In my previous article of this tri series, I told you about those Material Design apps, which are widely used and have proved really useful for News and Information Segment. In this post we will have a look at some of the Android apps for Weather knowhow/forecast and android apps used for Organizational purposes.
Material Design – Weather Android Apps
A lot of weather apps are available online – but Weather Timeline is not like any of the average Android Weather app – trust me. This app displays the current as well as upcoming weather in a clever timeline format – a format with colorful boxes with existing conditions followed by boxes with the forecasted figures for the next 24 hours, further followed with forecast for next seven days as well. One has the convenience to tap into any of the box for further detailed information. Outstanding features including interactive radar, a moon viewing calendar, and optional “umbrella warnings” for when rain is headed your way – makes it much more useful.
Needless to say that alike its name – it offers you the latest weather in a simple yet attractive Material Design User Interface that is absolutely clean – clear and easy to read. Basic weather info is what you are looking at – this app is just the right thing for you.
Now here if you are the one looking out for a material looking weather widgets. This perfectly named Material Weather Widget is the one for you. Upon finding the widget that you are looking for – you may have the forecast as and when you need it – anywhere. And all this with fresh and modern design that looks so very soothing on your home screen.
Material Design – Organizational Android Apps
Google’s own Calendar app for Android has evolved commendably over years – to an extent that at times you are surprised to see manufacturers who brush it up and load their devices with their second rate options. It offers you loads and loads of useful touches including graphics and maps that are automatically added to forthcoming and past events – also a simple auto-suggest system which makes adding new appointments a cake walk.
Custom theming support – several fully customizable widgets – slick-looking animations across the application; are some of the additional features one can expect from Today Calendar. Think of Google Calendar as a Pizza and Today Calendar is the same pizza with loads and loads of extra cheese and toppings.
File managers have been playing the good cop for Android power users, however; they at times prove to be overly complicated as compared to what we are looking for and need. Cabinet, the Material Design Android App, takes up a more minimalistic approach. A simple but polished Material Design User Interface to make it easier to view – move and manipulate all those files on your device.
Users not using a password manager – I suggest them to start with one now. LastPass has been one of the best and most secure options available. It’s newly redesigned Android App that provides a convenient yet effective way to access the passwords from your handheld Android device. Strong encryption, local only decryption and the built in support for 2 factor authentication is what made me recommend it to you all.
This is a very apt application for quick on the go note taking and list making activity. The clean Material Design User Interface is the biggest contributor in making it so very pleasant to use. Taking and organizing plain text notes – voice narrated notes – notes with images and notes with checkable links are some of the tools it has to offer its users. On top of it – it syncs everything to your google account and accessible from any device – anytime – anywhere. It will also allow you to set and manage reminders based on time or location – of your choice.
This no frills note taking app, with a dead simple user interface and cross device syncing through company owned servers, has gather immense popularity lately. Apart from adding tags to a note, there are no features that you can call advanced – which happens to be the reason why Simplenote is so very popular. Some other benefits include its fast – efficient – free from distractions or extraneous features – and its free.
This application is all about the lists – and it executes them outstandingly well. It uses Material Design while maintaining its own distinct identity. With top notch tools for making and managing lists, this is one of the smartest solutions for a narrow but highly focused approach.
This is also has been a note taking app with increasing popularity for any platform – while the Android app is outstanding. It encompasses all the tools and features possibly you have been looking for and want. It makes this a perfect app for those who want to be in tune with tomorrow.
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