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#1 ironwalker1110

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:21 AM

I wanted to share some of t\\\he Android apps and that I install on all of my devices.

 

Wickr:The best private messaging app I have found. File shredder. No information is stored on their servers, military grade encryption, message self destruct, file and media sharing.  When sharing files like pictures and videos, and geocaching data and all other identifiable info is removed.

 

Redphone:A definate must if you ever have telephone conversations that are sensitive or very private.  Of course you should never talk about sensitive subjects over the phone, but if you must, Redphone is the way to do it.

 

LastPass:A standard password manager.  In this day and age, everything requires a password.  Using the same password for multiple accounts can be VERY dangerous.  But we can't possibly remember so many different passwords.  LastPass will keep them all secure for you and in one place, on all your computers and devices.  It also has autofill options so you don't have to fill out all your info every time you order something or start and account somewhere.  To many options to list here.

 

NQ Vault: Another app by the cleanmaster people.

 

AVG Antivirus:One of the best antivirus apps in my opinion.

 

CleanMaster:Keep device running at peak performance

 

CM Security: Antivirus from the same makers of CleanMaster.

 

MalwareBytes:AntiMalware

 

GnuPrivacy Guard:A gpg encryption app utilizing public and private keyrings

 

OrBot and OrWeb:  Anonymous Browsing

 

Any VPN App:  Reach websites that network administrators or ISP's, or even local governments have blocked.

 

TacticalNav:Navigation App

 

Multiple ebooks on survival and first aid, some ITS videos

 

For Root Users:

Titanium Backup

ES Task Manager

ES File Manager

SuperSU

 

This is just a few of my must have apps.  I use most of them on a daily basis.  There are many more that I use, but thought these would be useful to the ITS family.  Enjoy!

 

I plan on writing another one for Windows programs soon.

 

 

 

 


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#2 Fivesenenguy

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:28 AM

i will have to check some of these out thanks for the info


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#3 AaronK

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:15 AM

You don't need root to use ES File Explorer
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#4 OldYeoman

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:18 AM

Might offer up 1Password in place of LastPass.

 

LastPass stores (encrypted) copies of your passwords and details on their servers, which may be a concern. 1Password lets you use your own sync service to copy between your devices (I use Bittorrent Sync, for example).


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#5 Corbs

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:57 PM

I have law specific apps and dropbox folders with law, policy and skillset info. All can be configured to keep stuff offline.

 

Also useful are apps like British Red Cross, which have first aid info to catch yourself up and keep things sharp. Also has emergency info in short form.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 06:36 PM

Seecrypt is another messaging app, easy to use, end-to-end, and the paid service includes encrypted calls.


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Posted 05 May 2015 - 09:04 PM

I would throw disconnect search on as well: https://disconnect.me/search

and a VPN service: https://torrentfreak...edition-140315/


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#8 B3dlam

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 07:32 AM

AmmoSeek is one I use regularly on my iOS but I am pretty sure its available on Android as well. 


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#9 ironwalker1110

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:18 PM

You don't need root to use ES File Explorer

No, but it opens up more uses, but good point


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#10 ironwalker1110

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Posted 06 May 2015 - 09:21 PM

Might offer up 1Password in place of LastPass.

 

LastPass stores (encrypted) copies of your passwords and details on their servers, which may be a concern. 1Password lets you use your own sync service to copy between your devices (I use Bittorrent Sync, for example).

1Password is great!  Its just a little more time consuming if you are using many different computers and devices.  I use 1Password for the passwds that are very private.  LastPass for my day to day logins


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