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Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.

This is the app roundup. The game roundup from this week can be found here and the tablet app roundup here.

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Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.

Apps

AirDroid

Android Police coverage: [New App] AirDroid Lets Your Desktop Control Your Android Phone Over WiFi Using A Simple, Gorgeous Interface

AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly manage & control your Android device from a web browser over-the-air.

  • Files
    Transfer files between Android devices and computers.
    Cut, copy, paste, search, rename or delete files on the SD card.
    Control Cut, copy, rename, send/share, delete, sort and create visible or hidden folders and files.
  • SMS
    Read, send, forward or delete SMS messages.
  • Applications
    Install, uninstall, backup, search apps and do batch processing.
  • Photos
    Preview, delete, import, export, set as wallpaper and photos slide show from desktop.
  • Contacts
    Group, search, create contacts, check and delete call logs.
  • Ringtones
    Search, preview, import, export, delete and customize ringtones for phone calls, notifications and alarms.
  • Music
    Play, search, import, export, delete, or set as phone call, notification and alarm ringtones.
  • Device Status
    Real-time ROM, SD Card, Battery, CPU and RAM status report & monitor with charts to demonstrate available/used/total resources, and one-tap memory boost.
  • Tasks Manager
    Kill or uninstall running apps, batch operation supported.
  • Apps Manager
    Uninstall, share or check details of user and system apps.

*root* Mobile ODIN Pro

Android Police coverage: Chainfire Does It Again – Mobile ODIN Lets You Flash Firmware Right From Your Device, EverRoot Keeps You Rooted Through It All

Mobile ODIN is the on-device firmware flasher of choice. Just throw those firmware files on your (internal or external) SD card, start Mobile ODIN and flash away. For discussion, check out the forum thread on XDA-Developers.com: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1347899

Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard

Android Police coverage: [Update: Now In The Market] Download: Get The Ice Cream Sandwich Keyboard On Your Phone (Minus Voice Dictation), No Root Necessary

This is the ICS keyboard ported to pre-ICS devices.

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- Multitouch keyboard
- User dictionary, built-in dictionary
- Configurable auto correction
- Redesigned and optimized keyboard layout and style
- Speech to text (select languages only)
- Custom vibration intensity (haptic feedback)
- Long press "Enter" key to bring up smiley alternatives (Only on Im mode, for example in Gtalk)
- Long press on "/" key in URL mode to bring up domains

ROUTE 66 Maps + Navigation

With Follow Me™ augmented reality navigation, free 30-day worldwide navigation and lifetime free access to maps for over 100 countries.

Highlights:
* Follow Me. The best in augmented reality navigation. An innovative, smart, and fun way to reach your destination.
* Maps. Free access to the latest crystal-clear maps with stunning 3D content and handy links to Wikipedia and 14-day weather reports.
* Find more, faster. Intuitive and flexible: Free Text Search lets you find places with less effort.
* Put the world in your pocket with one single app. 104 maps and clear spoken directions in 59 languages and dialects.
* On-board and off-board maps. Automatically download the map data you need while on the road, or store complete maps before you go.
* Premium navigation. All the features of today’s leading navigation devices - and more - on your Android tablet or smartphone.

Navfree: Free GPS Navigation

Navfree is a completely free navigation app that offers turn-by-turn directions, spoken and on-screen instructions, offline map use and address search and live search via Google and Microsoft Bing, among many other features. The maps it uses are available for free download from the Navfree Store. The map data is stored on your device so there is no need for a constant data connection while driving. It also allows you to browse maps anytime, anywhere without paying for data connections, which means no costly roaming charges when abroad. It uses high-quality, open-source map data from OpenStreetMap that has been created and is continually improved by as many as 400,000 users around the world. If you see a problem, you can help to improve the quality of the maps by signing up to www.openstreetmap.org.

Maps available: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.

USA maps coming very soon.

