Hard to say which is the best. If you want quality, go for a paid option. I've tried many services. Currently I'm using NordVPN and I'm happy with it. They offer quality VPN with many options for a fair price. I don't use the android app since it lacks the option to not route local network traffic. But besides that, NordVPN is a reliable choice.
For me, <strong>The Morse Project</strong>,
So I work in a job that strictly forbids even looking at my phone during my working hours, so this app is a lifesaver when it comes to being able to read my texts without looking at my phone.
It basically translates the incoming text into Morse code, then vibrates it out in your pocket so you can tell what it says without looking. It also has a cool learning feature, and a lot of customization so you can make it faster or slower to suit your needs. Also it's free.
92/10 best app i have.
Edit: Also I use it when driving so I don’t have to check my phone then either.
All apps from developers like,
Here is the Basic/rough chart that I created about these companies. I might be wrong in some area, But I tried my best to write quick details from Wikipedia.
I will also remove,
I will CHECK/REVIEW these apps for issues before removing them.
All apps related to/from Chinese companies/developers (Not all are bad but It is necessary to prevent crappy companies & apps)
Photo editing apps
Caller ID Apps
I will make a rule that they can not add these apps again after I am done with that 1 day manager thing.
You might be using Google Play Music (or any other podcast app) for podcasts
You should be using Pocket Casts for podcasts.
A lot of Browser apps are built on top of Android's WebView. For example, Lighting uses the WebView (It is open source: https://github.com/anthonycr/Lightning-Browser/blob/master/app/src/main/java/acr/browser/lightning/view/LightningView.java)
The WebView is a component built into the Android SDK that developers can use to display and render webpages. Android's WebView's is actually built on a version of Chrome's rendering engine internally. It is actually updated as a separate app itself. Since the WebView is built into Android, none of the WebView code itself needs to be included in the app, since it is already built into the OS.
If all the app does is display a WebView and load a url into it, the app would be extraordinary small because it itself doesn't really have all of the business logic of a browser/WebView in the app package itself. Though that would be a terrible app since the WebView only renders a page you give it, it doesn't have UI elements built into it. So apps that use this still have to add url bars, tabs, navigation and other features to actually be usable as a Browser.
Browser apps like Chrome and Firefox contain their own entire browser rendering engines, they don't use the OS one. So their apks are much larger.
TL;DR; Those small apps are using the OS's WebView for rendering pages so they don't have to include one in their apk. Firefox and Chrome include their own rendering engines.
You might be using your native texting app, but instead should be using <strong>Textra</strong>, especially if you like the iPhone interface and emojis.
KeePass2Android. Before installing this app, I hated creating new accounts because it would force me to memorize another complex password. Using the same password for every site is insecure, so that wasn't an option. Now that I'm using a password manager, I only have to remember a small number of secure passwords. KeePass2Android changed my digital life by making it more secure and less dependent on my memory.
I (mainly) use Boost. It was the first app that felt right to me! So, I feel unsatisfied with the rest.
Official app has limited customization options. Most unofficial app has some unique features to distinguish it from the pack. Boost is highly customizable; Joey is optimized for some popular subreddits; Relay has a very interesting UI; RedReader is very minimal; etc.
Play store link: Boost for reddit
If you really never click the ads, than you wouldn't make any significant revenue for me. The payment for just serving ads is generally ridiculously low, close to unmeasurable. In fact, in the long run, you will lower the CTR of my app, which will result in less valuable ads served to my app. Of course, as one single person, you won't make any real difference regarding the ads served.
> If an ad gets my attention, I always open an incognito window and search for the deal.
I have to say, I hate you for this. Please, consider doing the following instead:
download Firefox Focus
set it as your default browser
click the ad that piqued your interest
the ad will open in Firefox Focus, you won't be tracked in any way
you don't have to spend extra time to search, I will get my revenue, both of us are now happier
Also, if you really hate ads, most of the decent apps offer you an in-app purchase, which will remove all advertisement, for generally a price of a beer. Please, purchase that, support the developers. Without this kind of support (either ads or in-app purchase), a lot of the times there is simply no point for me doing an app. These days, you can rarely create a decent app without its own backend, which I have to pay for. However much you like my app, however much I like doing it, if I am coming out in a negative, sooner or later I will have to shut it down.
I've installed Slide for reddit in the last week and have to admit that's the best reddit app I've used so far.
