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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Droid X Diary Day 2

It is actually more like several weeks but what the heck I needed a title. I mentioned lack of documentation for the Droid X. I went to the downloaded manual to find out how to add customized ringtones. The manual had butkus, zip, zero on how to add ringtones. I surfed the web and discovered that if I downloaded music I could then hold the icon down for that song and it would ask me if I wanted to use it for a ringtone. Why that isn’t documented is beyond me.
Of course my son then proceeded to show me an app that allowed me to do ringtones even easier. No download time needed. Arrgghh, I’m supposed to be the family techie.

The apps I have tested and use so far are:

Bubble Burst Free which is an apparent clone of my old favorite Bubble Breaker.

FBReader which is successfully reading the epub format books I have copied from my computer to the phone. Formatting works and reading is seamless.

Adobe Reader which I have used so far on the downloaded manual for the Droid X.

How Far Am I which tells you how far you are from the center of the green on your chosen golf course.

RingTone which had the music I wanted to use for my ringtones.

WordDrop is a word game similar to the famous BookWorm without all the bells and whistles. It still is a good time killing game.

QuickOffice which I did not download, it came preloaded. It handles Word and Excel files quite nicely.

If you become frustrated with your smart phone google your problem with the name of your phone. I have found many forums that have a wealth of information on how to get the most out of your phone.

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