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Saturday APPreciation (Dec 16 2017) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

Saturday APPreciation (Dec 16 2017) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

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This weekly Saturday thread is for: * App promotion, * App praise/sharing

Rules:

1) If you are a developer, you may promote your own app ONLY under the bolded, distinguished moderator comment. Users: if you think someone is trying to bypass this rule by promoting their app in the general thread, click the report button so we can take a look!

Got my Note8 recently and this being my first phone with softkeys, I decided to hide them and came across an app to enable gestures to control the device.

App's name is Edge Gestures. Works very well and helps me get iOS like gestures on my device without root. Another popular app is "All in one gestures" but it seems to be resource hungry and requires a lot of permissions.

This week recommending Markor, a simple markdown and todo.txt editor (great formats for multiplatform notes and todos).

I just started using it and like the direction of development. Requests no excessive permissions.

Available on both Google Play and F-Droid

Here's the description from their Github-

Simple and lightweight. Write down notes and ideas Edit text documents with simple markup formats Supports markdown and todo.txt Highlighting and modular text actions Notebook in Documents or custom folder Notebook with subfolder support Edit documents from other apps Preview rendered markup Share into QuickNote - Read-it-Later alternative Share into To-Do - Wunderlist alternative Dark and Light theme

Honestly any "battery saver" apps just make the problem worse. You're better off managing and finding rouge apps by yourself. You could set up macros with macrodroid to force close power-hungry apps when you're done with them, though

WiFi coverage Map. The best mapper for your WiFi connection.

Relay for Reddit. Had a new update which makes searching and joining subreddits a lot easier. Comments navigation is still the best and prettiest.

Another Widget. Great widget for the Pixel launcher look.

Simple HUD. Best HUD app for me.

Snapchat's troubles are proof that app creators can't treat Android as a second class citizen

Snapchat's troubles are proof that app creators can't treat Android as a second class citizen
Snapchat's troubles are proof that app creators can't treat Android as a second class citizen

The article makes quite a sweeping statement about market share, which I don't quite agree with. Basically, I stand by this tenet - market share is the means, profit is the end.

For an app like snapchat whose success depends on uptake, I agree that they should have supported Android way earlier. I don't understand the logic for a social chat app to be iOS only, or optimised only for iOS.

But for an independent app like a game or a task management app which doesn't require me to interact with users from other platforms, it may make sense to focus my resources on just one platform in the beginning if I don't think I am able to juggle multiple platforms at the same time.

I agree, but at this point, it sounds a bit like a self-fulfilling prophecy.

"We only make our app for iOS. Because iOS is the only store where people buy apps. Because Devs only make apps for iOS. Because iOS is the only store where people buy apps. Because Devs only make apps for iOS."

I'm eagerly awaiting someone to release an Android exclusive killer app to see what actually happens. There are a lot of people with expensive Android handsets now, so I don't think the old mantra of "Android users don't spent money" is valid in 2017.

Spotify, are you reading this? Because your Android app is a piece of shit compared to the iOS counterpart. On the other side Twitter on Android is better than iOS.

We have Instagram stories anyway. Snapchat is suffering now, it's a wake up call for them. That's what you get if you ignore a large portion of the smartphone market.

Zooper widget removed from google play.

Zooper widget removed from google play.

Zooper was no longer supported for over 2 years, so this was bound to happen sooner or later.

This isn't too big a loss. Zooper had some serious problems, even a couple of years ago where widgets would randomly break beyond recognition.

good, maybe more widget creators will now move to KWGT.

It didn't need to be supported it was working fine :(

Amazon to start selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast - CNET

Amazon to start selling Apple TV and Google Chromecast - CNET

Here's hoping this is part of a deal for Amazon to finally add Chromecast support to Amazon Prime.

Apple TV recently got it.

Lmao didn't take them long at all after Google pulled YouTube from their stuff.

Amazon removed both competing streaming devices from its online store in late 2015. At the time, the company claimed it wanted to "avoid customer confusion" that might be caused by selling streamers that didn't work well with its own Prime Video service

Well whose fault is that?

Dude, Fuck Amazon. This whole mess is their doing. They shot themselves in the face. Their streaming video service would be used SO much more frequently if people had easier access to it.

