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Old 26-09-10, 05:50 PM   #1
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Question Must Have Apps

I need a short list of must have apps. Imagine you're non-tech savvy friend has just got a HTC Desire, it's not rooted. In fact, maybe imagine it's your mum that has just got it. What 3 apps would you say they need to install right away? They need to be relatively simple, so as not to confuse them.

I wouldn't suggest something like Handcent or K9 mail, as they don't really offer any different functionality, just slightly better functionality, if that makes sense.

I'm going to give Google Maps as a starter, this for me is a killer app.

Also Barcode Scanner is so useful, I would suggest that.

I'd round it off with 'The Weather Channel'.

What would you suggest?
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Old 27-09-10, 05:21 AM   #2
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A unit converter such as ConvertPad,
Aldiko - a book reader.
Google sky would be good for impressing people,
A game - Suduko? depends on what they might like to play.

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Old 27-09-10, 08:01 AM   #3
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I think the book reader is a good one. It's not about impressing others, I don't know about yours, but my mum doesn't do much 'showing off'
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Old 27-09-10, 08:27 AM   #4
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id go with

Ebay
Id research into some form of shopping list app
Angry Birds
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Old 27-09-10, 01:48 PM   #5
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Advanced Task Killer
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just for the hell I'd tell her to throw it away and get an iPhone
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Im a recent convert away from apple actually. Got a Galaxy S a few weeks ago.

Not missing my iphone one bit. Wallet feels nicer too.
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Got to be honest, I wouldn't recommend this to someone who doesn't know what they're doing. Very bad idea.

I was thinking about Goggles though.
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Old 27-09-10, 07:46 PM   #9
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I have the Task Killer button on one of my main pages, and it's one hit button to auto close all open progs. Just tell them to click it before you go into standby. No real need to ever open it up
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Exactly. That's not how it should be used. Some things need to be left running...
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Amazingly, it's a *feature* so you don't have to *navigate menus*. Easy enough to set up first time for the programs you *don't* want to close.
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Exactly. So, not one I would recommend to someone that doesn't really know what they are doing.
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Not having a android i will list other versions of...

Navigation - Google Maps or anything that may be better than what could already be on the phone
Communication - Skype for video calls? msn or email app
Organisation - Some form of todo list, memo pad, reminder/calander or even a wallet app to track money spent
Fun - Angry Birds or puzzle/sim games
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You know considering I am a seriously heavy user I don't use apps probably cause I don't have time to ass about but key for me is.

Voice search ( all the time to many contacts)
Wifi hotspot router thing crucial this month I am at 2GB so far.
Gdocs the amount of times I have used this to send a file directly to someone its brilliant.

As a business user I probably would be happy with any phone but the wifi hotspot is easily the best thing I have used on a phone in years.
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Gdocs the amount of times I have used this to send a file directly to someone its brilliant.
You know the latest version (v3 I think) of Docs To Go integrates with your Google account for nice easy editing of Google Docs. Works very well. The app's a bit expensive, but give me a shout if you wanted it...

I've not posted in here as generally I just review them for hemorrdroids on YouTube -

http://www.youtube.com/user/Hemorrdroidsnet

I'm quite proud of the fact if you search 'Android App Review', I have 3 results on page 1! (It was 4 for a while)

A few to check out - Sleep As An Droid, which monitors your sleep and tried to wake you at the best time.

VidTrim - for cutting videos down.

And I might have mentioned it already - TV Show Favs to track your TV shows and which ones you need to watch still!

I've also found the AA have their own app, which looks quite useful.

Anyone else found any awesome apps recently?
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