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APP Lock Android App, Secure Private & Personal Info

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 in Tools, Top Rated Apps | 12 comments

The APP Lock Android app is a simple solution for protecting some (or all) of your applications with a number passcode or lockscreen style pattern.

  • Version: 1.21
  • Size: 600KB (no apps2SD)
  • Category: Tools
  • Price: Free

When you launch APP Lock for the first time, you’ll be asked to choose a passcode or pattern that will be required to open APP Lock and any secured applications. As many of you already know, it’s best practice to use a completely unique password that would be difficult for someone to guess. Also, avoid using the same passcode or lockscreen pattern as you’ve set for the phone itself.

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CloudMagic Android App: Fast, Personal Search Engine

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 in Tools, Top Rated Apps | 2 comments

The CloudMagic Android app (and browser extension) lets you search across personal data services using a single query, minimizing the time it takes to find what you’re looking for.

  • Version: 1.1.3
  • Size: 1.16MB (apps2SD enabled, removes widget)
  • Category: Tools
  • Price: Free
Currently, the CloudMagic Android app only supports the following services:
  • Gmail
  • Google Apps Email
  • Google Docs
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Contacts
  • Twitter

CloudMagic works by indexing upfront the data (e.g. email, documents, contacts) found in the services listed above.  Each individual search you place with CloudMagic combs through all of the data simultaneously and returns results separated by the type of data. For more targeted searches, make use of descriptive qualifiers like “from:” “to:” “filename:” and “tweet:”. Search results are updated instantaneously as you enter more detailed text in the search field. The search algorithm is even sophisticated enough to handle partial searches, which if you’re forgetful like me are an extremely common occurrence.

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AirDroid Android App, Manage & Control Your Device Over-the-Air

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 in Tools, Top Rated Apps | 4 comments

The AirDroid Android app allows you to fully manage and control your Android device from a web browser, over-the-air.

  • Version: 1.0.2 beta
  • Size: 2.61MB (no apps2SD)
  • Category: Tools
  • Price: Free

AirDroid is an incredibly powerful, free tool for managing your Android device from a computer (and is much more sophisticated than apps/services you might have come across). To get started, make sure you’re connected to WiFi and click Start. Next, AirDroid will instruct you to visit a specific web address (related to your IP so you can bookmark it) from the computer you’d like to manage your Android device from and enter the password provided. Then, behold the spectacular browser interface which is the portal to your Android device.

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Elixir 2 Android App, Complete System Information

Posted on Sep 1, 2011 in Tools, Top Rated Apps | comment

The Elixir 2 Android app is a “system information application with highly configurable widgets.”

  • Version: 2.0.1
  • Size: 2.49MB (apps2SD enabled)
  • Category: Tools
  • Price: Free

Elixir 2 displays comprehensive device details about your Android device including items like the battery, internal/external storage, cpu, telephony, WiFi, bluetooth, location, display, environment variables, and java system properties, among others. Also included in the “Information” titled section is software details like Android version, SDK version, bootloader, OS kernel and ROM, etc.

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App Locker II: Fake Crash, Protect Your Android Apps

Posted on Aug 14, 2011 in Tools, Top Rated Apps | comment

App Locker II: Fake Crash is an Android app designed to protect your private applications with a fake force close popup notification.

  • Version: 2.6.3
  • Size: 135KB
  • Category: Tools
  • Price: Free (full version $2.49)

If you’re worried about other people accessing the information contained within certain Android apps, App Locker II: Fake Crash is the perfect protection. This app doesn’t use passwords or any other obvious methods for locking apps, however it protects in a very unassuming way.

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