Firefox Focus Adds Quick Access Without Sacrificing Users’ Privacy – The Mozilla Blog

Firefox Focus Adds Quick Access Without Sacrificing Users’ Privacy – The Mozilla Blog

I'm really hoping we'll get improvements to the "tab" system. Having the page reload every time I switch is quite annoying. If it would cache the page for the session and purge it when the session is cleared that would be a big improvement.

I have set mine as the default browser. Perfect for all those random links that one clicks on. For everything else, I use Samsung Internet with AdGuard enabled.

Sometimes I have pages scrolled/typed on whatever and make a new tab to check spelling/fact check something. When I get back it's a full reload. Was a deal breaker for me.

Okay privacy this, privacy that. Who else just think FF is damn good perma-incognito porn browser for Android?

Google Maps Go shows up in Play Store

Google Maps Go shows up in Play Store

Google Maps Go - when only high-end devices can run our main app.

I think it's funny how Google Maps Go is a lightweight map program, and Pokemon Go is a resource-guzzling map program.

Niantic needs to release Pokémon Go Go

"Your device is not compatible with this version". I guess it's too fast? Lol

Tenaa leaks Nokia 6 (2018)

Tenaa leaks Nokia 6 (2018)

Come on Nokia, put a 660 in there and I'm in. No more 430 crap.

https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_6_2018_passes_through_tenaa_getting_closer_to_release-news-28672.php

Snapdragon 630

TENAA is an official site though, much like FCC Equipment Authorization.

Ugh, so I'd be better off with a g5s plus which is gonna be way cheaper. What a letdown.

Latest MIUI Global Developer ROM fixes notifications, now similar to stock Android. (x-post from /sub/Xiaomi)

Latest MIUI Global Developer ROM fixes notifications, now similar to stock Android. (x-post from ...

I'm so keen for this. After switching back to miui9 from lineage os I realised that most of miui's changes fall in the categories of 'non-issue' or 'actually kinda neat'.

The notifications however are a whole other story. They are literally just broken at their core. Using them feels like you are testing some sort of janky pre-alpha software. So glad they are fixing them

Only for Nougat though, so a lot of phones are going to miss out on something so basic even though they'll be on MIUI 9.

LMAO instant downvote. Nice, can't even point out a fact.

Miui gets shit for having inbuilt system apps that are from cheetah mobile and some of mi apps themselves have appeared as security risks on some recent untrustable apps list.

Miui gets more shit than it actually deserves. Apart from the notifications the rest is fine, even the launcher is rather smooth.

Saturday APPreciation (Dec 09 2017) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

Saturday APPreciation (Dec 09 2017) - Your weekly app recommendation/request thread!

Note 1. Check out our apps wiki for previous threads and apps curated by the reddit Android community!

***NEW: Download the official /sub/Android App Store based on our wiki!

Note 2. Join us at /sub/moronicmondayandroid, a sub serving as a repository for our retired weekly threads. Just pick any thread and Ctrl-F your way to wisdom!

Note 2. Join our Discord, IRC, and Telegram chat-rooms! Please see our wiki for instructions.

This weekly Saturday thread is for: * App promotion, * App praise/sharing

Rules:

1) If you are a developer, you may promote your own app ONLY under the bolded, distinguished moderator comment. Users: if you think someone is trying to bypass this rule by promoting their app in the general thread, click the report button so we can take a look!

Retro Music

Ad free, beautiful music player. I've previously used BlackPlayer, Shuttle, etc., but have found Retro to best combine a simple, quick UI with nice aesthetics.

You can do this from a Google voice input command

"Ok Google, set an alarm for 8 hours and 20 minutes from now"

Linkme: hex shaders

It's a collection of live wallpapers with retro design. They look really cool.

What are some other retro live wallpaper apps that you know of? I'd like something similar to Windows pipes Screensaver etc.

Linkme: Navbar apps

Googler: "Check for Update" button is broken for now. Will be fixed "next year" for non-Googlers

Googler: "Check for Update" button is broken for now. Will be fixed "next year" for non-Googlers

Google and broken seems like a pretty neat duo

Also from the comments:

Googler: I can confirm that you (and the others here) are not crazy :-) This feature did work for you, but then it stopped working for you when you got the next Google Play Services update.

I can confirm it previously worked for me too with the November security update, but not with December. Had to sideload the latter. Great to see Google acknowledging the error and fixing it!

Next year is in 3 weeks

Maybe we should send them an allo

Try one of these subthreads