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.

blueborne scanner

BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner by Armis is a free application for Android devices that checks whether the device is vulnerable to BlueBorne. BlueBorne is an attack vector that attacks devices via Bluetooth. Any device with Bluetooth may be vulnerable to attacks that are carried out over the air. The researchers state that the attack affects mobile, […]


windy

Windy is a specialized weather application for Android that combines basic weather forecasting with highly detailed weather information. Designed specifically for anyone who needs wind or waves weather information, it may be used to keep track of storms and severe weather conditions on top of all the basic weather data such as temperature or precipitation. […]


orfox settings

Orfox is a web browser for Android that is based on the same source code as the Tor Browser but with some privacy modifications added to it. Basically, if you want to run Tor on Android, Orfox is probably your best bet when it comes to that as it is an official product by the […]


guides by loneley planet

Guides by Lonely Planet is a free application for Google Android that provides you with free city guides curated by Lonely Planet. It takes at least some preparation to visit a different city in your own country or another country. This ranges from figuring out how to get there and where to stay, but also […]


kaspersky secure connection

Kaspersky Secure Connection: VPN service is a new application by Russian security company Kaspersky for the Android mobile operating system. The application is available as a free and premium version. The free version of the application is good for 200 Megabytes of daily traffic, the premium version removes the restriction, can be used on up […]


elsa speak

ELSA Speak: Reduce your accent is a free application for Android (and iOS) that assists you in improving your English pronunciation. ELSA, which stands for English Language Speech Assistant coaches non-native speakers in improving their (American) English. The app is free to try but limited. The first two lessons of each training group are free, […]


my device android

My Device is a free application for Google's Android operating system that displays all there is to know about an Android device in its interface. Knowing which features your Android device supports and which it does not, can be quite important. The lack of features may explain why you cannot use applications that require certain […]


py for android

Py is a free application for Google Android devices that teaches you programming and IT skills in an interactive environment. When you want to learn how to code, you have plenty of options to get started. You can buy a recommended book that teaches you the programming language, access free online courses, or sign up […]


Quantum is a free application for Google's Android operating system that teaches you the basics of quantum mechanics. Quantum mechanics deals with the so-called microworld and the objects -- atoms or particles for instance -- that it contains. If you like to know more about it, for instance because you are interested in physics or […]


guide to linux

Guide to Linux is a free application for Google Android that comes with tutorials, information on commands and shell scripts, and a Terminal emulator. If you want to get to know Linux, you have plenty of options to go about it. You can create a Live CD/USB environment, boot your computer from it, and start […]


changes android

Changes is a free application for Android devices that makes it easier to keep track of application updates and changelogs. Google Play is the default store for Android applications. It is installed on may devices by default, and will also update applications automatically when updates become available. This happens over Wi-Fi only by default, but […]


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 […]


neutrinote

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 […]