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    Hiya everyone. This type of thread isn't new to XDA as it's on almost every device fora, but I decided to bring it over here aswell.

    I'm going to share the most useful applications to have on a Google Nexus 4 and would like you to share your must have apps. If an app gets mentioned by numerous people, that isn't on this list, I'll be sure to add it.

    Nexus 4 tested and approved apps Section
    1. FauxSound Audio/Sound - Total Control to boost your Audio Amplifier Gain to help clean up audio distortions! In other words great for music and will help boost your volume and give more better sound to your music...Great app to have.. Nexus 4 specific app
    2. Trickster Mod - Trickster MOD app is a tweaking tool to change various settings included in your kernel and other mods to your phone.. How on earth i did not add this here from the start since i use it since day one. Nexus 4 specific app
    3. AirDroid v2 - AirDroid already controls your phone from any web browser, but the latest version of the app offers more useful features, like a new "find my phone" service that pinpoints your device via GPS and complete remote control of your device's camera. Nexus 4 specific app Thanks to 22sl22 for the heads up
    4. Car DashDroid - Car Dashboard has all the best features to make your drive easier. You can use smart dial to call your contacts in the same app, can browse for contacts and groups in a fancy way, you can view contact info Search contacts and add Shortcuts of apps. You can set the Music App and Navigation App for easy launch. Nexus 4 specific app
    5. Unofficial Gapps by BaNkS - Three unofficial packages by Banks..Added these here as well so it is easy for users who are rooting for the first time to have them Nexus 4 Google apps to flash after flashing a new rom
    6. Advanced Color & Gamma Control - Does what it says on the tin.. Nexus 4 specific app
    7. Light Manager - LED Settings - Configure LED color and its flashing frequency for notifications for any app.. Nexus 4 specific app
    8. Reduce Photo Size - This app reduce photo file size(resize/crop image) for Email, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Nexus 4 specific app
    9. PGM - Allows us to wake phone (just like power button) by a swipe gesture on the screen. So it's slide2wake or slide 2 unlock. It also allows locking and so on. Nexus 4 specific app
    10. GMD GestureControl - Control device with MULTITOUCH and MULTITASK gestures similar to iPad. Works in all applications. You can even hide status bar and enjoy full screen in your favorite games or while browsing. Nexus 4 specific app
    11. Sidebar Pro - A brilliant new way of multitasking on Android. It's fast, functional, fluid, and customizable to your liking. Populate the sidebar with your favorite apps, and simply swipe in from the edge of the screen to gain instant access to the apps you use most. You can also get the free version but feel free to use this one to support the dev..Nexus 4 specific app
    12. Retroarch Android - RetroArch now hits Android packed with all of the cores from the console and PC versions. Gaming emulators. Nexus 4 specific app
    13. Snapdragon Battery Guru Beta - Snapdragon™ BatteryGuru extends battery performance and improves overall user experience by intelligently making changes that optimize Snapdragon device functionality. XDA thread here Nexus 4 specific app
    14. TouchControl - This is a kernel module for Nexus 4 that allows us to wake phone (just like power button) by a swipe gesture on the screen. So it's slide2wake or slide2unlock. It also allows locking and so on. Nexus 4 specific app
    15. Franco Kernel Updater - A well established top-100 paid app with one of the highest ratings in that top. It combines a series of powerful tools to manage your device with your favorite kernel, specially with franco.Kernel. Works perfectly for the N4
    16. Zinio - Download the Zinio for Android app and read top magazines from around the world instantly. Zinio is the premier app for magazines on Android, giving readers immediate access to thousands of global titles. N4 specific app
    17. Screen Filter - Applies a shade that acts as a dimmer to ensure your eyes don't hurt. Far more powerful than Android's built-in brightness setting. N4 specific app
    18. Nexus 4 Display Control - Every eye is different, every person has its color taste. Therefore here's the fresh new Nexus 4 Display Control application that lets you tune your IPS screen to achieve the best result for the best user experience. You'll be able to change the Red, Green and Blue values that are used together to calibrate your screen. This is N4 app specifically and you need to be rooted
    19. Eye in Sky Weather - Eye In Sky Weather is for those who like their weather clean, simple and beautiful. The app includes 12 of the best weather icon sets available, with the ability to add your own icon sets. N4 specific app
    20. Fast File Transfer - The app uses Wi-Fi Tethering for establishing a connection between the devices but does not need the Internet. Fast File Transfer is an alternative for Bluetooth file sending. N4 specific app
    21. Light Flow Lite - Take control of your notifications. LEDs, vibration, repeating sounds and more. N4 app specific
    22. SoftKeyZ - Does what it says on the box..If you want to play around with the navigation buttons then you can use this appN4 app specific

