My current list:
AndFTP - excellent FTP / SFTP client
beebPlayer - iPlayer for Android, works fantastically well over WiFi or 3G
Bonsai Blast - Great game from Glu, shouldn't be free!
Brain Genius Deluxe - Another great game from Glu, shouldn't be free!
Chomp SMS - The standard SMS client is weak, this one is awesome!
Compass - It's a, er, compass
ConnectBot - Excellent SSH client
Contact Owner - Show contact details on home screen
ES File Explorer - My favourite file explorer
Facebook Sync - Facebook contacts to your Android contacts
FBook - Facebook client
Locale - location based actions (with SMS and Twitter plugins)
MapWeasel - shows you traffic hold ups (UK) on a Google Map (shame the icon is so ugly!)0.23
My Tracks - Upload your GPS tracks to Google Maps then use...
My Maps Editor - To edit the above
PacMan - A classic
Palringo - The amazing multi IM app (join 'modaco')!
* PayPal - Official app doesn't seem to be in UK market, but i'm looking for the APK!
Pkt Auctions eBay - eBay client
Shake Awake - Shake the phone to wake when in a call
Shazam - Brill music tagging app
Sky Map - Excellent star map, I believe Google now have one of their own too?
SMS Popup - Popup when you get a SMS. Simple and effective!
Snap Photo Lite / Trial / Pro - Better camera app
Spare Parts - nice UI to get to settings you can't normally see. Speed up / add transition animations, enable haptics, show compass in Google Maps etc.
Statusnote - put notes in your status bar
The Weather Channel - Weather
ToggleWiFi - Excellent WiFi toggler, shows when on and disconnected
Twidroid - Stunning Twitter client
Where's my Android - Make your phone respond to a secret SMS by coming out of silent and making lots of noise. Great for when you lose the phone down the back of the sofa!
MyBackup Pro - Awesome backup utility!
Record It - Sky Remote Record for Android
I'm running Haykuro's Sapphire port atm, for the EXCELLENT HTC dialler.
Essential Android Software
Posted 17 March 2012 - 10:47 AM
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Posted 03 June 2012 - 01:15 AM
I read about an iOS app in T3 that does the same, looked into it, discovered the images are called cinemagraphs and search for an Android app, think it's fairly new (only a few days old)
Posted 16 March 2013 - 02:47 AM
And Super Hexagon (Paid Game) one of the best games released in a long time.
Skifta (Free) is a really good DNLA app it works really well with well designed 3rd party hardware.
BubbleUPNP (Paid or limited / adware) is probably better if your hardware is picky / flaky.
Wifi File Explorer (Paid) is pretty good. Allows you to start a webserver on your device in one click then connect to it with a browser to pull the odd file. (It can zip up multiple files but it is not 100% reliable with files that are large numbers of GB).
ezpdf / Repligo - PDF Viewers I dunno which I think is the best. (The official Adobe Acrobat App is not very good except in rare cases where it is great (Normally when ezpdf / Repligo doesn't work properly - probably a specific publishing mode in Acrobat or InDesign or something not sure).
Mobialia Chess (Free or Paid) Best Chess Application. Can connect to FICS Free Internet Chess Server. Timeseal works so time is fair and people (Shouldn't ?) be able to cheat.
Adaway. Indispensable hosts file downloader to block ad's Google removed it from the play store so you need to get it from FDroid or its website. (It works pretty damn well I suppose that is why it was removed) you need to be routed to use it and it is 100% free.
Flashlight Widget - This one it works on all my devices and isn't adware : https://play.google....bgne.flashlight
Posted 01 June 2013 - 10:58 PM
Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:51 PM
For those who want to keep their device alive on a per app basis with a lot of other free options try
It also support docking station detection, auto pause on motion sensor and a lot of cool features.
If you are not too geeky and want to easily automate action on your phone try
It was created for the users who did want to automate tasks on boot, headphone, dock, etc... without the complexity of regular taskers that are made for more experienced users.
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