android apps

Bluetooth Finder Helps You Find That Lost Device

Android: Fitness trackers are awesome until you lose them. Bluetooth Finder helps you find lost Bluetooth devices if they are nearby. The app works with peripherals that don’t keep a constant connection to your phone or tablet — which means it isn’t great at finding headphones and other devices that usually stay paired.


Run Android Apps On Your Chromebook (And Windows, Linux Or Mac)

No one likes to be told what to do, so why should your Chromebook follow the rules? Well, it’ll have to abide but whatever physics dictates, but when it comes to running Android apps, there is a way to convince it (and other operating systems) to play ball, if you’re willing to do a little legwork. Well, fingerwork.


Diagnose And Fix Common Errors With Google Play

Ah, the old mysterious error code! You would think it’d be easy for OS, web and software developers to put more helpful information in their error messages, but the truth is it’s not always clear what’s specifically causing an issue. Google Play is no exception, with its fair share of cryptic missive for unsuccessful operations. Fortunately, you can usually fix these problems yourself after being pointed in the right direction.


It's Time To Say Goodbye To Springpad

With all the apps out there to help organise your day, it’s inevitable that some will stay around longer than others. One such tool is Springpad, which managed a good six years. Sadly, come 25 June, it’ll be all over for the online note-taking and info-sharing service.


Test Your Grasp On English With Google 'Spell Up'

English is one of the toughest second languages to spell proficiently. With its cavalcade of exceptions, silent letters and phonetically identical words, it can even trip up native speakers. Google is attempting to make the process a little easier via Spell Up; a free web app that turns English lessons into a game.


Wonder Timer Comes With Presets, Widget And Good Design

Android: Whether you need to set a timer for your eggs or a reminder to call your boss in an hour, Wonder Timer makes it easier than ever. It packages good design with easy functionality to become one of the top Android timer apps.


Multitasking For Android Adds Handy Tools In Customisable Windows

The simply named “Multitasking” app doesn’t quite replicate the typical desktop experience, but it does get you one step closer by providing commonly-used tools, such as a calculator and file explorer, in windowed form, so they can be dragged around, stacked or positioned side-by-side.


IQTELL Puts GTD, Notes And Email In A Single Productivity App

Android/iOS/Web: It’s advisable to separate your email from your to-do list and some productivity hackers are all for keeping separate apps for each purpose, like lists, notes, tasks and more. But if you want that “one app to rule them all” for productivity, IQTELL does a great job.


Muzei Rotates Android Wallpaper

Android: Remember 500 Firepaper, the app that rotated the best images from 500px as your Android wallpaper? Well, you can ditch that and install Muzei instead. This new app by the maker of DashClock rotates wallpapers between many more sources.


Fairshare: Gamify Your Chores And Give Your House Its Own Social Feed

The traditional way for housemates to stay in-sync regarding bills, chores and social activities is a notepad, pen and centrally-positioned, fridge-shaped object. If you’re looking for a more technological method, then the upcoming Fairshare app, developed locally in Melbourne, might be exactly what you need.