Nexus 4 Best Apps [17Oct - Knock2+, Pie Control & XPrivacy]
Just posting good but maybe not so well known apps that people may find useful for their Nexus... I see many threads with questions/problems people have that can be easily solved with brilliant apps people have created.
Please feel free to add suggestions. Also let me know if you spot any errors and leave your opinions on how the list could be displayed better.
- , - Android benchmarking tools
- - Great keyboard replacement. Trial Version - Text prediction only available for 14 days.
- - Screen turns on when notification is received and displays information about the notification. User can either attend to or leave the notification. Features include screen not lighting up when inside pockets, purses, etc.
- , , - Highly customizable homescreen replacements
- , - Highly customizable calendar widgets.
- , - Wirelessly manage your Android from your favorite browser.
- - Find out which applications are sending spam ads to your phone
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- - Tapatalk style app for Android Central
- - Quick settings panel with a lot of customization.
- - Brilliant app for keeping up to date with the latest tech news.
- - Works just like auto text on Blackberry
- - Make your life easier by automating various tasks on your phone.
- , - Offers essential protection against all the bad stuff that can happen to your phone, like malware & viruses, loss and theft.
- - Measure battery statistics with respect to video, audio playback and internet browsing.
- - Beta version of popular battery widgets and stats app.
- - Use your smartphone to browse, explore and manage files of any Bluetooth ready device.
- - Sync files with your phone and the cloud. Free 50GB storage for Nexus 4 users!
- - Backup and sync Android applications without the need of root access!
- - Shows the change logs for all your apps in one place so you can keep a track on what changes were made in apps latest updates. Can also check for updates and lets you stop apps from updating.
- - All-in-one cleaner app on android for cleaning app cache , unused files, residual files, search history and uninstalling apps.
- - Clipboard Manager
- , - Notepad and memo apps
- - Display the time the CPU spends in each frequency state.
- , - Must have replacement lockscreen clock widget. Also download extensions such as Twitter, Whatsapp etc.
- , , , , , - Popular icon packs to use with homescreen replacement launchers.
- - Ability to change icons and widgets while using the stock launcher.
- - Transfer and share files between your device and computers, as well as the dropbox website.
- - iOS 7 like control center. Open the controller to access switches and buttons to perform various tasks.
- , , - File manager/explorer apps
- - Clean, simple and beautiful weather widgets.
- - All in one interface for quickly viewing your text messages, phone calls, emails, calendar, tasks, facebook, twitter, etc.
- - Highly customizable homescreen widgets
- - Simulates a reboot by closing/restarting all core and user processes and thus frees up memory.
- - Alternative browser, works with flash player plug in.
- - Flash player plug in for Android. Doesn't work with Chrome.
- - View your notifications for any app through a floating icon. Similar to facebook chat heads and halo feature by the PA team. (Trial Version)
- - Floating button will open up your customized selection of switches and shortcuts on top of the current app you are in. Similar to assistive touch from ios.
- - Creates Google Bookmarks that can be used in any browser as well as Chrome.
- , , - Launch any of your apps without having back out of your current app.
- - Useful tool if you need to quickly share your exact location with someone.
- - Official Google Notes/Memo App
- - Utility that shows GPS information read from your phones internal GPS.
- - Easily switch between your different homescreen replacement app. Also allows to change the default homescreen replacement app.
- - Detect a specific color, great tool for Paranoid Android preferences.
- - View, listen, control, record your camera/Nvr/Dvr/Webcam
- - Official Iron Man 3 game.
- - Store all your loyalty/rewards cards in one place.
- - Lock away your private pictures
- - Mobile Office App
- - Get stylish notifications to your lockscreen.
- - Take charge of your notification LED. Also has the ability to turn on screen and flashlight just like iPhone, popups and also vibration settings.
- - Display, read and access all your notifications straight from your lockscreen. Also configurable to light up everytime you receive a notification.
- - Incredible auto brightness app that lets you change the settings for screen brightness in certain light conditions. Can also go below 0 brightness, brilliant for late night reading!
- - Highly customizable widget app to display information in a minimalistic way.
- - All you need to know about the Nexus 4.
- - Used to pair your phone with NFC tags.
- - Beta version of the Now Playing Music Player app. Great comments and feedback. Soon to be released on the playstore.
- - Access the hidden app ops menu screen with this app. Manage individual permissions for each app. Only works on 4.3 and no root needed.
- - Navigate and access shortcuts through a customizable pie control.
- - Saves webpages you want to read later in a nice, clean format. Viewable even without an internet connection.
- , , - Remotely access computers from your android device.
- , - Advanced power control widgets. Options to display in the notification bar pull down, homescreen and also supports 4.2 lockscreen widgets.
