General Apps Recommendation/Discussion
*This thread may seem really obvious in its generalities - but it could become a cool resource for both beginner android/atrix users (and maybe provide a helpful insight or tip to the veterans as well).
In this thread, recommend crucial apps you are running on your Atrix. Whether it is a great game/productivity app/something you just can't go without on a daily basis, post here and let everyone know what you think. I will try to categorize the posted app reviews/recommendations and post them alphabetically in the OP every day or so - this way hopefully we can help each other out with new stuff, and even give a general consensus on wise purchases (although small, everything adds up).
Post in the following format:
APPLICATION TITLE - DESCRIPTION/COMMENTS - LINK IF POSSIBLE
Air Attack HD - is Award Winning next-generation top down air combat shooter with stunning 3D graphics alongside great audio, effects and awesome gameplay.
Angry Birds - The ultra-popular, launch-(angry)birds-at-pig-occupied-structures game. Easy to pick up for short amounts of time, or play it all day. Super colorful and fun.
Angry Birds Seasons - Seasonally updated levels for Angry Birds (not an add on, it is a separate game).
Doodle Jump - Jump on platforms, using the accelerometer to guide Doodle past enemies while using fun tools... that sentence was longer than it should be. The game is that simple, but super fun.
Guerrilla Bob - Great cross-platform shooter.
Samurai II: Vengeance THD - The long-awaited Samurai II: Vengeance has finally arrived on Android! This Tegra HD version Samurai II: Vengeance is optimized for use on NVIDIA Tegra based Android devices only.
Stupid Zombies - Stupid zombies are back and you are humanity's last hope to keep them brainless.
Those stupid zombies are back, and you are humanity's last hope to keep them brainless. But beware, ammo is limited so you will have to get crafty and use the straight bullets, grenades, split- and buckshots in the most effective way possible to survive the 300 levels. One man, one shotgun and lots of stupid zombies. Now with OpenFeint leaderboards!
Word Fued - A fun multiplayer word game. Who can make the highest scoring words? (Random boards and overall more fun than Words with Friends - Play against me, my username is Mustang302LX)
Words With Friends - Play scrabble against friends, or random people. Turn based, push notifications let you know when it is your turn. Can be really fun and laid-back, or extremely frustrating (I have yet to beat my girlfriend, let alone lose to her by LESS than 100 points).
Bank of America – Paired up with Mint.com app, there’s nothing you can’t do on the fly.
Mint.com – Awesome personal finance App. Set up budgets, view balances and get alerts. Really essential if you need to manage your money.
Keyboard From Android 2.3+ (Gingerbread Keyboard) - Even with the release of the Gingerblur Beta that incorporates the Gingerbread keyboard - I keep coming back to this one. This keyboard is identical to the actual Gingerbread keyboard, but allows for the keyboard to be configured to your liking (key height, row spacing etc.) which can result in a much larger, easier to type keyboard. There is also a free version, but the free version does not allow key customization. Also comes with different themes. Best keyboard IMO.
Smart Keyboard Pro - The most options, self calibration, HIDE THE SMILEY KEY and gesture support. Best keyboard out now. Better IMO than Gingerbread keyboard and Swiftkey.
Swiftkey - Keyboard that learns from you and attempts to predict whole words and sentences. Works really well, if the whole prediction thing is your thing. I still prefer to tap things out manually, but this certainly gave the Gingerbread keyboard a run for its money. Would be much better if you could resize the keys - but is still definitely worth a try.
ADW Ex - My personal favorite launcher just because it's quite customizable, sizeable widgets, sizeable grid size, customizable app drawer, hidden dockbar etc.
Launcher Pro – Reliable, smooth, fast. Lots of customization options and transition effects work flawlessly on the Atrix. Also, Launcher Pro Plus (the paid version) has its own sense-like widgets.
NEWS & MAGAZINES
Pulse News Reader - Best/prettiest news reader.
Colornote Notepad – “Color Note is a notepad app which give you a better note editing experience. Color Note is a simple notepad app. It give you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write note, email, message, shopping lists and todo lists.”
Jorte - "Jorte is a personal organizer application designed to be practical...Our objective was to create an app with the look and feel of real paper personal organizer with an appealing appearance and easy practical use."
Tapatalk - Forum app. View XDA and others. Very useful and slick.
Twitter (by Twitter Inc.) - Best twitter client. Recent update cleaned up the interface and added pull to refresh. Best Twitter client on the market - and it's free.
MLB at Bat 11 - Listen to any MLB game live. Get stats, highlight videos and news.
Alarm Clock Plus - It's just like the stock alarm.. but 10x better with more customizable options such as nap
Circle Battery Widget - Battery Widget that displays in 1% increments on the Atrix
Circle Battery Widget (Donate) - If you like the app you can donate with this version of the app
Dropbox - Awesome, efficient, fast, easy way to share any type of file between your computer and phone and virtually anywhere else. 2GB account is free. Mac+PC application support. This is a must have.
Elixir - Elixir is a system information application with highly configurable widgets
Green Power Premium - Perhaps the most useful application/utility on my phone right now. Turns off data connection for a user set interval when the phone is locked. Voice and text messages are unaffected. What results is significant battery savings. Not only can you set off/on, you can set thresholds for signals i.e. bad signal = no connect to data. I'm getting about 1.5 DAYS of use with my phone. Bewae though, problems arise with 3rd party launchers. I'm running the Gingerblur and it is flawless right now.
Widgetsoid - Customizable power options widget with A LOT of options not to mention it's FREE!