The really enthusiastic dev is the icing on the cake.
> What's in:
> - Remove YouTube Ads
> - Remove Channel Logo
> - Remove videos suggestions
> - Remove Information card teasers
"Best" is a subjective term.
I like Musicolet . It's feature rich, has no internet permission, and ticks almost all boxes for me
Relay just received a huge new update. I highly recommend it. Check out this video to see it in action. It has an OLED theme too.
Play Store Link
Boost is a great Reddit client with AMOLED full dark mode.
I've been using it for years and could not be happier. Extensive functionality and customability, consistent support from the developer.
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Give Podcast Addict a try.
EDIT: By the way, Pocket Casts allows you to a significant amount of organization using playlists (or categories? - forget the name, haven't used recently).
I would like to suggest Feem v4 (http://www.feem.io) as another suitable alternative.
DISCLAIMER: I am the author.
AirMore looks nice, but it is browser-based. The alternative, Feem v4, works "natively" on all platforms.
Even though this means you have to install another app on your PC, here's what you get in return:
We are constantly improving the app. Let us know if you have any issues.
You might be using Google Authenticator, but should be using Authy.
Edit: Authy lets you easily shift multiple accounts to a new phone, whereas authenticator requires you undo and redo 2FA on many accounts. Huge PITA.
Several GBs of cache files is not unheard of... however Clean Master is total a junk app for many other reasons and the developer behind it is shady. Remove it.
Use SD Maid or Files Go (by Google).
You really can't talk about the power of Android apps without bringing up Tasker. In a nutshell, it allows you to automate just about anything on your phone.
I use it to automatically silence my phone whenever I'm at school or charging overnight. I use it to block calls from first time unknown callers. I use it to enable or disable auto rotate depending on which app I'm in. I've used it in the past to switch between two different launchers based on whether I'm at school or not. I've even set it up to do some wacky things like play the Wii Shop Channel theme whenever I open the Play Store (stole the idea from someone else) and speed up or slow down all system-wide animations based on the amount of light hitting the light sensor.
If you can't tell already, it's insanely powerful and limited really only by your creativity. If you want to try before you buy I think I remember a trial version being on the developer's website. But it really is the best few dollars I've spent on an app.
Sesame Search is a universal search app that integrates seamlessly into Nova launcher and other custom launchers. You can search your Spotify playlists, subscribed subreddits, contacts, and tons more all from the same place. By far the best search solution I've seen on any phone ever and it's what convinced me to use a custom launcher instead of the stock Pixel launcher.
Another part of Android that I enjoy that I haven't seen mentioned are live wallpapers, and Google makes some that are downright sexy. You can sideload any of their Pixel live wallpapers by looking for them on Google. Fracta, Minima, Chrooma, and Material Islands are all quality too and those are available on the Play Store.
I've always found the Android Facebook app a bit shit. I've been using the Tinfoil for Facebook app for ages as a replacement. Bonus - you can use messenger from within the app.
It's an update to the IMS service, something your phone has always had. From the description on the web it looks like more preparation for RCS support
You might be using Gmail, but instead should be using Inbox by Gmail. Seriously. It's way better than Gmail, though for some reason slower in terms of scrolling, the whole interface just feels much easier and organized to navigate.
Solid Explorer hands down. Material version Alpha, http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/12/24/solid-explorer-2-0-alpha-goes-full-material-can-try-now/
I started working last year and the daily commute coming and going to work by bus has been vastly improved with this app.
Variable speed and cutting silence means I can listen to all my podcasts per week and I can keep sane while waiting for a bus or riding a packed bus.
Awesome app, I've had playback issues maybe twice since I installed it but they were fixed immediately. Good customer support too. (Motorola device specific)
I bought the web version aswell and I don't really use it that much but it's useful when you need it.
Podcast Addict. Not the flashiest user interface but it's good where it counts. Highly configurable with actually useful options. Free to use without ridiculous limitations.
Relay Pro for reddit
Spotify / SoundCloud / Phonograph for music
Evernote for note-taking
Snapseed + VSCO for photo editing
Action Launcher for Launcher
SwiftKey for Keyboard
Firefox + Addons for Internet
Youtube Vanced for PiP Youtube
ProtonVPN for VPN use.
Spot on. The Play store is muck for finding anything of value.
