Android Police often post listings of FREE Android Apps and other apps that are on sale… Always worth dropping by their site to take a look. I have gotten some leads on good apps from their site.
I am a “news junkie” and “NewsON‘ is right down my alley. With “NewsON” you get FREE instant access to live or on-demand broadcasts from over 275 local station partners in over 165 markets. This app will work to find local news stations, typically affiliates to the big networks.
NewsON is made to run on Roku, Android and Apple…
Android Auto has many great benefits including free in-vehicle navigation. Here’s how to quickly get started using this great app.
Google is cracking down on apps on the Google Play Store with the most obnoxious ads. The company today announced it had removed ‘nearly 600’ apps from the Play Store – banning them from monetizing ads too – for their disruptive advertisements.
Windows is very far from a perfect operating system, but it’s hard to complain about the built-in Defender antivirus. It generally doesn’t disrupt the user experience, works well, and has largely eliminated the need for third-party antivirus programs on Windows PCs. Now Microsoft wants to bring Defender to… Android?
This Android App has been in the works for quite a while… It is a unified Android app that bundles the Microsoft Office products into one app, instead of having to download each app separately.
Word, Excel, and PowerPoint combined in one app:
- The most widely used tools for working with documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, all from a single app.
- Create, edit, and work together on Office documents with others in real-time.
- Use templates to easily get started with your resume, budget, presentations, and other documents.
- Easily store, access, and search for Word, Excel, PowerPoint files stored in your personal cloud storage, on your device, or across your organization (if using a work account).
If your vehicle has Android Auto, you can now use the system to quickly view your local weather. Users started noticing the new feature over the last week, reporting that they show up as two small icons in the platform’s status bar. Don’t expect to get a full weather forecast, but it’s not like you’re missing much — you could easily view a more detailed outlook from your phone when you’re not driving a vehicle.
If you own a Chromebook that supports running Android Apps you may want to give Solid Explorer File Manager a try. The file manager baked into the ChromeOS has improved, but lacks features. Solid Explorer File Manager is one of those apps that I actually purchased because it worked like it was actually made for my Chromebook, in not only appearance, but in performance. On the Chromebook this file manager runs in “dual pane” view. I especially like that I can access the other computers in my home (for file transfers) and it has more robust cloud access options (can access Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex).
Below you will find a description of the features. Solid Explorer gives you a 14 day trial period to give it a spin. I highly recommend it for Chromebooks (with Android support), smartphones and tablets.
– Material Design!
– Two independent panels serving as file browsers
– Rich customization options: icons sets, color schemes, themes
– Drag and Drop inside and between panels
– FTP, SFTP, WebDav, SMB/CIFS clients
– Ability to read and extract ZIP, 7ZIP, RAR and TAR archives, even encrypted
– Ability to create password protected ZIP and 7ZIP archives
– Cloud file manager: Dropbox, Box, OneDrive, Google Drive, Sugarsync, Copy, Mediafire, Owncloud, Yandex
– Root access makes Solid Explorer a fully functional root explorer
– Extensibility: more features in separate plugins available in Google Play
– Indexed search finds your files in a couple of seconds
– Detailed file information with storage usage statistics
– Batch rename: change names of multiple files at once using regular expressions and variables
– Useful tools: hiding unwanted folders, FTP Server (plugin), bookmarks, Chromecast support, media browser
Fractions Calculator is the Android app I go to when I need to figure out measurements where fractions are involved. For example, I needed to quickly figure out half of 15 7/8 and within seconds, this app got me the the answer. If you are into carpentry or any profession for that matter where fractions are used, you may want to take a look at this one.
Visit the “Android Police” (see source link below) to learn about 3 new experimental apps by Google (Envelope, Activity Bubbles, and Screen Stopwatch) that could help you cut down on your phone usage.
One of the things that Google users have been requesting is to have the new-ish Google Tasks integrated with all the other Google productivity apps to make it a seamless process. Well we did get that with Gmail previously and now it looks like Google Calendar is the next one to follow. They have actually been working on the task integration for some time now but a recent teardown has spotted the feature and can actually be manually triggered if you know how.
Paycheck Calculator is a free Android app also, available for iPhone to calculate your after tax income.
Some Google Maps users are being greeted by a new interface when they open the application. Gone are the now-familiar three bottom tabs with the side menu. Instead, the app has completely removed the menu and switched to five tabs, while lots of options migrated to the account picker pop-up. The benefit of this UI is faster access to your contributions as well as your saved places and lists.
The best Android apps of the year include a social media giant, a video editor, and a gaming streaming service.
