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Old Feb 5, 2013, 06:47 AM   #26
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Rather like you, I'm relatively new to Android.
  1. Nova Launcher
  2. HD Widgets
  3. SwiftKey
  4. Barclays Banking
  5. uTorrent
At the top of my wish list would be TweetBot for Android, and I've just started using EverNote. Debating apps to lockdown the phone in terms of security and could do with a decent podcast app to automatically download new editions of certain shows.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:13 PM   #27
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Thank you. I believe it's called "DarkLudi" for those who have Beautiful Widgets.
So I downloaded the beautiful widgets app but every time I search for the dark ludi widget/skin it tells me no results found. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:26 PM   #28
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Looks like this hasn't been updated for a while so it might not work on jelly bean, but QuickDesk or something similar is really useful:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=qu...&client=safari

Allows you to call up a floating home screen no matter where you are in the OS.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 02:34 PM   #29
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That Airdroid app looks awesome. How do you download YouTube videos using the N4?
Tubemate if you want the movie files or the Youtube app has built in preloading if you just want to preload some videos for the bus/random public transport.

http://tubemate.net/ since it isn't available in the Play Store.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 04:27 PM   #30
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Mx Player
ES File Explorer
Eye in Sky
Play Music
TubeMate
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 04:44 PM   #31
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SwipePad: Hyperspace Launcher is a must have for me. Launch an app from within any homescreen/app.

Also use the ones recommended below.

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Nova Launcher
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 04:44 PM   #32
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So I downloaded the beautiful widgets app but every time I search for the dark ludi widget/skin it tells me no results found. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?
It's definitely called "DarkLudi". It's one word.

Try looking for "Glossy Stickers HD" cause they look almost exactly the same.

Hope that helps.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 09:38 PM   #33
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It's definitely called "DarkLudi". It's one word.

Try looking for "Glossy Stickers HD" cause they look almost exactly the same.

Hope that helps.
I found it thanks for the help!

Edit: Sorry to keep bothering you but how did you get it to look like that?
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:12 PM   #34
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My new Nexus 4 arrived today and being a diehard iOS user, I'm not sure where to begin. If anyone has their top 5 android apps they'd recommend I'd love to check them out!
I am also an iPhone convert. Went from a 4S to a Nexus 4 and it has been pretty great. Here are some apps I find myself using quite often:

K9 email client (not as user friendly as iOS, but it is very customizable)
Chrome (already mentioned by someone else)
Astrid tasks (I was in love with reminders, and this is the closest thing you will get)
Cerberus (Find my iPhone on steroids, although it takes some time to set up properly)
Team Viewer (for VNC purposes)
Slice (I order a lot of stuff online, and this is great for keeping all my orders organized with ZERO user input outside of initial setup. After that, it monitors your email)
Dropbox (for obvious reasons)
Plex (only if you have Plex Media Server on your computer)
MoboPlayer (great media player for Android. If you go to the homescreen while playing a video, it will make a popup and give you TRUE multitasking)
SetCPU (if you are rooted. Can help save battery)
Google Music (love having all my playlists up to date)
Google Wallet (don't use too often, but I have a couple times)
Power Toggles (I don't use the widget for it, I use it to always show controls in my notifications area and also use it do show my battery percentage. If you ever used SBSettings on iOS jailbroken, this is way better.)

I don't really use widgets, so I can't give too much advice there.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 07:48 AM   #35
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I found it thanks for the help!

Edit: Sorry to keep bothering you but how did you get it to look like that?
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Glad you found it. You just have to hide the background in the settings panel all the way to the right under "background and appearance"
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 10:56 AM   #36
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Glad you found it. You just have to hide the background in the settings panel all the way to the right under "background and appearance"
It looks awesome! Thanks for the help
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:13 AM   #37
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I don't see it mentioned here but if you want a really fast browser try Dolphin Jetpack. It also gives you a full-screen browsing experience that Chrome cannot yet offer.

Takes a little while to get used to it, but once you do it really flies. I still use Chrome as my main browser but will usually open links in Dolphin for its speed.




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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:14 AM   #38
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Glad you found it. You just have to hide the background in the settings panel all the way to the right under "background and appearance"
How did you get it to not be cut off (my clouds on the left side get cropped)?
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:48 AM   #39
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How did you get it to not be cut off (my clouds on the left side get cropped)?
Mine get cut off now, too, since BW updated their app recently. And I guess depending on the number of clouds.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:52 AM   #40
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Mine get cut off now, too, since BW updated their app recently. And I guess depending on the number of clouds.
Gotcha - I think I'm going to use Eye in the Sky instead - heard it's not quite as accurate, but I like the look and icons included.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:54 AM   #41
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This is what I have so far - its always evolving, but I think I finally have it somewhat set.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 11:59 AM   #42
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This is what I have so far - its always evolving, but I think I finally have it somewhat set.
that makes my eyes bleed
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:04 PM   #43
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that makes my eyes bleed
I suppose its a good thing you don't have to look at it then
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 05:25 PM   #44
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ES File Explorer is great and if you have root you can access your root files. It is an open source app. Allows you to access google drive, dropbox etc.

GMD Gesure control - free version allows for some cool gestures, turning off screen is one option.

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Amazon AppStore (through the Amazon site) - One free app a day. Usually nothing spectacular, but once in a while, there's a gem.

No Lock - allows you to turn off your lock screen when you feel you don't need it (when you're at home, for example). I love this.
How do I install the amazon app through the amazon site? Is it available in the UK?

I tried NO LOCK but don't like the way that it works. It doesn't actually unlock the phone but interupts the phone on screen wake.

What I mean is if you restart your phone it doesn't work. I use a gesture to turn my screen off with GMD gestures and even if my screen unlock is enabled it still requires a password.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:34 AM   #45
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How do I install the amazon app through the amazon site? Is it available in the UK?
It is available in the UK.

Heres the instructions; http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.h...allation-guide


Hope this helps.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 05:28 AM   #46
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By far my favourite file manager is Solid Explorer. I've tried most of them and it has all the features of ES but with a much better interface with much smoother scrolling and does 2 panes in landscape. It does cost a couple of dollars but well worth it.

My other favourite apps:

Airdroid
Evernote
Falcon Pro - twitter
Flixster
IMDB
IMO messenger
MX Player Pro and VLC - the two best video players
Poweramp - THE best music player by a long way.
Tapatalk - forums
TED
tTorrent
Series Guide
Tasker
Snapseed - awesome free image editor
FB Contact-Sync
CSipSimple - by far the best SIP client
Netflix
Pandora/Spotify
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 07:22 AM   #47
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Get off this forum and go to XDA. Root your Nexus 4 and flash custom roms. Enjoy
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