1. peppapokey's Avatar
    .I would like to be able to sideload Skype ... but so far, I beleive, that is a non starter. Maybe, RIM will have something Skypish for us PB users in BB10.

    What I am wondering is, if you happen to read this thread, have you come across any worthwhile apps in Android that are "must-haves". If you have found some, comeback with your top two or three.

    Thanks for reading and sharing,
    Will
    11-18-12 09:27 PM
  2. adi_vastava's Avatar
    My top 3 are, cb app, taptu, offline dictionary. Also the android youtube app and ghost commander.
    11-18-12 09:49 PM
  3. pacoman03's Avatar
    Well, he did say sideloaded, and the CB app and Ghost Commander at least are both in app world so they don't need to be sideloaded. But, if you like to download YouTube videos, you can do it the harder way by using one of the web based services to do it, or you can do it the easy way by sideloadeing TubeMate. If you like to store media in the cloud and want to be able to stream your media to your PB from multiple cloud services, you can sideload X-Plore or ES File Explorer (plus you can do a whole lot more these) or, you can- no wait, I'm not aware of any apps in app world that will stream media from the cloud.
    11-18-12 10:18 PM
  4. Mike_Luchia's Avatar
    Oh come on, somebody has to say it.... KINDLE!

    Now that is said, I like using Tweetcaster side loaded. I just wish there was a way to buy the Pro version without having an Android phone and then side load it to PlayBook.
    11-19-12 06:50 PM
  5. damianiw's Avatar
    I have a very old beta of skype sideloaded - never tried for voice though think its chat only

    Regards

    Damian
    11-20-12 12:17 AM
  6. WeAreNotAlone's Avatar
    Oh come on, somebody has to say it.... KINDLE!

    Now that is said, I like using Tweetcaster side loaded. I just wish there was a way to buy the Pro version without having an Android phone and then side load it to PlayBook.
    Install android x86 in virtualbox and download it from there.
    http://forums.crackberry.com/android...e-play-754354/
    11-23-12 12:16 AM
  7. sectionsix's Avatar
    I use the following on a regular basis TED talks, Pulse, GetGlue, Comixology, Scopeapp (formerly social scope), G4, Engadget, Fasterpin for pinterest and Kindle.
    11-23-12 02:27 AM
  8. axllebeer's Avatar
    I've side loaded an app for YouTube downloads and also the Amazon store app because I shop a lot there. The ones I use the most are those and also Pandora is a huge one I use, an NPR app, IMDB, Amazon mp3 app, the weather channel, ES File explorer, Dropbox, Yahoo Messenger, and TV guide.

    That's my main list.

    Edit: forgot native apps I've sideloaded like Quake 3, and emulators for SNES and also PCSX-PB. These are great.
    11-24-12 02:56 PM
  9. kretch's Avatar
    ABC - News
    Angry Gran
    GPS Test
    Google Sky Map
    IMDB - The one in app world sucks
    The Weather Channel
    TiVo
    Untangle me
    Where Is The Red
    Word Search puzzle
    Xfinity
    11-24-12 06:49 PM
  10. randall2580's Avatar
    I will 2nd ES File Explorer. Also I like Flipboard.
    11-24-12 07:00 PM
  11. omniusovermind's Avatar
    I will 2nd ES File Explorer.
    That app continually force closed on me every time I tried to transfer filed using the LAN function
    12-03-12 08:31 PM
  12. ralfyguy's Avatar
    That is because the newest version has this issues. The latest working version for me is 1.6.1.9
    12-04-12 06:02 PM
  13. djenkins6's Avatar
    I'll 2nd Flipboard and raise you the daily mail news app
    12-04-12 06:27 PM
  14. mrzeolite's Avatar
    My most frequently used apps are Pulse, BaconReader, Kingsoft Office, Repligo Reader, Pandora, Pinterest. Also have at lease 30 games.

    I generally download apps directly from Google Play using an Apk Leecher program then convert/sign myself.
    12-06-12 08:06 PM
  15. kozmonaut's Avatar
    You guys should throw your BAR files on Dropbox or something, for your personal collection, so i can add them to the good e-reader app store and everyone could enjoy some of the work you did!
    ismael280373 likes this.
    12-08-12 04:48 AM
  16. May Hem's Avatar
    i really want pandora.. but live in the uk... would this work?
    12-09-12 01:26 PM
  17. djenkins6's Avatar
    i really want pandora.. but live in the uk... would this work?
    It will if you use a proxy
    12-09-12 02:20 PM
  18. ismael280373's Avatar
    You guys should throw your BAR files on Dropbox or something, for your personal collection, so i can add them to the good e-reader app store and everyone could enjoy some of the work you did!
    Great idea indeed.

    Hey, koz, how can I give you the .bar's I've converted, sideloaded and properly running?
    Last edited by ismael280373; 12-10-12 at 06:20 AM. Reason: add information
    12-10-12 06:07 AM

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