This is the start of a new series where we’ll bring you 5 best Android Utility Apps that will help you in easing out the things yo do. There is a plethora of apps in the Google Play Store and to pick the right one is sometimes really a task. So sit back and read on as I give you the 5 Best Android Utility Apps that I use everyday.
1. FX File Explorer
FX File Explorer is my go-to app when it comes to File Manager. It is unique and very well made file manager for Android. The app has a “Plus” add-on available feature which adds network and cloud integration as well as media management features. Since my phone is rooted so I got to try the Root Access[Free Add-on] which as the name suggests gives you root access files and you even can edit these files which by default are not editable.
FX also supports a dual panel view, the two panels are displayed on top of each other. This comes handy when you are doing copy and pasting work. When you run the app first time, you are asked to install free root add-on when you try to open the root directory. This feature does not come out of the box which is a good thing. You don’t want to delete your phone’s system files. Do you? There is a built in Help feature that can be accessed from the homescreen which is basically a collection of HTML pages that explains the app in detail. FX also consists an archiver and image viewer as well. One worth mentioning feature is the task history, you can access it from the Window menu. This window lists all the recent tasks (like deleting and copying files) and has a “Stop all” button so you can break any accidentally started action. I’ve used other file managers as well, but this one is a near perfect file manager which is definitely worth checking out.
2. Titanium Backup
If you are a root user than this app will be in your app drawer for sure. The Titanium Backup can backup just about anything. Apps, app data or even SMS’s and can restore the same to your new phone or new ROM. It does require Root access though. There is tons of control that you can use, backup different kinds of data on different schedules.
Titanium Backup is more than just a backup app. With the ability to remove bloatware apps, move apps to and from SD card, the ability to delete data left over from old apps, it’s really a must have app for any root user. One thing that the developer of this app should know that it has been years since there has been any update/change in the app design. The app can be really complicated for a newbie and the design of the app is also very annoying.
Flynx is a unique mobile browser that you probably haven’t heard of. We often use web browsers to read news, articles and more. While reading these articles, some may have links to other articles that you really want to read. But as soon as you click the new article, you move away from the article you were reading and hence it destroys the continuity. I myself have faced it many times and it’s really annoying.
Well, fret no more because Flynx is here! If you’ve used the Facebook chatheads then you know how easy it is to use. Click on a link and a chathead appears loading the webpage in background. Click on the chathead and you have the article that you wanted to read later. You can also save the article to load in background and not open the chathead by double clicking the link you want to read. And the link will be saved in the Flynx browser and you can read them later even when offline. One of the big features of Flynx is that it will also reduce full web pages down to reader-friendly texts.
Native Clipboard is another app that has made my life easy. If you are one who posts stuff online, you probably have some texts that you keep typing everytime you make a post. Well this ends now, here we have an intelligent clipboard manager that keeps all your copied texts all in one place.
You can open the app by double-tapping on any text field . From there you can insert the relevant text you want, swipe to delete the copied text that you no longer want or long press it to “pin” the text. The good thing about this app is that it’s UI has been made with Material Design and can be customized as well. Native Clipboard is a great app if you need an easier way to handle large amount of copied text. This is my best pick from the 5 Best Android Utility Apps list.
Shareit is one app that you should be in your app drawer for sure, why let me tell you. Gone are the days when you’d have to wait for the whole day just to transfer that great movie via Bluetooth. WiFi Direct is the new game and it’s completely owned by Shareit app. This list of 5 Best Android Utility Apps is nothing if we don’t include Shareit in it.
The file transfers are blazing fast and completely safe when using shareit. You can send videos, music, and photos to friends at rocket speed. There many file formats that are currently supported, some of them are HTML, Excel, Word, PPT, PDF, TXT and many more. The UI is simple and intuitive and it makes it very easy for the users to make the best out of it. All you need to do is highlight all the files you would want to transfer and click the “Send” tab.
So these were the 5 Best Android Utility Apps for 2016. If you think we missed out on something do let us know in the comment section.