 

Undelete Beta *root*

Android Police coverage: [New App] Undelete Beta Promises To Recover Deleted Files From Your Device's SD Card (For Root Users)

Welcome to the open beta of our newest root application - Undelete for Android, an application for root users that allows you to recover any type of deleted file from your SD card or internal storage. This is the first application of its kind on Android.

- Fast scanning logic
- Restore any file that has not been written over
- Securely wipe/shred files
- Works with images, video, music, archives and binaries

RSS Alarm

RSS Alarm is an alarm clock with an emphasis on staying up-to-date. Wake up in the morning to the latest news via RSS feeds, read out by your phone. Rise to that podcast you've been meaning to listen to. You can even use a normal alarm tone if that's your style.

RSS Alarm has a number of neat tricks up its sleeves, including:
- The ability to import RSS feeds from Google Reader
- Automatic importing of podcasts from Google Listen and other podcatchers
- A soothing night clock that is easy on the eyes in the dark.
- An Ice Cream Sandwich-inspired interface, ready for any Android 2.2+ device.

HITLANTIS

You've never seen an app like this before! Use it to visually discover new, independent music with Hitlantis – a highly acclaimed visual discovery engine, finally in Android Market. Hitlantis' App is your own free personalized radio used to discover fresh new independent music. Fox News called it "...a better paradigm than Pandora." The visual, fully zoomable “sea of bubbles” makes it simple for people to discover new music in an intuitive, visual manner, which is how people search for everything else in daily life, by visually seeking it out. Hitlantis App includes lots of innovative features like visual sharable Playlists and super-easy all-in-one play/pause/next button, plus interactive and fully zoomable action map of emerging talents worldwide.

CNNMoney For Android Phones

Android Police coverage: CNN Money Now Available For Android Phones And Google TV, Get Your Fix On-The-Go Or On-The-Couch

Get CNN Money's award-winning business, finance and tech news on-the-go. Track the markets with real-time data, and personalize a Watchlist to keep up with your stock performance. CNN Money’s Android app features an elegant design, making it quick and easy to get the latest business, markets and finance news.

Features:

· Real-time Market data
· Personalized Watchlists
· World Markets, Currency and Commodities data
· Breaking news alerts

Financial Times (BETA)

FT's award-winning news, with automatic downloads of the latest edition. Enjoy the FT's award-winning global news, video, comment and analysis, with automatic downloads of the most recent edition to read even when you don't have a signal.

- Free to download
- Free registration allows 8 articles per month as well as giving access to your FT.com portfolio
- Subscribers have unlimited access on all FT.com outlets - phone, tablet and desktop
- Premium subscribers also get the Financial Times' incisive Lex column and exclusive newsletters

The app is integrated with your FT.com account login and settings. Our beta version allows users to register or subscribe on device securely via FT.com. Once you have signed up, or upgraded your account, please switch back to the app and enjoy your new level of access.

 

Syncplicity

Syncplicity is the easiest way for you and your company to gain anytime, anywhere access to all the files that are important to you – from any computer, device, server, or cloud application. Syncplicity's file synchronization and management technology brings all your data together in one place so it's always backed up, in sync, accessible, and instantly shareable. And because it was designed and built from the ground up for businesses and enterprises, it gives you the level of control, security, and function you need.

If you don't already have an account, start with a free 2GB Personal Edition account or a free 30-day Business Edition trial directly within the app. Then upgrade to a paid plan anytime to get more seats, storage, and features for you and your business.

