15 Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t (4)
We have written about great Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone cannot thrice now in the past.
In the first edition of this series, we wrote about 1. Cover, 2. Swype, 3. Profile Scheduler, and 4 Android Stocks Tape Widget Then, in the second edition we covered more outstanding apps: 5. Smart Launcher, 6. Event Flow Calendar Widget, 7. DashClock Widget 8. Aviate 9. Tasker 10. Airdroid 11. Dodol Launcher.
Now we’re back with part 4 and final part of this ongoing series, and there are more fantastic apps for Android users to check out if they’re looking to extend the capabilities of their handsets .
12. Hello SMS
It seems like there are a million mobile messaging services out there right now, and new ones pop up each day. There is one thing that most popular options do not do, however: Take standard SMS into account.
Hello SMS serves two main purposes. First, it completely replaces your Android phone’s messaging application, funneling all of your standard SMS, MMS and group messages into an app with a gorgeous tab-based UI that might just be one of the most enjoyable mobile messaging interfaces we have seen so far.
Beyond that, the app lumps in a typical data-based mobile messaging service that provides free unlimited international messaging to all users.
There are plenty of great messaging apps out there for the iPhone, of course, but obviously none of them have the ability to also take over iOS’s in-built messaging app and replace it with a gorgeous new design. Hello SMS is available now as a free download in the Google Play store.
13. Weather Underground
Weather Underground also makes an iPhone app, Indeed it does, but Weather Underground’s Android app is a perfect example of software that features terrific functionality on Android that its iOS counterpart simply cannot achieve.
Beyond providing users with exhaustive current weather and forecast information, the Weather Underground app for Android does two awesome things that no iOS weather app in the App Store can do.
First, it allows users to add one of several weather widgets to a home screen, providing detailed weather information that is updated on a configurable schedule. Want to always see the current weather conditions without taking up precious home screen real estate?
Weather Underground’s app also allows Android users to display the current temperature in the notification bar along with an icon representing the current conditions. This way no matter what screen you’re on, you can always see the weather.
Weather Underground is completely free and it can be downloaded from Google’s Play store.
There are plenty of iPhone apps that can hide certain data such as photos and videos behind password protection, but what if you don’t want to deal with a brand new third-party app just to view hidden content?
AppLock is a terrific Android utility that can protect a wide range of standard Android apps by requiring users to enter a password before accessing them. This password is in addition to the standard PIN or passcode people might use to secure their Android devices.
By using AppLock, users gain a second layer of security to help ensure no one can access their private data.
AppLock can lock SMS, Contacts, Gmail, Facebook, Gallery, Market, Settings, Calls and any app you choose, with abundant options, protecting your privacy.
AppLock can hide pictures and videos, AppLock empowers you to control photo and video access. Selected pictures vanish from your photo gallery, and stay locked behind an easy-to-use PIN pad. With AppLock, only you can see your hidden pictures. Privacy made easy. AppLock is a free download from the Play app store.
15. The Pirate Bay Browser
Regardless of your opinion of The Pirate Bay and torrents in general, it’s hard to argue that blocking access to apps that deal with The Pirate Bay isn’t a characteristic of a closed ecosystem.
While iPhone users may never be able to access apps like The Pirate Bay Browser in Apple’s App Store, Android users looking to access the popular site have plenty of options and this might be one of the best.
The Pirate Bay Browser does exactly what you think it does: it provides people with access to The Pirate Bay, one of the most popular torrent directories on the planet. Users can see popular torrents along with associated details, and links can be opened in the bittorrent client of your choosing right from within the app.The Pirate Bay Browser is completely free in the Google Play store.
This is the final part 15 Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t do, hope you were able to add some functionality to your phone that would make you maximize it potential.
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