List of essential Android apps – Part 4
Welcome to part 4 of my list of essential Android apps. For those of you coming here for the first time, this is a list of apps which I think you should try and you might find useful for your Android device, you can find the previous part here. Lets’ start right away.
Evernote is one of the (if not the most) popular note taking apps out there. Its pretty simple and easy to use and it syncs with all your devices. You can also access your notes from your PC by logging in on to their website. In addition to text notes, you can also store audio and visual notes.
You can download Evernote from here.
Vlingo Virtual Assistant (Free)
Virtual Assistants are the thing now, everyone wants an assistant on their phone now. Vlingo is just that, its a pretty nifty virtual assistant which will help you do things like setting an alarm, navigating somewhere, sending a mail etc. Not a lot of people know, but the S-Voice present in Samsung Galaxy S3 is powered by Vlingo, so its exactly S-voice but for every other phone. Also, if you’re using a phone with Jelly Bean this app is practically useless, but not a lot of people are running Jelly Bean yet.
You can check out Vlingo from here.
Waze Social GPS (Free)
Waze is a GPS Navigation app but its not really different than other navigation apps out there. What makes Waze different is its real-time community based reporting. What that means is, people who’re using Waze can share about any incidents that they come across, like – an accident, a traffic jam, police check post, etc. – and that, in turn, will help you pick the fastest route. Its pretty handy.
You can download Waze from here.
Smart Tools ($2.30)
Smart Tools is a collection of measuring utilities. Smart Tools takes advantage of various sensors on your phone and helps you measure things like – Angle, Sound level and it even has a metal detector (yes, it works). With Smart Tools you can measure Angle and Length, Sound levels,Vibration, Distance, Height, Width and Area. It also comes with a flashlight app and a compass.
You can check out Smart Tools here.
Viber is a free calling app. Like Whatsapp, there is no hassle of creating an ID, your phone number is your ID. You can call anyone on this planet as long as they have Viber on their phone too. Viber works solely over data and WiFi, so you will want to keep track of your data usage when using Viber.
You can download Viber from here.
Well people, that’s all for now. I will continue with this list when I feel there are more worthy apps out there for you. Till then stay tuned. Ciao !