Saturday, 19 May 2012

Essential Apps for Android Operating System : Part 2

Hello Friends,
This is the second part of the Essential Apps for Android series.We bring you few of the most essential Apps for your Android phones.Take a look.


1.Kingsoft Office for Android 

           Imagine you are travelling somewhere and suddenly you get a call from your boss asking you for the details of a client or a report which he needs it instantly and you don’t have your laptop with you.And, in addition to that, you actually forgot to create that report.What you do? Call your friend and ask him/her to create and send the report or wait until you can access a PC or a Laptop? Well, we suggest you to simply download an Office suite on your Android device.
           But most of the free Android Office suites allow users only to view the office documents and charge you if you want to edit or create a new document.Well that is not the case with Kingsoft Office.It allows you to access Office documents (.doc,.ppt,.xls etc), save them on your memory card as well as edit the documents which have been created earlier or create a totally new document.All this features are available in Kingsoft Office suite for Android for Free.
Features :

  • View & Edit DOC/DOCX/TXT/XLS/XLSX/PPT/PPTX files;
  • View PDF files;
  • User-friendly & nice UI;Built-in file manager that can automatically organize your office document;
  • Tight integration with the mail application: you can open the attachment, and can directly send after modification;Support the cloud storage services with WebDAV protocol (Dropbox, Google Drive, (see more)

Current Version:


Requires Android:

2.1 and up


2.Angry Birds

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”
-James Howell
           Well this saying is true even for Android users.Apart from Apps which help us do certain things in a faster and more efficient manner, we can use some time for ourselves and have some fun.Outdoor games are highly recommended but when you can’t then just download the Angry Birds game and enjoy the ‘revenge’.
           There are many games on Android but Angry Birds is a must-have on your Android device.It is fun, addictive, requires great logic, skill, and force to solve.The sound of the birds as well as the pigs just make the game more exciting.
You can also download other versions (or episodes) like the Angry Birds Rio, Seasons and Space.

Current Version:


Requires Android:

1.6 and up

Angry Birds Official Download



           Well, you have your favourite apps installed on your phone and everything’s running around smoothly.But one day, your phone just doesn’t behave as you expected and becomes slow, sluggish and unresponsive.So you plan to reset the phone.But, wait, what about all those apps which I have installed on my phone? Do I need to re-install all those apps? Do I need to make a list of all apps and then reset? Not required if you have AppMonster.
           AppMonster is the Application Manager for Android.With AppMonster you can easily manage your apps. Enjoy features like backup, restore, uninstall, install from SD card, share and much more.
  • Backup apps to SD card
  • Restore apps from SD card
  • Quick uninstallingSort your apps by install-date, name, size
  • Display apps with Ads (AdMob) (more info)
Current Version:

Requires Android:

1.6 and up

Essential Apps for Android Operating System : Part 1

Hello Friends,
We, the Androgyan team, would be bringing you some of the most essential and cool android apps every week.Hope you find them useful and please do suggest the apps which have been missed by us (out of 4.5 Lac+ Apps!!).
This week we will be presenting you with few of the essential android apps which you should have on your Android device.So just switch on your Internet/Wi-Fi and start installing the below suggested apps :

Category : Productivity

1. Adobe Reader 

When you think of PDF, the first thing in your mind would be Adobe.Yes, the creators of PDF file format were also one of the earliest to enter the Android Market (now Google Play) with their PDF Reader.
PDF files have become a de facto standard format for creating, sharing and publishing documents.So it is very much essential to have a PDF reader and what better than the very own Adobe Reader.It is one of the lightest PDF reader (around 3.5 MB) in the Market and it has a very sleek and simple user interface.

 Features : 

Adobe Reader for Android offers multi-touch gestures, like pinch-and-zoom, as well as double-tap-zoom, flick-scrolling and panning. They have also added a “reflow” mode, which will take text-heavy documents with wide margins, and automatically wrap the content for easy viewing on smaller screens.(source)

Available languages: 

English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. 

Current Version:


Requires Android:

2.2 and up

You can download the Adobe Reader for Android app here

2. Astro File Manager 

What is better than if you can access the files on your Android device as easily as you can access from your PC? Thanks to Astro File Manager this is possible.
Most of the Android devices don’t have an in built file manager hence it becomes a cumbersome task to move files from one location to the other.But Astro File Manager makes it easier to view the files with its clean and attractive user interface and multi-functionality features.

Other Features :

  • Picture files and music files can be viewed separately.
  • We can also kill a specific task with the task killer.
  • A back up of installed apps can be made.

Current Version:


Requires Android:

1.6 and up

Download the Astro File Manager app here

         We will be bringing you the next set of essential Android apps by next week.Till then Happy Androiding!

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