Thursday, 31 January 2013

Top Applications for your Android.

       We all know power of Android, but you can't deny that Applications have great impact on its popularity. If you don't have enough apps on your playstore to compliment your OS then it won't have an impact on users, but Google or say Android has nailed that thing by making its OS open source. so you can get hold on apps that can automate your life for you, I say automate because it can do everything for you, it can wake you up with help of its alarm app(this app is  common, I know. Even Nokia had it), then it can plan your travelling hassles with help of Google Now, will let you know everything you come across through Google goggles, will let you plan your day through its task list, there are many productive apps that will help you according to your  use, its apps range from simple calculator to scanner. This are the apps that help in making Android what it is today. Without applications you cannot say android is great, as it gives us power to do anything we want. There won't be any use of doing anything when you don't have apps that make it worth to do that type of thing.

so without wasting time lets list our top apps (If you some nice app to add in this list please do comment below with the name [Names of the apps below are hyperlink itself so just click it, and it will take you to that app on Google playstore] ):

P.S- If you don't want to read each and every app description below, then go to bottom of article. apps are divided into categories and just name with its link is given.


Avast antivirus is one of the best antivirus currently in playstore, being free amount of features it contains is mind boggling. You get anti theft with it aswell. It has ton of security features, like remote wipe, remote-lock, app management, safe Web browsing, a battery manager.


          SwiftKey 3 understands how words work together, giving much more accurate corrections and predictions than other keyboards. Very sloppy typing will magically make sense, even if you miss spaces, and SwiftKey 3 also predicts your next words.
          SwiftKey 3 learns the words and phrases you use, and how you interact with your keyboard as you use it, to make typing easier and even more accurate over time. You can also personalize it using your Gmail, Facebook, Twitter or blog posts.


Tasker has to be the smartest app to have on your droid, it was difficult for me to understand its working first, but then it worked like a charm, and converted my phone into an actual smart phone having brains of its own. tasker uses each and every sensor on your phone in a brilliant way. It lets you quickly program commands for your phone, like automatically turning on your music when you plug in earphones, or automatically turning off Wi-Fi when you put your device face down.



Flipboard brings together world news and social news in a beautiful magazine designed for your Android phone and tablet.Once you pick a few topics, your Flipboard is built and you can instantly start flipping through the pages of news you care about and stories and photos friends are sharing. Flip through the news from your Twitter timeline as well as from outlets like the BBC, USA Today and The Verge.


Pulse helps us to connect with various news or articles from various tech sites.Pulse News is a beautiful app that takes your favorite websites and transforms them into a colorful and interactive mosaic. Tap on an article to see a clean and elegant view of the news story You can aggregate your favorite publications on one clean, snappy, gorgeous interface.


Pocket simply saves webpages and videos you come across to read offline (or just, you know, later). When you find something on the web that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it any time, even without an internet connection.


    Free's top-ranked Android dictionary app includes more than 2M words, definitions, synonyms and antonyms. And information in this app is local so it will give you result faster without going to


When you need maps to navigate in any unknown locations you can trust on Google Maps (so unlike apple maps). Whether you need directions to your destination, the closest good place for a bite to eat, or just a sense of where you are, Google Maps for Android can help.


If you are into astronomy and love observing sky then this is the app which will help you the most. The sky map shows the entire sky as viewed from a given location at a specified time and date.



If you are person who plans everything beforehand then this might be great app for you, you will love to use this app. This app is one of the most stylish task managing app for android. 
Key benefits: Seamless cloud sync, Speech recognition, Alerts, Snooze tasks, Google Task Sync, Notes, Sub tasks, Amazing Widgets, Repeating / Recurring Tasks, Missed call, Auto complete, In app actions, Gesture support.


Google drive is one of the best cloud storage app for android, now there are many cloud storage app available in playstore but this app takes the cake. 
With this app you can do following task aswell apart from storing your data on cloud.
  1. Create and edit Google documents with support for tables, comments and rich text formatting
  2. Create and edit Google spreadsheets with support for text formatting, multiple sheets and sorting
  3. Edits to your Google documents and spreadsheets appear to collaborators in seconds
  4. View Google presentations with full animations and speaker notes

There are many cloud storage applications for android apart from Drive that can help you, click here to view all.


  Free for first year of installation, Rs55 thereafter/year

Whatsapp messenger is one of the most successful messenger, it success can be attributed to its cross platform support. it is supported on Android,blackberry, Ios and Symbian. 


Viber allows you to call, text, and send photos worldwide for free,Viber is available for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone and many more devices and platforms. Viber lets everyone in the world connect. Freely.


Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family, no matter where they are.



This app was once very slow but after this app was updated to 2.1 it became quite fast, it is facebook's official app to visit facebook. 


Instagram is an online photo-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take a picture, apply a digital filter to it, and share it on a variety of social networking services, including its own and other leading sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

                              comes in both free and pro version

TweetCaster is the #1 Twitter app for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad and the ONLY app with Search Party, SmartLists and Zip It!.  It has gorgeous user interface. It allows multiple sign in and even simultaneous facebook posting.



Over 3 million downloads for the best soccer/football app available! Featuring audio commentaries for all Premier League matches in up to 12 different languages.

Complete scores and news coverage includes:
- Football (NFL, NCAA, CFL)
- Basketball (NBA, NCAA - including March Madness)
- Hockey (NHL)
- Baseball (MLB)
- Mixed Martial Arts (MMA: UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, Score Fighting Series)
- Soccer (EPL / Premier League, Champions League, Serie A, La Liga, MLS)
- Auto Racing (NASCAR Sprint Cup, Formula 1)
- Golf (PGA)
- Tennis (ATP Men's, WTA Women's).

If you feel above list is quite long, I am writing app names in short and giving playstore link aswell.





If you want to read about more cloud storage apps for Android, Click here.




Sunday, 6 January 2013

How to view easter egg in Jellybean?

zombie art
zombie art in Gingerbread
          In Gingerbread those tapping repeatedly on android version in settings, were greeted by 'Zombie art' by John Larson Android continued this tradition with Honeycomb were person tapping android version were greeted with 'bee'. In ICS people were greeted by image of an android robot dressed in Icecream sandwich,which grows in size when you long-press it until it transforms into a Nyan Cat-style animation. Android has continued this tradition with Jellybean where person tapping on Android version were greeted with a bean and when it long pressed it, you're presented with a game that encourages you to flick candy around a gravity-less location.

droidgyaan easter egg
Easter Egg

So how can you get Easter egg in your jellybean device?

1)  Goto settings

2)  About phone 

3) Tap repeatedly on Android version

android version
see image to know where to click

4) Bean will appear,long press it

5) You can flick beans around a gravity less location.

This is not some great feature, but you can definitely say that care has been taken to look into small details of all android version. These feature is not something big thing where you can compare it with something, else but care has been taken to add something extra to your favorite operating system. 
I know it is little late to publish this post, and most of you would be knowing about it as well but I came across many people who were not able to recognize Easter egg, so I thought of writing it.

video by intomobile.

(Some points are taken from engadget, just with intention to give you best knowledge about that particular thing)