Sunday, January 8, 2012

Update your Apps

Once you install apps do you forget about them or do you regularly update them?

Developers regularly update their apps with new versions to improve them or fix bugs. To get the best from your apps they need to be maintained. They can do this all by themselves but I prefer to monitor them myself.

One can "Allow automatic updating" from the app page in The  Android Market  by checking that box. If you, like me, have a capped data plan you may not wish to use your precious gigabytes updating apps. I prefer to monitor most of my apps and have an update session when connected to my home DSL connection that has no data cap.  For those apps that I use most frequently I select the "Allow automatic updating"  from the app page.

To see what updates are available one can look at My Apps when logged into the Android Market. This gives a list of the updates available. I often find surprises here in the form of apps I have downloaded and dismissed so it also reminds me to get rid of those apps I won't be using.

Changelog Droid Screenshot

 For app information I prefer to use a free app called Changelog Droid. I can recommend this little app that  will  fetch all app information directly from the Android Market after or before you update them. I am happy with this free version and do not notice the ads  telling me that I have won an iPhone.


  1. Hi, Jill, again,
    Welcome to the GeneaBloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Dr. Bill ;-)
    Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories" and family saga novels:
    "Back to the Homeplace" and "The Homeplace Revisited"

  2. Thanks, Bill.
    The Geneabloggers family have been wonderful friends to me over the past three years. I am pleased to see this new blog listed as I forgot to notify Thomas about it.

  3. Thanks for the good info. Found you through Lynn Palermo


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