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    Hello Everyone,

    I have been using an Android smart phone (HTC Hero) and recently upgraded to a Samsung Galaxy II Epic Touch.

    My old phone was quite a step forward from my previous phone, but this new one is beyond belief. The camera alone is WAY beyond my Sony 7.2mp camera. A 1080P camcorder too.

    Anyway, with all of the apps out there, a lot of things are becoming obsolete. Camera, Camcorder, GPS, bubble level with .2 degree resolution, any game you can think of, high speed internet, email, television, radio, conversion calculators, and the list goes on and on.

    All of you smart phone users, what are some of your favorite apps? Shop related gets extra points.

    I don't know for sure, but I would imagine that most of the Android apps are available for the iphone also.

    Thanks in advance,
    Brian
    OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

    THINK HARDER

    BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

    MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

  • #2
    For the iPhone I have:

    Drill Chart
    Journeyman
    Mech. Ref
    iMachinist
    Eng'r Toolbox
    Magnifier
    Convert Units
    Unit Converter
    Converter+

    An interesting game is TinkerBox made by Autodesk, although only on the iPhone I believe.

    My grandsons 7 & 10 really enjoy Fart Generator.

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    • #3
      Camcard. Business card scanner
      Skyview
      Converter
      Flashlight
      Journeyman machinist
      Iengineer
      Imachinist
      Wordswithfriends. its fun
      Tapatalk

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      • #4
        What's a smart phone?
        Free software for calculating bolt circles and similar: Click Here

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Evan
          What's a smart phone?
          Ditto.

          Give me a dumb phone any day.
          Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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          • #6
            Duh, Angry Birds.

            And Soundhound for answering "What's that song?" Though that has more to with the wife and I's dancing, not machining.

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            • #7
              I like the telephone app - you can use it to call people. Very handy and not what you'd expect of a portable game box.

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              • #8
                To my great shame (and delight): FruitNinja.

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                • #9
                  And there is CalcuLathe and Gcode for the iphone also.
                  I use imachinist mostly.
                  John Burchett
                  in Byng OK

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                  • #10
                    I almost never use the phone app 8^)
                    My favorites are:
                    GasBuddy
                    Assistant
                    Home Depot
                    Navigation
                    ShopSavvy

                    Not necessarily in that order.
                    The first and last are great money savers

                    Randy
                    Do yourself a favor and see if your TV carrier has America One News Network (AONN). 208 on Uverse. It is good old fashion news, unlike the networks, with no hype, bias or other BS.

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                    • #11
                      Sprint EVO 3D Android:
                      Voice input for google searches. "Nearby supercuts" or "nearest startbucks"
                      MyfitnessPal ( a great weight management tool )
                      Google navigation ( I commute ~70 miles a day. It predicts arrival time despite traffic )
                      Google maps
                      Google search ( finds everything )
                      Kindle ( I read every lunch hour )
                      Geocaching.com ( finds nearby caches without the need for computer or GPS )
                      Sirus XM ( streaming audio - I listen to comedies )
                      Soundhound ( to find teh lyrics to those 70's songs that I grew up with )
                      Zillow ( real estate prices )
                      Accuweather ( real time weather and forecasts )
                      Gmail ( just because I NEED my email )
                      Welding from Dako Apps
                      And, of course, angry birds in all three flavors.

                      If you are trying to add or lose weight, the phone apps are great. They can accurately tell you what your base caloric needs are. With that info you can accurately alter your diet and exercise to lose 1/2 pound a week or 2 pounds a week. I lost 60 pounds over the course of a year and was never really hungry.

                      Dan
                      At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by danlb
                        Sprint EVO 3D Android:
                        Voice input for google searches. "Nearby supercuts" or "nearest startbucks"
                        MyfitnessPal ( a great weight management tool )
                        Google navigation ( I commute ~70 miles a day. It predicts arrival time despite traffic )
                        Google maps
                        Google search ( finds everything )
                        Kindle ( I read every lunch hour )
                        Geocaching.com ( finds nearby caches without the need for computer or GPS )
                        Sirus XM ( streaming audio - I listen to comedies )
                        Soundhound ( to find teh lyrics to those 70's songs that I grew up with )
                        Zillow ( real estate prices )
                        Accuweather ( real time weather and forecasts )
                        Gmail ( just because I NEED my email )
                        Welding from Dako Apps
                        And, of course, angry birds in all three flavors.

                        If you are trying to add or lose weight, the phone apps are great. They can accurately tell you what your base caloric needs are. With that info you can accurately alter your diet and exercise to lose 1/2 pound a week or 2 pounds a week. I lost 60 pounds over the course of a year and was never really hungry.

                        Dan
                        I am thinking pedometer. But my brain is fighting between phone and laptop. Such a predicament.

                        Brian
                        OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                        THINK HARDER

                        BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                        MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Evan
                          What's a smart phone?
                          They are kind of like a regular phone only with the crank removed.

                          Brian
                          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                          THINK HARDER

                          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Evan
                            What's a smart phone?
                            All of the "martphones" that I have seem are not easy to use if you have dirty fingers ,make that greasy fingers.
                            Also they seem to want to do everything but let you actually dial a number and speak to someone , text is a waste of time and cant be done while driving.
                            Yes I use my phone when driving its in a cradle /hands free.
                            To me its another case of fashion taking precedence over sensible .
                            Some of us want a pohone with keys which call make a call and answer it .
                            The other functions can be done on a laptop in the office or on the job.

                            Michael

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bborr01
                              I am thinking pedometer. But my brain is fighting between phone and laptop. Such a predicament.

                              Brian
                              IPad2 (or iPad3 if you can wait)

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