Santa is making his list and checking it twice to find out who has been naughty and nice. And here is a list of my own – a list of nice apps that you can download from Opera Mobile Store for your new (or old) mobile device. I stuck to the practical and pragmatic, things that can turn your smart phone into a… Swiss Army Smart Phone for adults. Tomorrow being Christmas Eve, we will take a look at Apps for Kids
Skype for free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype. Quite simply, Skype is free and it can save you a bundle in talking with your friends and family wherever they might be. Skype has added new payment options to make it easier and cheaper to connect with people who don’t have Skype, too.
Did you wake up and see your alarm clock flashing 12:00? Late for work? You probably do have a battery powered alarm clock somewhere and it might still work provided you’ve replaced the batteries in the past year or two. But since you are likely to always have your mobile device with you and you regularly make sure it is charged – it can serve as your alarm clock, too.
Is a dollar still worth a dollar? Or maybe it’s worth just ninety-five cents today? Since the money changers have their own buy and sell rates for different currencies, you need to know what the “real value” of that currency is before you go to convert it. Numerous currencies have declined by as much as 50%, even 100%, over the past 12 months. It is hard not to be facetious if you are watching the money markets… or your own money.
A basic, but very functional To-do and Task List notemaker. You may not have a pen, you may not have paper, but odds are you will be carrying your mobile device. Ironically, if you take the time to write or type something, you will most likely remember it anyway. It also has supports microphone use for voice to text conversion making it even easier to take note of that ten million dollar idea that you have during your ride home on the crowded subway.
For as many apps as you are likely to download and try over the next few years, you will likely want a way to uninstall the ones you don’t use – to make room for more. I remember the day when a computer specialist told me, “You will never need more than a 300 megabyte hard drive.” Yeah… If you get a new Android gadget for Christmas this year, do yourself a favor and try to keep your apps and files organized.