Sunday, November 27, 2011

Contacts App For Android - With Themes, Backup & Recovery, Sync And Contact Management Features

This is one of the best and free Contacts Apps for your Android mobile phone. It comes with very cool user interface and plenty of useful features that you may be looking for in Android Contacts App. You can change the default theme of this app and alter the the look & feel so as to match with your persona. It comes with fancy 3D transition effects for swiping screens from one to another.

This is second Android Contacts App that is presented here. If you have not read about the first one then you can read it at : Android Contacts App - With Manage, Search, Sort, Sync, Groups, Speed Dial, Ringtone, Events and More Features

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Android Contacts App - Go Contacts Ex : This cool android app comes with many contact management features including contacts backup and recovery.  It comes with very cool Dialpad for dialing numbers form your contact list and your call history. Once you try this app then you may not go back to older contacts app you were using on your Android mobile phone.

Android Contacts App - Contacts List : When you install this app on your Android phone and launch it first time them you would see the contacts list screen. On this screen, pressing the menu button of your Android phone would display the menus of this app as shown in screenshot below.

Android Contacts App - Menu
Android Contacts App - Menu
As shown in above screenshot there are menu useful features which can be accessed through these menus. Apart from these menus you can also long press the item from contacts list to display context menu with quick and handy features like "Call", "Edit before call", "Send SMS", "Send contact by SMS", "Add to favorites", "View Contact", "Edit Contact" and "Delete Contact".

Notice the search box at the top of the screen just below the title bar. You can type here the contact name that you want to search. It starts showing you the matching contacts as soon as you start typing in this search box.

Android Contacts App - Creating New Contact : You can either tap the "+" button at top right hand corner of the screen shown above or tap the "New Contact" menu shown in screenshot above. This would first prompt you to select from the list of accounts including "Phone". Select "Phone" to create phone contact and it would display the new contact screen.

Android Contacts App - New Contact
Android Contacts App - New Contact
You can enter all contact information for your new contact using this screen. Tap the photo icon to take a snap or select the photo from android Gallery.

Tap the down arrow button at the right of "Given name" text box to see and make other contact entries related to name.

Tap "+" and "-" icons at the right hand side to add or remove additional phone entries.

Tap the drop down button at the left of phone or email text box  to select the type of phone number or email id.

Other information that you can enter here for the contact being created is "Postal address", "Organisation", "Groups" and "Ringtones". Once all the required information of the contact is entered then tap "Done" to create that contact.

Android Contacts App - Themes : Tap "Themes" menu and it displays the themes screen as shown below.

Android Contacts App - Themes
Android Contacts App - Themes
There are two tabs on this screen. "My Themes" tab displays the themes which are already downloaded and available. "More Themes" tab displays additional themes which can be downloaded.

Tap the theme you want to apply from the list of themes from  "My Themes" tab. This would apply the new theme to change the look & feel accordingly.

Android Contacts App - Contacts Backup & Recovery, Export & Import :   This app comes with a very handy and useful feature where you can take the backup of your contacts. You can restore contacts from backup when required. Especially when contacts get deleted for some reason or when phone is lost. Tap the "Im - Export" menu to launch the "Import - Export" dialog box as shown in screenshot below.

Android Contacts App - Import/Export contacts
Android Contacts App - Import/Export contacts
Select "Export to SD card" for taking the backup of the contacts and it would prompt you for confirmation with the name of the backup file. On confirmation, contacts are backed up to the SD card.

For restoring the contacts from backup file tap "Import from SD card" option and select the backup file from your SD card. This would restore the contacts from that backup file.

Android Contacts App - Contact Accounts and Sync : Tap "Contact Acc..." menu to display the "Contact Account" screen as shown below.

Android Contacts App - Contacts Account
Android Contacts App - Contacts Account
Using this screen you can choose accounts from which contacts should be displayed in this app. You can choose to display and sync the contacts from "Phone", "Google", "SIM", "Facebook" and "Twitter". Mark the check box "Show contacts with phone numbers only" to hide the contacts which do not have phone number.

Android Contacts App - Dialpad : This app has a toolbar at the bottom of the screen. The left button on this toolbar is "Dialpad". Tap this button to display the Dialpad screen of this app.

