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Questions tagged [android]

software to run on the Android operating system. For non-recommendation questions, please ask on android.stackexchange.com, or stackoverflow.com for programming Android applications.

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Offline map browser on Android with offline search

I'm looking for an offline map browsing application for an Android phone. Absolute requirements: Runs on Android. Provides downloadable offline maps for the places I travel to. OpenStreetMap as a map ...
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Full remote access to Android device

Background: I'm looking for an app that lets me control my Android device from my computer. Sadly, any attempt at Googling this, only yields results for using the Android device as a remote control. ...
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Password manager for Linux and Android

I'm looking for a password manager which is available as Android App and Linux Desktop application alike. I know there's e.g. KeePassDroid (see: Password manager for Linux with just working in-browser ...
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Syncing files between computers?

I have three computers (2x OS X and 1x Ubuntu) and Android tablet. I'm trying to find a tool to automatically sync files between the computers and the tablet. Backups are handled separately, so there'...
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Alternative messaging network to WhatsApp?

Since Facebook bought Whatsapp, I'm looking for an alternative app and chat network which is able to replace their functionality. What can you recommend? Requirements: End-to-end encryption group ...
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Video player that doesn't stop playing when screen turns off

I have some speech videos and would like to continue playing when screen is off (in other words, continue to play the audio). Does anyone know of a video player capable of doing this on Android - as I ...
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Android emulator for Windows

I'm looking for an Android emulator for Windows. Requirements: gratis, with no nags or prompts Supports windows Uses android version 4.3 or higher Option to manually change the screen orientation ...
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Is there software to automatically backup photos from Android device without going through a web service?

Between my wife and I we have a multitude of smart phones and tablets, and all get used to varying degrees to take photos. I'm looking for a Android App that will automatically backup photos to a ...
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Android podcast client with device sync and web management?

I am looking for a better solution to listening to podcasts than the hodgepodge I have now. Unfortunately there seems to be a dizzying array of options but no clear leaders to evaluate. I use ...
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Skype alternative for Linux with counterpart for Android

I'm looking for an alternative to Skype which I can use to communicate between Linux computers as well as Android. While Skype is basically being available for both systems, I prefer something more ...
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Call recording app for android

I am looking for a software which records my calls on Android. Recording means the conversation and not the logs, so I need the calls recorded. Features I require : Record outgoing/incoming calls of ...
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Android app to ask me questions randomly during the day

I'm quite interested in the Quantified Self movement and general self improvement and I would like an application to help with this. Here's a few use cases I would like: Randomly during the day ask ...
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Task manager with two-way Google Calendar sync

I'm looking for a task manager service that offers two-way sync with Google Calendar (for tasks with due and/or start dates). My requirements: Two-way (near) instant sync with a secondary Google ...
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Open source application for disaster relief

I'm currently in Bosnia, which has been hit with the worst flood in its history, together with Croatia and Serbia. Governments are completely unprepared, as is common in these parts. With some ...
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Android “AdBlock” for spam phone calls?

Purpose: spam phone calls are annoying (understatement). It seems it would be somewhat trivial to have an app on your phone which behaves similar to AdBlock. Most spam block calls are like a version ...
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Phone locator app for android

I often walk to work. Sometimes my wife will meet me part way. We always have to coordinate where I say I will be going down such and such a street and then turn here and go down another street. It ...
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Android Contacts Backup (and Restore)

Can anyone recommend a reliable Android (KitKat-compatible) contacts backup/restore tool that is able to successfully backup and restore the following offline contact: First Name: Nikola Last Name: ...
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App for Android that reads Open Street Map data but can be used as a GPS or for Directions [duplicate]

I want to use Open Street Map data but the Open Street Map website does not have these features. The main features I need are directions and turn by turn GPS navigation.
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Alternatives to Google Drive with emphasis on privacy and user experience?

Could you please recommend some alternatives to Google Drive? I am concerned about my privacy, security; plus I need to have an Android, OS X, and a web client as well. If there are such alternatives ...
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App to keep notes about people

I'm looking for an Android app called systematic notes which will allow you to import specific people from contacts with pictures or profile pictures and have a set of organized systematic notes on ...
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How to remotely control Android device?

Is there any application for Android that let me see and control customers' Android devices (like TeamViewer on Windows)? I can Image it as a client-server application. I published an application ...
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Internet control app for Android

I need an app that controls internet access (on-off data connection) to my android phone. I want it to enable the internet every 30 minutes or 1 hour when not using my phone and secondly, I want it ...
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An android app that could send GPS data to a server

I am looking for an android app that could be used to track some smartphones, for research purpose. There are apps such as Family Locator, etc. However, these apps can only show you the visual ...
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Android audiobook player (that remembers position)

I upload MP3-format audiobooks to my Android (4.x) device, and need an audiobook player that remembers that farthest that I've gotten into any given album (though I'd settle for just remembering ...
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Free portable instant messaging & audio/video calls for Windows, web, Android and J2ME

EDIT: I've changed my requirements. Also, Linphone didn't help me. I'm looking for a free, cross-platform, portable instant messaging service with which I can: Send instant messages Have emoticons ...
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Audiobook player for Android

I'm looking for an audiobook player, or an ordinary audio player that has these features: Buttons to move 10 seconds forward and backward. Saves the current position between restarts. It's free. ...
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Android app to fully access Android Device from another Android Device

I already see this question (Full remote access to Android device) and the answers. But am not looking for PC to Android access. I want to access my Android Device from another android device. The ...
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Access OS X filesystem from Android over WiFI

Using an app named CheetahSync, I can browse the folders of my Mac, and even create folders, from my Android devices, when both the Mac and droid are connected to the same WiFi network. This requires ...
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Sync Android Contacts with MS Outlook contacts without a cloud?

