New Droid Owner w/some Questions?

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    Still learning how to use it, First Data type phone, Are there any Things I should turn on or off on the Phone, Recommended Accessories or Apps I should get or install, Any & all help would be appreciated!!!!

    Thanks Bill
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    One of the first apps I would suggest is Handcent for text messaging over the stock app. I like the customization capabilities. If you are going to customize the appearance I would get Beautiful Widgets. Any of the home replacements will give you more screens for shortcuts and such. I also have downloaded a virus protection/locator for my phone. Some will say its not necessarily important but it give me piece of mind. Finally, what I told my husband when he got his droid, is before downloading any apps read the comments. I usually stay away from any that say there is a force close issue or if performance is not what I want. I am sure others here will have a ton of advice for you, but these are the few important ones for me. (oh and I am not rooted either)
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    And Oh by the way..................Welcome
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    :welcome: to the Droid Forums. This question is asked a lot so you may not get a huge response. I recommend Screebl. I also suggest that you go to the apps thread and search around in there. There are threads where people list their apps.
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    First of all welcome to the forums:icon_ banana::icon_ banana::icon_ banana:

    Apps i would install goes as follows in no particular order
    first free
    Pandora --Free Radio most used ap
    Droid Light turns led into flash light
    shop savvy --barcode scanner
    Imusic free music
    MP3 download free music again
    Ebay--more or less what it says
    Mini info small status icon that has battery and memory left (it actually a widget)
    AE notebook--what it sounds like
    Ringdroid-Lets you make cuistom ringtones with music on phone
    MeeboIM --yahoo/msn chat
    Shazam- music recognition
    calculator (it might come with it not sure
    bubble level
    Swype no ap in market do a search on forums they will tell you how to install
    now paid
    Beautiful widgets - clock dispay on front
    Touiteur _twitter ap with widget

    Games

    Robo Defense (i free and i like it enough)
    Home run battle 3d paid for it and don't regret allows online play as well most played game for me

    The rest of stuff that i have would be root only apps if you decide to root more than welcome to pm i will tell you what i got

    hope this helps:icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    have to agree with justin82, welcome. and i also got the same apps for free.
    pandora rocks! literally.
    shazam! are you listening to something you don't know who it is? this'll find it for you.
    advanced task killer- it'll turn off any apps/programs you don't need in the backround all the time, saves you battery.
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    Welcome to the board and your droid!

    have fun with the phone, click around and don't be afraid to mess with any apps.

    As far as recommendations:
    Handcent for your texting
    Missed call
    Screebl
    Live Scores (if you're a sports fan)
    MyMaps editor for your Google maps (very handy)

    Again, welcome to the forum and have fun with your Droid!
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    Welcome.

    Dolphin Browser. Adds pinch/zoom to browsing and enlarges text so you cna read it.
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    You have came to the right place. You will learn so much from this community; you will get more help and info here then at a vzw store. Feel free to ask and I am sure that the people here will either answer your question or will point you in the right direction.

    The first couple of apps I installed were:
    pandora radio
    directv nfl super fan (out of season now)
    dolphin browser (pinch to zoom and the ability to change it to desk top user agent to get the Full nfl.com page).
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    Welcome indeed. The more Droid users, the better!

    Here are a couple more apps I find useful:

    -For note taking: NoteEverything
    -For task lists: DoIt
    -For file management- Astro File Manager
    -replacement mail program: K-9 Mail
    -For word, excel, pdf editing: Documents to Go
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