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Last post Author Topic: What Android Apps Do You Use?  (Read 124362 times)

tomos

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #200 on: November 20, 2020, 11:04 PM »
The problem is that the official version doesn't appear to be on the Play Store, but there are a slew of copycats available that most likely contain spy/adware if not outright malware. So get it here:
https://vancedapp.com/
hmmm. I installed the manager from their website, using that to install Vanced and Music app non-root. I get this -- says they installed but unavailable. Clicking [install] again has no effect.

Screenshot_20201121-054946~2.pngWhat Android Apps Do You Use?

have you tried it?
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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #201 on: November 21, 2020, 01:44 AM »
have you tried it?

Yes, I have. Also non-root. It worked for me. On multiple devices.

Vanced Manager.pngWhat Android Apps Do You Use?

You have to install the MicroG first before it will let you install the video/music apps.

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #202 on: November 21, 2020, 04:52 AM »
You have to install the MicroG first before it will let you install the video/music apps.
This, and had to give the Vanced Manager app permission to install in settings for apps :-[
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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #203 on: November 21, 2020, 02:19 PM »
You have to install the MicroG first before it will let you install the video/music apps.
This, and had to give the Vanced Manager app permission to install in settings for apps :-[

When I tried to install from the app it prompted me to grant permission, so I didn't think about specifying that step. :D

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #204 on: November 23, 2020, 03:05 PM »
I have been using 1 Tap Cache Cleaner Pro for a few months now.  The main function is similar to CCleaner's Deep Clean.  I could not get CCleaner to do the deep clean on my phone.  Through trial and error and reading reviews I found this one.  It is worth spending the few bucks for the Pro because Turbo Mode cache cleaning is about 5 times faster than the one used in the free version.

Plus it comes with a cool widget that shows the current total cache in use.  Tapping the widget brings up the main UI so you can refresh and choose how thorough a clean to perform.  It has some other functions I have not tried so I cannot speak to how well they work.

The Turbo Mode seems to use the same technique as CCleaner but it hides the details of bringing up each app in the cache by showing its own screen on top.  You only see a slight flicker.  It appears to be reliable and it is kind of fun to use through the widget.

I think Turbo Mode requires at least Android 8.0 but if it has been improved to accommodate older Android versions that info may be found in the Pro features description.

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #205 on: December 15, 2020, 03:18 AM »
I'm using a bit old Android device (Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime). So, I don't have enough internal memory to use a lot of apps. Whatsapp, Facebook, and modded version of Youtube are used on my device

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #206 on: December 23, 2020, 12:11 PM »
Can anyone recommend an app to connect remotely to another smartphone and to control that phone (as an ageing-relative-discovers-smartphone solution).

Teamviewer seems to be getting very poor reviews of late (seems they are disconnecting very often/quickly and pushing users to pro version)
AnyDesk apparently just allows remote viewing of another device.

Airdroid is an option, but not easy to setup on non-root devices. (I tried before and gave up - maybe I'd have more patience now: for setup you need to connect the destination phone via USB to a PC with Airdroid windows app installed.)
I will try this again if there's no other suggestions.
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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #207 on: December 23, 2020, 04:28 PM »
RemoDroid, Inkwire, and Screen Share

I've tried them but RemoDroid requires root for touch to work.
Inkwire and Screen Share needs permission to draw over the screen but even then I couldn't get them to do anything, I was trying to control my tablet from the phone, (or vice versa), both are Android 10.

Who knows, you may have more luck.

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #208 on: December 28, 2020, 10:34 AM »
Google should have called themselves Skynet... seems appropriate for Android  :D

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Re: What Android Apps Do You Use?
« Reply #209 on: January 31, 2021, 08:20 AM »

Here's a list of most of the interesting Android apps I'm using. I didn't include some I use a lot because they are either too niche or local (country)-specific

These are the ones that I think will be of most interest to other forum members:


  • Bromite: in their own words "Bromite is Chromium plus ad blocking and privacy enhancements". Not my default browser, though

Bromite is no more?

Update: no more on Google Play but still downloadable from Bromites' website.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2021, 08:03 AM by dantheman, Reason: update »