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Leafster is a powerful search tool for the Google Books database

Google Books (not to be confused with Google Play Books) remains one of Google's oldest services that is still active today. For starters, it is pretty much a gigantic directory for searching books, magazines, and texts that Google has scanned throughout the years. With more than 40 million scanned books, it is a vast resource...

MyWall is a lightweight wallpaper manager with the ability to extract colors and apply filters

Wallpapers are key to smartphone personalization. Personally, I'm the kind of person that can't stand looking at the same wallpaper for over 2 weeks, so I'm always constantly changing it. I'm not even hugely into switching up layouts, launchers and icon packs, but just having a fresh wallpaper suffices. I always have a collection of...

Download the Motorola Razr’s Retro App, Live Wallpapers, and more

Foldable phones were a big story in 2019 but one brand stole the show with a heavy dose of nostalgia. Samsung's Galaxy Fold may be a bigger, more powerful foldable, but it doesn't have the same name recognition as the iconic razr. Motorola is well aware of this and they included several goodies to amp...

AOD DoubleTap Mod enables double tap to wake the Ambient Display on OnePlus phones

Over the past years, Always On Display features have gained popularity with several OEMs as one of the alternative solutions to deliver the functionality that notification LEDs would have otherwise delivered. On OnePlus devices, however, there is no Always On Display feature. Instead, the OEM prefers to use its own implementation that comes in the...

Picture Manager’s latest updates add duplicate and similar image finder, EXIF editor, and more

Apps like Google Photos have largely taken the pain out of organizing photos for users who do not mind sharing them with Google. But there are users who prefer keeping their memories private and stored locally. This is where apps like Picture Manager come in, allowing users to up their organization game by automatically timestamping...

Create a custom accent color on your rooted Android 9 Pie or Android 10 device

Android 10 introduced its own built-in theming option, allowing interested users a way to customize their device to a small extent. While Pixel users get easier access to theming solutions through the Pixel Themes app, other AOSP-based Android 10 users can access some theming features through Developer Options in the Settings menu. These basic theming...

Instaprefs is an Xposed Module that adds loads of features to Instagram

Instagram boasts of more than a billion registered users, making it one of the most popular photo and video sharing social platforms in the world. The Instagram app does a lot of things right for it to gain this popularity, but it also has a few quirks that are intentionally placed, and some quirks, like...

EasyMonitoring lets you remotely monitor the battery, storage space, and temperature of all your Android devices

If you own a lot of Android devices, you may find it difficult to keep track of them all. EasyMonitoring is an app that makes this pretty simple, hence the name. Created by XDA Senior Member easyjoin, this app allows you to remotely monitor things like the battery level, storage space, and battery temperature of...

Customize the Razer Phone 2 with custom boot splash screens [Root]

The Razer Phone was the device responsible for kickstarting several current trends seen in modern smartphones these days, including the gaming smartphone trend as well as the high refresh rate trend. It is also, for a change, a surprisingly developer-friendly device, and the same can be said for its successor, the Razer Phone 2. That...

How to get the Pixel Launcher with overview text and image selection on any rooted Android 10 device

When Google switched up the Overview screen in Android P, they introduced a new feature called "Smart Selection." Basically, switching the Pixel Launcher Overview to horizontal scrolling cards with high-resolution previews allowed OCR (optical character recognition) to work on them. You can literally select text and images from what is essentially a screenshot of the...

Pixel Launcher Editor is a root mod that lets you customize the launcher on the Pixel 4, 3a, and 3

Android fans love to get apps from Pixel phones on other devices. One of those apps that we see people try to port and replicate a lot is the Pixel Launcher. The Pixel Launcher is a lightweight launcher with some Google goodies, but it's not terribly customizable. That's where Pixel Launcher Editor comes in. Pixel Launcher...

OnePlus 7T Development Update: First Custom ROM, Kernel, and Unbrick Tool released

The OnePlus 7T (review) was announced on September 26 at an event in Delhi, India. The phone is the mid-cycle refresh to the OnePlus 7 (review). It's been less than two months since the phone went on sale, and already we are seeing custom development for it in the form of a custom ROM and...