Android Useful Apps

McT

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Edit: Guys, I will be incorporating your post into the OPs. If you don't mind try to keep the format similar i.e. App Name with link embedded and a short description.
Well done, squire. This thread is looking awesome! :)
 

Speedster

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I'd also give Swype a vote, as well as Gtasks - a task list that syncs with Google Tasks.

For stock quotes I use Bloomberg. It has pretty much every stock on the planet, including SA unit trusts.

YouVersion is the easily best Bible app around.

Barcode Scanner for reading QR codes and barcodes.
 

Park@82

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*Updated

/added Productivity category
 
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Elimentals

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Network management & security (Credit for the Hosting ones must go to Ghoti)

Manage

WHM Client for android - This allows you to admin whm on a cPanel server.
Control panel for cPanel - Allows you admin domains on a cPanel server
Plesk Monitor - Monitor plesk servers
Plesk Manager - Manage plesk servers
Rhybudd - Monitor your Zenoss setup and this comes with widgets and graphs to notify you of events and device statuses.
aNag - Frontend with Widgets for Nagios Server and network monitor.
Connectbot - SSH client to access remote servers.

Security

Nessus - Front end to Nessus vulnerability scanner.
Network Spoofer - lets you mess with the internet on other people's computers.
Network Discovery - Simple network discovery and port scanner.
Anti - Full penetration testing with Remote Exploits and Man-in-the-middle tests
WiFiKill - Take charge of your WiFi connection by kicking other devices off.
Faceniff - WiFi Website session hijack tester (Firesheep for Android)
 

Fuma

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Can I download these apps using my pc and install it offline on my phone?
No data on my phone.
 

Elimentals

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Can I download these apps using my pc and install it offline on my phone?
No data on my phone.
Official market one's?

No.

Edit: Well thinking about it, if you install http://www.youwave.com/ and then get a Google market app on it to install the apps on the Emulator, then back-up the APK's and move them to your phone.
 
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Fuma

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Official market one's?

No.

Edit: Well thinking about it, if you install http://www.youwave.com/ and then get a Google market app on it to install the apps on the Emulator, then back-up the APK's and move them to your phone.
Tx.
I just got this my HTC Desire S yesterday and I just started using it now. I remember you mentioned somewhere your top 5 MUST HAVE apps. I read your blog and other threads, but it's just too much for a first time android user.
 

Elimentals

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Tx.
I just got this my HTC Desire S yesterday and I just started using it now. I remember you mentioned somewhere your top 5 MUST HAVE apps. I read your blog and other threads, but it's just too much for a first time android user.
It evolved into this thread, seeing that people like different apps for different reasons.
I would say 5 top must have in categories is:

Security(Lookout): track the phone when lost/stolen
Back-up(My Sync Center): sync your data with your PC
Communication(Whatsapp): its more than a phone
Power Management(Juice Defender): to keep you online longer.
Data Management(Onavo): To keep the phone account low

But honestly see what the different ones offer.
 

Raithlin

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Looking for a good FTP client?

AndFTP
AndFTP is a robust client for Android Phones with support for FTP, FTPS, and SFTP transfers, as well as SSH key support.

This is free, but there is a Pro version as well. The free version does the job for me.

Featured on Lifehacker.
 

The_Mowgs

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Guys, what will you say is the best free GPS app to download? And secondly, if I connect the samsung galaxy S Plus to our wifi network at home, does the phone use wifi to download apps and things or still 3G? I downloaded sygic but the SA maps are 500mb to download and don't want that on my account come month end
 

ArkiTech

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A very usful app that i can a cross was OTA RootKeeper - It allows you to backup and restore your root

I use it for when I watch stuff on the DSTV drifta (DSTV mobile decoder), as it require you to have a non rooted device.
All you have to do is make a backup and then temporary unroot your device...then you can watch your drifta
 
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