@lichme I’m annoyed with the play store app because it always has issues with updating apps, which means I can’t install new apps until the old ones, whose updates appear to be perpetually “pending,” actually update.
/image forever on hold
Android: I love me some Plants vs. Zombies 2. I have over 700,000 coins in it. Right now their update isn’t working properly but I can still play more modes just fine.
Kindle: Netflix is getting a lot of workout on my Kindle 8. I love how I can download a show or movie and watch it offline without any playback issues (finished Stranger Things and running Daredevil, Fuller House, and Riverdale). Runner-up goes to Prime Video where I’m watching Flight of the Concords.
I want to get into podcasts so I can listen to them in the car and not have to pay for Sirius XM radio. What’s a good podcast app?
@DVDBZN@JT954 I think it is the best podcast app anywhere. It has many really nice features I haven’t found elsewhere, it has let me easily download all of the available catalog of my chosen podcasts, and he is very responsive if an issue arises. It is fully functional for free but after a year of being so happy with it, I went ahead and gave him the 2.99.
Just discovered a pretty cool app called Tunity. Ever go somewhere and find a tv that’s on mute but you really want to hear it? With Tunity you scan the tv and it uses your location and the image to find the channel and broadcast the audio portion to your phone. We have a tv in our waiting area in my hospital that simply won’t play sound. I tried out Tunity on it yesterday and was able to stream ESPN audio. It gives you the option of adjusting the stream to match it up with the spoken word on the tv. I’d imagine it would be useful at places like the gym.
Too many to name. I will just mention one I have been using more frequently recently. myNoise is a repetitive soundscape generator. It has scenes ranging from white noise, spaceship cockpit, and beach sounds to nature walks, relaxing music loops, and rain/thunder. Each scene comes with several presets emphasizing certain sound effects, instruments, or frequencies, which can also be custom tuned and saved as presets.
I have noticed that I am able to fall asleep within minutes when using this app (I prefer “Take It Easy”).
My only complaints are that it tends to heat up my phone, not respond to pausing with headphones or pausing when headphones are disconnected, and limited free selection.
@DVDBZN I had an old phone whose camera would not shut off sometimes. It started after I added a new camera app. The phone would get so hot that it would become uncomfortable in my pocket, even after I uninstalled the app. It had me worried it could catch fire. I got a new phone.
@DVDBZN@eonfifty I had the same prob with a phone a while back. Not from that app but it kept getting really hot. No virus. Believe me… they checked it out thoroughly before they had to supply me with a new one.
Outside the basic chrome, YouTube ect
I use Ibotta(a cash back app)
Libra (a weight tracking app)
Saildroid(a boat speed and position app)
My fitness pal ( a diet app)
Ptracker ( a period prediction app)
Morecast ( my favorite weather app)
Tides near me (a tides app)
Podbean (a podcast app)
Recently started using My Fitness Pal, and am surprised by how much I am learning. Finding out that it’s not hard to stay below a calorie goal, but hard to reach all of the nutrient and water goals.
@DVDBZN water is easy for me . I like to drink a glass of water before each meal and usually am sipping on a water bottle all day. Low calories is a harder challenge particularly while getting enough protein and fiber.
TuneIn Radio, Prime music and Iheartradio on my current and two old phones because I can’t pick up radio in my kitchen or at work. Can you say speaker docks?
Bank app to deposit my paycheck.
Keep Notes for shopping list.
Stocard for all those stupid store cards.
Ibotta for cash back.
Redners and Walgreens for store coupons.
Samsung Health to track steps and sleep.
IMDB because I need to know who is in the movies I watch then promptly forget.
Camera, calendar, Chrome, calculator, maps, Gmail, facebook.
c:geo – Geocaching for Android.