110 Utilities to Help You Get More Out of Your Google Pixel Smartphone
2An Improved Android Keyboard
One of Google’s latest releases is a free app called Gboard that improves the built-in keyboard. The app enhances the keyboard’s speed and features a “glide typing” feature, which enables users to input text by sliding their fingers around the keys. Gboard also comes with dictation support and built-in Google Search.
3Remove Junk with Clean Master
4Find Security Threats with Supo Security
Malware is a constant threat with Android, but the free Supo Security app can help. It continually analyzes the operating system to determine whether any data is leaking to third-party apps. In addition, it includes an antivirus feature, and will scan an SD card to ensure it doesn’t have any malware that could cause trouble on the Pixel.
5Battery Plus Boosts the Charge
Want to get the most out of the Google Pixel’s battery? Check out Battery Plus. The free app is capable of detecting and repairing battery problems and monitors how the battery is operating to detect possible flaws before they become a bigger issue. The app also includes a battery-saving mode to improve the handset’s battery life.
6Fast Cleaner Extends the Smartphone’s Useful Life
As its name might suggest, Fast Cleaner is designed to speed the performance of the Google Pixel by eliminating unnecessary resources. One of its chief features is a tool called CPU Cooler, which automatically determines the apps that cause the smartphone to overheat and closes them. Ultimately, the free app could extend a smartphone’s useful life.
7CM Locker Fixes Privacy Risks
CM Locker is one of the more appealing security and privacy apps in the Google Play marketplace. It automatically locks the phone’s screen, apps and other content to improve privacy, and takes a photo of someone who might be trying to break in to the handset. In addition, it constantly analyzes an app’s performance to determine whether private data is leaking out. CM Locker is free.
8Tasker Is an Automation Platform
Tasker, a $2.99 app, is all about automation. With the app, users can create automated tasks and run them with a simple tap on the screen. For instance, users can set Tasker to open the browser and go to a particular web page. It also can send out text messages on a user’s behalf. All of the automation can be timed so certain tasks are performed each day at the same time.
9DiskDigger Recovers Lost Files
DiskDigger Pro is a handy app that retrieves items that have been deleted from the device. Through the app, users can recover deleted photos, documents, videos and other content. Better yet, data can be restored from both local storage and a memory card—even a reformatted card. DiskDigger Pro costs $2.99.
10Astro Is a Handy File Manager
11Be More Productive with GoToMyPC
If productivity is a user’s aim, employing an app such as GoToMyPC is a good idea. GoToMyPC allows users to access their computers remotely from the handset. Perhaps more importantly, it allows the wireless transfer of files between the devices. That all makes users more productive. GoToMyPC is free.