1. I use Keep Screen to keep apps open that I use for an extended period, like email and the browser. Avoids screen timeout. 2. I use BetterCut widgets on my home page to press for an instant dial to a contact. Avoids a 2 step operation. 3. I use NoLock to allow the phone to start up without sliding the lock icon. 4. I use NoLock and no apps selected on the mappable side button to allow screen refresh using the side button. 5. I use Easy Reminder to get a aural tone for an incoming email or SMS text. I have it set to notify me once. It can be set for varying times up to infinite. 6. I have purchased a 16GB Class 2 MicroSD card and installed it in place of the 2GB card. 7. I use MyBackup Pro to do a daily backup of everything on my phone to my SD card. I have the original SD card secured so if the phone is actually lost or stolen, I can restore everything. 8. I have the extended battery installed. 9. I have Visible Battery manager installed. 10. I use Calendroid as my calendar app. 11. I have Real Signal installed to give me a visual indication of phone and data signal strength in the top notification area. 12. I have Weatherbug elite pro installed. 13. I use Kindle for ebooks. 14. I use Printer Share to print to my home or any other printer from anywhere. 15. I use AK Notepad to put notes into the phone. The voice enter capability is excellent with very high recognition. That's about it. I have the same setup on my Droid X, plus Rhapsody to go.