Android Contacts App - Dialpad
Android Contacts App - Dialpad
You can see the call history on this screen. Typing the number directly starts filtering the contacts and matching numbers are displayed. Once the number is entered then tap "Call" button to dial that number.

This app comes with cool 3D transition effects. Swipe the app screen horizontally and you would be able to switch from once screen to another with 3D cube transition effect.

Download this app and it's themes from Android market or app store of your choice and start enjoying this cool app from today.

As mentioned earlier in this post, this is second Android Contacts App that is presented. Read about the first app at : Android Contacts App - With Manage, Search, Sort, Sync, Groups, Speed Dial, Ringtone, Events and More Features

If you like this app then you may like to check few about few more wonderful Android apps here by going to popular apps, archive or home. Bookmark this url for future reference and keep coming to read about more such coolest and best apps for Android.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Radio App For Android - Listen Music You Love Anywhere And Anytime

This is one of the best Android Radio Apps for music lovers. It allows you to create Radio Station by the artist you like and keep on streaming hours of music that you love to listen. It also give wide range of stations created by genre and quickly tap into class of music you want to listen. A really coolest app to try and see...oh, I mean listen...

This is second post on Radio App for Android and if you have not yet read about first Android Radio app discussed in earlier post then you can read it at : Best Android Radio App - With Over 50000 Free Online Internet Radio Stations

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Radio App For Android - Jango Radio App : User interface of this app is so simple and friendly. It does just what you want an android radio app to do without any jargon. Best part of this app is, it is so small in size that just takes few kilo bytes of your Android memory space and provides coolest music than other heavy radio apps in Android market.

Android Radio App - Welcome Screen : When you start this app first time then it may display a screen with information about latest update to this version of app and once you dismiss that screen then it would present you with the welcome screen as shown below.

Android Radio App - Welcome Screen
Android Radio App - Welcome Screen
This screen provides two options. First option allows you to log-in using your Jango account, if you have created one. Second option allows you to start using Jango radio without registering a account. You may try this app without creating an account and once you like the app then go and create an account.

Android Radio App - Create Station :  Tap "I am new to Jango" for using this Radio app without registering for an account. Tapping this option would display the following screen.

Android Radio App - Create Station
Android Radio App - Create Station
Type the artist name you want to create radio station by, in text box with text "Enter any artist to get going". You need not enter complete artist name. For example, just typing "Ad" would search and display list of artists whose name begins with "Ad" - AD, Adele, Adina Howard, Adam Sandler, Adam Ant, Adam and The Ants, Adema, Adam F, Adolescents, Adam Green, ADULT, Addison Road, ADL, Adrian Belew, Adrima, Adam Cohen, Add N to (X), Adriano Celentano, Adam Freeland, Adonis, Adrian Enescu, Advantage, Adam Beyer, Adeva, Adalberto Alvarez, Adem, Adam Sky, Adolphson & Falk, Adam Fields, Adam Popp, Adolfo Urias Y Su Lobo Norteno, Adam K & Soha, Adult Net, Adultnapper, Adlm (After Dinner Liquid Mints), Adept, Adrian Raso and the Mess, Advanced Association, Adora, Adam Tyler, Adam Brock, Adonis Puentes, Adam Teague, Adamo, AdamTake2, Adjay, Adoram, Advisor, Adrienne Pierce, Adalia, Adam Rykala, Aduro, Adam Martin, adVerSity, Adam Jarvis, Addison Baker - Fusion, Adriana Evans...and list is on.

Tap the name of artist from the list to create a radio station by that artist and start playing the station you just created.

Android Radio App - Station Playing : As mentioned above if you tap the name of the artist then it would create a station and start playing it. For example, tapping "Adele" from the list of artists shown in above screen would start playing the station for Adele as shown in screenshot below.

Android Radio App - Station Play
Android Radio App - Station Play
There are many useful functions on this screen which you can use. The icons with up and down thumb are for rating the song. You can tap pause button to stop playing station at any point of time and it changes to play icon. Tap play icon to resume playing the station. Tap next button to change the song.

Volume icon allows to change the volume of the Radio station. This is very handy feature because it allows you to change the volume of radio irrespective of the volume setting of your phone.

