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APPoint – Indie app of the day

Posted by wicked September - 21 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

What is APPoint

APPoint is an Android app that opens a floating window on any screen. Inside of that floating window is essentially an app drawer that is populated with apps that you choose. Using an app like this you can quickly switch apps no matter what is on your home screen which is great for multitasking.

Here’s how it works. There are two versions which are the trial version and the paid version. The trial version is limited to four applications while the paid version allows you far more. When you set up the app, you’ll put your favorite apps in using the plus symbol. Then a floating icon (much like Facebook’s chat heads) will be omnipresent. Simply tap on that and the window will open so you can access all of your applications.

It also comes with some customization features. You can change the color of the upper and lower banners to suit your theming needs. There are also four categories so you can organize your apps better including games, tools, apps, and system apps. You can also use the space to put toggles that let you turn off and on a variety of things like Bluetooth, WiFi, etc. You can also change the color of the floating icon to match your theme if you need to.

APPoint review

Your app drawer everywhere!

PROS
  • Uses a floating icon to give you access to a customizable app drawer from anywhere.
  • Four categories let you organize your apps.
  • You can add toggles that enable and disable things like GPS, WiFi, etc.
  • The window and floating icon colors can be changed if need be.
CONS
  • The interface could use a little polish. It can be themed but those who are looking for more sophisticated design may be turned off.
  • There are a few bugs here and there.

7.5

Overall it’s a solid app that does what it says it does. The paid version costs $1.89 which is very reasonable. There are some small issues here and there and the interface could use a little work. The bottom line is that this is a pretty decent app that is definitely worth checking out.

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Watch Over Me – Indie app of the day

Posted by wicked September - 20 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Watch Over Me review

What is Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me is a GPS application that tracks your movements. If you’re not where you’re supposed to be the app will alert your emergency contacts so they can try to get a hold of you or seek help if need be. This is great for pretty much everyone.

Here’s how it works. Say you’re going for a run. You tell Watch Over Me how long you intend to be gone. If you don’t check in with the application at the appointed time, the app will send your GPS info to your emergency contacts. From there they can try to get a hold of you to make sure you’re okay, call the police, or an ambulance if need be.

You’ll have to sign up for an account and it does support Facebook sign up and log in if you happen to be a Facebook user. Otherwise it’s just a phone number, email, name, and password so it’s nothing difficult. You’ll also need to set your emergency contacts so the app knows who to get a hold of in case you aren’t where you’re supposed to be.

It works rather well and the interface is easy to use. It follows the Holo design standard which will make fans of that design happy. The only real bad thing is the app only includes a 3-day trial. From there you’ll need to fork out $24 per year or $3.99 per month to use the service. That has made some people mad.

Watch Over Me review

Tells people when you need help.

PROS
  • If you don’t check in as you schedule, your emergency contacts get a notification that something may be wrong along with your GPS coordinates so they can call for help.
  • Great for kids, women who are alone in questionable places, older people, people with health issues, disabled people, and pretty much everyone else.
  • Very simple interface. Sign up, put in your emergency contact info, and then it’s just a matter of using the timer.
  • Allows you to report crimes so other users of this app can see where the trouble areas are in your city.
  • Set GPS coordinates so Watch Over Me doesn’t track you when you’re at home, work, or school.
  • Trigger an emergency alert manually if need be.
CONS
  • The app really should use the words ’3-day trial’ somewhere in their app description along with the price of a premium subscription.
  • Account verification can be a pain if your device has issues with SMS verification. Email would’ve been nice too.
  • Lack of customization of features can lead to things like overbearing notifications.

7.5

Overall, this is a powerful application. It’s great if you’re older, disabled, or if you live in a shady neighborhood. It’s also great for parents who want to make sure their kids are okay. We would’ve liked to have seen a group rate for families, but the price isn’t horrifying. If you like what you see, give the 3-day trial a try.

