What it does: Saves mobile data by compressing media files
Unlimited data plans can be expensive as hell, and most come with strings attached. So for the mobilephile looking to get their Netflix and Periscope on without worrying about surcharges, look into downloading Opera Max. The data management app monitors every megabyte of use and shrinks popular media formats including photos, videos, and music. So you can take in Pandora, YouTube Music, and other streaming services without feeling shackled to your carrier.
What it does: Puts your favorite apps on the lock screen
Everyone has his or her go-to apps set up on the home page for convenience, but Cover takes it a step further and places your favorites into an app drawer so you can launch them from the lock screen with a simple swipe. There are three different settings (Home, Car, Out) and it even automatically senses your whereabouts and learns which apps you use most in those settings.
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