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Super Box (10 in 1) a great tool kit for your Android phone

by Ian Black

It's always handy to have tools around for the unexpected repair, general maintenance or improvement. I could be talking about a house, but really I'm talking about your phone. As I've said before, Android phones are small computers now. Like a PC, you'll need some utilities handy to keep your phone in tiptop shape.

There's nothing Earth-shattering about the functions Super Box provides. The 10 tools it features are already available within the Android operating system. What Super Box adds is convenience. The collection of phone utilities arrives all in one place. Instead of digging through menus in your Android "Settings" section, you just tap an icon. Additionally, some of the tools in Super Box are just easier to use than the stock Android version.

You've got:

  • Memory -- Showing graphs and bar charts of memory usage for phone memory and your SD card.
  • Battery -- For battery gauge and counters for talk time, video playback, audio playback and other measures.
  • Installer and Uninstaller -- For managing your apps.
  • App2SD -- For easily moving apps en masse from your phone memory to your SD card.
  • Cache -- Showing which apps have items stored there.
  • Taskkiller -- Allows you to force quit apps that are running in the background and eating your battery.
  • File Manager -- For moving files around on your phone.
  • Safeguard -- Showing you, all in one place, the list of capabilities your installed apps have — like being able to call numbers and send text messages, check your location through GPS and so on.
  • My favorite of the 10 tools is "Settings" — in plain English, unlike the icon-only "Power Bar" of Android — which shows the status of hardware features (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, etc.), and lets you turn them on and off, all in one place.

    Super Box comes free in a version supported by bright, large and annoying ads at the bottom of the screen, or for $4 in an ad-free version.

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