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Old 08-23-2011, 06:30 PM
Craig Horlacher
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Default Better Apps for a Better Device

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5832255/replace-the-stock-android-apps-with-these-much-better-alternatives' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5832255/replace-...er-alternatives</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Android lets you customize just about every aspect of your device through the use of apps, and we've got a great list of apps to strengthen the weak points that come with an unadulterated version of Android."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/adt/auto/1314116709.usr309.jpg" style="border: 0;" /></p><p>This is a great list of apps you can use to enhance your Android experience.&nbsp; From that list, two of my favorites are Dolphin Browser HD and HandyCalc.&nbsp; Dolphin HD is a great browser with fast and accurate rendering and it's especially cool that Flash works in it.&nbsp; HandyCalc is a sort of weird but very cool and very powerful calculator.&nbsp; It has a lot of logic to guess what you're trying to do and help you along the way.&nbsp; It works in pages and lets you go back to previous ones which is helpful.&nbsp; A swipe of the keypad will give you a qwerty keyboard with useful punctuation on screen as well.</p><p>For me, one favorite app that I would recommend is actually a Widget.&nbsp; It's called "No Screen Off" and it's by Etienne de Closmadeuc.&nbsp; As the name would suggest it's a toggle to keep your screen from turning off.&nbsp; It's great because when it's on it puts an item in the notification bar that you can use to toggle the lock off.&nbsp; For me it's perfect if I'm reading slowly, transcribing off the screen to something else, or using an app that should keep the screen from going off but doesn't.&nbsp; Do you have an Android App you can't live without?&nbsp; What are some of your favorites?</p>
 
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:08 PM
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<quote>"a quarty keyboard</quote>"
How can anyone mis-type "qwerty"?

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Old 08-24-2011, 02:11 AM
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<quote>"a quarty keyboard</quote>"
How can anyone mis-type "qwerty"?
Oh believe me, I've done far worse! Well, usually I don't have the option of looking down at the keyboard I'm typing on to correct my typo.

Thanks for pointing it out. Have a great day!
 
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:19 AM
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Default Another App

I thought of another app that I think should be on every Android Phone: Jorte. To me the built-in calendar is completely unacceptable for one major reason. It doesn't show text in the month view. That's the most important calendar feature for my needs and Jorte does this well in portrait or landscape orientation. Jorte can use Google calendar and it has extremely configurable widgets that I find very useful as well. Give it a try and see what you think!
 
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