In a break from the advertised, we are going to focus on apps today.
Previously we have looked at how to install apps and how to remove apps.
In addition to downloading apps from Google Play you can also download them from other places,
However you need to be aware of the risks of downloading apps, especially from other sources. They may be “rogues” and so it is best to stick to the safer sources for downloading.
There are more than 1 million apps available, many of which are free. Many of the free apps are “lite” meaning that they have less features or they may incorporate (irritating) advertising.
There are all sorts of different apps which can be put in different categories. This can include games which may provide the opportunity to practice a range of skills in using a tablet. There are also apps which may be more useful to older people. The NHS even have recommended apps.
However, whatever the rest of the world recommends, everyone will always have an idea of what they think is best. Below is a large list of apps which you may find useful. Your task today is to choose a few and decide if they are worthwhile. If so, keep them and tell everyone about them. If not, uninstall them and tell everyone. Make sure that you install at least one game and as with all the apps, try it out and make your own judgments.
These are previous posts on apps:
and these are the apps to look at…
These are just a few examples to supplement the other links. When you click on a link, don’t just look at the app, look at the others that are recommended…
Spotify – music
VLC for Android – playing video/media files
Lifesum – food and exercise measurement
Google Fit – brings all your (fitness) activity info together
Endomondo Running Cycling Walk – manage your activity
Twilight – adapts screen colours to the time of day
SwiftKey Keyboard – predictive keyboard
Evernote – synchronise notes in all formats
Google Keep – Google’s evernote
Pushbullet – link your phone to your computer
Feedly – a way to bring together news and things (RSS)
Lumi – a clever way of throwing news at you
Vine – for making mini movies
Periscope – live video streams
Snapseed – photoediting
The Weather Channel – real-time rain and more
Zoopla – for property
Right Move – for property
Angry Birds – free game
Candy Crush Saga – free game
Wordfeud – free game
Soduku – free game