Impressive iOS Calendar App Sunrise Comes To Android

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Most calendar apps on Android have two major issues: they’re plain ugly, and they are not so user-friendly. Sure Google Calendar is a straightforward solution, but when it comes to third-party alternatives nothing beats the enormous options on iOS. One such fantastic calendar app Sunrise Calendar for Apple devices has now made its way to Android. And it looks exquisite, to say the least. As much as I thoroughly enjoyed using it on my friend’s iPhone, I’m loving it on my humble Android daily driver. The app boasts a truckload of handy features, including agenda, week and month view modes, Google Maps previews for directions, weather information, and Facebook integration to never miss important events and birthdays again. It's available now for all Android devices running 4.0 or higher, but sadly there's no tablet version at the moment. Read More

Google Camera v2.2 Update Brings Timer, Panorama Modes, And Aspect Ratio

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Google Camera has received yet another update. The last major update brought us the amazing blur effect and this latest update brings us three new features, making the app more powerful. The timer has returned with this latest update allowing users to delay picture taking by 3 or 10 seconds. Aspect ratios have been introduced and a separate ratio can be set for both the front and the back camera. The major update though is the introduction of two new panorama modes that let you take a circular fish-eye like photo and a wide angle mode. Read More

Search Now Lets Your Search Your Device Or The Internet From Anywhere [Android]

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Have you ever wanted to search for something on your Android without leaving your current application? Then fret not, as Digital Life International has developed Search Now, a beautiful and extremely user friendly app that should make life a lot simpler for Android users who want to quickly search the web and their device. It enables you to search from anywhere on your smartphone and tablet without having to launch a separate application by placing a persistent floating search icon on top of your screen. You can tap on it and begin looking for your query right away on the internet, contacts, apps, bookmarks, media files, calendar and system settings. Read More

Tweet Balloon Lets You View Timelines As An Overlay On Your Homescreen

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Twitter apps in the Google Play Store are plenty, some are truly amazing and others not so much. If you aren't using the official Twitter app, you have a huge selection of unofficial ones to choose from. Tweet Balloon is a Twitter app available in the Google Play Store. Like any Twitter app, it lets you read your tweets, view your mentions, direct messages, pretty much standard stuff. What sets it apart is the little balloon widget that comes with it. The balloon widget works a lot like Facebook chat heads and that's exactly what the balloon resembles (except that it's a balloon). This balloon is why you would want the app; it snaps to the edge of your screen and when you tap it, it brings up your timeline as an overlay on your phone's home screen. You can snap the balloon back to a side of your screen to dismiss it. Read More

Translate Quickly Upto 45 Languages With Inapp Translator [Android]

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Translation apps are a dime a dozen, and prove useful when travelling and quite essential in certain situations when you need to quickly and accurately translate something, making them an indispensable accessory on smartphones and tablets. Fortunately, the Google Play Store has way too many translator apps for all and sundry, ranging from Google’s own Google Translator to the recently covered Floating Translator, and many others. For years, I’ve used Google Translate as my main app to get a grip on other languages I don’t natively speak. But Google Translator can be pretty taxing to access whenever you need to translate something fast. If you want your translation companion with you all the time, then Inapp Translator is a new kid on the block that aims to help. The app puts a floating button on the screen tapping on which lets you easily translate text. Read More

Monitor Which Appications You Use Most Frequently [Android]

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Every new smartphone owner ends up in frustration when their device doesn’t last a whole day on a single charge, or when they face various memory issues owning to a ton of background apps and running services. Android is no exception. The open source mobile operating system is designed with multitasking in mind. But this multitasking comes at the cost of memory lag when a boatload of apps are left running in the background. Frequency: App Usage Tracking (or Frequency for short), is an Android application that lets you monitor app usage, and in turn remove those that you don’t often use, allowing you to uninstall them right away from the app itself. Read More

