Category: My Favorite Android Apps

This is by far the best one on the market  Play Store.

Profile Scheduler

The only profile manager you need. Simply set and forget.

Profile Scheduler lets you change volume, wireless and other phone settings quickly and easily.

Simply set and forget!

Activate profile by just a click, by scheduler, by rules : Location(GPS or Network [Cell, Wifi, Cell-Id]), Calendar, Headset, Car Dock, Power, Battery Level, Wifi or Bluetooth, or a countdown timer! You can even set the priority for the rules.

Lots of features, flexible and most importantly it’s very simple to configure and use.

 

Original Post – Linky

MightyText launches in earnest, enables browserbased texting through your Android phone number

Nah, it’s not exactly iMessage (or BBM) for Android — in some ways, it’s better, but it lags behind in others. MightyText has launched in earnest today, graduating from its Chrome-only beta state and opening up a world of new messaging possibilities for those with Android handsets. In order to gain access, users need only install the free app linked below on an Android 2.2+ smartphone, and then install a plug-in at the company’s website into your browser of choice. Once synced, you’ll be able to view, send and reply to messages through your Android phone number, with no additional charges added at any point. The only niggle is that this is still SMS; unlike iMessage, which utilizes data, you won’t be able to use this as a loophole to send messages whilst using Gogo on a plane, or using a WiFi hotspot in an international destination. The SMS still gets routed through your phone, so you’ll still need a texting plan (or a pay-per-text plan) and a solid cellular signal to make the magic happen. For those still interested, the links below are beckoning.

source MightyText

Turn your phone into a free WiFi or Bluetooth hotspot without paying tethering charges or Hotspot charges. Uses your normal data. Works on most devices, see the link below. I’m able to tether to both a laptop and iPad with ~3Mbps download speeds on 3G.
This can be a substantial monthly savings, depending on your carrier. For example, AT&T charges at least $20/month and both Verizon and Sprint charge between $20-30/month depending on your phone (3G or 4G). This doesn’t include tax and other fees.

At least $240/year savings!!! Better get this app before it is pulled from the market (Google Play).


FoxFi – New on Google Play (new name for Android Market).

https://play.google.com/store/app…=com.foxfi

Per their info
“Enables WiFi or Bluetooth Hotspot on your Android phone without a Hotspot plan from your carrier. No rooting required! Just install and turn it on. Bluetooth mode works for all phones. WiFi mode currently works on most Samsung phones and Motorola phones, LG Optimus/Vortex/Ally, ZTE N762, HuaWei Comet. WiFi mode does NOT work on any HTC phones or the first Motorola Droid/Triumph, use Bluetooth mode instead.

You can connect from any tablets or computers. Access Point is infrastructure mode with WPA2 security. FoxFi usage is covered under the same phone data plan you have.”

This may be better placed in Freebies, but it is such a great deal, I put it here. Enjoy!

Found via SD

Smart Shortcuts – Free App

Rhythm Software makes a few applications I like and use but this one is by far the best one I’ve encountered for smart shortcuts.

It will group all you applications automatically into category’s (not all but most) and you can move apps around between categories.
Then drop a widget of the category on your pane.

Price – Free

Keep your home screen tidy, make everything easy to access!

This application is the organizer which can keep your home screen tidy, and make everything easy to access

Features:
*Organize applications, bookmarks, contacts and files using tags
*Create shortcuts on home screen for easily access
*Support import & export
*50+ commercial icons for shortcuts
*Support normal and high resolutions

smartshort
Link to Market – Linky

This is by far my favorite shortcut app for android.
It groups the icons nicely with a very simple and easy configuration screen and works flawlessly!

Price – FREE

Link to Market – Linkey

From the Developer

Keep your home screen tidy, make everything easy to access!

This application is the organizer which can keep your home screen tidy, and make everything easy to access

Features:
*Organize applications, bookmarks, contacts and files using tags
*Create shortcuts on home screen for easily access
*Support import & export
*50+ commercial icons for shortcuts
*Support normal and high resolutions

USE WIDGET INSTEAD OF SHORTCUT IF ICON AND LABEL LOST AFTER REBOOT

Permissions are needed for reading bookmarks and contacts, also backup and restore.