Android Radio App - Edit Station : In above screenshot notice an icon at right hand top corner of the screen. Tap this icon to display the "Edit Station" screen shown below.

Android Radio App - Edit Station
Android Radio App - Edit Station
You can use this feature only when you are playing a station created by Artist name. This can not be done while playing station by genre.

Edit station screen displays the names of artists similar to the one you entered for the station. Here either you can add the artist by tapping "+" icon or remove them by tapping icon in pink color. You can also add artist not listed in list by tapping "Add Artist" button. Tap "Variety Settings" button to alter few settings to fine tune the behavior of this Android Radio app.

Using this screen you can add or remove one or more artists to your custom radio station. Once the radio station is created then you can play that station to listen music for those and similar other artists.

Android Radio App - Genre Stations : You can tap "Genre Stations" button on bottom tool bar of this app to display the predefined list of radio stations by various genre categories.

Android Radio App - Genre Stations
Android Radio App - Genre Stations
There are good number of categories for exploring the radio stations. You can select from - "Top Stations", "Alternative", "Christian & Gospel", "Classical & Opera", "Dance", "Country", "Decades: 70's", "Decades: 80's", "Decades: 90's", "Electronic", "Independent", "Hip Hop", "Indie", "Jazz & Blues", "Latino", "Pop", "Rock", "R&B / Soul", "Themes & Moods" and "World & International".

For example, tapping "Top Stations" from above screen would display the list of top stations or hot stations as shown in screenshot below.

Android Radio App - Top Stations
Android Radio App - Top Stations
This screen displays the list of top stations. Here you can select from - "Top 100 by Jango", "Thanksgiving", "Fresh 40 by Jango", "Christmas Classics", "UK Top 100 Chart", "R&B Christmas", "Hot Country", "Independent Christmas", "Love Songs", "Hot Hip Hop / R&B", "Hot Adult Pop & Rock", "Hot Dance Hits", "Hot Alternative" and "Hot Indie Dance".

Just tap any of the genre listed above to start playing that radio station and you can enjoy hours of streaming music on your Android phone.

Android Radio App - World & International Stations : Selecting the "World & International" genre category displays the list of radio stations covering music from all over the world. Here you would find radio stations list with stations like - "Swedish Essentials",  "World Music", "Dancehall", "Afrobeat", "Ska / Rocksteady", "Bollywood Hits", "Raggae", "Chansons Fran├žaises", "Pinoy Music", "Celtic", "Irish Pub Songs", "Deutsche Music", "Brazilian", "Tango", "Cuban" and "Regional Mexican"

You can tap any of the world or international radio stations from above list to start enjoying the music from that part of the world. For example, tapping "Bollywood Hits" starts playing the radio station with music from Bollywood movies as shown in screenshot below.

Android Radio App - Bollywood Hits Station
Android Radio App - Bollywood Hits Station
Screenshot above is showing a song, "Jai Ho" from "A. R. Rahman" being played by Bollywood Hits radio station.

As mentioned earlier in this post, this is second post on Radio App for Android and you can read about first Android Radio app at : Best Android Radio App - With Over 50000 Free Online Internet Radio Stations

You can download this radio app from Android market or app store of your choice and start enjoying music you love on your Android mobile phone anywhere and anytime.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Video Player For Android - Best And Free App For Playing Movies, Music And Other Videos

This is one of the best Video Players for Android. It comes with very interesting and useful features. It can play most of the CODECs. Some of the wonderful features of this Video Player app are, it can display subtitles and it allows you to zoom the video being played. It allows to play the video in normal size, stretched size and cropped size.

If you are looking for Android Music Player specifically and not just generic video player then you can read about one at : Music Player For Android - With Equalizer, Lyrics, Album Art and Videos

This is second post on Android Video Player and if you have not yet read about first video player app discussed in earlier post then you can read it at : Android Video Player - Best and Free App to Play AVI, WMV, MKV, MP4, FLV and Many Codecs with Subtitles

Video Player For Android - MX Video Player : This is one of the best and free apps to play your movie, music and other videos in most of the CODECs. The user interface of this Video Player is very neat and friendly. It allows you to perform certain operations by swiping finger on video screen and is very cool feature.

