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Awesome Android Apps You Can't Live Without

Gregg Bolinger
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I dropped my iPhone4 the other day and cracked the screen all to hell. It is still usable but I figured I'd take the opportunity to try something different. So I turned it into an iTouch by switching my phone number over to a Motorola Atrix which I'm really enjoying. I used the 1st gen Droid for about a year when it came out. I liked it as well.

But, it's been over a year since I used an Android device and would like to know what the cool apps are these days. Something I might not find easily browsing the Market but that you can't live without.


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Peter Johnson
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I don't think that it counts as awesome, but the app that I use the most (after the Dolphin Browser) is Shortyz, which is a crossword puzzle app. It daily retrieves several online puzzles and thus occupies more of my time than I care to admit.


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Brian Wheeler
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Shazam is a popular app which I think its awesome. I also use exercise timer apps. There are many different ones. I also use words with friends lol.

Gregg Bolinger
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Moved to MD because there was no traffic on it in the Android forum.
Pat Farrell
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I've had my Android phone for about 10 weeks. And so far, there is not an app that I can't live without. I think i'm missing the point of the whole smartphone thing.

But I do fine Vuze interesting. Its a crowd-source traffic and road information system. Uses the built in GPS, data link, open source maps, etc. to tell how traffic is moving right now. Does predictions too. Very cool.

I have a recent Garmin GPS with 'traffic" and Vuze is often more up to date.
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Pat Farrell wrote:

But I do fine Vuze interesting. Its a crowd-source traffic and road information system. Uses the built in GPS, data link, open source maps, etc. to tell how traffic is moving right now. Does predictions too. Very cool.

I have a recent Garmin GPS with 'traffic" and Vuze is often more up to date.

Vuze is a famous torrent client, there is an Android application that is named Vuze too?
Where are the reserved trade marks in Android market?
Pat Farrell
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John Todd wrote:
Pat Farrell wrote:But I do find VuzeWAZE interesting. Its a crowd-source traffic and road information system. Uses the built in GPS, data link, open source maps, etc. to tell how traffic is moving right now. Does predictions too. Very cool.

I have a recent Garmin GPS with 'traffic" and Vuze is often more up to date.

Vuze is a famous torrent client, there is an Android application that is named Vuze too?
Where are the reserved trade marks in Android market?

Sorry, WAZE https://www.waze.com/
I use vuze the torrent client too.... got confused. sorrry
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I really like WhatsApp. Free messaging


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Jesper de Jong
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:I dropped my iPhone4 the other day and cracked the screen all to hell.

I wish that I would accidentally drop my iPhone, so that I could get an Android phone. I've been playing with Android programming and it's really nice and fun (I like it a lot better than programming in Objective-C for the iPhone). I'm waiting for the contract on my iPhone to end in a few months and then I'll get an Android phone. The new HTC Sensation looks awesome.


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