Ok, I have been looking for an app like this forever. I had a paid one that started having some errors for me, and took a look in the Android marketplace and found that software data cable has been getting amazing reviews. I knew I had to try it.
When I am on the go, I can never find a cable when I need it. I am super unorganized. Well, this software allows you to access everything on your phone from your computer without even needing a single cable. It works straight through your wifi network.
I usually do things manually, but there is also the option to synchronize files between your computer and your Android based smart phone. I need to mess with this a bit so that I can keep an updated keypass database wherever I am. Dropbox does work, but I would rather have something not cloud based when it comes to all of my private passwords.
If you move files frequently between your phone and your computer then this app is an absolute must have. I have nothing but good things to say about this. Head on over to the app store and take a look!
Todays cool new app is the Google translate for Android application. This is a super handy app if you are traveling in a foreign country, have friends that speak another language, or even if you just want to learn a new language.
I first grabbed it so that I could figure out a few phrases when I was looking for a specific DVD at a Chinese retailer that didn’t speak much English. I actually ended up just putting my phrase in and letting the phone tell him what I was looking for. He seemed to get a kick out of the whole uncomfortable process, lol.
My wife speaks French, and I have been trying to figure out a few phrases to use with each other. I just put in the phrase that I want and it will translate it for me. It speaks it out loud so that you are able to hear exactly how it is suppose to be said. Really cool.
If you need any sort of language program for your cell phone, then make sure to add this one to your arsenal. It comes straight from Google so you KNOW it is a quality product. I know it now has a permanent spot on my top free Android apps list.
Grab it from here – http://www.appbrain.com/app/google-translate/com.google.android.apps.translate
Ok, this one is pretty cool. It may be of limited use to some people, but others are going to love it.
It is called Transparent screen it pretty much does exactly what it says. It allows you to use the rear facing camera of your Android phone as a viewfinder. Then it takes any application that you are using and makes it see through.
This will allow you to walk and text at the same time without running into anything. I usually don’t have that much trouble texting and walking, but my wife loves to run into stuff. I installed this application on her phone while she was sleeping, lol.
Anyway, I have also found this to be a pretty nifty application for the Android phone. If you feel like this may be something use to you, or someone that you love, then you should head on over to the official site and grab this bad boy.
Download todays top free android app here – Transparent Screen
I know this one isn’t actually a Android application nor is it free, but it IS for a great cause. The Humble bundle is a group of independent gaming bundle that has a portion of the money go to charity. These are some awesome games, and this is probably one of the BEST humble bundles that have come out so far.
Included in the bundle:
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Superbrothers: Swords and Sorcery EP
and if you pay over what the average donation is you get the AMAZING
Thrown in for free!
Oh yeah, did I mention you can pay whatever you want? That is how this bundle works. You pay what you want. You can even just pay .01, which is a terrible thing to do as they will LOSE money on the bundle because of processing charges. Right now the average payment is just over $7.00.
Don’t forget, this is for charity, but you also get AMAZING games for one low price! Everyone wins!
Get the Humble Bundle V download HERE and do your part!
For this blog I install and test out a LOT of the top free Android apps that are out there. Once in a while you come across one that has some very intrusive advertising (I try not to tell you guys to download these, but sometimes something doesn’t seem intrusive and later becomes that way, ugg).
I started looking into solutions for this. I came across appbrain ad detector. It is a really awesome application. This one will warn you if you are about to install a application, and it will tell you exactly what kind of advertising and access to your phone that it is going to have. It will give you a exclamation point so you KNOW something is an issue, lol.
I have been using it for a little while now. I even went to install some applications that I knew were intrusive just to make sure that it caught them. So far, it has caught everything that I have thrown at it.
If you install a lot of applications I would say that this is a total must have to add to your collection of free Android apps!
Grab it here Appbrain Ad Detector
Okay, I am not sure how in the heck I ended up missing this amazing piece of software. Unified remote for android pretty much lets you control a ton of aspects of your personal computer. You have to install the unified remote application on your computer, and you also have to install the Android app (as with most everything on top free android apps, it is 100% free for the basic version).
