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Thursday Poll: Your Favorite New App is…

We’re always looking for the next big app to show up on Android, but one of the best ways we’ve found is to simply ask all of our fabulous readers.  In the past we’ve asked what your current list of tops apps is – starting this month though, we want to make it a much more regular thing.  So instead of a random poll, we’re going to do our best to ask you once a month what your favorite app of the moment is.  And of course, feel free to list more than one, but the goal here is to find out which app you’ve stumbled upon recently and just can’t live without.

For me, it’s Flex T9 keyboard that was an Amazon app of the day.  Every time I pickup a new device to review or mess around with, I find myself downloading the Amazon store immediately just so that I can put Flex on it.  I’m officially addicted to this keyboard.

And Tato wanted to point out that he can’t get enough Nano Panda, HeyTell, and SMS Popup.  That’s three I know, but he’s special.

What about you guys?  Any current app addictions?

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  • Kev

    Switftkey X beta is the best keyboard I have ever used……

  • Dan Brown

    Overlook Fing network discovery and IP tool… awesome for sysadmin’s of the world!!

    • Ginuwine

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  • Tarsis Brito

    fancy widgets and handcent are one of the best for me and google voice

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  • I second Heytell! Its the future…

    • pingplayer01

      Tikl is better

  • Anonymous

    i’m with you I can’t live without FLEX T9… frankly I wouldn’t have considered it without you saying it because it feels like it should just be apart of android system

  • Bhggvb

    Groove ip

  • There’s a few apps that really catch my eye. I really REALLY enjoy Zeam launcher. I’m not sure why I prefer it over Go Launcher or LPP. But yeah. 
    Zeam Launcher and the latest Swiftkey Beta. 

    Swiftkey is so fantastic. It’s predictive capabilities are like no other and it’s aesthetically pleasing. 

  • Danknapp76

    Flex T9, Notification Toggle, Watchdog, SetCPU, Dolphin Browser HD, GO SMS PRO

  • John

    Mighty Text (was Texty…i think)
    Allows me to txt from my chrome browser via my phone – vice versa

  • Anonymous

    Awesome drop, Google Music, or Epistle. Pokemon Tower Defense is also awesome, but not a market app.

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  • jbonics

    Chainfire3D because it’s just cool being the underdog. LBE security is also nice.

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  • George Boyd85

    I’d be lost without Dropbox, Evernote, Executive Assistant, Glympse, Little Photo, & Seek Droid

    For media I use Netflix, Hulu +, UberMusic, & Ringdroid for all my ringtone needs.

    Amazon App goes without saying.

  • Anonymous

    Downloaded N.O.V.A. 2 and battleheart today. great purchases that i would recommend to anyone.

  • Sporkitized

    Mint is fantastic. I always found myself wanting a widget that could keep up with how much money I have in my account so I can see my balance without logging into my bank on their site/app. Mint displays this along with debts, savings and other things and so far seems to work well. Privacy may be a concern for some though, as the app needs your login credentials for any accounts you want it to interface with.

  • Anonymous

    “Every time I pickup a new device to review or mess around with, I find
    myself downloading the Amazon store immediately just so that I can put
    Flex on it.” so when i upgrade i’ll be able to load all my amazon app store purchases on it?

    • Yep, I can put them all on my nook color even though I got them on my phone originally.

      • Anonymous

        awesome that makes me happy…thanks for the info!

  • Davros

    I’ve grown to love the CircleLauncher widget. I went from 7 screens to 4 and use only widgets.  really clean and find it much easier to find apps when assigned it’s widget.

  • MHarmon

    Automateit – best ever

  • For me it has to be LBE Privacy Guard.  Whenever you install an app it showing you all the permissions the app wants and let’s you revoke the ones you don’t want it to have access to.  You can revoke perms  outright or have the app prompt you when it tries to use those perms.

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  • I love Flex too, but is there anyway to get it to STOP suggesting to me to “try swiping”.  That is so annoying.  If I’m typing I’m typing for a reason.  I know it swipes too.

    • Anonymous

      That is my biggest gripe with Flex as well.

    • Guest

      yeah, there’s an option in settings

  • Anonymous

    Sms Popup

  • kafka

    Pulse or the new Swype

  • Branshaw09

    II would guess you’re the special one with that GS2


    Amazon app store.