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Source: Watch Over Me (Google Play Store);

Folr – location tracking app to keep up with family & friends

Posted by wicked September - 19 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off
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Folr is a location tracking app for keeping up with family and friends. It allows real-time tracking of other devices along with history of places visited. There are several useful scenarios for an app like this; use it as a family tracker, for the jealous type- track a spouse or mate, even keep up with friends…. View Article

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CaseManager – Indie app of the day

Posted by wicked September - 19 - 2014 - Friday Comments Off

casemanager review

What is CaseManager

CaseManager is an application aimed at lawyers, legal teams, and legal assistants that helps organize and manage case files, contact information, and other various information for easy access later. It also comes with a news, events, and task section for those that may need it.

Here’s how it works. You can use the various sections to organize your information in a way that you can find it later. There are eight categories that you can use to keep everything in order. Those who have worked in law know just how much information each case can have and having that many categories can really help people keep track of their things. The news section isn’t all that big a deal. It’s a standard RSS-style blog and website list that has legally relevant news for you to read if you need that. It is nice for those who want to keep up on the latest legal wheeling and dealing that made the news.

The interface is simple and easy to use which will be nice for those who aren’t so tech savvy. Pretty much everything is done in list view for easy scrolling and reference. There are sections like the calendar that have a more interesting layout. There are also other cursory features like a note taking pad where you can use handwriting (via your finger or a stylus), customization features to add your firm’s name (or employee’s name) to each device for a little class, and a built in calculator for expense reports.

You’ll no doubt notice the price tag which looks rather egregious at first. $20USD is quite a bit to be asking for an application. CaseManager developers have pointed out that many case manager apps like this one require a monthly subscription service while CaseManager has one flat rate. When it’s calculated altogether, you’ll end up paying more for the subscription services than you will for this app. In short, this is not for the casual user. This is for the professional.

casemanager review

Case management done right.

PROS
  • One flat rate over a subscription service is a really good idea for this type of application.
  • Plenty of organizational features are available.
  • Extra stuff like handwriting notes, a built in calculator, Dropbox syncing, and a news section are nice touches.
  • Holo-style user interface is easy to learn and use.
  • Some customization features are available for those that need them.
CONS
  • It’s a tad pricey up front even if there is no subscription service. It’s clearly not for casual users.
  • While the interface is well drawn out and easy to use, it is a little boring to look at.
  • It’s a brand new application which means there are bugs people haven’t found yet.

8.0

Overall, this is a very strong offering in the case management app market. It has a lot of peripheral features and even a few customization features to make you feel right at home. The categories help keep everything together and the Dropbox sync is icing on the case. If you’re ready to fork out $20 then click the button to get started.

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Source: CaseManager (Google Play Store);

Morning Kit (Alarm & Panels) – an app to start your day

Posted by wicked September - 17 - 2014 - Wednesday Comments Off
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Morning Kit (Alarm & Panels) is the ideal app you’ll need to start your day. From waking to the alarm, followed by quick info at a glance such as the weather, calendar, photos, news, exchange rates and more. Price: Free, Offers in-app purchases Tested on: Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport Content Rating: Low Maturity AndroidTapp.com Android App Review:… View Article

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Trustlook Antivirus & Mobile Security – guard your Android against malware

Posted by wicked September - 16 - 2014 - Tuesday Comments Off
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Trustlook Antivirus & Mobile Security aims to help protect your Android phone or tablet against malware and viruses. Simply scan and treat potential threats. In addition, it automatically scans newly downloaded apps and privacy settings, back up contacts, call history, and text messages to the cloud plus online browsing filters. We’ll tell you about the security protection of… View Article

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MyStocks – Indie app of the day

Posted by wicked September - 14 - 2014 - Sunday Comments Off

What is MyStocks?

As the name implies, MyStocks is an application that lets you view, keep an eye on, and find news about the stock market. It has a metric ton of information available at your finger tips, a load of features, and it’s all wrapped in a Holo-friendly design that’s easy to navigate. What more could you ask for?

Really, MyStocks has a lot of features. You can select stocks to keep an eye on and get real-time updates on all of them. This includes customizable alerts when stocks hit a certain price, graphs and charts to see how it’s been doing, and even news and analysis. It’s hard to narrow down the most useful features in so short a time because there are simply so many of them. However, we can say that all of the features added up creates something almost like an atmosphere of stock market information.

The interface is classic Holo so it’s easy to navigate and it’s well laid out. It comes with muted colors which are easy on the eyes and that’s really what you want when you’re staring at stock market numbers all the time. It also comes with a lot of peripheral features like Android Wear support, a Dashclock extension, and widgets. You can also make backups and restore if need be if the app starts acting wonky and you need to re-install it.

