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How can I categorize the apps on my phone?

I'm downloading many apps but then forget about them. I'd like to be able to see all my "note taking" apps, "todo" apps etc. So I can quickly compare and discard those I don't want. Of course I'd also ...
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4answers
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Are there any specific advantages to using the Amazon Android App Store over the Google Android Market?

Is the new Amazon Android App Store just another marketplace or are there any specific features or benefits that the Google Android Market doesn't have?
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5answers
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How can I get apps from the Amazon app store from an unsupported region?

Currently, the Amazon app store appears to be US-only. Similar to How do I use the US Android Market, I want to know: How can I use the US Amazon Appstore? Market Enabler doesn't seem to work, and ...
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1answer
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How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some apps on the market incompatible with my device? My phone (Orange San Francisco) came with Android 2.1 and has not been officially updated in the UK so I'm ...
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3answers
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Will I get automatically lifetime FREE updates if I pay for an app?

If I buy a paid app, will I be able to get free updates for the rest of the lifetime of that app or should I pay later for the updates? What's the norm? Can you perhaps give 1-2 examples? Thanks!
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Are the apps safe? How can I make my Android more secure?

Are the apps on the Android Market checked or audited? If I search Google for "hardening Android", the best hit I can find is Google Android Hardening Checklist. What's your opinion regarding this? ...
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1answer
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Do I need an SD card to add apps to an Advent Amico Android Tablet?

The Advent Amico Android Tablet PC arrives without an SD card, and has 487Mb of internal ROM available. Plenty for a few apps surely? There is no Android marketplace or alternative marketplace app ...
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3answers
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How can I make sure I've quit a specific app?

As far as I know, some apps quit by pressing the Back button while on the main screen of that app; and some quit by pressing the Menu button and selecting Quit. Should I always first check the Menu ...
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1answer
542 views

Calendar access from apps: only some calendars are displayed

I've Sony Ericsson X10 mini pro with Android 2.1 and root. I want to have a separate timetable calendat that will not be visible in some places (calendar app). I think I've some good reasons for ...
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2answers
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How to Uninstall HTC Applications/Widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I've just treated ...
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2answers
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What system app stores the cellular network settings?

Before installing a new ROM, I backed up all data from my system apps using Titanium. I installed the new ROM, and also put in a new SIM card from a different network (so it was in on first boot-up ...
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3answers
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Why can apps access the whole SD card?

Is there a technical reason for why apps that only need their own data are not limited to one folder? I do realise that some apps use other apps' data, but I'd be much more likely to install an app ...
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2answers
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Can a Factory Reset fix Malware Problem?

This recent story appeared on Slashdot regarding various malware apps that had invaded the Android Market. Google quickly removed them (and I was not infected - I don't typically download apps), but I ...
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1answer
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An application to identify actors in movies [on hold]

I swore I read about an application like that. I thought it was Google Goggles but that doesn't seem to do it. Anyone have any idea?
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2answers
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Which apps do gapless music playback?

Are there any apps around that are good at gapless audio playback? I listen to a lot of music that continues from one track to another and the stock app puts a small but noticeable gap between tracks. ...
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2answers
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List of apps ever downloaded

I bought myself a new Android phone since my last one died (overheated). So I've lost all the applications. Is there some kind of download history to find what you've downloaded via your Google ...
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3answers
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“Update unsuccessful” on all apps running on SD card

I know this problem has been reported before, but man, I am really, really getting tired of it. I have not been able to update any app running from the SD card on my HTC Evo since I got it nearly 6 ...
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10answers
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Is possible install Eclipse IDE in Honeycomb?

Since Eclipse IDE can run in Linux and the new Honeycomb has a Linux Kernel, can Eclipse IDE run in Android Honeycomb ? I know that isn't pretty much comfortable coding in a tablet, but I'd want to ...
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1answer
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Android Force Stop Button Not Working Samsung Captivate (A Galaxy S)

Settings -> Manage Applications -> Third Party App -> Force Stop is not working. On clicking, the Force Stop Button does not change. No Messages either. I can however uninstall the app. What could ...
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5answers
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Open source app for remote wiping Android phone?

I recently lost my android phone, and regretted not having a remote wipe app installed. However, I do not trust 3rd party compiled apps with such power (too many weak links). Does anyone know of an ...
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2answers
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Book library management solutions, that allows adding titles with a upc reader?

What would be a good easy way to catalog my physical book library with a UPC reader on android? Would you have suggestions for a simple individual library management solutions?
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3answers
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Hide applications from Apps menu

I don't want to root my phone to delete some applications installed by the provider, but I would like to hide them from the menu, since I know that I won't use them often. I know that it is possible ...
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2answers
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Note taking app that syncs with the cloud and lets me create a shortcut to a specific saved note?

I'm looking for note taking app that does the following: Syncs with a cloud based account (like simplenote) Keeps a local version of each note (I dont want to have to wait for it to download each ...
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1answer
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Are there any issues with having multiple phone finding applications?

I like to use Prey and have no complaints about it so far. However, our carrier also offers Mobile Recovery, which does a lot of the same things (GPS locations, etc). Is there any harm in having ...
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1answer
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How can I group apps together in the menu view?

