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Indie app of the day - Clear Defaults

Today's indie app of the day is called Clear Defaults. This simple little application will help you clear out your default applications very quickly.
March 12, 2014
indie app of the day clear defaults
indie app of the day clear defaults

What is Clear Defaults?

Today’s indie app of the day is called Clear Defaults. It may not be an app you use every day but it is certainly one of the ones you’re glad you have when you need it. The premise of Clear Defaults is very simple. It will clear out the default application for a specific action so you don’t have to go rooting around through your settings menu to do it manually.

The more tech savvy among us may have difficulty finding a use for this app and we understand that. If you know where to go to clear defaults then you not need an app like this. However, during testing we found that it is much faster to use an app like Clear Default than it is to go wading through the settings menu. If you happen to be one of those people who accidentally assign defaults on a fairly consistent basis, then this app can actually save you quite a bit of time and frustration.

The interface for the app is simple and a tad outdated but it is functional and that’s what’s really important. When you open Clear Defaults it’ll show a list of apps that have a default action assigned to them. You hit the little broom button on the right side and the app info will appear. Simply tap the clear button and the default is gone. It’s a simple application that performs a simple task amicably.

There are a few things we weren’t so sure about. Even if the interface is functional, it’d be nice to see some design incorporated too. Just because the app is simple with a specific use doesn’t mean it should be ugly too. It should also be noted that user reviews have complained about compatibility issues with the Samsung Galaxy S3. So if you have one of those this app may not work for you. There is also no way to get rid of the ads via a pro version or anything like that.

Final thoughts

There really isn’t all that much to say about the app. It’s ugly and owners of a Galaxy S3 may have trouble but it appears to function perfectly fine otherwise and that’s always good. It’s free in the Google Play Store which means you can’t call it a bad deal. It’s a little niche, yes,

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but if you’re unfamiliar with that portion of the settings menu or you just dislike browsing around in there, this app can make the journey far less time consuming and troublesome.