The best Android apps aren't always the most talked-about. GMail, Facebook, Instagram...we all know the big name apps out there. But what about the less well-known apps that make your Android a breeze to use? A number of amazing apps fail to receive the press coverage they deserve, including the ones below. From the best anti-theft app to a futuristic automation app, these programs will make your Android even more useful than it already is.
Great apps don't have to have sophisticated concepts; some simply solve common problems. Take Screen Filter; this app reduces the brightness of your screen for night-time viewing. Thousands of happy customers report less eye strain after enabling this app for low-light gaming, web-browsing and e-book reading.
Parcels lets you track nearly every delivery company on planet earth simply by entering in your package number. With the integration of Google Maps, you can see every single place your package has visited. This app is another perfect example of a simple, easy to use service, flawlessly executed.
If you're trying to hide dirty pictures, passwords or sensitive information from friends and coworkers, you need this app. Next time your friend asks to borrow your Android, they can log into a guest account which can contain whatever you want – just a dialer perhaps, or only games. As of now, the feature is only available for rooted phones.
AutomateIt allows users to set phone profiles for certain conditions that are executed automatically. For example, you could set a location trigger so that every time you get into the car, your phone automatically does the following:
- Turns volume up to max
- Makes screen timeout set to never.
- Opens google music.
- Connects to stereo via bluetooth.
- Sets screen brightness to "auto."
It's truly an amazing app.
This is one serious anti-theft app. With Cerberus, you can remotely control your Android through the website CerberusApp.com, remote control your Android via text message and automatically receive alerts if someone uses your phone with an unauthorized SIM card. All of this in addition to location tracking, remote wiping, and the ability to access a list of all calls sent and received by the phone. The folks at Cerberus have thought of just about every single way to catch a phone thief. Even better, the app itself only costs $2.99 for a lifetime of service.