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#1 valdr

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:59 AM

I've started this thread so everyone can put some hints on what are their most useful applications (not games) for Ainol Novo 7 Fire/Flame tablet. A little argumentation would be nice too. Please tell us what is your favorite browser, file manager, image viewer, book/comics reader etc. available for our tablet.

WWW Browser: Dolphin Browser - currently I am unable to test Chrome because it's incompatible with 815 fw. I had to check 3 popular Android web browsers. Opera Mobile is quite popular, but latest updates made it sluggish and slow comparable to default browser. Not a good option. Firefox is very responsive, scrolling and zooming is smooth and fast, really good browser with adblock plugin. But the best desktop-like experience is offered by Dolphin Browser. It's just as fast FF, supports hardware keyboard and hardware flash player. It also offers bunch of plugins for better customization. Highly recommended.

Launcher: GO Launcher EX - Why this one? There are plenty of better or worse looking launchers in Play Store. But this is the only one that lets me change the size of icons, fonts, grid any way I like and this is quite important for high resolution 7" tablet. Other important features are: app drawer folders and easy sorting, memory cleaner, home screen UI working similarly to JB. Oh and it's also pretty stable launcher.

RSS/News Reader: Google Currents - I wonder why it's not preinstalled with official fw. Using this reader with 1280x800 resolution and 7" screen is just amazing experience. It syncs with your Google Reader subscriptions and has a huge catalog of news sources.

#2 miguelsanchez666

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

Cool Reader - best ebook reader around, reads almost all formats, highly configurable.
VLC Player - still beta but solid. plays basically everything.
Power AMP - great audio player with equalizer.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 12:58 PM

I've started this thread so everyone can put some hints on what are their most useful applications (not games) for Ainol Novo 7 Fire/Flame tablet. A little argumentation would be nice too. Please tell us what is your favorite browser, file manager, image viewer, book/comics reader etc. available for our tablet.

WWW Browser: Dolphin Browser - currently I am unable to test Chrome because it's incompatible with 815 fw. I had to check 3 popular Android web browsers. Opera Mobile is quite popular, but latest updates made it sluggish and slow comparable to default browser. Not a good option. Firefox is very responsive, scrolling and zooming is smooth and fast, really good browser with adblock plugin. But the best desktop-like experience is offered by Dolphin Browser. It's just as fast FF, supports hardware keyboard and hardware flash player. It also offers bunch of plugins for better customization. Highly recommended.

Launcher: GO Launcher EX - Why this one? There are plenty of better or worse looking launchers in Play Store. But this is the only one that lets me change the size of icons, fonts, grid any way I like and this is quite important for high resolution 7" tablet. Other important features are: app drawer folders and easy sorting, memory cleaner, home screen UI working similarly to JB. Oh and it's also pretty stable launcher.

RSS/News Reader: Google Currents - I wonder why it's not preinstalled with official fw. Using this reader with 1280x800 resolution and 7" screen is just amazing experience. It syncs with your Google Reader subscriptions and has a huge catalog of news sources.

Why Go Launher EX? Go Launcher HD is way better than tablet.

#4 miguelsanchez666

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:32 PM

Why Go Launher EX? Go Launcher HD is way better than tablet.


Is Go Launcher HD optimised for tablets? I'm using ADW Launcher Ex. It does a job pretty good.

#5 EvilUrge

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

What about apex launcher
Wayyyy better

#6 psilo110

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

I am using apex too but its really a matter of preference. my suggestion is to stick to apps, not debate launchers.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:19 PM

I feel launchers are an important area of debate!
Personally, I also use apex! Its by far the smoothest imo

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#8 Pat Moss

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:06 PM

Pulse News
Tapatalk
Titanium Backup Pro (Pay for it!)
Kindle
Chrome
Facebook + Messenger
Netflix
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Double Stuff ROM - NOVO Flambe ROM - NOVO Crystal ROM
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

If I were to release the JB launcher early (pre ROM) would people want that?
  • DirectX and bundy like this
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Double Stuff ROM - NOVO Flambe ROM - NOVO Crystal ROM
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#10 Tomato Pirate

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:07 PM

I use Nova Launcher since it's actually simple and...great 8D

#11 aka motor

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:21 PM

Using Pats rom v3

+kindle
+chrome
Viber
Pansi SMS (3g dongle via otg)
King soft office
Notes lite

Edited by aka motor, 22 September 2012 - 08:24 PM.


