Here at 34SP.com we’re often asked our opinion about various other web services, content management systems and phone apps. While 34SP.com specialises in UK web hosting, our crack support and development teams have tried out a number of iPhone and Android apps. Here are a few suggestions for some free Android apps that web professionals may find useful.
Such a simple idea but nigh on essential for our technological world. The ability to save documents, sound clips and photos to the Cloud. Once you are connected via wi-fi, any photos you have taken will automatically upload to your “Camera” folder. This is such a great feature, as it allows you to edit photos a lot quicker than the old fashioned method of connecting the camera via USB or ejecting the memory card and putting it into a reader port.
AndFTP is the essential FTP app for your android phone. Just like any FTP software, you can browse your device and your server files, as well as transferring files from one to the other. Not only that, but AndFTP also supports FTPS, SCP & SFTP. With the ability to rename, delete, update permissions (chmod), run custom commands, as well as full SSH RSA/DSA key support, you’d be hard pressed to find a better FTP app.
ConnectBot is a powerful, open source Secure Shell (SSH) client that allows you to connect to your web server. It can manage simultaneous SSH sessions, create secure tunnels, and copy/paste between other applications. , meaning you are able to transfer files back and forth, make edits and run commands on your remote web host, all done directly from your Android device.
34SP.com has tons of WordPress customers and WordPress for Android puts the power of publishing in your hands, making it easy to create and consume content via your mobile device. Write, edit, and publish content to your site, as well as checking stats and plenty more without having to sit in front of a desktop computer.
Google analytics is fantastic free service that generates detailed statistics about a website’s traffic and traffic sources. With the mobile app you see real time statistics, customizable dashboards and intelligence events on your phone.
A third party Twitter app that makes using Twitter a lot more simplified. If you haven’t used Twitter, give it a go, it is great for news articles and rolling commentary. What makes Plume easy to use is it’s amount of tutorials and amount of customisation. Very impressive for a free App.
A great app for web designers, Magic Color Picker is a powerful colour selection tool. With support for 7 different colour modes including RGB, HSV, HSL and YUV and the option to use either palette or sliders to adjust your colours, this is the perfect tool for finding that winning colour combination.
This handy app brings a popular desktop browser feature to your mobile device. Once the app is installed, simply enter your URL and you’ll be able to view the source code of that page. A great little tool for checking code out whilst you are on the go.
Photoshop is the ubiquitous photo editing tool for any web designer. Photoshop Express is a slimmed down version that brings some of the famous photoshop functionality to your phone, including crop, rotate, adjust color, and artistic effects. Get the details on the Adobe Photoshop Express app here.