5 Android apps that you probably need #4

This is the 4th post in this series where I list 5 android apps that prove to be quite useful in certain scenarios so let’s go ahead and list 5 more apps that I think can be helpful for you.

1. Signal


Open Whisper Systems’ Signal is a fantastic messaging solution for security conscious mobile users. It is an all-in-one messaging and voice call solution that uses end-to-end military grade encryption. You can send text, voice, group messages, media and attachments. Ease of use and strong, open source, audited encryption makes it a favorite of the security conscious, with accolades from the likes of Edward Snowden and other privacy advocates.


2.Reverse Tethering NoRoot



Reverse Tethering NoRoot is an application that does what the title says it does. It allows you to hook your device up to your computer and then you can use your computer’s Internet connection on your phone. This is useful in those rare cases where you don’t have a steady web connection for your device. It doesn’t work with every application, such as the Google Play Store, but it does work surprisingly well. There is a free version with some limitations and a paid version with no limitations.


3. ProtonEmail


ProtonMail is a new email application that features end-to-end encryption. This adds in a layer of security and privacy that other email clients generally don’t have. You can set message passwords, use swipe gestures, and even search through your email if need be. It features a clean, useful design with easy controls. It’s entirely free to use without advertising for single users, although enterprise users may have to pay a premium.


4. DroidID



DroidID is a very creative application and perhaps the best one yet that uses Android Marshmallow’s native fingerprint scanner support. This app allows you to lock your computer and then unlock it by using a fingerprint on your device. You’ll have to install the app and the computer companion but our testing shows that it actually works. For now, it only supports Mac but word is that Windows support is coming soon. You can bet I’m going to have this one for a while.


5. Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is probably my most-used app on this list. First, you install the app on your phone, then you add the companion extension to the Chrome browser on you computer, and from here, you’ll be able to control your desktop or laptop from anywhere in the world.

Related : Control your PC from your Android device

Chrome Remote Desktop is well ahead of competitors like LogMeIn or TeamViewer in the sense that it’s completely free and can give you remote access to virtually any desktop operating system. Once you’ve logged in on both devices, you simply open the app on your Android phone or tablet, then provide your PIN, and you’ll be able to control your computer with a crisp, clear live feed of your desktop.


If you have any suggestions or use an app you would like to share let us all know in the comments.

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