If you're looking for some decent games, I started a small project a while back that might help with that. I basically spent a couple of months hand-picking the best games, and then categorising them to make it easy to find something that interests you.
In case anyone else ever needs this, found EXACTLY what I was looking for. The app is free and as easy to use as possible: Periodic Vibration
While were here, Orangepod ripping off Antennapod, even included screenshots in the playstore listing
By release date, Measure is the newest app i have. Well, it turns your phone into a ruler. And yeah, that is actually helpful. I recommend the app because of the great use of material design.
Took notice of it because of it here on reddit.
Any exchange mail client, Nine. Loaded with features, been using it for years for my work email. Best feature is segregated data, you can keep the data completely within the app, and an exchange remote error would only wipe the app data and not your phone.
It's open source, it has everything I need, and the community loves it.
Also the dev is pretty active on /r/bitwarden.
I use bitwarden as my password manger, I haven't looked at last pass in a while but when I did, I didn't like it. Bitwarden is simplified has firefox and chrome extensions and others and syncs between them all and has an app
Amazon has a very shitty design and basically looks like malware, especially the side (Hamburger) menu.
I've tried others and keep coming back to "Gboard - the Google Keyboard":
It does everything I want and I do not have to worry about it being spyware and stealing my passwords, logins, etc.
Had a little trouble reading the OP. (Thanks, OP).
Reddit Gold through Reddit is Fun
coming soon: Netflix?
Um.... that should be Agenda Widget that I have created for my own use about two years ago. You can find it at
and it is free (as in "free speech" and "free beer").
I honestly cannot live without it :)
I'm the developer of this app. I'm glad people are getting some use out of it. I use it myself every day =)
In August I did a little promotion, posted on Reddit etc. I got about 1500 users in that first week but only a couple per day since then. The small number of users send a lot of buzzes though. I'm up to 203,000 buzzes sent!
Here is the URL for the play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sendiloveu.app&hl=en
Unfortunately it's Android only for the time being. Apple won't allow an app to use a custom vibration pattern on a push notification and there isn't a reliable way to vibrate without showing a notification.
It's available at apkmirror:
You might be looking for Fog of World (iPhone only), or Wanderlust.
Fog of World for Android is coming soon, apparently.
Been using it for a few months and it's amazing.
You can also check out Google Fit, I was using it for two years until I changed to Samsung Health.
I'm using flamingo, for me it's the best twitter client out there, it's very customizable and has a lot of features, i totally recommend it
Flamingo for twitter
I really like Phonograph. It is super simple, no fancy features, no ads. Just choose a song and play.
Linkme: Phonograph Music
Edit: The bot linked the wrong app because i messed up the name initially. Actual link
Name: Youtube Vanced
Info: Youtube app without any ads, option for enabling SponsorBlock to skip sponsored segments automatically.
Enjoy the incredible entertainment and knowledge resource YouTube without getting annoyed by ads!
K9 Mail is used and trusted by many FOSS users, including Android users on /r/privacy. It's also trusted on Privacy Tools and PRISM Break.
If you are really worried about security, use OpenPGP with your client. But it's more work and you can lock yourself out of all your emails permanently if you lose your private key.
Llama. My phone never rings in a meeting anymore, and I'm never awoken at 3am by my drunken friend Chad who just saw a squirrel inside McDonalds
You can install VPN Unlimited and then use Play Store credit in-app to buy up to three years VPN service for your phones and PC's.
I can develop this app for you rightaway. Give me 24h and i'll update you on the link in the appstore.
I've published this new app called Screenshot Process which does exactly what you would like to see.
Screenshot Process in the appstore
I'm currently working on some projects, so I've listed down several further development ideas which are possible to add to this app. I'll only work on it if the app is well received. If possible, please do support my initiative and post some meaningful reviews for my app :)
> (QuickPic keeps this copy - I hate it; I cropped it for a reason)
@freshwes, oops I forgot to include an option to delete the original copy, sorry about that. But I would like to hear your comments on it
Medisafe linkme: Medisafe
After breaking my hip, I had to take a lot of different medication (pain killers, blood thinner injections etc), each was at a different time of day and number of tablets etc. This app helped make sure I was taking the correct meds at the right time and kept tabs on what I needed to get more of.
