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Android Credit Card Processing Apps – Four of the Best

Posted By Shannon Martin on December 22nd, 2011

All businesses, large and small, will need to decide if the growing demand for mobile cell phone credit card processing will increase profits for their company. M-commerce is a swiftly growing industry with some forecasts projecting that it will reach a trillion dollars by 2020. Mobile device companies and application software continue to evolve and are more affordable now than ever before. If you have an Android phone, you are already halfway to accepting mobile payments. Here are four of the best Android apps for accepting credit cards.

Mobile Merchant Pro

This Android app is free and simple to use. It does have limited gateway support; however it shares compatibility with two of the most popular gateways, PayPal, Website Payments Pro and Authorize.Net. All you have to do is type in the credit or debit card information and click on the Charge Now button. The app itself is free and there is no additional transaction fees charged by Mobile Merchant, however there will be gateway fees charged every time a card is processed.

Intuit GoPayment

GoPayment allows you to accept checks, credit cards and debit cards through your Android phone. The collected funds go directly into your merchant or bank account by simply entering in the customer’s payment information and clicking the charge button. Also, as an added bonus, this free app can grow with your company by allowing up to fifty employees on one GoPayment account.

You will need to set up a merchant services account in order to access Intuit GoPayment, but those are relatively easy to set up and can be more cost-effective for businesses that will be accepting a large number of mobile payments. The GoPayment version for Android is not compatible with the card reader attachment, so all information will need to be entered manually at this point in time.

Square

Square for Android allows you to not only accept credit cards but cash as well through your mobile device. There are no hidden charges, monthly fees or contracts required. Square earned its name from the white plastic hexahedron that attaches to the Android phone or mobile device. This device is actually a card reader, used to swipe a credit or debit card which then sends the information through your phone to a cell phone credit card processing service.

The Square app contains an encryption shield, which secures the customer’s details and sends a digital text or receipt to the customer’s phone or e-mail depending on their preference. Square can be used with or without the attachment. If you prefer not to use the card reader, all information can be entered manually.

ROAMpay

ROAMpay is an app through QuickPay Merchant Services. It works in conjunction with a credit card reader provided by the service and allows for the widest choice of gateway services. Not only does this app allow you to accept credit cards through swiping the card or manually typing in the information, but it also allows you to do offline sales if you are in an area that is out of range for your mobile device.

Mobile Trading App Review: Trade Interceptor Mobile App

Posted By Steve McFarlane on September 21st, 2011

Successfully trading the forex market requires that you have the right attitude, trading skills, discipline and of course, the right tools. A powerful Android forex trading tool is the Trade Interceptor Mobile app.

Trade Interceptor Forex Mobile is a multi-broker and multi-feature trading app that facilitates Forex and CFD trading. The app, and the platform it runs on, is offered to traders free of charge and allows them to manage their trading accounts whether they have it at one, or several brokers.

This Android forex app is the mobile version of the Trade Interceptor desktop application, which means that each trade can be executed from the app and then managed from the desktop application, or visa versa.

It provides streaming quotes & charts, price alerts, technical analysis tools and also facilitates trading from the charts.

Live Quotes and Streaming Charts
Owing to the fact that the app was built on Push technology there is no need to refresh the app to get real-time quotes or charting data, that is done automatically.

The app allows the trader to receive real-time FX price quotes and streaming charts from some of the top FX brokers, as well as execute live trades on their respective accounts.

You can trade from both the quote grid and the charts.  The mobile app also includes technical analysis indicators, graphical tools and exclusive analytical tools such as TRENDRISK™.

Once trades are entered on the app they will be synchronized, in real-time, with the free Trade Interceptor desktop application, which can be accessed with the same user name and password that is used for the mobile app.

For example, the trader can set up alarms on desktop application and receive alerts on their Android device, and vice-versa, even if they aren’t logged in on the app.

