Boomerang: Email Myself App for Android

Boomerang: Email Myself is a single-purpose Android that does one thing and does it well–it lets users easily send emails to themselves.

I end up doing this quite a lot, and I previously would just open up the Gmail client or share content to Gmail.

But I dislike doing so as I have to enter the email address I want to send to and constantly worry about inadvertently sending a provocative link or message to someone other than myself by accident.

I also have to populate the subject field, which Boomerang takes care of.

Not an app that everyone will need, but an excellent solution for those of us who do need it.

Boomerang: Email Myself Screenshot
Boomerang: Email Myself Screenshot
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KinScreen–Advanced Screen Control App for Android

I use an open-source notetaking app on Android that will only decrypt synced notes when my device’s screen is on. Since the decryption process can take some time, usually, my device automatically goes into a screen-off mode, and then I have to reopen the device to continue the decryption. This is annoying.

KinScreen is an Android app with a dizzying array of settings to control when the screen turns off and on.

For example, I can whitelist my notetaking app so that the screen never turns off while the app is in use. But I can also add a secondary rule to turn off the phone after more than 15 minutes of screen-on time to reduce burn-in risk.

KinScreen Screenshot
KinScreen Screenshot
KinScreen Screenshot
KinScreen Screenshot
KinScreen Screenshot
KinScreen Screenshot

Readwise Android App in Early Access

Readwise has an “early access” version of their Android app available.

One of the more intriguing planned features of the app is the ability to capture highlights in physical books by taking a photo of the book.

Readwise App for Android - Scanning physical book highlights
Readwise App for Android – Scanning physical book highlights

HTTrack Website Copier for Android

HTTrack Website Copier is a free, open source solution for making local mirrors of websites. What I didn’t realize until recently is that there is an Android version of the utility available on the Google Play Store.

It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.