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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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