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6 terrific Android apps you can’t get on the iPhone

Updated 4 years ago
Published Feb 3rd, 2016 10:52AM EST
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I switched to the iPhone as my primary phone last fall but there are still a lot of things that I really miss about Android. In particular, Android gives app developers a lot more freedom to make different kinds of apps that you just can’t get on the iPhone. Today I’ve rounded up six more terrific Android apps that can do things you can’t do on iOS — let’s check them out.

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Unclouded – Cloud Manager

Have too many cloud storage services? Let this app help you organize them.

The revolutionary tool to explore, analyse, manage and clean your cloud and device storage.

Supported services are Dropbox , Google Drive , OneDrive , BOX , and MEGA.

With this app you will be able to:

1 – See which files or folders are using most of your storage
2 – Know which categories you have the most (images, videos, etc)
3 – Find duplicates
4 – Know which files have been changed and when
5 – Search for files
6 – And much more..

You can also use Unclouded as a regular cloud file explorer.
All of this you can do while offline! You just have to sync the file list, and you’re good to go.

Download Unclouded

Opera Max

With data caps expanding beyond wireless services and into home broadband connections, watching your data usage is more important than ever. This is where Opera Max comes in handy.

Opera Max saves you data, extending your data plan and gives you unparalleled control over your phone’s data consumption. This data-management & data-savings app saves 3G / 4G / LTE and Wi-Fi data usage by up to 50%. Save data by compressing videos, photos and media in your favorite apps and websites over mobile and Wi-Fi networks – without any noticeable loss of quality. Opera Max also helps to save battery and data by allowing you to block any apps running in the background without your knowledge. You can also use it as your Wi-Fi manager, for better control of what your apps do in the background when on Wi-Fi.

• Watch more videos on YouTube & Netflix
Spend less data on watching YouTube cat videos or your favorite shows & movies on Netflix. Opera Max’s unique technology saves data on videos without any significant loss in quality and reduces buffering – which means more funny videos and House of Cards.

• More music on the go
Opera Max saves data on popular music-streaming apps like YouTube Music, Gaana, Saavn, Pandora, and Slacker Radio, so you can listen your favorite music anytime, anywhere, even if there is no Wi-Fi around.

• Data management
Monitor and control internet usage on all apps. Opera Max monitors and keeps count of how much mobile internet or Wi-Fi you have used on a monthly or daily basis. It also monitors how many MBs and GBs of data each app uses, to give you full control over your data plan.

• Block apps & prevent data leakage
Control your apps’ internet usage by blocking apps from running in the background that are using mobile data or Wi-Fi without permission. Blocking apps running in the background conserves battery and minimises your battery usage.

• Track & save data on both Wi-Fi and mobile
Internet savings and blocking apps from using data can be applied to mobile and Wi-Fi independently, with a “Savings on/off” switch.

• Private and secure
Opera Max does not analyse or store private data. If you want more information about how privacy works in Opera Max, check out our FAQ at

Download Opera Max


The app for people who are tired of static wallpapers.

Tired of your boring static wallpapers? Set carefully crafted high definition videos as your wallpaper! You can also pick from your own videos!

– No battery drain!
– Highest quality true HD (1080p) video wallpapers filmed specifically for this app.
– Use your own videos.
– Smoothest pause/resume when switching to other apps.
– Unique videos for portrait and landscape modes.
– In-app video previews.
– No ads!

Download WallFlix


Now this is an app that Apple would never allow on the iPhone, although whether you think that’s a good or bad thing is entirely subjective. Basically, the app pays you some money in exchange for filling up your lock screen with ads.

Slidejoy gives you money for unlocking your lock screen! Slidejoy pays you in cash or rewards you in gift cards to have trending news and ads on your lock screen. Redeem cash rewards to your PayPal account or gift card rewards to your favorite retailers/brands. You can even donate the money you get from Slidejoy to give cash to charity! Earn extra cash online by downloading our free lock screen app today!How it Works

Once you register on Slidejoy, every time you unlock your phone, you will get a card with news or a promotion on your lock screen.