Support for Multiple Brokers and Accounts

Owing to the fact that the app is built on a multi-broker system, it is possible to manage various trading accounts from multiple brokers as well as do live trading from those accounts. Supported brokers include:

  • FXCM
  • GFT
  • ACM
  • Dukascopy
  • MB Trading
  • FXSolutions

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Top 4 Android Budget Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on September 13th, 2011

Whether you make minimum wage or millions, a budget can really help you better spend your hard earned dollars, or at least give you accountability each time you hand over cash or a credit card. There are quite a few Android budget apps you can use to help you better manage your finances. In this article we highlight the best budgeting apps we could find.

If you are concerned about your sensitive information getting into the wrong hands in the event the phone is lost, stolen or misplaced, rest assured that the best budget trackers have password protection to safeguard any sensitive and private information that is stored therein.

Mint.com Personal Finance

This app was developed as a companion to the Mint.com website and is available for Androids as well as iPhones devices. Mint is a popular personal finance app that does a lot of things right. The app allows you to link your online banking accounts as well as credit and debit cards so you can manage your finances from the convenience of your phone and enable you to make better decisions about how you spend your money.

Once your budget is setup you can monitor how well you are following it in terms of your income, expenses and general cash flow. You may also find the alert feature quite useful for letting you know when a deposit is made to your account, as well as sensitize you to a possible fraudulent activity on your accounts.

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Easy Envelope Budget Aid: Sync

Here is another convenient way to track your expenses and reconcile them against your planned monthly spending. The EEBA (Easy Envelope Budget Aid) app helps you to manage expenditures based on the ‘Envelop Budgeting System’. You decide how much you want to spend on a particular category/envelop and the app will help you monitor things. Of course you will need to enter each expense item as it occurs for the application to work properly.

The good news is EEBA allows you to manage things from one account, so it is possible to setup the budget on your computer, make changes from your phone and give multiple family members access to the EEBA account so they can spend from the same budget. If everyone is faithful in updating the app, you should stay within budget or at least better manage overspending.

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Pageonce Pro – Money & Bills

Admittedly Pageonce is not an app for micro budgeting. If you want an app that will allow you to track every penny spent, you should look elsewhere. What this app allows you to do is see you financial status at a glance. Because the app can track your bank accounts, credits cards, utility bills etc, it can give a summary of what you have to spend and what bills are due.

Some standout features include the ability to:

  • Track all your money and bills in one place
  • Receive due date reminders
  • Get important account notifications
  • Protect your account with real-time alerts
  • Monitor credit card & bank transactions
  • View detailed bill & account statements
  • Track your investment portfolio
  • Track frequent flyer miles and rewards
  • Track data usage, mobile minutes, data cap etc
  • Add an unlimited number of accounts

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EasyMoney

This is a Android budget app that combines an expense tracker, a bill reminder, a checkbook register and a budget planner in one solution. Use the app to track expenses in categories, set payment reminders and graph how you are spending your money generally or in a detailed view to see individual transactions. Most useful features of EasyMoney include:

  • Split transactions supported for more detailed income & expense tracking
  • Export captured data as QIF & CSV to desktop money managers such as Quicken
  • Upcoming and overdue bill notifications
  • Interactive reports and graphs lets you analyze income, expenses and cash flow
  • Fully customizable income and expense categories
  • Take Photos of Bills & Receipts
  • Integrated Checkbook Manager
  • Track income and expenses for multiple accounts in multiple currencies
  • Setup repeating transactions
  • Support transfers between accounts

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Finance Apps for College Students

Posted By Steve McFarlane on August 22nd, 2011

Believe it or not, you can use your Android for more than just playing Angry Birds. There is a plethora of financial apps that tech savvy college students can use to keep a budget, balance a checkbook, keep track of their financial aid, and even do taxes. Since most college kids are strapped for cash and more likely to hesitate paying for an app, the apps mentioned here are all free.

If you’re a Bank of America customer you can download their Mobile Banking app and use it to pay bills, transfer funds and check your account balance. There’s even a neat little feature that allows you to find the closest banking centers and ATM using your phone’s GPS.