WorkSnug

WorkSnug is an augmented reality tool that connects mobile workers to the nearest and best laptop friendly locations in the major cities of the world. Our teams, dozens around the world, have actually visited and reviewed hundreds of viable workspaces. We’ve reviewed WiFi, noise levels, power provision, community feel, even the quality of the coffee, in workspaces across the world. We’re now building the world’s first global community for mobile workers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-ZO0cU1C0M

Exfoliate for Facebook

Exfoliate automates the removal of old, forgotten, content from Facebook(tm). Old content on social networking sites is a threat to your privacy. Removing this old content by hand is tedious, and practically impossible. On your wall, Exfoliate can remove any post, comment, like, or photo, whether made by you or by others, older than a time you specify. Exfoliate can remove your own posts, comments, likes, and photos, from your friends' walls too. You can choose the age of items you wish removed, and Exfoliate will remove any items that are at least as old as your selection from any of your selected content areas. It is important, though, to understand that Exfoliate truly deletes the content. It is not backed up and it is not recoverable – well, that's kinda the point.

SaveMeeting

Record, Edit & Share your meetings safely. Record and introduce markers in the audio with your mobile device. Upload it on the cloud without using up storage space and with no time limit. Enables your clients, colleagues, suppliers and even competitors to play and check your meetings.
Transcribes conclusions or minutes. Attaches work files and presentations. Introduces tasks for attendees by performing meeting follow-up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ToEFXJs9WE

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Loud Crow's latest interactive children's book - if you have kids, you should definitely check all their books out.

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Help Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang as they struggle to find the true meaning of Christmas. Peter Robbins, the original voice of Charlie Brown, narrates the rebirth of the 1965 animated classic as an interactive storybook complete with original scenes and dialog and digitally remastered illustrations, animation, and music optimized for your Droid smartphone and tablets. Play Schroeder's piano, finger paint with the gang, go carolling with the Peanuts choir, and participate in the Spectacular Super-Colossal Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Display Contest to unlock decorations for your very own Charlie Brown Christmas Tree. With something to discover on every page, this is one interactive Peanuts adventure you won't want to miss this holiday season.

Grocery Mate Trial

Two-week free trial! Grocery Mate puts the super back in supermarket. With a built-in database of all sorts of items, all divided into common-sensecategories , you’ll never write a shopping list again! The app synchronizes lists between different devices as well as via the web at www.grocery-mate.com. Plan your list in advance, walk around the store, pop food into your basket and cross out the items with a swipe of a finger. Save and share your shopping lists with relatives and friends via the website and your iPhone.

Myxer Social Radio

Myxer Social Radio is your own free personalized music service where you can listen with your friends in real-time on your Android phone or tablet. In order to use Myxer Social Radio, you will need to login with your Facebook account. Myxer Social Radio enables you to easily create your own dedicated listening rooms choosing your favorite artists from a catalog of over twelve million songs. What makes Myxer Social Radio truly different is that you can now share and listen to your favorite music at the same time with the people who matter most…your friends.

TeamViewer for Meetings

Participate in meetings from your Android device any time, anywhere. You will never miss an important discussion again: “TeamViewer for meetings” allows you to participate in web-conferences spontaneously and with more flexibility without being in front of your computer.
Download the app, enter the Meeting ID and get started straight away.

Features
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- Join a meeting on the go - also during a telephone call
- Use the integrated pointer-function to draw the attention of the presenter to an important point
- Send chat messages
- Integrated conference call option
- Meets the highest security standards: 256 Bit AES Session Encoding, 1024 Bit RSA Key Exchange
- Automatic quality adjustment
- Optimized for Android tablets: full hardware acceleration for Android 3.x tablets
- Is available for Android 2.2 and higher

Trip Organizer - Lite

Trip Organizer is the all-in-one application to help you plan the perfect trip abroad. With this application, world travelers are able to stay ready, rather than having to get ready. More than 150 countries covered.

Ultimate App Guard

Android Police coverage: [New App] Lock Your Important Or Personal Apps Down Tight With 'Ultimate App Guard'

Ultimate App Guard (UAG) protects apps from un-authorized access.

