Awesome Apps for the L9
These are apps that I use on a daily basis that look good and run well on our device. For now I'm just going to post things that have helped me speed up my device and made it look nice! More details to come... If you have a app that you think should be included, just post away!
Utility apps (REQURIES ROOT!!):
Pimp my Rom:
Great app to have, lots and lots of tweaks you can apply to your device that can help boost (or slow down) your device. This is really meant for advanced users who have decent knowledge on these types of tweaks.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...de.pimp.my.rom
This is a VERY simple app, with some small reading to get you up to speed on what it does. I run this on my device all the time and have noticed a great improvement in switching between apps and redraws.
***One thing to notice and remember. Pimp my Rom has a built in entropy seeder that may conflict with Seeder. During my tests I've noticed the boost that Pimp my Rom offers is the EXACT same as seeder with some more detailed tweaks to apply, but may fail to reapply on reboot and gets stuck. That's why I prefer to have the standalone app- it's small and no worries with it!
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.lcis.seeder
Look & Feel
In no particular order or preference, these are apps for weather, widgets, etc
Gorgeous looking weather app with simple controls, nice animations and even widgets! Built in weather map, severe weather alerts and interesting weather facts!
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...expressweather
Battery Widget?! Reborn
Very straightforward app- gives you nice details about battery usage, accurate discharge/charge stats and an overall clean Holo look and feel.
Google actually uses a screenshot of the main app for the nexus 4 wireless charging orb
! Once we get AT LEAST 4.1 on our devices there will be more awesome notifications in store with this app.
Play Store [Free & Beta]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...id.reborn.beta
Play Store [Pro]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...pps.reborn.pro
(Support him! DO IT NOW!)
I threw this in here because I love the clock that comes with stock 4.2 but as we all know we don't have it (and might not for a while.. lets go devs!
) and all efforts by myself and I'm sure countless others, cannot get the actual app pulled from a 4.2 device to work on our devices. So I ended up finding it on the Play store and gave it a shot. Aside from those annoying ads at the bottom (which can be removed for about .99 if you're daring) the app performs and looks great on our phone.
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.deskclock
If any of you pay attention to the front page of XDA, I'm sure you have seen this little gem come floating by.
I greatly dislike the stock LG texting app, dabbled in a blacked out app from an old device and finally settled on this. It's currently a work in progress and has a great developer who listens to our feedback, and has constant updates. The free version does NOT have MMS built in, it defaults to the stock texting app on our phone, and the pro version has LIMITED functionality for MMS and a couple cool new features thrown in.
Play Store [Free]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.messaging
Play Store [Pro]: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ssaging_donate
This one is a little on the silly side, and I'm a huge gamer so this is a plus to me. Also, WHO DOESN'T LOVE ACHIEVEMENTS?!
So you get achievements just by doing day to day things on your phone, some are a little on the extreme side, while some are easy to get. And it all looks great too!
Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...onechievements
Previous devices: HTC Incredible
, Moto Droid X & X2, Droid 1 & 2
, Samsung VZW Galaxy Nexus
Current Devices: Asus Nexus 7
, LG P769 Optimus L9
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