Master Google Android: 40 Tips and Tricks

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by oscar, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Ace Benjamin
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    Great Thread

    Very nice indeed. I learned a few new things myself, and I've been all over this phone like a hobo on a ham sandwich. :)
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    Excellent info indeed

    Just found this site, and registered. Got the Moto Droid Saturday and just starting to unlearn all my Windows Mobile Dell Axim habits. This was perfect for a noob.
    Now if I could just get smaller fingers for the on-screen keyboard!
    ;)
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    Great Job!! You should add iheartradio to the list which allows you to listen to over the air radio from any location without having to be in that city!
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    Get Swype and you're all set
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    Thanks for that, but my problem is fat and dry fingers. It just gets the wrong letters, or none at all.

    Grins,

    RW
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    Verizon cases too big for... well everything.

    I just got my Droid. After 2 years as a iphone user, it just seemed like a natural progression for my new work phone. Still have the iphone as my personal phone. I'm impressed with the Droid. The 40 tips were great! Thank you.
    People need to be aware that when you buy a gel or hard case for your Droid...it does not fit into the car mount or the docking station without removing the case first. THAT is easier said than done.
    Verizon does have a case/car mount combo that seems to be a good choice for the case/car mount dilema. Not sure what to tell you about the docking situation.

    Question about texting. I send a lot of addresses to my techs for new jobs while they are on the road. I wasn't able to put my message in a address format. What am I doing wrong?
    Name
    Street
    City, State Zip
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    SWYPE rocks:icon_ banana:
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    This was really great! Thank you!
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    All very helpful tips.
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    Hi.
    Hey man thanks for sharing this tips and tricks.
    These are really useful.
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    Just saw this post and it is great for newbies, like myself!

    I have to agree that swype is the best! I've had it on my WinMo and it was the first app I installed on my droid. Once you try it - you're hooked :)
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    Arrgh @ OP. Photoshop Mobile is VERY easy to beat. Get Picsay Free, it does way more, and better. And Picsay Pro (it costs like 2 dollars) is like having a fully featured Photoshop on your phone, I do decent looking head swaps etc. in like 2 minutes flat with it.

    In comparison, the actual photoshop app is slow, harder to use, and doesnt do a hell of a lot.

    Here is a suggestion for tip 41: To turn on a super-awesome looking GPS, and make all your friends with garmins/tomtoms jealous, while using Google Navigator: Tap the menu button, then Layers, then turn on Satellite. Voila, no more white and yellow lines, your gps now is the best looker around!

    Another related tip: If you use the GPS feature at all, download the free app "Google Map Address Book." It allows saving of locations for one-touch navigation.

    And, of course, if you plan on texting.. Save yourself frustration and get Handcent SMS. NOW!!
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2010
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    Bump!

    good cheat sheet
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    Thanks for the info!!!
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    Does the Droid have Adobe or Flash? Just wondering.
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    Also, with the Mobile Defense should I have it tracking/connected to my phone the entire time or just if I lose it?
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    New Droid User, First Thread Read

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Info on the phone and its OS as well as Apps. Thanks and keep them coming.
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    Nice post :)
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    very helpful stuff.
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    Not yet, no.

    Just if you lose it.
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