    Amazon app store.

  • Emeraldjun

    Wait, your showing favorite apps? For a second I thought you were showing off your new SGSII there 😛 Sexy beast. 


    I got the Flex T9 Keyboard when it was free also. Best keyboard available by far!! And damn I want a Galaxy S II so freakin’ bad it ain’t funny!! It stomps every other phone out there.

  • Dolphin Browser HD! and as far as first app to install, ADW EX would be mine, if i owned like a bajillion phones like kellex 😛

  • Geoff

    I’m loving the Beta of MightyText that syncs text between your phone and laptop. 

  • David

    HBO Go still ….. acnt get enough of East Bound an down

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  • Andy Stetson

    FlexT9 ftw.  Thank you amazon!

  • Swiftkey X Beta blows Flex away…way better text prediction

    • John

      true but it doesn’t have swype capabilities, of course 😉

  • Anonymous

    Drag Racing
    Movie stream
    TV shows
    Android assistant
    anim mod

  • RokuByte

  • Asylum726

    Antoine Dodson Soundboard… so you can run and tell THAT, homeboy!

  • Anonymous

    Galaxy on Fire 2 THD

  • Goblueboy

    Well since I accidently spent $.99 on that seekdroid app they refunded it and gave me 5 dollars credit for apps only, so I bought x men and battleheart. They looked fairly polished. My old favorite apps used to be emulators and tv show stream and movie show stream, but it seems google has taken then down and completely lost track of what used to make them so much better then iOS. Granted I still love android, just sad to see the pros we had go away. I also got 2 dollars promotion credit for anything on seekdroid as well. So I bought magicka for like $3. Pretty good PC game I say.

  • Jon Kim

    wavelauncher. One of the most used apps on my phone DX.

  • I like to stick with what works:

    Droid-Life and Engadget Apps for reading tech news,
    Angry Birds for gaming
    Tango for video chatting
    RunKeeper for tracking my workouts

  • Anonymous

    Lightbox.  Absolutely fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Hey the Iphone is slated to come out soon and they say its going to be completely different and revamped

    • Anonymous

      And your probably sleeping with Steve Jobs or giveing some type of JOB!!!  Know go away Apple Fan boy

      • Anonymous

        Hahaha  Thanks for that laugh; couldn’t have said it better myself. 😛

        • Anonymous

          LMAO Why thank you Sir 🙂

  • Larry

    ADW Launcher
    Contract Killer
    Fancy Widgets
    Amazon Kindle

    5 I know, but I’m more special than Tato

  • Larry

    ADW Launcher
    Contract Killer
    Fancy Widgets
    Amazon Kindle

    5 I know, but I’m more special than Tato


    Lighbox (Camera)Wunderlist (Task List)
    Evernote (Notes)
    YouVersion Bible (Bible)
    Magic Hour (Camera)
    Number Saver (Hard to explain, best kept secret on android)
    ReadItLater (Article Saver)
    Pulse (Visual Newsreader)
    Swiftkey X Beta (Prediction Keyboard)
    Zedge (Ringtone & Wallpaper downloader)

  • Anonymous

    I can say that the Amazon App itself has me checking it every single morning and no other app does that.

    Also, I can’t help but use TuneIn Radio on a constant basis.

    • Razrback501

      Plus one to that. Amazon App store has me checking it first thing every morning too!

  • digging google music (beta) with cloud storage. their instant mix algorithm is surprisingly good. 

  • I like the new version of Swype better than Flex T9. I had switched over, but I switched back with 3.0. The suggestion bar (rather than the pop-up) was what drew me to Flex T9, but now that Swype has it I’m back.

    That said, my new (to me) favorite is LauncherPro Plus. I just started using it after winning a key in one of the Droid-Life giveaways. Decided to SF theme my OG Droid with LPP and CM7!

  • I haven’t done much with my DX since work gave me an iPad…

    But I still love Contract Killer and now Peggle.

  • CrossTXT!  The best in browser SMS app ever!

    • And it has a chrome plugin.

