1. greenjbhsd's Avatar
    Short history - I have been with an iPhone since day one. When iOS 5 was released I updated my iPhone 4 and then switched to Android. iOS 5 just did not do it for me. I have been with Android for 3 weeks now using a Galaxy S2. I LOVE the hardware, luke warm at best on Android. On November 6th I will be trading in my SG2 and getting a Focus S.

    That said. I don't want to flood my phone with apps. I want to get what I consider criticals and leave it at that. This is where I could use some help from long time users both in category suggestions and equivalent suggestions. I did do some searching, but with Mango being very fresh peoples lists may have changed. Please suggest favorites!

    Around town/Social:
    Yelp
    Facebook
    Movies (flixster)
    IMDB

    News/Weather:
    Weather Channel
    USA Today
    Pulse
    Engadget
    WPCentral

    Games:
    The Harvest
    Angry Birds (do we get all three?)
    Suggestions??
    Solitaire (suggestions)

    Navigation:
    gmap
    Suggestions??

    Conversion tool:
    unit conversions (suggestions)

    Misc:
    Epocrates (Anyone have a similar suggestion)
    Dragon Go/Vlingo (suggestions)
    Tasks/To do (suggestions)
    Barcode scanner (suggestions)
    Ringtone maker (suggestions)
    Photo editor (suggestions)
    10-29-2011 07:12 PM
  2. Dagolara's Avatar
    You might be able to forgo Yelp in favor of Local Scout built into Bing but not a bad fall back, as for the others:

    News/Weather:
    Weave
    GooNews
    Accuweather


    Games (few indie favs of mine):
    Wordament
    Taptitude
    Chromatic

    There is a built in ToDo list in the calender but I'm sure others will have a favorite app or two for that. As for Ringtones there is a good article here on making your own if an app isn't out there (I'm not aware of any as I just cut my own).
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    10-29-2011 07:27 PM
  3. desmonium's Avatar
    Wow. a lot of **** in your list.

    For me:

    Finance:
    Pageonce Pro (awesome ****)

    News & Weather:
    Weatherbug
    NYT/WSJ
    Bloomberg
    Engadget
    WPCentral

    Local Info / Shopping:
    Fandango / Poynt (no idea why I keep it because local scout probably would suffice)
    IMDB
    Amazon
    Groupon

    IM:
    Fb (already integrated in message hub, how about gtalk now m$/google?)
    Renren
    QQ
    Gtalk

    Games:
    Soduku (free by M$)
    Minesweeper (free by M$)

    Navigation:
    Bing map (no apps needed, fine for me)
    Nokia Map & Drive (to come soon)

    Misc:
    Barcode scanner (integrated with bing vision so no apps needed)

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    EDIT:

    Wow. I just amazed myself at how many news apps I need... Do I really care that much about this world? :S
    Last edited by desmonium; 10-29-2011 at 07:49 PM.
    10-29-2011 07:29 PM
  4. Dagolara's Avatar
    Fb (already integrated in message hub, how about gtalk now m$/google?)
    While integrated it still has the handicap of being a 3rd party application. Having the stand alone app is worth it if you have people you want to see updates from that have their settings to not share with 3rd party apps.
    10-29-2011 07:48 PM
  5. desmonium's Avatar
    While integrated it still has the handicap of being a 3rd party application. Having the stand alone app is worth it if you have people you want to see updates from that have their settings to not share with 3rd party apps.
    Huh interesting point. looks like you got a few shady friends. =P
    10-29-2011 07:50 PM
  6. pseudoware's Avatar
    Cocktail Flow, even if you don't drink.

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    10-29-2011 08:13 PM
  7. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I prefer AccuWeather to Weather Channel myself. Pre-Mango, AccuWeather's live tile updated better than Weather Channel, and now I prefer AccuWeather so I haven't even given WC another chance.

    Movies/Flixter is available, but I think Fandango is better.

    For games, I love Plant's vs. Zombies. And the Windows Phone version is superior to the Android version in my opinion (me and my buddy compared side by side), but I don't know how it compares to the iOS version.

    The HTC unit converter is great, but it is only available on HTC phones, so I don't know of a good one for a Focus S.

    The built in barcode scanner is great for QR codes, better and faster than ANY app I have tried on any other platform. ShopSavvy is great for comparing product prices.

    Dragon/Vlingo. Most of the functionality of those apps is built in to WP7 using the "Tellme" feature of the OS. Simply hold the home button and it starts (for the record, this came out BEFORE Siri and does a decent chunk of what Siri does). You can make a call, compose a text, launch an app, search the internet, and many other things.
    10-29-2011 11:12 PM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    Around town/Social:
    Facebook
    Twitter

    News/Weather:
    HTC Weather Hub
    USA Today
    CNN
    Engadget
    WPCentral

    Games:
    Angry Birds
    Flight Control
    Full House Poker
    Logic Games
    Chromatic Pro
    Yahtzee

    Navigation:
    Nothing extra yet

    Conversion tool:
    HTC conversions

    Misc:
    HTC Photo editor
    HTC Compass
    Insider
    HTC Notes
    SPB TV
    10-29-2011 11:35 PM
  9. jimski's Avatar
    News/Weather
    -Weather Channel
    -USA Today
    -Weave (free or 2.99)

    Games
    -Solitaire by Jake Poznanaski (free)

    Conversion
    -Converter Pro (.99)

    Mis
    -Tasks - CleverToDo (2.99 and worth it)
    -Ringtones - easyRing
    -Photo Editor - CleverPhoto (1.49) or
    -Thumba Photo Editor - (.99)
    -Sports - Sports Scores and Pro Sports Scores (live tiles) and Score Mobile for in depth
    - Passwords - SkyWallet (3.99 w/desktop companion)
    -BandWidth - to check download speeds
    -Smart Shopping (.99)
    -Speeddial v1.1 (.99)
    -Terra Explorer



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    10-30-2011 01:05 AM
  10. greenjbhsd's Avatar
    Thanks all! This will help in making the transition next weekend go a little more smoothly! Now I just need to sit in front of the phone and see how it functions for a lot of my questions that I don't see in reviews and such. The little nit picky odds and ends. :)
    10-30-2011 09:54 AM
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