Non-game Android Apps Recommendations Catch-All

Hobbes2099 wrote:
groan wrote:

A friend of mine told me aboutthis one for the IOS and it turned out its also on Android
Comic Rack

It's pretty good.

interesting, I'll give it a try.
How well does it support larger files?

other apps have a hard time with files above 100MB, app begins to "stutter" and perform poorly.

I don't know. All my files are 20 mg average (standard comic books). Going through the Marvel Zombies series so they aren't novels by any stretch.

So, I've been using my Moto G for about three weeks now and it's great (apart from lack of memory extension). I've finally managed to find solution to manage music yesterday, so I thought I'd share it here: Media Monkey has beta app for Android and it does everything I wanted it to and more. And it's free!

My favourite features:
- Overall it's much more powerful music library manager than iTunes
- Transfers music through USB cable as easily as iTunes does and has all of the auto sync options (fill up with music, sync selected playlists etc.)
- Syncs ratings, play counts etc. (this is very important to me because, as I listen to a lot of new albums, I always rate my favourite songs, then sometimes compile them into mixtapes for my friends.)
- Does all of that over WiFi with one button press!
- Android app is a very snappy music player but you can use any other player and just use it as sync tool.
- You can stream your whole Media Monkey library in your app, with PC application running as a server.

...and it's free.

How did I not know about that? Media Monkey download, nao!

You have to find beta RC in their forums (4.1 version) for all of the fancy Android sync stuff to work, though.

Let me reiterate this: Media Monkey is what you want for your Android. Streaming music from the server works amazing and so does syncing through wifi.

OMG, wait, Media Monkey is on Android?! OMG, I've been a fan of the PC version for almost a decade. Thanks!

Remember to google 4.1 RC version on their forums - current official release (4.0.x) doesn't support media server functions. With 4.1 you get amazing powerful one button sync over wifi (that you can do in the background while music is playing).

Huh? It looks like the version on the play store is the latest nighly build? I'm confused...

Yes. I was talking about the desktop client. Get your Android app from Play store, then update your PC Media Monkey to 4.1.

UCRC wrote:

Yes. I was talking about the desktop client. Get your Android app from Play store, then update your PC Media Monkey to 4.1.

Oohhh, okay, that makes more sense. I'll upgrade tonight. Thanks!

I've never synced music to my smartphone. I can hardly get a full day of battery out of these things as it is, let alone adding the extra burden.

That cool looking, basically F2P alarm clock where you paid to unlock features, themes, etc, Timely? The company got bought by Google, and now all the in app purchase stuff is free.

Dammit. I just paid! Ah well. It's quite good. The Smart Wake-up feature really works for me, and the timer/stopwatch features are good.

MannishBoy wrote:

That cool looking, basically F2P alarm clock where you paid to unlock features, themes, etc, Timely? The company got bought by Google, and now all the in app purchase stuff is free.

Thanks, looks nifty!

MannishBoy wrote:

That cool looking, basically F2P alarm clock where you paid to unlock features, themes, etc, Timely? The company got bought by Google, and now all the in app purchase stuff is free.

Now that doubly explains that they had put it on sale around New Years. Not too sure how I should feel about that. :S
I have been using it for one or two months and I like it, but what am I funding or have I bought now?

Plastefuchs wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

That cool looking, basically F2P alarm clock where you paid to unlock features, themes, etc, Timely? The company got bought by Google, and now all the in app purchase stuff is free.

Now that doubly explains that they had put it on sale around New Years. Not too sure how I should feel about that. :S
I have been using it for one or two months and I like it, but what am I funding or have I bought now?

Early access.

To what? D:

To the features that are free now. Honestly I think if something was worth paying for and it becomes free, you've lost nothing. It's sort of like what I tell my children when they look at each others' plates and whine that someone got more. Why does it matter what someone else gets if you have yours? Life isn't fair.

LouZiffer wrote:

To the features that are free now. Honestly I think if something was worth paying for and it becomes free, you've lost nothing. It's sort of like what I tell my children when they look at each others' plates and whine that someone got more. Why does it matter what someone else gets if you have yours? Life isn't fair.

If I got irritated every time something went on a sale after I paid more for it, I'd be pretty stressed in life...

True that.

Well, if you got it on sale before it went free, at least you didn't pay full price just before it went free.

Can anyone recommend a texting app that handles MMS messages from a bevy of iPhone users gracefully? Currently using Google Hangouts (just experimenting with it) but I think Textra did a better job. Is there one I'm missing?

Textra is the best one I've yet used.

Veloxi wrote:

Textra is the best one I've yet used.

So I'm using Textra and I'm periodically getting anonymous "No Message Found" messages. These appear to be part of MMS text chains from iPhone users. Any thoughts?

I've not run into that issue, sorry. Android is weird in how it handles multiple texts from iPhone users.

Veloxi wrote:

I've not run into that issue, sorry. Android is weird in how it handles multiple texts from iPhone users.

I suspect it's the other way around in that somehow iMessage is doing something weird in the way it sends to non-iMessage people.

I don't understand how the whole token thing works but now my Chrome 2 twitter app is supposedly dead. It 2 update was very slick as well and really improved the app.

I guess I need another twitter app.

This is kinda bs that devs have to deal with this from twitter. Not sure what the deal is (ok I do its business but I don't have to like it)

MannishBoy wrote:
Veloxi wrote:

I've not run into that issue, sorry. Android is weird in how it handles multiple texts from iPhone users.

I suspect it's the other way around in that somehow iMessage is doing something weird in the way it sends to non-iMessage people.

Yep. Get weird issues from those people all the time.

Also considering the way apple iPhones butcher something like vcard, standard on every cell phone for at least a decade, if there is am MMS issue it's most likely their fault.

A cool mod for those with Galaxy Gear Watches:
IMAGE(http://i.imgur.com/gsc02w4.jpg)
File & Instructions to install.

*Note: I don't own a Galaxy phone, nor consequently a Gear, so I'm unsure of how these things work out... I sure wish I did now though ;).