What apps will all of you be downloading or transferring from your old Android phone once the Thunderbolt is finally released? What do you think are the "must-have, get right away" apps? What is the best or your favorite in a particular category listed below, and why? I will try to rank/add/delete as I have a chance to test some of them out or get feedback.
(Root users only) - SetCPU, Titanium Backup Pro, Root Explorer, ROM Manager, CacheMate, Wireless Tether, AdFree Android, AutoKiller Memory Optimizer, Autostarts, etc.
Task killer??? - Advanced Task Killer, TasKiller, ES Task Manager, Advanced Task Manager, etc. - (not necessary anymore on newest versions of Android, can cause more harm than good, use back key instead of home key to exit apps)
CPU/app monitoring - (1) Watchdog Task Manager Lite, (2) SystemPanelLite - (alerts you to "runaway" processes/"rogue" apps)
App organizer - Apps Organizer, Folder Organizer Lite
Settings/toggle/system info - (1) Elixir, (2) Quick Settings, (3) Toggle Settings/Profiles Lite
4G/LTE toggle - (1) LTE OnOFF Team AndIRC, (2) Network (Mangelow), (3) Phone Info, (4) 4G/LTE Toggle (not released yet)
Automate settings - Tasker
Battery conservation - (1) JuiceDefender + Ultimate Juice!, (2) Battery Booster, (3) Battery Doctor, (4) Green Power, etc.
Battery indicator - (1) Battery Left, (2) BatteryTime Lite, (3) BatteryLife, (4) Battery Widget, etc.
Volume control - AudioManager Widget
File manager - (1) ES File Explorer, (2) ASTRO File Manager
Backup/restore - MyBackup Pro, AppMonster, SMS Backup +, etc.
Memory management - App 2 SD Free + aCCleaner
Mobile security/anti-virus - (1) Lookout, (2) Anti-Virus Free (AVG), (3) Antivirus Free (Creative), (4) Dr.Web Light
Find lost phone - Wheres My Droid
Google - Voice Search, Gesture Search, Goggles, etc.
Browser alternative - (1) Dolphin Mini, (2) Opera Mini, (3) Dolphin HD, (4) Skyfire
Email - K-9 Mail
Contacts/dialer - GO Contacts
Quick text input - (1) Swype (beta, non-market), (2) SlideIT, (3) Swiftkey
Text messaging - (1) Handcent SMS, (2) GO SMS, (3) chompSMS
Instant messaging/chat - (1) eBuddy, (2) Go!Chat (for Facebook), (3) Nimbuzz, (4) Meebo
Video calling - (1) Skype, (2) Tango, (3) Fring, (4) ooVoo
Visual voice mail - (1) Visual Voicemail Plus, (2) HulloMail
Social networking - Seesmic, TweetDeck, TWIDROYD, TweetCaster, twicca, Plume
Forums - Tapatalk, Droid Forums, XDA-Developers
News - Pulse News Reader, USA Today, CNN, Engadget, NYTimes, CNET News, msnbc, Fox, NPR, CBS, Yahoo!, etc.
App search/discovery - AppBrain, AppAware, Appsfire, Chomp, StumbleUpon, Essential Apps Guide
Music player - (1) doubleTwist, (2) PowerAMP, (3) WinAmp, (4) MixZing, (5) 3 (aka "Cubed")
Streaming radio - (1) Pandora, (2) TuneIn
Stream music from PC - (1) Audiogalaxy, (2) Subsonic
Song recognition - (1) SoundHound, (2) Shazam
Video player - Act 1, RockPlayer Lite, arcMedia, Meridian, etc.
Photo editing/effects - PicSay, FxCamera, Vignette, Photoshop, Color FX/Pop!, PhotoFunia, Photaf 3D Panorama
Image Viewer - QuickPic
Online file storage - Dropbox
Note taking - (1) Evernote, (2) Springpad, (3) Catch Notes
Personal organizer - Jorte
Calendar - Android Agenda Widget, Smooth Calendar, Pure Calendar Widget, Touch Calendar, etc.
To-do list - Astrid
Grocery shopping list - OurGroceries, Out of Milk, OI Shopping List, Grocery iQ
Weather - (1) Weather Channel, (2) WeatherBug
Alarm clock - (1) Alarm Clock Plus, (2) AlarmDroid, (3) Alarm Clock Extreme, (4) Gentle Alarm
Wallpapers - (1) Backgrounds, (2) Zedge, (3) Flikie, (4) MultiPicture Live Wallpaper, (5) Thunderstorm, (6) Jumpgate, (7) City at Night, (8) Best Matrix, (9) Galactic Core, etc.
Ringtones - (1) RingDroid, (2) MP3 Ringtone Maker, (3) Ringtone Maker, (4) Zedge, (5) MabiloWidgets - Widgetsoid, Widget Locker
Sports - (1) SportsTap, (2) ESPN ScoreCenter, (3) Yahoo! Live Scores, etc.
Restaurants - Yelp, Urbanspoon, Yellow Pages, OpenTable, Coupons, Foodspotting, Happy Hours, etc.
In the car - Vlingo, MyCar Locator, Car Home, Car Mode, Trapster, GasBuddy, ShowNearby, Where, Poynt, Aloqa, etc.
Golf GPS - (1) SkyDroid, (2) FreeCaddie
Guitar - Guitar Solo Lite, Robotic Guitar, Chords!, Guitar Hero, Ultimate Guitar Tabs, Tuner-gStrings Free, JamBox, Basic Chords, RockOut, etc.
For fun - Dirty Jokes, Funny Jokes, Urban Dictionary, Blurt, Drinking Games, Pick Up Lines, Useless Facts, etc.
Movies - (1) Movies (Flixster), (2) IMDb, (3) Fandango
Emulators - Emulator ROMs, ROM Gripper, NESoid, Gensoid, SNESNoid, N64oid, FPse, psx4droid, etc.
Paid games - (Gameloft.com), Slice the Wire
Free Games - Angry Birds, Robo Defense, WordFeud (or Words with Friends), Live Holdem Poker Pro, Labyrinth, NinJump, Tank Hero, Gun Bros, Crazy Snowboard, Stupid Zombies, Air Attack HD Lite, Super KO Boxing 2, Armored Strike Online, Tower Raiders, Guns'n'Glory, etc.
Note - If you think you know of a better related app not mentioned, please name it and elaborate as to why you think it is better.