Top 5 Apps --Categories - Requires You To Think!!

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    Okay ive seen my fair share of "your top 5 apps" or "your favorite apps" so heres a new one...

    I made my own - now with CATEGORIES!!!! :icon_ banana:

    here we go... ($ indicates paid app) (kudos to smalltowngirl13 for helping me come up with this :) )

    1: Top 5 apps you cant go a day without using.


    1. Handcent (much better texting app than stock with MUCH more customization)
    2. $Tasker (create profiles and do automated tasks and save time)
    3. WeatherBug (keeps me updated with my forecasts)
    4. $Launcher Pro (way better than the stock home and much smoother)
    5. Dropbox (easy way to sync files with PC (multiple) and phone)

    2: Top 5 apps that do a better job than the stock one android provided.


    1. Launcher Pro
    2. Beautiful Widgets(nice clock w/ weather widget + many others)
    3. Google Voice (free visual voicemail and free texting, very nice)
    4. Dolphin Browser HD(better in many ways)
    5. K-9 mail (just a better UI than stock email with more options)

    3: Top 5 apps that arent well known but you love and would suggest to all of your android friends


    1. Screebl Lite (save battery using this app - simple idea and it works!)
    2. Vlingo Voice (it understands what i say better than google voice)
    3. $System Panel (manage your resources)
    4. AudioManager (Make sound profiles (paid) like BB and change your individual ringers with a widget)
    5. $Tasker (create profiles and do automated tasks and save time)

    4: Top 5 apps for Rooted Users


    1. $Titanium Backup (must have for any root user. period)
    2. $Root Explorer (file explorer with a R/W option)
    3. Wireless Tether (free 3G hotspot)
    4. $SetCPU (easily control your CPU's speed)
    5. Drocap2 (screenshots made easy)

    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL (this ones hard)


    1. Beautiful Widgets
    2. Handcent
    3. LauncherPro
    4. Tasker
    5. Titanium Backup

    -----feel free to repeat certain apps (like i did). i added some info on my selections to help other viewers to figure out what they do but it's not required

    lets have at it :)
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    template

    to help you in your post, ive made this template :) copy and paste in the reply thread to make it simple


    1: Top 5 "everyday" apps



    2: Top 5 stock "replacement" apps



    3: Top 5 "unknown" apps



    4: Top 5 apps for Rooted Users



    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL


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    My apps listed above...
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    My list so far...

    1: Top 5 "everyday" apps
    Tasker
    $ SlideIT Keyboard
    HandcentSMS
    Places
    Slacker

    2: Top 5 stock "replacement" apps
    $ Launcher Pro Plus
    Dolphin HD / Blue
    $ SlideIT Keyboard
    SyncMyPix (Manual Facebook Picture Sync)


    3: Top 5 "unknown" apps
    Gauge Battery Widget
    Torque (OBD II Reader)
    Gmote

    4: Top 5 apps for Rooted Users
    $ Easy Root
    $ SetCPU
    Titanium Backup
    DroCap2
    Terminal Emulator

    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL
    Tasker
    aCar (Vehicle Management)
    $ SlideIT Keyboard
    $ Launcher Pro Plus
    HandcentSMS

    I started using K-9 Email because of this thread and like it so far but the verdict is still out for me.
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    1: Top 5 "everyday" apps
    1. Touiteur
    2. Widget Locker
    3. Locale (Expensive, but hasn't failed me once - easier to use than Tasker)
    4. Folder Organizer
    5. NewsRob Pro

    2: Top 5 stock "replacement" apps
    1. ADW Launcher
    2. Widget Locker (good bye stock lock screen!)
    3. Handcent SMS
    4. Beautiful Widgets
    5. SwitchPro Widget

    3: Top 5 "unknown" apps
    1. Craigslist (formerly Craigsnotifica)
    2. OurGroceries
    3. SkyDroid Golf (Golf GPS app)
    4. QuickDesk
    5. DroidAnalytics (Google Analytics viewer for Android)

    4: Top 5 apps for Rooted Users
    1. Titanium Backup
    2. Root Explorer
    3. ShootMe
    4. AdFree Android
    5. MetaMorph

    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL
    1. Touiteur
    2. Root Explorer
    3. Widget Locker
    4. NewsRob Pro
    5. Angry Birds
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    very nice guys (and gals lol) - these can help new users out a lot to let them see what other users are taking advantage of on the market

    anyone else got what tehy wanna share??
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    So far this is the most detailed favorite apps thread I have seen :)
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    this is what i was going for :) go ahead and take 10 minutes and contribute ur apps lol
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    It seems like a lot of thought right now, it's been a long day :)

    Definitely tomorrow
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    Date In Tray is nice - thanks for posting it.
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    1: Top 5 "everyday" apps

    SwiftKey Beta - Best Keyboard
    Screebl Lite - Keeps your screen lit when you use it.
    Handcent - Blows away Stock Instant Messenger
    K-9 Mail - Blows away Stock Email
    Launcher Pro - Blows away Stock Screen.