Translate Text And Find Word Definitions On The Fly With Floating Translator

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In my teen years, I was so keen to study Japanese culture owning to my love with Manga and videogames, and often spent a lot of time looking for online resources like translators and dictionaries to even learn the language. Thankfully, I now have many mobile apps at my disposal to easily translate one language to the other. I’ve tried plenty of popular translation apps in the Google Play Store, and my favorite one so far is Google Translator, which carries a ton of features like support for a wide array of languages, and ability to translate text, speech, handwriting etc. Floating Translator is another one such tool that lets you convert text on the fly by being accessible over all other apps you might be using, including full screen apps. It also carries a built-in dictionary so you can easily search for meanings of words you not know of in and out without leaving your current activity. Read More

Control Music Playback Over Any App With Floating Music Widget [Android]

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We’ve already given you an awesome breakdown on the best music player applications for Android available at the Play Store, making it easy for you to choose which one is best for you. But the problem commonly faced by users is that how to control the music playback when the music app isn’t active. To give you one example, if you want to skip a song, lets say, you do need to either open the main application and then tap on the next button, or use the standard lock screen widget for the purpose. Or you may even place a widget that lets you do the same on your home screen. Floating Music Widget, however, serves you the purpose of providing playback controls over any existing app. A single swipe enables you to bring it in and out and play, pause or skip songs with ease. Read More

New Features In Chrome 35 For Desktop & Android

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Chrome 35 for desktop and Android is out. The changes and new features introduced for the desktop version are disappointing for end users but developers are going to welcome it. Chrome 35 supports more touch input, some new JavaScript features, and new extensions and APIs. Chrome 35 for Android has a lot more to offer end users; for select devices it now supports multiple windows. For all other devices, the new version supports full screen video playback with HTML controls and subtitles, and a new 'Undo closed tab' that is pretty self explanatory. Read More

Remo MORE Is A Brilliant Desktop & Mobile Optimization Tool For Noobs

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Computers not only cost several hundred dollars now a days, but they are also fairly costly to repair. While you can have most hardware problems repaired, it's better to just take care of your tech better and back-up data regularly. The problem is that most people don’t know where to begin, for instance, when should they back up data, how to clean junk files, or how to optimize its memory and other components. Remo MORE is a great tool created for the less tech savvy among us, letting them manage and troubleshoot common computer problems in a single click. Could it get any better than that? Read More

Stream Music From Dropbox, Google Drive, And Box With CloudAmpz

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If you listen to music on your Android device, chances are you’re perfectly happy with the stock music app that ships with it, which lets you browse and play songs stored locally on your phone. You can also create personalized playlists, or simply shuffle your whole collection to casually enjoy whatever plays next. So what more could you possibly want? While there are no shortage of music players waiting for you in the Google Play store, only a handful of them might offer you a way to play music stored on your cloud storage. CloudAmpz is a new such app that not only playback music stored on the internal storage of your device, but also let you stream tracks from Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.net. Read More

Addappt Arrives On Android; Sync Contact Information With Friends

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Most of us take it for granted that our address book is synced right along with our email account. And while this works well for retrieving the same information on multiple devices, often times we encounter situations when one of our friends or coworkers changes or updates their  information. Perhaps they are using a different email now, or may be they got a new number? Android users can now automatically exchange up to date contact information with people in their contacts list with the latest Addappt app available for free in the Google Play Store. First released on iOS about a year ago, Addappt is a simple app that privately syncs your contacts with your friends, in turning allow both of you have the same contact info about each other.

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Tomi File Manager Lets You Manage Files And Batch Uninstall Apps [Android]

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One of the key features Android holds over its competitors is the ability to have complete flexibility and control over your files and folders rather than having to sync data between PC and mobile or accessing it using some other complicated methods. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to file managers on the Google Play Store and we have covered several of them here on Addictivetips, from the highly powerful Solid Explorer to the dual-pane enabled Total Commander, just to name a few. However, a new app called Tomi File Manager has recently become my new favorite, kudos to its simple interface. The app gives quick access to music, pictures, videos, documents and apps, and lets you remove multiple applications in one go. Read More

