Downloading third-party apps is the best thing about Android customization. However, why download lots of apps when few do the trick?
App developers usually make apps for a specific purpose based on user interest. However, there are many apps that try to cover everything related to a category to offer everything under one roof.
I personally love such apps as they are usually easier to use and don’t come with annoying bells and whistles. And best of all, I don’t need to jump between multiple apps, I just do simple tasks.
If you also want to boost your productivity, decrease the clutter, and maybe save some storage space too, then I know just the apps you need. Below you’ll find all-in-one Android apps that are not only the jack of all trades but also masters of some.
Mi Remote Controller
Mi Remote Controller is installed by default on most Xiaomi Android phones, but you can download it on any Android phone. It’s an all-in-one remote controller app that isn’t limited to TV or smart box. You can control AC, fans, DVD players, cameras, projectors, and many other devices.
Setting up the controller is very easy too. Just select your device type and the manufacturer, and then after a small test, it will be paired. Although it won’t cover all the buttons available on a real remote, the essential functions are always there. For example, pairing with AC will surely let you change temperature, swing, and modes.
It covers almost all manufacturers for provided devices and makes it easy to search your device’s manufacturer using a search bar. In my experience, it also has good support for older devices. I managed to make it work on my DVD player from 2002.
Best of all, it’s completely free and has no ads. Unlike most similar apps that at least show ads.
Note: You need a phone with infrared support to use all the app’s features.
Android phones support copying text, but apps can prevent you from copying text, such as comments in the YouTube app. You also can’t copy text from images. This is where Universal Copy can take care of all your copying-related needs in a single app. It can copy text from all apps and images as long as you can open the section where the text is written.
It has two modes; normal mode and scanner mode. In normal mode, it lets you copy text from apps, including restricted apps. To copy text from images or text where normal mode fails, you can use scanner mode.
For scanner mode, it uses OCR technology to extract text that is hard to read. I managed to extract a hand-written text using its scanner mode. The app lists the total number of words on the screen and lets you individually select them. It even recognizes numbers, emails, and addresses to let you directly open an associated app to use them.
All the features of the app are free, but it shows ads. You can remove ads with an in-app purchase.
Universal Email App
If you have multiple email accounts with different email services, there is no need to download an app for every email service when you have Universal Email App. This simple app lets you use all your email accounts, no matter which email services you use in one place.
No matter whether it’s Gmail, Outlook, AOL, or Yahoo, you can log in to your email accounts and quickly switch between them in the app. The app just requires access to your email accounts, and it will sort and show all the emails in its own interface.
The interface stays the same for all email services, but the folders can change depending on the email service. You can do all necessary tasks like view emails in different folders, draft new emails, reply, forward, delete, etc.
Other than that, you can also download emails as PDFs, flag emails, add a custom name, protect accounts with password/fingerprint, combine address book, and a lot more.
The app is also very light on resources and simple to use. However, this also means it lacks the advanced features of dedicated apps. For basic email management, it is perfect for managing everything in one place.
Download Unit Converter and you will never have to look at Google Search again for any type of conversion. No, really, this app offers almost every type of conversion you’ll ever need in your life. There are 72 categories, each with dozens of units totaling over 3000 units.
From common units like weight, currency, speed, and volume to rare ones like heat density, viscosity, conductivity, and hemoglobin, all are available to convert quickly. It even lets you calculate conversion based on secondary factors like different time intervals.
The categories are further divided into sections like fluids, engineering, electricity, light, medical, and a few more. While converting, you can easily switch unit positions, share or copy results, and even use a scientific calculator.
The app is ad-supported, and all conversions are free. You can unlock the premium version to remove ads and unlock the ability to favorite units.
All Languages Translator
To completely remove the language barriers, All Languages Translator is the perfect app. It lets you translate words, check the dictionary for meaning with examples, learn details about a country, and translate whole documents. All the translations can be done in up to 109 languages.
The app lets you use speech-to-text and vice versa to get translation in any language you like quickly. There is even a chat section where two people using different languages can have one-on-one conversations, and the app will narrate the translated conversation.
The dictionary works in 14 languages, and it shows multiple definitions and examples for each word. You can also use speech-to-text to speak out words to define and listen to the results. If you travel often, then this is a must-have app.
The app is ad-supported, and you need a premium subscription to remove ads and use the live chat feature. If you specifically want the live chat feature and don’t want to subscribe, then give Universal Translator a try. It’s a free app that lets you have one-on-one conversations in 40 languages.
All in One Video Downloader
Google Play Store is riddled with apps to download videos from social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or WhatsApp. However, with the All in One Video Downloader, you can download videos from any app or website in a single app.
Just like those dedicated apps, it lets you paste the URL of the video to download videos quickly.
There are direct buttons to download videos from Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and YouTube. For everything else, you can use the built-in browser to search and download. It will automatically detect videos in the browser and show a button to download.
Other than videos, it can also download audio files and images. There is a dedicated section where you can see all the downloaded videos, audio, and images.
The app is ad-supported, but there is no way to remove them. However, I personally didn’t find them very intrusive; at least they are not timer-based.
3C All-in-One Toolbox
3C All-in-One Toolbox offers a bunch of advanced phone managing tools in a single app. There is a device manager, task manager, usage manager, file manager, battery manager, network manager, CPU manager, and system manager. Each tool is much more powerful than the phone’s native settings.
Although some of the advanced options, like overclocking, require a rooted phone, most options work fine on unrooted phones. Some of the interesting things you could do with this app are listed below:
- Schedule phone cleans up.
- Automatically backup data.
- Setup alarms for conditions like phone heating up or battery percentage.
- Check CPU, GPU, RAM, and Network performance in real-time.
- Track app usage and add limits.
- See currently running apps and their impact.
- Manage startup apps.
- Calibrate battery.
- Advanced battery details, including battery flow.
- Check connection strength.
There is much more this app can do; the above are just some of the most useful things. The app is ad-supported, with some customization features locked behind the pro version.
Bonus App 😎
All Tools doesn’t have a specific focus, but it offers over 70 tools that really make life easier. Interestingly, most of the tools it provides are usually offered as dedicated apps on Google Play Store. Some of the tools include walkie talkie, remote device control, internet speed test, scanner, speedometer, color detector, and CCTV.
I am sure downloading these apps will help you ditch some of the dedicated apps on your phone and manage most things without jumping between apps. Even if you don’t download all the apps, I believe Universal Converter and Mi remote is a must, as anyone can face the need to use them at some point.
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