Features:
☆ Lock selected applications from un-authorized access
☆ Support 7 different alternative lockers: PIN, password, pattern, force close, dial a number, error message and image screen
☆ Customize validity period (to change locking scenarios)
☆ Beautiful interfaces with a lot of customize
☆ Widget to quickly enable/disable lockers
☆ Schedule to lock/unlock apps in specific period in a day, during weekday or weekend, etc.,

Optional:
☆ Optionally organize apps into profiles
☆ Turn of profile mode to enjoy simple UI.

 

Acronis SyncMe

Sync your Android device with a PC. Try out and give us your feedback. Acronis SyncMe allows you to:

- Sync your Android device with a PC (you will need True Image 2012 Update1);
- Open your documents, music, photos etc. on Acronis Online Storage;
- Add a file to Favorites to keep it up-to-date and get offline access;
- Share files with your friends by using public links;
- Share folders with other users who have Acronis accounts;
- Upload both newly created photos, videos etc. and existing files from an SD card to Acronis Online Storage;

Pictour

Discover, create and share amazing travel guides and walking tours from cities around the world all in your mobile phone.

With Pictour you can:
* Browse featured tours/travel guides created and shared by others as well as their public tours/travel guides
* Create your own tours/travel guides realtime with Pictour our by using photos you already took with your phone
* Share your travel guides with others using Facebook, Twitter or sending them a link
* All your guides are stored in our web application and can be synced with different mobile phones

BitTorrent Remote

Android Police coverage: Official BitTorrent Remote Client Hits Android Market – Manage Downloads, Get Information, And Check Feeds On The Go

Remote access is a feature of the latest BitTorrent client for Windows and Mac. This Android app securely connects to your home computer from anywhere you have an internet connection. Use BitTorrent Remote to add, remove, start, stop torrents and check your download progress. Check your RSS feeds and start downloads on the go. Use your mobile browser to find torrents and they will automatically be added to your home BitTorrent! Completed downloads can even be shifted directly back to your Android device for local playback.

Eventbrite Easy Entry

Android Police coverage: [New App] Eventbrite Easy Entry Makes It Simple To Check In Event Attendees And Monitor Attendance

Keep your lines moving and check in attendees faster with Eventbrite’s Easy Entry app. All check-ins are synced with our servers, so you can use multiple devices at different points of entry and not worry about the same ticket being used twice.

With the Easy Entry App you can:
- Look up and check in attendees off a list
- Easily scan ticket barcodes to check in attendees
- Check in attendees using multiple devices at the same time
- View live sales and attendance stats
- Analyze your attendance data online after the event

NodeBeat

NodeBeat is an experimental node-based audio sequencer and generative music application for Android, iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. By combining music and playful exploration, NodeBeat allows anyone to create an exciting variety of rhythmic sequences and ambient melodies in a fun and intuitive fashion. From the professional to the novice, NodeBeat lets anyone explore creative music.

-Adjustable Node Physics
-Drag & drop to add and remove nodes
-Pitch Shift Audio
-Adjustable Tempo (BPM) & Note Beat
-Creative Sound Sculpting: Echo, Attack, Decay, Release
-Audio Waveform Adjustment (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square)
-Drum and Octave (pitched) Generators
-Landscape and Portrait Views
-Stereo Panning
-Record and email audio file
-Start/Stop Octave Generators by double tapping
-Sleep Timer for falling asleep to NodeBeat
-Shake to Clear Screen

Sleep Talk Recorder

Sleep Talk Recorder is now free.

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Do you talk in your sleep? 50 % of all children do it and at least 5% of all adults. Are you one of them? Afraid of revealing secrets? Afraid of missing brilliant Da Vinci ideas you dream about? Or are you just looking for rock solid evidence that your partner snores?

Sleep Talk Recorder monitors your sleep, but it's not just an ongoing recording. An advanced filtering function qualifies sounds and triggers Sleep Talk Recorder technology in a millisecond. In Sleep Talk Recorder you get it all. A sleek interface with individual settings for sensitivity and filtering. A history that saves your recordings and sorts them on a timeline, night by night, for easy navigation. You can also add your funniest clips to your favorites and post them to our top-list website, Facebook and Twitter for great laughs! If you get tired of the ads you can buy it and get rid of the ads.