    General Must have Apps for Nexus 4
    1. Sygic: GPS Navigation - High quality TomTom maps stored on your Android (no internet connection needed!) together with a robust set of navigation features help you drive with confidence.
    2. Orbot:Tor on Android - Orbot is the official port of Tor to Android. Tor is a network of virtual tunnels that allows people and groups to improve their privacy and security on the Internet. STANDARD/NO ROOT - Works best with Firefox Mobile+ProxyMob Add-on - Works with Orbot-enabled apps like Gibberbot (secure chat) and Orweb
    3. Power Toggles - This is simply the best toggle app around. Able to toggle lots of main features.
    4. Picsay Pro - This is a brilliant photo editor, but limited compared to some others. My personal favourite.
    5. Rotation Locker - WYSIWYG. It locks your screen to either Portrait or Landscape. Really useful on some apps.
    6. XDA App ICS Blue Colours/Themed - Our favourite forum app but with a complete red or blue colour theme thanks to our own Whiskey103
    7. Memory Usage - Lists all current apps and tells you current memory usage, peak memory usage and priorities.
    8. Desktop Visualizer - Makes shortcuts or widgets using a custom image and can be used to make custom icons.
    9. Neutron Music Player - Neutron is a professional music player with amazing high quality. Great for audiophiles.
    10. AirDroid - For moving files between your PC and phone using WIFI
    11. Tasker - The best app of its kind. It does almost anything
    12. MXPlayer - MXPlayer is one of the best apps for viewing movies.
    13. Photo Timeline - Lets you create a time elapsed sequence of anything you want with your camera and then play as a slideshow
    14. Home Switcher - Switches between any Home Launchers you have on your device.
    15. PicSpeed Wallpapers - Over 170,000 HD wallpapers of all different genres, for our device.
    16. Solid Explorer - Solid Explorer is a file manager which with two independent panels is the most attractive, eye catching and intuitive file manager for the Android.
    17. QuickPic - An alternate photo gallery app, incase you don't like the default
    18. Aldiko Book Reader - Read and download thousands of eBooks right on your Android phone or tablet. Download one of the best Android eBook Readers now!
    19. Dropbox - Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere.
    20. ES File Explorer- ES File Explorer is a free, featured all-in-one file manager & application manager & task killer & cloud storage client & ftp client & samba client which explores the pictures, music, video, document & other files on your phone and your computer.
    21. TeamViewer for Remote Control - Remotely control your computer with TeamViewer Free while you are on the road! Mobile and flexible: remotely access computers from your android device!
    22. Unified Remote - Easily the most feature-filled Android-PC remote. Turns your Android device into a WiFi or Bluetooth universal remote control for your Windows PC. Control your favorite programs, mouse, and keyboard.
    23. Whatsapp Messenger - WhatsApp Messenger is a smartphone messenger available for Android. Switch from SMS to WhatsApp to send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages.
    24. AireTalk - Aire is a new communication app loaded with features that lets you talk to your friends and family in more ways than ever! Use Aire to make calls to any Aire user with voice or video for free!
    25. Astro File Manager - It's like Windows Explorer or Mac’s Finder for your phone or tablet and allows you to easily browse and organize all of your pictures, music, videos and documents. It also gives you the ability to stop processes that burn battery life and backup your apps in case you lose or change phones.
    26. SketchBook Mobile - Autodesk SketchBook® Mobile is a professional-grade paint and drawing application offering a full set of sketching tools and a streamlined and intuitive user interface.
    27. Pocket - When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection.
    28. Adobe Photoshop Touch - Transform images with core Photoshop features in an app designed for tablets and smartphones. Really this one is self-explanatory. Says what it does on the Tin:D
    29. AfterFocus - Bring DSLR-like Photography to Your Smartphone
    30. Appy Geek - Appy Geek brings you all the leading tech news sources from the industry in a cleverly laid-out user interface, including TechRadar, Gizmodo, T3 Magazine, The Next Web and more... Staying at the cutting edge of innovation has never been so easy!
    31. VLC for Android Beta - VLC media player is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as discs, devices, and network streaming protocols. This is a BETA version of the port of VLC media player to the Android™ platform. It is intended for power users and hackers. This version is not perfectly stable and is slower than the final version.
    32. Tapatalk Forum App - The only and the best fully functional forum app in the Market, endorsed by over 35,000 of forums worldwide.
    33. Machinima - Machinima is the premier online network providing entertainment for the gaming culture, showing game trailers, gameplay videos and tips, video game reviews, first looks, and original series created in video games. One of the most viewed YouTube channels in the world!
    34. SmartTools - Measure length, angle, distance, height, direction and sound with your phone. Smart Tools is a complete package of 5 app sets. It includes 5 Pro sets for a total of 15 tools. In a word, All-in-One.
    35. News Republic - NEWS REPUBLIC features more content than ever including articles and opinions from major players right alongside specialist experts - including ITN, Press Association, Tech Radar, The Sports Review, WENN, HitFix, The Next Web, AFP... More content sources are added regularly with more top names already on the horizon for the future.
    36. CPU Spy - This is a simple app to display the time the CPU spends in each frequency state. This can be a useful tool in diagnosing battery problems or tweaking your over-clock settings.
    37. Avast! Mobile Security - Full-featured, best/top-rated Android antivirus & security app
    38. DroidWall - Allows you to restrict which apps can access the network. This is the perfect solution if you don't have an unlimited data plan, or just wants to see your battery lasting longer. For advanced users, it also allows you to manually define custom iptables rules.
