Category Archives: Android Apps Reviews

MemFree App for Android Review

When you have multiple apps installed in your Android device, with most of them having some kind of push notifications running and are using background data quite often, memory management can become a tricky issue. MemFree app for Android helps you do just that – free device memory by killing off the biggest memory hogs. As the name suggests, you can get MemFree for free from Google Play Store.

MemFree App Features

For most users, who are not technical, cranking up their device CPU’s min and max frequency as required is not a practical option. The best thing they could do is to get their hands on a great task manager. MemFree app for Android is basically a task killer. However, to what extent task killing works is itself a contentious topic. Some apps, even if killed, will pop up again in no time, thus rendering the ‘task killing’ a futile exercise. It will likely only results in battery drain if you try to keep killing the apps that will pop up again once you exit the task killer. There are no such troubles if you have root access. But for non-rooters, a task killer is still an immediate solution at hand when the memory runs low.

MemFree App for Android

MemFree Android app is one of the simplest task killers out there. It lists all the applications that are currently running, and how much memory those apps consume collectively. Further, it gives you the option to kill apps individually or every app in one-go. The user interface is easy to use for most parts. MemFree is designed to work with devices running on Android OS versions 1.5 or higher.

Final Thoughts

MemFree app for Android is a simple, yet effective task killer. If your device is not rooted (or does not have root access) and you got only limited resources onboard, this one could come handy. The app is easy to use; finding the apps to kill is pretty straightforward. Alternatively, there is also an option to kill off all the apps in one-go. However, you can’t do much against the system apps that restart straightaway. Verdict: For non-rooters, MemFree for Android turns out to be quite a useful app. Try it out.

Stellarium Mobile Sky Map App for Android Review

Stellarium Mobile Sky Map app for Android is a full featured portable planetarium for your Android device. There is no need to travel to far into the country or pay for admission to view the stars and the night sky. Instead, you can see it all in your phone screen. You can get Stellarium Mobile Android app for $2.58 from Google Play.

Stellarium Mobile App Features

Stellarium Mobile app for Android paints a realistic night sky map in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The app got a catalog of over 600,000 stars displayed as a real time zoomable sky map. It also comes with a catalog of many nebulae and galaxies, with pictures for some of them. The eclipse simulation let you watch an eclipse by directly looking at it. In fact, the app let you watch anything that happens in the outer space. And in the process, you’ll rediscover the child in you again.

Stellarium Mobile Sky Map App for Android

When you first fire up the app, it’ll try to find your current location. For accurate results, it is advisable that you key in your longitude/latitude from Google Maps. Stellarium Mobile app portrays a realistic looking Milky Way, alongside a realistic landscape and atmosphere with sunrise, sunset and light pollution simulation. 3D rendering of the major solar system planets and their satellites is simply amazing. It will be a great educational experience to students and grownups who want to learn more about our solar system and beyond. Further, simply point your phone upwards and the sensor control will help you identify what you see in the sky in just a few seconds. So, if you can’t make out Mars or Jupiter in the night sky, the app will help you do that.

On the flipside, Android Stellarium Mobile is not a simple application. It got a rather steep learning curve which asks for lots of patience on the user’s part. There are tons of settings and options to tweak your viewing experience in the way you want it to be. The app is compatible with Android OS 2.2 and up.

Conclusion

In Stellarium Mobile appfor Android, you got a mini planetarium on the move. It provides a realistic 3D view of the solar system, Milky Way, nebulae, galaxies and beyond. The pan/zoom features are really cool. However, it might take some time before you get used to its features. Verdict: An app that is worth the money spent.

Text Edit App for Android Review

Those who don’t want complex text editing apps may try Text Edit app for Android. It is a simple text editing application, but comes with more features than you might expect from a similar app. You can get Text Edit Android app for free from Google Play Store.

Text Edit App Features

Text Edit app for Android could be your ideal backup text editor application. For example, you can’t use Evernote to edit some code, or write a message that need to be sent as attachment via email. You can do those in Text Edit within couple of minutes.

If to mention the coolest feature of Text Edit Android app, it must be the integrated file manager. It is somewhat annoying to open an external browser to browse the exact file path of the file you wish to edit. With Text Edit, you can simply click options and click open and the file managers takes over. You can browse the files you wish to edit right from the app. You also got lots of customization options. You can change/vary the font size, color, font type and even the background color of text editor itself to suit your taste. You can also open email attachments in Text Edit. The search button comes handy.

