If you could only have/recommend 5 APPS ?

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    What would they be? Doesn't matter if they are free or you pay, just they are dependable and useful?
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    1) WHERE
    2) TipCalc
    3) Barcode Scanner
    4) PDANet
    5) WeatherBug
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    Keeper - Password database
    ES File Explorer - File manager and samba client
    TasKiller - Kills tasks
    Google Listen - Podcast client
    ConnectBot - SSH Terminal Client
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    My Current Favorite 05 Are:

    01 Advanced Task Manager

    02 MixZing

    03 PicSay Pro

    04 DocumentsToGo pro

    05 Where
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    I have 38 installed right now.....no way I could only have 5 favs, lol
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    Useful apps that the average person would enjoy:
    1. Handcent SMS
    This should be installed on every DROID phone that is going to send/receive any kind of messages! This app solves a lot of problems that the basic messaging features on the phone lack. You can add contacts to a composed message using groups of contacts, or by selecting individually from a contact list. Allows you to pull the attachments out of all your messages on one easy screen, as well as individually per message. Makes it easy to grab those pictures or audio files or ringtones people send you. Supports so many other features that I won't list them here.

    2. ShopSavvy
    Way better than "Barcode Scanner"

    3. Shazam
    Identify playing music by holding the phone near the music. (Artist/Album/Song names)

    4. Pandora
    Online streaming music radio based on the type of music you prefer. As you listen and rate songs good/bad, the station plays songs more accurate to your taste. Excellent replacement for standard radio. Hook up a FM transmitter and your good to go in the car too (remember DROID uses standard headphone jack, which is awesome for compatiblity).

    5. Power Management Widget
    I think this actually comes pre-installed because I don't see it in the main slide out window. Go to add a widget and it says "power" something. Lets you change screen brightness, blutooth, wifi, gps on and off. Good for quickly adjusting the screen brightness to save power. I usually turn the brightness all the way down indoors, then back up when im outside.

    I have other small things on here but these are 5 good apps that could offer a better experience for the average DROID user. I have only had my droid for 2 days now, so im sure there are plenty of other great apps out there.

    Oh, and all the apps I mentioned are free in the market. As of right now, I consider Handcent SMS to have been the most useful of the apps I installed. The stock messaging interface/features are really horrible. This app makes the phone what it should have been like to begin with, and more.
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    Handcent is a MUST have app......

    Great SMS support and it willl auto split your messages after 160 characters and send them simultaneously.

    Too much to list with this app it is FULLY customizable. There must be at least 40 settings to customize to your liking............. amazing app.
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    Pintail - you can text locate and a pin number from another phone and it will give a location of your phone.

    tv.com - i can watch full episodes of csi and if I was soap kinda girl full episodes of those and a bunch of other tv shows and it streams very good.

    photoshop.com mobile

    So far thats all I have had time to really mess with. Have had it for 8 days now, but slowly adjusting to it.
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    Handcent
    Weatherbug
    GDE - now updated for 2.0 and better than Open home IMHO. Well...for my needs.
    Where
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    Thanks for the replies, I have found many new apps that are very helpful and useful! :)
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    Just got my droid! Hell yeah! So far so good but since there are soooooo many cool apps I need some assistance with more than a top 5 - 10. Would of you droid pros be so kind as to maybe list your top 20 apps? You know what they say, go to the pros when ya need to learn! Thanks all!
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    Thanks to SwordOfWar for providing good info of the features of his
    favorites as a "newbie" like me doesn't know what an ap can do
    just by its name. I also agree that "pros" can be so helpful in
    testing these aps for their usefulness, reliability, and compatibility
    with Droid.
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    i havent graduated to paying for apps, so all these are free, and work perfectly might i add:

    weatherbug
    sportstap - one of the better free sports apps ive found
    aldiko - ebook reader, very nice
    gdocs
    panda - new to it, but loving it so far
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    Apps Organizer
    GDE
    Sportstap
    Nesoid - Nintendo emulator (u can get every original NES game) Awesome!
    Weather Widget -Donate (this is the one u re looking for)
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    Handcent SMS is best text messaging apparently hands down. A lot of customization
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    1. RoboDefense
    2. TV.com
    3. Layar
    4. Shazam
    5. Scetch Online (Beta)

    Facebook is also on there but that goes without saying.
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    What is Layar? Search came up empty in the market.
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    Layar is an augemented reality browser. If you've used Google Navigation and gone into Street view/Compass view, it's just like that. It shows you the area as if you were standing right there. And when you look around (like physically turn 180*), the phone senses this and turns the phone view to match.

    Layar isn't available for the Droid though.
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    Noooo, sorry I was a little impatient. I migrated for a G1 to a Droid yesterday. I didn't realize that isn't available yet. That is incredibly disappointing.
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