We have selected the 6 applications that will completely change the way you use Android.
Without a doubt, one of the differential characteristics of Android versus iOS is its great customization capacity, which offers us the possibility of modifying the experience with our terminals and make it totally unique.
In this sense, in the Google Play Store we can find very good apps to change the way we use and interact with our device every day.
For this reason, we bring you the 6 applications that will completely change the experience with our Android mobile. Some improve our user interface, others allow us to automate certain tasks and others improve some features of our mobile operating system.
The best way to customize our Android terminal is by installing a third-party launcher and, in this section, the best launcher for Android to this day it is still Nova Launcher, which has just released its seventh version for everyone.
Nova Launcher is a fast, stable and, above all, infinitely customizable launcher, since it allows us, for example, to install a specific icon pack, modify the design of our desktop or resize any widget.
But one of the most outstanding features of Nova Launcher are its gesture controls, which allow us to assign very practical functions such as access terminal settings or open a specific application.
If we want to unlock all the functionalities of this magnificent launcher we will have to acquire the Prime version that has a cost of 3.99 euros, although we can always pay it with the money we have accumulated in Google rewards.
Sesame is a universal shortcut and search builder that we can integrate with Nova Launcher and that allows us to search within almost all of our applications.
Sesame also gives us the possibility to create shortcuts to specific functions of a specific application, such as uploading our daily route to work or reviewing the results of sports competitions with a single touch.
Full Screen Gestures
If Android or Nova Launcher gestures fall short, an application that allows us to configure all kinds of gestures anywhere on the screen is Full Screen Gestures.
This app allows us to configure gestures on the left, right and bottom edges of the screen and, in addition, it allows us to assign two functions to each edge: one for a short slide and another for a long slide.
Full Screen Gestures allows us to configure gestures through which we can, for example, control volume, activate flashlight or start the Google Assistant.
One of the essential applications to improve productivity with our Android mobile is Notepin, an app that allows us to create notes and then pin them to our notification panel as reminders.
Notepin is a simple application, but it allows us organize our notes by priority, by the date we have added them or even by colors, which allows us to locate the notes in a much easier way.
We must bear in mind that, once we anchor a note, it it will be visible in our notification panel until we unpin it.
This is one of the best applications that we can find in the Play Store to automate tasks, in addition to the popular Tasker, but unlike this one it has a much lighter learning curve that allows us install it and start using it almost instantly.
Macrodroid only asks us to configure two parameters: an action and a trigger that will execute that action. So, for example, connecting the headphones to our terminal could be the trigger and the actions could be adjust volume level automatically and open the application Spotify.
This app also allows us add optional constraints to adjust the conditions under which our macro can run, thus allowing our macros to be as complex as we want.
IFTTT is the best application that we can find in the Play Store to automate tasks related to web services like Gmail, Telegram, Twitter, Google Drive, Spotify, Youtube, Instagram, Google Calendar, Evernote, Reddit or Slack.
This app allows us create applets that connect two services or devices connected to the internet, which we can control from our smartphone.
The possibilities of creating applets that IFTTT offers us are almost infinite, since we can use this application to control our smart devices, to tweet certain messages automatically, to receive SMS alerts of our Google Calendar appointments, to receive notifications of the price drop of a product that we have in monitoring or, even, to create an automatic backup of our photos, files and contacts in Google Drive.
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