Absolutely one of my must-install app on Android. Greenify!
It’s specially great if you have a lot of apps installed and they are taking up too much of your battery.
What does it do?
Greenify help you identify and put the misbehaving apps into hibernation when you are not using them, to stop them from lagging your device and leeching the battery, in an unique way! They can do nothing without explicit launch by you or other apps, while still preserving full functionality when running in foreground.
It’s Free and its Awesome!
I have a daughter who is absolutely crazy about music. I figured it won’t be long before she asks me for a pricey music instrument but for now she is into mixing music.
And right now, she is so ‘madly in love’ with this studio music mixing app she found in Google Play. It’s called Edjing DJ studio music mixer and even me (who is tone deaf) can appreciate how good this app is. And best of all, its FREE!
Check it out, if you fancy mixing some music..
A year or two ago, Android didn’t have much in terms of music making apps. But now, the scene is changing. There are now loads of available music making apps, a lot of them paid. You can check this list for some of them – Best Android Music Making Apps in the World Today.
The reason I’m on the lookout for an Android music making app is that someone (my kiddo) is absolutely nutso about music. But she can be quite fickle too so I’d like her to try out free music making apps first before I plunge into buying paid apps. Buying lots of assorted paid apps isn’t easy as getting Cymbals & Gongs at WWBW, so if there are lite versions, I usually go for that first before buying the full version.
Here’s some free Android apps for making music you might wanna check out if you’re into music.
- Caustic – a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.
- Androsynth – a full featured multi track audio composer. You can import audio files, slice them in samples and compose new music using those samples.
- Musical Piano Free – A musical toolkit including instruments (grand piano, piano keyboard, drums), tools (metronome, pitch pipe), a game (piano practice), and more
- Music Composition – an excellent tool for music students, artists and singer song writers. Features musical notation editor, Calculates the size of each measure and fills automatically, Change tempo, clef, key signature, time signature, keys and instruments, Playable with 128 different instruments (Piano, Organ, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Violin, Cello, Trumpet, Drum and more)
- Music Composer Lite – a simple MIDI music creation app that lets you play improvisational piano and compose a music composition simply by sliding around the screen of your device.
- Ensemble Composer – ‘ The most full-featured and easiest to use music notation editing software for Android devices.’
- Satan – or Signal Applications To Any Network is a fully fledged musical sequencer studio for your smartphone, or tablet device! Inspired by an old sound tracker of the past, SATAN takes music production in to the portable future.
- Etherophone – Turn your phone into a musical instrument! Etherophone is a theremin synthesizer. Just touch the screen to play: vertical position determines pitch and horizontal position determines volume.
There will be more so watch out for my occasional android app roundup..
I’m currently Android obsessed and probably will be for a long time. Let’s just say I’m a lover of open source tech whatnots and I like having flexibility when it comes to my devices. If not, I find them extremely boring, so I’m so fascinated by Android because of the myriad possibilities and custom things you can do with it. Tweakers paradise so to speak.
Right now I’ve been playing with loads of things you can do with this platform for both phone and tablets and if someday they have this platform for car gps, I would probably get it and play with it too. I’m that obsessed.
Anyhow, yesterday we’ve been exploring some photo editing apps on Google Play and since I was ‘playing’ with my almost teenage daughter, of course she had to search for apps that can make her photos look cute or kawaii! While I could never get into this trend (for obvious reason that I’m OLD and boring hahaha), I can fully understand the kawaii appeal specially to the younger set.
Android and Google Play has a whole bunch of mostly free apps you can use to cute-tify or make your photos extra kawaii. Here’s some we saw:
DecoPic – Free. Photo application created for ladies who like all things “Kawaii”.
DecoPetit – Free. Decoration “Cute&Cool” to Purikura or Photo.
PiCute – Free. An application to take cute pic’s and decorate them.
ABC Camera – Free. Decorate with cute text.
There’s also a whole lot of kawaii apps with only Japanese menus/character but I figured they are cool too to add a bit of ‘kawaii authenticity’ lol to your pics.
Shameji – Free.
Yuromoji Camera – Free. Add kawaii text fonts.