Klout App Arrives On Android For Tracking Your Social Media Influence

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Popular social media tracking service Klout has finally released its official Android app in the Google Play Store. The free application, which landed on iOS long ago, shows your Klout influence online with major social networks. You’re also awarded a Klout score determined by a variety of factors including the type of content you share, retweets, followers etc., which help increase your influence in particular topics or area. When posting links, you can schedule them based on when your audience is most active, and the app also provides content recommendations tailored to your social media audience only. Read More

4 Apps That Give You A Comprehensive Photo-Editing Suite On Your Android

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Enthusiasts will unanimously concur that there is more to photography than pointing and capturing. There is composition, framing, lighting, post-processing, etc. to take in to account. Characteristics that define photography as a subject are mostly platform independent, you can take all of what you know about photography and apply it through any means, be it a professional DSLR, a pinhole camera or, the most commonly used smartphone camera. We have already discussed apps like Google Camera. Now, following is a list of apps that can help you take better pictures with your android camera phone. Read More

Foursquare Launches Swarm App For iOS And Android

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Earlier this month, Foursquare announced that it would no longer be about just customers and businesses anymore as their new app aptly labeled Swarm for iOS and Android will bring new features and functionality into the mix, letting you and your friends easily share common places you visit, discover events, find new places to check in as well as find if you’re both in the same neighborhood. The app is now available on the Google Play and iTunes App Store, and just like Foursquare, it’s free to use on both platforms. The app shares various similarities with Foursquare itself, for instance you can check in to places just as you already do, but the app also uses passive location information in order to show you whether your friends are nearby even when they haven't checked in. Read More

Food Builder Gives You Nutrition Information Based On Your Ingredients

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The great thing about any type of packaged food is that you can flip it around and check the nutrition information. The same doesn't hold true for when you cook yourself, or even when you're dining out. Food Builder is a neat, ad-free, Android app that gives you nutritional information for what you're about to eat. Now this isn't some magic app that lets you take a picture of your food and analyzes the photo to give you a list of the ingredients that went into making it and then gives you the nutrition information. You have to enter the ingredients yourself, manually, elbow-grease style. It comes with many pre-added ingredients that you can just select from the relevant category so that definitely speeds things up. Each food you add is a 'plate' and at the end, you get general nutrition information for it. Read More

The BreakFree App Helps You Get Over Your Smartphone Addiction [Android]

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Getting over your smartphone addiction can be overwhelming. From the day we become the proud owners of this modern-day gadget, it becomes an integral part of our life and it feels taxing to simply stay away from it (wait, let me text my friend). Besides sending emails, texting people or making phone calls, a smartphone can entertain you in a variety of ways and you often find yourself looking at the blank screen even without any reason. Inevitably, there's now an app called BreakFree for Android that aims to reduce this addiction by giving you constant feedback on exactly how much and how often you’re hooked to your device. It tracks things like how many times you unlocked the screen, your overall phone usage and which apps grab most of your attention. Read More

Install CyanogenMod 11 On Nexus 5

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CyanogenMod 11 was released a few days ago and since then, anyone looking to try it out was on stand-by until it became available for their respective device. The M6 build for Nexus 5 became available not too long ago and I was looking for a good excuse to root my Nexus. Here's a step by step breakdown of the process which is ridiculously  simple, and will have you downloading files for the most part. Read More

Bright Weather Is Another Gorgeous Weather App & Widget For Android

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Do you need an umbrella today? Well, the weather looks just fine and sunny, but then again, you never know. There’s no arguing the fact that the Google Play Store has a ton of weather apps. Some put a higher importance on accuracy, while others are designed with gorgeous looks in mind. But if you need an app that’s both beautiful and feature-laden, then LevelUp Studio’s new Bright Weather may make you fall in love with its minimalistic design and comprehensive set of information that it throws at you. It may not be the best in the business, but it does do all the things you’d expect from an app of this kind; beautiful home screen widgets, ability to share weather, fascinating UI and whatnot. Read More