Most Useful Apps For Your Daily Life

Do you consider yourself a high-tech user with a smartphone? Is there any favorite apps out there to help your life out? Here’s my favorite daily apps in my HTC One.

1. Google Maps

Google Maps has many various tools to be used as my daily applications. I have this application for years as it solves my daily traffic check when I go to the office and back to home or anywhere. Google maps has made a very interesting approach in giving an information like traffic, navigation, places, etc.

How to enable the traffic? You just need to open Google Maps menu and enable/tick the traffic. It will show you 3 colors, Green : No traffic, Yellow : Medium Traffic, and Red : High Traffic. Google Map delivers the service with internet connections, so you need to have a good connection and location services to run it effectively.

Download Google Maps application here.

2. MovPlex

This is an Indonesian Movie schedule, which is very accurate in delivering the service. MovPlex use the data from the largest Cinema Group (Studio 21 & Studio XXI) and Blitzmegaplex in Indonesia. MovPlex now connected to Rotten Tomatoes API for Box Office Movies (Opening, Top & Upcoming). MovPlex has a very attractive design and is very easy to use. You can do several things like :

1. Find the schedule of Now Playing movies & Theaters, not only that, but also you can see IMDb Rating & watch the trailer directly from your phone, anytime.

2. See the Coming Soon (Upcoming) movies synopsis and also the trailers if any.
3. Movie Review and Rating.
4. More …

Download MovPlex apps here

3. Komutta

Komutta is a comutter guide for the people that live in Jakarta, It does several useful things in Jakarta’s Mass transportations.
– Show Transjakarta/Busway koridors and route (Beta for Koridor 11)
– Show KRL schedule, shift the schedule, train position and set an alarm
– Transjakarta Route Map and shelter location
– Show Bus, Bus AC, Mini Bus and Angkot Route
– Shows Taxi name and Phone Number
– Favorite your most common route, either it’s a Busway, KRL of Angkot.
– Search Route from Start to End Shelter, Tap the item and your route will be shown in the map (non smooth)
– share your search result to a friend using email
– support localization for Indonesian language (Bahasa)
– CCTV View

Download Komutta here


Most-Used Smartphone App in 2013

Most-Used Smartphone App

Google Maps shown a huge response in delivering their service. They got the tittle of The Most-Used Smartphone App in quarter 2013 shown by Statista. According to data published by GlobalWebIndex, 54 percent of global smartphone owners used Google’s navigation app in the month preceding the survey. As per my earlier post about Google Maps, the Google Maps application has several function that is very useful for our daily life.

Google’s decision to develop an open source mobile operating system and give it away for free apparently pays off. Android’s market share in the smartphone market recently soared above 70 percent and since Android phones come preloaded with several Google apps, the search company controls a significant share of mobile web usage.

So, What’s your favorite apps?


[SHARE] Googling Tips

Who does not know Google, a Web site after Yahoo’s second most popular. but maybe there are still many who do not know how to effectively search through Google. Here are 15 basic method searches for the search engine Google:
1. Google Calculator
Can make any kind of ngitung numbers, for example, want to compute 5 * 54/12 + 56th. type that number and sign the calculations, then press enter or click search and google will give the result. Some signs supported arithmetic: addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (*), sharing (/), rank (^) and Square root (sqrt).

2. Dictionary Definitions
Able to define a word by typing "define:" (without the quotes), for example, define: worms

3. Looking for a particular title
search for specific words within a website, the format is "intitle: title you are looking for." eg intitle: glass.

4. Conversion
make the conversion the length, size, and even temperature, such as looking 50 meters how many yards to write "50m in yards", or how many degrees Fahrenheit to 100 degrees Celsius, enough to write "100C to F"

5. Currency Exchange
want to know how much the U.S. dollar today? write "1 USD in IDR".
Format currency in international units, for example to be written IDR Indonesian rupiah, the dollar HKD hongkong written, and others.

6. Weather today
want to know the weather cities such as Jakarta wrote wrote weather

7. search for a file type
if want to look for a file with specific contents and specific file types such also write this "tutorial game 3d filetype: doc" would later appear the result of articles with existing titles such words in. doc format

8. Search within a website
If you want to find something in a website writes "the search site:", for example, want to look for games within the website jasakom then write "game site:"

9. Local time of a city
want to know the current time on bali? aja wrote "time bali"

10. Remove unwanted search results distinguished
if you want to find about the solar system but do not want the search results were the words the planet then just write it like this "-solar planets"

11. search a whole sentence
if you want to find a complete sentence in the website use the _. – As a substitute for a space. eg "who is it" the result will be different from the "who the hell"

12. Flight Status
want to know the status of an aircraft flight write like this "" British Airways Flight 5 ", for writing it must know the type of airline and flight number.

13. Searching google groups based on subject
Write? In subject: then topic here?

14. Search the site relations
write "related: to seek an alternative site of a searchable website.

‘15. look for links to specific URLs
Type? link: This way is useful to look for other alamat2 linking to the website in question. for example, link: and the results will come out of alamat2 other websites which have a link to google this.

16. hex binary decimal
create a special converter from decimal.
type 1500 in hex or 1500 in binary