[Solved] Android Apps
A posting I've just made on another thread made me think this might be useful - would be interested to hear if anyone else has any apps that they can recommend, so here's some of my favourites.
Handcent SMS - much better SMS than standard text messaging. Aside the facility to block texts from specific numbers, far more customisable for conversations, etc. It also has a nice feature allowing you to send a message at a specific time - this is wonderful if you want to remind your kids to do something at a specific time, eg when they get home from school.
3G watchdog - measures data usage. Allows you to put in your billing date and data plan allowance, so it can monitor your usage and estimate whether you are going to be over your limit. Resets itself on the correct date, and colour coded widget depending on how close you are to your limit.
Agenda widget - puts my calendar on the home page. Includes birthdays (with age) from your contacts.
Astrid tasks - good task manager. Integrates with the Agenda widget.
Ebo birthday - additional birthday and anniversary reminder with widget - useful for birthdays for people not in your contacts (eg, children of friends etc)
ES File explorer - very good file manager for Android, pretty much windows explorer functionality for your android.
Smart keyboard pro - very good replacement keyboard for standard Android, very customisable.
... and last, but definitely not least...
Tasker - this is so powerful, it's almost beyond belief. The only snag is it's actually lost a couple of functions since I upgraded to gingerbread. Basically, tasker can read pretty much anything that is happening on the phone, and then set the phone to do anything you want.
For instance... my phone switches to silent automatically and dims the screen between 11pm and 7am, but only if it's being charged up, and will also allow through certain specific numbers (my kids etc). It also switches the phone to silent when I am at work, ie Monday to Friday 9 to 5:30 unless I have a holiday or bank holiday in my calendar.
I also have certain automatic responses to text message from particular numbers.
You can also create your own widgets, plus much much more.
It's quite difficult to get started, but there's a huge amount of online help and working examples.
Those are my main ones - anyone got any they can recommend?
Need help. My oldest boy (10) is going away on a camp for a week soon. There is a three hour drive there and back and they are allowed to take DS type toys just for the drive; then they bag 'em up and give them back for the return journey.
You haven't said what help you actually need.