Mon, 04 November 2019
BTM brings you the low-down on the latest and greatest apps on the market.
What is it?
Android smartphones are inoperable without a launcher, which comprises your home screen and the catalogue of all the apps available on your device. That’s why every device comes with a default launcher pre-installed. Nova Launcher is a custom one which offers far more options.
It is fast, efficient and lightweight. It supports dock customisations, notification badges, an option to show frequently used apps as a top row in the app drawer, folder and icon customisations, dozens of gestures and many others. It also has support for app shortcuts found in Android Nougat.
The only downside is that some useful features and icon packs are locked behind a prime version. It’s only a small fee, but it stings a little when other launchers offer similar or only slightly less quality options for free.
SwiftKey keyboard is trusted by more than 250 million users worldwide. It uses artificial intelligence which enables it to learn and satisfactorily predict what the user intends to type. It features autocorrect and gesture typing for faster input. Moreover, there is an inbuilt GIF search engine, a wide range of themes and is an excellent keyboard for bilingual folks. Most importantly, the app does not store information from password fields and sensitive information such as credit card numbers.
Xender saves you from the hassle of carrying your USB data cable around to exchange files with PC as no PC-side software is required to transmit or receive files. Moreover, it is a hundred times faster than Bluetooth for transferring files between any devices, thanks to it being cross-platform.