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By stritfajt, Senior Member on 29th April 2012, 12:12 AM
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The ROM developers for Hero are all very talented and create beautiful ROMs that are really fast. However, it doesn't really matter when the apps we install are really slow, does it?

My idea is that we create a list of lightweight apps! Apps that runs fast and doesn't use a lot of resources.

I've found Opera Mini and Zeam to be good alternatives for the Browser and launcher. Also FriendCaster seems to be quite a bit faster than the official FaceBook client.

Continue the list with various really fast apps and give me more alternatives for launcher and browser.

Looks isn't really the important part here, functionality is!
 
 
29th April 2012, 06:25 AM |#2  
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Fast for Facebook claims to be a lighter alternative to the official Facebook client. I don't use Facebook so can't confirm.

FTL Launcher is pretty light launcher. Transition speed can be set to: Instant. But I find it hard to move away from LauncherPro it also has an 'Instant' transition option.

Boat Browser Mini is another lightweight browser that is making waves.

Dialer2 is the fastest dialer I can find. Looks good with ics also.

FastContacts is a super-light contacts manager.

Maybe not the lightest RSS reader out there, but gReader always ran well on Hero. Pro version has text to speech support if you like having news read to you.

Explorer, is there a faster, lighter, file manager?
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29th April 2012, 08:10 PM |#3  
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Great!

I'm also wondering wether there's a way to keep market from updating itself to play store? The old Market was much faster than this crap!
29th April 2012, 08:59 PM |#4  
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Suggestion #1: Delete /system/app/marketupdater.apk or better still, never include it.
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Suggestion #1: Delete /system/app/marketupdater.apk or better still, never include it.

Awesome! I didn't knew that! I guess my apps won't be updated now either but who cares.
30th April 2012, 03:58 PM |#6  
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your apps still gets updated, it only updates the market I use friendcaster myself, it's lots faster than the official Facebook app, but it sucks that it can't show all posts and such because of permissions :/

I also use QuickPick instead of Galler3D/2d And zeam is nice, but I usually use a heavier launcher of various reasons. Other than that I pretty much use the stock apps because I find them pretty much the most responsive, in ICS they even look good as well :P

One thing I miss is the old XDA app. They updated it not long too long ago, and it became way slower :/
29th June 2012, 05:06 PM |#7  
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Dolphin Browser.
Hikiplayer
Quickpic
3rd July 2012, 11:12 AM |#8  
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Dolphin Browser.
Hikiplayer
Quickpic

+1 for quickpic.
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13th July 2012, 08:20 AM |#9  
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Maps (-) https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...oderminus.maps
Pansi SMS https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...=com.pansi.msg
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Fast for Facebook https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...stfacebook.com is picking up some speed

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13th July 2012, 10:44 AM |#10  
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I also used Fast for Facebook, but I don't like it, it has a lot og bugs and doesn't look that good. However I now use Friendcaster, it's a lot faster than facebook, but has more features than Fast for Facebook
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+1 QuickPic
FriendCaster (pro =)) )
Dialer One (good with me)
MIUI music player
Mx player- good video player
Stock CM7 sms + stock Contact
Opera Mini is a good browser
All of them work really fast )
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