Mobile app reviews October 2019
Digital Wellbeing is an initiative taken by Google to limit smartphone usage. it’s a pretty cool thing. however, this feature is only available for pixel and a few other Android one devices. well, fret not. this new app Action Dash brings all the digital well-being features on compatible Android devices. the interface is quite similar to digital wellbeing.
It gives you the total smartphone usage in the form of a pie chart and overview of app usage and helps you to manage your notifications etc. but unlike digital wellbeing, it also goes one step ahead and shows you the number of app launches in a week. and how many times users unlock their phones.
Overall if you think you are spending very much time on your smartphone this application can help you to curve video smartphone addiction.
App Tiles APP
Talking about applications. if you would like to launch applications from your notification tray then track app tiles. just pick up your application and drag the tiles on top of the list and that’s it.
as of now though you can only launch six applications from the notification tray.
Bottom Quick Settings APP
But tell you what did it goes if you can move the notification tray to the bottom of your screen. like the control center on the iPhone, I know right. well, you can do that with this new application bottom quick settings. as the name suggests it not only adds the quick settings at the bottom of the screen.
But also lets you toggle the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Flash etc. you can even change your brightness. go to the Android restrictions. you cannot toggle the mobile data and locations directly. so, you will need the root access or a simple ADB command.
So, I recently changed my SMS app to KYTE. Just like the SMS Organizer app from Microsoft. it also has a search feature that lets you copy OTP directly backup SMS on Google Drive. and show you the important SMS with one tab. but what I like about this application is the passbook feature.
So, say if I want to check how much money I have spent this month. then I can quickly set up a filter. choose a bank account to select the month and press filter and there you go.
It will give you a list of all the transactions. overall, this application is made by keeping users in mind. which although is nice but it also is some privacy concern. after all, we are talking about confidential SMS here.
The red paper is a simple wallpaper app. Which auto-downloads the hottest post from subreddits. and set them as a wallpaper based on the interval you have set. While the concept is not new. it’s a refreshing change for people looking for wallpapers.
Finally, the best find is parsec. so, I’ve been using the GeForce now to stream PC games on my Nvidia shield TV. now imagine how cool would it be if you could stream your PC games on your Android. Well, that’s where parsec comes in. it lets you stream your PC games on any compatible Android devices.
All you need to do is download the parsec server on your computer and the app on your Android. Now hook up your Android the Bluetooth controller and you’re good to go. There is a bit of lag though. but less graphic intensive games like Lara Croft Co works fine.