OK ...go ...fav apps for android?

Started Oct 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
Doug Pardee
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Re: OK ...go ...fav apps for android?

Camera apps:

  • The camera app that came with my Gingerbread 2.3 phone is pretty good.
  • Camera360 Ultimate has more flexibility for still photography.
  • Vignette has even more capabilities for still photography than Camera360, but it costs a few bucks and the heavily menu-driven interface isn't going to please everyone.

Specialty camera apps:

  • Cymera for pictures of people.
  • FX Camera is a lo-fi toy that I really haven't used much.
  • Retro Camera is very ​much ​a lo-fi toy with some seriously annoying ads. I probably should just delete it, but a lot of people like it.

Photo editing/sharing apps:

  • Instagram. Duh.
  • Streamzoo. I'm starting to move to this one from Instagram.
  • Pixlr-O-Matic gives a ton of "filter-type" editing choices.

Utility apps:

  • 2X Battery keeps the power drain down when the phone isn't in use.
  • App2SD (Sam Lu) frees up a bunch of my camera memory by moving apps to the internal SD card.
  • ES File Explorer lets me root around in the file system.
  • QR Droid for using QR codes.
  • Fast Reboot (Great Bytes) to clean up the RAM after running a bunch of apps.


  • ​Waze ​social map/traffic app has forewarned me to abandon the freeway a couple of times, and it does an excellent job of providing an accurate ETA to my destination. Navigational turn-by-turn instructions aren't so reliable. Since it has the 4G, GPS, and display operating 100% of the time, I keep the phone plugged into my car-charger when using this one.


  • ​Sudoku 10'000 Free​ is a great Sudoku app.

All of the above, except for ​Vignette​, are free apps. Some of them have paid versions, but I'm using the free ones.

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