    39. GO SMS Pro - GO SMS PRO brings you cool UI, fast and convenient SMS/MMS experience. GO SMS Pro is the most popular messaging app; Very powerful, Cool, Funny, Safe, Fully customizable; Well support SMS/MMS + GO Chat(free message) + Walkie Talkie(free voice).*
    40. Plume for Twitter - Plume is a beautiful and completely customizable Twitter app that will revolutionize the way you use Twitter! Brought to you by the authors of the popular Beautiful Widgets, Plume is one of the best Twitter clients for Android! (Plume was formerly known as Touiteur)
    41. GTA Radio - GTA Radio is a free way to listen to all radio stations of famous game Grand Theft Auto from every corner of the earth.
    42. K-9 Mail - K-9 Mail is an open-source e-mail client with search, IMAP push email, multi-folder sync, flagging, filing, signatures, bcc-self, PGP, mail on SD & more!
    43. - offers local coverage of all the latest developments including breaking news, exclusive interviews, transfer gossip, live commentary and much more. Whatever and wherever the story is, offers the most comprehensive and expert coverage of the major domestic leagues and competitions, as well as all the major international tournaments
    44. Aqua Mail - Easy automatic setup for popular email services (Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail, and more).
    45. Android Lost Free - Lost your android? We will help you find it. See Remotely control your Android phone from the internet or by SMS.
    46. Chomp SMS - chomp SMS is a souped-up replacement to the stock android Messaging app with a heap more features.
    47. FilePush - FilePush lets you transfer files to your Android device with only two clicks.
    48. Poweramp - Poweramp is a powerful music player for Android.
    49. LiveScore - This application comes directly from LiveScore Ltd., the leaders and inventors of real-time delivery of live sport data and owners of the no.1 ranked football / soccer web site globally... I use it and i love it and it is ten times better than the Sky Sports Football Center app.. Must have for all footy fans
    50. Google Googles - Search by taking a picture: point your mobile phone camera at a painting, a famous landmark, a barcode or QR code, a product, a storefront, or a popular image. If Goggles finds it in its database, it will provide you with useful information. Goggles also works as a barcode / QR code scanner.
    51. Headset Button Controller - Headset Button Controller is very configurable, allowing you to play music, change tracks, adjust volume, answer phone calls, start Voice Command and many other things, just by clicking the button on your headset. Paid app but worth the money
    52. MD5Checker - This application allows the user to compare the MD5 checksum between two files or alternatively between a file and a value entered manually. When loading a .md5, it will read its content and put it in the field instead of calculating the hash.
    53. Speedy Uploader for Facebook - Uploads pics in an instant, after compressing them. Great stuff.
    54. Fast Reboot - Simulates a reboot by closing/restarting all core and user processes and thus frees up memory. Your phone should be much snappier after using Fast Reboot.
    55. Falcon Pro for Twitter - Falcon Pro brings the Ultimate Twitter Experience to your Android Phone and Tablet.
    56. Trial Xtreme 3 - Trial Xtreme 3, will take your breath away with its new innovations and amazing features. Tackle 76 completely original courses, fighting your friends for the race, win while carefully controlling your bike to ensure that you don’t fall victim to one of the many hundreds of mines, water pipes, or wrecked cars that are standing in your way. Great game and highly recommended and it is free:D
    57. Temple Run - Need i say more
    58. Subway Surfers - I like this game. Very fun and great graphics to.
    59. Instagram - Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see - and follow your friends' photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you'll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.
    60. Viber: Free Calls & Messaging - Viber allows you to call, text, and send photos worldwide for free.
    61. MovieTube: Free full Movies - MovieTube is a missing channel on YouTube for Free Full Length Movies. It manages free movies in 14 languages including: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Thai and Malay movies.
    62. Amazon Mobile for Android - The Amazon Mobile app allows customers to browse and shop by department, search, compare prices, find deals, read reviews and make a purchase right from their mobile device.
    63. IMDb Movies & TV - Does what it says on the tin;)..No need for further introduction..Must have specially if you are a movie fan
    64. Netflix - Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone.
    65. Jorte Calendar - For personal use or for business, Jorte will assist you to manage your daily schedule thoroughly.
    66. Cerberus Anti Theft - Cerberus is a complete anti-theft application, the best protection you can get to recover your misplaced, lost or stolen Android device
    67. BubbleUPnP - BubbleUPnP is a full featured UPnP/DLNA Control Point, UPnP Media Renderer and UPnP Media Server. Play easily your music, videos and images on your phone and devices on your network (DLNA TVs, XBMC, WMP, ...), from your external UPnP Media Servers.
    68. Chrome - No need for any introduction here
    69. ColorNote - Color Note is a simple notepad app. It gives you a quick and simple notepad editing experience when you write notes, memo, email, message, shopping list and to do list.
    70. Sliding Messaging - Easily manage text messages in a new and up to date format compliant with the Android design guidelines and visually based on the stock messaging app from Google, with added features. Get Pro for more features though and show support to dev
    71. gReader - gReader is an unofficial Google Reader client for Android. Read all your RSS/Feed news in one place with Google Reader, where keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email.
    72. GSam Battery Monitor - Does what it says on the tin...Read the description in the link to find out what exactly it does..But this is the best battery monitor app out there...Link for FAQ here regarding the app
    73. Buzz Launcher Beta - Buzz Launcher is a new concept launcher which enables you to apply others’ Homescreens to your own smartphone. Download Homescreens best suited for your taste and preferences via Homepack Buzz Service. Homescreens will be applied instantly.