    2: Top 5 stock "replacement" apps

    SwiftKey Beta - Best Keyboard
    Google Voice - Way better than voicemail.
    Handcent - Blows away Stock Instant Messenger
    K-9 Mail - Blows away Stock Email
    Launcher Pro - Blows away Stock Screen.

    3: Top 5 "unknown" apps

    Rainy Days - Radar over where you are on the GPS
    CalWidget - Best on screen to do list from your calender
    S2 Calender Widget - A small look at your month
    DoubleTwist - Great media application
    Mini Info Widget - Battery left, and information on how much space you have.

    4: Top 5 apps for Rooted Users

    Rom Manager
    Set CPU
    Easy Root
    Absolute System Lithmod Edition
    Cachemate for rooted users

    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL

    Best Game - Angry Birds
    Best Home Replacement - Launcher Pro
    Best Keyboard - Swiftkey
    Best Email - K-9
    Best Clock/Weather App - Beautiful Widgets
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    Not sure I have 5 for each one but I wanted to post to keep this thread bumped. It's a great one for new droid owners and seasoned vets.

    1: Top 5 "everyday" apps

    Launcher Pro
    Handcent
    Music Box (Great mp3 program)
    Aldiko (ebook reader - probably the app I use the most)
    endomondo (use it everytime I ride my bike)
    Beautiful Widgets


    2: Top 5 stock "replacement" apps
    Launcher Pro
    CM6 Power bar widget (not really an app as it comes with CM6 but it's way better than the stock one)
    Astrid Tasks/To Do List

    3: Top 5 "unknown" apps
    Music Box
    droidwall (needs root. Great for guys like me who don't have unlimited data)
    backcountry navigator (great gps app for hunting/hiking in places with no cell signal)
    toddler lock (completely locks your phone and lets your baby color on the screen)

    4: Top 5 apps for Rooted Users
    SetCPU
    Droidwall
    Titanium Backup
    Rom Manager
    That's only 4 but I absolutely use all 4 of these all the time!!

    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL
    Based on use:
    Handcent
    Droidwall
    Endomondo
    Aldiko
    Music Box
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    Nice list and it will help us to choose better Apps! Thanks for list.;)
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    yup :) feel free to add urs, too!
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    1: Top 5 apps you cant go a day without using.


    1. Tapatalk
    2. Root Explorer
    3. Swype
    4. Google Translate
    5. Cache Cleaner

    2: Top 4 apps that do a better job than the stock one android provided.


    1. Launcher Pro
    2. Google Voice
    3. Handcent
    4. Swype

    3: Top 3 apps that aren't well known but you love and would suggest to all of your android friends


    1. Mobile Defense (as a system app)
    2. Swype
    3. Drop Box

    4: Top 6 apps for Rooted Users


    1. Root Explorer
    2. Cache Cleaner
    3. Set CPU
    4. Shoot Me (screen shots)
    5. Stericson Apps
    6. Titanium Backup

    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL (this ones hard)


    1. Root Explorer
    2. Cache Cleaner
    3. Tapatalk
    4. Launcher Pro
    5. Swype
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    I want to turn of the sound for the notifications in k-9, how do i do that. anyone can pm me as not to highjack the thread. thanks.
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    1: Top 10 "everyday" apps

    1. Handcent
    2. K-9 Email
    3. Music Player (not the stock one, but it's called music player)
    4. Juice Defender
    5. Timerrific -allows me to make a profile so from 11pm to 7am my phone goes silent. Pretty neat app and very detailed in the profiles you can set.
    6. Launcher Pro
    7. Not Call Log - Takes you back to the home screen when a call is over instead of the call log. No more accidental dialing for me anymore.
    8. TuneIn radio - like iheartradio except it doesn skip or quit.
    9. FantasyGuru - had to list it somewhere (for fantasy sports people. Uses Yahoo and has all sports but NASCAR)
    10. Dolphin HD

    2: Top 5 stock "replacement" apps

    1. Handcent
    2. K-9
    3. Music Player
    4. D2 keyboard (might not be able to download it in the market but, it's still an apk file so it qualifies :) )
    5. Launcher Pro

    3: Top 5 "unknown" apps

    1. Timerrific
    2. Not Call Log
    3. Tonido - Allows me to have complete access to my home computer and allows me to give custom access to it for anyone else. It's a cloud I suppose.
    4. Act1 Video Player - Plays darn near any video format you throw at it.
    5. Live Tv - pretty self explanatory.

    4: Top 5 apps for Rooted Users

    1. SetCPU
    2. ShootMe
    3. ROM Manager
    4. Root Explorer
    5. Wireless Tether

    5: Top 5 apps OVERALL


    This would probably be the same as my everyday apps because if I use it everyday, I rely on it and that makes it a "best app" IMO.
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    From inside K-9 and inside the account - menu>more>settings> account settings. you will see the options you seek in there towards the bottom.
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    subscribed to view later, awesome thread!
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    Suscribed to this thread to keep up on all the popular apps, plus what is out there. Only had my Droid 2 just over a month and have downloaded a few I have found in threads on this site. Great for us newbies. I will post my favs when I get more comfortable with them, :)
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