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    So I finally got a smartphone today. Whats apps do I need?

    After many years of retro-grouchism, I finally got a smart phone today. What apps do you recommend for anything?

    I downloaded this one that everyone is talking called Grindey or something but dudes just keep sending me pictures of their junk.

    Any other suggestions?

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    Get the Downloader app. It's a a discrete internet browser and hides your downloads. Now, you can use it for porn or important internet pages like your banking account. Either way it hides it in you phone as to not display it in your browsing history. And it hides pictures, videos or documents you have stored.
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    Re: So I finally got a smartphone today. Whats apps do I need?

    Strava !!!!

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    Re: So I finally got a smartphone today. Whats apps do I need?

    Tapatalk for reading this forum.
    Triple town (cause its the most addictive game I ever played )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmorath View Post
    After many years of retro-grouchism, I finally got a smart phone today. What apps do you recommend for anything?

    I downloaded this one that everyone is talking called Grindey or something but dudes just keep sending me pictures of their junk.

    Any other suggestions?
    You mean to say that Grindey doesn't fully consume every waking moment?? After all of the trouble that the junk pic senders went through, the least that you could do is spend an appropriate amount of your day checking them out.

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    I've heard there's an app for getting all the apps you'll need.

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    Taking calls and making calls, in addition to voice mail, in my opinion, are the greatest “apps” that a phone could have. Oh, but even better would be a carrier that didn’t suck ass in terms of call quality.
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    Strava of course. Gotta get that KOM.

    Chipotle, so you don't have to wait in their hour long lines whenever you have a burrito craving.

    WunderGround is my preferred weather app, but there is a big selection of good ones.

    iSnipe is an awesome ballistics calculator for hunting or target shooting. Careful though, its a big file and sucks up a bunch of memory.
    Its all ****s and Giggles until somebody Giggles and ****s

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    When you get bored with Grindey, there's another called P'tang that will give you a location and brief description of every gal within a mile of you who is 'up for a bit'... Unfortunately, I think there must be mostly men around where I spend my time...
    It's all Here. Now.

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    Grindr
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    I recently got my first smartphone and am still discovering apps. Other than the basics for e-mail, web browsing, and Skype, here are 2 I use a lot.

    If you're going to use the phone for off-road mapping & GPS navigation/tracking, get Orux Maps. It can display offline maps you store on your phone (or SD card) so you won't need cell service to use it. You can create the offline maps from the app on the phone, or import them from external sources.

    You can also pair it with an external bluetooth GPS receiver which will most likely be more accurate than your phone's GPS rcvr, and will extend your phone's battery life (BT is less of a battery hog than GPS).

    Pandora for streaming music.

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    Motion X GPS
    Great for MTB and essentially keeps a log of all rides and can be downloaded as a KMZ and then imported into Google Earth.

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    Torque Pro, for my OBD 2 reader for my VW tdi's. Google Maps.
    Flashlight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Settertude View Post
    Motion X GPS
    Great for MTB and essentially keeps a log of all rides and can be downloaded as a KMZ and then imported into Google Earth.
    I use this too... it is great +1
    It's all Here. Now.

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    I don't see an app for this quite yet, but it sure would come in handy!

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    Most used on my phone: Email, Bank and bill paying apps (time warner, geico etc..), MapMybike/run, Navigation, Ruzzle

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    Soundhound, listens to and identifies just about any song.
    Dropbox is great for sharing files with your other PCs
    UPVISE lets you create shopping lists and then check things off. Lists can be synced so whoever is at the store can look at there list and know to pick up beer.
    GasBuddy lets you know if you should buy gas at 3.89 or if it is 3.59 around the next corner.
    RedLaser lets you scan UPC codes while you're shopping to get reviews, prices, etc.
    My personal favorite is remote for itunes so I can turn the music down/up when I'm in the kitchen.

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    What kind of smart phone?

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    Lots of awesome suggestions! I knew y'all would come through.

    It's a Casio Commando so rugged and water resistant and stuff, an Android.

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    I have an iPhone, and I don't know how many of these are cross-platform, but I like these:

    MyRadar - GPS based radar map - that's it - simple
    Flashlight - (has a compass and sos!!)
    StumbleUpon
    FlipBoard
    SkyMap (gps/position aware map of the stars/planets)
    Buycott - if you want to avoid certain products because of your values, or causes
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Evernote
    DropBox
    Swipe

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    use google chrome as your browser, then your phone and computer are synched

    also, maprika, it has saved me a few times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmorath View Post
    After many years of retro-grouchism, I finally got a smart phone today. What apps do you recommend for anything?

