So anyone got some good recommendations for apps for Android?
The Sky+ app from, well, Sky, is good. Assuming you have Sky+ of course...
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They can be a pain to find in Android market, can't they
We've got a feature coming up in the next issue re some of the best music/movie/TV-related Apps....
What are you after - games, productivity, utilties?
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I have loads of apps installed - these are some of my favs...
Dolphin HD - excellent internet browser
AudioGalaxy - Stream your home music collection wherever you are (wifi or 3g)
Poweramp - Music Player supporting many formats including flac
Extended media scanner (adds media files to android library so players can play them via library functions).
Titanium Backup - backup your entire phone
SoundHound - names tunes by "listening" and gives lyrics, youtube links, info etc.
2Player - dlna controller (eg stream music from your NAS to another device)
TuneIn Radio - over 50,000 internet radio stations
Skifta - stream videos,music,photos from any DLNA device
Arcmedia - plays virtually any video format
Astro File Manager
Sky+ - remote control ur skybox whilst out
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Advanced Task Killer ( quick and easy way of killing apps)
Lookout Security (anti-virus/malware, back-up/restore, and phone finder)
TuneIn Radio (internet radio streaming)
Opera Mini and Opera Mobile (better than the default webkit browser)
Remote For iTunes
Double Twist/Double Twist AirSync ( allows you to play/sync iTunes content over wifi)
Tapatalk and Forum Runner (lightweight forum readers, handy if you cant get a reliable 3G//wifi signal - Dependant on Forum software and Forum owner/admin installing/enabling the plugins though)
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I was a very early starter with Android (got a HTC Hero the week it came out) and have quite a few apps I like but interested in other people’s choices.
Some interesting suggestions so far, will get downloading soon.
3G Watchdog - Keep tabs on your 3G usage
Contact2Sim - Backing up my contacts list to the SIM card as I sometimes use another phone
Dolphin Browser - Great android browser
FreeCaddie - Free Golf GPS software. Just as good as my mate's dedicated device (except his battery doesn't run out after 24 hours)
Google Goggles - Try it!
My Grid Ref - Great for hill walking but you need a map. I'm probably going to try Viewranger if I stick with Android
PowerAmp - Best music player I've tried but does cost. WinAmp pretty good and free
Ringdroid - Make your own ringtones
Sky+ - Same as everyone else
Soccer Scores - Will do until Sky Sports look beyond Apple devices
SqueezeCommander - Great app for controlling your Logitech Squeezebox and a lot better than the free Logitech official one
UK Newspapers Online - does what it says on the tin
XBMC Remote - Great app for controlling your home cinema PC
Well, come on then, share your own love!
Solo lite- cool guitar app
IMDB- latest movie trailers
Android lightsaber--may the force be with you
Free music download- does what it says on the tin
sky and bbc sport--great on matchdays for live goals results ect.
Guns- for online FPS-gamers
And of course there is allways room for CHRISTMAS SNOW GLOBE
Games wise. Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons & Yoo Ninja are all addictive and free. There are a few decent tower defence games, of which GRave defence Silver is my fave (also free).
I like the Google sky map which shows the names of the stars & constellations as you move the phone around the night sky.
I've also got the speedtest.net app for testing broadband speeds while at work (usually quicker than getting someone to do it on their laptop/PC, and will prove if connection problems are down to their laptop/PC or not.)
BBC iPlayer of course.
For all you rockers out there, there's RadioX & TOTALROCK radio apps
Apps I don't use much are the Qlock2 app. Lovely clock in the real world, if a little pricey, but the app doesn't keep the phone display on and you can't set it as a wallpaper... I also bought a game called Heavy Gunner, not a bad game but a bit samey and my interest soon faded.
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Open WiFi Scanner
Whats your ride? (a cool app to design your own dream car)
Foobar controller & lookout security..
gstrings - an instrument tuner better than most professional tuners.
Viewranger - maps cost £100 for full UK but excellent for hiking.
Sportstracker - my favourite GPS exercise tracker.
Beautiful widgets - clock and weather.
Spare Parts - A few tweeks missing from settings.
Dropbox - Sync files such as office files.
Documents2Go - Edit office files on the go.
Copilot - reasonable navigation for cycling or driving.
Zeam Launcher - Very lightweight desktop alternative.
Keyboard from android 2.3 - Standard keyboard if your phone has a personal version.
Pure Calendar Widget - um calendar
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Tunein Radio Pro.
Sony BD Remote. (Handy for one thing. Typing out YouTube searches - for my BDP-370 - with the iPhone's 'proper' keyboard rather than the S370's tortuously slow search panel.
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