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Monday, 30 October 2017

A few of my well used Android Apps

Some Android apps I find incredibly useful and hope you might as well. I’ve deliberately kept things brief and simple just to give you an overall picture. Each of these apps can do far more than I have explained.

This sets up easily but if you want to make it sing, you need to put a little time on it. I have three email addresses and it puts them all on the opening screen. It allows a different signature for each email address and you can colour code them on the opening screen. There is also an area which lists all emails from each email address together – useful if you are in a hurry. If you use Google’s G-Suite, or other programs which allow identities, this will cope for as many identities as you may wish, with separate signatures for each identity. But if you only have one email address this could be termed as overkill.

This is a communications program. Within Drupe, I have phonecalls, sms, emails, whatsapp, Viper, Hangouts, Google Video and even paypal. These are circles on the right. I have a list of my favourite and regular contacts in circles on the left, and if I want, for instance, to send an email to Pam, I drag her picture to the email button and my email program (Aquamail) opens up on a new email page. The program allows for four dots to be put anywhere on your screen and stays there whatever program you are in. For example, if I am sending an email to Jim, but need info from Jack, I can stay on my email page, slide the four dots across the screen and it opens up Drupe, I can make a quick phone call, and immediately go back to my email. There is a list of every business imaginable on a page within the program, and whereever you are in the world, you can click on a button and find the nearest of about 80 types of shops and businesses.

This is incredibly useful if you are wanting to meet up somewhere with a friend. You can “send a glympse” to their mobile and choose how long the friend can see your location from five minutes up to four hours. Once the time is up, it closes down and your friend cannot access your location.

One of the best twitter programs around. You can send any length tweet, even 1,000 characters or more if you like. It will send it as a file which opens if anyone clicks on it in twitter. You can also send it as a series of tweets, all joined almost together. The nice thing also is you can zip someone, so their tweets don’t appear for a day, week, month, year or forever. Sometimes when you get caught up in a conversation you are bored with, you zip them for a day and by the end, it has fizzled out. You can also send a tweet for some time in the future, minutes, hours, days or weeks.

Action Launcher
There are many launchers around but what I like about this one is the drawer on the left with all your apps on it (I have over 300) and a drawer on the right where you can put your favourite apps in. You can change the size of your icons and how many in rows and columns on the screen up to 12 x 12. 12 x 12 allows you to have more control of widgets There is a lot more on this launcher, more than I have space for here.

These are just a small handful of the 300 plus apps on my cellphone, and I hope you will find them useful.

If you know of a spectacular app feel free to write about it in the comments section.


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