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caninelover 08-17-2010 12:09 AM

Best smartphone apps.
 
So I just got my droid smartphone last week (HTC Incredible on Verizon). Am looking for everyone to share their favorite apps.

So far for me (as a newbie) I like the free Mileage app on Android. At each fill up I can put in the odometer reading, the gallons filled, and price per gallon! Its very cool. I also like the free Grocery IQ app. I make my shopping list, it also lets you scan barcodes in the grocery aisle to add stuff to your list.

Any other good ones out there I need to download?

Sarah in SC 08-17-2010 07:04 AM

I like Google maps and the weather channel's radar map. I also like Shazam to find out the names of songs I hear and don't know. All of mine are on the Blackberry. I use the Opera mini browser as well.

DoingHomework 08-17-2010 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by caninelover (Post 968580)
So I just got my droid smartphone last week (HTC Incredible on Verizon).

September 20 I am freed! I'll be switching from T-mobile to Verizon and getting a Droid. The question is, Droid X or HTC Incedible. Any thoughts on the comparison?

As for apps, I've been looking around and there are several websites out there with top ten list of the apps to get. I suggest you google a bit.

jimnjana 08-17-2010 07:14 AM

So far I like the Garage Sale Rover on Droid. Displays craigslist garage sales in your area.

caninelover 08-17-2010 09:55 AM

Doing, either are fine phones. I looked at both and to me the Droid X was just too big and I didn't like the big bump on the back where the put the camera. But if that size isn't an issue for you, the Droid X is certainly a great phone. Also, I preferred HTC's skin better than Motorola's, but that's just me.

DoingHomework 08-17-2010 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by caninelover (Post 968670)
Doing, either are fine phones. I looked at both and to me the Droid X was just too big and I didn't like the big bump on the back where the put the camera. But if that size isn't an issue for you, the Droid X is certainly a great phone. Also, I preferred HTC's skin better than Motorola's, but that's just me.

Thanks. I've also had trouble finding a significant difference between the two. I hear the screen is better and easier to read on the X but the HTC is not as heavy and bulky. Always good to hear other peoples' reports though.

Bimmerbill 08-17-2010 01:03 PM

I like:

Hungry! for food shopping
DailyStrip, for comics
Tricorder, for geekness (has a bunch of cool scanning tools)
GPS Status, checks your gps status and shows where the sats are, cool compass too
aCar, for car maint and fill up tracking
Droidlight, a flashlight
mint.com app for Mint.com access
PDAnet, for the ability to tether to a laptop
launcherpro, just got this today and its great!
Swiftkey, good keyboard app
USAA app
weatherbug
skyfire browser
speedtest for testing download speeds and connectivity
Facebook app... well, for facebook!

Rich_by_the_Bay 08-17-2010 01:10 PM

WiFi OonOff - toggle without switching screens, etc.
LiveList - great checklist program with voice recognition
ShoutOut - texting with voice-to-text
Pandora
StopTimer - timer and stopwatch

Rustic23 08-17-2010 07:27 PM

Alchemy! A ridiculous game. See how many thing you can create starting with Fire, Air, Water, and Earth. I think I am at 96 out of 270! This is not an app that will make your day easier, save your life, it is a challenge.

Bimmerbill 08-18-2010 11:29 AM

I like Abduction, with the little cows. I admit, I only have it on there so DD can listen to the MOOOOOOoooo when the cows fall off the platform.

RonBoyd 08-19-2010 06:30 AM

BerryWeather
SmartBBattery
Genius Medical Diary
What's My
BlackStar
Poynt
Where
Frugalytics
Slacker Radio
Pandora
Radio Companion
iHeartRadio
DataBackup
Dictionary
jShoppingList
The Weather Network
The Weather Channel
And, of course, Dilbert


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