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       #1  
    Hi new here,
    This has probably brought up a few times but whats are a few "must have" programs for the Centro?
    I current dont have it yet just a few more weeks until my contract is up with verizon.
    Thanks
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    Everyone is going to tell you something different...

    I myself Cant live without

    Ptunes for music.
    AudioGateway for bluetooth music.
    Chatter Email for email.
    CorePlayer for Youtube and video's.
    Resco Explorer for file manager.
    Resco Backup for backing EVERYTHING UP
    Resco News for news
    Phone Technician for soundbooster and other hacks.
    Treo Area Codes for Caller ID info.
    XWeather for well Weather.
    Call Rec for recording Every phone call.
    Call Block for those calls i dont want
    Bike or DIE for every free second I get to relax.
    PhotoHQ for high quality pictures
    Google Maps for directions(pre-installed)

    And those are JUST the ones I cant live without, there are many , many more.
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    Must Haves:
    A backup program (NVBackup is freeware)
    TealScan
    SafeGuard
    FileZ (freeware) or another file manager like Resco Explorer
    Palm Internals (Freeware)
    TryDA

    Almost Must Haves:
    Softick Audio Gateway if you want to listen to stereo music via BT
    Butler
    Power Hero
    Card Reader (or Softick Card Export II)
    Key Caps (Freeware)

    Nice to Have:
    FontSmoother
    Weather program (freeware or 4Cast)
    Ultimate Phone or TakePhone
    FastLaunch
    PalmInfo (Freeware)
    3rd party launcher
    Last edited by Treo Musketeers; 05/11/2008 at 10:17 PM. Reason: Correction
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo Musketeers View Post
    Must Haves:
    A backup program (NVBackup is freeware)
    TealScan
    SafeGuard
    FileZ (freeware) or another file manager like Resco Explorer
    Palm Internals (Freeware)
    TryDA

    Almost Must Haves:
    Seido Audio Gateway if you want to listen to stereo music via BT
    Butler
    Power Hero
    Card Reader (or Softick Card Export II)
    Key Caps (Freeware)

    Nice to Have:
    FontSmoother
    Weather program (freeware or 4Cast)
    Ultimate Phone or TakePhone
    FastLaunch
    PalmInfo (Freeware)
    3rd party launcher
    Seido huh?
    lol its called Softick Audio gateway
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    New users need to START SLOW. There are a lot of apps. I have a lot of them but only use a few.
    PalmaryClock
    DateBk6
    DialByPhoto
    MyBible
    TreoLauncher
    TreoMemo
    xWeather (need data plan to use this)
    I have about 15 more that I don't use.
    I try to use the basic app the are already on the phone. The're really not that bad.
    Good Luck and Welcome to treocentral.
    Florida Tony
    GSM: Treo 270 > Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 680 > Centro > iPhone 3G S
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    yea data plan is a must have!!!!

    I couldnt see owning a smartphone and NOT having a data plan.
    thats like washing your car without water.
    Its just not possible imo.
    I have so many apps that connect to the internet.
    Data plan is like air for my phone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbone View Post
    Seido huh?
    lol its called Softick Audio gateway
    LOL, I stand corrected. I've gotten so used to calling it SAG, I couldn 't remember what the S stood for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treo Musketeers View Post
    LOL, I stand corrected. I've gotten so used to calling it SAG, I couldn 't remember what the S stood for.
    i know i was just bustin ur chops!

    seidio however is a must have too,
    their metal stylus and their cases are top notch.
    seidio puts out great products.
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    My FREE must haves:

    Yaps
    tryda
    Belltime
    FileZ
    Tide Tool
    Noah Pro dictionary
    Thesaurus (Noah)
    MiniTones
    NVBackup
    Destaller lite
    PalmInternals
    Asteroids
    OpenChess
    Cribbage
    T-Crisis
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbone View Post
    i know i was just bustin ur chops!

    seidio however is a must have too,
    their metal stylus and their cases are top notch.
    seidio puts out great products.
    You're right. Programs are cool but you also have to protect your phone.
    I have finally found a GREAT fit, a Smartphone Experts SidePouch and a Seidio Super Slim Rubberized Hard Case. They fit great together. The thing I like about the SidePouch is that it is made for the Centro. It has a cut out for the speaker. It's easy to hear it ring, no muffled sound.
    Florida Tony
    GSM: Treo 270 > Treo 600 > Treo 650 > Treo 680 > Centro > iPhone 3G S
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbone View Post
    yea data plan is a must have!!!!

    I couldnt see owning a smartphone and NOT having a data plan.
    I couldn't disagree more... I have used smartphones for many years. never needed nor wanted a data plan. I have a computer at home and work, do not want to do the same thing with my phone.

    for me, smartphones have always been about data management for me.. Contacts, ToDo, Memos, Calendar, lists and and such.. those key aspects have no need for a data plan. I have never felt at a loss for not having a data plan. That is how the smartphone evolved... data plans for web access was a natural after thought and extension.
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    Contact addresses are now integrated with stuff like Google Maps and contact info can include a website, memos can relate to hyperlinks, phone backups (which relates to all aspects) can be done with FTP servers. Contacts and Datebook can be synced by EAS, which syncs everything together.

    It all depends what you want to do with it. It's pretty nice to pick a contact, and load their address in google maps or view a hyperlink without having to re-type it in my PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eTard View Post
    ...That is how the smartphone evolved... data plans for web access was a natural after thought and extension.
    Generally, I agree with you that it is more than possible to use a phone without a data plan. Those of us living in countries with expensive data can attest. However, this statement you make about the legacy of smartphones is not terribly compelling. The same could be said for personal computers.
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    Thanks you all, gives me something to mow thru the next few weeks to see what i do need and not need.
    BTW How does the GPS system work for Centro???
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    You need a BT gps receiver.
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    My personal preference is that if you are going to pay a lot of money for a smartphone, then why not get maximum use out of it. Not using a data plan, appears to greatly limit the richness of features of a smartphone. Before the Centro came out, I definitely would've recommended anyone who just wanted to use the PIM info to get a PDA, instead of a smartphone, but to each their own.
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    initiate pro
    quickswitch
    tryda
    teal auto
    splashmoney
    splashid
    callrec
    4cast
    butler
    powerrun
    palm insider pro
    destaller pro
    alex dictionary
    clipper
    crystal popup suite
    handzipper
    fontsmoother
    kb lights off
    keycaps 650
    ludus p
    mcphling
    nvbackup
    petitlaunch
    chattermail
    snapcalc5
    ptunes
    coreplayer
    volume care
    teal auto
    keyguard time+
    shortcut5
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    Why do we need to have one? I do not. Ben

    Quote Originally Posted by papped;144
    0791
    You need a BT gps receiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fubarsport View Post
    BTW How does the GPS system work for Centro???
    Quote Originally Posted by papped View Post
    You need a BT gps receiver.
    Quote Originally Posted by bclinger View Post
    Why do we need to have one? I do not. Ben
    Ben, if you want to use a GPS mapping program on your Centro, you'll need a way to obtain a GPS signal. Since the Centro does not have a GPS receiver built in, you'll need to obtain an external GPS receiver.

    However, if you're not particular about finding your exact location on a map, you can use MyLocation (free) along with Google Maps (free) to triangulate your approximate position via cellular towers. It actually works reasonably well.

    Of course, you don't even need a phone to find your position. A printed map of the area always works well.
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    My Location doesn't work with Google Maps, unless Palm finally released the api or something... There's a workaround for GSM Centros though I think.
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