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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   10/7/2010 3:43:00 PM
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Wow! Thanks for all of this. I will look into these. Re your comment "don't know what a twip or smoot is, but I know what they are equivalent to!" Well, you can find the description of a Smoot here (http://web.mit.edu/visit/smoot.html). Meanwhile, a twip (twentieth of a point) is a measure used in laying out space or defining objects on a page or other area that is to be printed or displayed on a computer screen (a twip is 1/1440th of an inch...)

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drkepley   10/7/2010 3:19:33 PM
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I have way too many apps on my cell, but some of the ones I use regularly are: OI Shopping List Has some good features: sharing through email, SMS, ... B-Folders Very similar to Secure Wallet programs -- database backup, AES-256 encryption Blackmoon File Browser One of many file browsers, good features Text Edit Allows me to open and edit other text files, like Verilog (even though it has a .v extension) Simple Spreadsheet Craigsnotify Good if you are looking for something use and inexpensive Convert Pad Great conversion program (1000 twip = 50 point = 0.6944 inch = 0.01036 smoot) don't know what a twip or smoot is, but I know what they are equivalent to! Hex-Bin-Dec Actually is a Hexadecimal-Binary-Decimal-Octal RealCalc A good RPN calc If you want a list of calculators, I have tested a lot and still have about ten on my Droid... including HP15C and others Another useful one is: 24 App Widget - lets you put 24 app icons in a 4x4 icon space (there is also a 48 App Widget, but haven't tried it yet)

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Max The Magnificent   10/7/2010 2:04:55 PM
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Great -- thanks for the suggestion -- I will try that app (I can't believe just how useful my Droid phone is...)

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Amcfarl   10/7/2010 1:40:28 PM
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Try 'Places Directory' app. It is a free finder for all sorts of stuff in your locality, such as supermarkest, attractions, gas stations, restaurants, bars etc. What is even cooler is that each entry it pops up has a tiny red compass point which always physically points to the direction of the thing it's brought up. Touching an entry will bring up all the useful info available on that entry such as phone numbers, reviews etc. One happy HTC Hero user

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phoenixdave   10/4/2010 9:31:21 PM
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Yes, all trace of it is gone...

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Max The Magnificent   10/4/2010 8:59:17 PM
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Thanks for the tip -- i was wondering about uninstalling stuff -- I just downloaded the Rhythm Software uninstaller you recommended. If you uninstall an app, does it's icon/shortcut disappear from the Droid "desktop" also?

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Max The Magnificent   10/4/2010 8:57:39 PM
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I just downloaded this -- I'm amazed how many apps seem to start up without my activating them

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phoenixdave   10/4/2010 8:47:58 PM
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Seriously Max, I think that there is an app out there for just about everything you want to do. The problem right now is the quality of the apps varies considerably. This will change as the market expands. I've also downloaded the Opera web browser, and Uninstaller by Rhythm Software, which works great (faster and easier than the Droid uninstall) when I try apps that are pretty much worthless.

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phoenixdave   10/4/2010 8:38:03 PM
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@Max - Aha, that's where Task Killer comes in! Mine says "Advanced Task Killer Free from ReChild" and is on the Marketplace. Just search for Advanced Task Killer. I have the free version. When you download and open this, it will show you a list of the apps that are still running. Some apps continue to run even when closed. The app gives you an option to close whichever you desire. Has a five-start rating.

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Max The Magnificent   10/4/2010 7:48:52 PM
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I just did a Market search for TaskKiller -- there are loads of them -- which one are we talking about?

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