Have you ever encounter a situation where a friend or colleague asked you about the apps that you have installed on your Android device? Or where you wanted to share your apps list on a website, say Reddit's weekly app recommendation thread or as a new post on the social networking website that you are a regular on.
While it is certainly possible to jot them down one by one, and maybe even link to their store location or page where they can be downloaded, it is not really something that you may want to do, considering that it may take you quite some time to complete the list.
A far better solution is to use something that automates the process, so that you only have to tap on a button or two and be done with it. That's where List My Apps for Android comes into play.
Here is how it works. When you start the app on your device after installation, you are presented with the list of apps that you have installed on it. This includes only apps that you have installed, and not system apps the phone or tablet shipped with.
Each item is listed with its name, an icon, and a selection box. You can select individual apps here that you want to include on the list, or use your device's menu button to select or deselect all of them at once. If you are unsure about an app, long press on it to display additional information about it, including its version, installation date or data directory on the device.
The default list type is a plain text list, which only lists the apps' name and its reverse domain name in list form. You can however change that to a HTML list, which includes the location on the Internet the app is offered on - usually Google Play - or to a BBCode or MarkDown list which may come useful if you want to post it on a forum or other locations that support these two list types.
You can force the app to link to Google Play regardless of whether the app was downloaded from there or a third party destination.
Once you have made all those selections, you can either copy the list to the device's clipboard, or use the sharing functionality to share it directly using one of the other apps or services installed on the device.
It is for instance possible to share it via email, a social networking site you have installed on your phone, or a service or a file hosting service such as Dropbox.
If you are the go-to person for Android apps in your family, circle of friends or at work, or regularly hang out on sites where Android application lists are shared, then you may find the List My Apps application more than useful as it saves you a lot of time.
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