One of the biggest advantages of an Android smartphone is that you can bend things around to make it better for your use. With so many customizations and tweaks available, Android is extremely powerful. Watch Karan Binani from Mobiscrub show you how some widgets, shortcuts and apps will make using Android a breeze.
1. Place direct contact shortcuts
Get one tap access to a user’s phone number, email address, website, Facebook and WhatAapp profile. This shortcut places the contact on your homescreen allowing easier and quick access. The direct dial option calls the contact with one tap.
Widgets provide real-time information of an app’s most important data and functionality. Place widgets on your android homescreen from the widgets menu in the app drawer. Almost every app has its own widget that lets you access that app information quickly with a single tap.
3. Install custom launchers
Custom launchers give you the flexibility to change things around while making your phone perform really fast. They change the screen transition and animation settings to make the user experience even more fluid. Overhaul the look and feel of your phone with these launchers:
Nova Launcher: http://goo.gl/TeX15
ADW Launcher EX: http://goo.gl/m6ZWL
4. Notifications on Lock Screen
Access notifications without unlocking your phone. Install DashClock, which is a replacement lock screen widget for Andoid. This widget allows you to tap on the notifications on the lock screen and enter the app, without having to unlock your phone.
5. Floating Toucher
Access your favourite and most frequently used settings, contacts and apps using Floating Toucher. Floating Toucher is a floating button on your screen which you can move around and place anywhere. It contains the most commonly used switches of Android system and all installed apps. The best feature of Floating Toucher is that you don’t have to exit your current app in use to access it.
Floating Toucher: http://goo.gl/Tb9IFS