Android Video Player - Video List : When you install this app on your Android phone and launch it first time then it may ask you to download the CODECs from Android Market. Just install the CODECs it prompts you to install and once done go back to the app once again. This would display recent changes screen and you can dismiss it to go to folder list screen. Here you would see all the folders on your Android phone where videos are present. Tap the folder that you want to explore further and you would see the list of videos in that folder.

Android Video Player - Video List
Android Video Player - Video List
As you can see in above screenshot, video list is displayed with cute thumbnails of the video and it's titles. The magnifying glass at top right hand corner of this screen is to search the video you are looking for if you have too many videos in list. The refresh icon just left to magnifying glass icon can be tapped to refresh the video list.

Android Video Player : Full Screen Mode : When you tap any of the video from video list shown in screenshot above then it would start playing that video in landscape orientation.

Android Video Player - Full Screen Mode
Android Video Player - Full Screen Mode
As you can see in screenshot above video is played in landscape orientation. The quality of the playback is very nice and it's smooth. While video is being played you can perform multi-touch operations to zoom in or zoom out the video. You can pinch in or out to zoom in or out on video. This is very handy feature when you want to zoom a video and see details on small screen of your Android phone.

Android Video Player - Volume Control : While video is being played, you can swipe the screen vertically to change the volume of the playback with this Android Video Player.

Android Video Player - Volume Control
Android Video Player - Volume Control
While you are swiping the finger vertically you can see the volume level being set and can lift the finger as soon as you reach to the desired volume level.

Android Video Player - Fast Forward : You can swipe the finger horizontally on video being played to fast forward or backward in video. This is very cool feature.

Android Video Player - Fast Forward
Android Video Player - Fast Forward
As shown in screenshot above, while swiping the finger horizontally you can see the location in video where you would be moved and can lift the finger as soon as you reach to the desired location in video. This allows you to fast forward or backward at very precise location in video.

Android Video Player - User Controls : You can tap the video screen to display the user controls of this Video Player App.

Android Video Player - User Controls
Android Video Player - User Controls
The HW icon and Music symbol icon at the right hand top corner of the screen are used to select Decoder and Music Track.

The icon at the right hand bottom corner of the screen can be tapped multiple times to change the screen mode from Stretch, Crop, 100% and Fit Screen.

The three controls at bottom center of the screen are usual play/pause, move next and previous icons and can be tapped to perform actions accordingly.

Android Video Player -  Control Lock Mode : In above screenshot there is a Lock icon at bottom left hand side of the screen. This is a special and different feature. When you tap the lock icon then the swipe and touch features of the app are locked.

When you are in control lock mode then touching or tapping the screen displays the lock icon at the right hand top corner of the screen as shown in screenshot below.

Android Video Player - Control Lock Mode
Android Video Player - Control Lock Mode
In this mode you would not see other user controls at the bottom and you can not change the volume of the video by swiping vertically.

This mode is for locking the user controls while you are playing the video so that things do not change accidentally or controls do not come in playing area of the screen when you touch the screen accidentally.

You can install this wonderful app from Android Market or App store of your choice and can start enjoying great video playbacks.

As mentioned at start of this post, this is second post on Android Video Player and if you have not yet read about first video player app discussed in earlier post then you can read it at : Android Video Player - Best and Free App to Play AVI, WMV, MKV, MP4, FLV and Many Codecs with Subtitles
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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Music Player For Android - With Equalizer, Lyrics, Album Art and Videos

This is one of the best and free Android Music Player apps in the market. It comes with nice features like Album Art, Lyrics, Equalizer. It has wonderful and useful search capability where you can search related information of the song being played at Youtube, Wikipedia, Google and more. It allows you to play audio as well as video songs. This app has all those wonderful features which you may be looking for in a Android Music Player.

This is second post on Android Music Player. If you have not read about the previous Android Music Player then you can read about it at Android Music Player 1.

If you are looking for an internet radio for listening hours of streaming music then you can checkout one at : Radio App For Android - Listen Music You Love Anywhere And Anytime

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Android Music Player - MixZing Basic : This is absolutely free, ad supported Music Player app and has features which you would find in paid Android music player apps. The user interface of this app is simple and nice. One of the interesting features in this app is you can search related information of the song being played. You can search from lyrics to videos. Once you find the related video of the song then you can tap it to play it within this player itself. You need to install and experience this app once to understand how good it is.

