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Best Apps For Video Streaming

Best Apps For Video Streaming

What are the best Android apps for streaming videos online? There are many apps that allow Android users to stream movies and TV shows on their devices for free. One good thing about these apps is that most of them are free and very flexible to use.

Here are some of the most popular apps which offer hundreds of movies and TV shows at your fingertips.

SPB TV

SPB TV is a fantastic app that gives you a mix of content from across the globe. The manufacturer of Android smartphones, tablets, and Android TV can enjoy up to 300 television stations with this app.

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To have a better viewing experience, you will need to have LTE, Wi-Fi, and 3G Internet connection. This app has more than five million subscribers.

Crackle

Crackle is the place to view your favorite free TV, movies and exclusive originals. You don’t need to pay before viewing the stations. So skip the daily grind and tune into your favorite comedy, drama, and action films. Watch Crackle on all your devices such as iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, PlayStation, Xbox and much more. Make a note of your favorite movies and TV shows to watch later. Register a free account to book your place, and resume playback where you left off on any device. No authentication or cable subscription needed.

View exciting original programs like Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Joe Dirt 2, and Sports Jeopardy.

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Hulu

Hulu allows you to watch movies and paid TV shows on their Android phones or smartphones platforms for free of charge. This app has all the latest and classic shows, movies, and recent children programs.

Well, there is no subscription fee for the free version of Hulu, to get complete access to app’s collections you will have to pay $9 a month with an advertisement or $12 in a month without ads.

Showbox

Showbox app becomes more popular by the day. It is known as one of the best free applications on Android for movie viewing.

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Showbox features a surprising appendix with vast collections of over 12,000 movies and TV programs. They update the databases on a regular basis. Showbox also allows you to download the movies and watch them offline. This app is not available on Google Play, but you can download it from their official site. It has more than 12 million active subscribers.

Above all Showbox app is still the best for watching in HD quality at no cost. This one of the apps you cannot afford to miss on out on.

Toonmania

Toonmania is an excellent app that is specifically manufactured and designed to watch anime and cartoons with ease. This app has a wide choice of dubbed Anime, Cartoons, and Anime Cartoon Movies. The original and clean layout of this app allows you to navigate everything quickly and easily find what you are searching for.

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Recently, Toonmania is not available at the Google Play Store. However, you can download the APK file of this app from Aptoide.

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll, Inc. is an American website and worldwide online group with the aims on video streaming Asian media comprising anime, manga, drama, music, electronic entertainment, and auto racing content. Developed in 2006 by University of California, Berkeley graduates, Crunchyroll’s distribution station and partnership program offer content to over twenty million online members worldwide. The owner of Crunchyroll is Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T, The Chernin community, and TV Tokyo. Crunchyroll offers over 200 anime shows, more than 200 Asian dramas, and 50 manga titles to explore although not all of them are available worldwide due to licensing restrictions. These are good apps you will love to have on your phone.

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Published on September 20, 2018

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

Minimizing Tabs

Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

Incognito Mode

Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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  1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
  2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
  3. Download extension New Incognito Window

This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

Save Webpages as PDF Files

Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

Open Recently-closed Tabs

Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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Solve Mathematical Problems

Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

Play Media Files

Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

Stay Focus(e)d

Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

Grammarly for Editing

Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

Loom

There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

Chrome Calendar Extension

No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

Final Thoughts

Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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