A newer app that’s gotten some positive reviews is Easy Envelope Budget Aid. The free version of the app allows for up to 10 regular budgeting envelopes as well as 10 annual envelopes. This app is great for the student who is paying for his/her schooling with financial aid and needs to keep track of every penny.

Pageonce, like Easy Budget Aid, helps you to keep a budget and track expenses, which will be great to have once you start paying to file taxes. However, Pageonce is more comprehensive in its feature-set and allows you to keep track of your credit cards, bank statements, investment accounts and can even be used to track your frequent flier miles as well as your mobile minutes and data plan. The app has over a million downloads and a nearly perfect review record.

Anyone living on a limited budget should be using Expense Manager. This app allows you track your expenses by week, month, and year; allows you to schedule payments; alerts you when payment is due and also allows you to keep multiple accounts. It also features a cloud and SD Card back up.

The Square app allows you take credit card payments on your phone. Once you download Square they will send you a free credit card reader in the mail. If you want to sell something to a friend that doesn’t have cash on them you can use Square and have them pay you with their debit or credit card. The app can come in really handy at garage sales as well.

In this economy anybody could use a little help with their finances. These apps should help you take control of your finances and give you a head start before joining the work force.

Charles Wood is a content writer hailing from North Carolina. He spends his free time preparing for the zombie apocalypse, being rude by playing silly games on his Android during dinner, and forgetting to look both ways before crossing the street.

Top 5 Android Real Estate Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on August 17th, 2011

Having the right real estate apps can help you find new listings before others; and if you are an agent, you can use them to help your clients find a deal that is right for their budget and preference. This is a roundup of the best real estate apps we could find for Android phones and tablets.

Realtor.com Real Estate Search

This is  a powerful real estate app that clients and real estate agents should find extremely useful. Use the app to find houses that are up for sale and information relating to the listing. The app also has the ability to share listings with an agent, family and friends using email and social media services. Some of the app’s most notable features include the ability to:

  • View listings of nearby properties as you move around
  • Save voice notes; this is very useful for remembering the property’s features and your first impressions; a very useful feature for those who view lots of properties
  • View the area immediately surrounding a property using the Google Street View service
  • View nearby homes for sale from a widget without opening the app

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Google Maps

Invariably you are going to need help finding a property in an unfamiliar area. Google Maps has voice-guided navigation for finding hard to locate addresses. If you want to go super-agent, you can use the app to see if there are geographical features, landmarks or properties that could make it difficult to sell a property, i.e. nearby train routes or airports. QR Code

Zillow Real Estate & Rentals

Zillow has data for millions of homes in the U.S. With a GPS enabled phone you can have the app show homes that are on sale or rent close to your current location. The app has a unique “make me move” features which states the price at which an owner will be willing to move if the right offer is made, in essence the app lists properties that aren’t on the market even though you could convince the buyer to sell.

It is also a great app for wondering around an area to see what homes are on the market, if only to see what you can afford. If you find a listing that you may be interesting in, Zillow will usually have the contact info for the current agent so you can call and get further information. QR Code

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Mortgage Calculator

Helps you figure out what you or a client of yours can afford to pay for a mortgage based on current interest rates, the property’s value and the down payment. QR Code

Astrid Locale Add-on

Did you know it is possible to configure your Android to detect where you are and then have it display a location specific reminder when you get to that predetermine location. How is this useful to a real estate agent? Let us say you have a property to check on but you keep on forgetting to go have a look at it when you are close by. You can have your Android remind you, with a popup notification, the next time you are in the area. For this solution to work you will need to install the Locale plugin and the Astrid Locale Add-on. QR Code

Call Reminder Notes

You wont forget to ask a client for some important information the next time you talk to them if you use Call Reminder. You can use the app to assign a note to a contact so that you will be reminded of what you must talk to them about when next you talk. Call Reminder will show a popup note the next time your client calls you or you attempt to call them. QR Code

Phone Apps You Can Earn Money With

Posted By Steve McFarlane on August 15th, 2011

There seems to be no end to the number of apps you can use to waste time, while these are great for passing time, when you genuinely have nothing to do, we think that consumers will welcome solutions that allow them to spend their time more productively. We came across some apps that pay anywhere from $5 to a few hundred dollars to complete some simple tasks that we think you would like to know about.

