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What free Android apps do you recommend


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#1 darkchild101

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

Finally succumbed to pressure and bought my first smartphone ever, and am wondering what free Android apps do you recommend that i install on it

 

Btw i am not into gaming so no thanks in advance

 

I am interested in things like satnav apps, weather and whatever else. I cant even think what to write as i am a total newbie to it all

 

 

Many thanks folks



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

Something that will be beneficial so that we can suggest appropriate apps. What are the specs on your Android? I went from a single core to a quad core and from 16 GB to 32 GB plus from 1 GB RAM to 2 GB RAM. This was 3 months ago. My recommendations from what I use with one phone to the other would not even be comparable.

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#3 darkchild101

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

The phone is an LG L3 Optimus (dont laugh please) :blush: Just need it to use whatsapp and things like that which wouldnt work on my old samsung non samrtphone

 

It has 1gb memory and everything is factory spec



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

I have a Galaxy S3 but I'm using AVG for free security, Polaris for word docs, flipboard for news, firefox for internet, google maps for navigation, Adobe reader for pdfs, skype and whatsapp for keeping in touch with overseas friends and family, airPush for keeping adware apps off, dropbox for managing files, and I add my email accounts to the standard system email access for managing email.



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:09 PM

Thanks ummhasan, just curious. I run Linux Mint how do i get my phone to connect with my pc. Went onto Lg website and they dont have any drivers for linux pcs



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 02:28 PM

Thanks ummhasan, just curious. I run Linux Mint how do i get my phone to connect with my pc. Went onto Lg website and they dont have any drivers for linux pcs

You're welcome, I honestly don't know, although I have used Linux and have a dual boot pc with linux and windows and a LAMP server, I've never tried to connect my phone to the Linux OS. I did find this post though on the Ubuntu forum. Reading it might help, if not, maybe you can post a question there. Here's the link: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1417519



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:01 AM

All depends on what you actually want to do with it. No point installing apps for the sake of it. As with anything, logically speaking - first determine your need - then seek a solution.

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

Not only apps but the main thing i want is to transfer files onto phone from my computer and i cant do that as it wont connect



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:42 PM

If you want to do that, use Dropbox. Just download the desktop app and the Android app. Move your files to the desktop app and you only have to share them with your phone once. From that point, everything you put into Dropbox shares automatically.

 

 

 

 

http://www.dropbox.com/



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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:06 PM

Yeah, I'd go for a remote method. Would save a lot of hassle, connecting hardware.

Edited by ScreamingBanshee, 19 September 2013 - 10:13 PM.


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Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:27 PM

I 3rd the dropbox. I use it too.

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

Or my favorite app AirDroid.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 08:14 PM

I really like fing. It's a free app that monitors your current network and displays general information including the local ip address of all the devices connected. Was helpful when I was setting up a static ip for one of my computers and checking to see which roommates are home (their smartphones auto connect to the wireless).

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

I love Orbot with Orweb. It's Tor/Tor browser for your Android device. ChatSecure (formerly Gibberbot), which is an Android chat encryption app. GnuPG: Open PGP Encryption for mail and file encryption. And Ostel for encrypted phone calls. All of these are available through the Guardian Project.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:03 AM

I would suggest a nice App to edit you pictures from Camera whose name is "Photowonder" orelse you may also try "Picsart". both the Apps have a great responses from people. :)






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