Apps

The main focus of this section here on Ghacks are apps for mobile devices such as Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS operating system.
Today we are mostly reviewing apps for Android and Windows as those are the operating systems that we use personally. Our app reviews are very similar to our software reviews here, we mostly review free applications and give you an in-depth look at what the application offers, as well as the good and the bad.

Signal has a new message timer to make disappearing messages a default

Signal has established itself as a major privacy-oriented app. Now with this latest message timer feature, that belief has been pushed even further. Signal is rolling out a new feature where users […]

Aussies can save their vaccination cards via Google Pay

Google Pay has announced that all users who have an existing Google Pay account can now save a copy of their certificate on the app. This means that they will have it […]

IMDb TV finally gets a dedicated Android App

IMDb TV finally gets a dedicated Android App

When you think of Amazon’s streaming service, the first thing that comes to mind is Prime Video. However, this is not the only streaming service that Amazon has available. IMDb TV, which […]

‘Sugar’ dating apps are banned on the Play Store, but Tinder is not

There are a lot of dating apps available on the Google Play Store. No doubt you've heard or even tried out a few of them before. Some of the most well-known names […]

Android Data Restore Tool Now on the Play Store After Overhaul

If you’re an advent Android user, you have no doubt used the Data Restore Tool before. This tool comes pre-installed with most new Android phones. It’s a very convenient app for migrating […]

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Is your Android device water resistant? An App promises to tell you

Water Resistant Tester is an application for Google's Android operating system. It is designed to test the water resistant level of the device to tell you if the device is water resistant. […]

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SkyTube: open source YouTube app for Android with ad-blocking and video downloading

SkyTube is an open source third-party YouTube application for Android that users may install and use instead of the official YouTube application. SkyTube offers a view-only experience, which means that it does […]

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Twire is an open source ad-free Twitch app for Android

Twire is an open source Twitch client for Android that is ad-free and easy to use. Twitch is a popular destination when it comes to (mostly) game related streams; you may watch […]

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Readian News is an Android and web-based news reader that puts you in control

Readian News is a brand new news reader application for Google Android devices and a web news reader. It puts users in control when it comes to news sources and topics to […]

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Telegram with new web versions, payments improvements and scheduled voice chats and

Telegram is a popular messaging solution that is used by millions of users worldwide. The developers of Telegram published an update that brings massive improvements to users, group administrators, and also merchants […]

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Snapseed is a powerful mobile photo-editing app

Snapseed is a free photo-editing application by Google for the mobile operating systems Android and iOS. Third-party tools are often superior to those that ship with operating systems by default; this is […]

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Open Source Watomatic Android app sends automatic WhatsApp replies

Regular WhatsApp accounts don't come with options to send automatic replies, e.g. to inform users who contact you that you are on Holiday or decided to migrate away from WhatsApp because of […]

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List trackers and permissions of all installed Android applications with Exodus

Exodus is a free privacy application for Google's Android operating system that reveals the use of trackers of installed Android applications and their permissions. We reviewed Exodify, browser extensions by the Exodus […]

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Protect your Android photos with Photok from prying eyes

Photok is a free open source application for Google Android devices that provides you with options to store photos on the Android device in a protected environment to add another layer of […]

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Use PictureThis to identify plants on your mobile

Ever wondered what the name of a particular plant that you came across was, where it originally came from, or what it favors in terms of light, soil and temperature? PictureThis is […]

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Access Dots displays camera and microphone activity indicators on Android

Access Dots is a free application for Google's Android operating system that displays camera and microphone activity indicators on the screen. Apple unveiled a new version of its iOS operating system this […]

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PrivacyBreacher for Android reveals data that apps have access to without extra permission requests

PrivacyBreacher is an open source Android application that has been created to showcase some privacy issues on Android devices. It has been created to demonstrate privacy issues on Android, and is based […]

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Adobe Scan is a free mobile scanner and OCR tool

Adobe Scan is a free application for Google Android and Apple iOS operating systems that supports scanning any document using the device's built-in cameras. Apart from that, it is also capable of […]

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Keep track of all subscriptions on your Android device

Subscriptions - Manage your regular expenses is a free application for Google's Android operating system to keep an overview of subscriptions. Subscription-based services, apps, games and other products are on the rise […]

How to whiteout text in PDFs using DocHub

How to whiteout text in PDFs using DocHub and Google Docs

Filling up a PDF form is pretty easy. You fire up a PDF editor application, use the text tool in it and type away. Editing a PDF which already has text in […]

