10 Free Android Applications for Developers and Designers
The advantage Apple’s iPhone enjoys over Google’s Android is the fact that there was no Android to compete iPhone when Apple released its first iPhone and when Android was launched it had to compete with already established iPhone. Nevertheless popularity of Android is on the rise staggeringly and so does Android Applications.
Here we have a list of 10 free Android Applications which every developer and designer of the website should have known about to increase his or her productivity whilst on the run.
Adobe’s ever popular Photoshop is now available from the Android platform though with limited functionality in comparison to the desktop Photoshop. It however contains the entire basic image processing functions like crop, rotate, filter and image saturation with the permissions to share your work with photoshop.com
If you are maintaining a WordPress website like us, the WordPress Android is for you as an open source which allows you to write new posts, edit content and manage comments with WordPress UI.
3. Typography Junkies
We are well aware of the fact that web typography is an important part of web designing and with the help of Typography Junkies for Android, the designers are given the opportunity to keep themselves up to date with latest font through videos, social media and images.
Having access to your web servers through mobile can be a dream come true for web publishers and a good news for web publishers is that with AndFTP you are able to upload, view and up date files from anywhere and it could be lifesaver if you have to edit own or client website in the absence of destop/laptop. The application supports multi domains from FTP, SFTP and FTPS connections.
This simple source code editor application gives you the flexibility of coding up full HTMP, CSS and PHP files which you can save on phone or send to your email account and with the presence of above mentioned AndFTP you can manage website from your Android handheld device.
6. View Web Source (free)
If you come upon a mobile site that you want to study whilst you’re browsing the Mobile Web, View Web Source allows you to inspect and download the entire source code of the page to its text editor. It gives you the ability to edit and manipulate the code, make comments, and save the file on your phone (or send to your email account).
7. Mobile GA
The old Google Analytics on Android applications is welcomed more than any other application which proves the best free web service for studying your website traffic maintaining the privacy and safety of your data without the involvement of any third party servers.
A popular app for web designers and other creatives, Dropbox–the ubiquitous cloud-based file backup tool–allows you to access a remote folder with documents you have stored on the server. Simply save files on one computer and you’ll be able to access the saved files from any computer or mobile device. The free Android app gives you mobile access to your Dropbox account. It’s a must-have tool for those who work with files and documents that need to be shared across multiple computers and devices.
As a web designer, you can’t turn off your magnificent creative brainpower and you’re always brewing up creative ideas for site designs wherever you are. Thinking Space is an Android app designed for recording brainstorms and for mapping out your garbled thoughts so that when an idea hits, you’ll have a structured medium to convey them in. An excellent feature of this app is the ability to sync with Google App Engine; this means you can upload your data to the cloud and access them from anywhere via your Android mobile device or through FreeMind (the open source desktop version of the app).
10. HTML Test
Need to review your HTML prowess? HTML Test is a great Android app to have if you’re just starting out in this whole web design game. The app will test your knowledge about HTML, giving you multiple-choice questions that you have to answer within a predefined time.