Five... friendly, free Android apps
Simple utilities you shouldn't be without
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
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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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.
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Apologies to Jim Coleman
I had him pegged as a disciple of Jobs, hence my iTunes reference. But looking at some of his previous posts it is apparent that Jim is a WP7 user.
Correction, Jim is *the* WP7 user.
what are you critising?
that try paraphrasing your posible problems
"Phew! That sounds like a lot of faff...."
>and you work in IT???...faff is sometimes half the fun...maybe you work in marketing(shilsRUS maybe)
"apps to manage your apps?"
>or...apps that give you more option, to run the apps how YOU like it.
Should users really have to worry about caches and cpu utilization and all that? Wasn't this the whole problem with Windows Mobile?
>No, unless they want to of course and working in IT..I WANT to.
Shouldn't Android "just work"?
>Yep, it does.
Looking at these app suggestions just makes me want to never go within 10' of an Android phone.
Because.....? as you seem to not have been very clear WHY, maybe its the technical side you see on a technical site is overwelming your marketing brain?
Seriously. This is supposed to be a modern, consumer-oriented OS?
....that also has added flexibitiy.
i'll let the droidtards point out why (or if) these app dont exist on other platforms.
@ Jim Coleman again
"Come on, be realistic. The need was there, the apps were created."
Do you need any of the 400,000 fart apps currently on offer in iTunes?
Or do you just make do with listening to the sound of your own voice instead?
errr.. you don't
just as you don't need any of the suggested apps of the week. I don't ave any of those,and won't be installing any of them. Some people will. It's called choice, something some phones don't offer.
@ the AC Fanboy
The truth is that you DON'T need any of these Apps, but Android is open enough to allow you to install them if you want to.
Take your head out of your iArse.