app_picks

You can never really have enough application choices on your device, can you? Sometimes the Marketplace can get overwhelming with all the choices, so we make the job easy and help you with a couple applications that we know and love. Let's take a look at the choices for this week!

Phil Nickinson - Super Tumble

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A rather addicting puzzle game with a simple premise: Get the star down to the base level by removing the block in between. You've gotta do it in the proper order, though, and physics keep things from working the same every time. There are dozens of levels. Some are easier than others, so you don't get too frustrated. And because the game is level-based, you can play for a few minutes, or a few hours. Free lite version [Market Link | AppBrain] or $2.99 full version with 80 levels and no ads [Market Link | AppBrain]

Jerry Hildenbrand - SysTray Monitor

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SysTray Monitor is a small utility that simply displays an icon in your tray. You can choose between battery level (in percentage), free RAM, amount of internal storage free, or free SD card space. This doesn't sound like much, but for things like monitoring battery life or seeing how running that new app affects your free RAM this makes things much easier than sifting through the settings menu. And if you like to tweak things, this app is invaluable. Free on the Android Market [Market Link | AppBrain]

Jared DiPane - Battery Indicator 

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Well, this is pretty simple, many of you are looking for ways to display your battery in a percentage and these guys have done just that. The application is on the basic side, but it does exactly what is needed of it. It shows your current battery level in a percentage without having to flash custom ROM's or root your device. You are able to see what is draining your battery, and also reports in single percentages instead of the normal 10 increments we have seen previously. This application is free, so give it a shot! [Market Link | AppBrain]

Ali Fazel - Network Discovery

Network Discovery saves me lots of time and headaches at work by instantly showing me available ip addresses on our network as well as the hostnames of attached devices. Once a list is generated, it can then be exported to a csv file for editing in your spreadsheet application of choice. You can also optionally download a list of NIC vendors, and then view the manufacturer of any device attached your network. Network Discovery can also scan the network and report back on open and closed ports for each IP address. [Market Link | AppBrain]

Adam Sawyer - OS Monitor

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Sometimes your smart phone can be too smart for its own good, and if you want to keep tabs on exactly what your phones doing then you might want to consider OS Monitor. Not only does it show you all current processes running, but it will show you all of your active network connections, memory/data usage, and even your phones internal messages. OS Monitor also goes as far as showing you on google maps exactly where each network connection is coming from, so that could definitely be handy if you’re trying to track down something that’s killing your battery. All in all, there’s a bunch of these types of applications on the market, but if you want one that’s free, has no ads, and a sleek UI – this might be for you. [Market Link | AppBrain]

 
There are 10 comments

icebike says:

Os Monitor is way cool.

kenjancef says:

Just tried Network Discovery... OMFG!! This is PERFECT for IT guys! It scans the subnet you're on and shows all used IP's and even tells you what's connected, and what ports are open for that IP.

AND IT'S FREE!!!!

Ken

Slashdpc says:

Just curious, have you never heard of Nmap?

icebike says:

Just curious, have you ever seen the input or output of nmap?

Love super tumble

jeffreytz says:

Thanks for the tip on Battery Indicator, liked it so much upgraded to Pro.

NeoteriX says:

I prefer "SystemPanel" to OS Monitor; Systempanel has graphing/plotting of battery life, CPU activity, as well as the same comprehensive data monitoring.

+1 to battery indicator. I discovered it awhile back.. its awesome... works perfectly, never had a problem with it.

PvilleComp says:

Just downloaded Network Discovery. Thanks for the pick it works well on the Incredible. Looking back on the other comments I'm also going to look at nmap and see how it works.

jeff275 says:

Which battery widget is that in the OS Monitor screen shot? I suppose it's Sense or something I don't have on my Droid?