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September 6, 2010
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David Cross
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Does anyone have any must have apps they would like to share? I am new to Droid and am looking for any apps that you feel you can't live without or that are really useful. How about security?

Day after day as I try to remember, I find my forgetter working better and better.

September 6, 2010
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I haven't played with the Droid near as much as I'd like, but here's a couple of Apps I consider essential:

Google Earth – everything we know and love about Google Earth, *plus* it knows where you are with the built in GPS

DroidLight – a flashlight that uses the camera's flash.  So, it's a really good flashlight – and you have it with you all the time.  Wonderful.

Facebook – I think this came pre-installed.  Geeez it just makes posting to facebook SOO easy.  Take a picture, then upload straight to facebook with comments.

September 20, 2010
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We are full-time RVers and I really like Gas Buddy, Weather Bug, Zip Code Lookup.  Barcode Scanner looks good, but I haven't done much with it yet.  Ringdroid lets you record your own ringtones easily.  I've got the dog barking for my husband's ring tone. :-))

Doodle Jump was a fav on my iTouch and the DX has Droid jumper.

September 20, 2010
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Now that's the kind of stuff I'm looking for. Thanks alot. Does anyone have a security app?

Day after day as I try to remember, I find my forgetter working better and better.

September 20, 2010
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Is this what you are looking for?  http://www.pcworld.com/appguid…..?id=449285.

This one says it does anti-virus, backup, and missing device.  It will not (yet) delete your info if the phone is stolen.

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September 20, 2010
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Barbara Dalderis
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Hi all,

I've only had my Droid x for a few days but I have added a lot of apps.  Most important . . .  if you don't like an app after trying it you can just delete it.  I added several travel apps . . . Bank of America (shows atm locations), Gas Buddy, Yelp, The Weather Channel and Skype mobile, DirectV and Walgreens (order RX).
 

Also, several NEWS apps . . . NY Times, USA Today, KGO-TV (Bay Area Local), NPR News (also gives you radio station locations as you travel), Stocks and Wall Street Journal.

 

I'[m still looking for a few apps I used on my iTouch, like MSNBC.

October 11, 2010
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Barbara Dalderis
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Just discovered a new five star app . . . .GeoReader.  When you are traveling with the app and gps turned on it reads you the historic markers along the road.  It doesn't interfer with gps or an app like Pandora. 

 

Barbara

October 11, 2010
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Forgot to mention that Passport American has a new app for Android!!

October 31, 2010
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Weight Watchers Helpers

Free Weight Watchers Point tracker: WW Diary by http://blog.canofsleep.com/  Makes it very easy to keep track of what you're eating.  Includes tracking exercise as well.  With this app on my Droid, I actually think it's possible I could follow the Weight Watchers system … I was perfect for about a week before I 'fell off the wagon' … but, it really is so easy, I expect I'll get back on.  Maybe after the holidays 🙂

WW Diary does not have a database of foods and their associated points, so I downloaded PointsList, another free app and very easy to look up foods.  It's by Bill Napier who is a developer for google in the Android group.  It's fun to read his blog: http://www.billnapier.com/

October 31, 2010
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A Note Taker

http://www.Catch.com  … Love it!  The Droid notes synchronize with your account on the website.  So, YOu can type on your phone, or on the computer.  You'll have your notes in both places.  Add a picture using your phone as well.  Way cool.

November 1, 2010
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ICE by Sera-Apps for emergency contact information.  (Free).  It has space for 3 contact numbers plus other medical info.  In the “owner's info” section,  I enter the address of our current location, including our site number where we're staying.  I try to remember to take my phone with me EVERYWHERE, including walking the dogs around the campground. 

 

I don't have a lock on my phone, and I have the ICE app right on my home screen but the description says it can be used when having lockscreen patterns.  

November 1, 2010
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Ellie Meacham
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WW Points Calculator (GivenToFly)  is also a good one for Weight Watchers.  I use it in the grocery store all the time to calculate the “points” value of foods before I buy them!  It now has another feature that allows you to keep track of your usage of “points”. 

 

Note that the WW program is about to change – the newest version is to be rolled out at meetings the week after Thanksgiving, so all of these WW related apps may have to undergo some changes too.  I'm just sayin'…

December 19, 2010
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I am now reading all the time on my Droid – using the Kindle reader.

Here's a post I wrote for RV.net: http://blog.rv.net/2010/12/rea…..llphone-2/

May 15, 2011
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A recent release is SaniDumps. They've had an internet page for a while that I've used to find a dumping spot but now they have an android app that'll show the ones based upon your location. Also will allow update submittals so should make their database even better over time.

…Mike

May 16, 2011
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The app crashed on my Droid.  I will try again later.

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June 11, 2011
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Runkeeper is a cool app for keeping track of your exercise walks, runs, bikes, etc.  It will give you feedback and totals for time, distance, calories burned and more.  It uses the GPS to track your route and talks to you.

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July 15, 2011
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Here is a good one for us travelers. Poynt.

Poynt is the only mobile, local-search application for Android you'll ever
need. The app uses your current location, based on GPS or user-input, to find
the closest businesses, retailers, restaurants, gas prices, events and much
more. Poynt offers a dedicated weather section, too. You can find local movie
theatre listings and purchase tickets via Android. And the app integrates with
your Google calendar and address book so you can quickly add contacts or
events.

Download Poynt from the Android Market

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December 22, 2011
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Mike Astley
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In loading apps onto my new phone, noticed that there are two campground location apps now: We Camp Here and Camp Finder. Both are new and I haven't tried them yet but look like they will be handy.

Also, another app new to me is Google's Latitude. It ties in with the gps and Google Maps to allow you to send your location to another or to a group. Would allow you to let people know where you're at or when you arrive at a location or for two RVrs to find each other while on the road.

December 22, 2011
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I like the Passport America app for finding campgrounds!

May 23, 2012
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We are avid RVers but I am a recently new Smartphone/Droid user. However I have found My Tracks a good app for recording hikes, trips, directions, etc. It provides accurate distance, time, altitude, etc.

I also use a compass/level app. Handy for hiking and leveling the RV.

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