Handcent SMS

Free

Version: 2.9.28 Handcent Software

Handcent is another powerful SMS app for you to consider. With more than 40 options in the Settings menu, you can tune this app's environment to exactly what you want. The batch mode allows you to select a bunch of messages at once and delete them, and there's a quick button to call the person you are texting if you are so inclined. You can also set distinct notifications and styles of text formatting for each contact. For example, you could use this to distinguish between personal contacts and work contacts.

EASY INTERFACE: If you just want to send a quick text with something like "What are you up to,"you can select one of nine preloaded messages. While you are composing a text message, you can click the menu to attach media, files, or other items that you want delivered to your recipient. You also have the option to insert 17 different smiley faces, if you like that sort of thing. There's even an explanation next to each set of text symbols. It's pretty B-).

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This app lets you speak text messages and then translates them to text that you can edit or send as is. The translation of the voice data is decent, but not perfect. Like most voice-recognition apps, you really need to articulate clearly, speak loudly, and go slowly. It's a fun feature to play around with. I "speak text" with my daughter and we try to figure out what the other said. Not the intended purpose, but entertaining nonetheless.

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It you arc too busy to answer repeated text messages, just set your auto-reply message with this app. You can define a list of people who get auto-replies, and have custom replies sent automatically. This can be a big help in dealing with marketing groups or people who continuously send you messages instead of a longer email. You can also set this app to kick in after certain hours when you do not want to be interrupted with text messages, but you still want your phone on for calls. Or you can simply have the app send an away message to anyone who texts you.

Best App for Finding WiFi

WiFi Buddy

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Version: 0.9.1-Beta André Rabold

WiFi Buddy

Free

Version: 0.9.1-Beta André Rabold

WiFi Buddy lets you combine your device settings, wireless controls, and WiFi settings in one click. The preferences for this app make it particularly useful. You choose when to switch from WiFi to mobile, when to scan for new networks, and what your device should do based on your location. It also has some nice security features that allow you to password-protect the encryption keys you've saved for various wireless networks. When you want a network connection, searching and connecting is only one click away with this handy app.

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WiFinder is a last and easy-to-use app that connects your device to a WiFi network. It's a lot simpler than diving into your wireless settings and then selecting, forgetting, and so on. The visual display mode shows how strong your connection is, and you can choose to view it as a percentage or in dBm (power ratio). Leaving auto-scan on will help you locate WiFi, but will also wear down your battery. I'd turn it on only when you need it.

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