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[NEW UPDATE][Collection]Useful apps for all devices.


New member
Dec 1, 2011
New Delhi
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 I have on my W8 and would like you to share more must have apps to add to this list.

So lets begin..

Root browser lite: The best free root explorer on the store..

Titanium backup: Ultimate backup app with a rating of 4.8 stars..(recommended)

Rom Toolbox Pro:
The ultimate root app..(recommended)

Power Toggles:The ultimate power control widget with many options.

MX Player:The best media player which is able to play all kinds of media files.(recommended)

QuickPic:ICS styled gallery.Better than gallery 3d.

XDA developers app:View forum easily with this app.

Dropbox:Cloud file storage..

Airdroid:Control your phone from PC.

Wave control:Control your phone with a wave of your hand.

Quickoffice Pro: Mobilize your office.

Boat browser mini:The fastest and best browser for our X8.(recommended)

Barcode scanner:Makes your device NEXUS 7..:p

Chainfire 3d:Take control of your GPU.(recommended for gamers).

Swapper 2:Swap easily with this app.

Camera zoom fx:Camera which actually zooms.

ADAway:Drive your ads away.

PowerAmp music player:Best music player available there..

PICspeed HD wallpapers.

Rotation locker:It locks your screen to either Portrait or Landscape. Really useful on some apps.

Battery caliberator:Calibrate your phone battery with this app.

Theme chooser wallpapers:Used to display wallpapers your theme has.

AI keyboard:A good keyboard with different themes.

Google currents:Magzines.

Handy calc:Ultimate calculator for GEEKS..(like me..:p)

SetCPU:CPU tweaking app.FREE FOR XDA USERS!!!

Mango:Manga reader app.

Launcher7:Windows 7 styled launcher.

Nemus launcher:A very smooth launcher with various customization.(recommended)

Script manager:Powerful application to execute scripts like Supercharger.

Whatsapp messenger:Used to send free sms via wifi or internet.

Google Play music:ICS styled awesome music app.(recommended)

Google translate:Translate text between more than 64 languages.

Google Goggles:Search by taking a picture.

Google gesture search:Search on your phone by drawing gestures.

Ringdroid:Create ringtones by trimming songs.

Link2SD:Move your apps to the ext partition with this app.

LCD density modder:Change the lcd density of your phone to apply HDPI themes.

Google sky maps:App for those who are intrested in astronomy.

Chrome marks lite:Access your Chrome bookmarks from your device.

Avast mobile security:The best free antivirus app with mobile tracker and loads of features.(highly recommended)

Z Archiver:Manage your archives with this app.(recommended)

Pattern:Great gallery of wallpapers.

MyBoy GBA emulator:
The fastest free GBA emulator for playing GBA roms.

Kingsoft office:Kingsoft Office is the only mobile Office with full-features and too at free of cost.(recommended)

Solid explorer:Solid Explorer is a file manager with two independent panels which brings to you a new file browsing experience.

Critical strike:Counter strike now on android..

Utter:The ultimate voice controlled personal assistant.(recommended)

Antutu benchmark:AnTuTu Benchmark is Android Benchmarking tool.

Faster phone boosts:This little app will increase your download speed by internet and WiFi. It can also increase speed of SD card. It optimalizes RAM and CPU usage, so your phone will be much faster!

Shazam:Hear a song you don't know? Shazam identifies it instantly.

TuneIn Radio:TuneIn is a free way to listen to music, sports and news from every corner of the earth, with over 70,000 radio stations and 2 million on-demand programs.

Aldiko book reader:Read and download thousands of eBooks right on your phone.

PicSay pro:Photo editor with all the tools you need to spice up your pictures.(There is a lite version too)

Tasker:Does everything.Automate everything from settings to photos, SMS to speech.

App2Zip:Backup your apps directly to flashable zip file, build your own update.zip!


