Readers probably don't need to be reminded that each month, we distill all of the Play Store's latest entries into a selection of the very best apps of the previous month, hand-picking a shortlist to save you both time and money in testing everything out. This month, though, there were just too many worthy apps to cut down to the usual five, so we've got a slightly-less-short list of the best six apps from April 2013.
Being a huge fan of keyboard shortcuts (I have most of Gmail's keys memorized and use them exclusively for maximum productivity every day), I jumped at the opportunity to add similar functionality to AndroidPolice.com itself.
On various pages of the site that contain multiple posts, like the homepage, category, author, and tag pages, you can now:
- press "j" to jump to the next article in the list
- press "k" to jump to the previous article in the list
- press "o" or "Enter" to go to the article that's closest to the top of the visible browser area
- (new) press "O" to do the same as above, except in a new browser tab/window
- (new) press "c" or "C" on a post page to zoom to the comments box
Furthermore, if you're at the end of a list, pressing "j" will advance to the next page.
Ever since the Android web Market was launched, one of my main gripes with its UI (let's not talk about content discovery here) was screenshot navigation. There were 2 basic problems - you could not click Next or Previous as those buttons did not exist, and the only way to close a screenshot close-up was by finding and clicking a tiny X button.
Most modern "lightbox"-style galleries already solved the aforementioned problems by adding easy navigation buttons and allowing you to click anywhere on the screen to dismiss the close-up.