Gone are the days when Android users longed for apps that were only available for the iPhone. Now, Android developers are outpacing their Apple counterparts; creating apps that iPhone users are dying to try. Here are five intriguing apps that are available exclusively for Android.
If you travel often, finding free Wi-Fi can become an overwhelming chore. The app Instabridge uses crowdsourced reports to find the nearest Wi-Fi. The app is free and works in more than 200 countries. Instabridge works offline too, so you won’t be left scrambling in a 3G dead zone.
After watching a few seasons of Law and Order, you begin to understand the importance of Alibi.
The app allows you to stealthily record audio, video or location data on the fly. The information is then cached on your Android phone, for you to retrieve later. Developers say Alibi won’t deplete your battery and is discrete.
According to Alibi's website:
"Alibi is built around privacy, and seeks to provide evidence of any situation from police interactions, bullying, vehicle accidents, altercations, arguments, workplace harassment, legal disputes and much more. It gives users the confidence to stand up for themselves in the face of misguided authority or misplaced aggression. Never be without an alibi."
Wish you had a personal assistant, secretary or concierge? That’s where Agent steps in to help.
It uses contextual data to figure out what you need, before you need it. For example, Agent can tell when you’re sitting in a meeting and temporarily turns off your notifications. Agent also promises to dim your screen when it knows your battery is dying, to help you find your parked car and to minimize distractions when you’re driving. Who needs Siri now?
The app Quality Time is a little self-destructive. What else can you say about an app that discourages you from using your phone?
Quality Time tracks the amount of time you spend your Android device. If you’re worried you’re spending too much time on your phone, Quality Time will notify you when you’ve reached your time limit and then put you in a time out.
It’s like parental controls for those of us with low self-control.
Like Quality Time, Habitbull is about encouraging responsible behavior. In order to stay accountable, the free app lets you track your bad habits over the long term. From there, you can use Habitbull's reminders to keep yourself in check.
While the idea of tracking bad habits is pretty cringe-worthy, it's clear that Habitbull could be a useful tool for those of us trying to form better habits.