I use Lightning Launcher Extreme which has the ability to define separate home screens (not additional screens off the home screen but different home screens that can all have different panels). At a set time of night, I have Automagic send it a command to switch to my night home screen which has shortcuts to the subset of apps I use when I'm going to bed. When I get up in the morning, I have Automagic send it a command to switch to my morning home screen. When I connect to my car, I have it switch to my car home screen.
Simple, I know, but I've come to rely on such things :)
Secure Photo Viewer.
I found this when I was looking for a way to prevent friends snooping through my phone. It's quite hard to explain how it actually works: What is does is basically letting you select some pictures/videos and then locking your phone. This way you can slide through those pictures, but all the rest of the pictures and everything else you have is still behind your lockscreen.
If you now give your phone to someone to show them a picture they cant swipe to the next picture, send the picture to themselves without asking you or messing with other stuff of your phone.
Basically I recommend the app to anyone who has at least one asshole friend?
Wave is pretty cool, and I think it's still on sale (free)
Also Tapet, but I don't think it really counts as a live wallpaper in the original meaning (it allows you to assign it to lockscreen as a workaround)
Relay for Reddit
Yeah, this whole thread surprises me. Subscriptions are one of the only ways that an app ecosystem will even thrive. Ads are based on spying on your every move. As a developer I won't put ads in. A single purchase for a lifetime of service would bankrupt me.
I make free weather apps, and I charge an optional $1/month subscription if you want extra features / longer forecasts, etc. The fees exist so that the app can continue to exist.
Without a subscription model, the OP is asking for an empty, ad-filled, spy-ridden, wasteland of apps. Developers need food, housing, and general income at a reliable rate if they are going to make apps.
Yelling loudly that you hate businesses who have a sustainable model means that you are thinking exclusively short-term and are just yearning for the death of quality, ad-free apps.
Android is historically a wasteland because of people like OP, shouting hateful opinions, wishing developers ill, and otherwise inciting a crowd to make developers' lives a living hell for the future.
It's shocking to me how, in 2019, people still want shit for free even though our society has crumbled through this dive to the bottom: we are cooking the oceans and dumping plastic everywhere because we want cheap physical goods, and we are shoving trackers/spyware/ads in everyone's face digitally because you want free service for life for all your apps.
Pay once? That's free for life from the perspective of a developer. A one-time fee to cover monthly recurring costs just isn't going to work. As shown by the state of the Play Store in 2019.
I make All Clear Weather, an optional-subscription weather app for the US, if you're interested. International release coming soon.
A VPN is a virtual private network. In layman's terms, when you turn on a VPN your internet traffic gets tunneled through a series of virtual points, masking your IP address and other identifiable data and keeping your movement on the internet private (or at least a lot harder to track down). This is useful if you want to get around geoblocking, for example, since you can mask your IP address and pretend it's from another country, or if you want to just remain anonymous and not have websites collect your personal data.
Using a VPN still requires you to have a regular internet connection, the only difference is that if you use a VPN your traffic is being encrypted.
Things to look out for when choosing a VPN are mainly whether or not your VPN service logs the things you do or collects your personal data (if the VPN is free they most likely collect your data) and if they are in one of the 14 eyes might help you choose one, I personally recommend NordVPN but it's all up to your needs in the end.
From what I gathered, Sprint's Secure WiFi is just a shoddy attempt at providing you a bare bones VPN-like service, all it does is encrypt your data in case you're using public wi-fi. Plus, if it's being offered by a carrier in the US, then in all likelihood it's not private at all and not something you should even consider for a VPN service.
Hope that helps.
I've used Google Opinion Rewards for a few years, and absolutely love it.
Throughout the day (usually 1 every day or two for me, varies though) a 10 second survey will pop up, and give a little bit of change for Google Play. Over time, this really adds up, and I generally make $10 every month or two, which I use to buy things in games. Definitely worth a try, it's free money!
It's a basic journaling/mood/activity tracker I've used every day for almost 2 years. You can add custom activities (all self-reported) and have it remind you each day to keep it updated. Once you've collected enough data, it can start to pick out trends in how your moods and activities correlate (ex: you're most happy on days you've hung out with friends, or most bleh when you've drank).
Unfortunately it doesn't go too in-depth with analysis, and would be cool if it had some AI smarts to better identify trends instead of the mostly manual work it requires now. But you can export all your data to Google Drive and probably put it through something more sophisticated if you really want.
