Need for PC version of Android Apps
Mobile phones have become an integral part of life for people from all walks of life. One of the reasons for the proliferation of mobile phones is that there are millions of addictive apps and games that can be played on them. The apps increase the functionality and usability of mobile phones. iPhones and Android phones are loaded with many such useful applications, making the users’ life more productive and efficient. There are many apps for texting and making free audio and video calls, such as WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, WeChat and so on. The problem is that many of these apps are only available on the mobile platform and cannot be downloaded on the desktop. Less than a handful of companies are actively creating applications for the PC natively. It can be quite cumbersome to switch between the PC and the mobile device for making a free call or for playing a specific game, as you need to stop working on the computer and reach for your mobile. Of course, there are some apps that are available for the mobile device and for the desktop, such as Viber and Skype.
Third Party Solutions
Many third party companies have made attempts to fill this void and enable users to make use of Android applications on their desktops and laptops. It is now possible to use many Android apps, previously available only for Android devices, on your desktop as well. This solution is actually the side effect of the attempts for allowing the developers of the applications, to test their smartphone apps on their PCs, before they submit it to stores for review, such as the Google Play Store or the App Store. The phone application developer can try out his Android phone application on his PC using an emulator and then submit it to the Play Store for review. This is the very method that end users can also make use of, for enjoying Android applications on their desktops.
Bluestacks is an Android emulator, almost similar to Youwave. Install Bluestacks on your PC and run it. Click on the search feature of the home page and type out the name of the Android application or the game that you want, on your desktop. Next, you must select the App Store and then install the application. When you return to the home page of Bluestacks, you will find the application listed there. You can double click on it and run the app.
There are various categories of Android Apps that can be really useful on your desktop or your laptop. For instance, SwiftKey 3 is a very intuitive keyboard that you can download and install on your PC. It offers a phenomenal prediction for text, with a split keyboard that can be used in the landscape mode.
This is a rich calendar full of useful features. You can easily change the month or weekday view. It also offers drag and drop features for changing appointments as well.
Splashtop Remote PC HD
At times you might need to access your PC after you left the office. In this case, there is no need to worry, as Splashtop enables accessing the PC, in your office, from any other device, so long as you have an Internet connection. You can see the entire computer screen, instead of just a partial one.
Paper and Pro Wallpaper
This is live wallpaper that can be customized for your desktop. You can select the scene, the weather and the time. The tabs have several options for making the changes and creating unique backgrounds.