      • Wait…. Is that the SGII? My app is ESPN Los Angeles. It may not be new but its my fav to get all the news about my Lakers, Angels, Kings and USC Trojans

    • Goblueboy

      thanks for this

    • I’m glad somebody else knows about this app 😀 acquaintance of mine helped make it and I use it everyday while I’m at work

    • Geoff

      Better than MightyText? haven’t tried CrossTXT. looks like the competition is on! Downloading now. 

    • Geoff

      CrossTXT is in limited beta. fingers crossed i get accepted. 

  • ChuckDz3

    Definitely have to agree with you Kellex, FlexT9 has blown away all other keyboard alternatives

  • Misphit917

    Flex9 keyboard nu
    Dolphin 5
    Astro file manager
    beautiful widget

  • Tommygrubz

    The latest swype update kills flex. I paid for flex but went back to the swype beta once they updated it.

  • Just so I don’t repeat what was posted by others, the GO Launcher team is putting together some really beautiful apps. GO sms Pro, GO Launcher, GO Contacts.  Really well done stuff

    • Anonymous

      I second that motion. GO Weather is amazing. Not to mention they are all FREE. Can’t beat that.

    • Anonymous

      I second that motion. GO Weather is amazing. Not to mention they are all FREE. Can’t beat that.

      • Totally forgot about GO Weather…

      • Grandadmiral

        For some reason Go Weather never has the right temperature for my city…

    • 100% agree, great suite of products.  I love Go Launcher EX, Go Calendar, and GO SMS most

      • John

        launcher is getting there. doesn’t have the speed of LPP, imo

    • Chrismoore22

      Ya I also love the go dev team. I use almost all their apps. However I did just recently get addicted to using acontacts instead of go contacts and go dialer.

    • Tim McGarry

      Except GO Weather doesn’t work on Xoom Wifi. 🙁 Faiiil.

  • Jchammer123

    I have many, but I spend most of my phone time on Droid Forums & Droid Life (a little a** kissing there, lol)!

  • Knightcrusader

    My favorite app is the one I wrote for myself… its a basic XMPP server that interfaces with the SMS subsystem so you can connect your computer (Pidgin, etc.) to your phone and send and receive text messages. Still got some bugs to work out, but its awesome!

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  • P!X3L

    GrooVe IP is my new app. It calls over google voice using ONLY data. make any tablet a phone.

  • Anonymous

    Why don’t we talk about that SGS2 instead?

    • Anonymous

      I noticed the same thing! Kellex is trying to sneak us all a little peek, gettin’ the hypebeasting rolling!

  • Tex

    Circle Launcher
    Awesome Drop
    Regina Launcher

  • Trooper

    Thumb keyboard and Root Call Blocker Pro ftw!

  • pEGGLE

  • my favorite app is def age of zombies i think its called <3

  • Jaime

    I recently found this app called Autopilot and has become my favorite battery saving app. I get crappy phone signal around where I live and this app has worked wonders for me! Favorite game though is easily HexDefense. Super addicting!

  • Bob

    Easily Word Feud for me, use that all app day long.

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  • Anonymous

    I just picked up telsa led 3.0 beta off xda. That one is cool
    I’m liking swype 3.0 as well

  • JP

    Groove IP (+ Google Voice).  Saving money and minutes is my favorite!

  • joel martin

    FlexT9 is also my favorite app.  Use it all the time.  Works great on the T-Bolt and is much better than Swype or SwiftKey

  • Joanne

    Splashtop Remote Desktop

  • Do you trace words with FlexT9 like swype or use normal input?

    • joel martin

      trace and it’s much more accurate than Swype and much smoother

  • Jojomcdougal

    SwiftKey X saved me from pulling all my hair out with the Droid Charge, which lacks a d-pad or trackpad/ball..

  • No

    You need to have topics like this initially privately sent or submitted to an initial poll, then make a poll out of the top 5-7 apps. The title might as well state what is the newest app you installed…

  • Sean Cahill

    Showin’ some love for the SwiftKeyX beta keyboard. Great how it learns your patterns the more you use it, like it knows what I’m going to say next…

  • Britboy3000

    pulse news is sexy. 

  • Igotadroid

    Swiftkey beta, new swype, and flex t9…hard to pick lol

  • Anonymous

    Gotta be Peggle right now.