I'm using Today Weather. It gets the job done. You can also change between a couple of data sources (including dark sky and AccuWeather) in the app if the data isn't accurate to your location.
Allows me to change the different volume aspects (media, ringer, alarm, etc) without having to touch the volume keys. Been using it for years.
You could have googled it...
This app description says: "We ask you some simple questions about whether the egg has come straight out of the fridge or at room temperature, how large an egg you're boiling and how you'd like your egg. Then we factor in your altitude because an egg boil time varies by over a minute, depending on your location on the earth's surface."
It was literally the very first result for "egg timer altitude" search request in Play Store.
Appdialer by Aleksey Masney for sure. There's a bunch if T9 app launchers out there, many with more features. But this one is my favorite because of the UI and the speed. For me it's been the best at reducing the number of taps it takes to launch any given app.
I can't wait to be downvoted to oblivion by the Google Duo fans, but I would suggest Signal:
I use Should I Anwser?
It's community sourced. It's worked really well for me. Every once in a while if one gets through, I just mark it as a bad number for everyone else.
Also, 10-15 a day is crazy. :(
Google app > SearchBar Ex. It opens instantly, is very lightweight, supports voice input, custom shortcuts, theming and other options. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed.
EDIT: you can set it as your default Assist app (SearchBar Ex settings> Action settings > assist app settings > assist & voice input > assist app). This way you can open it by long pressing the home button.
I think Our Groceries deserves more recognition than it gets. Back in 2010 when my wife and I got our first smartphones, even back then there were a lot of grocery list apps. I let her pick, since she was adamant to try them all, and she picked this one. To this day, I think it's still the best. Free with ads and no feature restrictions; $4.99 removes the ads. It is a bit high but for what it does, I think it's worth it.
It's a basic list app that syncs between phones and the web. The first user inputs their email address, and any other user has to be confirmed by the user of the first address. Web access is managed in the same way. You can use the lists beyond shopping if you want (it's great when a lot of people want Taco Bell or whatever), and you can have a picture and barcode associated with each list item, for when you absolutely have to have a certain variation of something and you want there to be no confusion. Like my vitamin water packets. There's plain grape, energy grape, and vitamin enhanced grape. I only like the vitamin one, so I took a picture of the box, so my wife knows exactly which one to grab.
> AdGuard is made by a Russian company
If that's the only "bad" thing you can remember, we are doing quite well :)
Originally, AG was a Russian company indeed. However, we've currently in process of transitioning the HQ to Cyprus. The choice was obvious as the privacy laws in EU are quite more advanced comparing to other countries; meanwhile, Russia and the US are both moving in another direction. The development team is mostly located in Moscow; also, there are people from Poland, Ukraine, South Korea and Slovakia on the team.
> so I'd be cautious about installing it and letting it intercept all of your web traffic - especially https.
That's understandable. You should be cautious with any app doing it regardless of its origin.
A few points:
> Check out DNS66 which is a free version but is open source.
DNS66 is a great app indeed! It is not a full-scale ad blocker as AG, but it's sufficient for blocking most of the ads. Being an open source is also a good thing. We can't afford to open the source code of a paid app, but we do it for all our free products (browser extension, AG content blocker, AG for iOS, etc).
Well I do have a suggestion but it's off the norm. Islamic athan clocks adjust automatically. There is a time called "shuruq" that is a few moments before sunrise. You could turn off all the other prayer times and set the shuruq alarm to go off 30 mins prior to sunrise.
It may take you a bit of tinkering with, also pay attention to time change zones when the time changes - some need to be manually set.
Athanotify is a good one to start with. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.athanotify
It works best on older phones but you can see what I mean.
I'm currently using Samsung browser. It's fast and clean. Also it supports ad blocking.
Samsung Internet Browser - Android Apps on Google Play
Edit: it's better to download from apkmirror.com, because it can be unavailable in play store.
Keepass2Android is great, and also free/open source. It even has a PC version that you can sync via Dropbox or Google Drive.
2048 game was derived from the a game called threes. Just look at all the 2048 clones out there. Some don't even deserve to be called 2048. This incident of threes being taken down is just a drop in an ocean.
Also 2048 is a general name not trademarked and essentially in public domain. It's like taking down an app that uses 'sandwich' as a search term. There are more serious apps with the name "2048" that google should take down than waste time with this app. My opinion though is google should take town 90% of the apps that popup when you search for 2048. 2048 is open source many are just simple reskins of the original open source game.
