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It’s that time of the week again when we round up the most popular as well as the less-popular but equally useful apps, tips and tweaks that you may have missed during your hectic workweek. This time around, we discuss how to turn your Android device into Chromecast, a native Feedly client for Windows, a Gmail attachments management system, and a companion app for the exciting English Premier League , among other excellent apps and tips.

How To Turn Your Android Device Into A Chromecast Receiver With CheapCast


At $35, the Chromecast is one of the best value-for-money gadgets you can buy today. However, if you happen to have an Android smartphone/tablet already, you can try out the full ChromeCast experience for free with CheapCast.

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Wug’s Toolkit Offers Root, Unroot, Unlock & More For Nexus 7 (2013) And All Other Nexus Device

Best Apps, Tips And Tweaks Of The Week [08.18.2013]

Although, it is pretty easy to root the new Nexus 7, it is even easier with Wug’s updated Nexus Toolkit. Not only does it root, unroot, reflash stock image, and unlock Nexus 7 (2013), it also works with Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, 2012’s Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10.

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Readiy Is A Full-Featured Feedly Client For Windows 8 And RT

Readiy for Windows 8 RT

Feedly has become the Google Reader replacement since its demise last month. They’ve got a wonderful web-based UI, and powerful mobile apps. Windows 8 and RT users now have their own native Feedly app in the form of Readiy. It comes with all the features of the web app, and then some. Highly recommended.

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Get Live English Premier League Scores, Updates, News & Stats On iPhone & Android With This App

EPL Live iOS News  EPL Live iOS Story

The English Premier League kicked off yesterday, as most football fans already know. If you’ve got a smartphone, you owe it to yourself to install EPL Live. It gives you access to a wealth of information you would have to hunt for on other platforms – live scores, news stories, lineups, player and club history, and more!

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Smart Messenger Is An Impressive Messaging App For Android With Scheduling, Filters & Rules, And More

Smart Messenger Beta 08  Smart Messenger Beta 07  Smart Messenger Beta 14

Being able to completely replace stock system apps is one of Android’s greatest features. Last week, we came across Smart Messenger on XDA-Developers, and it quickly became a crowd-favorite here at AddictiveTips. Not only does it look stunning, it also offers features unheard of on other messaging apps. You can schedule texts, automate things in a Tasker-like fashion, upload to Google Drive, and more! It’ is still in development!

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Read Wikipedia Offline With Kiwix For Windows, OS X, Linux And Android

kiwix wikipedia offline reader

The world’s greatest encyclopeida available at your fingerprints, offline? Yes! Kiwi works on Windows, Mac, Linux & Android; you can search for articles, download and install entire wikis in one click, bookmark regularly visited pages, add your own notes to them, and more! This one’s personally recommended.

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Reduce PNG, JPG, GIF & SVG File Size Without Noticeable Drop In Quality Using Kraken


We regularly deal with high-resolution screenshots here at AddictiveTips, so reducing their size in order to optimize website performance is of great importance to us. We discovered Kraken last week; it works with multiple image file formats, and can compress losslessly or lossily.

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FX Is The Ultimate, Desktop-Class File Explorer For Android


We’ve played around with a fair number of file explorers for Android – even making a list of the best ones – but FX File Explorer just grabbed our attention, and never let go when we tried it out last week. It looks genuinely nice, and offers a comprehensive combination of features – multiple windows, dual-pane view, quick file selection and moving, and much much more – that we’ve discussed in detail in the review.

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Bypass Government Censorship With The Pirate Bay’s PirateBrowser


BitTorrent makes up about 10% of the entire US Internet traffic, so whether big companies like it or not, a lot of people are using it to download huge amounts of data, finding them on torrent indexing sites like The Pirate Bay (TPB). As a result, TPB is one of the most heavily censored websites around the world. In an effort to allow people to use their service, and the thousands of government-censored web content, they’ve launched the Firefox-based PirateBrowser to bypass such blockages.

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Portal Is A Cross Between Paranoid Android’s HALO Notification System & Chat Heads-Like Floating Apps

Portal Google  Portal Facebook

Facebook Chat Heads have been a source of inspiration for dozens of apps across iOS and Android. The latest is Portal for Android, which allows you view system notifications, share Facebook and Twitter updates, browse the web, send text messages and more from a Chat Heads-like floating UI so you don’t have to leave the current app.

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Batch Manage Gmail Attachments And Auto-Upload Them To Evernote, Dropbox & Google Drive Based On Rules With MetisMe

Best Apps, Tips And Tweaks Of The Week [08.18.2013]

Managing email attachments is still very much a messy process, and MetisMe Attachments Management System for Gmail is a Google Chrome extension that aims to make it easier. It allows you to batch download attachments, and upload them to Dropbox, Evernote or Google Drive (manually or automatically, based on certain rules). Pretty neat if you deal with attachments on a regular basis.

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ActiveNotifications: Moto X-Style Active Display Lock Screen Notifications On Any Android 4.0+ Device

ActiveNotifications for Android 2  ActiveNotifications for Android 4

Moto X’s Active Display is arguably the most awesome feature in the first phone born out of Motorola and Google’s marriage, and now it is available for all Android 4.0+ powered devices thanks to ActiveNotifications.

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Visualize And Track App Usage In Detail With App Tracker For iOS

App Tracker iOS Chart  App Tracker iOS Stats  App Tracker iOS Graph

I’m a bit of a home screen organization enthusiast (if there is such a thing), so information for which apps I access the most is of great importance to me. App Tracker for iOS doesn’t just lazily display the amount of time spent in an app, but also stats like overall usage of the device broken down by app usage, most/least active days, number of times app launched, and more.

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