There are SOOOOO many to choose from. The Google Play App Store says I only have a few installed… 210, so choosing my favorites is a difficult task. I am not a Fruit Phone user, so all I have is Droid on the list.
In addition to the Wyze App, I am going to also rule out Alexa, Google Home, Amazon, etc. from this as those just aren’t Gee Wiz Sexy any more and are ubiquitous in the IoT sector. Also excluded are Financial Apps, Office Apps, News Apps, Boredom Apps, OS Settings Apps, Weather Apps and the like.
Keeping my list focused on the Forum and Wyze as much as possible, here are my top dozen daily drivers and not so mainstream apps that have impressed me so much I have paid for them:
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In no particular order except for how they appear on my Home Screen:
MacroDroid is way up at the top. Used to script custom macros using just about every single function on my phone. I have every cam and AI notification type with a custom notification tone as well as alarms, bells, buzzers, loggers, auto deleted, blocks, launchers, lockers, unlockers, … I have 136 macros programmed to automate it all. A very technical and feature rich app that can get very advanced.
Free Notifications Reader reads all my emails, texts, Push Notifications, Alerts and System Messages to me through my BT Headset. I spend 8 to 12 hours a day on the road and I have the BT in my ear the entire time. I have it shut off automatically if the BT isn’t connected. As soon as a Person push notification from Wyze comes in, I know immediately which cam. All I have to do is listen for when the next cam triggers to know where on my property the perp is headed. It is also great for knowing when I need to pull over and address an immediate need. When replies come in from the Forum, those emails are read to me so I can decide if I want to wait or log in and reply. And absolute gem and incredibly versatile.
Internet Guard is an app focused VPN Firewall App I use to limit use of WiFi or Mobile Data usage to any installed app. I am cheap, so I buy annual mobile data from a discount provider. I only pay for 5GB a month and I am on mobile data for a vast majority of the day. There is nothing worse than a stupid app sucking up half my months gigs in the background for no reason whatsoever.
GlassWire also has a VPN component, but I don’t use it as I prefer the Internet Guard UI and it isn’t subscription based. But, I use GlassWire 24\7 to monitor immediate and historical app mobile data and WiFi data usage. It has great alert alarms if data exceeds preset thresholds in a specific time so that I know if I have a runaway app. The Wyze app has tripped the alarm in the past and tried to suck all the data out of my plan. This keeps it from going on until I am out of data. GlassWire also has great reporting graphics so I can visually see where all my data is going. It also places a persistant notification that shows me how far into my data bucket I am and resets every month on my renewal date.
KeePass is my password management program. I have been using it for over a decade. Fully encrypted, biometrically locked, key file enabled, locally stored. It is integrated for auto fill capability and can be backed up to an external SD\USB and run resident from that.
TinyCam Monitor Pro is a Cam streaming app that has a great multicam viewing layout and is compatible with almost all Wyze cams. Does not require any RTSP firmware. When I want to see more cams than Wyze can show me, this is what I use. Has some very versatile features and functions, although I haven’t explored them all.
Analiti is a WiFi Network utility app that reports all kinds of data for testing the strength, speed, and coverage of my WiFi and the devices on it.
FStop Gallery Pro is the best gallery app I have found to fit my needs. Google Photos is garbage and I needed an alternative. This does the job quite well.
Screen Master is a screenshot editing app that I just recently started using. Love the features and capabilities to markup any photo or screenshot in the Gallery.
Xplore is my File Management App. That has a dual directory UI format and the ability to see everything. Very feature rich with the ability to load cloud storage directories, sync files, access mounted OTR storage, and has a biometric lock.
Folder Sync is an app I use to automate the movement of files from my phone’s resident storage to the mounted SD card so that I maintain a clean file system. Runs on a schedule with all sorts of sync file options and will also sync to cloud storage. I also have 6 redundant cloud storage backup sync apps that I also use daily for automated backups to each of my 6 cloud storage providers.
Castbox is my podcast player. I spend all day on the road and listen to 6 or 8 full podcast episodes each day.