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What are some of your favorites?

Where do you go to get them?

Im getting the Droid for Verizon tomorrow and want to know what the best ones are.

Ive read about the NBA League pass app for $40 where you can watch live games, do they have one for the NFL Sunday ticket? I know the Sprint network has one and Im pretty sure the iPhone does too.

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Ones I can't live without:

ShopSavvy

SportsTap

Gmote

Pandora

Google Finance

And I need these widgets:

GPS

Wi-Fi

SportsTap

Weather

If you are looking for games, there is only one that is good "Orbs.Knockoff"....well ok, there are others, but that one is mine :tinfoilhat:

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are these available on other android-running phones? the wife and i are considering the Tmobile 3G "mytouch" which also runs android...

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are these available on other android-running phones? the wife and i are considering the Tmobile 3G "mytouch" which also runs android...

Yes, I have a G1, all Android phones share the same market. There may be some app restrictions in China where they regulate the Market a bit, but i'm unsure.
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Ones I can't live without:ShopSavvySportsTapGmotePandoraGoogle FinanceAnd I need these widgets:GPSWi-FiSportsTapWeatherIf you are looking for games, there is only one that is good "Orbs.Knockoff"....well ok, there are others, but that one is mine :pickle:

What's gmote?

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What's gmote?

You install it on your PC and your phone and you can control your music in your home from your phone, or you can stream music directly from your PC to your phone.
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Also, I have an NES and SNES emulator installed, that provides many many free games :pickle:

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Can someone describe the process for setting up your phone and/or PC for a day one user with their first smartphone?

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Can someone describe the process for setting up your phone and/or PC for a day one user with their first smartphone?

With Android you just plug the mini usb in, there...you're setup!
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I love iDroidPhone.. after installation, i can only run one App at-a-time, and every now and then, the forces of political correctness at Apple censor random Apps

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THere is afree one out there that allows you to take pictures and it converts the picture to a PDF. The guy showing it to me was saying how he'll take a picture of his company's weekly work schedule (cell phone kiosk at Sam's Club) as soon as it comes out on Monday and email it to his coworkers. Better then a JPG/Photo for stuff like that.

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Can someone describe the process for setting up your phone and/or PC for a day one user with their first smartphone?

did you pick up the droid, fred?

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shopsavvy is great and orbs.knockoff is cool (though I only have the trial version.)

PDAnet is a program that costs $29 and then lets you tether the phone to a laptop for instant internet access anywhere.

Flashlight I like (may come installed)

WeatherChannel is a good one.

My 4-yo daughter loves Zebra Paint

Last.fm streams music, kind of like a pandora (Pandora is supposed to be working on a G1 app)

Ringdroid lets turn any mp3 into your ringtone (editing to whatever time length you want)

PDF viewer isn't perfect, but works more often than not.

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What's gmote?

You install it on your PC and your phone and you can control your music in your home from your phone, or you can stream music directly from your PC to your phone.
Sounds like a part of what Orb Live does. Is Orb Live available for android yet? If so, get it! If not....sorry.

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orbs.knockoff is cool (though I only have the trial version.)

I'm sure the devs worked hard on that one, you should probably try the full version :(Google Skymaps is another cool app.
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Can someone describe the process for setting up your phone and/or PC for a day one user with their first smartphone?

did you pick up the droid, fred?
Went through my corporate rep. It arrives tomorrow. This is far and away the most excited I've been for a new gadget in ages.

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Can someone describe the process for setting up your phone and/or PC for a day one user with their first smartphone?

did you pick up the droid, fred?
Went through my corporate rep. It arrives tomorrow. This is far and away the most excited I've been for a new gadget in ages.
i think we're going to leave VZW. we can get the same deal with Tmobile for $50 less a month. the droid does look cool - i handled one over the weekend - but i think we're going to make the switch. the tmobile mytouch 3g or a blackberry are the likely new phones for us.

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Can someone describe the process for setting up your phone and/or PC for a day one user with their first smartphone?

With Android you just plug the mini usb in, there...you're setup!
Not quite. I just got mine on Friday. To allow your PC to read the Droid you have to pull down the notification bar when your droid is plugged into your computer . press on the usb notification , press mount. Once mounted you can read.My apps so far:Pandora (didn't start working until today)ASTRO -file manager lets you poke around and move files in the phoneLive football scores -from Citizen sportsFlixster -gives you all your local movies playtimesShopsavvy - turn your camera into a barcode snanner that tells you the best price for the product locally and on the web AMAZING!

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Day One: I love this phone. I will eventually stop being addicted to the apps market. I understand why people don't love the keyboard, but I do - I hate onscreen keyboard. I love the UI so far, find the phone workable, and have been impressed with the battery life compared to my old phone. Hard to say how much of my love here is for the Droid and how much is for my first smartphone (I've used other ones, but this is far and away the most advanced phone I've ever owned). But I'm absolutely enamored

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To use an MP3 as a ringtone, just play the song in the android media player and while it's playing tap the menu key and select "Use as Ringtone".

http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/14...aster-eggs.html

I found it annoying that you had to go through the settings in order to change your ringer from loud/vibrate/silent. I downloaded this great free widget called Ringer Toggle Widget which can sit on your home page and switches between loud/vibrate/silent with a hit of a button.

Locale - Can use your GPS location, time, or network availability to change settings like ringtone. So you can have it turn your ringer to vibrate when you get to work, for example, or have it turn off your volume at night.

