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Handy Photo review

With its redesigned UI, precise controls, and outstanding smart features, the new version of Handy Photo proves to be without a doubt one of the best photo editors for Android. The small investment that this paid app requires is more than worth it if you're after an editor that lets you retouch, alter, and apply filters to images with ease through an intuitive interface.

Pros

Outstanding smart features: Handy Photo's intelligent Magic Uncrop feature for expanding photos and straightening crooked horizons works wonderfully with most images. These are features no other similar Android image editor we know of … Read more

EverClip review

Designed for the popular note-taking app Evernote, EverClip (Web Clipper) proves a handy app to have, but could do with some interface and accessibility improvements. Still, it remains one of the better Web clippers for Android.

Pros

Works: You can clip content either by saving text or graphics to the clipboard, or more conveniently, by sharing URLs to EverClip and then using the app's clumsy yet functional clipping frame to select what you want to save. While the process isn't as straightforward as it could have been if this app was a browser extension, it does work.

Clipboard … Read more

Hotspot Shield VPN for Android review

Hotspot Shield VPN for Android secures your Wi-Fi connection with HTTPS encryption, grants you access to Web sites that in your region may be blocked by a firewall, and enables you to browse the Web privately. It's the most popular app of its kind and for good reason -- it works as intended and runs unobtrusively in the background, requiring minimal configuration.

Pros

Effective: Hotspot Shield VPN for Android's encryption, private browsing, and virtual location work effectively with just one tap, bringing you peace of mind when you're connecting to the Web using public Wi-Fi networks, which … Read more

Dumpster review

Dumpster brings you one of the most sorely missed Android functions: a recycle bin that allows you to restore deleted documents, photos, music, and movies to your SD card. While effective and useful, the app cannot restore files that have been deleted before you've installed it, and occasionally lags.

Pros

Outstanding functionality: Dumpster does act like a true recycle bin, offering you the possibility to restore accidentally deleted files like family photos or videos that otherwise would be lost. It can save your day.

Straightforward and accessible: Deleted items can be sorted, previewed, and multiselected. You only have to … Read more

Camera360 Ultimate review

The latest version of Camera360 Ultimate brings with it a revamped interface, a smart cloud service, and 13 new photo effects. What's even better, all the premium features of the discontinued paid version are now available in this free version.

Pros

Fantastic effects: Camera360 Ultimate's effects look amazing, rivaling those of paid iOS camera apps. From black and white to bright and colorful to HDR, the effects enable you to quickly enhance any photo to give it a professional look.

Quick, straightforward interface: Essential camera options like Saturation, Brightness, or Sharpness that used to be hidden behind a … Read more

Mouse Hunter review

Mouse Hunter gives you the ability to use your mouse wheel to scroll horizontally as well as vertically with just a touch of a button. Choose the hot key you'd prefer to activate this feature, and you're ready to maximize your mouse's scrolling potential.

Pros

Horizontal scrolling: This can be a pretty big headache, and especially if you have a lot of windows open on a smaller screen, you'll want to be able to pan sideways, as well as up and down. This app makes that possible, and in a very convenient way.

Customizable: Of course, … Read more

MiniMinder review

MiniMinder is a small utility program that lets you set reminders for yourself about upcoming events, deadlines, and anniversaries. You can decide how long in advance you want an item to appear on the main list of alerts, where you can see at a glance what's going on in the near future.

Pros

Scheduling options: For each event you create, you can set whether this is a one-time thing or whether it's an item that you want to recur with regularity. Select daily, monthly, quarterly, or yearly to have a reminder appear multiple times without having to enter … Read more

JXCirrus Diary review

JXCirrus Diary is a powerful program meant to help you plan out your free time and prioritize tasks for your projects around the house. You'll be on top of things all the time when you use this convenient program.

Pros

Preloaded with samples: JXCirrus Diary comes with a few sets of example projects, so you can poke around and see how the various features of the program really work. This is a great way to get a feel for the interface before you try entering your own project data.

Multiple views: Choose from Tree, Day, Week, Month, and Summary … Read more

FileSearchy review

FileSearchy lets you search your entire hard drive at once, so you can access the files you're looking for more quickly than ever. Just enter the filename and any other information you want, and then let the app take care of the rest.

Pros

Multiple searches: Through this app's accessible and streamlined interface, you can run multiple searches just by opening new tabs. Each window will display results for the search you ran, including the number of items found and the total time the search took to complete.

Customizable searching: You can complete basic searches just by typing … Read more

Descripto review

Descripto integrates with Skype to give you a platform for taking notes about all of your contacts, making it easy to keep track of who's who. Never get stuck in an awkward Skype conversation again with this handy app.

Pros

Smooth installation: In order to use this app, you have to have a Skype account and have the Skype app installed on your PC. The app tells you exactly what you need to do if you don't already have Skype installed, and then connects to Skype to request access to your contacts. The integration is smooth and quick, … Read more