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    Just got the Droid X, need a better keyboard and browser

    Just got this phone, not planning on rooting the phone or anything. I have set it up pretty nicely, just need a few things.

    Keyboard
    Web Browser
    Cool Weather widget on the home screen

    Is there anything else I should get that is essential or useful?

    Thanks.
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    i use the bigbuttons app for a keyboard ... it makes the keyboard buttons bigger ... beautiful widgets app is a great weather widget it has alot of skins and custom stuff

    Come out of the light and into the DarkSlide !
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    you don't like swype?

    For web browser I would choose dolphin hd

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    Ultra Keyboard is and awesome alternative...no root needed...yuo can customize both swype style or regular input keyboard ... has word shortcuts and has tool bar and arrow keys available...even has camera option so you can see where you are going while texting...to avoid fountains and such...LOL
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    Ultra has the ability to change the themes to in built or make your own. You can readily change the size of the keys, the layout, key functions , gestures, etc.
    Dolphin HD has been the most bug free of all (I've tried several) aftermarket browsers for me.
    If you are a big forum surfer, Tapatalk is a must have.
    You might give Sense Style Weather Widget a try . I've got the Sense style clock with X weather theme.
    If you don't plan on root but want a custom look, check out Launcher Pro,ADW Launcher or Go Launcher.
    Desktop Visualizer lets you change the look of icons
    Circle Launcher is another nice way to customize folders instead of going into your app drawer all the time or having a cluttered with shortcuts screen.

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    Thanks for the answers. Do you guys think I should just root my device? And if I do root it, do I get most of the apps for free?
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    The only one I mentioned that isn't free is Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsoni413 View Post
    Thanks for the answers. Do you guys think I should just root my device? And if I do root it, do I get most of the apps for free?
    You don't have to root to install apps for free, it's just frowned upon. Developer's work hard. Rooting is not jailbreaking like the iPhone, you don't do it to get free stuff. You do it to gain "administrative rights". Click on the link in my signature to learn about rooting, it shows how to root. ApeX (in the DX Rom section) has a video that shows you what you get by installing it. And that is the rom that I am running. Check it out!
    Droid X - ApeX MY ROOT/ROM GUIDE!
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    For a keyboard I would suggest giving Smart Keyboard a try. There is a trial version that has an occasional nag screen. But if you like it you can purchase it.

    Beautiful Widgets is one of the more popular weather widgets. You can also check out the Minimalist's Resource Thread link in my sig for a few more choices.

    Web browser I hate to say it I have tried most of them but always go back to stock. I'm still waiting for a final, stable version of Fennec (Firefox mobile) though.
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    Don't mind me. I'm just trying out ultra keyboard and so far its great.

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