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Well I been testing all sorts of apps the past two days since I got my Novel.This is what I have come up with. Most of the apks I have taken from my Nexus One just to make sure they are up to date.https://www.box.net/pdn-android-appsI am looking for people to help to add to this list. Space and bandwidth is no issue so we can load it up with all sorts of working apks. Just contact me so I can give you access to the folder.Here are some of the apks I recommend. I do use all the apps uploaded currently but these are just the main ones I am recommending.
  • Adobe Reader - It does a great job displaying pdfs and it pretty snappy BUT doesn't do bookmarks or index listing as far as I can tell.
  • Advanced Task Killer - Great as long as you don't abuse it. These type of apps can actually make you android device worse if you "free memory" excessively. So create your ignore list and set an auto kill for every few hours.
  • Aldiko - A MUST!! As long as your books are in epub format
    Calibre can help with that if you require any converting.
  • Amazon Kindle - Nuff Said :-D
  • aTrackDog - Nice app helps me know what is out of date. It can also update apps if the developer has their apks listed on their website.
  • Dolphin Browser HD and the Add-Ons - 2.0 was slow but 2.1.0 seems to have sped up a bit and with the addons like Adblock Plus web browsering is much easier on the Novel.
  • eStrong File Manager - Powerful file manager does local, network,and ftp browsing. Running swiftp on my nexus one and grabbing all the apks without having to use a computer is just awesome.
  • LauncherPro - This home launcher is actually the best one I have used. ADW and Panda were both very slow. I have managed to setup LauncherPro with the bare minimum settings and it's damn snappy!
  • Opera Mini - Fast browser but bare minimum.
  • Paperdroid - Love this app! Syncs Read it Later and Google Reader accounts. Truly shows the power of the Novel as a reading device.
  • SlideScreen - Google Home replacement syncs with twitter and facebook as well as other services. It looks good on the Novel but I tend to lean more to LauncherPro. It's my 2nd best though IMHO
  • Smart Android Apps AudioManager Widget - Gives you easy access to the volume controls of the Novel.
Some apps can not be updated. Facebook, Seesmic, Youtube, ADW Launcher. I can't find an update OR the updated apps just don't work on the Novel.
 

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[quote name='digitalknk;19133] <snip>Some apps can not be updated. Facebook' date=' Seesmic, Youtube, ADW Launcher. I can't find an update OR the updated apps just don't work on the Novel.[/QUOTE'] digitalknk: Are you running Froyo (2.2) on your Nexus One? Maybe the versions that you are trying to pull from the phone won't work on the Novel (yet). In my archive I have working versions of all of those apps pulled from my Droid running 2.1-update1.
 

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xxcalibur;19391]see my topic said:
Not really the same topic' date=' I don't ask people what their running. I just posted a link of what I am running and what I recommend. Also asking people if they are willing to contribute to the list by collabrating with me since box.net allows more then one uploader we can all upload to the section, making it a good source to find the apps that run perfectly on the Novel.
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digitalknk: Are you running Froyo (2.2) on your Nexus One? Maybe the versions that you are trying to pull from the phone won't work on the Novel (yet). In my archive I have working versions of all of those apps pulled from my Droid running 2.1-update1.
I did start with my Nexus one but when an app doesn't work from the Nexus one I jump to my G1 which is running 2.1u1 and then to my 1.6 emulator as a backup and last resort.I am pretty serious about finding working apps
.Oh everyone I just updated Aldiko to 1.2.12 which fixes issues when downloading from some online catalogs.
 

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digitalknk: Thanks for the apps, especially the updated Dolphin HD browser. I liked that each apk has its version number, very useful to find the latest.
 

