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Best Wi-Fi Boosting Android Apps

Most modern phones are able to work with several Wi-Fi networks at once, and sometimes even pick up the best network that’s available to them. Still, there are many Android apps that can significantly boost your Wi-Fi browsing experience. Let’s take a good look at some of the best ones.

Wifi Analyzer is one of the most downloaded Wi-Fi apps in Google Play Store, and for a good reason: it can turn your smartphone into an amazingly powerful Wi-Fi analyzer. Trust me, apps like this have ruined the businesses of many hardware manufacturers, which used to ask hundreds, and sometimes even thousands of dollars for custom-built equipment that had similar purposes. And when you take into account the fact that Wifi Analyzer is 100% free, it’s quite easy to understand why this has happened.

The app shows the networks in your area, telling you which channels are crowded and which are available. According to (see their graph below) the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi channels overlap, so it’s best to keep a distance between them, if possible.

This means that if channel #6 is the most crowded in the area and you can choose between #1 and #5, you should always pick the 1st channel, which won’t overlap with the 6th one.

If you are a geek who simply loves playing with virtual tech toys, I’ve got a Wi-Fi app for you, and its name is WiFi Overview 360. It’s the perfect application for people who are interested not only in evaluating their Wi-Fi Network’s performance, but also in optimizing it.

WiFi Overview 360 scans the Wi-Fi networks in the area, and then maps them, providing detailed information about each access point. The information is cleverly presents using graphs and tables which provide a pleasant user experience. Based on the gathered information, the app is also able to recommend the best Wi-Fi channel for a particular user.

The application can also be used as a widget, offering several pleasant-looking styles. You can sort the discovered Wi-Fi networks according to their signal strength, channel, name, and so on.

OpenSignal 3G 4G WiFi Maps & Speed Test is a really long name for an app; I’d say that we can all agree on that! But, at least in this particular case, the long app name hints at a long feature list, which makes this app stand out from the rest.

The application allows you to see the cell towers in the area, and then shows the route you should follow towards them, if you want to boost signal strength. It also incorporates a speed test section, which works with cellular data, Wi-Fi, DSL, ADSL and cable connections, and helps you measure the download and upload speeds, as well as connection latency.

If you’re constantly on the move, you will appreciate the fact that the app can also be used as a widget, helping you see all the needed info at once.

But what should you do when you’re traveling, and you need Internet access badly? Well, install Swift WiFi:Global WiFi Sharing, of course! Just like the apps above, it is free and helps you find decent Wi-Fi hotspots. The application database, which includes over 1,000,000 hotspots, ranks them according to their security, speed and signal quality. These are the only things that really matter, if you ask me.

An interesting app feature, which should have made its way into the Android O.S. many years ago, is the ability of disabling Wi-Fi according to a preset schedule, with the goal of saving battery power. I’d say that it’s also a very useful feature for people who may have forgotten to disconnect from a previously used hotspot which has proved to be dangerous.

Just like the apps above, Swift WiFi:Global WiFi Sharing also comes as a widget, and it can be set up to deliver the desired notifications straight in the status bar. And if your friends have the app installed, you can easily share files with them without using a third-party service.

These features (and there are many more!) explain why this app has found its way on over 100 million cell phones. And with close to 1 million positive ratings, there isn’t any reason why you shouldn’t consider installing it.


Top 3 Grossing Google Play Games in 2017

It’s the beginning of a new year, but it looks like many of the best selling games of 2016 continue to bring in a lot of cash to their creators. There are exceptions, of course, and we’ll discuss some of them in this article.

Let’s start with a “free” game. I have used the quotes on purpose, because very few of these free games are actually free. Their makers are regular human beings, just like you and me, so they need money to feed themselves, pay the rent and yes – even buy the various apps that make their lives easier!

Most of these free games include a limited set of levels, or don’t allow you to get past a certain game section because you need a $10 super-knight to level the battle winning chances. Others are much more annoying, because they bombard you with ads or force you to watch various 30 second movies, rewarding you with virtual cash that unlocks new worlds, new characters, and so on.

The first free game on the list is Super Mario Run, which has moved quickly towards the top. It’s not a surprise, considering its huge fan base, and the fact that the gameplay experience is really good. It’s also the first Nintendo game to be ported as an app. The company will continue to port its most popular console titles to iOS and Android devices, and thus make a decent profit without putting a lot of work into this. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not easy to do that, but being a (now retired) game developer myself, I guarantee that it’s definitely easier to port a game to any other O.S. in the world than to create it from scratch.

The free section of the Super Mario Run game consists of a single world; then, if you like the game, you’ll have to pay $10 to unlock the rest of the worlds, boosting the number of accessible levels from 4 to 24. I’d say that it’s not a huge price, especially if you are a fan, considering the fact that the game manages to capture and provide an authentic Mario experience – all of this while you’re using a single hand to play it! And Nintento should be very happy about it as well – though its officials aren’t amazed yet – because the mobile versions of the game have brought in close to 50 million US dollars so far.

The second game is… Minecraft, what else? According to, its creators make about $30K / day, an impressive figure by anyone’s standards. Sales had their ups and downs, with the game ranking from #1 to #89 in Play Store within the last 3 months, according to the number of sold copies.

I’m not the only one who thinks that Microsoft has gotten much smarter under its new CEO, and investing in Minecraft was definitely a profitable idea.

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle was downloaded by over 100,000,000 people – yes, 100 million! I can’t even believe that close to 1.5% of the world population has this game installed on their devices! But I am forced to believe it once that I see the 400K+ game ratings in Google’s Play Store.

It is true that the title has been produced by  BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, a company that knows a thing or two about game development. It’s a combat game, and it has got some interesting features. Board game style gameplay, for example. Or the ability of assembling your Dragon Ball dream team.

Many people say that this is the best game they’ve ever played, so if you are into combat games you should definitely check it out.