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    Must-have apps for the Droid

    zekester

      So I just got my Droid yesterday and I LOVE it. I can't imagine a better phone. It does everything incredibly well so far, and I have no complaints at all.

       

      So now I'm ready to download some apps... I looked through the forum but didn't see any posts with any recommendations. What are some of your must-have apps for the Droid?

       

      Here is what I need:

       

      • Digital clock widget for home screen
      • Weather
      • Sports scores
      • Movie showtimes
      • TV listings
      • Book reader
      • Flash light that uses the LED
      • Tip Calculator
      • Mortgage Calculator
      • Games
      • Anything else that shows off the awesomeness of the Droid!

       

      Let me know what's working well for you!

        • 1. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
          GreySeal

          some of mine:

           

          PANDORA - I'm not one to listen to music much using my phone, but this program may change my mind. Just used it for the first time last night and it's pretty darn good. 

           

          RINGDROID - great little app for making ringtones or notification tones.

           

          WHERE - just about everything you need to look up.

           

          SMSPOPUP - take control of those text messages.

           

          ALARMS from Palmarysoft - do anything you want with alarms - very cool app.

           

          COUNTDOWN ALARM by Adam K, - great for those times when you need a quick alarm set for 10 minutes, 15 minutes, whatever time.

           

           

          • 2. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
            zekester

            Thank you, those are all great, especially Pandora. Any other suggestions anyone?

            • 3. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
              SSHGuru

              Ahhhhh..

               

              Advanced Task Killer  (must have)

               

              Amazon

               

              Backgrounds  (this is killer)

               

              Battery Widget

               

              Bubbles Burst Lite

               

              Bubble Wrap Game

               

              Bubbles

               

              CalWidget Config (great!)

               

              Documents to go

               

              Ethereal Dialpad

               

              **bleep**Droid (gotta have it)

               

              Finance

               

              Flashlight (Im looking for an LED one also)

               

              Gem Miner

               

              Google Sky Map

               

              Google Voice

               

              Jewels

               

              Labyrinth Lite (best game)

               

              Metal Detector (the IPhone doesnt detect metal!)

               

              MyBackup

               

              NewsRob (best rss reader)

               

              OpenTable (fantastic reservation system for eating)

               

              Pandora  (must have)

               

              PapiJump

               

              Poke A Mole

               

              Punch O Meter

               

              S2 Calander  (must have)

               

              SlimeBall Lite

               

              SMS PopUp (must have)

               

              Spare Parts (must have)

               

              Speed Test

               

              Splat Bugs II

               

              Steamy Window

               

              Stewie Griffin Sounds

               

              Visual Voice Mail  (love it)

               

              Weather Bug (must have)

               

              Wiki Mobile

               

              YellowBook

               

               

              The widgets I have one my 3 screens are the Battery Widget, Two Individual Stock Widgets, a Calander Widget, an clock, and the weatherbug widget.

               

               

              Anyone got some for me??

               

              I want something that has the LED for a Flashlight.  I want something that gives me a single vibration email notification.  I want something that keeps your freakin emails closed (prob will be a fix coming hopefully).   As you can see I'll take anything cool..

               

              Android and the Droid kick **bleep**!

              • 4. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
                kenyu73

                Dont forgot...

                 

                • Google Sky Map (stars, planets, etc)
                • Compass
                • Compare Everywhere (or ShopSavvy)
                • Barcode scanner (scans most barcode types)
                • Shazaam (recognize music)
                • Xtremelabs Speedtest
                • 5. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
                  imdroidfan

                  Can you explain more about what the SMSPOPUP does and where in the market I can find it?  Couldn't locate it.

                  • 6. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
                    rbritto201

                    do a search for SMS Popup (the space between the two words are important in the market)

                    • 7. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
                      GreySeal

                      imdroidfan wrote:

                      Can you explain more about what the SMSPOPUP does and where in the market I can find it?  Couldn't locate it.


                       

                      Yep, what he said above.  search for "SMS Popup".

                       

                      Mainly, it allows you to set whatever notification you want for SMS and MMS messages that are completely independent of the core notification sounds.

                       

                      • 8. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
                        powderhoundrich

                        The SNES emulator is pretty cool, you can download ROMS off the internet and play Super Nintendo games on your phone :smileyvery-happy:

                        • 9. Re: Must-have apps for the Droid
                          DeezNotes

                          Handcent SMS (much better SMS app than stock)

                          Advanced Task Manager (auto-kill tasks at intervals)

                          Locale (auto change phone settings based on location)

                          LockScreen On/Off (easily turn off the lock pattern)

                          USA Today (nicely designed news app)

                          Shazam

                          Barcode Scanner (scan apps from androlib.com)

                          Shop Savvy (scan barcodes, then get a map)

                          Key Ring (replace key ring discount cards)

                          Places (easily find what to do in your area)

                          Pandora (kills the battery, but better than regular radio)

                           

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