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OK, here are the apps that I have running on my Novel:LauncherPro - much faster than Panda Home or the built-in app launcher (quick note: it seems like every time I turn the PN for landscape view with the charger side down, LauncherPro crashes - go figure)Skyfire - the best browser I tried (once you figure out how to exit the app - by holding down the "Back" key, by the way)K-9 Mail - very capable e-mail client (still haven't figured out how to delete an account that you previously created)Paperdroid - useful app for reading Read It Later articlesPandora - Internet radio, but (in my experience) it mutes itself if you connect the Novel to external speakersPhoneFlicks - excellent app for management of your Netflix queueYouTubeFacebookEngadget - tech info, reviews and articlesAndoku - very good Sudoku app with quite a few variations on the popular gameGoogle Maps - not very useful without location awarenessDropbox - very useful for installing apps from simple linksTED - really nice video player with links to the vast database of TED conference lecturesAs for utilities, I use QuickUninstaller and the Advanced Task Killer.As far as ebook readers go, I really like the one that came with the PD, so that's the one I am using.Now, for the wish list:* good multimedia player (I am still unsure which player is best)* Sling Player for Android does not work* IMDB is probably a nice app, but it does not work* Google Reader does not work (it asks for a Google Reader account that it can not find in the device settings) but it would be a great podcast app
 

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[quote name='ibulucea;19862]* IMDB is probably a nice app' date=' but it does not work[/QUOTE'] Kept force closing on me after install, but worked fine after a reboot or two...
 

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I have gone ahead and updated some apps
and added some as well.Facebook Updated 1.1.4 -> 1.2LauncherPro Updated 0.6.7.2 -> 0.6.7.3K9 Mail Updated to build 2908 (Email Client)Added:Google VoiceDiggReddit is FunNewsRob (Google Reader client)BinsearchDroid (Client for binsearch.info)Huffington PostLaputa (eBook Reader)MeridianPlayer (Media Player better then RockPlayer IMHO)WordPressSpringPad (Note taking app)Evernote (Note taking app)Also I am working on a website/client that can download all these apps on the Pandigital Novel instead of having to come here to find updates. Also Descriptions and screenshots might help out people find the app their looking for
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SpringPad is a great note taking and organizing tool with web sync (works great with my phone also). One warning though - when started for first time it will not exit back to the launcher screen (using the back/volume down button) unless you login/register or restart the PDN. Thank you digitalknk for the great applications!
 

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Updated:Advanced Task Killer 1.7.9 -> 1.9.0doubleTwist 1.0.1 -> 1.0.2aTrackDog 3.14 -> 3.15LuncherPro 0.6.7.3 -> 0.7.0.4reddit is fun 0.9.6 -> 0.9.6aSpringPad 1.0.9 -> 1.0.10Added:Issu 1.3.1 (Magazine reader)Pomodoro Tasks 1.4 (App the follows the pomodoro technique for easier productivity more info here http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/)Astrid 2.11.0 (Android Task/Todo Manager)I was going to upload B&N Nook but after debugging the app I saw that it is trying to load libraries which the Novel does NOT have. I am looking into it to see if we can load those in ourselves but as of right now the Nook app will not run on the Novel.
 

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digitalknk;21350 said:
Also I am working on a website/client that can download all these apps on the Pandigital Novel instead of having to come here to find updates. Also Descriptions and screenshots might help out people find the app their looking for
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I set up an android repository and use aptoide.apk as a cleint. Really easy to setup and works quite well. If you want I can send you some info on the process.
 

