One of the main reasons why people are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on a smartphone is because of the hundreds of thousands of apps available on Google Play and the iTunes store, especially since many of these apps are free.
If you’re trying to decide whether to buy a new iPhone 5, one of the new androids or even if you just want to make your Apple fan boyfriend or girlfriend jealous with the phone you already have, here are five android widgets that are likely to your iPhone friends go green-eyed.
Even though this Android-exclusive app isn’t available on the Android Market, you can download Swype onto your android phone from their homepage if it didn’t already come installed on your phone.
Swype is a keyboard that allows you to type by swiping with your finger. I admit that Swype is a bit hard to use at first, but once you get the hang of it, this app allows for much faster typing than the regular keyboard.
Google Drive (Free)
If you use the Android OS, chances are, you use some or all of the Google Tools as well. As you may know, Google Drive is the new home of Google Docs and even though Google Drive still isn’t as good as a word processing application as Microsoft Word in my opinion, its primary benefit for me is that documents are stored in the cloud and can be accessed anywhere you have Internet access.
With Google Docs, not only can you access your documents anywhere, but you can also edit those documents and collaborate with others, retaining full control over the documents you create.
After a while, many people get bored of the default settings and look their phones have and then start looking into ways they can personalize them without trading off on functionality. Well, when it comes to launcher apps, LauncherPro is one of the most popular, and for good reason.
Even though LauncherPro is packed with features, and has plenty of animations, it doesn’t take up too much resources and it’s very fast. It also comes with many different home screens, so there is plenty of variety and choice when it comes to customization.
Beautiful Widgets ($3.29)
If you’re bored with the look of your phone’s interface, then you may want to check out Beautiful Widgets. This app allows you to spice up your interface and make it reflect who you are as a person
Unlike with desktops and laptops, widgets are extremely popular on mobile devices. Beautiful Widgets is an app that supplies you with an array of well-designed and appealing widgets, such as clock widgets and weather widgets. You can also customize these widgets, since Beautiful Widgets supports themes and skins.
Advanced Task Killer Pro
Every smartphone user is going to have those days where the apps on their smartphone seem to be taking up all of the resources available. On those days, Advanced Task Killer Pro is definitely a godsend. There is a lite version of this app, as well as the full version which costs $4.99, which is a price that is worthwhile if it keeps your smartphone functional at all times.
As you can probably tell by the name, Advanced Task Killer Pro, or ATK, is an app that kills any other apps that’s running. Often times, people use this app to automatically kill apps automatically, yet the makers of this app suggest to use this app only to manually kill apps.
For some people, a quality exclusive app can mean the different between getting an Android smartphone or an iPhone. There are hundreds of android exclusive apps, but these are just a few of the best ones.