Android’s default functions are all well optimized and effective, but that doesn’t mean that they are perfect. Even if you are satisfied with the way that your default Android SMS client or browser are working, in time they might get a bit boring. This is why there are a number of apps out there that are offering you a way to easily upgrade these functions, after all, these are amongst the most used features of the phone and you should be perfectly satisfied with them. Here’s a look at some of the best apps that enhance your Androids basic functions.
5 Best Apps that Enhance your Androids Basic Functions
1. K-9 Mail
This is a great improvement on your default email client, which is bland to say the least. It only presents you with simple text and no editing or customization options to speak of. This is why this app was made, it gives you a chance to customize folder specific display options, navigate through your mail in a more effective way, combine inboxes of different accounts and edit colors and fonts in your emails. Basically, it allows you to organize your mail the way you want it to be organized.
2. Chomp SMS
This app pretty much does for your SMS client what K-9 Mial does for your email client, although not to the same extent. You are not given that many customization options, but it will replace your basic and monotonous default client’s look with a new skin that is not only much easier to look at, but that will also help you follow threads, and generally, liven the client up a bit.
Android’s default browser is quite effective and fast, but it doesn’t really give you a lot of options when it comes to surfing. Opera Mini 5.1 manages to fix most of its limitations by giving you a lot of freedom when it comes to the way that you do your browsing. One of the features that many users found quite useful is that can stop the phone from automatically switching to the mobile versions of the sites you are visiting and instead display standard versions, which is often the preferred option for people who have phones with larger displays such as Samsung Galaxy Nexus or HTC One X.
One of the best things about Android is how many customization options it is giving you. ADW. Launcher is taking that one step further by allowing you to additionally modify the way that your Android 1.6 or 2.x desktop behaves. You can choose the number of Home screens, as well as rearrange the app drawer on your 1.6 Android. It is definitely worth giving a try.
As far as cameras have progressed on new mobile phones, the software that operates them can still be quite limited. This is one of the things that Android phones are often neglecting, even though they have the potential, their cameras are often left with just the most basic of functions. This is where Camera Zoom FX comes in. It gives you a number of useful options such as sound activation, burst recording, image stabilization, timer and additional zoom options.
Ella is writer and blogger, loves to explore and write about various technology and internet trends.Since she got her Sony Ericsson mobile phone she is interested in everything related to Android apps and features.