The menu view of the phone lists all of the apps I've installed. All of them. The phone came pre-installed with 2.5 pages of apps, and I'm up to 5. I've had the phone for 3 weeks... Is there any ...
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7answers
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How can I install an app given only its APK file?

I downloaded the APK file for an app to my PC. How can I install it on my phone?
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4answers
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Know of an app that lets you transfer a text message conversation into an email? [closed]

A friend of mine is looking for an application that he can grab a text message conversation from his phone and maybe copy/paste it into another application like an email app or just "send to email" ...
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2answers
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Is there an app that will list my phone's info in an easily copy/paste-able format?

There's a great Add-on for Firefox called InfoLister, all it does is provide a nicely formatted list of stuff and versions, for example here's what it lists for me: Last updated: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 ...
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1answer
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How to install the application in SDcard (android phone)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install APK files on SDCARD. I would like to install the .apk file into the SD card. Can I do this? If yes then how could I able to perform this in my HTC hero ...
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4answers
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Weight tracking app [on hold]

I'm looking for an app to help me track my weight. Ideally, I would tell it my weight each day (and perhaps my age and height), and after a while I could use it so plot a graph of my progress but also ...
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6answers
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App/shortcut to quickly change screen lock type?

Two scenarios: I'm at a "trusted" place, and don't want to enter unlock password/pattern all the time I'm at an "untrusted" place and want my phone to be password/pattern screen locked is there ...
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1answer
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Exchange Client That Supports Rules

I set up rules in Outlook (which is synched to a Microsoft Exchange server) to automatically filter emails to specific folders, based on sender. I have been able to sync the Android email client to ...
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1answer
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Can you use the screen on a Samsung Galaxy S as camera flash for the front facing camera?

The Samsung Galaxy S doesn't have a camera flash, are there any apps for Samsung Galaxy S to make use of the front camera and screen as a camera flash? For a samsung galaxy s android phone. could ...
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1answer
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iPhone-style “Stocks” app? [closed]

I was playing around with a friend's iPhone the other day. I'm a total anti-Apple, but I can recognize niceties when I see them. The Stocks app on the iPhone seemed much more concise and useful than ...
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6answers
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Can I easily redownload all my apps if I get a new phone?

I am considering buying a new phone. Is there a way to easily redownload all of my apps onto the new phone without having to search for each one individually?
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3answers
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Which application are you using to track and manage your GPS tracks? [closed]

As already mentioned in other questions, I'm using GPSTrackerLite or MyTrack to track my tours. This tours are for example hiking, snowshoeing or biking/cycling. However both of them have their ...
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3answers
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Alternative market app without country limitations

I want to download Apps from the US for researching purposes. A co-worker of mine could do that by installing an alternative Market. He did not have a rooted phone and probably got that app from the ...
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2answers
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How can I access Transport for London from my device?

How can I use TFL information on my device? Is there an application or other good way of accessing TFL? For those who don't know, TFL == Transport for London, a webpage of London public transport ...
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1answer
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How can I check which applications have been granted root access?

I have an SGS i9000 with Android 2.1 and I installed a lot of applications before I fully understood what "root" was. Now I naturally want to review which applications I gave root access. How can I ...
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3answers
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Where are the .apk files of currently installed apps stored on my Android device? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where in the file system are applications installed? How can I view the .apk files of currenly installed apps on my android phone?
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1answer
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Good SMS reader app for Android? [closed]

I'm looking for a good Android application for reading SMS messages. My requirements are: Mark all as read option Displaying the number of unread messages on the icon Some anti-spam filter (option ...
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1answer
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What running applications and services are safe to turn off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Knowing which applications to stop I just got a used Nexus One and I see a lot of running services and applications. I'm wondering what negative impact there would be ...
4
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1answer
543 views

paste text to bluetooth?

I'm using the PasswordSafe app and am looking for an easy way to send passwords from my phone to other computers. I can copy the password to the clipboard but what then? Is there an app that will have ...
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2answers
871 views

How can I find the nearest ATM in India?

There are some applications that can find and locate ATMs but those I tried are not for India or for Indian banks. Is there an app that supports this for India?
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3answers
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Looking for a parts list application [on hold]

I am looking for an application like a shopping list, that will let me put in items with the prices and give me a final total...so that if I have a project, I can put in all the prices(scanning ...
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3answers
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How can I access a Mantis Bug Tracker from Android?

We track our bugs on Mantis, and I was hoping to find an Android App for it, since it exposes a PHP-SOAP API (see this question) which Eclipse uses. Does anyone know of existing apps (or projects) ...
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1answer
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Weather app that displays “feels like” temperature?

I have a HTC Evo and while I like the stock weather app, it doesn't show the "feels like" temperature. I know the Weather Channel app has this but it was completely unusable with null errors for me ...
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1answer
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Does uninstalling apps leave any traces?

I come from a Windows background where anything you install-uninstall usually leaves traces which are sometimes hard to detect and remove. Does the same happen when you remove Android apps? I know ...
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1answer
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Apps that start on their own [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: apps automatically starting? Hello! I am using Android 2.2. I've downloaded and installed an application called Advanced Task Manager from ReChild. It always shows lots ...
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2answers
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Android 2.2 - How to see applications that run at start-up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I prevent applications from running on startup? Hello! Is it possible to see which applications are set to run at startup? For example, the idiots at Yahoo made ...