Free App Recap December 27 – Wi-Fi Apps

Free App Recap December 27 – Wi-Fi Apps

Dec 27, 2012

Everything mobile uses Wi-Fi,this includes Android tablets and phones. Something to consider though is there really isn’t good preinstalled application for managing Wi-Fi on Android devices. This week’s list of free Android apps will be talking about a few applications to help manage Android Wi-Fi.

Lookator

Lookator is an augmented reality app to help locate the source of the Wi-Fi signal. When in an area with a lot of different Wi-Fi sources, knowing which signals are unsecured is the first step in the process. The second step is to find the source because not everyone names their Wi-Fi. Lookator displays the name of the Wi-Fi sources on an overlay or layer to the Android. The screen shows what the rear camera sees. Each of the Wi-Fi locations are displayed on the actual building vs. just seeing a name and the strength of the signal. Take a look here to see what that looks like.

Download Lookator

Wi-Fi Keep Alive

Part of the battery saving options some Android devices have is to turn off the Wi-Fi when the screen shuts off or after a set amount of time if the device is plugged in. This can be problematic especially if downloading something. Wi-Fi Keep Alive solves this problem by forcing the Wi-Fi to stay on. Using the home screen widget to easily toggle the default setting.

Download Wi-Fi Keep Alive

FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

Not all of the wireless carriers allow Wi-Fi tethering to other devices. Fortunately for us, FoxFi fixes that problem. It can turn a non-rooted Android device into a Wi-Fi or Bluetooth hotspot. Using an app like this is a great way feed a Wi-Fi signal to a laptop or tablet when no other source is available.

Download FoxFi (WiFi Tether w/o Root)

Trevor Dobrygoski
Trevor is a freelance writer covering topics ranging from the Android OS to free web and desktop applications. When he is not writing about mobile productivity, He is coaching and playing the world's greatest game... Soccer.
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