Non-game Android Apps Recommendations Catch-All

Mine does, too. In fact, the stock Trebuchet launcher on 4.2 Jellybean should have the wifi toggle in the pull down notifications.

MannishBoy wrote:

I've always had good luck contacting the devs of Pocket Casts. They helped me when I was trying to import my Doggcatcher OPML file the other day (although their suggestions didn't work until I played around a bit more).

They responded to a Tweet I sent them a year ago asking when lock screen controls would show up. They seem like really good folks!

I'm finding Pocket Cast 4.0 missing a few features that's preventing me from using it again day to day. For instance, I have some podcasts I only listen to when I've run through my other stuff or am just in the mood, and there don't seem to be any podcast specific settings that would allow me just to keep a couple of episodes. Minor stuff like that.

Overall, I like what I see, but haven't decided to switch back quite yet.

For people that have, is the stability better than the old Pocket Casts? That's the reason I switched away to begin with, it was always crashing.

LarryC wrote:

Mine does, too. In fact, the stock Trebuchet launcher on 4.2 Jellybean should have the wifi toggle in the pull down notifications.

Just to clarify, Trebuchet is CyanogenMod's stock launcher, not the stock Android launcher. The notifications tray is separate from the launcher, those are OS level.

I have a wifi toggle in the pulldown thing too, but I have to tap over to "quick settings" to get to it. Which is badly named because it's still slower than using the widget on my homescreen used to be.

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This is the pull down menu on my Note 2. The Wifi toggle is clearly visible in the upper left hand corner of the screen. There are additional toggles on the battery widget, of course, but they're mostly redundant.

I can appreciate a Wifi toggle on the home screen, but having on the pull down menu is a must so I can get to it even when I'm in an active app or two.

As clarified, this should be basic to Jellybean. I'm using Apex Launcher in this pic. My Nexus is on CM10.

Your screenshot is 100% Samsung modifications of Android.

One of my favorite features of CM 10.1 is that you can now swipe down from the right (or left, your choice) one-third of the notifications bar, and it will pull down the Quick Settings panel. Swipe down from the other two-thirds of the bar, and you're pulling down the notifications tray. Before they added that in, I would have totally agreed.

On a stock "tablet" 4.2 UI, the notifications tray and quick settings panel are split right/left.

On a stock "phone" 4.2 UI, the quick settings panel is a two-finger pull down.

Unfortunately, the CM 10 Nexus is my wife's so I didn't get to use it much after installing it, but the wifi toggle is still on a pull-down menu. In that sense, it has no material difference with the Note 2 configuration, except that it might be better because of context sensitive pull-downs.

Closing the loop on a previous conversation regarding email apps: I managed to find a "Conversation" view in the stock email app so I've stuck with that. It's still not as graceful as I would like (they don't collapse very well) but it works.

"The Da Vinci Code" book is free from the Google play store right now.

It's also free from B&N and Amazon.

I already read The Da Vinci Code. Turns out God is Jesus's father.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I already read The Da Vinci Code. Turns out God is Jesus's father.

God is Mr. Kobayashi.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

I already read The Da Vinci Code. Turns out God is Jesus's father.

Uh, hello! Spoiler alert!

maverickz wrote:
Baron Of Hell wrote:

I already read The Da Vinci Code. Turns out God is Jesus's father.

Uh, hello! Spoiler alert!

Both can play this game!! The Titanic sinks.

Amazon having a "best of" of Free Apps today:

Here

Easymoney for FREE? Lucky bastards, that program is AMAZING, totally worth the $10 I spent for the full version.

Veloxi wrote:

Easymoney for FREE? Lucky bastards, that program is AMAZING, totally worth the $10 I spent for the full version.

How would you compare EasyMoney to Aishu's Home Budget or YNAB?

Haven't used either of 'em, but I use it for pure money tracking and to see where my money has gone. For budgets I use excel.

I'm looking for an app that makes it easy for me to web-host pictures that were captured by my phone. I have been using photobucket, but with an intermediate transfer to my computer. Anyone have recommendations?

Check out Trovebox
trovebox.com
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...

They set you up with an online gallery, the app will auto-upload to the gallery.
I helped beta test it and it's really come a long way. I'm surprised they only have had 7 downloads, to be honest...

Here's a link to an image
http://awesomeness.openphoto.me/cust...

They used to be called open photo.
here you can see what they offer for plans (only 2, free or paid)
https://trovebox.com/plans

EDIT:
You can also set some images to be public or not.
https://groan.trovebox.com

I have 160+ images in my gallery but only that one is public.

It looks like Flickr has an official app, and there are several unofficial apps that will upload to Picasa if you already have an account for either of them.

Edit - since you already are using Photobucket, they have an official app too.

Thanks groan and Stengah, I'll try flickr and trovebox out when I get home from work. I had the photobucket album for my iPod, but it failed to let me upload any pictures from there and the web interface doesn't often play nice for me.

Also groan, my phone says trovebox has 1000+ downloads but only 6 reviews.

Do you want them immediately publicly viewable? If you only want them privately, Google+ has something called Instant Upload. Any pictures or videos will be uploaded to a private album immediately (or as soon as you're on wifi, there are a bunch of configurable options).

I'm happy with trove box actually. I have been using that to post pictures here this week and its simple and easy.

S0LIDARITY wrote:

I'm happy with trove box actually. I have been using that to post pictures here this week and its simple and easy.

I'm happy to hear that!
Spread the word!

For those who have rooted their devices, or using an independent ROM; what are your thoughts on Titanium BackUp vs ROM Tool Box?

I've been using Titanium pretty much since my first rooted device (Xperia X10), but lately I've heard pretty good things about ROM Tool Box.

Rom Toolbox is FAR better. I use it to back up all the aps (just the apps, not the data, I do that in the specific apps), flash new rom, and restore from Rom Toolbox. Easy peasy. Also makes it VERY easy to move apps to the SD card, which is essential for my old phone. It also has replaced other apps because it has an awesome file browser, task manager and CPU speed changer, for example. Plus it now can do backups to the cloud, which is really cool.

Is there a good minimalist browser besides Opera Mini? The rate of "failed to transcode url" errors seems to be increasing for me as of late.