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Android App of the Week Each too simple to warrant a full App of the Week write-up, these five dinky free programs caught my eye over during the past 12 months and have since taken up permanent residence on my Desire HD.

App Cache Cleaner

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Does exactly what the title suggests and takes a broom to all the guff stored by your apps in their caches. After six months of not bothering to do this, I discovered that I was losing just shy of 300MB of space to cache files, which came as a shock. ACC’s killer feature is an auto-clear setting that can be programmed to run at anything from every hour to every three days.

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App Cache Cleaner android app iconReg Rating 95%
Size 490KB
App2SD Yes
Android Market Download

NetCounter

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A blindingly simple little app that at a glance shows you how much wireless data you have used so far today, this week and this month as well as in the last seven full days. Numbers are shown for both your cellular and Wi-Fi connections and there are no ads, no alerts, no option to restrict data when a limit is hit or any other intrusive nonsense. It’s just a data counter, simple as that.

NetCounter android app screenshot
NetCounter android app iconReg Rating 85%
Size 1.5MB
App2SD No
Android Market Download

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