Holiday Cards by Sincerely Ink

Android Police coverage: [New App] Sincerely Ink Lets You Create And Send High Quality Holiday Cards Directly From Your Mobile Device

Send beautiful holiday cards directly to your loved ones from your Android phone. Sending Christmas and Holiday cards has never been easier.

  • Over 30 photo cards and illustrated designs
  • Religious, non-religious, Christmas, Holiday, New Year & Hanukkah themes
  • Personalize with your photo, family name & personal message
  • Send cards to your whole Christmas list in under 10 minutes
  • Stress-free delivery. Backed by the Sincerely Guarantee
  • Large 5x7 inch cards for as little as $1.69 each including postage!
  • Cards are printed on thick, glossy photo postcards at 300dpi resolution
  • Cards are delivered to US, UK, European & Canadian addresses in under 7 days. Rest of world takes 2-3 weeks.

VtweetIT Video Live Stream Pro

MAARS VTweetITPro is free live streaming video from your 3G or Wifi and the broadcaster’s dream version of VTweetIT, the micro-live video blogging social networking tool from MAARS. Broadcast any event from anywhere and watch it LIVE on your website*, MAARS Net, any one of the MAARS News channels and share it over Facebook, Twitter or You Tube.

GO Email Widget

GO Email Widget supports most of the popular email boxes in the world. Are you still worried about missing your important emails? Are you still searching for a simple and useful email app? Now you have GO Email Widget. Once you have it, you can just send/receive emails directly on your screen. Absolutely no need to open any email app. GO Email Widget supports most of the popular email boxes in the world. It provides you a fast and simple way to configure your account. You can do everything you want just like how you do it in any email app. To make it work, you must install the latest version of GO Launcher EX which is the most popular home launcher in Android Market.

Available Size:
- 4×4

Actions:
- Send/Receive emails
- Support POP3/IMAP
- Download/Send Attachment
- Change Themes

GO Namecard

GO Namecard is the most effective digital contact list for those who like something different and distinctive, because it is fully customizable, easy to use, and enables real-time contact updates. Only 2 step to design your own FREE name card, share it with your friends and peers, and store all of your contacts in one place. Our automatic update system ensures that your contacts are always up to date. Ready to build your identity? Join now.

  

Motel 6

Search and make real-time reservations at over 1,100 Motel 6 locations with the free Motel 6 Android application. The Motel 6 app lets you quickly search for locations near you, by city, state, or airport. You can even access existing reservations, modify your My Motel 6 profile, and view hotel photos all from your Android phone.

CarBuzz - Car news and reviews

958 cars inside, news, rumors, over 250000 photos, new car reviews, spy shots. CarBuzz is a new and exciting cars application that provides car enthusiasts with all of the latest news and information from the automotive industry. Featuring all cars, reviews, rumors, updates, videos and beautiful pictures of the latest automobiles, CarBuzz is the only application a car lover will ever need on his/her Android. CarBuzz is updated every day, without exceptions. Our journalists and bloggers are hard at work, providing you with numerous and varied rumors, news and information on a daily basis.

- Works with all Android devices
- Multitasking compatible
- Fast Switch capabilities
- Lightening quick picture loading times
- HD Images
- Saving Pictures

Channel 4 News

We're making it easier to keep up with Channel 4 News wherever you are. All the most popular features will be streamed in the most accessible way for your device. Watch the week's programmes with Catch up, find out what's caught the attention of Jon and Krishnan through Snowblog and Gurublog and explore our award-winning domestic and international journalism.

  • All the latest top domestic and international news stories, plus the most important news from the worlds of politics, science and technology, business and culture from the Channel 4 News team of correspondents and reporters.
  • All the Channel 4 News blogs, including Cathy Newman's FactCheck and new blogs from Alex Thompson, Matt Frei and Michael Crick.
  • Catch up - to watch video of the last seven days from the Channel 4 News at 1900 and noon programmes.
  • You can use Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity to update your App and read articles offline.

