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Old 07-30-2010, 07:06 AM
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List them up. Here are some of mine:
  • One Click: Toggle the ringer on/off
  • ChompSMS: Text Message
  • SWYPE: Drag you finger to type
  • TIKL: Push to talk
  • About all the Google Apps. Gesture, Maps, Latitude
  • Dolphin: Browser
  • K-9 Mail: Email
  • Advanced Task Killer: some argue this is not needed, I use primarily for some of the apps that you have to "back" out of instead of exit out of.
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:21 AM
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K-9 Email (email horrible without it)
Radar now (use almost every day/while on boat)
Baseball scores (son's favorite App)
Droid light (flashlight)
SMS popup
GPS Status
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:33 AM
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Advanced task killer
Google Sky Map (constellation thingy,pretty cool)
Metal Detector - yes it works...
Speedometer
Tide App
Bluefin Marine Weather
Gmote-I have'nt enabled yet.
Pandora radio
Bubble level
Compass
Shazam - listens to a song and gives artist info,cool
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:42 AM
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Pandora Radio
Skyfire Browser (I prefer over Dolphin)
Mario Bros. Live Background

-> HTC Droid Incredible <-
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Old 07-30-2010, 11:03 AM
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Grooveshark (www.grooveshark.com)

It's similar to Pandora, but gives you the ability to search for songs and make your own playlists. The best thing about it is you can make songs available offline, so you can still play music when you don't have 3G service.
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No 3G service, what's the world coming to???

Sounds cool though, i'll have to check it out.
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:03 PM
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Sirius/XM
Pandora
Congress
Pet Care Services
CPR-Choking
Where's My Droid?
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Old 07-30-2010, 01:52 PM
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Advanced Task Killer
Flashlight
DroidLight
GoogleMaps

The Task Killer is needed for all Droid users. After having mine for a month, it would try to bring up a web page and just stop loading. I took it into Verizon and the guy loaded the Advanced Task Killer app and it showed over 40 apps running on the phone in the background, unbeknownst to me. Killed them all and back in business. Now every time I do something on it I kill tasks, some I didn't even open.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:50 PM
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Drudge report
Camera 360 Pro
Sound Hound
Weather Bug
Scanner Radio
Printer Share
Grocery IQ
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Holy crap! I just installed the Advanced Task Killer and I had so many dang apps running it wasn't funny. Maybe that's why my battery dies fast sometimes, I also noticed that I start one app after clearing them and the one app starts like 5 others*&&#%^#$ !!

Good thread OP. And thanks for the suggestions.

Handcent (text)
MixZing (music)
Voice Recorder
The Weather Channel
Color Notepad
PDA Net
calCOOLator
Video Player
Bust-A-Move (paid app, but takes up time when your waiting for something)

I need a good one for text, the Handcent sometimes sucks and freezes and forecloses alot...too many updates for that program, sometimes its for the worst.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:28 PM
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advanced task killer
pandora
google map
Gstrings tuner < love being able to pull the phone out to tune my guitar
gps status
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Not to side track too much, but I got the Motorola Cliq and was wondering if theres a app or something that I can use to listen to radio stations? I looked and didnt find anything. And this phone didnt have anything already in it.

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Old 08-02-2010, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by 1MoreMinute View Post
Not to side track too much, but I got the Motorola Cliq and was wondering if theres a app or something that I can use to listen to radio stations? I looked and didnt find anything. And this phone didnt have anything already in it.

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Are you meaning regular FM radio stations or internet radio stations?
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:08 AM
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Just downloaded the "Radar Now" app, thats awsome.

Quite a few of you guys are using the advanced task killer

Did you get better battery life when you did it?
I've read the same arguments saying that you shouldn't use a task killer with the Droid Incredible, but my battery life isn't great.
And I have the aftermarket battery with more power.
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Old 08-02-2010, 11:34 AM
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I have Droid Incredible and I use Advanced Task Killer all the time. It def helps your battery. I charge my phone about every 1.5 days with normal use. A big improvement over my iPhone that had to be charged every 8 hours!
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Guys, don't use any task killers: The android operating system is nothing like Windows/Palm/RIM/Etc. Android loads apps in memory so they will be immediately available when you need them. Let me stress, these apps are not "running" in the sense that programs run when started in Windows. They are simply sitting in memory. You don't have to worry about them, as they do no harm just staying in memory until needed. If android needs additional memory, it will remove whatever needs to be removed in order to have the amount of memory it requires. Forget about watching how much free memory you have because it changes as the operating systems needs change. Delete any task killer the idiot Verizon reps convinced you to install, or that they installed. Killed apps will, in most cases, be put right back in memory by android.
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Old 08-02-2010, 12:00 PM
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I generally kill most my apps when I am either going to bed or putting my phone in my pocket and know i won't be using it for hours. Both times when I don't need anything "ready to use" and I have done tests to see and yes it does save my battery over these periods of time. On my old MyTouch 3G the phone was slow in the first place but without killing apps before I wanted to do something it was so slow it was almost unusable. After killing the apps I didn't need I was able to use it fine at normal speed. The Incredible is must faster with a lot more memory so this isn't so much the issue, but it does still help with battery usage when i'm not using it.
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I just got the HTC evo how do I install the advanced task killer thing? I am always having to keep charging the battery.
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Originally Posted by Andr0id View Post
Are you meaning regular FM radio stations or internet radio stations?
Crap, yeah that info would help. I am looking for FM radio playback on my phone.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:36 PM
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Not 100% sure but I think the phone has to have a built in FM tuner, as in have the hardware in the phone (like the Incredible). I'm not aware of any software to simulate it, but I haven't really looked into it.
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