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AntennaPod is my new favorite podcast player for Android

AntennaPod is a free open source podcast application for Google's Android operating system that is easy to use and feature-rich. Podcasts are audio shows that can be streamed or downloaded to a […]

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Google Go for Android is now available globally

Google Go, a lightweight application for Android to use Google Search and other Google services, is available globally now. Google launched the application back in 2017 in select regions and as part […]

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Bookworm is a light-weight eBook reader for Linux

While Calibre has a built-in reader, and is the absolute best when it comes to managing and converting eBooks, some people may prefer an alternative when it comes to reading ebooks. Bookworm, […]

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Flameshot is a brilliant screenshot tool for Linux

The default screenshot tool in Ubuntu is alright for basic snips but if you want a really good one you need to install a third-party screenshot app. Shutter is probably my favorite, […]

KeePassium is an open-source KeePass client for iOS

KeePassium is an open-source KeePass client for iOS

About a month ago, I wrote an article about a KeePass client for iOS, called Strongbox. I also mentioned an alternative app named KeePassium and that I followed development of the application […]

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Google launches Gallery Go by Google Photos for Android

Gallery Go by Google Photos is a new Android application by Google designed as an alternative to Google Photos. The application has been launched worldwide by Google but it is feature-restricted in […]

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Is File Manager the best Files app for Android?

File Manager is a replacement application for the default Android Files app that offers a better experience and more features than the default file manager on Android. I don't like the Files […]

Strongbox Password Safe is a free, open-source KeePass client for iOS

Strongbox Password Safe is a free, open-source KeePass client for iOS

Many privacy/security conscious users, including myself, prefer to use KeePass. After all a free, actively supported, open-source application, that stores your logins in an encrypted database on your local storage is hard […]

Zim is a free, open source, text editor with wiki like features

Zim is a free, open source, text editor with wiki like features

One unusual text editor which I came across a while ago, was Zim.  This isn't your average text editor. If you have used hierarchical text editors  like AllMyNotes Organizer or Tree Notes […]

Newsflow is a free, customizable RSS reader app for Windows 10

Newsflow is a free, customizable RSS reader app for Windows 10

Sometimes we may only have time to read the headlines of articles, and if something piques our interest, we read the entire post. This is where RSS readers shine. Newsflow is a […]

Xpotify is an open-source Spotify client with some nice extra features

Xpotify is an open-source Spotify client with some nice extra features

As much as I like Spotify, I've always felt that the desktop app was missing something. Maybe it was too distracting, or perhaps it was the pop-up ads which annoyed me occasionally. […]

Notepads is an open-source text editor with a fluent design

Notepads is an open-source text editor with a fluent design

Notepads is the newest text editor on the block, and it looks gorgeous. The developer, Jackie Liu, says he made it to be a fast app which feels like the good old […]

Joplin

Joplin is an open source note taking app for iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux

Note taking apps are handy and can be used for simple tasks like jotting down lists, to storing important information. The primary use of such an app, at least for me, is […]

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First look at Firefox Lockbox for Android

Firefox Lockbox is a new password manager for Android by Firefox-maker Mozilla designed to provide Firefox Account users with easy access to saved passwords. Firefox Lockbox is not a typical password manager. […]

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How to block WhatsApp media from appearing in Android's gallery

WhatsApp Messenger supports media attachments just like most messaging apps. Media that you receive is automatically added to the device's gallery by default. Means: any photo, image, gif, or video that you […]

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APKGrabber: update Android apps without Google Play

APKGrabber is an application for Google's Android operating system to update installed applications without using Google Play. The application is a fork of APKUpdater which we reviewed in 2017, twice. APKUpdater development […]

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AdGuard 3.0 for Android: Redesign, Stealth Mode, Custom Filter Lists

AdGuard 3.0 is now available. The new version of the popular content blocker for Android  features a redesigned interface, new stealth mode, support for custom lists, and more. The new version of […]

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How to save installed Android apps as APK files

APK Extractor is a free application for Google's Android operating system that you may use to save installed Android apps as APK files on the device. The installation of Android applications is […]

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Control big Android devices better with a single hand

Reachability Cursor: one-handed mode mouse pointer is a new application for Google Android to control big Android devices with a single hand. Smartphones seem to get bigger with every passing year; while […]

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Netflix for Android update brings fast forward button

If you happen to watch Netflix on your Android devices using the company's official application, you may have noticed already that the application's interface changed after the most recent update the company […]


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