    I downloaded this one that everyone is talking called Grindey or something but dudes just keep sending me pictures of their junk.

    Any other suggestions?
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    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooter jon View Post
    Strava !!!!

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    +1 on Strava.....just don't let anyone know you are using it.....ever.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Tapatalk is great for forum browsing when on the go.

    if you travel alot Poynt and Wikitude are great apps for finding restaurants and such when on the road, Poynt will also update gas prices so you can find the cheapest gas stations.

    Trapster is great if you live in an area with lots of speed cameras,always updated and will warn you when there is one on your route.

    Key Ring lets you store all your store discount & rewards cards on your phone,when you are ready to make a purchase select the card for the store you are in and the barcode shows up on the screen that they can scan.
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    Apps Gone Free

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    around me... it shows restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues based on your location
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    I'm on Android, not sure how many of these are available for IOS

    Waze - social mapping/GPS app that gives the most accurate traffic data. Also good for seeing where cops, accidents, and construction are but works best when the community is large so people log what they see.

    Cerberus - Great anti-theft app that lets you remotely turn your phone off and on, locate it using the GPS, wipe data, take pictures/audio recording etc. If you're rooted you can install as a system app that will survive memory wipes and anything short of a ROM reflash.

    Strava of course

    Chrome to Phone and Chrome browser - syncs everything if you use Chrome on your desktop.

    Google Now - pretty awesome app that syncs relevant information from your gmail and Chrome usage.

    Google Authenticator - 2 step account verification. If you log into google services from a new computer you'll need to present a code generated by this app to log in, almost 100% guarantee against account theft/hacking.

    Scoutmob - awesome coupons from your mobile phone if you're in an area with a Scoutmob base.

    Wifi Analyzer - awesome for seeing what strong networks are nearby

    Root apps - rooting your droid is the best thing you'll ever do.
    - Titanium Backup - allows you to back up all of your app data to your internal phone memory, Dropbox, Google Drive, also allows you to remove bloatware and clean up system app installations
    - SD Maid - like CCleaner for android - cleans up app cache, duplicate files, dead app remnants
    - SuperSU - much faster than the stock Superuser app you'll get when you root your phone
    - Root Browser
    - ROM Toolbox or ROM Manager - both do about the same thing regarding managing your installed ROMs and CPU settings.


    Swipe is great if your phone didnt come with it already installed.

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    My favs to date are free and...
    -Waze. It's a free navi that talks to you turn by turn so you no have to looky and it also tells you where the cops and hazards are.
    -Redlazer. Uses your phones camera to scan the bar code, or you can do a search for just about any products you buy. This free app has saved me thousands.
    -Buycott. Follows the money on just about any product you can buy at the supermarket and allows you to flag gmo's or products from china, or anything that makes the koch brothers richer so they can take over the world, products that are known to be cruel to animals etc.
    Round and round we go

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    If you have an iPhone, these 5 games are free today...

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    RE: So I finally got a smartphone today. Whats apps do I need?

    Gasbuddy. Shows you the cheapest gas prices in your area.
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    I use endomondo and love it

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    The more this thread get going the more I learn. There are some great apps in here... Well, except Grindy, I looked that up... thanks. pfftt!!
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    Oh, but even better would be a carrier that didn’t suck ass in terms of call quality.
    I've never had any issues with Verizon.

    The apps I use:

    My Work Clock
    Bump
    Wallbase
    NeoReader
    ESPN Sportscenter
    NFL Mobile
    My Tracks
    Google Earth
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    Re: So I finally got a smartphone today. Whats apps do I need?

    "Peaks" app is a lot of fun out on the trail. Turn it on, it locates where you are and as you pan your camera over local mountain peaks, it gives you their names and elevations.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in South West Utah

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    So I finally got a smartphone today. Whats apps do I need?

    Quote Originally Posted by Silentfoe View Post
    "Peaks" app is a lot of fun out on the trail. Turn it on, it locates where you are and as you pan your camera over local mountain peaks, it gives you their names and elevations.
    That would be a lot of fun for hiking or mtn biking in the Sierras. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kona0197 View Post

    My Work Clock
    Thanks for sharing Kona! I had no idea there was such an app.This is one sounds great for me,since I'm self employed and don't actually clock in at work.

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    Yeah I love that app. I put the app's widget on one of my homescreen pages. I use it to make sure my work doesn't short me any hours and to see what I my paycheck will be since it also shows how much money you made by hour.
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