There are a lot of Apps available for Android (and iPhone) that actually saves you money. If you were to buy these devices individually, they would cost you money and another inconvenience, you have to carry that with you where ever you go. Android app, most of which are free, some could really save you money. I will not talk about games here but really useful apps that would otherwise cost you money. I would list their dollar amount as well.
GPS Status and Toolbox – $75
GPS is an important device to find your location. You are on the place and you want to find where exactly you are. You are hiking somewhere and you are lost, turn on your GPS and it will tell you where you are. GPS status and toolbox give you the same features (and more) that gives you a cheap handheld GPS. At amazon they are prices at $75-$300. I would make it worth 75$ plus the additional advantage that you dont have to carry an extra gps unit around.
Digital Compass – $15
Digital compasses are ranged $20+ on Amazon and their reviews are
t’ that great. Android phone (and iphone) comes built in with Digital compass but they need a software to read data from them. There are a number of them available. I would just mention my very first app here as well, which also provides direction, East-West-North-South. It is probably more sophisticated that the compass you can get at Amazon. I would price it at $15.
Chess Clock for Android -$20
For some reason chess clocks are expensive. You can can find the cheapest on Amazon.com for $20+. I would certainly would expect cheaper clocks but they are just not available. Well you can download free chess clock on Android Market that works pretty well, just like a chess clock. Their only drawback is…. they are free. Chess Clock for Android is simply awesome. It is free. There is another free one which is good too with larger button, call “Game Clock Deluxe”.
Cardio Trainer (Pedometer) – $15
Cardio Trainer is a work out programme which does more than simply a pedometer. But one of its task is that it measure your step, distance and the entire map of your work out, if you were walking. It is really kool. If such a device was sold by itself, it would probably be worth 50$ or so. Here I have listed it for $15.
Weather Bug (weather forecast) – $15
Weather stations are available in Walmart and at Amazon from $25 and up. They give you max, min and current temperate. They also give you forecast for the city you live in. Weather Bug is App which does exactly that. It give you current temperature, maxiumum tempreture, precepitation (humidity), forecost and even more as it gives you the option to add more city. You can also see rador maps and full forecost for a week + All this in a small App that you can carry with you everywhere you go. This App also give you weather alerts!
MetroFax Mobile (Fax) – $25
Faxes are not free service. You have to get a subscription and pay for it monthly basis. Based on that I am listing this application as Fax Machine. You can send Faxes, you can receive faxes for about $7 a month. Everything is on the go. You take a pick or choose one from your photo and send it. It is that simple. You get a free phone number. You can’t beat it if you need a fax machine. Any time you don’t want it, cancel the subscription and the fax is gone. No need to throw the old fax away (if you were not using it).
Ageo Graphic Calculator (Graphic Calculator) – $10
Graphic calculators are not cheap. They are usually much bigger than your android phone. They are mostly in mono color though. If you want to experiment with lines, sin, tan etc, this will do the job. This is quite limited to what a graphic calculator can do. It does not solve quadratic equation, it works only in one variable. One nice feature is you can draw 3 different graphs and it can generate a table which is nice. Valuing it for $10 for what it is offering. You do get a hang of a graphic calculator though. There is probably not a best App in this area. There is certainly a room to come up with a nice graphic calculator and solver.
Instant Heart Rate
I am listing this for fun. “Instant Heart Rate” give you your heart beat. You put the index finger on the back camera and wait for about 10 sec. You get your heart beat rate. Quite kool.
Variometer is a kool App, $1.41 that lets you track different parameters in your flight. It shows ascend, descent, ground speed, north south, GPS accuracy. While I have not tried it in an Aeroplane, it looks kool and promising. The real Variometer are in $300+ range and they are not even available everywhere.
This may not work on all phones but when it works, it works. You can locate metal studs in the wall. Note that wooden studs are not detected which is use mostly in the home.
TuneIn Radio (Radio) – $15
If you would like to listen to the radio, your android phone is your radio, you just have to download the App. TuneIn Radio is among the best, while there are a number of them available. Note that in this case you need a wifi connection or a data plane but the advantage is your can listen to radios across the country with no distortion and clear sound. You can easily store them as your favorite channel.