March Madness: 3 Must Have Apps Dr Rob’s Recommendations
What good would it be to be a Phone Doctor and have a P.H.D. in Phoneology and not give recommendations on all the latest Must Have apps? So in the spirit of Phoneology and Doctorhood we present you with 3 Must Have Apps to close out the Month of March
We proudly recommend Last Pass as our very first app to be labeled as a Must Have App. According to their own self proclamation “LastPass is a password manager and password generator that locks your passwords and personal information in a secure vault. LastPass autofills web browser and app logins for you, and generates new, secure passwords instantly.
One password is all you need with LastPass – your LastPass master password handles the rest. Store passwords and logins, create online shopping profiles, generate strong passwords, track personal information in photo & audio notes, and more.”
Per the apps description it also simplifies online life by serving as a
- Password manager – Secure vault keeps your passwords safe
– Password storage – save and autofill personal info for all of your online accounts
– Secure vault holds all passwords – login with one password instead of dozens
– Anything you save on one device is instantly available on all your other devices
- Password Autofill – Autofill passwords & personal info with Form Fill Profiles
– One password is all you need to manage your accounts. Sign in using your LastPass master password or fingerprint
– Autofill passwords in Chrome or Opera to make them into a private browser
- Private notes – Secure safe info like credit cards, photos & more
– Vault keeps health insurance, credit card info & more safe
– Photo vault – attach photos to any note to lock them
– Audio notes – set custom voice memos that lock in the secure vault
- Password Vault – Store & search logins & notes from your vault
– Password manager makes it easy to store, save & search passwords from all your sites & apps
- Finger Scan Lock – Finger print lock secures passwords
– Fingerprint password activation – Scan your fingerprint and unlock your vault
– Autofill with fingerprint password fills
- Data manager – Organize passwords in secure folders
– Store passwords in custom folders locked behind your LastPass password
– Sort into categories like Social, Shopping & more
- Password Sharing – Share with friends and family
– Password, photo vault & note info can be easily shared
– Share login data for individual sites, or send secure notes to contacts
- Secure Password Vault – Multifactor authentication secures your password vault
– Lock down your LastPass account further with multiple forms of authentication
– Choose from top apps like Google Authenticator, YubiKey & Duo Security
- Emergency Access – Plan ahead and give trusted family or friends a way to access your vault in case of an emergency.
– Add security and require a waiting period during which you can decline an Emergency Access request to your vault.
– Once access is granted, your vault syncs as a folder to their vault.
- Password Generator – Generate secure, customized passwords
– Generate new passwords for all of your logins and apps
- Password Audits – Audit the strength of passwords with the LastPass Security Challenge
– Test the strength of your passwords using our advanced auditing system
– Generate new passwords to replace weak logins
- Secure vault makes data available offline
– Secure password storage available online or off
Whew! That’s a lot and that’s just the first app. Lets check out the next Must Have App
1Weather is not by any means the only weather app out there in Android land but it is quite possibly the best if the people who leave reviews have anything to say about it.
“#1 Best Weather App for Android” – Phandroid
“Top 25 apps you should download right now” – CNN Tech
“The Most Attractive, Feature-Packed Android Weather App We’ve Ever Seen” – Lifehacker
“The most beautiful weather app we’ve ever seen” – Android Police
With reviews like that how could we not include it in this months loist of Must Have Apps, but if you’re still not convinced check out the apps features from their app description
Track current conditions and forecasts for your location and up to 12 locations of your choosing. Access graphs, precipitation forecast, maps, weather facts and videos, and Severe Weather Alerts (U.S. only) from the National Weather Service (NWS). Easily share weather conditions with your friends via email and social media. See below for more detailed info:
Feels like Temperature, Wind Speed, Visibility, Humidity, UV Index, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Percentage Chance of Precipitation for the Next Hour (POP)
Hourly – 2 day / 48 Hour
Detailed – 1.5 days, detailed
Extended – 10 days
12 Week – a 1Weather app exclusive, the 12 Week PRECISONCAST from renowned meteorologist Gary Lezak. A must for planning weddings, vacations, reunions, parties, and other outdoor events! Features video and text forecasts.
7 hours of temperature highs and percent chance of precipitation
1 week of temperatures highs and lows percent chance of precipitation
7-day percentage chance
Fullscreen mode with Zoom
Terrain, and Satellite map views
Radar, Clouds, Severe Weather
Sun & Moon:
Track Sunrise and Sunset Time
Lunar (Moon) Phases
Tool Tips – by long pressing icons receive tool tips for more info
Current conditions, rich notification and sever weather alerts with optional sound/flash
Live weather background, dynamic photo backgrounds (Dogs, cats, cars, sports and more), or create your own custom background
Fahrenheit (*F), Celsius (*C)
Miles per hour (mph), Kilometers per hour (km/h), Meters per second (m/s), Knots (kn), Beaufort scale
Pressure Units: Inches of Mercury (“), Millibars (mb), Millimeters of Mercury (mm), Atmosphere (atm), Kilopascal (kPa)
So after all that proved to be true, Rob The Phone Doctor feels confident in recommending it to you.
One more…just for fun.
What’s that you say? What is Textra? Textra is only the coolest texting app ever. Everybody texts right? So you may as well enjoy doing it. Thats why Textra has made our first list ever of Must Have Apps for According to Textras’ app description Textra is a beautiful, super-fast and highly customizable alternative to your stock Android messaging app? And when we read further we learn that Textra “comes with a bunch of great features, notably 180+ material design theme, bubble & app icon colors. Dark, light & auto-night modes, multiple bubble styles, scheduled (future) SMS & MMS, stop during send, slide to delete, slide to call, quick snap camera, multi-select picture gallery, quick reply popup, awesome MMS GROUP messaging, quick voice memos, GIFs, 21 text sizes, message blocker / blacklisting, pin-to-top, automatic video & picture compression, plus heaps more!”
- You can customize your preferred theme & bubble colors, signatures and notifications (icon color, LED color, sound, vibration, privacy, reminders and muting) PER CONTACT as well.
- Then get all the latest (Unicode 9) 2000+ Android, Twitter, Emoji One & iOS style emojis including diversity (skin tone). Just pick your preferred emoji style and express yourself!
- What’s New: Copy Partial Text inside a bubble, that’s what.
- It’s fully compatible with Pushbullet, MightyText, Android Wear and Android Auto (car) for enhanced notifications and quick reply.
- DUAL SIM Support: Textra now fully supports dual sim devices for Android 5.1 and above for both SMS and MMS.
Most Notably All Textra features are free forever. Occasionally you’ll see an ad, or you can choose to make a once only in-app purchase to remove ads forever.
Simple. Beautiful. Fast. Dr. Rob Approved!
If you have any other Must Have Apps you’d like to suggest Please feel free to inform us all in the comments below. And as always if you have a need for cell phone repair, cracked screen repair, or water damage repair in Fort Myers or Cape Coral. Please do not hesitate to stop by and see Dr. Rob.