    Many thanks goes out to KidCarter93 for allowing me to share his thread here to...

    On a side note more apps will be added in the coming days so stay tuned for more goodies..Will be adding more apps that i use as well and find useful and just like my other thread wanna compile the most used apps on your handset.


    If there are any apps that you feel shouldn't be in this list, please let me know and suggest a better one. I can then test it and maybe add it to the list, in place of the other one.
    If you don't suggest a better app, I won't change anything.
    Must Have Widgets for the Google Nexus 4

    1. Beautiful Widgets - Beautiful set of Widgets containing clock widget, clock and weather widget, weather widgets, date widgets and toggle widgets with skins/themes support!
    2. Fancy Widgets - Personalize your Android home screen with highly customizable clock widgets, weather widgets, home (clock & weather) widgets, forecast widgets, and more with lots of customization options.
    3. Appy Geek - Have to add this part of the widgets to cause it is simple awesome to read all the main headlines on your homescreen and saves from going into the app to find out what is happening in the tech world
    4. Spotify - Spotify gives you instant access to millions of songs on your Android device. With the Spotify app, you can choose to listen for free, or subscribe to Spotify Premium
    5. Flipboard - Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine.
    6. Elixir 2 Widgets - This application is an add-on for Elixir 2 but it can use as a standalone application too. Widgets makes it possible to put higly configurable widgets to your home screens.
    7. Battery Monitor Widget - Complete battery monitoring with notification icon, history, graphics and alarms
    8. Zedge - Free Ringtones, Wallpapers, Alerts, Live Wallpapers & Games enjoyed by millions.
    9. Daily Mail Online - The Mail Online (Daily Mail) app has been optimised for Android mobile devices on OS version 2.1 and above and offers various features that will allow you to stay up to date with the latest news, gossip, sport, pictures
    10. SiMi Clock Widget - This is a simple minimal Clock Widget. Available size 2x1 3x1,4x1 and 5x1 (Galaxy Tab). If you have a Taskmanager running please exclude SiMi Clock !!!.. I highly recommend this great widget..I personally use it and it is a must have
    11. Battery Clock Calendar - Battery, Clock and Calendar in one widget. Nice design, and good looking.
    12. Falcon for Twitter - Falcon is a powerful *WIDGET* that brings a full Twitter client to your homescreen
    13. Multicon Widget - Save space on your homescreen with this free widget. Use it to clean up or add more applications. It will let you put more then one shortcut in the same space as one icon normally takes up.
    14. Evernote Widget - The Evernote Widget lets you go directly to core Evernote features right from your home screen
    15. ClockQ Digital Clock Widget - Simple digital clock widget for your homescreen. The power of this widget is in variety of customization options.
    16. Android Pro Widgets - A set of powerful and extremely useful home screen widgets!
    17. Glass Widgets - All the widgets are semi-transparent, with a nice smoked glass look
    18. Pulse News - Pulse News is a beautiful app that takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic.
    well unfortunately i will have to say goodbye to xda and specially to my nexus the few here who been following the thread over the last year i had my ups and downs. one minute i had a job the next i did not and then again i i have lost my job again and my financial situation has gone from bad to worse. currently in the process of selling my Nexus 4 to be able to fund for paying bills and still keeping a roof over my head. it is a struggle but for me most important is keeping my house and android and technology can hold for now