Edit I did some digging and his app is still on google play. Looks like the issue has been resolved with Google.
For those of you not familiar with F-Droid: F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. The client makes it easy to browse, install, and keep track of updates on your device.
bxActions lets you remap the volume and bixby buttons to anything you want, and if you no run the adb commands (No root required) then the buttons will respond instantly: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jamworks.bxactions
I was devastated when Opengur went, I searched for an alternative for weeks, all I really needed it for was sharing images and screenshots....
Then I found Minimgur
Nice suggestion!, please also take a look at Sesame Shortcuts, it can be integrated into Nova Launcher App Search and app icon long press
FX file manager. Everything is available for free, you only need to purchase it if you need some additional functionality like cloud integration. And unlike solid the color schemes, themes are free.
linkme: FX File manager
Yep. Time to switch to solid explorer file manager. I noticed the clean master crap in the front page of the app and immediately uninstalled the app
Link to solid if you want it https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.solidexplorer2
I'd highly recommend https://www.notion.so
For your purposes it would be completely free and doesn't just about everything you want (except reminders but I don't think any wiki has that). It has web interface / ios / android and more.
I've been using it for a few months and love it!
Reachability Cursor - My hand isn't big enough to reach some spots on my phablet, this helps.
Fluid Navigation Gestures - I dislike the way Google Pixel set up their phone gestures, this gives me more to play with. It's pretty too.
Worth a buy. But buy the separate unlocker and you can share it with a family library. By in app and you have to buy per account.
What does this app do better than Unified Remote and why should I use InfiniMote over such an established and reliable app?
Why should I trust you enough to give your app full control over your desktop PC if you don't have a website, don't have a privacy statement, don't have a registered company or even an address or pretty much anything beyond a gmail-address?
Why should I trust you when you're launching your product with what I can only assume is a pretty bold lie? (See https://www.reddit.com/r/androidapps/comments/52e053/we_just_finished_our_first_ever_app_infinimote_pc/d7jjllc )
Don't get me wrong, the Android app actually looks ok (I'm not going to install the desktop app for the aforementioned reasons)- but the way you launched this makes me have absolutely zero confidence in you or your app.
You're looking for RetroArch. Free Open Source Software, integrates a bunch of emulators under an open frame-work. You don't usually find proprietary emulators in Retroarch, but literally all my emulation needs have been met by FOSS licensed emulators.
Join - I couldn't live without this. It was originally a Pushbullet alternative that emerged during the Pushbullet Pro debacle. But it's moved well beyond that. SMS from my pc, notification mirroring and actions, send clipboard (auto/universal and manual), transfer files, take screenshot from pc, screen capture video from pc, etc.
it's nearly as customizable as PodcastAddict but with a better interface and a far more responsive Dev
RSS Reader: Inoreader
Social Networks: Twitter, Facebook (in Brave browser, not the app), Chan Burauza (for viewing multiple chans), Boost for Reddit, Quora
Google: Calendar, Clock, Assistant, Phone, Messaging, Gmail, Camera, Youtube, Keep
Music: Amazon Music, Google Play
Utilities: Mute all widget, Datally, Private Internet Access, Duck Duck Go (for search), Files Go, ES File Manager, SD Maid, Pushbullet, Pocket, Protonmail, Wikipedia, Wunderlist, Weather, Weebly
Messaging: Kakao Talk, Google Messenger, Messenger by Facebook (I don't use it much), Slack
Photos: Google Photos, Prisma, Instagram, Snapseed, VSCO
Video: Youtube, Vimeo, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video
Games: Mahjong, Solitaire, Uno, Word, Tasty Blue
My favourite music player is Retro Music Player. Simple layout, no ads, all the functionality I need from a music player (including editing ID3 tags)
If you and your SO have this app installed on you phones, then you can click the app and it will send 3 short buzzes to their phone signaling "I Love You".
MNML Screen Recorder is my go to.
It's developed by Aiden Follestad, a very well known and talented developer.
And of course, it's open source.
Samsung Internet - uses Chromium, has proper darkmode, has adblocker and tracker blocker extension support, syncs to both Chrome and Firefox, true fullscreen with status bar hidden.
I don't think there is any reddit app available without a free version. Just try them out and see if you like it. I personally like Sync because of its UI and how it implemented material design. The image previews are very nice as well.
