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Is there anyway to list all the applications installed on your phone and the permissions they require all on one page, or export the list so it can easily be audited?

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Use market applications like Permission Watchdog or Permissions. Also, there are several others.

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Unfortunately, Market application has a bug (or intended feature?) when not all permissions are listed when installing the application. This may a compatibility issue with software designed for older android releases... – Denis Nikolaenko Dec 2 '10 at 13:49
perhaps including comment into you answer would be simpler. – bbaja42 Dec 3 '10 at 16:36
@Nikolaenko, apparently it is on purpose and changed now:… – BlackShift Dec 24 '10 at 14:30
@BlackShift, what do you mean by "changed now"? Changed by Android dev. team? – Denis Nikolaenko Dec 27 '10 at 13:26
@Nikolaenko, I think I was unclear because it is unclear to me. I'm running cyanogenmod 6, android 2.2, and almost all apps ask for the permissions that your link claims are implicitely granted. So I don't know who changed this (cyanogen or android team). – BlackShift Dec 27 '10 at 14:45

Another app that I ended up using instead of Permissions is RL Permissions. I prefer the interface. As far as which one works better, I don't know.

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aSpotCat is also a nice app for permission audit.

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Permission Friendly Apps will list installed apps by their order of most demanding to least demanding permissions requirements. (It doesn't actually track or audit or adjust their behavior, though.)

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