ZEDGE – Tons of free wallpapers, ringtones, notifications, icons and more…

October 20, 2017

Zedge is a smartphone app available for Android, iPhone and Windows that gives you the ability to download and manage tons of free wallpapers, ringtones, notifications, icons and more… Zedge also has a site (see source link below) available where you can preview (and download) wallpapers and ringtones from your computer.

Zedge is one of the biggest and best mobile centric social networking communities in the world. We specialize in phone personalization and offer several unique and creative services through this website. We do currently have over 27 million registered members from all over the world. The Zedge brand and services are owned by Zedge Inc.


SOURCE: Zedge

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A Very Simple To Use App To Take Screenshots On Your Android Phone

August 31, 2017

Taking a screenshot on an Android phone is typically possible by holding down the power button and the volume down button at the same time. This is tricky to do; and saving or sharing the screenshot requires too many hoops to jump through.

A solution that I found is a small app called “Selection – Screenshot & Crop”. Once the app is launched and enabled, you simply go to the notification area of the phone (at the top) to initiate the capture sequence. Once initiated, a grid will appear on the screen that will allow you to crop your selection; then, you can subsequently share the screenshot through other apps (such as your email). I have tried many screenshot apps and this one is the simplest I have found to use and is now a keeper on my phone.


SOURCE: Google Play – Selection – Screenshot & Crop (to install on your Android Smartphone, open the Google Play app on your phone and search for “Selection – Screenshot & Crop”)


FREE Lightweight Android App Alternative For Both Facebook and Facebook Messenger

August 27, 2017

I have heard from folks, especially on the lower spec phones, where the full install of Facebook and Facebook Messenger cause their phones to slow down (due to background memory usage) and that the space on their phones is eaten up (due to the large install size and subsequent caching of data). The full install of the Facebook app consumes approximately 80 MB plus; and, the full install of Messenger consumes 54 MB plus; thus, after using both apps and factoring in the caching of data, you are getting into hundreds of megabytes of data being consumed (and that is not factoring in the background memory being used).

After doing some research for an alternative option, due to my phone being a low spec phone and hearing the complaints from people, I opted to give an Android app called “Swift for Facebook Lite” a try (see source link below). The full install is approximately 30 MB for both Facebook and Messenger with data caching rising to approximately 100 MB. I messed around with some of the other options out there but was not impressed due to the advertisements that kept popping up. With “Swift for Facebook Lite”, I am not seeing that, YET!.

Anyhow, from my testing so far, this is working for me with no degradation in the performance of my phone and does everything I need it to do (when it comes to reading/responding to my timeline, receiving notifications and using messenger). This may lack some of the bells and whistles from the full install of the true Facebook and Messenger apps; but, you may want to give this a try, especially if you have a low spec phone that is not rich in memory or disk space.

Free, lightweight alternative for both Facebook and Facebook messenger which allows you to chat, call, video call with your Facebook friends, send emoticon, videos, images, gift, browse newsfeed, comments, etc… and protect your privacy.

Save your battery and memory
– Only 6MB and 30MB roughly after installing compared to hundred of MB by official Facebook and Messenger
– Background connection to Facebook server is optimized to save battery
– Using no more than 20MB RAM to save your battery
– Simplify Facebook layout to save your battery

Protect you privacy
– Login and chat instantly using Facebook account with public profile (we don’t need this but it’s default by Facebook)
– Requires only handful of permissions to let you send and receive images downloaded from Facebook
– Please take a look at our privacy policy at the end of this page for more information

Very smart and easy to use
– Both Facebook and Messenger in a small app
– Push notifications to make sure that you never miss a message
– Compatible with older Android version
– Send images, download videos from Facebook
– Video call and voice call with Facebook friends (for Android 5 and later)


SOURCE: Google Play – Swift for Facebook Lite (to install on your Android Smartphone, open the Google Play app on your phone and search for “Swift for Facebook Lite”)


The World’s No. 1 Mobile Document Scanning And Sharing App (for Android).

August 26, 2017

The world’s No. 1 mobile document scanning and sharing app is how “CamScanner” is described on Google Play. CamScanner is an app that has been exclusively developed to scan documents, pictures, etc. using your smartphone.  How good is it?  Well, I use it a lot and don’t even use the scanner that is with my computer anymore when it comes to scanning anything. The reason for that is that CamScanner is much faster than the scanner attached to your computer, is portable (because it is on my smartphone) and after I scan a document or picture, it automatically aligns the result and is saved to my phone (as a PDF file or image file). I can also upload the scanned result to my Google Drive.

I typically do not purchase apps or software and look for the free stuff; however, CamScanner is the exception. I highly recommend this app.

CamScanner helps you scan, store, sync and collaborate on various contents across smartphones, tablets and computers.

Features:

Mobile Scanner  – Use your phone camera to scan receipts, notes, invoices, whiteboard discussions, business cards, certificates, etc.

Optimize Scan Quality – Smart cropping and auto enhancing make the texts and graphics look clear and sharp

Quick Search – By entering any keyword, you’ll see a list of docs with the word in their titles, notes or images (Registrants only)

Extract Texts from Image – OCR (optical character recognition) extracts texts inside single page for further editing or .txt sharing. (Licensed only)

Share PDF/JPEG Files – Easily share docs in PDF or JPEG format with others via social media, email attachment or sending the doc link

Print & Fax – Instantly print out docs in CamScanner with nearby printer; directly fax docs to over 30 countries right from the app

Collaboration – Invite friends or colleagues to view and comment on your scans in a group. (Registrants only)

Advanced Editing – Making annotations or adding customized watermark on docs are made available for you

Secure Important Docs – Set passcode for viewing important docs; meanwhile, when sending doc link, you can set password to protect it

Sync across Platforms – Sign up to sync documents on the go. Just sign in to any smartphone, tablet or computer (visit www.camscanner.com) you own and you can view, edit and share any document. (Registrants only)


SOURCE: Google Play – CamScanner


Check Out PCMag’s 100 Best Android Apps of 2017

August 24, 2017

If you have an Android Smartphone or Tablet, you may be interested in checking out PCMag’s 100 Best Android Apps of 2017, in 14 different categories.

100 Best Android Apps


SOURCE: PCMag – The 100 Best Android Apps of 2017


Fast Finder – Android App To Search For and Find Files, Apps, Contacts, Songs and Videos In Milliseconds

August 5, 2017

I want to share a small Android App with you, that I came across, called Fast Finder. Once installed on your Android Device (smartphone or tablet) you simply invoke a search by tapping on the Fast Finder icon. A search dialog box will quickly appear where you can type in whatever it is you are looking for (i.e. files, apps, contacts, songs and videos). I am finding, as I use it more and more, that it is extremely useful in finding (and launching) apps and when searching for contacts. Super, Super fast! Definitely a keeper on my phone…

   Fast Finder- screenshot


SOURCE: Google Play – Fast Finder


Has anyone tried the Nox App Player (Android Emulator for Windows / Mac)?

July 26, 2017

I discovered Nox App Player on FreewareFiles and it has me interested; however, if anyone out there has installed this, I would be interested in knowing what their experience was. The Nox App Player is a 277MB install and serves as an Android Emulator. What that means is, if you install Nox App Player you can install and run Android apps on your Windows based computer through the emulator.

Although there are several programs providing an Android environment on PC, it is difficult to get a complete Android experience using the traditional emulators. However, Nox App Player provides an interface that looks like an actual Android device in all ways. The intuitive emulator is based on Android 4.4.2 and compatible with both AMD and x86 systems.

Screenshot for: Nox App Player 5.0.0.0

SOURCE: FreewareFiles – Nox App Player