MyStocks review

This really is a nice stocks app

PROS
  • Whatever information you need, MyStocks pretty much as it.
  • Well designed interface that follows the Android design guidelines.
  • Extras like Android Wear support, Dashclock support, and widget support gives it that ‘all around great’ feeling.
  • One in app purchase for the premium version. No nickle and diming here.
  • Active and engaging developers have done well to answer customer concerns and fix bugs.
CONS
  • The app does have the capacity to act wonky after updates. It happens often enough that there’s an FAQ for it.
  • Limited language support but the developer has stated that they’ll do it if requested.

9.0

Overall, this is an extremely efficient and well put together application. It has pretty much whatever information you may need about your stocks and it is wrapped in an easy-to-use and pleasant interface. It’s free with in app purchases but the in app purchases is simply a graduation to the premium version without ads. Check it out!

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Source: MyStocks (Google Play Store);

Archos Music application available for installation on non-Archos devices

Posted by wicked September - 13 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

Together with a nice discount for the Archos Video application, Archos also made the Archos Music application available for other Android devices too. Earlier this year, the Music app was already ported by tablet-guy from xda and it is quite unclear whether the decision from Archos comes from positive feedback on the Archos applications.

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Archos Music is quite a powerful Music application and offers an uncompromised multimedia experience featuring:

– Ability to play music from any computer/NAS in your local network (SMB and UPnP protocols) or from an external USB storage;

– Music browsing with either folder or library based navigation;

– For each category you can choose between list display or cover-grid display;

– Quick access to Favorite, Recently added and Recently played.

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LeanDroid – Indie app of the day

Posted by wicked September - 13 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off

What is LeanDroid?

LeanDroid is an application that allows you to manually manage your data connections, Bluetooth, and GPS. There are a myriad of benefits to doing this yourself and they include things like better data management (for those on limited data plans) and better battery life. It’s a little complicated but aren’t the best things in life a little complicated?

Okay here’s how it works. Inside of this application is what is essentially a set of instructions on when to turn your various resources on and off. You can alter these instructions to be pretty much whatever you want. If you want your data to turn off a certain amount of time after turning your screen off, you can do that. If you’re downloading something, you can create an exception that prevents your data from shutting off until after the download is finished. That is just one example. There are many others.

Once you get in there, learn the interface, and get everything set up, your phone will begin to automatically turn services off under certain conditions in order to save battery life and your data plan. The instructions are set up in two parts. Step one is the “enable when” part where you enter in the details of when you want these things to be enabled. Step two is the “disbable when” part where you choose the parameters that you want your data disabled.

The interface is a little wonky and old school which will be delightful for those who like old school, text-driven interfaces. Those who are used to more graphical interfaces may balk at the sight of so much text but we assure you it isn’t as bad as it looks. Other than that, the app does what it says it does.

LeanDroid review

Battery life management for experts.

PROS
  • Manually manage when your resources turn on and off to squeeze as much battery life as possible out of each charge.
  • It’s also really good for helping to conserve your data plan.
  • Once you get used to it, it’s not all that difficult to use.
  • Free with in app purchases (which means you can use most of the app without paying for it to see if you like it).
CONS
  • Interface is a little unattractive and complicated.
  • Some people have reported features not working on some devices. The developer is working on it but there are still a few issues to hammer out.

7.5

If you’re really big into squeezing every conceivable second of battery out of your device, this is a great way to do it. You can set it to your habits and style so the device only saves battery when you actually aren’t using it. Half of the features require the premium version but there is enough in the free version to let you try it out and see if you like it.

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Source: LeanDroid (Google Play Store);

Lookhu – impressive new video service to watch TV shows & movies for free

Posted by wicked September - 13 - 2014 - Saturday Comments Off
Lookhu - impressive new video service to watch TV shows & movies for free



Lookhu is a new and exciting online video streaming service offering many on internet based channels for free! Videos are HD quality and you have the choice to view on your smartphone, tablet, online and on internet connected televisions. Watch this video review, signup for their service now because it just may pave the future of internet TV!… View Article

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