- - Use your voice to take pictures as well as other great features.
- - Applies a shade that acts as a dimmer to ensure your eyes don't hurt.
- - Ideal for showing off your brand new Nexus without people ending up in your messages and gallery.
- - Use gesture to reveal your notification bar in full screen apps/games instead of having to leave the app/game to check your notifications.
- - Automatically switches off WiFi completely when in an area of no known WiFi hotspot and switches back on when entering an area where there is a known hotspot.
- - Backup and Restore your phone's text messages. Options to select which conversations to backup and also option for password protection. Has the ability to transfer messages between Android devices and also other platforms.
- - Boost your smartphones battery life
- - Enhance, transform, and share your photos with ease using incredibly advanced features in this high quality photo app.
- - Test your internet speed
- - Easiest and fastest way to share large files between android devices.
- - Stops Google Now from launching every time you accidently swipe up.
- - Access recipes for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- - Remove unwanted content or objects from any photo.
- - Make your own widgets easily in a WYSIWYG (What-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor.
- - Walkie-Talkie App
- - Find out what's draining your battery.
- - a nice little app that allows you to popout any widget and keep it on screen no matter what you're doing.
- - Helps you to find a less crowded channel for your wireless router.
- - Wake up computers from your phone
- - Minimal, classy, extremely customizable and battery friendly "do it yourself" Widgets.
- - Find out which apps are draining your battery!
- , - Camera replacement apps with lots of features. Can program the volume keys to act as shutter button, focus etc.
- - Stores important information for first responders and hospital staff to use in case of an emergency.
- , , - Popular Icon Packs
- - Unread count for virtually any application. Use with Nova Launcher Prime/WidgetLocker and TeslaUnread for global badge notifications. (Guide by Lanhoj)
- - Recommends the best times to go for a pee so you don't miss the best and important scenes in a movie.
- - Measure length, angle, distance, height, direction and sound with your phone. Complete all in one app.
- - Can add numerous switches to the widget to turn on/off settings, great customization and also can be displayed in notification bar pull down.
- - The only and the best fully functional forum app in the Market.
- - Literally allows you to complete any task and actions by the click of a button!
- - Lock screen replacement that puts you in control of the look, feel and layout of your lock screen.
- - Open source ad blocker
- - Logcat reader
- - Control device with multitouch and multitask gestures.
- - Front-end for the popular free Android file hosting site, Goo.im.
- - Safely hibernate the apps that always seem to be running even when you are not using them.
- - Gets rid of any lag you might be experiencing after heavy usage.
- - Single touch or multitouch gesture launcher which include PieControl navigation.
- - Unique battery enhancement tool, comes with 6 power saving modes.
- - Useful tool to try and stop your device being unrooted when installing updates.
- - Fixes delayed notifications
- - Must have app for root users. Manage and install ROMs as well as backing up and restoring from with Android.
- - Combines all the great root apps into one monster app with a beautiful and easy to use interface.
- - Keeps your device nice and clean. Can be used as a file explorer as well.
- - Most powerful backup tool on Android
- - Slide to wake phone, gets rid of need to reach for the power button all the time. Full version comes with more gestures such as slide to lock.
- - Change kernel settings, has option to change RGB for nexus display.
- - Restrict or spoof data that an application can access.
- - Easily create or package mods/themes into a flashable zip.
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Re: Nexus 4 Best Apps
"Battery Widget? Reborn! Pro" - Has Holo themed notification that looks like it's part of the OS, much like Power Toggles does.
"GPS Test" - the defacto app for testing current GPS reception.
"WiFi Analyzer" - the defacto app for checking signal strength of nearby wifi points.
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Re: Nexus 4 Best Apps
Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2Ask me about Solavei.
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Re: Nexus 4 Best Apps
Carbon is great for people that are not rooted, but Titanium Backup is much more robust, which better fits the needs of people that root and flash.
My most used and beloved apps are Googles...Navigation and Places. I use them every where I go.
I also love an app called Shooter that does a great job of calculating ballistics for long range rifle shooting.
Also use Ambling BookPlayer Pro daily for listening to audiobooks.
And I can't forget Strava for tracking my daily runs.Semper Fi
I love my LG Nexus 5!
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Re: Nexus 4 Best Apps [11Feb]
- 02-12-2013, 08:01 PM #25
Re: Nexus 4 Best Apps
If you have notes you absolutely do not want to lose and want to access from different phones or PC's , Evernote or an equivalent is a life saver.
I'll snap a pic of lengthy text I need to remember(Like a paint can for instance) then years later, I can find that paint again if I need more. Things like that.
I save a lot of Linux commands since I can never remember them.
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