Share your sweet Android tips!
I just discovered the Voice Search application. You can use it to automatically search Google for you, open programs, send texts, emails, and more. You can even (and this I love) use it to set an alarm for you. Say “set alarm for 30 minutes” and it sets an alarm for, well, 30 minutes! Here’s a list of the ones they originally started with. I think there’s more, but hey, here’s a place to start:
[li]send text to [contact] [message]
[/li][li]listen to [artist/song/album]
[/li][li]send email to [contact] [message]
[/li][li]go to [website]
[/li][li]note to self [note]
[/li][li]navigate to [location/business name]
[/li][li]directions to [location/business name]
[/li][li]map of [location]
I know, I know, old news.
Here’s another one. I noticed yesterday that my Google Contacts app was huge, 17mb. I don’t have much room internally (512mb is piffle), so this is a problem. I have the Facebook app on my phone, and when I installed I chose to sync it with my Google Contacts, only with contacts already on my phone.
I got my Google Contacts Storage down to 6.5mb by doing the following:
[li]I made the Facebook app NOT sync with my phone at all.
[/li][li]I went into my Contacts and chose to Export them to my SDcard, just in case…
[/li][li]I opened Phone Settings > Applications > Manage Apps > Contact Storage
[/li][li]I pressed ‘clear data’
[/li][li]Then I re-synced my Google Account (Settings > Accounts & Sync > (name of my Google account) > Sync Contacts
[/li][li]After a lengthy sync, Contacts Storage was down to 6.5mb. Sweet.
Got any helpful tips or tricks?