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To use an MP3 as a ringtone, just play the song in the android media player and while it's playing tap the menu key and select "Use as Ringtone".

http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/14...aster-eggs.html

I found it annoying that you had to go through the settings in order to change your ringer from loud/vibrate/silent. I downloaded this great free widget called Ringer Toggle Widget which can sit on your home page and switches between loud/vibrate/silent with a hit of a button.

Locale - Can use your GPS location, time, or network availability to change settings like ringtone. So you can have it turn your ringer to vibrate when you get to work, for example, or have it turn off your volume at night.

That is pretty sweet right there.

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:popcorn:

Will need this come Feb. My Helio contract can not end soon enough.

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Haven't really searched for too many apps, but this is what I have so far. I like these alot:

New York Times - perfect news app. Love it, check it out in the morning.

Weather Channel

Sports Tap - After downloading a ton of sports apps, finally found the best. Everything I need for sports

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If you download sportstap make sure you use the widge on one of your homescreens. The widget is awesome once you set up your favorite teams.

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To use an MP3 as a ringtone, just play the song in the android media player and while it's playing tap the menu key and select "Use as Ringtone".

http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/14...aster-eggs.html

I found it annoying that you had to go through the settings in order to change your ringer from loud/vibrate/silent. I downloaded this great free widget called Ringer Toggle Widget which can sit on your home page and switches between loud/vibrate/silent with a hit of a button.

Similarly, wifi on/off lets you toggle this option with one click of the widget on your home page.

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I've had the Samsung Moment for a couple of weeks and like it a lot. I'll be glad when they announce upgrade to droid 2.0. Apps I use that haven't already been mentioned:

Dolphin browser to replace stock browser

Quick Settings

Picsay

Google Voice

Handcent SMS as replacement for stock sms app

NBA Live app

Twidroid as Twitter client

Astrid, task manager that syncs with Remember the Milk

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Where is pretty cool. Use GPS to get your location, then find area gas station/prices, movie times, restaurants, traffic, etc.

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Think I need to get voicetext or something like it. Always getting texts while driving.

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What about google goggle...is it as killer as it seems?

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To use an MP3 as a ringtone, just play the song in the android media player and while it's playing tap the menu key and select "Use as Ringtone".

http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/14...aster-eggs.html

I found it annoying that you had to go through the settings in order to change your ringer from loud/vibrate/silent. I downloaded this great free widget called Ringer Toggle Widget which can sit on your home page and switches between loud/vibrate/silent with a hit of a button.

Similarly, wifi on/off lets you toggle this option with one click of the widget on your home page.
I love this wifi on/off app, i have it on the main "home page" of my droid "desktop"

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What about google goggle...is it as killer as it seems?

wow this is cool never heard of it till i saw your post. was playing around with it and it seems to work pretty well.

Though Shop Savvy was better at finding lower prices of a couple of books i took pictures of when I had Google Googles vs Shop Savvy just now.

But the ability to take a pic of a business card and have all that info imported into your contacts is dope (though when you do it, be sure to try and mainly focus on the name and number info, if you take a pic of the company logo as well it'll lookup the company on google search rather than copy the contact info.

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To use an MP3 as a ringtone, just play the song in the android media player and while it's playing tap the menu key and select "Use as Ringtone".

http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/14...aster-eggs.html

I found it annoying that you had to go through the settings in order to change your ringer from loud/vibrate/silent. I downloaded this great free widget called Ringer Toggle Widget which can sit on your home page and switches between loud/vibrate/silent with a hit of a button.

Similarly, wifi on/off lets you toggle this option with one click of the widget on your home page.
I love this wifi on/off app, i have it on the main "home page" of my droid "desktop"
I got a battery widget. Shows your battery level. Click/touch it and it pops up a screen to turn off GPS, wifi or bluetooth.

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To use an MP3 as a ringtone, just play the song in the android media player and while it's playing tap the menu key and select "Use as Ringtone".

http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/14...aster-eggs.html

I found it annoying that you had to go through the settings in order to change your ringer from loud/vibrate/silent. I downloaded this great free widget called Ringer Toggle Widget which can sit on your home page and switches between loud/vibrate/silent with a hit of a button.

Similarly, wifi on/off lets you toggle this option with one click of the widget on your home page.
I love this wifi on/off app, i have it on the main "home page" of my droid "desktop"
You can do the same thing with the standard "Power Control" widget that is already on the phone. Lets you turn on/off wifi, bluetooth, gps, sync and the backlight. Just hold your finger down on the desktop area till the option comes up to add a shortcut, widget, etc....choose widget...then select power control.

Haven't tried the wifo on/off app, but i figure this does the same thing, but lets you control a couple other things as well.

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I like WeFi. It automatically finds and connects you to available WiFi spots. You can also turn off WiFi in a couple of clicks so I got rid of the WiFi on/off widget.

Google Sky is pretty awesome for those with a little interest in astronomy. Basically it's a star map that uses your GPS to tell you what you are looking at in the sky.

Note Everything is a note taking app that lets you make text, paint or voice notes and organize them into folders.

NewsRob seems to be the best interface for Google Reader.

Shazam listens to songs and identifies them as well as artist/album. Same app is available for IPhone.

The Barcode Scanner is pretty cool. I got an extension for Firefox that creates QR codes so I can just scan them into my phone to transfer URLs or other info.

ConveyThis is a good translator. Even does the dirty words.

Finally, Magic 8-Ball gives me the answers to my questions just by shaking my phone.

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