Best Android Apps

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  1. lunarman

    lunarman Funster

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    I have had my tablet (motorola xoom) for a week now and have been looking around play store for apps to load. I did a quick search on fun to find any recommendations but did not come up with anything, of course that may have been my fault.

    I thought I let you know what I have found:

    Browser - Having tried a number I have settled on Ninesky. It supports flash content and runs quickly.

    keyboard - I have loaded Tablet keyboard it is more like a laptop keyboard and has letters and number on one screen.

    pictures - Reduce Photos does what it says and will be invaluable if you want to upoad picture to Fun.

    Well those are my starter apps what are your favourites.

    Lunarman
     
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    K9 Mail
    Kindle
    BBC iPlayer
    FuelLog
    GPS Speed
    Secret Safe
    Bachgammon
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    I also use a Xoom and love it.

    BBC iPlayer of course
    Guardian newspaper
    Angry Birds (all of them)
    SyncSMS
    Dilbert
    Nav Free (Superb and free navigation software)
    Amazon Kindle
    Twitter

    plus lots of others.
     
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    bus scout , gives all the bus times and routes
    bus checker , the same
    android torque with a Bluetooth obd 11 reader of ebay
    TV guide for when we have no paper

    all on android htc sensation phone
     
  5. Bailey58

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    I've finally gone modern after years of an old Nokia with a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, thought the S3 was too big for me. Downloaded dozens in the last week which I'll probably remove again but I do like the Google Star Map, Angry Birds of course which my grand kids think is really old hat :Blush: and I've got the tube and bus maps for our visit to London after Christmas.
     
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    So which is best Navigation App soft ware, some already mentioned, but which others are worth a try, and why?

    Seems with many you have to download large map files other than UK.
     
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    Oh, and I've just uninstalled a Jimmy Saville voice app, wasn't very good anyway but "Now then, now then" went down badly when I picked the grand kids up from school an hour ago. :Rofl1:
     
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    With NavFree you just download country by country as you need them, but make sure via WiFi, they a pretty big.

    All economical to run Nav programs need downloaded maps, you'd die a financial death using on-line across EU.

    Copilot Live has been given a good report here. I have it, 5 years old, on a Windows smart phone and it's great. You choose basic free or more comprehensive paid.
     
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    Kindle
    AVG antivirus
    Battery indicator
    iPlayer
    Bubble level
    CoPilot GPS
    Currency converter
    Dropbox
    eBay
    Firefox
    iCampsites
    National rail
    NO to 08
    Novatech cloud
    OS atlas
    Paypal
    Quickstop Europe
    The Night Sky
    Translate
    TV guide
    UK newspapers
    NavFree GPS

    :Doh:
     
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    Also...

    Skype
    Stellplatz Finder
    Google Translate
    Exchange rates
    LPG/CNG Finder
    Your own Bank's app
    Acsi
    Alan Rogers
    Satfinder
    Fiat Camper
    Quickstop Europe
    Voxer
    Scroll Text
     
  11. Stewart J

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    Airdroid - brilliant allows transfers of files, pictures etc between tablet and computer wirelessly using your router. Very impressed with it!:thumb:
    Avast mobile security

    Tunein Radio listen to any radio station worldwide

    On the gaming front,
    Bad Piggies from makers of Angry Birds and equally addictive
    Amazing Alex, also addictive

    All the above are free:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Gmail
    Ebay
    Youtube
    Val Thorens
    Ski Tips 1
    Navfree
    UK Tides
    Google maps
    Lapua Ballistic Calculator!:Eeek:
     
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    Toilet finder is a must have !
     
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    He he!

    Does your phone vibrate when you walk backwards?:reel::BigGrin:
     
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    Yes, but 1p solves the problem !
     
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    best android

    On a samsung galaxy 3 i use;
    Eva (personal assistant)
    Waze (most accurate and up to date map as you and others update it)
    Barclays banking
    Moto Deals
    RAC traffic
     
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    why aye, man
     
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    Sorry, you didn't get the accent right.
     
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