Text Edit App for Android

There aren’t any downsides for Android Text Edit app as such. If there is one that is worth noting, then it has to be the fact that the development of Text Edit has been stopped. Developers say it is a finished product, and it doesn’t get any more updates. As of now, the app works just fine. But later on, when there’ll be other superior apps in the Play Store, yours might appear a bit outdated.
The user interface is well laid out and easy to use. The application is compatible with Android OS 2.1 and up.

Final Thoughts

Text Edit app for Android is your basic text editing app. It might not be as sophisticated as your Evernote. But it has got its own strengths and utilities that none could deny. The app is easy to use for most parts. Its integrated file manager makes it easy to browse files from within the app. Customization options come handy. Text Edit is also one of the few ‘finished’ products without future updates you could find in Google Play Store. Verdict: One of the best simple, ad-free text editing apps you might find in Android.

Andy App for Android Review

Siri was revolutionary, when Apple introduced it in iPhone 4. Now Android also got a Siri-like personal assistant called Andy app, which turns out to be quite useful for the users. In developers own words, it is an intelligent personal assistant, knowledge navigator and voice control software designed for Android devices. You can get Andy Android app for $2.99 from Google Play Store.

Andy App Features

Andy app for Android is a voice controlled access to encyclopedic information on a vast array of topics. You can ask anything and most likely, it’ll reply in earnest with all the info that you’ve asked for. Andy got a huge database relating to topics such as culture and the arts, biographies and persons, geography and places, society and social sciences, history and events, natural and physical sciences, technology and applied science, religion and belief systems, health, mathematics and logic, philosophy and more.

Andy App for Android

You can also query Andy for the latest weather info in your town, get answers to algebra questions, conversions, or simply ask any question just like you would do a search online. To ask a question, simply tap the microphone button on the application home screen. Alternatively, you may give your device a little shake (you got to enable the Shake Recording option) or simply type in your question manually to get the answer. If you say it to Andy, it’ll quickly recognize your voice/speech, and search the Internet for the best answer, and read it back to you in a clear voice. The answer will also be displayed on your phone screen.

Android Andy app is designed to work with Bluetooth headsets. You can also use Andy for Android to send text messages, set alarms, initiate phone calls, give you directions and do distance measurements, translate English to about 65 languages, spell words, search photos, check flight status, and time range measurements. Andy is compatible with Android OS versions 2.2 and up.

Conclusion

Andy app for Android works much like Siri, but on Android platform. It provides quite a robust performance overall. The app is pretty easy to use, and has a quite user friendly interface. The fact that Andy is designed to work with Bluetooth headsets (A2DP only) is a plus. Verdict: A handy artificial intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator to have in your Android device. For the features it brings to the table, the app is worth the money spent.

Fast for Facebook App for Android Review

Let’s accept the fact that the original Facebook app for Android is below par. But now here is an Android client – Fast for Facebook app – to manage your Facebook account. The app is lightweight, quick, and gives a great user experience, even on a less powerful device. You can get Fast for Facebook for free.

Fast for Facebook App Features

Most Android users will agree to the fact that the stock Facebook app is a bit slow to respond and not as nimble as one likes it to be, especially if the handset in question is not a powerful top end one. Fast for Facebook app for Android is a simple yet nimble footed Facebook app. It is intuitive and got a similar look to it that is reminiscent of the original Facebook app. You don’t feel that you’re using a different app altogether. Fast for Facebook is amazingly fast, got tons of features, and has a very low memory footprint. On the other hand, the color theme is not so quite impressive; it is white and bland even though you got an option to customize the colors. But it looks more polished with its default white theme. The user interface is easy to use for most parts.

Fast for Facebook App for Android

Feature wise, using Android Fast for Facebook app, you can send and share contents, read notifications, read and send private messages, chat, view albums and download photos, access to groups and pages etc. You can download and install optional push notifications add-on from Google Play Store if you wish. Overall, we’re quite impressed with Fast for Facebook for Android. For people who have low powered phones, or even moderately powered phones for that matter, might find this app more than handy. No wonder, after trying out you also want to use Fast for Facebook as the main Facebook app. Fast for Facebook is compatible with Android OS versions 2.1 and up.

Conclusion

Fast for Facebook app for Android is a viable alternative to the stock Facebook app in Android. It is lightning quick, has a low memory footprint, and intuitive enough to provide a decent user experience. It also got tons of features that you don’t miss the stock Facebook app. The color theme however is quite monotonous. The best part is that it works fine with low end smartphones with less processing power. Verdict: 3.5/5.