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Droid users... What are the cool apps you're using?

Post by pair8head »

New to Droid myself so I'm kind of wondering what's good?
I found one that lets me put all my key cards (store club cards) on
the phone so I can just call up the appropriate barcode and let them scan that.
Seems like a good one but I haven't actually tried it yet.
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uStream Broadcast

I'll be able to broadcast next year's Critterpalooza *live* in real-time using my Droid X
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I've been testing that ability the last few days or so, might even do a live broadcast this weekend
from Peter Mayer's show in Lancaster, PA.

And with uStream Video you can *watch* uStream broadcasts like Jimmy's recent uStreams of his concerts.
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I just want my freaking droid to actually work properly :(
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ph4ever wrote:I just want my freaking droid to actually work properly :(
What problems are you having?
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surfpirate wrote:
ph4ever wrote:I just want my freaking droid to actually work properly :(
What problems are you having?
I think I got a bad phone. It seems to like to re-boot itself and when it does it takes FOREVER to come back up. It will be sitting beside me and just re-boot out of nowhere. The other day the battery got very hot. Last night I started to get pop up error messages about the fring application not working properly I deleted it.

It's already been to the service center once. Last time the same things I'm experiencing now started happening and I ended up loosing all my contacts. The service center reset it back to factory settings saying that one of the updates was causing the problem. I'm sending Don back with it to the service center Saturday with instructions to "channel" me. I would take it myself but I have a salon appointment. [smilie=battingeyes.gif] :lol: :lol:
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ph4ever wrote:I just want my freaking droid to actually work properly :(
A week after I got my Droid I had to bring it back to Verizon and get a new one, I couldn't get a signal when I turned the power on. It works fine now.
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LIPH wrote:
ph4ever wrote:I just want my freaking droid to actually work properly :(
A week after I got my Droid I had to bring it back to Verizon and get a new one, I couldn't get a signal when I turned the power on. It works fine now.
That's another issue I'm having. We've got Airwave(rave whatever)2 in our home and my phone shows no bars and digital roam while Don's has full signal strength. We will be standing within 10 feet of the Airwave thingie and he's got full bars and I'm on freaking digital roam.
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Every time I think about replacing my phone, I read a thread like this, take a drink, and wait for the urge to pass.

My DumPhone (tm) still works just fine. I know I'll need something fancier one of these days, but given some of the reviews I read about various phones...I'm in no rush.
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TropicalTroubador wrote:Every time I think about replacing my phone, I read a thread like this, take a drink, and wait for the urge to pass.

My DumPhone (tm) still works just fine. I know I'll need something fancier one of these days, but given some of the reviews I read about various phones...I'm in no rush.

Don't get me wrong, when it's working okay I love my droid!!!! Our family of 3 all have the same droid and I'm the only one that has issues. As Meatloaf sang, 2 out of 3 ain't bad! :D
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Droid X .... best damb invention on the planet. Better'n an iPhone IMHO.
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So, I just got one as well. I put on a couple of things althuogh I don't know how cool they are:
1. An AirHorn. It make 10 or so different sounds. My kids love it.
2. A color flashlight.
3. Sudoku.
4. SaberDriod. Kids love it.
I got the mall from the Droid Market - they are all free.

I do need to find a good To Do list/Tasks list. I have TaskOS which responds to voice input but I'm not totally sold on it.
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Some apps will put a severe hurtin' on battery life,
particularly if they need to frequently check GPS or other updates,
so keep that in mind.

Best to check comments on any apps before deciding to install.

That said ..... Google Sky Map is perhaps too cool for words.
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surfpirate wrote:Some apps will put a severe hurtin' on battery life,
particularly if they need to frequently check GPS or other updates,
so keep that in mind.

Best to check comments on any apps before deciding to install.

That said ..... Google Sky Map is perhaps too cool for words.
Also, Advanced Task Killer is nice to have.
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Hockey Mon wrote:
surfpirate wrote:Some apps will put a severe hurtin' on battery life,
particularly if they need to frequently check GPS or other updates,
so keep that in mind.

Best to check comments on any apps before deciding to install.

That said ..... Google Sky Map is perhaps too cool for words.
Also, Advanced Task Killer is nice to have.
I was about to ask about that. The clerk at the store installed it for Don.
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Google Sky Map is sweet.

Air Control and Angry Birds are fun games. So is Live Holdem.

Barcode Scanner, Fandango, Kindle, Groupon, Google Maps Places are all great too.

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ph4ever wrote:
Hockey Mon wrote:
surfpirate wrote:Some apps will put a severe hurtin' on battery life,
particularly if they need to frequently check GPS or other updates,
so keep that in mind.

Best to check comments on any apps before deciding to install.

That said ..... Google Sky Map is perhaps too cool for words.
Also, Advanced Task Killer is nice to have.
I was about to ask about that. The clerk at the store installed it for Don.
So, I get the point of it - it kills apps you have running and increases your amount of free memory. But, I do wonder how often it is necessary to do that. And, if you kill an app, do it free ALL the memory that the app was taking or only a % of it (like 90/95%). Like I read somewhere, it's effective a Ctrl-Alt-Del for your phone.
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gunthermoose wrote:Angry Birds
I hate the way those effein pigs grin when you don't kill them all. :lol: :lol:
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Then just kill em ..Connie
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gunthermoose wrote:Then just kill em ..Connie
You know what really su<ks? If my phone is reset again or I get a new one I have to start all over, again. :roll: :lol:
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