Android Music Player Home Screen :  When you launch this app first time then it shows you useful informative screens. Once you move past the informative screens then you would see the wonderful home screen of this app.

Android Music Player - Home Screen
Android Music Player - Home Screen
You can see how different and innovative the user interface of this app is. Here you can tap "Now Playing" to go directly to the current playing or last played song. You can tap "Shuffle All" to immediately start playing the songs in random order. You can tap "Folders" to browse the folders on your phone and select the songs from specific folder to play.

You can press the menu button of your Android phone to see some useful menus on this screen. One of the important menus is "Settings", where you can fine tune behavior of this app and customize certain aspects to suit your need.

Android Music Player - Songs List : When you tap "Music" in home screen then you would see the songs list screen as shown in screenshot below.

Android Music Player - Songs List
Android Music Player - Songs List
This screen allows you to access your music by Artists, Albums, Songs, Genres or Playlists. Tap one of the icons on the bottom toolbar of this screen to see your music by that category. Above screenshot is showing the music by songs and you can see the songs button is highlighted in green color.

At the top of the screen you can see the last song that was played. You can tap this top bar to start playing that song again. Below that you see the songs with their duration at the right of their names. To start playing any of the songs listed here, just tap it.

Android Music Player With Album Art : One of the interesting features of this app is ability to show the album art of the song that is being played. When you tap the song from the list displayed above then you will see the player as shown in screenshot below and it would start to play the tapped song.

Android Music Player - Album Art
Android Music Player - Album Art
The Album Art of the song is automatically fetched and displayed if it is available. Tap previous, next button on the bottom toolbar of this screen to move to previous or next song in the list. Tap the pause button at any point of time to pause the song. Tapping the "More" button at the right side of the toolbar displays few more buttons which provides few more useful functions. You can tap the progress bar to move song to specific point.

Android Music Player - Lyrics : While you are in player and song is being played you can tap the "i" button  at the top left hand corner of the screen to display the drop down menu. From this drop down menu you can select "Biography", "Lyrics", "YouTube", "Wikipedia", "Google" or "Close Info". Tap the "Lyrics" from these menus to display the lyrics of the song being played. It would fetch the lyrics from the internet if available and display it.

Android Music Player - Lyrics
Android Music Player - Lyrics
As shown in screenshot above, you can see the lyrics of the song while it is being played. This really make you appreciate the deep meaning of the song and powerful music which is decorating it. If you want to close the lyrics page then tap the slider at bottom left corner of the screen with up arrow icon on it. This would show you the same menus where you can tap "Close Info" menu to go back to player.

Android Music Player With Equalizer : When you are at player screen then you would find the Equalizer button at the left side of the bottom toolbar. Tap this button to launch the Equalizer settings screen as shown in screenshot below.

Android Music Player - Equalizer
Android Music Player - Equalizer
Tap the "On" check box at left hand side top corner of this screen to switch Equalizer "On" or "Off". Here you can either do custom setting by dragging individual bids by your finger or you can select preset settings by tapping the drop down control just after "On" check box.

By selecting the appropriate "Apply to" value from drop down box, you can decide whether the Equalizer setting would be applied to all songs or specific song. Tap the "More" button at the right hand top corner of this screen to see few more Equalizer controls.

Once done with the Equalizer setting that you want then press the back button of your Android phone to go back to player screen.

Android Music Player With Video Player : This app has built in capability to play video music files as well.  From home screen of this app tap "Videos" to see the list of video files on your Android phone. From the list of those video files tap the video that you want to play and app would start playing it as shown in screenshot below.

Android Music Player - Video Player
Android Music Player - Video Player
Above screenshot is showing Shakira's "Hips don't lie" video. You can tap pause button to pause the video at any point of time. You can tap on progress bar to move quickly in video at specific point. Only drawback which can be noticed with this video player is it does not have full screen mode. To exit from the video player and to go back to home screen of the app, just press the back button of your Android phone.

This app comes with nice widgets which you can put on your Android phone's home screen. Check out those widgets.

If you find this app interesting then you may like to read post on another such wonderful Android Music Player app at Android Music Player 1.

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