Saturday, February 05, 2011

Android Apps of the Week for February 1-5, 2011

Image representing Android as depicted in Crun...Image via CrunchBaseBeen one of those weeks. Depositions, court hearings, you name it. So this morning you can catch up on Android Apps of the week.

1. Where's my Droid : Where's My Droid can help you locate your phone whether you lost it in the couch cushions, left it at a coffee shop, or it's going on a ride across town to call some Nigerian princes. Where's My Droid (WMD) is a dual-function locator for your Android phone. If you've only misplaced your phone in your immediate surroundings you can send a text message to your phone (or use your cellular provider's email to SMS address) and WMD will increase the volume of your ringer to 100% and then ring for half a minute, one minute, or five minutes to help you locate it by ear.

2.SMS Backup: Automatically backs up SMS messages to your Gmail account. You need to have IMAP enabled in your Gmail preferences, which must be done through a computer

3.Bar Code Scanner: Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.

4.Dolphin Browser: Just found out about this one this week.  The HD Browser has tabbed windows that you can swipe, add-ons, themes, and the option to download YouTube videos.A quick swipe to the left or right will bring up all open windows, and also has four action buttons, New Window, Close all, Add-ons, and Cancel. Aesthetically, it’s nice to see the menu you slide out from whichever direction you swiped, but it only adds minimal functionality. You can access your windows by scrolling up to the tabs on the top of the browser, but the thumbnail view it gives you is nice. It may show some overlapping functionality, but it’s nice that you can get to your windows, close them all if you want, or access your add-ons all from a single swipe gesture.

That's it for this week. If you want me to check out an android app, email me at galawyerblog(at)yahoo.comEnhanced by Zemanta