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Old 10-29-2011, 02:10 PM   #1
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Good Apps for the Kobo Vox

I was thinking people should start sharing which apps they have found work great on the Vox - I'll update this post as often as i can, but keep checking the newest replies if you want all suggestions.

Aldiko (ebook organiser) - A lot of people talking this one up, still have to try it myself.

Angry Birds - A classic that actually runs fine on the Vox, not as smooth as on some other tablets but very playable without problems.

Scrabble (pre installed) - Had to mention this, its fun and a good game to play when you are two persons travelling for example.

Dropbox - works great makes it easy to access your files on the go

(Suggested by user friktion)

Dolphin browser - the other browser Kobo is set up with crashed a few times. And yes, an A++ for Aldiko. (comment from JD Gumpy - I wouldn't recommend Dolphin HD any more - it's been caught harvesting URLs.)

The Kindle app, too. Works well, even downloads your "cloud" books.

ASTRO File Manager - See friktion's post further down on page 1

by sensualpoet

TuneIn Radio Pro - free at kobo.getjar.com and it's a pretty good radio finder / player that works without a hitch.

Opera Mobile Browser - (11.5.1 is current). It shows how powerful the hardware actually is, delivering good quality video in standard web pages. BBC News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera all look incredible with it.

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Old 10-29-2011, 02:23 PM   #2
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Dolphin browser - the other browser Kobo is set up with crashed a few times. And yes, an A++ for Aldiko.

The Kindle app, too. Works well, even downloads your "cloud" books.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:42 PM   #3
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Dolphin browser - the other browser Kobo is set up with crashed a few times. And yes, an A++ for Aldiko.

The Kindle app, too. Works well, even downloads your "cloud" books.
Cool added them to the list. Would love to try the Dolphin browser but is having trouble getting a hold of my Vox now since my girlfriend is clenching to it like a little child - she loves this thing!
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
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Cool added them to the list. Would love to try the Dolphin browser but is having trouble getting a hold of my Vox now since my girlfriend is clenching to it like a little child - she loves this thing!
Hehehehe There are worse problems. May I suggest you ask her what colour she wants that's not the same as yours and get her her own? But I'm sure you've thought of it.
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I wouldn't recommend Dolphin HD any more - it's been caught harvesting URLs. Might want to try Opera instead. Seems to be the consensus that it's now the best Web browser for Android.
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:28 PM   #6
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I wouldn't recommend Dolphin HD any more - it's been caught harvesting URLs. Might want to try Opera instead. Seems to be the consensus that it's now the best Web browser for Android.
Uhh that doesnt sound good, ill add that as a comment

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Old 10-29-2011, 03:56 PM   #7
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ASTRO File Manager

Someone just pointed me in the direction of this page:
http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...pps-and-tools/

Which sent me to this site:
www.apktop.com
which let me download and install straight to the Vox ASTRO file manager! YAY! It works!
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You can get TuneIn Radio Pro, free, at kobo.getjar.com and it's a pretty good radio finder / player that works without a hitch. If you agree to create an account, it can remember your preferred stations and streams.
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You can get TuneIn Radio Pro, free, at kobo.getjar.com and it's a pretty good radio finder / player that works without a hitch. If you agree to create an account, it can remember your preferred stations and streams.
This was actually very cool to see, not that the regular .99 price tag is that bad either. I purchased it on my Blackberry for the simple fact it could record something via my wifi connection at home, so I could play it back at work the next day without using up my cell bandwidth...very cool app.
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Honestly, 33 hours later, the nest thing I have done is to install the Opera Mobile Browser (11.5.1 is current). It shows how powerful the hardware actually is, delivering good quality video in standard web pages. BBC News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera all look incredible with it.
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Opera also has a tablet mode to make use of the 1025x600 screen where Dolphin or the stock browser don't go higher than 800x600, for some reason.

I just wish I could set up a Google account to use the real Market, as Aldiko Premium was well worth the money.
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Honestly, 33 hours later, the nest thing I have done is to install the Opera Mobile Browser (11.5.1 is current). It shows how powerful the hardware actually is, delivering good quality video in standard web pages. BBC News, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera all look incredible with it.
Poet - can I ask you how you manage two browsers now? Everytime I try to navigate to a new page in either browser, I get a pop up asking which browser I want. I don't see any options to set a default browser. Any ideas? Thanks!
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When asked to pick a browser, check the box at the bottom of the dialog box BEFORE selecting a browser. The Kobo customizations means the white background hides the 'set as default application' text beside the Checkbox.
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I thought this might be useful for people installing apps: http://maketecheasier.com/install-ap...ket/2011/01/28

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2. Installing app using Dropbox

Dropbox is really a versatile app and is a waste if we don’t fully utilize it. The method is simple. In your computer, download the apk file to your Dropbox folder. Let it finish syncing. In your phone, open the Dropbox app, navigate to the folder where you keep the apk file, click on it. Dropbox will then download the apk file. The usual installation follows.
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I just wish I could set up a Google account to use the real Market, as Aldiko Premium was well worth the money.
It's not a matter of a goggle account. The "real" Market is closed source and Kobo chose not to do a license agreement for it.
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