Gigawalk

With Gigwalk you can join a mobile workforce and get paid for completing commissioned jobs. This app uses geo-positioning to find jobs nearby that you can claim and complete. For example, you may find a job that requires you to verify that a one-way sign is present at a specific intersection or you may be required to confirm that a roadblock actually exist. A typical job will pay $5, but you can qualify for higher paying gigs the more high quality work you submit – you get paid via PayPal.

Checkpoints

This one pays you in reward points that are redeemable for gift cards, airline points and gadgets. You earn points by using CheckPoints to scan the barcodes of featured products that are on offer in 1,000,000+ stores. When you’re not in a store check out the “Anywhere” section to find opportunities to earn extra. You can redeem your points for Amazon.com Gift Cards, donations to charity, Delta and Alaska airline miles and gadgets.

See the app in action:

WeReward

You can earn point for checking into an establishment or completing a task. Find a checkin for a local business by doing a keyword search or use the app to look for opportunities that are close to your current location. A typical check-in asks you to visit a store; make a purchase; take a picture of yourself with the product and submit it to WeRewards; storeowners use this service to drive traffic to their stores and reward customers for visiting their establishment.  You can also earn 10% off the verified earnings of others by referring friends to use the service. You can claim your points via a PayPal account.

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Field agent

Get paid to complete surveys, verify information, take photos etc. The app connects people who want information with those who can provide that information. A typical job asks the agent to verify the price of an item in a competitor’s store; you may be asked to take a photo of the item and send it through the app – not a bad gig if you are already planning to go to the store.

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We have to conclude that getting yourself in the frame of mind to collect a mere $5 for a job that will cost you valuable time to complete is not the mentality of would-be-millionaires. While you are unlikely to make your next million using these apps, we recognize that it is cool that consumers can get paid to complete tasks they need to do anyway.

The Best Android Translators

Posted By Steve McFarlane on July 29th, 2011

Having a good language translation app installed on your phone is no doubt a more convenient and efficient alternative to carrying a translation dictionary. Whether you need a translation app for your next overseas trip, or something to help you learn a new language, the following are the best Android translators available.

TransZilla Translator

TransZilla is a free translator that uses Google Translate and supports more than 50 languages. You can use TransZilla to translate words and sentences by simply typing the text into the input field and clicking GO. The app would have been better if it could give a definition of the word so you could verify the accuracy of the translation, or have a better understanding of what was translated, but It does have a convenient TTS (text-to-speech) feature that will read the translated text to you. You can also translate voice inputs and use the translation in emails or SMS; this is a convenient solution for communication with a client or colleague who doesn’t speak or write your language. QR code

Babylon 2Go Translator

Babylon has long been known as a provider of one of the best offline translation services, so the fact that they offer an translation software for Android devices is good news for its fans. The app gives quick and comprehensive dictionary results and translations between more than 75 languages. In fact, you can translate text and look up the same in the dictionary to get a better understanding of the words in the resulting translation. The app works well, but the interface could use some refreshing. QR code

Google Translate

Use Google Translate to instantly translate text between more than 50 languages. This is the most popular and arguably the best Android translator currently available, not surprisingly it is an official solution from Google itself. Unlike TransZilla, you will be able to see dictionary results for the text you have translated. The app does allow you to enter text via voice input and will even read back the translated text with its text-to-speech feature so you can hear the proper pronunciation. QR code

ColorDict Dictionary Translate

ColorDict truly has one of the best all-in-one dictionaries. It allows for searches to be performed on popular online resources such as Wordnet, StarDict, Google Translate, Google Dictionary and Wikipedia; you can download free dictionaries as well. It would be nice if the app offered an Android offline translator in a similar way that it does for its offline dictionary. QR code

Universal Translator

This app is also based on the Google Translator api, that means you get support for scores of languages, text-to-speech and accurate translations. Even so, that app also uses content from other resources such as Bing. That in mind, you may choose this app over Google Translator if you prefer the app’s interface. Notable features include: the ability to translate SMS, voice recognition and voice synthesis. QR code

Annotate and Sign PDF Documents with These Android Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on June 15th, 2011

Do you need to go paperless or have the tools to allow your customer’s to fill out an important document, sign and immediately email it to the office while you are still on the road? The following Android apps will allow you to annotate a PDF, fill out PDF forms and digitally sign a document with your Android phone or Tablet.

