Posts tagged ‘Android Market’

June 24th, 2011

Powerful Email Apps for Android Phones

On the web and at the Android Market, you can find various email apps that can be used on your Android smartphone. If you have a good internet plan on your phone or have regular WLAN connection, you can use the email app to check mails on the go. Most of the email apps available for Android come for free.

Here is a list of some of the best email clients for Android.

K-9 Mail
Emailing through K-9 Mail is much better experience compared to the simple Android email app that comes with the phone. It allows you to edit fonts, add colors to the text, merge email inboxes, etc. It is just like a desktop email client. Setting email accounts on it is also easy. Whether you want to use POP or IMAP or Exchange, you will find this email app to be very user-friendly.

Gmail
The Gmail comes preinstalled on the Android. For some reason, it does not allow you to use multiple Gmail email accounts on it. This app is very good for accessing single email account. Using this app on the Android phone will make you feel as if you are accessing your email account on a desktop machine.  It also has a sound notification feature that notifies you by playing small audio clip when you receive a new email or some alert.

Improved Email
Some people considers this email to be the best email app for Android. This app is currently only till Android v2.2. They are yet to release a version for lower as well as higher version of Android. It appears like an enhanced version of the default email app present on the phone. Hence, people like switch over to this email app. You can access multiple Exchange email accounts.

My Email
Some Android devices have preinstalled My Email app on the phone. This app is mainly provided to the users who want to access email accounts other than Gmail. Setting other mail accounts is like a breeze. It handles IMAP and POP pretty well and allows you to add signatures to your email.

There are plenty of email apps in the Android Market. Before you download any app for emailing, checkout what email apps you have got preloaded on your phone. If you feel that the preloaded apps are not good, you can do a search on the Android Market to find the best email app. 

May 13th, 2011

5 Free GPS Apps for Your Android Phone

GPS (global positioning systems) is one feature you can now find in all smartphones. By using it, you can find any location very easily. Not only this but also you can learn how much time it will take for you to reach your destination. Hence, many people GPS systems inside their cars so that they can get step by step information on directions. Now that new smartphones are equipped with GPS, people are using such phones for location based navigation.

Android users can choose from many free GPS apps. If your Android phone supports GPS, you got to know the free GPS apps. Here are some of them:

1. Google Maps
Google Maps is undoubtedly the best GPS app out there for Android. It not only lets you find your locations but also save your favorite places of interest. You can choose from street view and satellite view to find any location. It is very easy to use and in no time you will find yourself using it for finding places.

2. Glympse
It is free combo software that allows you to find places through GPS as well as do social networking. When you find any location, you can share it with your friends. This is good as it will allow you and your friend to meet a certain place that both of you are unaware of. You can even set time as to how long your location will be visible to the people.

3. Where?
It is a very intuitive GPS app from Sprint that lets you find locations from several sections. You can sections such as coffee shops, restaurants, cinemas, etc. It even lets you know weather condition, traffic information, etc of the place that you are going to visit.

4. VZ Navigator
Verizon provides its users with this free GPS app that can be found on Android phones like Samsung Fascinate, HTC Incredible, and Motorola Droid X. Like other navigation software, you can get various information such as turn by turn directions, information on the local traffic and maps.

5. MapQuest
The web-based mapping system, MapQuest lets user find their location based on different categories such as holiday inn, restaurants, parks, hotels and motels, etc. Alternatively, you can even search for any location. The MapQuest app for Android allows users to do all these things on their phones.

To download the above mentioned apps and to know more free GPS apps for Android, you can visit the Android Market.

October 8th, 2010

How to Use the Android Market?

Android Market is the official software download site for your Android powered phones. The Android Market is flooded with tons of free and paid applications for all kinds of users.

Downloading apps on your Android phone through Android Market.
When you press the Menu button on your Android phone, you will see the Android Market button labeled as Market. When you click on it, you will see three tabs namely Apps, Games and Downloads (place where you can view all your downloaded applications. When you click on Apps or Games tab, you will be able to see Top Free and Top Paid apps. You will also see a small magnifying glass icon at the top which when clicked will allow you to search for your desired application. Just type in the name of the software you are looking for, and within seconds you will be provided with a list of apps and then you can make your choice.
All the apps are listed with star ratings along with its price. If the app is free, it will allow you install the application on your phone.

Downloading apps on your computer through Android Market.
You can download Android Market website on your computer and get access thousands of applications. When you open the site, you will see three tabs namely, Featured, Top Free and Top Paid. The featured applications can be seen when you click on the Featured tab. When you click on certain application, its description can be seen on the right side. Next, when you click on Top Free tab, you will be a provided with big list of categories such as Arcade & Action, Communication, Entertainment, Health, Themes, etc. Here you will be able to find the best free Android applications. When you click on Top Paid, you will see best paid Android applications listed according to different categories.

When you search for applications on the Android Market on computer or on your Android phone, you should be a bit careful because there are plenty of poor apps also on the Market. You can go through the star ratings and the user comments before you make a purchase or install a free app on your phone. The best thing about Android Market most of the popular applications are available free of charge. So, if you have an Android phone, you make the best use of it.