Apps For Improving Battery Life
One of the greatest things about modern smartphones are all of the apps they have at their disposal. Some apps drain your battery faster, but there are also some that help keep it full longer. We’re interested in the latter.
JuiceDefender (Free, $1.99, and $4.99 versions available) – JuiceDefender is one of the few apps in the world that actively tries to improve your battery life. It gives you access to quick toggle settings for things like Wi-Fi, 3G/4G, GPS, etc. It also lets you create profiles and setup automatic events.
Locale ($3.99) – Locale is similar to JuiceDefender; however, it’s intended for more than just battery life improvement. You can use it to automatically toggle settings under specific conditions, much like JuiceDefender, but you can also download plug-ins to allow it to integrate with other applications and their settings.
Android Assistant (Free) – Android assistant doesn’t actively do anything to improve your battery life, but it is a useful tool for monitoring just about everything going on in your Android device.
Battery Magic (Free or $0.99 “Elite” version) – Unfortunately, iOS doesn’t have any apps that can automatically tune settings for you, but Battery Magic does give you some critical feedback on how your battery has been drained.
System Activity Monitor ($0.99) – System Activity Monitor can tell you a little bit about everything that’s going on in your iPhone, including available memory, running processes, network stats, and of course battery status.
Icon Project ($0.99) – As we mentioned before, iOS allows you to use URLs as shortcuts to setting menus. Icon Project allows you to turn these URLs into official looking icons on your home screen.
WP Shortcut Tiles (Free) – The Windows Phone Marketplace is still maturing, so it doesn’t have a wide list of battery-centric apps to choose from. Still, WP Shortcut Tiles is one of the most useful apps you’ll find when it comes to conveniently conserving power