After that, on your phone you pretty much just select your computer from the list, and you are off on your way. So simple.
It is not a vnc application, you do not see your computer on the phone. It works best for using it on your htpc or other media focused computer where you are looking at the screen, but using a dedicated remote or mouse/keyboard may be less than optimal for you.
It works amazing. You can take control of the mouse and watch it move on the screen. If you single tap it works as a left mouse click, and if you tap with two fingers it registers as if it was a right mouse click. There is also a file manager. This works out well for me since I usually download media on my main computer, and then move it to my shared folder when it is done. This way I don’t have to move my lazy butt off the bed to watch whatever I just got. Awesome.
The paid version offers more remote setups. I am mostly using windows media center with the hdhomerun prime, but sometimes I like to log into xbmc to watch some streaming media. Sadly the xbmc remote is part of the paid application. This is one app that I will be happy to pay for though. It is one of the most convenient things ever without having to deal with a full vpn setup. Perfect at what it does!
Head on over to their site and get yourself setup – here: http://www.unifiedremote.com/
Todays top free android app is a whopper. This new application is called crowd call, and for those of you that like to talk to people all over the world, now you can do it absolutely free, and the call quality has been great so far!
The only person that gets “charged” is the one initiating the call, but they only get hit with a local call, so if they have unlimited minutes, then they pretty much are doing this whole transaction for free!
My wifes family lives outside of the country, and this has been pretty awesome. We also use magic jack, but this was a way we could talk to them right through our cell phones. So far we have saved quite a few bucks in the process.
If you have worldwide friends and family that you need to talk to, or if you like to keep in touch with multiple people, this Android application is most definitely worth a download!
Grab todays top free android apps application here – http://www.socialdial.com
I’m not sure if these brain age games actually do anything to keep your brain going, but it makes sense that it may. Studies have shown that playing chess, doing crossword puzzles, and activities like that seem to keep older peoples brains going a bit longer.
Either way, I know that my wife truly loves playing these games. For the longest time I had to fight over my Nintendo ds just to get a chance to play some advance wars because she was so involved.
Luckily for me, now this game is available as a free android application, so she can play all that she wants on her own cell phone, lol.
If you, or a loved one, are a fan of the brain age series of games on the Wii and the DS, then make sure to pick this one up for your android phone. It can’t hurt, and you just may have some great fun in the process!
Head on over here – http://www.appbrain.com/app/brain-age-hd/com.spatzsays.braingame and grab today’s top free android apps pic of the day. Another game, yay!
My wife and I like to play words with friends together, but lately we have been looking for some other things to play. Yeah, we are usually sitting in the same room, and it is kind of sad that we are too lazy to just break out an actual game board to play, lol. Oh well. That’s the digital revolution, huh?
Well, we found chess buddies when we were looking for a turn based game that we could play throughout the day. The graphics on this one are fairly simple, which keeps things easy for everyone. I had one that was overly developed and it was hard to tell which pieces were which on the board.
You can also find new people to play with with the in game username system. If your friends don’t have the application yet you can also easily email them a link right from within the game. I am still waiting on a few people that I’d like to play with. I need a longer buddy list! lol. I think it said that you can have up to 50 games going at once.
If you want to check out todays top free android app called chess buddies, then head on over to this link and grab it. As always, it is 100% free! – http://www.appbrain.com/app/chess-buddies/com.brainflint.chessbuddies
I have had this one sent to my inbox at least half a dozen times this past week. All you fans of that crazy cat tom are going to love this application.
They put together a standalone application so that you can send postcards to loved ones for valentines day.
Kind of cheesy, yeah, I know. It is simpler than using some of those ecard sites that are floating around. Those things are absolutely filled with ads trying to trick you into purchasing things that you don’t need.
You don’t have to worry about that with this application. It makes sending out quick love notes quick and simple. Best of all, like everything else on top free android apps, it is 100% free to you!
If this is something that you feel like using this year, then it is available here: http://www.appbrain.com/app/toms-love-letters/com.outfit7.tomslovelettersfree
Have a great Valentines day folks from your friends at top free android apps! Stay safe out there.