    i am having to sell my laptop for now as the money from the goverment is not enough to get me by...anyways what i am trying to say is thank you to all here who have made my thread really important and hopefully to see you guys sometime in the future..take care all and i hope no one has the year i had:(

    if anyone knows anything that could get me out of this mess i would gladly appreciate any help :eek:
    Hardcore productivity - Utility root apps

    Rooted apps Section
    1. SuperSU - SuperSU is the Superuser access management tool of the future. *ROOT*
    2. ROM Toolbox Pro - ROM Toolbox combines apps like Titanium Backup, Root Explorer, ROM Manager and others. A must-have root app *ROOT*
    3. Rom Manager - Must have app for any root user. Make backups, flash ROMs, and own your device. ROM Manager is THE MUST HAVE APP for any Android root user.
    4. System Tuner - The most complete system tuner and manager for all your phones and tablets!
    5. BetterBatteryStats - With BetterBatteryStats you can analyse the behavior of your phone, find applications causing the phone to drain battery while it is supposed to be asleep and measure the effect of corrective actions. Guys you can also find this app if you search on XDA..
    6. Titanium Backup - EXTREMELY powerful tool. Backup ALL apps, Market links, remove bloatware & MORE! ☆Needs ROOT, Android 1.5-4.1+
    7. ZDBox - ZDbox is an amazing and free all-in-one toolbox. It holds a collection of useful tools and has a nice and easy to use interface. With ZDbox you’re getting your mobile/cell phone under control, do easily some optimization and customize it to your needs.
    8. Appextractor - AppExtractor is a tool which will allow you to restore individual applications, data, SMS, and MMS messages from your ROM Manager backups.
    9. Greenify *ROOT* - Greenify help you identify and put the bad behaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, stop them from lagging and battery leeching, in an unique way! They could do nothing without your explicit launch, while still have full functionality when running in foreground, like what iOS apps act!
    XDA Apps - From our XDA forums

    1. Sidebar - A brilliant new way of multitasking on Android. There is a lite free edition and a paid edition. As of course with the paid edition you get more features and support the dev but if you want to try the lite first you can do. No need to root to use this.
    2. App Update Notifier: Crowd Edition - Free app that check for updates, your app versions are sent with the request and used to update the database. So, once the first user has an update installed, everyone else will see the update, instantly.
    3. Sliding Messaging - Easily manage text messages in a new and up to date format compliant with the Android design guidelines and visually based on the stock messaging app from Google, with added features. And it is a free app
    4. LockScreen Notifications Widget - NotificationsWidget is a very useful widget that displays notifications on lockscreen using Android 4.2 lock screen widget mechanism. Free app. So if you like to have iOS style notifications on your lockscreen then this is a must
    5. FunnyApp - This app gathers several pages of funny pictures, memes and fails as 9gag, damnlol, lolhappens, hugelol, failblog, memecenter, epicfail and several more. Also you can share the pictures or download them to your device..Free app
    6. Call Recorder - Convenient and simple as it sounds!! Does what it says on the tin and i have been using it myself and works great plus it is FREE

    7. MOD-APP Viper4Android FX sound mod - V4A already made great improvements in Bass, with dynamic bass system; Surround, with field surround and VHS+; Auditory Healing, with Cure Tech+ and, Simulation, with Convolver. The parts left are vocal/clarity/treble and EQ. This FX v2.2.0.9 update will cover vocal,clarity,treble category, balancing the ultimate bass and treble in V4A!.. And please read the instructions on the XDA thread to know what to do