If you know any unique or useful applications, games or widgets please suggest them in this thread so I can check them out. If I think they're good, I'll add them to the list.

*NOTE* - If you wish to know what the best app is regarding your needs, ask in this thread and I, or others, will be able to help you out.
So, if you want to know what the best music player is, ask here and I'll suggest the best ones available.

Will update the thread from time to time.

Thanks to KidCarter93 for giving me this idea.

Have fun.
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New member
Dec 1, 2011
New Delhi
Juice defender:Save power and extend battery life with JuiceDefender.

Seeder:Say goodbye to lag, forever!

Better battery stats:With BetterBatteryStats you can analyse the behavior of your phone and find applications causing the phone to drain battery while it is supposed to be asleep.

Custom auto brightness:Use this app to enable autobrightness in your rom.

SMS backup and restore:Backup your SMS with this app.

Mathematics:Mathematics is a powerful calculation software.

Dictionary: English Dictionary and Thesaurus - over 2,000,000 definitions, synonyms & antonyms.

Camscanner:Turn phone to document scanner,Fax,PDF creator.

MP3 downloader:

Androidify:Androidify yourself by customizing the little green Android as yourself.

File commander:A good file manager that allows quick search feature.

Faster downloads:FasterDownloads is a download manager and accelerator that avoids Android's limitation when downloading files and gives you a much needed speed boost when you enable it's built-in Multithreaded Download!

utorrent:Find torrents and download them directly to your phone.

SuperSu:SuperSU has been built to counter a number of problems with other Superuser access management tools.

Album art grabber:Hate missing album arts??
This app is for you..

Touchpal keyboard:For those who love swype input..

Easy touch:
Easy Touch is a button which looks like AssistiveTouch on iPhone.

IGAG:The best 9GAG app.

Inkpad notepad:A notepad app.

Integral:Tool to solve integration problems..

Facebook app:The facebook app for android..

Instagram:Simple way to make and share gorgeous photos on your Android.

3g watchdog pro:3G Watchdog data counter monitors your Mobile Internet (4G/3G/Edge/GPRS) data usage.

Camera 360 ultimate:The best photo app.

Greenify root:Greenify help you identify and put the bad behaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, to stop them from lagging your device and leeching the battery.

Clean master: If you're running low on space on your Android device, Clean Master makes it easy to identify what's hogging your storage, and helps you get rid of it.

Battery doctor:The must-have battery saving app Battery Doctor.

Tasker:Total Automation, from settings to SMS. ADC2 finalist!

Tiny apps lite:Substitute to small apps by sony.

Ultra keyboard:Ultra Keyboard is an advanced touch-screen keyboard, with many features geared towards giving you a better Android keyboard experience.

Glovebox:Glovebox brings to android the best way of multi tasking.
Swipe without lifting the finger to select an application to open.

Who is Tracking:The application will detect any malicious apps or bloatware trying to track your location and user datas.

Lightning browser:It is a high-performance small-sized browser built for those who don't want the cumbersome slowness.

Obackup:Easily backup your entire device to the cloud in one tap.

PSP emulator:PPSSPP is a PSP emulator for Android and other platforms. It is being developed at a rapid pace and compatibility is increasing quickly.

Round R:RoundR is an open source application that rounds the corners of your screen!

You tube downloader.
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New member
Jun 6, 2012
Since every bit of RAM in the X8 phones counts, if you're a power user (meaning you know what you're doing), I say get rid of Superuser and SuperSU. You don't really need a separate app to manage your permissions.

Use: SimpleSU (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1978253).

This way you manage your permissions with just a list. And after setting all of them, you can even uninstall the GUI (or not even install it in the first place). Neat.

The trick here is to check the list of processes with root access in SuperSU, since for example with SetCPU you not only need to grant access to com.mhuang.overclocking, but to com.mhuang.overclocking.ProfilesService as well.

@dagger - If you want to thank me by pressing the "Thanks" button, you can save it for those who actually care about it.