Link me: Now for Reddit, Relay for Reddit, Sync for Reddit, Slide for Reddit, BaconReader, RedReader
Edit: here is the correct link for Slide for Reddit.
I use ProtonVPN and I'm pretty satisfied. They do have an app for android but you can also download OpenVPN configs and use them. It's also free if you can't/don't want to pay for their service. Check out /r/ProtonVPN for more information.
So you recently installed which flashlight, battery saver or cleaner app?
Delete Super-Bright LED FLashlight & you'll be fine.
Tracked it down in the Play Store via its avatar.
Nova launcher let's you completely personalize your app display, and stuff it takes a bit to learn but you can resize icons and set a flexible grid so you can overlay icons and widgets if you'd like it also has handy dandy shortcuts you can make swipe gestures for example I have my swipe up on my phone icon dial my mom directly since I work with her and often need to contact her you can also make that swipe action on any icon open another app great for having an app accessible on your desktop without having the icon there... Ya know if you wanna hide something....
You can turn your old phone into a full blown server with this one. You can pay for no-ip service to make dynamic IP mapped to your domain and voila, free server of any kind.
Don't use antivirus + Can we get the link to the apk you downloaded?
edit: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.droid4you.application.wallet here is the playstore link
edit2: Version 4.5.4 can access:
find accounts on the device
read your own contact card
find accounts on the device
read your contacts
approximate location (network-based)
precise location (GPS and network-based)
read the contents of your USB storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
read the contents of your USB storage
modify or delete the contents of your USB storage
take pictures and videos
Wi-Fi connection information
view Wi-Fi connections
receive data from Internet
view network connections
pair with Bluetooth devices
connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
full network access
run at startup
use accounts on the device
prevent device from sleeping
read Google service configuration
Google maps > Location Sharing > Add your family members so that they can see your location.
Also install Trusted Contacts & complete the set up.
If you are going to a place where you might not get internet connection, you can use,
Android Lost- Make a new Gmail account. (If you don't want to use your regular account) Add that Gmail account to your Android phone. Download this app. Complete the set up process using their website. And write down/take a screenshot of sms codes. So that even if you are not connected to internet, your family members will be able to sms specific command to your phone number & in reply your phone will send your location via sms. Try to perform this to see if it's working or not before leaving for trip. (You will have to give SMS & GPS permissions to make it work.)
Also this means that you will have to keep your location & Mobile data on all the time. Don't forget to carry decent power banks. You can also tell your family that you will call/send a message on specific time everyday. Also & install some useful apps. Happy journey☺
They monetized their app very poorly. Instead of offering additional features, they removed features to put them behind a paywall. Additionally, their price is incredibly excessive given the service they provide.
If anyone is looking for an alternative, I'd suggest going with Join, which recently came out of beta. The app is supported by a one time payment and optional advertisement. It works just like Pushbullet.
I don't know if over a million installs counts as obscure, but OurGroceries.
For the longest time, the S/O and I struggled with the best way to use Google Keep for grocery lists. It never worked correctly, or it wouldn't sync fast enough.
OurGroceries lets you take photos of the item and attach it to said item. If you're like me, and you can't tell any one of the 90 different kinds of tomato paste apart, this is a LIFESAVER. It also lets you enter in UPCs, for that extra "make sure this is what you get" kick.
In addition to being cross-platform synced, it will remember the order in which you placed items on the list, and let you re-order them. That way, you can have milk at the bottom, and bread on the top, if that's how you go through the grocery store.
You can make several lists for different stores (Aldi-specific items aren't available at Jewel, for example), make recipes with specific stuff and add multiples just by adding the item again.
Cannot say enough good things about it for people trying to run a household with multiple adults who do the grocery shopping.
Did you try Google Keep? It's a great app to take notes and create checklists.
The browser version is available here and you can even share individual notes with others if you want to.
Hope you like this one.
You can use 3rd party Facebook apps. Try Swipe for Facebook - very data and permissions friendly, and chat works through it too, negates the need for Messenger.
Weather Timeline has been one of my favourite apps since I first got it. Beautiful UI and animations. It has a persistent notification option meaning I don't have to open the app to find my weather, a 48 hour timeline of the weather and even rain, cloud and temperature maps. It is, I find, a perfect blend of simplicity and detail. Link.