Android apps that deserve a look


  • Nova Launcher

    Freemium Android Android Tablet Website

    Nova Launcher is an highly customizable, performance driven, home screen replacement for Android 4.0+

    FEATURES
    • Color Themes
    • Icon Themes
    • Scrollable Dock (Keep all your favorite apps on the dock, with up to 7 icons per page and up to 3 pages.)
    • Customizable App Drawer
    • Change scrolling style, choose between horizontal paginated or vertical continuous
    • Scroll Effects
    • Infinite Scroll
    • Folder Icons
    • Backup/Restore
    • Widgets in dock
    • Widget Overlapping
    • Add multiple apps to the desktop or a folder at once
    • Select hidden activities from your favorite apps

    Nova Launcher Prime Features (Paid version):

    • Drawer Groups:
    • Unlimited custom tabs
    • Gestures
    • Hide Apps
    • Dock Swipes
    • Unread Counts (it works with Small Tesla Unread iconTesla Unread)

     

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  • Pushbullet

    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Chrome Safari Opera Firefox Website

    Pushbullet is the easiest and fastest way to send links, pictures, files, lists, notes, and more right into your phone's notification tray, to your computer, or to a friend, really fast.

    Originally offering users a synchronized clipboard for universal copy and paste, and phone notifications on their desktop, Pushbullet has now relegated these options to a $5/month "pro" plan, that is due to commence on 1/12/2015.

     

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  • Telegram

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Windows Mobile ... Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Apple Watch Android Wear PortableApps.com FreeBSD Website

    Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful. .

     

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  • Signal

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Website

    TextSecure and RedPhone have been merged to create Signal!

    Using Signal, you can communicate instantly while avoiding SMS fees, create groups so that you can chat in real time with all your friends at once, and share media or attachments all with complete privacy. The server never has access to any of your communication and never stores any of your data.

    • Say Anything - Send high-quality group, text, picture, and video messages, all without SMS and MMS fees.
    • Speak Freely - Make crystal-clear phone calls to people who live across town, or across the ocean, with no long-distance charges.
    • Be Yourself - Signal uses your existing phone number and address book. There are no separate logins, usernames, passwords, or PINs to manage or lose.
    • Stay Secure - We cannot hear your conversations or see your messages, and no one else can either. No exceptions. You can even tap and hold on a contact's name to see advanced identity verification options. Everything in Signal is always end-to-end encrypted and painstakingly engineered in order to keep your communication safe.
    • Go Fast - Signal is optimized for speed without compromise. Our state-of-the-art Axolotl protocol is unmatched in its performance, strength, and reliability.
    • Remain Connected - Push notifications let you know when new messages have arrived, and they'll be waiting for you even if your battery dies or you temporarily lose service.
    • Get Organized - Unique archive functionality makes it easy to keep track of the conversations that matter to you right now.
    • Pay Nothing - Signal is supported by a team of dedicated developers, community donations, and grants. There are no advertisements, and it doesn't cost anything to use.
    • View Source - All of our code is free, open, and available on GitHub (https://github.com/WhisperSystems ).
    • Join Movements - Technology developed by Open Whisper Systems is trusted and used by millions of people around the world every day.

     

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  • Viber

    Freemium Mac OS X Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Website

    Viber is a mobile application that lets you make free phone calls and send text messages to anyone who also has the application installed. .

     

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  • Microsoft Launcher

    Free Android Website

    With Microsoft Launcher (formerly known as Arrow Launcher), you can personalize your Android device to match your style with wallpapers, theme colors, icon packs and more. With a Microsoft account or work/school account, you can access your calendar, documents, and recent activities in your personalized feed. You can even open photos, docs and webpages on your Windows PC to be productive across all your devices.

    KEY FEATURES
    · People at your fingertips. Have your most important people at your fingertips. Pin contacts to your Home screen and place them anywhere on the Home screen, dock or in folders.

    · Choose your look. Personalize the look and feel of your device by customizing your wallpaper, theme and accent colors, icon packs, gestures and more.

    · Personalized feed. See your most important information at a glance like news, calendar events, docs, contacts and more in your personalized feed. You can even set your feed as your default Home.

    · Continue on PC. Snap a pic on your phone and see it instantly on your Windows PC or continue editing an Office 365 document on your PC by linking your phone with your Windows PC.

    · Search the web and your phone in one place. Search the web or your files, apps, docs, messages and web results using Microsoft Launcher's universal search bar.

    · Gesture customization. With deep customization for gestures, you can double tap to lock your phone, swipe up for app drawer and more.

     

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  • Plus Messenger

    Free Android Android Tablet Website

    Plus Messenger is an messaging app that uses Small Telegram iconTelegram 's API. Plus Messenger has all of Telegram's features plus themes. Plus Messenger is free for android devices.

     

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