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Android OS: list your killer apps

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by editor, May 18, 2009.

  1. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    A new level of laziness :D
  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50


    Basically I want something that's like tweetdeck on the PC/Mac. SO I can just sit and look at it as it updates in real time. I don't want to keep touching the screen just to force it to update.
  3. Chz

    Chz Stark Raving Sane

    PURE Messenger widget is a decent attempt to recreate Sense's "Friendstream" that will continually update Twitter, Facebook, texts, email, etc...
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Most let you set the time periods in which they update.
  5. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Do any do this in real time though?
  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    What do you mean by real-time?
  7. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Like, I can just fire up the app and watch as tweets come in live, without having to interact with the screen.
  8. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    I am looking for an app that will read them out for you too :)
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  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    You can set whatever you have to update every minute (some more some less) - if you want no battery after a few hours that is.
  10. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    Yeah watch out for continual updates, When I used twitterfall whilst Nick Griffin was on Question time the graphics chipset of my laptop broke under the strain!
  11. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    I don't want every minute, twitter moves faster than that. I want actual on-the-fly updating, like tweetdeck on the pc. Is there really no app that works like that? (tweetdeck on android is awful and doesn't do it btw).
  12. grit

    grit an ugly force for good

  13. mango5

    mango5 Endeavour era

    Does anyone find Task managers useful? This article raves about Tasker but I'm not sure I'd have the patience to use it to full potential. I do like the idea of turning wifi off when I leave the house, or only enabling GPS when needed.

    Plus, is a task killer a waste of time?

    I'm enjoying Letrix partly because it has a British English as well as American English version.
  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    The Met Office weather app is pretty good and I'm liking the official Google Analytics app too.

    Never use task managers. Don't need to on Android 4.0 anyway.
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  15. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Is there any app that can sit on my phone for a day and tell me what uses the battery the most?
  16. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    I thought those stats were in the standard system information. Bet it's the display.
  17. dfm

    dfm help I'm alive

    Feedly for Android refuses to work my on my SG2. What else is good for making my subscribed blogs look good?
  18. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Whereabouts?. I've left it with just a simple background but it can barely get through the day.
  19. magneze

    magneze mnemonic beef

    System settings, battery for me.
  20. hiccup

    hiccup King of the Vagabonds

    Settings - About phone - Battery on mine
  21. Corax

    Corax Read my blog you bastards.

    It'll be the display. Stick a widget on your main home screen that toggles brightness, wi-fi, bluetooth, sync & GPS, and turn shit off when you don't need it.

    Also, choose a dark wallpaper, and choose dark themes on things like Reddit.
  22. stuff_it

    stuff_it stirred the primordial soup

    You can get away with turning the screen right down on most phones as well.
  23. sleaterkinney

    sleaterkinney Well-Known Member

    Thanks. It seems that most of the battery goes on Cell standby, I get poor reception at work.
  24. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp

    I wanted a pedometer app. Downloaded 'Walkdroid' which was free but any recommendations?
  25. Maggot

    Maggot .

    Runkeeper is free and can record walks, runs, bike rides etc. I use it a lot - it shows you where you've been on a map, records your speed, elevation, calories used etc.
  26. Maggot

    Maggot .

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  27. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Density of Sound

    I used endomondo free for the same. Does the above but not elevation. Is it a pedometer that registers physical movement you want though?
  28. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    I use Runkeeper - though probably could use endomondo - which I've tried once .. there are simply too many of these apps to evaluate - some of them let you insert photos ..in any case I usually just export it to Google earth - though it's handy to see what speed I was doing at various points.

    I find it slightly amusing that it will email me to tell me I've achieved some sort of PB when I'm only logging the odd ride - mostly for mapping purposes. .. I believe some of these apps will let others follow your progress minute by minute and tweet encouragement - assuming you have a cheap data tariff to use up ...
  29. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Wow, been a while since this thread got updated.

    Just got ScummVm working and playing Beneath a Steel Sky, this is why I have a tablet, bit of retro gaming fun and better than Angry Birds XVI
  30. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Is there really no twitter client which can update the stream automatically every second?

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