Cool Android Applications

Cool Android Applications

It’s not too often that we do an application round-up, but I’ve noticed three completely different ones from publicised at XDA recently which I thought I should share with you here. We have games, security and productivity all covered.

First, we recently we mentioned a nice little application called Android-Notifier. This  pushes notifications from your mobile device to to your computer to let you know what was going on with your phone (think along the lines of missed calls, battery level, etc.). Well, TalkMyPhone is a very similar application but it works purely through GTalk. Genius! You can even reply to SMS directly from GTalk on your computer.

Second is a game called Caravel. I haven’t spent much time on this yet but it seems good. Good enough to give it a whirl anyway. If you do not like turn-based strategy games such as Civilization or Heroes of Might and Magic, then this one probably isn’t for you. If you’re like me, however, and adore them, then I’ll see you on the battle field.

Third and finally, if you’re worried about security or data allowances you should check out the aptly named Android Firewall application. The application enables you to easily control which apps have access to network resources. This should make it quite easy to ensure that one does not explode through their monthly data allowance. It also offers things like ‘White List Mode’, ‘Password Protection’, and ‘Select Individual Apps and Apps that use Certain Device Features’. Worth checking out.

James Tromans

Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.