Source: Best Android apps of 2019 – CNET
An app that I installed on my phone that has been invaluable to me when blogging is an app called “Clipboard Manager“. Clipboard Manager is a simple and powerful application to manage your clipboard, keep history, fast access to your notes in history, etc. If you install and use this app and find it is not showing up in the notifications; go into your phone’s settings and under the battery settings app management, allow the app to run in the background. This is a nice app if you are constantly copying/pasting text-based material…
While Google Calendar is probably one of the favorite productivity apps of a lot of users, the mobile version is not as robust as its desktop counterpart. One of the things missing was the ability to move events from one calendar to the other. It looks like Google is finally adding that minor but important feature as a server-side switch is giving selected users the ability to do that.
You may be like me and carry one of those wallet magnifier cards to use in those instances where you need to magnify small text; but, did you know you can use your smartphone to do the same thing. There are numerous “magnifier” apps on the Google Play Store that will turn your phone into a magnifier card; but, most are polluted with ads. After doing a lot of searching, I settled with the Android app called weZoom. On the get-go, it is FREE and I mean ad free; AND, for an ad free app “weZoom” has many of the features of the paid apps. You can “pinch to zoom in and out”‘; tap the screen to clear up what you are seeing; pause what you are seeing; capture what you are seeing; illuminate what you are seeing; and, even share (via other apps) what you are seeing.
weZoom, best app out there to serve as that wallet magnifier card…
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November 14, 2019
Today’s Android Apps:
Microsoft’s mobile version of their web browser (Microsoft Edge); A FREE and highly customized live wallpaper (Digital Clock LED Classic); AND, Stream and organize your podcasts with our free app (Stitcher Podcast Player)…
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November 11, 2019
Today’s Android Apps:
A functional and simple compass application (Compass Galaxy) without unnecessary permissions; Carl’s got to go home. His mother has been murdered (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas); AND, get live radar updates and check the local weather (Weather Maps and News – The Weather Channel) conditions on precise maps on the go.
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November 10, 2019
Today’s Android Apps:
FREE access to 160+ channels (XUMO) with a huge and diverse selection of free movies and TV; be more productive with this (Zoho Notebook) beautifully simple note-taking app; AND, a new podcast player (Google Podcasts) for Android users, where they can discover and listen to the world’s podcasts…
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November 9, 2019
Today’s Android Apps:
A Facebook alternative (Swipe for Facebook) – lightweight, highly customizable, and battery friendly, with a strict “no tracking” policy to ensure your privacy is secured; Watch 100+ live TV channels (Pluto TV) and 1000’s of movies and TV shows on-demand, all streaming free; An art drawing game (Paint by Number) to color modern artworks with coloring by numbers…
IMDb TV is now available in the IMDb mobile app! Check out some of the new movies and series for October. All of these titles and more are FREE for you to watch on IMDb. Entertainment, on the house! Can download from the Apple App Store and the Android Google Play Store.
IMDb Movies & TV Shows
I have a motto here at “What’s On My PC”… The motto is, when it comes to the world of computing, “Trust Nothing, Verify Everything”…
This article at “The Next Web” is an eye opener. I strongly urge when downloading apps from the online stores that you closely look at what the app wants to access on your device,, the reviews, if ad-supported, where developed, etc… In other words, do a bit of research.
Google desperately needs to curb the spread of Android malware. In September alone, researchers uncovered a total of 172 infected apps on the Play Store. The worst part? These apps had racked up over 335 million installs by the time they were detected by security experts.
On both Google’s Play Store and Apple’s iOS App Store, there is no shortage of photo editing apps to choose from. While we have specific guides for the best photo apps for both Android and iOS, we’ve compiled the best photo editing tools available on both platforms. Regardless of your choice of platform, the apps below will work for you.
Many of you may have played “8 Ball Pool” at Miniclips.com. Well, the same full-featured pool game is available for your Android Phone. Was looking over this app and what is amazing is that this app has been reviewed over 16 million times and is carrying a 4.5-star rating at the time of my posting.
Source: Google Play – 8 Ball Pool
Welcome to Friday, everyone. The week is almost over, so that means it’s time to once again check out the current sales on the Google Play Store.
With BlueStacks installed on your Windows OS based computer, you can install and run Android apps on the Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) platform. If you visit their site you will see that the platform provides a great way to play your Android-based games, that you play on your phone, on your computer. You can also install other Android apps, as well. — Rick @ What’s On My PC
BlueStacks lets you play Android apps fast and full-screen on your PC. Push your favorite apps from your Android phone to your PC using BlueStacks Cloud Connect. Run 10 pre-loaded apps “out of the box.” Install up to 26 more of your favorite apps.
Well, it’s time for another round of app sales. Today’s is mercifully smaller than Monday’s, but still check it out; you might like something here.