    • Maxkobi

      peggle is champ right now! i played it when it was on computer, then xbox and now it was FREE on app of the day! amazing

  • Anonymous

    A new app called text notify for when I’m playing games or other full screen apps

    • Anonymous

      i can’t find it. link please?

  • Theolonious

    For games, Plants vs Zombies, Peggle, and Chuzzle are all awesome. The Swiftkey beta is awesome, although Flex is great. The Handcent and Music Junk updates are awesome too, so I’ll count those as new apps.

  • Interstellarmind

    i’m addicted to two game apps:

    Steambirds and Pew Pew 2

    • Anonymous

      Ooh what is Steambirds?

  • cole


  • Anonymous

    Springpad. It’s new to me anyway, and it blows away Evernote in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed! Springpad is an awesome app and so much more useful than either EverNote or Catch.

  • SwipePad

  • tjhrulz

    None of my big apps are new been to busy to play with my phone lately 🙁 

    But I got into circle launcher recently and it is just great, using that widgetlocker launcher pro custom launcher icons and cyanogen for droid 2 I can customize it all

    Oh and before I was on cyanogen I really liked the new wifi tether app for gingerbread 

  • Jaredmoore47

    JI’m really loving the SwiftKey x beta

  • Wyveryx

    Oh I forgot to add, my favorite and most used apps right now, aside from anything Angry Birds is My Coffee Card and MoonChaser!

  • Dr Battery Saver!…I get a ful day out of my D1 running Liquid rom 2.1

    • Anonymous

      What does that app do?

  • gregmr

    The new Swype beta for phones/tablets, definitely. It’s like BlindType and Swype joined forces and its solid (for a beta). Works well on my DInc, DInc2 and Xoom.

  • Jeremy Gentry

    right now i’d have to say battleheart =)

  • Wyveryx

    I used to Swype exclusively, but when FlexT9 came around, I haven’t used anything but. Yeah it takes a while to figure out what you type and it does save information, but those are small fries compared to the accuracy it holds. Even the TTS feature is far superior imo.

  • I prefer Smart Keyboard Pro.

    • LionStone

      Yep, Smart Keyboard Pro is great…

      VidTrim is great too for editing video…

  • Thunderatrix

    Tiger arcade… lets me play marvel vs capcom & marvel vs street fighter 🙂

  • Dante

    Age of Zombies
    Dolphin HD Browser
    HBO GO
    NOVA 2

  • I’d have to say my favorite newish app is Friendcaster! so much better than the official facebook app

  • FlexT9 for me also.  Came to that from Swype, and it’s MILES better at nearly everything it does.  It’s smoother, faster, more intuitive, and was free 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Man. What am I missing? I used it for a while. I thought the voice input was hands down the best ever. But I found swype to be faster and more accurate for me so I went back to it.

       I wish they would both combine to make a super app.

    • Calculatorwatch

      I had to stop using it because it doesn’t auto-space after you press a suggestion and I’m just not used to that so it was pissing me off, can you fix that or do you just get used to it?

      • Anonymous

        Once you begin swiping the next word it automatically pits on the space. The only problem comes when you swipe one word then go back to text typing as it thinks you are attempting to add to the existing word and thus doesn’t add the space.

    • I tried using it and it kept making my stock droidx start making this screaming sound when i would slide my finger from comma to space. It was so weird 

    • Jon


  • Anonymous

    Can I vote for CM4DX? Can we count that as an app?

    Pretty please?

    • Anonymous

      Hah if you do, then everyone will start naming ROMs. 😛

      • Anonymous

        Dangit. Fine. Then CM7 Theme Switcher. Ha! 

        • Anonymous

          I might have to agree with that lol

        • Kaufkin

          +1 – anybody know if there is a “save current theme” option or app anywere? (CM7 N109)

    • tjhrulz

      If you can try naming CM4DX then can I name the CM4D2 beta?

  • first

    • Jeremy Gentry

      Ive never heard of that app 😛

      • Anonymous

        me either….thats weird 😛

        • tjhrulz

          I have it use it everyday, great app

          Did anyone else look up first in the market to see what would come up?

    • Anonymous

      oh my gosh here we go again

    • Anonymous

      here’s a video to go along withyour ‘FIrst” App