Here are the best of the best new and improved Android apps for the week.
Silent Text: Whether your job makes you to prone to encountering sensitive information or you just like to pretend it does, this mobile encryption app from the folks at Silent Circle should set you at ease. Users can transfer up to 100 MB files — any type of file at all — with end-to-end encryption, with keys stored on the users’ own devices. So even if someone managed to hack into Silent Circle’s servers, your data would be totally unreadable. And like SnapChat, users can set files to be destroyed immediately after they’re viewed, or even yank them back before they’ve been opened. [Free with $US10/month Silent Circle subscription]
AVG Privacy Fix: Look, sharing stuff on social media is a minefield, and with default settings changing all the time, you might not know who actually gets to see what. Log in to Facebook, LinkedIn or Google via PrivacyFix, however, and you’ll get an instant privacy audit telling you which settings you might want to adjust to keep your bad habits under wraps. [Free]
Calculator: This hot-rodded version of Android’s calculator is built in to CyanogenMod, but it’s now available in a format any Android user can install. It brings graphing calculator capabilities to your phone, so instead of looking like a nerd playing with your Ti-89, you’ll just look like you’re texting. [Free]