Live Wallpapers

Steampunk Skull Free Wallpaper

Android Police coverage: Add Some Clockwork Flare To Your Home Screen With Steampunk Skull Live Wallpaper

Live Wallpaper featuring a Steampunk skull with rotating gears, animated bulbs, lights, scrolling designs and interactive touch effects. The gears spin and track your finger movements. For fans of steampunk, science fiction, horror, technology, the victorian era, and our other skull wallpapers.

 

Snow HD Live Wallpaper

Simply the most realistic snow on Android. Snow HD live wallpaper (alpha) brings you the most realistic snowfall you'll ever meet in the Android live wallpaper.

- Realistic fully 3D particle based snow.
- Real-time day/night changes (in demo one day flies in 24 secs, this functionality will be finished in 2-3 weeks)
- 2 types of snow
- Ability to adjust snow particles count
- Randomly generated skies
- Beautiful moon
- Realistic trees
- Based on greatly improved Tranquility 3D Engine ("Earth HD Live Wallpaper")
- 3 camera modes: Orbit / Fixed / Linear move
- 4 FPS limiting options to help your phone's battery
- Lots of customization options
- 100% 3D using OpenGL ES 2.0 / C++ for best performance

ICS Phase Beam Live Wallpaper

This is a clone of the new Phase Beam Live Wallpaper from Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. In comparison with the original Wallpaper, this one has additionally a cool 3D scroll effect.

Voodoo Live Wallpaper

Hanging voodoo live wallpaper.

FEATURES:
1. Two modes: Normal and hardcore with some more graphic images
2. You can poke the voodoo doll to make it jump
3. You can choose between black and colored background
4. Swing when tilting the phone
5. You can save to SD card, but use with caution: if you restart phone (or do any other action that unmounts the sd card),live wallpaper will be replaced by default wallpaper.

WTF Apps Of The Week

Dick *NSFW*

Ladies and gentlemen, we have found the ultimate WTF app of all time. It's NSFW, in fact so NSFW that Google decided to remove it from the Market together with a more SFW "snake" version. Don't worry, if you are after this Android marvel, the developer promised to release it off-Market in a few days. In the meantime, don't sit on a tall bar stool - falling all the way to the floor to roll around laughing may result in injury or death.

Angry Wife

This is what every wife secretly wants to do to her husband, right?

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Wife is angry at husband.
Angry wife is throwing dishes to husband.
Try get as high combo as possible to get high score.
Don't forget this is just for fun.

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Fruit Shoot

Why is this a WTF app, you might ask? Just take a gander at the last screenshot over there.

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You are a big fan of archery. One of your best friends visited you someday while you were in the middle of practice. You wanted to show off and decided to play a dangerous game:shoot the fruit on your friend's head. Well, it's time to get serious, will you lose a friend, or your friend simply lose an apple? That depends on your archery skill! Buy a life assurance for your friend if necessary.

 

Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com.

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Thierry

    I got navfree and download several maps. Does anyone know where the app stores the maps? I would like to remove one of the maps, but there's no such option in settings.

  • Xal

    Thank you for this nice review of our future apps :)

    I have only tested AirDroid.
    There are many "same" apps on the market that do the same things but AirDroid is :
    - Very, very, VERY nice !
    - bugfree
    - free (it is in beta no ? I think they will enable a paid version when the app will be release).

    For rooted user you have "WebKey" that is a great tool to control, manage... your phone (it is not as nice as AirDroid and require a rooted phone but it provides a lot of features)

  • Tee

    AirDroid, Mobile Odin, Undelete & Ultimate App Guard installed. Good apps, thanks Artem!

  • teuxx

    gran belle app!! AirDroid, Navfree installate. Grazie mille per le recensioni!

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