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User currently offlineFinalCut747 From United States of America, joined Aug 2011, 31 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

I'm getting a Nexus S tomorrow and I wanted to know what some must have apps for it are. I know Flightaware is a natural, but what other apps are absolutely necessary?

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User currently offlineMolykote From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1344 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2098 times:
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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3395 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Here's an alphabetical list of a few of the apps I've got on my Nexus S, pick and choose what suits you!

Android Agenda widget - great one to show your meeting schedule.
Barcode scanner
CheckMyTrip - Amadeus's app
Dolphin browser HD - neat replacement to the stock browser
DrinkIn - for a quick cocktail recipe  
Google Sky Map
GPS Essentials
Google Maps
Marriott - If you stay with them
Swift Key X - the only paid app on my phone - replacement keyboard
United Airlines - awesome app if you fly UA/ CO - by far the best airline app I've seen
Whats app - alternate to SMS
XE Currency

Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineracko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2054 times:

I'll nominate Dropbox and Readitlater.

User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 15697 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

This list has several of the apps I use.

It also has a tutorial link in the first paragraph about how to use QR barcodes to download the apps quickly (although they have you download ShopSavvy whereas most of us prefer BarcodeReader).

As for other things on my phone, I'm a fan of internet radio, and am using AOR to listen to various radio stations, but I imagine there are some better apps out there for that.

Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlinejoekuboj From Serbia, joined Feb 2004, 164 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Amazon Kindle
Astro File Manager

..and just for BEG / LYBE flyers -> Red Letenja

It's not a bug, it's a feature.
User currently offlinesignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3094 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

My list of must-have apps for Android (note, all are free):

3G Watchdog
Advanced Task Killer
Amazon Kindle
Barcode Scanner
Battery Time
GPS Test
Spirit Level Plus
You Tube

And a list of cool ones, though not essential:

Angry Birds
App 2 SD Free
Google Sky Map
Macdo in Europe
Planefinder Free
Skies of Glory
Tesco Locator
Zombie, run!


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3350 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
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A few for me.

First, Operation apps:
Pandora (or iHeart Radio) - radio streaming is one of the best things about smart phones, IMHO.
Green Power (battery saver app) - I used JuiceDefender for a long time, but I didn't like how intrusive it was. I've since switched to Green Power, and I just ran 63 hours on a single charge. If you have a job where you can't make personal calls or use your phone much during the day other than texting, and you don't use it during your commute, this app is absolutely incredible. I went from barely lasting a day to running 2+ days on a charge.
K-9 Mail - if you use any e-mail provider other than g-mail, this is the best I've ever run into.
Wapedia - Wikipedia app
RailBandit - depending on where you live, this is the most comprehensive set of mass-transit schedules I've come across in the Android market.

WordFeud - iPhone users swear by "Words with Friends", but it is very unstable on Android and really bothered me. If most of your friends are into Scrabble-type games and use Android, WordFeud is great.
Dragon, Fly - a mindless, addicting game with a great physics engine. Lacks some development, and is short on levels, but hopefully this will change soon as they continue to update the app.
Live Hold'e, - if you're into Poker, there's nothing better. And definitely worth the paid version.
MathDoku - if you're into KenKen and Sudoku, this app is great.

Dazzle - this is a customizable "one-touch" access toolbar you can place anywhere on your home screens. Some phones come with something similar, but none of the built-in ones have proven to be any good to me. Dazzle can have icons for things like Ring Volume, Brightness, Wi-Fi, GPS, Sync, Bluetooth, and a whole lot more. No better way to manage your phone's functions.
Beautiful Widgets - great weather, clock, and calendar widget that is fully customizable in looks and function. You can really make this your own, it is fast and stable, and looks great.


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