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Useful Android Apps

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Place for people to share any useful Android apps they may use

I'll start it off with a few I use:

AutomateIt:

AutomateIt is quite a useful app that can automate daily tasks for you on your phone. The app does the automation by using a list of Triggers ranging from battery level to SMS received to a location trigger. You then chose the action you would like this trigger to do, these can be things like turn on/off wifi, start an application and dial a phone number. The app also has a market which you can browse to find rules that other people have already made and you can download to use.

Some of the things I use it for are:

When my battery level reachers 30% it will turn off wifi and mobile internet and reduce my screen brightness.

When my battery reaches above 30% it will do the opposite of the above one.

When I change my volume to vibrate it reduces my media volume to 0.

These are just a few of the huge variety of things you can do with this app.

ASTRO File Manager

Great little file manager to keep track or storage space on your SD Card, can also manage files from Cloud storage programs like Dropbox, Google Drive and Skydrive.

1Tap Cleaner

Cache cleaner for Android, great if you need more space on your phone memory for more apps.

Quadrant Standard

Benchmarking app for Android, fun to compare how fast your phone is compared to others.

Rotation Lock Widget

Useful to have on your homescreen so

Natwest App

Useful to manage your finances on the go, don't really need to explain this one.

Auto Trader App

Useful and very UI friendly to find cars for sale around you, just like the website you can access saved searches.

So do you know of any other great apps out there?

Let me know if you find any of these useful.


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Seeder. Fixes some pretty big random pool bugs by refreshing it every minute. Nice performance boost, and although it's a paid app on the market, you can get the .apk from the dev on XDA. Does need root though.

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Tap A Talk is the best app ever for mobile forum browsing.

Hopefully someone willg et round to installing it on here later.


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Benchmarks really don't mean anything FYI.

My recommended apps,

Falcon Pro: Great Twitter Client ($0.99.... totally worth it)

Root Explorer (file manager)

Titanium Backup (must need for any ROM flasher)

AdAway (block ads)

BetterBatteryStats (debugs wakelocks to ensure your phone is indeed sleeping)

Light Flow (LED Notification control)

BaconReader (for Reddit!)

AppSales (works great for the holidays as it told me what was on sale.. still some sales available, get it! :) )

DICE Player / MX Video Player (plays videos, obviously!)

chompSMS for texting.

Google Chrome (to sync with desktop)

SwiftKey X (and/or SwiftKey Flow)

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ePSXe playstation one emulator - love it.

SkEye - much better than googlesky.


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FPSE - Psx emulator with Jelly Bean support

TexTab - Send messages from your tablet through your phone via bluetooth

Root Toolbox Pro - Does about everything ...

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Evernote - The best note app for Android.

Chrome - The fastest browser. I don't use it because it doesn't support flash.

Astro file manager - Very good file manager.

ZDbox - All-in-one toolbox for android.

Messenger WithYou - Windows Live Messenger client for android.

Google Currents - A good news app.

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Sleep - Better alarm system, with soft wake up!

Unified Remote - Wireless keyboard and mouse (& more) for your computer

Checking out everyone else's suggestions now!

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Camera - Good for when you want to be the idiot taking pictures with a tablet.

Angry Birds - Keeps kiddies at bay

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QuickPic - way better than stock Gallery

Solid Explorer - Awesome file manager

Adaway - Similar to Adfree

History Eraser - name speaks for itself

CameraZoomFX - good camera app

GasBuddy - searches for cheapest gas near you

Yelp - Searches for restaurants, bars, coffee, etc.. near you

Screenbl - Turns off screen, saves battery

Clipsync - Sync clipboard between your phone and PC

Chrome - A given

Dropsync - Sync your phone to your dropbox account

Swiftkey - best keyboard ever :P

GO SMS Pro - Good SMS app

Maps/Navigation/Street View - Useful for people like me who get lost all the time :)

Apex Launcher - better than stock launcher

StickMount - mount your USB drive via OTG cable. Need to be rooted

Tapatalk - Useful for people who likes to surf lots of forums. Forum has to be support as well.


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Wow, a lot of good suggestions here. Is there any difference between Root Explorer and Astro? I have used both but the only difference I saw is that Astro looked a bit more fluffy.

Some nice apps I use:

MoboPlayer- media player w/ swipe controls for volume, brightness, timeskip. Love those features.

FTPDroid - To transfer files to my device through wifi for w/e reason.

inSSIDer - Network stuff.


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Wow' date=' a lot of good suggestions here. Is there any difference between Root Explorer and Astro? I have used both but the only difference I saw is that Astro looked a bit more fluffy. Some nice apps I use: MoboPlayer- media player w/ swipe controls for volume, brightness, timeskip. Love those features. FTPDroid - To transfer files to my device through wifi for w/e reason. inSSIDer - Network stuff. [/quote']

I haven't used Astro since Android 1.6 days. I prefer Root Explorer because it is simple and has Mount r/w on there so it allows me easy access to parts outside the /sdcard/

i also felt astro was too bloated (in my opinion) adding unnecessary features such as task killer.

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AirDroid - FTP and do other mobile stuff via web browser

Handcent SMS - best 3rd party SMS app

Swiftkey 3 - THE best keyboard

JuiceDefender - helps with saving battery

Solid Explorer - really good file manager

PowerNap - ensures you don't take take too long of a nap haha

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