‐Slide UP on your lock screen to see more news
‐Slide RIGHT on your lock screen to unlock your phone and go to your home screen
‐Slide LEFT on your lock screen to get more information on the content
‐Slide DOWN on your lock screen to access your notifications and app shortcut menu

To get paid in cash by Slidejoy, you DO NOT have to slide left, take a survey, tap for money, download an app, or do anything other than to use your phone as you normally do. You also don’t receive more or less for engaging with the ads. Yes, it’s that SIMPLE.

Slidejoy is an award-winning lock screen app that has been featured on the Today Show, Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, CNBC, Business Insider, Fox and more. Our team is always looking for extra ways to keep our users happy, so feel free to send us feedback and make your way to our Facebook Page.

-Get money to see news and ads on an intelligent lock screen
-Receive Carats and redeem them for real money or gift cards
-Enjoy trending news and timely ads on your lock screen
-News, deals and ads on the lock screen are tailored to your preferences
-What you get paid is updated daily the next day
-Slidejoy provides you with 12 additional redemption options to get paid or receive gift cards, just for unlocking your phone!
-Quick, fast cash payments

What Can You Do With Your Lock Screen Rewards?
Keep it and cash your Carats out for money on PayPal or gift cards.
Make a gift and give cash to great causes.

‐How many Carats do I need before I can redeem them?
Once you earn 200 Slidejoy Carats, you can cash out or gift the money to charity (after you’ve used Slidejoy for one month). 100 Carats is equal to $1.
‐When do I get paid?
You get paid for unlocking every month and can cash out via PayPal, gift card or donate the money to a charity.
-Will Slidejoy drain my battery?
Short answer, no. Long answer, absolutely not.
About us
We make advertising interesting through efficient products, sleek design and superior value for consumers.

Download Slidejoy

LeDo Launcher

Launchers are definitely some of the coolest types of Android apps out there and the LeDe Launcher promises to significantly improve your Android phone’s speed.

Extreme Speed – occupy the least resources, the fastest operating speed; totally enhance mobile phone performance, exceed the system-level launcher, challenge the speed limit!

Smart Folders – intelligent oh sort app, easier and faster to find applications and games;

Cloud Recommend – Based on cloud big data analysis, find out the app used by people around you, then considerately recommend the most applied ones for you;

Search – Instantly search through sliding gestures, quickly get what you want.

Press and Accelerate – Intelligent process cleanup strategy, maximize the memory. Visible alert for high memory, targeting memory consumption applications, effectively extend the standby time.

LeDo Launcher, the most efficient launcher: Start faster, find and open app quicker, recommend app faster!

LeDo Launcher – Lift the speed, optimize the launcher, perfect the system.

LeDo Team is a group of passionate young people who dare to dream and pursue the ultimate.

We want to offer the best launcher. We will try our best to pursue the ultimate from the performance, speed, experience and effect, we will never give up. We believe that anything is possible.

We have been trying to provide a better and faster LeDo Launcher. Your support and feedback is most valuable for us. Please grade our LeDo launcher and click “g + 1”, let more people know our products and your voice.

Download LeDe Launcher

Don’t Pause!

If you’ve ever been listening to music on your phone while working out and had it interrupted by pesky notifications sounds, this app will help make sure your music is never temporarily stopped again.

~Are you tired of Notifications interrupting your music?~

~Easy to use~

~Simple Customization~

~Material Design Update~

Don’t Pause was designed to keep your device from interrupting you when you are listening to music. If you are listening to music through your android phone and you get a text message or email, by default, Android pauses your music and plays the notification. Don’t Pause fills in here. Don’t Pause will run continuously once you start it and when you are playing music it automatically puts your notifications on vibrate. After you finish your music, Don’t Pause automatically changes your setting back to the normal ringer. This app is similar to “Shush!” but I have taken it one step further. Instead of making you configure the app yourself, I have done the work for you. Go ahead and download Don’t Pause and start it up. That is all you have to do to keep your mobile music uninterrupted.

Download Don’t Pause!

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.