RepliGo Reader ($4.99)

This app allows the viewing and annotating of PDF documents. Use the app to highlight, underline and cross-out text; add sticky notes, ovals, rectangles, arrows, lines and freehand drawings. RepliGo Reader also integrates with Gmail, Dropbox, Evernote and various other applications. Some of this app’s best features include the ability to:

  • View and annotate PDF files from your email, memory card, Dropbox, Evernote and the Internet
  • Add highlights, cross-outs, underlines, sticky notes, arrows, lines, ovals, rectangles and freehand drawings
  • Adjust colors, border thickness and the note for any PDF annotation
  • Read documents easily with reflowed text and night mode
  • Scroll quickly through pages by swiping or tapping on the edge of the screen
  • Navigate long documents using bookmarks, comments, document links, go to page, search and thumbnails
  • Click on email, map, phone and web hyperlinks to launch applications
  • Quickly zoom in and out by pinching or double-tapping columns, images or tables
  • Select text and copy it to the clipboard
  • Easily rotate documents into your preferred orientation
  • Open password protected PDF with an Android

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SignMyPad ($3.99)

Accept digital signatures and annotate PDF documents with this simple Android PDF app. You can use the app to load and read a PDF (from an email), add text, a date and a signature and email it back to the sender. This is perfect for real estate agents, lawyers and insurance agents and anyone for whom being able to accept digital signatures, while on the road, will increase productivity or speed up the rate at which deals are closed.

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The Best Android Expense Tracker Apps, Hands Down

Posted By Steve McFarlane on June 13th, 2011

Whether you need to keep a record of your business expenses, to give your accountant at the end of your business trip, or you need to build a budget and track how well you are following it, keeping tabs on how much one spends and has to spend is essential to effective management of your financial affairs. If you use an Android phone or Tablet, we believe that the following are among the best Android expense trackers you can find.

Expensify – Expense Reports

One of the most hated activities of some employees and business owners is manually entering their expense from paper receipts and credit card transactions into spreadsheets.  With Expensify you never have to handle paper receipts or enter data manually again. If like most persons you charge your expenses to a credit card, you can link the card to an Expensify account and it will pull all the relevant information from your account so you can generate expense reports to submit to the accountant.

You can also capture spending details from receipts by using the app as a receipt scanner. Once you have scanned the receipt, send it to Expensify for it to be added to your account; this expense management app also handles ereceipts, and can also record cash transactions as well.  Install/QR Code (more…)

Best Android Apps for Small Business Owners and Employees

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 27th, 2011

Software has the power to make things more convenient, life more fun and business activities more productive. From saving money, by planning and reschedule your own business itinerary, to refining a presentation on your Android smart phone here are some great apps for the small business owners or employees.

PdaNet

Being able to pull out a laptop and work wherever you like can seriously increase one’s productivity and effectiveness as a businessperson. Using a tethering solution means that you will not need to have a separate data card for the laptop and another for your cell phone. Unfortunately, cellular service providers aren’t always keen on allowing their customers to tether computers and other network devices.

