What little known mobile apps do you use?
What are some apps that you use that aren't particularly well known? Let's help each other discover some interesting new tools!
lichess - best chess app out there IMO. Completely free and open source, has daily puzzles, and a pretty active pool of users to play against!
Syncthing - file syncing tool that works with just about any operating system (although I don't think it works with iOS). I use it to take notes and write lyrics/my journal and sync them back to my linux laptop.
Untappd - social media app for tracking craft beers that you drink. I've only just started using it, since I was on holiday and wanted to keep a note of the ales I was drinking. It's a free app, but supported by ads. I believe there's a paid tier, but the free version works well enough, and it's useful for encouraging me and my friends to try new beers when we're out and about.
WK - Japanese flashcard app, which is technically a front-end for the wanikani service. As you learn new radicals, characters, and vocabulary, it serves them back up to you after a certain length of time. If you remember it, it'll wait longer next time, and if you don't get it right, it brings it back to the top of the pile.
p!n. It adds notes to the notification list on your Android phone. You can view those without unlocking your phone. I use them for shopping lists: at the market, with my hands often busy, I can easily view notes, mark them done, all without unlocking. Only recently did I find this, and boy it is so helpful!
Orgzly is a nice mobile app for Emacs Org mode.
Orgzly is truly amazing. I use Syncthing to synchronize my .org files
Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection -- you can also play in your browser. (IOS and Android)
This is a collection of deceptively simple games -- but with some adjusting, the games are just hard enough to be fun. I mostly play Galaxies, Bridges, Guess, Inertia, Net, Pearl, Untangle, Flood, and Cube.
For audiobooks, I use Greenlit. I found the app through the dev on reddit. Nice dude. His app is nice with a few quirks -- e.g. make sure your file names are unique, even if they're in folders. Otherwise its rock solid. (IOS only)
For IRC, Igloo is the new champ. It's simple, plays well with ZNC, and has just enough options to be perfect. (IOS only)
This is almost exactly what I've been looking for! I love puzzle games like these! And there's an Android version which I've just installed and will look at later. Thank you!
(I love that it's Simon Tatham's puzzles by Greg Hewgill or by Chris Boyle... haha)
The Android version is also on F-Droid for anyone who, like me, cares!
yesss! Its the best puzzle collection going. On Galaxies I can only do 12 x 18 with my iPhone SE before I can't accurately hit the lines.
Just a fun set of games that nobody outside of the tech world seems to be aware of. The write ups on each game are pretty great, too.
I don't know how well-known it is, but Dailyo has been a godsend in keeping track of my activities and mood. It takes 2 minutes tops to put in an entry for my day, and I get to look back and see how many times I've done X or Y activities, and track my overall mood.
I've got great use out of Forest the last few months. You set a timer and if you avoid looking at your phone for a certain length of time, you earn a tree. Very simple concept, but great for keeping phone-addicted minds like mine on your work
Sleep Cycle - it monitors your sleep from the nightstand and wakes you up at the optimal time closest to your alarm time. It's half an hour by default, but they updated it so you can select an exact time or change the length of time. It shows your sleep quality throughout the night on a graph. You can also see the relative sleep quality, and for me I do tend to notice a difference from say 98% to 85%. It has really helped me to sleep better and that makes a big difference throughout the day.
Jeez I can't make it past like 63% sleep quality. Maybe my cat is sabotaging me in my sleep?
Check the Play store to see if there is an update for your cat.
I find the major factor for me is time - if I can sleep for 7-8 hours it is probably going to be high quality sleep. Other things that can help are having a quiet, dark room, a comfortable bed, and not drinking caffeine after noon. The cool thing with sleep cycle is you can test and see what works best for you.
Minor correction: it sounds if it senses an arousal up to a half-hour (default) before your scheduled time or at your scheduled time at the latest.
There's a free Stranger Things game no one seems to know about. It's pretty good.
DriveDroid lets you download/select ISO/IMG files and boot your PC from your phone via USB. Really useful when reinstalling your OS or recovering a broken install and you don't have a USB stick handy. (Does need root but it's worth it.)
I love Pass and the app is definitely a good companion! Only little niggle for me is that I use a key-per-device (especially because my main key is a Yubikey and therefore not iOS compatible), but passforios only encrypts against the local key... So I end up doing a little jig of re-encrypting things I generated on my phone. I definitely feel much more at ease both knowing and having control over my password infrastructure