Sunday, November 20, 2011

App Roll: WiFi File Explorer, eBay, and Urbanspoon

After our last post about changing the home screen, we'd like to give a shout-out to Denise on our Facebook page for pointing out that Go Launcher no longer worked for the Fire. Goes to show that things can move fast in the tech industry, and we'll do our best to stay on top of it. There should be any trouble with these free and dirt-cheap apps though, all of which could be extremely useful.

Name: WiFi File Explorer Pro
Rating: 4.4 stars over 202 reviews
Price: 0.99
Description: If you've ever needed to access a file from your phone (a photo, for example, or a song you like) but don't have a cable to connect the phone to a computer, WiFi File Explorer PRO can make it happen. This Android app allows you to browse, download, and stream information--as well as manage your files--from your phone directly to a computer using a Wi-Fi connection and password-protected Web browser.

Analysis: This is one of those apps that makes your jaw drop with what it can do. Put away all the cords and use this handy little app to access files on your computer, phone, or anything with a wifi signal. Once you start using this app, going without it will make you feel like you're in the Stone Age. *Highly Recommended*
Get WiFi File Explorer Pro!

Name: Official eBay Android App
Rating: 3.4 stars over 33 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: It's ok to leave your computer. You won't miss the auction closing. Slowly...step away...from the computer.

Eve for those of us who love Amazon, sometimes eBay comes in handy. This app will allow you to perform searches, check on auctions, and get notifications about anything you're watching.

Get the Official eBay Android App for free!

Name: Urbanspoon
Rating: 3.1 stars over 14 reviews
Price: 0.00
Description: Casual diners and serious gourmets agree. Urbanspoon rocks. This handy website has been guiding hungry crowds to the best restaurants for the best deals, with its excellent descriptions, aggregated professional reviews, and candid diner evaluations. Urbanspoon is America's #1 trusted restaurant go-to site. Now you can carry the Power of the Spoon with you anywhere on your Android device.

This app has an incredible concept behind it: find restaurants and make reservations in popular areas whether you live there or are travelling. Unfortunately, the one downside is that it'd be impossible to list every restaurant everywhere. Give it a spin and see if it works for your area or your next vacation destination!

Get Urbanspoon for free!


  1. Go Launcher Ex will still work on the Fire. Still works on mine. Get it from directly from your Fire. Add your device as a HTC Incredible 2, same platform.

  2. Thanks for sharing, JoAnne. It seems like this can work for people, so it's worth giving a try.


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