Third-party software picks
From Projects by Davis Mosenkovs
Here are listed some third-party software for Android, used/recommended by author of this site.
- ClockSync - great NTP client for Android (with automatic synchronization on rooted phones). Allows to keep clock accurate - a set and forget (about clock drifting) solution.
- AdAway - application for blocking ads in websites and other applications.
- Spirit FM Unlocked - hardware FM radio (allows to listen built in FM radio on supported phones even on ROMs without FM radio app).
- BetterBatteryStats - utility that displays detailed information about battery usage (see application's website for instructions).
- Titanium Backup (Pro key) - great application and application data backup utility for rooted phones.
- SMS Backup & Restore - utility for backing up (and restoring) SMSes in XML format.
- Phone Profiles Plus - phone profiles tool with automation features, able to change many different settings.
- eMMC Brickbug Check - checks for possibility of "spontaneous bricking" on several Samsung devices.
- phh's SuperUser (XDA Thread with su binaries) - Superuser application, maintained in EU.
- Greenify (Pro key) - battery saving tool that "hibernates" selected applications when they are not in foreground.
- DiskUsage - tool that displays space usage by folders.
- Birthdays - notifier for contact birthdays (and other contact events).
- Prefixer - tool that allows to conditionally modify numbers being called. Can be used to automatically prefix local numbers with country code while roaming.
- CSipSimple - an easy to use and stable SIP client (softphone) for Android.
- COL Reminder (Pro key) - great reminder software.
- ColorNote Notepad Notes To Do - a great notes/notepad app for Android.
- Keepass2Android Password Safe (Offline version) - unofficial KeePass port for Android, acts as keyboard for secure password output to applications, non-offline version has cloud integration.
- KeePassDroid - another (older) unofficial KeePass port for Android.
- RealCalc (RealCalc Plus) - scientific calculator.
- All That Recorder - sound recording app.
- TapeMachine - sound recording app (for older versions of Android).
- GotYa! - security tool that makes pictures via front camera (and automatically sends them via e-mail) when wrong screen unlock combination is entered.
- Call Recorder (Trial version) by skvalex - a call recording application capable of recording calls "from the line" (instead of recording both parties from microphone) using it's kernel, CAF and ALSA methods. Before downloading/using this application ensure that call recording is legal in your country!
- MAPS.ME – Offline Map & Routing - free offline maps application. Excellent for travels.
- Private Tunnel VPN - official Private Tunnel privacy and security VPN service client for Android. Can be used to encrypt data while using public WiFi networks.
- AFV File Verifier for Android - tool for calculating/verifying SHA-1, MD5 and other hashes of files.
- App Quarantine (Pro version) - tool for quick and convenient disabling of applications (e.g. social network clients) to prevent them from being unnecessary started by other applications.
- Dropsync (Pro key) - utility to automatically synchronize folders with Dropbox at regular intervals (provides experience similar to Dropbox on computers).
- Smart Keyboard PRO - keyboard application.
- SendLog - utility for easy sending of logcat and top output. Supports sending via any application that can send files (e-mail, Dropbox, Skype etc.).
- Jump Desktop - Remote Desktop and VNC client.
- Beats, Advanced Rhythm Game - a "dance platform" (In The Groove style) game for Android.
- AirDroid - web interface for Android phone - allows to manage phone, transfer files, write SMSes etc. from computer via WiFi.
- Solid Explorer (key) - file manager.
- ES File Explorer - free file manager.
- SpeedView Pro - GPS speedometer and track logger.
- Ambling BookPlayer Pro - audiobook player.
- E Numbers Calc - application with food additive (E) numbers, names and descriptions.
- EmulG - another food additives reference application.
- Alarm Clock Xtreme - alarm clock application.
- tTorrent Pro - BitTorrent client for Android.
- PlayerPro - great music player.
- ScanBizCards Lite - business card wallet application (can be used without OCR simply to store business card pictures along with manual descriptions).
Windows software for Android users
- TotalAndDroid - Total Commander filesystem plugin that allows to connect to Android devices via USB debugging.
- MiniTool Partition Wizard - full featured tool for partition management (e.g. repartitioning microSD cards).
- fat32format (GUI version) - simple tool for formatting drives (partitions) larger than 32 GB (e.g. 64 GB microSDXC cards) to FAT32.