#12 Widowmaker

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:16 PM

Pulse News
Tapatalk
Titanium Backup Pro (Pay for it!)
Kindle
Chrome
Facebook + Messenger
Netflix



Still havent got my Fire from G a d g e t G r e a t s . com
After 28 days (no working tracking number... thinking I might be a victim of the new law that prohibits batteries sent in the mail... grumble) but anyway... some of my favorite apps are:
Antutu benchmark
MX video player
Dropbox <----- must have for sideloading apps

Pat, how is your Netflix working? On my Ainol Elf II it is a FAIL... stuttering constantly making it just about unwatchable. I am hoping it runs fluidly like on my daughters Kindle Fire... sorry if its a touch off topic.
Cheers

#13 Teteros

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:16 PM

Apex Laucher
Droidwall - Best firewall imo
Gentle Alarm
Google Maps
Moon+ Reader - Nice ebook reader
MX Player
QR Droid
Screen Filter
Swype beta - My fav keyboard
ES File Explorer
Titanium Backup
and SuperUser of course
[Script] [Aurora] How to change your boot animation.
http://www.slatedroi...-boot-animation

#14 Billcnz

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 11:13 PM

yeah, moon+ reader is the best ebook reader I've tried and I would add Ivona TTS so you can listen to your books in an almost natural voice when your too lazy to read.

I find Opera Mobile still seems the most robust browser over-all.

I haven't really found the need for a launcher, I just group apps in folders on home screen.

Still using advanced II while I await flame.

#15 smurfiez

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:49 AM

Ebook.
I'm using aldiko premium as my reader and so far it works pretty well.

Browser:
Opera Mobile

Launcher:
TSF Shell/Apex ( I would give 100% to tsf if they handled auto rotate).

Music:
TTPOD

Keyboard:
Go keyboard ( This is the only keyboard I've found that has chinese input while still having split keyboard). The others I've found either have really tiny text or do not support split keyboards.

Movies:
Netflix

#16 mmaacc

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:32 AM

I just try to find a firmware that wont kill the ting and you talk apps :)

Ok, gave the iPad to my better half and will be flying to a new project in Jakarta, with the Fire. If it dies I will kick all you asses personally....hehe

#17 psilo110

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:29 AM

Solo PDF is my contribution to the list, its a great free PDF reader for tablets. I was really disappointed in most PDF viewers when it came to reading magazines and most ebook readers ignore PDF format. Solo is fast, it supports pinch zoom in / out as well as sliding to turn pages, and found all my PDF files without having to import. Solo PDF does not support volume up/down to turn pages but I am fine with that, does everything I need it to do for magazine reading.

I would also say Netflix 1.8 is a must have for Novo7 Fire users that have not changed to Flambe or Feiyu.

Edited by psilo110, 23 September 2012 - 11:32 AM.


#18 neelakantanr

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:14 AM

i find cool reader is good for epubs but not for pdfs; with plugin you can use moonreader but again reflow is bad if you change the font size and a page spills over the screen-- you have to scroll sideways! the mantano reader is okay for pdf also but is not a stable reader; so i finally settled for coolreader and stock office (smart office)for pdf as it gives page view and reading view;

explorer: the stock explorer is good when you connect usb and external card and you can quickly access it from home icon; the RE or ES explorer is good for root access but you have to go to mnt and look for the cards; is there any good explorer which gives a folder view and file view? i some times find ghost commander is better;

mmx player; mobiplayer is not good or rather i am not able to use hardware accleration; i downloaded armv8 lib and only software acceleration is working; somebody suggested bsplayer; i am looking for it;
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#19 aadiey

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 04:33 AM

must have : google play.

no joke here. fw 0907 don't have google play. i tried install using apk files, tried both 3.8.17 and 3.8.16, installed just fine
but can't open it.

if anyone have found the solution, please post here.

#20 jogermech

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:01 AM

must have : google play.

no joke here. fw 0907 don't have google play. i tried install using apk files, tried both 3.8.17 and 3.8.16, installed just fine
but can't open it.

if anyone have found the solution, please post here.


Cannot check right now. But I see Google_PlayStore_v3_47 in Patche.zip. Did you apply this patch after installing Novo7Fire.zip?