindle
zillow
youtube


maps

swype



I stick to download store app on evo
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: neophyte
Date: March 04, 2011 12:14AM
Where - finds movie theaters/show times, gas prices, food, drink, etc; Droid-Mania's widgets (Silent Toggle and Brightness); K9 Mail - easily sets up and handles multiple email addresses in separate inboxes; Ringdroid - cuts songs into ringtones; Zedge - more ringtones than you can go through in a lifetime. All of these are free.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: Article Accelerator
Date: March 04, 2011 01:57AM
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trisho.
FINALLY...I'm free of that GodAwful Palm Pre that was utterly useless. Bad battery life, memory leaks, bad touch screen sensitivity, etc...now have an Android HTC Evo 4G.

You hopped out of the frying pan straight into the fire.

My advice is to jump from there into the cool, clear water of iOS.
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Re: Finally dumped my sh!tty Palm Pre & now have an Android HTC Evo 4G. What apps to get?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: March 04, 2011 07:26AM
hope the android NPR app is more stable than the one on my iPhone. very frustrating for this NPR addict as it lags and freezes often. OTOH, TuneIn Radio is awesome and it's what i use for streaming NPR stations.



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