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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by billytk1977, Sep 11, 2015.
So what kind of apps do you have on your phone which ones are useful which ones are not
I'll go first this is my home screen this is the ones I use the most
No apps other than stock ios on my iPhone. Don't actually use it for apps to be honest. As a phone, and web. But it's not too bad that way keeps it clean and running fast.
I would like to learn how to root my phone so I could get rid of most of the google apps that are of no use to me, so I had more room for one's that are. Also, so I could keep certain ones from starting, unless I load them.
Agreed re the core/stock Android apps. Horrible. I have a Android tablet at they are like bloatware.
My advice go ios but then they with the latest iteration appear to add more and more stock apps. And Apple Music, give over.
Rooting is really easy, you can Google it. I did it to my other phone in about five minutes.
As far as apps are concerned, I try not to bog down. There's the basic apps that come with the phone and some tech and entertainment apps i enjoy.
I have Groupon and living social I use all the time. I get lots of great deals.
I have insta booth, which is a pics app with a timer.
I have redbox, Skype, Facebook messanger, Netflix, weather bug, and pandora I also use regularly.
I have instagram and Pinterest I don't use.
Just be careful if you go on the official Google Play store with a non- standard device OS they appear to becoming more militant to jail broken devices.
Also they are open to viruses too - I have tried and tested this. Quite amusing the results.
My husband is a computer engineer and uber nerd, I'm generally very careful as hes up to date on the techy know and I've never had issues with my old rooted phone and Google play apps.
Just be wary that's all I am suggesting. The number of fake applications out there which impact rooted or jail broken phones and devices is increasing. Some can use the device camera to spy on the user. As I said previously I have seen that happen and made it happen and it keeps cyber intelligence very busy across the world these days
Rooting is fine. All of my android devices are rooted and I've been doing it for years. It's always sensible to install a firewall and an antivirus, but that is true for all devices.
Not Apple devices
My favorite apps, the ones always on my phone. I use other ones, but they come and go.
xposer installer (if you're rooted, control everything about your phone. Everything)
terminal emulator for android (if you like scripting (c-shell, bash, etc), use this)
epubator (transform pdf files into epub ones. I LOVE this app!!!!)
maxima on android (for symbolic calculation)
aircalc (floating calculator: stays open on top of other apps, any app)
mathsapp (my main calculator, with good "history" functions)
google sky (what star is that in the sky? Easy to know with this app)
printershare (print directly from android to most wifi printers)
tubemate (download porn videos, download youtube videos, etc; converts, inclusive to mp3, via mp3 video converter; very fast!)
osmand+ (for almost all of my gps needs: I use is as a gps while driving, mainly abroad, and also when I do swimming expeditions and hiking. You just download the .gpx of a trail and open it on osmand+. I love this app)
gpsessentials (I prefer this one to record my own .gpx, mainly from hiking; it's also very nice to know where you are, what altitude, etc)
runkeeper (my running app. I love it. It's my running buddy)
androidvid pro (for editing my gopro videos: clipping, mainly, but it can do loads more)
resizemypix (to reduce picture size on the go, can do batch, etc)
quickpic (my favorite gallery app)
photoeditor (excellent photo editor. Unbelievable little app, can even correct color for underwater pictures, very easily; control of white balance, etc. I highly recommend it)
music folder player (my favorite music player)
amazing slowdowner (for slowing down music, without changing pitch)
smartchord (for all of my guitar needs)
songbook (reads chordpro files)
volume in notification (if you can't use the volume button, this is a must)
intonia (for working on pitch)
metronome beats (fully config.)
headset controller (I couldn't live without it! Control everything about your headset buttons)
mxplayer (my favorite video player)
kmplayer (good to slow down music videos)
svr pro (video capture app, very good)
pdf utilities (you won't believe all it can do for you)
pdf rotate (rotates pdf)
camscanner (my favorite scanner app)
SSE (for encrypting files efficiently)
ES file explorer (file explorer, the very best, and can backup almost any app)
bulk rename (ES file explorer does it, too, but I have this as well)
file shortcut (put a shortcut to a particular photo, like one of a bus/metro schedule, a pdf file, etc, on your screen)
nova launcher (it's faster than the stock one)
adaptative rotation lock (for total control of screen orientation)
Moon+ reader (my favorite ebook reader)
foxit pdf (best pdf editor out there, a life saver. I never leave home without it)
wps office (can read and edit excel, word, powerpoint, text files. Unbeatable)
lecture notes (my brainstorming app, highly recommended, but it's better for power users)
xe currency converter (never leave the country without it!)
offline browser (download entire websites, in minutes, and browse off line while air traveling, etc)
Droidwall (my firewall: full control of what apps can go use your internet, etc)
rootcloak (if your app doesn't like rooted devices, use this)
supersu (control what apps may have root privileges)
busybox (your linux on android)
addaway (no adds on games etc)
app settings (you can change the fonts and sizes of everything of all of your apps. If one app has a menu bar disturbing you, make it smaller with this app. It's the ultimate real state saver for your phone)
stylus beta (keyboard for handwriting. Excellent)
swiftkey (my main keyboard, works well for 3 languages simultaneously!)
std math keyboard (excellent for maxima on android users)
hacker's keyboard (excellent for hackers, with alt, ctrl keys, etc, just like a computer keyboard)
ePSXe (playstation emulator. Excellent. Why play stupid android games if you can play all playstation games on your phone??????)
PPSSPP gold (PSP emulator. Excellent)
that's why I'd never, ever buy an apple device. There is a public for it, but I'm not part of it.
So you guys are like Leonard and Penny from the Big Bang theory. lucky guy!
Yea, I'm a ham.
Snip snap - for coupons in stores.
Practical and social network ones.