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Android apps for developers

Android is already leading the world of smartphones. It is not only making things easier for consumers but also opening new avenues for developers and enthusiasts. Apps are the heart of this Google’s open source platform. These are giving an ease to the masses. And for many developers, these are the only source of bread and butter. Here — instead of elaborating what apps can do — we are listing top five must-have Android apps that developers can install to make themselves smarter.

Google Keep

Google Keep is a note-taking app. As its name suggests, Keep allows you to keep all your important notes right on your device. This means that this app can be your companion in noting down some codes on the go. You can also add photos or grab some screenshots or even record voice notes that can be transcribed at a later stage. In addition to simply holding your notes, the app provides you a way to organise information with some colorful labels and even add reminders to your checklists.

Google Keep

Google Keep

One of the main advantages of Google Keep is its cross-platform availability and real-time synchronisation. You don’t need to worry about your precious notes even when you switch from an iOS device to an Android one.

Google Drive

After Google Keep, the next app that we are mentioning here is again a Google product. It’s Google Drive. This app gives you access to a cloud storage where you can save any of your personal files in addition to notes and photos. The files that are saved in Drive using an Android device can easily be accessed directly through other devices. Additionally, there is Google search support to let you quickly find your needy thing from an extensive collection.

Google Drive

Google Drive

Google Drive is a must-have app if you’re a developer. It is quite helpful for storing your files as well as lets you involve your developer friends to complete your projects at a faster pace.

Intel App Preview

Apart from Google, Intel is also in the race to make things easier and smarter for Android users. There is a free-to-download Intel App Preview that allows you to preview your Intel XDK-based apps directly on your Android device. The app itself is based on Apache Cordova 3.5 and comes bundled with tools such as Cordova Plugin APIs, Intel XDK Plugin APIs and Intel App Security Plugin APIs.

Intel App Preview

Intel App Preview

You can use Intel App Preview if you’re already involved in some developments related to XDK that the chip maker launched to enable hybrid mobile app development. It additionally offers features like remote debugging and a live layout editing interface to ease your progress.

Developer Options

It is often quite hard to find developer settings on Android devices. But thankfully, there is an app called Developer Options that provides you a simple solution. This single app lets you reach each and every developer settings on your device. You can enable or disable options like ‘stay awake’ and ‘allow mock locations’ as well as ‘add pointer location’ and ‘CPU usage’ to enhance your development.

Developer Options

Developer Options

Developer Options can be installed on any device that runs on Android 1.6 or above. And the most importantly, it’s just 18KB in size.

SHAREit

The last app that can make any Android developer smarter is SHAREit. It provides you a file transfer product that you can use to move your important APKs or some other stuff at a faster speed than a traditional Bluetooth exchange.

SHAREit

SHAREit

In addition to faster transfer, the Lenovo-owned app has cross-platform sharing support to let you share your content with devices other than Android ones. You can also send or receive packages between mobile devices and PCs.

So these are the apps that you can install on your Android device to develop new content for your audience in a smarter way.