I want to sync Android Contacts with MS Outlook contacts. I don't want to put contacts into the cloud. Both devices are in the same LAN.
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Open Source implementation of Google Play Services

Google Play Services is a library for Android that offers various goodies, for instance for geolocalization. While Android is Open Source, Google Play Services is proprietary. Many developers ignore ...
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Fighting telemarketing: application to make telemarketers waste as much time as possible

Like many I am not a huge fan of telemarketing. I know there exist applications that automatically reject call from telemarketers based on some blacklists. This is quite convenient but it doesn't go ...
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Cross-platform flashcard software with synchronization

I have noticed I learn efficiently with flashcards. The basic learning process: Software shows question (e.g "Flag of Finland?") User tries to remember the answer ("It's blue with white cross"). This ...
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Alternative to LastPass

Today LastPass announced that they had been acquired by LogMeIn. I'm not a fan of LogMeIn, and as I rely heavily on LastPass, I feel I should have an alternative ready. So my requirements are: ...
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Simple Photo Management Android Application

I am looking for an android photo management application that does the following: Ability to store text or tags associated with that photo file (not text on the photo) Sorting by date / tags Simple ...
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RSS reader for Android

I've been a happy user of FeedR for at least 5 years. But unfortunately, its dev stopped development¹, and thus won't add new features or fix issues anymore. So I'm looking for an alternative which ...
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Android app to record Google Voice / Hangouts voice calls?

Are there any Android apps that allow the user to record their VoIP voice calls (both directions) that are made through Google Voice / Google Hangouts? Please assume consent has been provided by all ...
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Android app to compare prices

I'm looking for an Android app to compare prices of any item. Would like to see online and brick-and-mortar prices. The types of items I am interested in are a full range of consumer items. ...
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Specialized audio recorder for Android

I need to record sounds emanating from mechanical equipment. These sounds occur randomly every few hours and only last approximately 1-3 seconds. To accomplish this task, I need an audio recorder ...
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Application to avoid me waiting in call centre phone queue

I am looking for an Android or iOS application that could wait for me when I have to go through a call centre phone queue (typically when trying to reach a customer service, which can take one hour or ...
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Is there an Android running app which has a speed target, and MEASURES your speed, gives audio feedback?

Is there an Android running app which has a speed target, and MEASURES your speed, gives audio feedback when falling below a set limit? I am looking for something that doesn't require extra hardware. ...
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Sunrise Calendar Alternative

Strange that no one asked this question as Sunrise is about to shut down. This is more a question for people who actually used Sunrise and like its style. I am wondering if any of you have used any ...
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Android and iPhone app automation tools

Please suggest me tools for Android and iPhone app automation testing. I have searched some, like - Appium, Calabash, MonkeyTalk, Selendroid, Robotium, etc. But, I am confused to choose any one. ...
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Taking a picture with voice command on Android

I'm looking for a program that can take picture with voice command whenever I say "take a picture" (or some similar command) on Android. Free is better. I am aware of the Google Now application for ...
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Simple self-hosted sync system for Android contacts and calendar events

I want to be able to backup and share Android contacts and calendar events without using Google. As such, I am seeking software recommendations for a simple self-hosted sync system for Android ...
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Android app to track occurrences of multiple events

Can anyone recommend an Android app that will track occurrences of multiple events? For example, let's say you want to count birds. You would then enter 'eagle', blue jay', and 'sparrow'. Each time ...
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Are there any alternatives to Flappy Bird? [closed]

Flappy bird was a side scrolling game released for iOS and Android in which you controlled a bird flying across the screen by tapping on the screen to make the bird move up the screen. This game has ...
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Android (and Windows) to-do list with syncing?

I am looking for an Android to-do list that would be compatible with both phones and tablets. Must have features Ability to maintain multiple distinct lists (such as one for personal and work items) ...
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Location-based reminder (Android, open source)

I want to be reminded to give back 2 dollars to Joe next time I pass near his home. Is there an Android app for that? Requirements: Let me define an alert with a text, a latitude/longitude chosen on ...
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Apps for car safety?

I have recently brought a car which I'm forced to keep it outside, away from my direct look for most of the time and am really concerned for it being getting stolen. I am looking for an app which ...
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TODO app with dependencies

I'm looking for a TODO app with dependency support. My requirements: Android and web version subtasks support cloud sync dependency - one task could depend on another automatic due dates - if task 1 ...