Any good apps?

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    Really enjoying my new bionic! What are some essential apps that would truly make this device show what its got?

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    Kama Sutra
    Advanced Task Killer
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    Do not use any task killer on these phones. As for essential apps, droidforums of course! ;)

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    Plus 1. No task killer.

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    I've heard not to use task killer on these phones, however I have ATK.... is it b/c they have one built in? And do you notice a difference with/without one?
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    It is because task killers do more harm than good. Android memory management takes care of that by itself. Am I right guys?

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    I've been an Android user since December 2009 and I haven't used a task killer since January 2010 (almost two years) and both of the Android devices I've owned have worked perfectly without one.
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    10-4.... I guess I just bought into the idea that they're killing unused background apps, freeing up my ram... :)
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    Just make sure you back out of an app you're done with. That'll close it.
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    +1 Don't use Task Killers...

    GoSMS is pretty good too. Just started using it and loving it. Used to use Handscent.
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    Essential App - Not Call Log Classic. - MUST have for me!
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    Could you please expand on what this does?

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    exactly what the name implies. LOL
    when you end a call, instead of the phone going to the dialer it makes it so the phone goes to the HOME screen... wonderful app!
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    Thanks! Heading to the market!

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    There are built in ways to kill apps and you don't want any program other than the built-in ones doing so.

    Unfortunately both Facebook and Skype run at startup and also run even after you have exited these apps. You have to go to settings>applications>running services tap for each app and "force stop" them. Every time.
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    I would think that with the Bionic this would not be necessary. Plenty of Ram. Also, if an app is in ram, it does not mean that it is running or consuming other resources, battery, etc. It is there so it starts faster when you need it.

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    You have to kill some apps because they're constantly polling data via LTE if you leave them on. Skype is a prime example of this. If you leave Skype on it'll chew through your battery in no time.
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    Air Attack HD is a fun and addicting game that looks really good on the Bionic's screen. I had it on the D1 and when i played it on the Bionic i nearly S**T my pants.
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    Wireless tether on that 4g connection? I wish I had 4g in my area.

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    Things that show what this device can do are games. I am having a blast with Plants vs Zombies since I was not able to play it before on my D1 or EA Tetris that would run slow as well on my D1. The both run great now and are great fun.
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