Android apps of the day [March 16, 2012]

Android has over 450,000 apps. With so many apps out there, app discovery (aka finding new and useful apps) is extremely difficult. With our Android Apps of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three apps, allowing our readers to discover new apps, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our Android section to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for March 16, 2012

Kingsoft Office

Kingsoft Office is a free office app for Android that allows users to view, edit, and create DOC, DOCX, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, TXT files; it can also view PDF files. Kingsoft Office comes with a well designed, intuitive interface; ability to connect with Dropbox, Google Docs, and Box.net; and a file explorer for easy access to documents. Kingsoft Office works on both phones and tablets.

Price: Free

Requires: Android 2.1 and up

Download size: 7.4 MB

Kingsoft Office Play Store page

Conmigo

Conmigo is a personal finance tracking tool that helps you keep track of expenses shared with roommates, family, friends, partners, etc. With Conmigo you create groups of people and enter expenses shared by that group. Expenses can be for a variety of categories, such as shopping or food, and can be evenly split among group members or unevenly split. Conmigo keeps track of how much each person owes you and how much you owe each person, allowing you to “settle up” as money exchanges hands between parties. Conmigo supports sixteen currencies including USD, euro, pound sterling, rupee, yen, and yuan; and a sync feature is expected in future versions allowing you keep expenses synced across the devices of all group members.

Price: Free

Requires: Android 2.1 and up

Download size: 2.1 MB

Conmigo Play Store page

FoxFi

FoxFi allows users to share their Android device data connection to other devices via WiFi hotspot or Bluetooth — without required root access. The attraction to FoxFi is the fact that it doesn’t require root access; however, not requiring root also means FoxFi’s WiFi hotspot won’t work on all devices. For example, FoxFi WiFi hotspot works on “most” Samsung and Motorola devices but WiFi hotspot won’t work on HTC devices.

Price: Free

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 100 KB

FoxFi Play Store page

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, Android Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.

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10 comments

  1. spector1jj

    I have a Android tablet that doesn’t have the Google Play Store app installed, only Get jar. I am having trouble finding apps like this hot spot app that is available without downloading it from Google. Cannot anyone help please???

  2. USNJIMRET

    Well, got FoxFi to work with my wife’s Droid2 Global, which I hope lasts as I do NOT want to pay Verizon even more for half way decent speed!
    Already have a hot spot account with the Droid Bionic, and probably can’t get out of the contract for that anyway, so….
    But if the Global isn’t “spotted” as being ported, sort of, then the unlimited data plan for that one should make the wife happy!!
    Thanks Ashraf for another great find for Android!!

  3. David Chisholm

    When I click the “Android Apps Discovery of the Day” link above, I get:

    Not Found

    Apologies, but we were unable to find what you were looking for. Perhaps searching will help.