"Geek Week" on the Amazon App Store: Useful Apps at Discounted Prices
Say what you will about the Amazon App Store, but one thing is for certain: it’s an avenue that definitely offers apps at low cost. This week Amazon has decided to offer a slew of useful “productivity” apps at discounted prices in what they are calling “Geek Week.” These discounted apps cover everything an Android “geek” could want from tethering to remote desktop access, and all for 50%+ off. The list includes a few Android user favorites and are well worth their full price let alone these ridiculously slashed prices. Let’s take a look at what Amazon is offering up to Android users for their promotional “Geek Week.”
- EasyTether ($4.99) – EasyTether shares your Android smartphone connection with your PC. This handy app from Mobile Stream allows you to tether your Android to a desktop or notebook computer. EasyTether uses exactly the same data plan that you already use for your on-phone internet access, and your USB connection ensures a fast transfer speed. Access your built-in browser, e-mail, and YouTube applications with no additional tethering or broadband fees.
- WidgetLocker Lockscreen ($0.99) – Are you bored with your lock screen? Didn’t even know you had options for it? With WidgetLocker Lockscreen, you can make your lock screen come to life. Make your lock screen do what you want it to do, Lock It Up! WidgetLocker is a highly customizable lock screen replacement that lets you place widgets, application shortcuts, and custom sliders on your lock screen.
- Root Explorer ($0.99) – Root Explorer is the ultimate file manager for root users and non-root users alike. With this skillfully designed app loaded on your smart phone you will be able to access the whole of Android’s file system. Plus, if you’ve gained super user permissions through the process of rooting your phone, you can even drill into the elusive data folder.
- Wave Launcher ($0.99) – Wave Launcher is a unique, gesture-enabled action bar for Android. With a single swipe, you can launch up to 120 of your favorite apps, shortcuts, and recently-used apps. Regardless of what program you’re currently running, just swipe your finger from the bottom of the screen upwards–Wave Launcher is accessible anytime, anywhere.
- SetCPU for Root Users ($0.99) – Who doesn’t want their phone to run more efficiently? With SetCPU for Root Users, you can tweak the speed of your Android phone. With this tool, you can change the CPU settings on your phone to improve performance or save battery life. SetCPU also allows you to set up profiles to change the CPU speed under certain conditions, such as when the phone is asleep or charging, when the battery level drops below a certain point, or when the phone’s temperature is too high.
- RepliGo Reader ($1.99) – View and annotate native PDF documents on your Android device! RepliGo Reader for Android is the highest fidelity PDF viewing solution available and the only solution available that supports PDF annotations.
- Xtralogic Remote Desktop Client ($12.99) – Xtralogic Remote Desktop Client for Android enables you to connect to your Windows computers across the Internet from a mobile device powered by Android platform. Once connected, the app gives you mouse and keyboard control over your computer while showing you everything that’s happening on the screen.
- BackupEverything ($0.99) – Backup Everything provides a complete backup application for your important data and applications. You can quickly backup almost everything on your phone, including text messages, bookmarks, call logs, photos, system settings, alarms, and app. You can also schedule regular backups of your device to run in the background. For easy use, it is not necessary to root your phone to backup your data.
What do you guys think of these prices? Still too high or just what you were looking for? I’m not sure the exact date these apps will go back to being full price but if you were looking at any of these particular apps I’d grab them now. Cheers!