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Software, Android >

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weebly.kainz.simple_equalizer

A simple equalizer app that applies to all any app audio source and any output, be it speaker or bluetooth. Has no balance feature.

Phenomenal; simple. Mandatory/loved because bluetooth headphones are often manufacturer bass-boosted with no ability to disable it.

  • No permissions required or optional.



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Software, Android >

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.westnordost.streetcomplete
https://f-droid.org/en/packages/de.westnordost.streetcomplete
https://github.com/westnordost/StreetComplete

An app to view and assist the OpenStreetMap project.

Nice and simple.

  • Mostly-Sandboxed

    • Stores data externally. Might be able to communicate to-and-from other apps, but doesn't appear to bother.
  • Location optional

    • For its compass.
  • WiFi required

    • To sync data and provide your answers.



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Software, Android >

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.osmand.plus
https://f-droid.org/packages/net.osmand.plus/
https://osmand.net/

An OpenStreetMap map app, with a very straightforward interface and offline downloading.

Fantastic!

  • Sandboxed; does not use/share data with other apps.
  • Location optional
  • WiFi optional for map/data updates

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Software, Android > >

https://f-droid.org/packages/org.y20k.trackbook/
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.y20k.trackbook
https://github.com/y20k/trackbook

A simple mapping program which can optionally track your position ongoing, to let you easily follow breadcrumbs back to your start (like a parked car).

I used it for its compass.

  • Sandboxed; does not use/share data with other apps.
  • Location optional

    • Used for its main position tracking feature.
    • Usable disabled just as a simple map app.
    • Used for a compass.
  • WiFi optional

    • Required to downloading offline data. Zoom in and out in various important places to make sure it works.
    • Can be disabled once your data

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To "port" is to bring things over from elsewhere. They will become either new pages or major updates. Small pages and minor updates are not noted.

From ancient archives

a note on article dates

  • Ported articles are given a timestamp of 00:00.
  • The dates from the oldest articles (2005 or so) are likely wrong, as they were ported from a still-older content management system.

    • Just as this "five things" process exists, I had an earlier series of notes tracking a still-earlier porting process. In due time, I'll go through that list and correct dates as best I can.

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Updates

Ported

To "port" is to bring things over from elsewhere. They will become either new pages or major updates. Small pages and minor updates are not noted.

From ancient archives

a note on article dates

  • Ported articles are given a timestamp of 00:00.
  • The dates from the oldest articles (2005 or so) are likely wrong, as they were ported from a still-older content management system.

    • Just as this "five things" process exists, I had an earlier series of notes tracking a still-earlier porting process. In due time, I'll go through that list and correct dates as best I can.

943 articles left to process..

Five Things >

New

Ported

To "port" is to bring things over from elsewhere. They will become either new pages or major updates. Small pages and minor updates are not noted.

From ancient archives

a note on article dates

  • Ported articles are given a timestamp of 00:00.
  • The dates from the oldest articles (2005 or so) are likely wrong, as they were ported from a still-older content management system.

    • Just as this "five things" process exists, I had an earlier series of notes tracking a still-earlier porting process. In due time, I'll go through that list and correct dates as best I can.

953 articles left to process..

Five Things >

New

Updates

Ported

To "port" is to bring things over from elsewhere. They will become either new pages or major updates. Small pages and minor updates are not noted.

From ancient archives

a note on article dates

  • Ported articles are given a timestamp of 00:00.
  • The dates from the oldest articles (2005 or so) are likely wrong, as they were ported from a still-older content management system.

    • Just as this "five things" process exists, I had an earlier series of notes tracking a still-earlier porting process. In due time, I'll go through that list and correct dates as best I can.

963 articles left to process..