We resurrected our recurring series on great Android apps that offer cool features iPhone users can’t have, and it was one of our most popular posts of the week. We read you loud and clear, Android fans, and you can now expect to see new posts in this series published about once per week.
This week, we’ve got four more awesome Android apps to share with you. They vary widely in terms of functionality, but they all have two things in common. First, they offer features that are not available to iPhone users. Second, they’re all completely free to download.
For more great Android apps you should definitely check out, be sure to our last post from this series.
Highest rated locker on Google Play! ★★★★★
The 1st lockscreen app supporting fingerprints on the Samsung S6 & S6 Edge
Developed by Clean Master’s sister team at Cheetah Mobile, CM Locker allows you to display instant notifications, quickly control music playback & snap phone intruders using only a tiny amount of phone memory.
– Snap phone peepeers after they enter wrong passwords, catch anyone who tries to snoop on your phone
– Fix battery draining apps to extend battery life
– Quick access to new messages received in IM apps (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Viber, Line, WeChat and more)
– Private mode is also available, hide the content as you like
– Easily control music playback with one-handed operations
– Snap photos fast, never miss a crucial moment
– Flashlight, calculator, recent apps, brightness, etc.
– Stay prepared, never get caught out
Supported by CM Security (ranked #1 by AV-TEST for 7 times consecutively)
Less memory and battery usage, equipped with the Phone Booster of Battery Doctor
Package is less than 4MB, no more waiting for installation and updates
People from over 230 countries love it, average rating of 4.7, the #1 lockscreen app in the world!
►Contacts/SMS: display calls and messages
►Camera: shortcut to snap photos
►Album: customize your wallpapers
►GPS & Wi-Fi status: deliver local weather information
►Run at startup: protect your device immediately after rebooting
Hello! I just put up the beta for my new app Iris, which aims to let you use any app while having a semi-transparent overlay of the camera. This is a different approach than the few other “Walk While Texting” apps out there in that its not a keyboard app or an sms app, it is an overlay for your entire OS.
Locket Lock Screen
★ Selected as one of the “Best Apps of 2014″ by Google ★
Locket is the intelligent lock screen that brings you the top stories every time you wake up your phone. Locket learns your interests and habits to bring you contextually relevant content on your lock screen. The more you use it, the smarter it gets.
• Fresh Stories on Your Lock Screen – We bring today’s best stories straight to your lock screen.
• Gorgeous Images – Each lock screen is beautifully designed by our editors.
• Save for Later – Don’t have time to read it now? Save the stories you like and read them later.
What Others Say:
“Simple yet Brilliant” – TechCrunch
★ Featured globally by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and Engadget ★
Please visit http://getlocket.com/faq/
Coming soon: We are working to include a passcode functionality.
If you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve the lock screen experience, please email us at email@example.com.
Thanks for trying out Locket!
DU Battery Saver
DU Battery Saver, the world’s leading battery saver and Android power doctor & manager, is a FREE battery saving app that makes your battery last longer! Get up to 50% more battery life for Android phones or tablets! With DU Battery Saver’s smart pre-set battery power management modes, one-touch controls and healthy charge stage features, solve battery problems and extend your battery life.
Presented by DU Apps Studio, DU Battery Saver is the simplest and easiest way to keep your Android phone working well when you need it, and protect against poor charging, battery hogging apps, and overlooked device settings that shorten your battery life.
Upgrade to DU Battery Saver PRO, and get up to 70% battery power savings!
Highlights of DU Battery Saver (Android power doctor & manager):
★ Fast Battery Saver: Instantly find and solve battery problems with the “Optimize” button.
★ Simple Battery Saver: Use smart pre-set battery power management modes or create your own to get high performance and great energy savings.
★ Effective Battery Saver: Protect your battery with healthy charging to extend life of your battery.
★ Convenient Battery Saver: The home screen “Optimize” widget allows you to stop power consumptive background apps with one tap to boost battery life.
★ Easy & Powerful Battery Saver: Extend your Android battery life by up to 50% without charging.
★ Global Battery Saver: Supports Deutsch, Español, English, Française, Português, Português do Brasil, Pусский, Türk, Bahasa Indonesia, Italiano, العربية, ภาษาไทย, Tiếng Việt, 日本語, 한국의, 中文(简体), and 中文(繁體).
★ Adapts to You: Automatically save power and energy with DU Battery Saver’s Smart Power settings (requires DU Battery Saver PRO version).
Features and Benefits of DU Battery Saver (Android power doctor & manager):
► ACCURATE STATUS: See exactly how much battery charge you have left with a detailed analysis of your Android apps AND hardware;
► SMART PRE-SET MODES: Choose or customize a mode that fits your energy stage;
► ONE-CLICK OPTIMIZATION: Instantly find and fix battery power consumption problems and unlock detailed settings to super-tune your energy savings;
► ANYTIME OPTIMIZATION: Manage background apps and phone hardware easily with the smart home screen widget;
► BETTER BATTERY DETAILS: View your phone’s battery power level by percentage or by time remaining;
► HEALTHY CHARGE STAGE MANAGER: Track and implement healthy charging practices in different stage s to keep your battery working its best;
Must-Have PRO Features of DU Battery Saver:
► INTELLIGENT MODE-SWITCHING
► AUTO-CLEAR APPS
► CPU FREQUENCY (for rooted devices only)
“THE battery saving application that will increase the functionality of your phone like no other to ensure that your battery lasts longer, much longer.” – Mobiappsreview.com
“It really stands out from the crowd with its great ease of use and very powerful functionality.” – Androidappsreview.com
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Q: What is healthy charge stage and how do I get a full charge?
A: Charge your battery when it’s lower than 20% stage, and continuously charge until the 3rd stage of the trickle charging is complete. Do not overcharge or undercharge by charging in short bursts.
Looking for more awesome Android apps? Be sure to check out earlier posts in this series.
This article was originally published on BGR.com