Tresorit is a cloud storage app for Android. Can it compete with the likes of Dropbox? Find out in our review
This app is a client for the Tresorit cloud storage service, which has been designed with privacy and security as priorities.
On the Tresorit website the developers tempt hackers with a financial reward if they crack the servers, which might not be the best idea if you want to convince potential users that your service is secure. The free plan offers 5 GB of storage and you can quickly double that by downloading this app. If you don’t have an account already, you can sign up directly in the app but make sure that you write down your password.
That’s because the company behind Tresorit claims to keep its distance from your data and therefore won’t recover it. Once your account is set up, the Tresorit app acts like those available for most other cloud storage services. You can set up folders or access any you have turned into ‘tresors’ on an internet-connected PC or Mac somewhere.
Dayframe is an Android app that turns your device into a digital art gallery
If you’ve just upgraded to a more recent model of Android tablet and don’t know what to do with your old device, this app could give it a purpose. Basically it’s the equivalent of the iPad’s old Picture Frame app but with a social angle and many more features.
To get started you have the option to sign in to Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Dropbox, 500px, Google+ or Twitter and grant the app permission to access images on your timeline. You can also pick one or more photo streams from a selection provided by the app that includes a range of artistic categories such as Street Art, Digital Art, Pop Music, Cinema and Graphic Design.
Because social networking feeds are constantly updated, you receive a self-refreshing stream of images that can reflect your activities or include some awesome, eye-catching pictures from the developers’ well-chosen sources.
Molto is an Android email app that makes your inbox exciting again
Most e-mail software is mundane because it attempts to emulate Outlook or Gmail or just conform to a layout in which messages are listed in conventional text form. Molto does things differently by integrating previews of images or videos embedded in messages. If an image is not present but a message has an attachment such as a PDF file, Molto shows a coloured icon for that instead. Moreover, all messages are accompanied by an avatar that distinguishes the sender. The result is a much brighter e-mail browsing experience.
Molto for Android supports Gmail, iCloud, AOL, Yahoo!, GMX and IMAP accounts. To set up the former you enter the login information for your account, while for the latter you need to know the hostname, username and password for your incoming and outgoing mail servers. Once Molto has accessed your account it takes a few seconds to set up your Inbox and then you’re good to go.
What you give up for the benefit of a more colourful layout is that Molto can only fit a few messages on the screen at a time. That might be why the developers have so far made it only available for Android tablets and it only works in landscape mode. These are minor flaws, though, because it’s easy to browse message folders by swiping right to left to see messages that don’t fit on the screen.
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Circa News is a news aggregation app for Android. Find out if it is worth a download in our review
This news aggregation app gives you the top stories whittled down to short paragraphs, quotes, images and maps. The content won’t add much depth to your understanding of what’s going on in the world but is a handy way to keep current if don’t have time to read the paper.
Moreover, it’s a pleasure to peruse because of the clear layout and clever way the app shades out paragraphs you aren’t reading to focus your attention. Stories have links to related entries from Circa’s writers and the sources they used so that you can track back.
You can also get notified when updates are added to stories that interest you and share articles and images on Twitter and Facebook. In addition there is a home screen widget that lets you see headlines without opening the app.
Use the MultiROM tool to boot between multiple ROMs on a Nexus 7
Do you love to try out different ROMs on your Nexus 7? There are lots of custom ROMs out there and while it is fun to try them out, it can get a bit frustrating flashing backwards and forwards between new ROMs and your daily driver.
There is an easier way! MultiROM allows you to have multiple ROMs installed on your device and gives you the ability to switch between them at will. ROMs can be Android, Ubuntu Touch or plain vanilla Linux and can run from either your internal device storage or an attached USB drive. The data partition is fully segregated for each ROM, so you don’t need to worry about that new experimental ROM destroying your precious data (although, of course, you should keep backups as MultiROM is an inherently ‘hacky’ solution!).
In order to support MultiROM, you just need to use a kernel built with MultiROM support, of which there are many. You can install as many ROMs as you like, limited only by your device storage space.