Your cannot live without apps?

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Thanks from me too :smile:

As a new Android user anyone care to post killer apps that you cannot live without photograpic or otherwise? Just started to play with DSLR Dashboard which looks good and also a couple of DoF calcs (names escape me at the moment!)
 

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ViewRanger (GPS plus full quality OS 25000 (or 50000) maps for walking, also supports many other countries). Does everything old Garmins do.

WiFi Analyser (shows every WiFi transmitter, its power and its details)

SplashID (password safe, syncs with PCs. NOT cloud based.)

BBC News

BT WiFi

Wi-Fi Hotspot. Saved me when I couldn't get a data connection any other way. Put a data SIM in the phone, and set it up as a WiFi base station.

CoPilot Live. GPS for car navigation. No longer needed as I have GPS built in now.

RealCalc (decent calculator including Hex)
 

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1. Snapseed, a free photo editor with lots of features
2. Waze for my awful, awful commute
3. Speed Test just to know how slow is Sprint's 4G system
4. My Tracks because the V1 doesn't have built-in GPS
5. K9 Mail since I don't use Gmail
 
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Glad to have a dedicated Android forum woot!

I have a nexus 4 and a nexus 7 and both have around the same apps I just use the nexus 7 more for media consumption at home.

Nexus 4 (android 4.3)
  • 500px
  • better battery stats
  • bubble (leveler)
  • Cereberus (antitheft app)
  • Chrome
  • Craigslist
  • Dashclock widget
  • Dashlight (add on for Dashclock)
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Flipboard
  • iheartradio
  • instagram
  • Google Keep (love this one)
  • Logmein Ignition
  • Google Maps
  • Netflix
  • Pages Manager (FB fan page manager)
  • Google Music all access
  • Pulse
  • SnapSeed
  • Photoshop Touch
  • Root Explorer
  • Speed test
  • Splashtop
  • TPE The photographers Ephemris
  • Google Wallet
  • Wells Fargo
  • XDA forum app
  • Youtube App
 
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I could live without any of them, but I like -

BBC News
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
Livescore
Google Maps, Earth, Currents, Drive, Keep
FlightAware
Clean Master
BT WiFi
TuneIn Radio

Oh, and RealRacing 3 :biggrin: (but only on the Nexus, not the phone)

I have a few photography apps but hardly ever use them.
 
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-1Password. It syncs with all my desktop and Android devices.
- Chrome
-iRule for home theater control
-Total Commander. A Norton Commander-like two pane file manager ported from windows.
-WiFi file transfer; works with any desktop/laptop browser
-Copilot Live. Loads maps so you can use it overseas without data plan
-Moon + Reader. In conjunction with free ivona turns ebooks into voice readers
-Maps
-Raw Droid Raw file viewer...yes, the actual raw file, not the embedded jpg.
-Waze
-My Tracks; uses GPS to make track for converting to Lightroom
-Live 365 Music stream, pay but has thousands of music sites; works with bluetooth on my car. Now I can dump Sirius XM
-Dropbox
 
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Interesting list of apps here. I think that something like Co Pilot could be useful for the times when I am out walking. As I am a cheapskate and on PAYG hopefully this will work without cost of some sort of data plan? My tracks would also be useful as stated for use in LR
 
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For walking My Tracks may fill the bill. Free and it shows you the route on the map, speed, time, average speed and altitude. Without a data plan it will show the path without the map underneath. It saves the routes for record.
 
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Thanks Rich, looking at the description it states that you can 'store' your maps with Google maps which is an app. I already have so I guess that the tracking function must allow you to overlay somehow?
 

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Interesting list of apps here. I think that something like Co Pilot could be useful for the times when I am out walking. As I am a cheapskate and on PAYG hopefully this will work without cost of some sort of data plan? My tracks would also be useful as stated for use in LR
No, CoPilot is only for car navigation. I use ViewRanger for walking.
Both have proper maps which are on the memory chip and therefore require no data transfer at all. I hate the idea of maps which you have to download., for two reasons:
1. Cost of data transfer.
2. What happens when there is no signal? No maps, so you are totally lost.

Like you I am a cheapskate and have mobile data turned off.
 
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Thanks Richard will checkn out ViewRanger
 
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I have been using CoPilot since the Dinosaurs ruled the land :wink: Does anybody, other than me, remember the old Compaq iPaq GPS and CF card sleeves? Things are so much nicer now with Android :biggrin:

Thanks for all the suggestions, I am going to look at this list, I see a few that I have not seen, or tried.
 
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No, CoPilot is only for car navigation. I use ViewRanger for walking.
Both have proper maps which are on the memory chip and therefore require no data transfer at all. I hate the idea of maps which you have to download., for two reasons:
1. Cost of data transfer.
2. What happens when there is no signal? No maps, so you are totally lost.

Like you I am a cheapskate and have mobile data turned off.
Copilot is NOT only for car navigation. It has a walking choice. I've downloaded both north America and Western Europe on my Samsung. By the way I have the procedure to move Copilot over to the external microSD card. With the smaller (<16gb) phones Europe and North America won't both fit. I used Copilot all over the Netherlands this past May without a data plan.
 

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Copilot is NOT only for car navigation. It has a walking choice. I've downloaded both north America and Western Europe on my Samsung. By the way I have the procedure to move Copilot over to the external microSD card. With the smaller (<16gb) phones Europe and North America won't both fit. I used Copilot all over the Netherlands this past May without a data plan.
Rich, I think you must live in an urban environment. CoPilot will indeed show you streets so you can walk along them, similar to being in a car.

When I talk about walking, I mean walking in what you might call wilderness. I call it rolling green countryside, or mountains, with no streets or cars to be seen.
 

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