Tuesday, January 20, 2015

5 unique android apps to innovate the way you use your device

The Android app market has exploded in recent years and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. This explosion is due, in part, to the number of people who are turning to their smartphones and tablets to do just about everything these days – from working and communicating to watching movies and booking travel reservations.

As a result, mobile app developers are introducing hundreds of new Android apps to the market each week to keep up with the increasing consumer demand. However, this constant deluge of new apps can leave some consumers feeling overwhelmed when trying to decipher all the features and functions the newest Android apps provide.

In this article, we will highlight some of the must-have Android apps for 2014 and tell you a little bit about what they can do for you and why you 'must have' them on your Android device. Here they are – in no particular order.

Nova Launcher

Nova Launcher is a customization app for your Android device. Not only does it allow you to customize the wallpapers, themes and icons on your device - Nova Launcher also allows you to resize its desktop grid so that you can store even more Android apps and sort them according to your own preferences. Nova Launcher is free and can be found in the Google Play Store.

Kindle Reader

The Kindle Reader app from the Google Play Store lets you download ebooks to your phone or tablet and read them just as you would using a separate Kindle Reader product. Plus, the Kindle Reader app is free.

Google Drive

The Google Drive app from Google allows you to take your work with you on your phone or tablet. Using the Google Drive app, you can create and edit documents, PowerPoint slides and spreadsheets as well as open and view PDF files. Google Drive comes with 15 GB of free storage for your files, which can be accessed from anywhere with your Google account. Google Drive is free and available at the Google Play Store.


Papyrus is a fancy app that combines handwritten notes with modern technology. Using a stylus or just you finger, you can create notes or lists using your own handwriting and then export them in graphic form to refer to later. Although it doesn't have a lot of features, the handwriting font and look and feel of real paper are what makes this app attractive. Papyrus is available for free download at the Google Play Store

Where's My Droid?

Where's My Droid? Is an Android device locating and security app that allows you to take control of the device manually, should it ever get lost or stolen. The basic features let you make the phone ring, even even when the ringer has been turned off, locate the phone via GPS navigation, receive notification of changed SIM card or phone number and more. The premium (paid) features lets you remotely lock the device, erase all data from the phone and sim card, control the phone via a landline phone number and more. Where's My Droid? Is an invaluable tool when it comes to recovering your devices and protecting your private data from falling into the wrong hands.

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