So, definitely new with this.
Not sure if I am posting this in the right place, and I apologize if I am not. I just purchased my droid, haven't even received it in the mail yet. However, I was just wondering what are a few first-thing suggestions you guys have for me? Any cool apps I just must get kind of thing? I am new to both Verizon and Droid so any suggestions at all would help me a ton.
Welcome to the Verizon, Droid, and DroidForums families, Curt! Once you get your phone activated and google account set up, you can start making your phone your phone. You can import contacts from facebook using contact sync, or from a micro SD card from a previous phone.
Apps come in all shapes, sizes, and prices. Browse the App Store, and see what catches your eye. One I'd recommend off the bat is Advanced Task Killer (or Advanced Task Cleaner Pro if you're more comfortable with it). Those apps will help you control what's running and when, and save battery life.
As for must have apps too cool to pass up, Pandora is one that might be of interest to you. Top notch music player, with highly customizable stations. Touiteur is a great Twitter client, one I'd recommend if you do use Twitter. If you plan to use it as an alarm clock, DockRunner is a free simulation app that lets you use the dock mode without buying a $50 and up dock. For ringtone customization, Ringdroid can't be beat. Lets you take any MP3 you have, and make it a ringtone, notification tone, or alarm.
Enjoy your droid, and let us know how you like it!
Do not bother with any type of task killer. Outside of their marginal use in occasionally killing off a rogue running app, they are completely unnecessary. And for many people, they cause more harm than good.
Originally Posted by NullifiedKnight
Well, to each his (or her) own. Personally, I find it helpful. Some people don't.
Originally Posted by ShowTime
I would never try to tell you that you don't find them helpful. But personally, I think it's a placebo effect 98% of the time. There's no substantial, empirical evidence that they help anything. But, even if it's a placebo effect, if it makes you feel better then go for it. If taking a sugar pill cures some ailment for you, then by all means keep taking it.
Originally Posted by NullifiedKnight
and I'm not meaning for this to sound sarcastic of condescending, just in case it comes off that way. If it's working for you, then stick with it. I just don't think there's a real need for one or a need to install one if you aren't already using and accustomed to one.
I am definitely new to a lot of the smartphone jargon. However, I am fairly good with computers and keep up with a lot of this stuff. I actually just got off Alltel in my area thank God; and giving VZW a shot for the very first time. Checking out a few droid blogs; so much cool stuff you can do that is for sure .
I am a big music lover; and I also love being able to customize..the ringtone thing will be amazing considering you couldn't do that at all on Alltel; they locked their phones like crazy.
Agreed...stay away from the task killers.
Xscope (paid version)
Touchdown (if you use exchange email)
Any type of tone picker app that lets you use your songs as ringtones or alerts.
Any specialties let us know....this is my generic must have list.
I found the perfect task killer on this thread. SystemPanel: a task killer for people who hate task killers. I have played around with this app for a day and can say its what a task killer should be. I used two different app killers before this one and they never really solved anything, they feel like a placebo. But this app actually tells you how much cpu and memory an app is using so you can actually kill a real rogue app and not one that just opens cause of the system, much like amazon mp3 or other random apps. If you must have a task/app killer this is the one to get.
Thanks guys. I connect to a Microsoft Exchange server for my e-mail at work. Is there a way to get that on my phone?
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