As a work around, many have resorted to rooting their phones to enable tethering. However, you can save yourself the hassle by installing PdaNet to share your Internet connection with other devices without requiring that you sign up for a tethering plan. Install/QR Code

Documents To Go

Using the relative small screen of the smart phone to create or even edit an Office document may not be the most efficient way to work, but being able to do so can be a life saver if you are on the road and need to review some spreadsheet numbers, edit a proposal before sending it off or make a PowerPoint presentation using an Android device. Documents To Go can:

  • Transfer, and automatically sync documents between your computer and Android via USB
  • Format documents: bold, italics, underline, font color, alignment, bulleted & numbered lists, tables, bookmarks, comments, footnotes, endnotes, track-changes, word count, find & replace, etc.
  • Create, view, edit Microsoft Word, Excel, & PowerPoint files
  • View PDF files

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Finding the Cheapest Gas Near Me

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 15th, 2011

With the unrest in the Middle raging on, we may be stuck with high gas prices for some time to come. Besides purchasing a more fuel-efficient vehicle, changing your driving habits and driving less, there are resources you can use to help you reduce how much you spend on fuel each week. One options is to actively search for the cheap gas stations, in your area. (more…)

Best Android Travel Planner Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 12th, 2011

Travel planner apps are a great way to ensure that all the bases are covered before you go on a trip. They also help the traveler better organize things to reduce some of the stress and hassle that is associated with traveling. The following is a round-up of three of the best Android travel planner apps, which addresses three traveling scenarios namely: travel by car, travel in general travel and traveling with a baby. (more…)

Top Rated Android Apps for Travelers

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 11th, 2011

For the most part traveling is fun and adventurous, but the fact that it takes us out of our comfort zone ensures that adequate preparation must be made the see to comfort and convenience of yourself and those who travel with you.  The following is a roundup of some of the best Android travel apps that will provide the information and resources to make your next trip awesome. (more…)

Top Rated Android Remote Desktop Access Clients

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 10th, 2011

Some of the apps in this review come at a premium, but considering the fact that they enable their users to be productive, even while they are away from their workstations, more than justify the premium that consumers are asked to pay; nevertheless, there are free VNC apps as well. We will not show you how to use these RDP clients, instead we are presenting an overview of some of the best Android remote desktop apps (more…)

Android Apps for Stock Traders

Posted By Steve McFarlane on May 10th, 2011

Mobile trading application allow traders and investors to check what is happening in the market and take advantage of trading opportunities even while they are away from their trading stations.

While some brokers offer proprietary stock trading applications, there are options that are available to all, whether or not one has a paid or funded account at a stock, currency, options or derivatives broker.  Here are some of the best-rated Android apps for stock market traders and investors who use Android phones and Tablets. (more…)

Smartphone Insurance for Your Android

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 18th, 2011

The average price of a smartphone these days is well over $350, with many costing north of $500.  This means that a smartphone purchase is a significant expenditure for quite a few consumers. One way to lower the cost of replacing a lost, stolen or damaged phone is to take out mobile phone insurance.

Cell phone insurance coverage is also referred to as extended cell phone warranties; examples of these plans are offered by Verizon, AT&T and T mobile. The plans usually provide some form of compensation if the phone is damaged or destroyed because of a drop, spill, mechanical malfunction or electrical failure. There are also third party insurers who will compensate you if your phone is destroyed or stolen. The premiums for smartphone insurance can be pretty high though, with some even calling the high prices criminal. (more…)

The Best Android Finance Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on February 13th, 2011

Smart phones are convenient tools from for staying connected and even getting work done remotely. Android finance applications allow for this capability to be further leveraged in managing one’s expenses as well as making it more convenient to do mundane things such as depositing a check.

This is a roundup of the best Android Finance apps. The list includes tax apps, budgeting apps, mileage, and expense tracking apps. You can download any of these Android finance apps by scanning the QR Code with a barcode scanner app..

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How to Accept Credit Card Payments Without A Merchant Account

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 27th, 2011

If you want to accept credit card payments for your business you have a few options to consider. The first, and most expensive option (in terms of setup costs) is to get a merchant account; you also have the option of using third party merchant services such a PayPal; and thirdly, there is a mobile option that we’ll discuss later.

Merchant accounts are great because they offer lower transaction fees and are therefore ideal for businesses that handle a large number of transactions. However, the setup costs can be high, though there are some merchant services that have a low to nil setup cost.