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Nice!
The internet access on my Novel is sketchy (can't connect at home) so these downloads are very welcome to me. I'm liking Aldiko, and I'm looking forward to trying it online next time I head to the mall. I hate the Barnes and Noble part of the PDN's reader, and I'd rather be able to download from Amazon, so I'll give the Kindle software a try, too.If you like games, there are loads of them to download from PandaApp Android Download CenterThe local downloads don't always work (try again later, or another day), but many of the apps have download links hosted elsewhere that do. It's also trial and error as to which ones will work on the PDN, but lots of them do. The ones I've tried and kept on my PDN are:AmtaleeAntibodyArkanoid (runs slow, but so do I)Astraware SolitaireBejeweledBlackjack ProBlow UpBonsai BlastBuka Lite (cute)Chill Pill (sleep sound generator that can combine sounds, like creek with frogs)CubicMan LiteDeal or No Deal MDMDevilry HuntressDungeon Wonders (haven't really played this one yet, but it looks like it loads alright)FartDroid (childish, but who hasn't tried it?)Farty Farty (lol)FatMouseFrozen BubbleJewellustJewelsKatamari MobileLED ScrollerLight UpLoopsMagicalDrop TouchMahjongMaru MaruMechanics TouchMemory TrainerMeteorFull (slow)Million Dollar Poker (moves way too fast for me, but still kinda fun)Moron Test Lite (lol)Nobel FartOregon Trail (blast from the past!)PapaStackerPoke a MoleRetro Defense (you have to power off to get out of this one, but it's a good game)Shoot U!Sneaky Fart (can't get enough of these)Space Man (very cool!)Space WarSpheremare DemoSpongebob Squarepants Soundboard (who doesn't love Spongebob?)Super TumbleTiki Towers Totemo (kind of annoying, but kids might like)Tower BloxxTV Shows Hangman (graphics overlap a little, but playable)UnoWordWrench Full (I totally SUCK at this, but it's fun)XGalaxy 2There are lots of other apps there, too. I love Bedside, it's a clock display that is so dim you can't see it in daylight, but it's very visible at night without lighting up the room. UltraChron is a nice timer and stopwatch. MemoryForLemmings will free up memoryTwicca is a nice twitter widgetIf my PDN would connect to my home wireless, I would have a lot more on it, but I'm lovin' it as an ebook reader, and for playing simple games (keep your ps3's, wii's, etc. they're too complicated and fast for me, lol).
 

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[quote name='ibulucea;19862]As far as ebook readers go' date=' I really like the one that came with the PD, so that's the one I am using.[/QUOTE'] How can you get the PDN apps to work when you use a different home? I installed Panda Home and also Launcher Pro but can't seem to find the PDN reader app. I too like the reader app that came with the PDN and wish I can create a shortcut to this app from my Panda Home launcher screen.
 

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How can you get the PDN apps to work when you use a different home? I installed Panda Home and also Launcher Pro but can't seem to find the PDN reader app. I too like the reader app that came with the PDN and wish I can create a shortcut to this app from my Panda Home launcher screen.
This seems to be a workaround, but has worked for me both with PandaHome and Launcher Pro: Launch Adobe eBooks app (I have made a shortcut for it on both launchers), then you can tap the expansion tab (that is what I call it anyway) at the bottom of the window, and that brings up a bar with some of the original PDN home icons including the Reader app, and "My Library". See if that works for you.HTHR
 

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[quote name='rokky;55655]This seems to be a workaround' date=' but has worked for me both with PandaHome and Launcher Pro: Launch Adobe eBooks app (I have made a shortcut for it on both launchers), then you can tap the expansion tab (that is what I call it anyway) at the bottom of the window, and that brings up a bar with some of the original PDN home icons including the Reader app, and "My Library". See if that works for you.HTHR[/QUOTE']Thanks. I am doing something similar to jump into AndExplorer and then open up a PDF file that way. But I was hoping to add a shortcut to the PDN reader app (if there is one) right on the desktop. Thanks anyway for your suggestion.
 

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In launcher Pro you can setup a shortcut to the PDN launcher. I actually posted this in a separate thread but will put it here also.Tap on an open screen area or use the menu to add something to the home screen. Choose shortcut, Activities and then scroll the list until you see the PDN launcher (don't have it in front of me to get the correct name). Tap on the app. CHange the name to what you want and then tap OK. You should now have a shortcut to the PDN launcher on your home screen.you can also do this with the Any Cut (free) or Better Cut (commercial) apps.
 
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