This is the age of apps. Apps are here to make our lives easier by taking care of everyday tasks. I tend to think Apple started the app concept through their iPhone model. Soon afterward, the Android and now even Windows operating systems adopted the app model.
Even I’ve gotten offers to create an OCAAT app (that’s the abbreviation of this site), but a lack of conviction led me to reject those offers. I haven’t yet started to make my own branded app.
Almost 100% of my readers use apps, either on their mobile phones or on their PC/tablet. You may have apps for GPS navigation, emails, social media, games and what not.
Have you ever heard of an app that actually enhances your phone, rather than just providing a visible feature? I came across the DU family of apps recently. I am very impressed with their offerings. They have apps that boost your phone’s performance, speed up its responsiveness, extend your phone’s normal battery life, and cool the phone down when it gets too hot during the day. Those are features that you don’t normally see an app tackling, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that the two apps I tried, DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster, give you everything 100% free.
DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster are available for Android devices. DU Battery Saver has both a free and a paid version, and DU Speed Booster is totally free. The developer, Baidu Mobile Apps, also has a lot of other “DU” branded apps available on their website. They’re all free and you can download the APKs directly or from Google Play, so there’s no reason not to check them out.
DU Battery Saver is worthy of a shout-out. It has many battery improving suggestions, like turning off Bluetooth services, lowering the screen brightness, closing background apps like Facebook, Twitter, etc to stop continuous data pulling, etc. These were of immense help. Obviously the techniques they mention allow your phone to run longer on a single charge. DU Battery Saver also has a real-time battery life readout graph so you can see the savings immediately, which is very cool.
This app helps free you up from the need to charge your phone too often. My phone now remains charged for more than 1 day with all my blog related work during the day. I never had to tell my friends about an imminent battery shut down.
Another great app that Baidu Mobile Apps provides for phone performance optimization is DU Speed Booster, which comes with a temporary memory cleaner which cleans cache and junk files, an accelerator, an app manager, an advisor and a built-in internet speed testing module. DU Speed Booster’s memory cleaner cleans up space and in turn speeds up your phone, and the app manager and speed tester tools are very good additions.
The good thing is, even though the terms (like accelerator, booster, etc) seem very techy, anyone can operate the app and use it to perfection. If you know English then you can use the app.
The real value of DU Speed Booster is that it handles all the mundane tasks for you. In other words, it helps you stop worrying about freeing up more space on your phone. It does it for you. It empowers you to get more power and speed out of your phone, and ‘DU’ more with your life, which is where the product name comes from.
Another very practical app in their suite is the flashlight app. Our phones all come with a built-in flashlight, a bright white light. But the DU flashlight app extends this feature to fit your needs. When you need to use your phone like a torch, you can operate it in normal flashlight mode. Most importantly, during an emergency the app can turn your phone’s light into a police-like blinking SOS light to catch others’ attention easily. You can turn on this mode with just one click.
One more very useful feature is the Phone Cooler, which is actually inside the DU Battery Saver app. This innovative feature can cool down your phone on a hot day. Usually, our phones get hot when GPS navigation is on and also when you access your phone while the sunlight directly shines down on the screen.
Overall, not only are these apps useful, but they are also environmentally friendly. When you save energy with the battery saver app you charge your battery less frequently, which frees up some grid power.
Likewise, DU Speed Booster optimizes your phone to bring it back to as-new condition, booming with speed and performance. That means that you’ll upgrade your phone less often. This actually reduces e-waste, which helps the environment immensely.
Since making their debut in 2013, the DU apps are undergoing constant updates and they are becoming better and better with every release. Try the apps and make a difference for your smartphone and also for your smart self. And at the same time, help the environment. You can download DU Battery Saver and DU Speed Booster for free by following the links below:
DU Battery Saver: Google Play download
DU Speed Booster: Google Play download
This post is sponsored by Baidu Mobile