I usually find something when the Android Police posts these listings of free and on-sale apps. This week, from the list I grabbed “Snipback – Lifehacker smart voice recorder PRO HD”.
I always check out the free apps at Android Police. This week I grabbed a Unit Measure app (for free) that was posted.
What I usually do, even if I don’t really want the app and only have a slight interest, I will install it and then uninstall it. At that point, it becomes part of my Google Play app library. I can always then can go back to my library and install it, when I need it.
If you’re looking for the most trendy word search game, Word Search Puzzle is the game for you! You will enjoy a fun challenge as you identify the hidden words and then swipe up, down, left, right or diagonally to mark them. It’s a fun way to hone your vocabulary, spelling and puzzle skills. The game has 3 difficulty levels from easy to hard, you can choose them freely. Need more challenges? Try the Blitz mode and Marathon mode and enjoy time pressure.
In my opinion, after testing many scanner apps, CamScanner is top dog. As a matter of fact, I liked the free version so much I purchased the app. At home, I do not own a printer/scanner combo as most people do. I use CamScanner on my phone as my scanner and have found I have used it more than when I did have a computer connected scanner. It is fast, will auto align, auto brighten, and gives multiple options to save the document to the cloud (such as Google Drive, Box, Gmail, etc…). I suggest giving it try… CamScanner is available for Android and iPhone.
WiFiman is a free Android app that analyzes all the available WiFi networks nearby and compares their single strength. It provides detailed information about the WiFi networks including hardware OEM, version, channel width, speed, security, and more.
Check out the 24 temporarily free and 43 on-sale Android Apps at the Android Police.
Welcome, all, to the final app sales roundup of the week. Today’s list doesn’t star too much extraordinary – though, if you’re into the… by Jordan Palmer in Applications, Deals, Games, News
Check these temporary freebies at the Android Police…
We’re nearing the end of April already, if you can believe it. And since it’s Monday, I have a new list of app sales for you all, which includes some… by Jordan Palmer in Applications, Deals, Games, News
If you’re looking for a password manager for your Android, below are five of the best. Source link to get more on these apps is reflected below. On this list, here at “What’s On My PC”, I use LastPass (on all of my computers and devices).
- Keeper Password Manager
Typically, with few exceptions, when you purchase an Android smartphone (or tablet), there are apps on the phone that are pre-installed and cannot be uninstalled (or removed) if you do not need them. Since you cannot uninstall (or remove) these apps, I suggest that you disable them to prevent them from running in the background. To do this (each phone is slightly different), go into the main system settings of the phone and look for the app list or menu. In that menu locate the app you want to disable and look for the option to disable it.
For example, below is an image of the where I disabled the “Gallery” app on my phone. This will save me space on the phone and will save on background memory.
I don’t know how I ever did without this calculator. How many times have you ever had to add fractions together? If, like me, not that often; but, when I do have to perform fraction calculations I find it a challenge. This calculator app, called Fractions Calculator, eliminates this problem; plus, it has taught me about fractions.
Best and free offline fraction calculator ✌, supporting also decimals, percentages, and parentheses that shows a detailed solution for all calculations. 😊 At school 🏫 or home 🏠 need to solve simple or complex math fraction problems, convert fractions into decimals, or decimals into fractions? – this fraction calculator will do it ✅ and will show how it was done 😺 Perfect for students, parents, teachers, and woodworkers to solve or verify fraction everyday problems. Features of this fraction calculator free app ➕ ➖ ❌ ➗ 🍉 Supports combining decimal and fractional numbers. Automatically reduces fraction result to its simplest form. 🍇 Converts fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions. Calculated result is displayed using fractions. Equivalent value in decimals is also available. 🍌 Shows a detailed solution, step by step for all fraction problems and calculations. 🍎 History of previous calculations is available. 🍒 Besides basic math operations such as add, subtract, multiply and divide; fraction calculator allows calculating percentages for fractions. 🍅 Triple keypad available 🍍 Works with big numbers. No limits 😋 We have made this fraction calculator a
Android Police bringing to us, 34 temporarily FREE and 32 on-sale Android apps… Definitely check this out.
Be sure to check out these apps (112 temporarily FREE and 37 on-sale…
Welcome to another week. I hope that you’re not too hungover from St. Patrick’s Day, but if you are, I wish you a speedy recovery on this Monday morning…. by Jordan Palmer in Applications, Deals, Games, News
This list was compiled by Drippler (see source link below) and reflects a wide assortment of FREE apps for your Android devices (smartphones and tablets).
There are apps for everything, and many of them are completely free, meaning you’re just a few downloads away from supercharging your smartphone at no extra cost.
Admittedly, the huge quantity of apps doesn’t mean they’re all quality – far from it in fact, and finding the good ones can be tough.