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post #16 of 102 (permalink) Old 2009-09-17, 08:00 PM
 
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I've been using Data Counter Widget by Roy Solberg, but it zeroes out when turning the phone on (HTC Magic)

is there a good data counter widget that will keep track for a full month?
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I've been using 3G Watchdog. No issues here.

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thanks - just installed it and it looks pretty good!
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Nifty applets for Android

I've recently installed some useful applets on my Nexus One. One is WiFinder, which displays what access points are in the vicinity. Another is a file manager called EStrongs File Explorer, which not only can be used for accessing files on the phone, but can also access smb and ftp servers. With this, I can browse the file shares on my home network. Both are available on the "Market".
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post #20 of 102 (permalink) Old 2010-07-22, 05:29 PM
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Does WiFinder work well outside the US i.e. is it scanning or using a db-lookup based on location?

I was using Wi-Fi Locator in NYC, but on returning home, I found that it allows lookup based on zip/city/state etc. with no options to enter Cdn info.

I'm not a gamer, but my fave apps thus far are;

- Squeeze Commander
- JuiceDefender
- XE Currency
- 3CXPhone
- CardioTrainer
- Astrid tasks
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It works by scanning for WiFi signals and will tell if they're encrypted or not. It shows all WiFi that it finds, not just public hot spots. So, it'll work anywhere.
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Does WiFinder actually do anything that the built in Android wifi detector doesn't?

Personally I'm fond of Ringdroid which allows you to take any MP3s and cut out a selection for a ringtone or an alert. I also really like Recordoid, a dictophone app which includes a widget which is handy to quickly start a recording. Phoning pidgeon allows you to set a specific number which, should you get two calls from in quick succession, will activate your ringer even in silent mode in case you've misplaced your phone. I have a spare paygo phone for emergencies and I set that number, though thankfully I have yet to have to use it for anything but tests. I believe the same group also made Carr Matey which allows you to mark on a Google map where you parked your car, using GPS, and can thus direct you back to it.

Tricorder is a lot of fun, though not hugely useful for any practical purposes, and this may sound silly but I've gotten a remarkable amount of use out of the extremely handy flashlight app. It's amazing how effective it can be, and more so than just loading the dashboard.
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WiFinder just finds the signals, like the built in one. However, it's easier to get to and looks better.
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Tricorder is a lot of fun
Definitely a productivity app. ;-)

I just installed it, flashlight and Recordoid.
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If you do any hiking or things like that, make sure you have MyTracks installed.

It records your route using GPS coordinates and you can save a kml file that can be viewed with Google Earth. It's pretty cool.

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If you're a TD customer, the TD Bank applet is very good. Also, if you haven't checked out some of the alternate launchers, ADW is pretty good as well.
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Just started using Coverage Mapper. From the author's website:

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Coverage Mapper is a crowd sourced cellular coverage mapper. The Coverage Mapper application runs on your mobile device (currently only available for Android), collects signal strength data, tied to your location, and submits it to our server. With the data from many people, accurate coverage maps are generated, to give you a better idea of the coverage in areas you care about..
I've quite enjoyed driving around with the program running then uploading the data when I get back to my WiFi network (though it can also upload over 3G) and then looking back at the maps to see where coverage is good/bad.
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Here are a few of my favorites on my Milestone:

3banana - great note app
LogMeIn - remote desktop connection (paid app)
News Pro - Thomson Reuters news app
GPS Status - satellite count, altitude, speed, compass, accelerometer
TripIt - travel organizer

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post #29 of 102 (permalink) Old 2010-07-29, 07:50 PM
 
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why are you guys calling them "applets" and not apps?
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If you're a TD customer, the TD Bank applet is very good. Also, if you haven't checked out some of the alternate launchers, ADW is pretty good as well.
It is not very good on the milestone. Very slow even over wifi when my connection is running over 10mbps according to the speed test.

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