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The Best Android Email Clients

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 25th, 2011

Most new Androids come with Gmail and another mail client that is simply called mail. While Gmail only handles emails from its namesake Google email service (Gmail), the generic client (Mail) can handle multiple accounts, but has a limited feature-set.  In this article, we will be looking at other Android email clients that can replace the stock Droid email clients and can also handle multiple POP3, IMAP and other webmail services. (more…)

Android Apps for Finding Gas Stations and Cheap Gas

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 18th, 2011

Besides driving less aggressively and making fewer road trips, there are things consumers can do to reduce how much they pay for gasoline, not least among which is finding a gas station that sells at a good price. If you just need to find the nearest gas station with little concern for price, you can always try Yelp or Layer applications. However, if you want to find the cheapest gas at a nearby gas station, here are some Google Android apps that were designed to help consumers do just that.

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Android Mileage Tracker and Vehicle Fuel Usage Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 18th, 2011

There is not doubt that the price of gasoline is on a perpetual upward trend; it has been so for the last couple of years. And with the rise of the Chinese auto market and a dwindling number of new oil wells being found, that upward trend seems set to continue. While there is a new push to produce more fuel-efficient cars, consumers must do what they can to curb their fuel usage.  Here are some of the best apps to help motorist record, report and analyze their driving habits as well as save at the fuel pump.

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Best Android Math and Calculator Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 12th, 2011

You can carry one less device by installing a calculator app on your Android. Some persons may still want to carry a dedicated calculator, to ensure that they can continue working if the phone battery goes dead, and to have a more rugged device, but that is about all a traditional calculator has over an Android calculator app.

In many case, the scientific, construction, finance and calculus calculators that are available on smart phones surpasses those of traditional calculators on points of style and function.

Here are some of the best Android calculator apps available today.  You can download each mathematics app by scanning the QR Code with a barcode scanner app. You can also enlarge each screen shot by simply clicking it. (more…)

The Best Lotus Notes Android Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 5th, 2011

Lotus Notes Traveler is the official Lotus Notes Android app for mobile users.  Lotus Notes Traveler is also available for the iPhone, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms. This Android Lotus Notes app allows the user to sync emails, calendars and contacts with their mobile phones.Traveler - Lotus Notes Android client

Some key features of the Lotus Notes Traveler app include:

  • The ability to access Lotus Notes from Android and other mobile platforms, including Windows Mobile and the iPhone.
  • A no-charge Lotus Notes mobile solution for customers who qualify.
  • The ability to get Lotus Notes emails on Android phones with Traveler’s remote sync feature. You can also get your email attachments, calendar entries and contact data. (more…)

The Best Android Shopping and Coupon Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on January 5th, 2011

Shopping applications give turn-by-turn directions to the nearest supermarkets, hotels, gas stations, restaurants, gyms, ATMs, banks and movie theaters, and also help consumers find great deals.

Whether you need an app to help you find a store offering the best price on an item you are looking for, or you need help finding a good gift idea, these Android shopping apps can help. We list the best Android coupon app, the best Android shopping app, and the best Android gift suggestion app we could find.

The Coupons App

Enjoy awesome savings at your favorite department stores, restaurants and gas stations with one of the most popular coupon apps forThe Coupons App – Android Coupon App the Android platform. It is not uncommon to find discounts and offers of more than 30-50% off; you can also use the app to get free samples and magazines. Some other popular features include:

  • Barcode scanning to find matching prices
  • The ability to share coupons by email, Twitter and Facebook
  • The ability to do a voice search of available coupons
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FX Trading Tools – List of the Top Android Forex Trading Apps

Posted By Steve McFarlane on December 21st, 2010

The forex market is a 24hour system that only takes a break on the weekend. As any experienced traders knows, great trading opportunities can occur at anytime throughout the day, and many when you are not at your trading desk.

Traders have long sought solutions that can allow them to trade, or at least see what is happening, from a mobile device so they don’t have to be slaves to their trading computers. Here is a list of the top Android forex mobile trading apps. (more…)