Tag Archives | Apps

We define apps as programs that you can install on a variety of mobile devices. While you also find apps mentioned in different contexts, for instance offered for Chrome in Google’s web store, they are mostly designed for mobile devices in our opinion. The main focus of this section here on Ghacks are apps for mobile devices such as Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS operating system. We did cover apps before these systems became popular, apps for Apple’s iPod for instacen were reviewed here on Ghacks quite frequently.

Today we are mostly reviewing apps for Android and Windows as those are the operating systems that we use personally. Our app reviews are very similar to our software reviews here, we mostly review free applications and give you an in depth look at what the application offers, as well as the good and the bad.

google motion stills

Motion Stills, an experimental short video creation application by Google, has been released by the company for the Android platform. Google launched Motion Stills in June 2016 for iOS, and has now brought the application to Android as well. Google lists the application as experimental and hints that it may integrate the functionality into company […]

whatsapp send any file

The most recent WhatsApp update for Android and iOS enables the sending of any file type to other users of the messaging service. File attachments were limited to a selection of files up until now. This meant that you could not send any file type not supported officially to other users of WhatsApp. This was […]

caffeine android prevent sleep

Caffeine is a free application for Android devices that prevents sleep, lock or screen dimming automatically or manually. Power saving modes are essential on mobile devices as these modes will preserve battery when active. That's handy on the one hand, but not so handy in other situations. Take chat applications like WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger […]


The Android application neutriNote is a powerful note taking application that supports math (LaTeX), rich markdown, and drawings among other things. Many Android devices come with basic note taking functionality, and a new application needs to offer something that these default applications don't offer to stand a chance. The free application neutriNote does that, but […]

dropsync android

Dropbox's Android client is limited when it comes to the automatic synchronization of files between Dropbox and the Android device. It did support automatic photo syncing up until now, but a recent change required that you either connect a computer to Dropbox as well, or upgrade to Dropbox Pro to retain the functionality. While you […]

soccer scores

Soccer Scores - FotMob is one of the most popular and highly rated football applications for Android devices. The free application provides you with options to follow your favorite teams and leagues, get news, fixtures, live text commentary, live scores, match stats and more. Note: The app displays advertisement by default but you can make […]

storage analyzer disk usage

Storage Analyzer & Disk Usage is a free application for Android that reveals the files and directories that take up most of the space on the device. If your Android device runs out of storage space regularly, you may have an idea why that is happening. Maybe you like to shoot a lot of photos […]


Notibox is a free application for the Android operating system that backs up notifications you receive for you among other things. Notifications inform you about application or system events, say a new message on WhatsApp, a missed phone call or that a system update is available for installation. You can tap on notifications to open […]


Picklor: Camera Color Picker is a free application for Android devices that you can make use of to identify any color using the device's built-in camera. If you are a designer, interested in colors or have issues identifying colors correctly at times, you may like the idea of identifying colors that you come across using […]

hooks android

Hooks is a free application for Android devices that you configure to receive custom alerts and notifications for things you are interested in. The application offers more than 100 different channels that include sports, music, TV, movie, gaming, weather, event, news or tech information. Setup is easy and straightforward. A tap on the add alert […]


juggling around between multiple open applications is often not very comfortable on smartphones. Say a link is posted on your wall on Facebook. A click opens it in the default viewer application for links, you read the article and then go back to Facebook to continue whatever you were doing so. Flynx promises to have […]

kaspersky qr scanner

So-called QR Codes are very similar to shortened urls. The core similarity is that you don't see where the link takes you when you activate it. QR Codes are used in many different locations and situations. On advertisement so that you can look up additional information about an offer, in shops, public transport, magazines and […]

microsoft outlook android

Microsoft released its Outlook Preview application for Android devices to the Google Play Store. It is not the first Outlook app by Microsoft for Android, there is OWA for Android for instance which is also available as a pre-release) but it is the first that brings core desktop Outlook functionality to Android. For starters, it […]