No-frills CPU Control


This app requires ROOT permissions.

If you don't know what root permissions are, you probably don't need this app.


No-frills CPU Control is a tool you can use on your rooted [1] device to quickly set the CPU frequencies and governor to use.
It allows you to use the highest frequency your phone supports and gain some precious FPS in your preferred game, or go down to the lowest frequency and gain some more juice when your phone is sitting idle.
All of this without any memory footprint or services running in the background!

It has been reported working on a large number of rooted [1] devices from HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, Huawei, ZTE, Oppo and so on! Even Kindle and Nook Color!

Unfortunately, it does NOT work on Flytouch tablets, Zenithink zt180, HaiPad M7/Tabtech M7 or fake HTC/Samsung clones. Sorry about that, but you knew what you were buying when you did... didn't you?

Is your device supported? You need ROOT permissions and you'll probably need to be running a CUSTOM ROM (an example is the famous CyanogenMod) with kernel frequency scaling enabled. If you are unsure... just install the app and see for yourself!
If you need a custom ROM for your phone, the best places to find one are XDA [], MoDaCo [] or similar forums.

Be wary of the frequencies you select! Your phone may lock or become unresponsive if it doesn't like extreme values, but -hey- better safe than sorry: even though No-frills CPU Control allows you to choose if you want to apply the settings on boot, it comes with an extra "safety valve" too! If the device doesn't shut down (or reboot) in a clean way, it will not apply the settings, avoiding those nasty boot-loops you may have had with other overclocking apps. Please keep in mind that apps like QuickBoot are as quick as they are unsafe…

- Easy GUI to set frequencies, governor and i/o scheduler
- "safety valve" to avoid boot-loops in case of unsafe settings (more info in the homepage)
- Stats screen to see the effective usage of frequencies

No-frills CPU Control is open source under Apache 2.0 license. You can find the source code, more informations and you can ask for questions on its project post directly on XDA:

SUPPORT: If you have any problems, before you write a negative comment, write an email or go to the homepage to get answers.

If I don't reply you or solve your problem, then go ahead and post a negative comment.

HINT: If you can't find the email of the developer, use the "Send CPU data" feature from the main screen, instead, and add your questions.

This app is FREE and will always be FREE.

Translations are ALWAYS welcome and are now as easy as getting a (free) account to and correcting what's wrong or filling what's missing. A HUGE "THANK YOU!" to all the people who helped translating this app! (jdb78, kallt_kaffe, David Kejzlar, Ryunosuke Tanaka, Charlie Cheung, dxdiag32, Corentin Garcia, Carlos Camacho, dancer_69, TorbenKB, Chris, FollowWings, Spaar, prescott66, Marco Bizarro, Cristian Silaghi, Cenk H. Uzunboy)

Starting with version 1.21 the app has a new look & feel matching the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and has dropped support for older Android releases (1.6 and 2.0). Don't worry! There's a new app, No-frills CPU Control CLASSIC which will always have the same features as the classic app with the old look & feel!

[1]: if you don't know what a ROOTED device is, you can find a pretty good explanation here: []

Ghostly SMS

Ghostly SMS is meant to be a temporary workaround to a nasty bug in Android where the stock SMS/MMS app seems to lose some messages. It really receives them but doesn't save them, so they're kind of… lost forever!

This app listens for incoming SMSs, saves them as fast as it can in an internal database (not the INBOX) and shows a notification.

If you see a "ghostly notification" from this app, but not from the stock SMS/MMS app (check screenshot #2), you can open the app, read your lost message and -if you wish- you can move it to your INBOX to store it or reply to it.

If you don't want to move it to the INBOX or if the stock SMS/MMS app didn't lose the message (check screenshot #1 and... good for you, by the way!), you can safely delete it from the internal database: no message from the INBOX is EVER deleted.

More informations can be found on the homepage:

If this app helps you recover a precious message you would have hated to lose, consider a small donation as a token of appreciation ;-)
Donations are handled as In-app payments and enable the following OPTIONAL features:
- Remove Ads
- Use delayed notifications

If you lose your donation information (i.e.: you reset your device or you move to a new device) just open the app, hit the "Menu" button and select "Donations". The app will synchronize with the Market and restore every donation you made.

- SMS permissions are needed to write to the INBOX.
- Read contacts is needed to show the contact name in the list.
- Internet/Network is needed to show Ads. No other network communication is done.
- Billing is required for donations.

If you have any issues with the app, before posting a 1-star comment (I can't reply to them!) contact me on G+ ( and I'll try to help. If I can't help you, go ahead and post a 1-star for the benefit of everyone else!

What do people think of this app?

"Works wonders! Wonder how many messages I missed before this app. It caught 10 messages in a couple weeks that my android missed or didn't notify." - M., Jul 13th, 2012

"Thx u Thx u" - R., Nov 13th, 2011

"Love this App! I thought that people were just not responding but in reality there messages were just getting lost and with this App it helps me recieve those messages that get lost." - S., Jan 3rd, 2012

"Does exactly what it says it does. A nice quick-fix for an annoying problem." - C., Apr 10th, 2011

No-frills CPU Control CLASSIC


This app requires ROOT permissions.

If you don't know what root permissions are, you probably don't need this app.


No-frills CPU Control CLASSIC is a trimmed down version of the popular No-frills CPU Control. It is meant for older devices running Android 1.6 "Donut" or Android 2.0 "Eclair" or for people who want an app as small as possible: just around 400KB!

All the features of the standard No-frills CPU Control are available in the CLASSIC version. The only difference is in the user interface ("the looks").

For further information, check the standard app.

DCIM Helper

IMPORTANT: after an update, be sure to turn ON the app, as Play Store turs it off! You can check the status with the Homescreen widget!

Do you hate when iPhoto won't show the pictures you shot with your Android device, but it works fine with your friend's HTC Sense device? Why is that?!?

That's simply because Google's camera does not comply with the DCIM standard, used by every other Digital Camera in the world (HTC Sense does it!) and properly recognized by iPhoto.

With this app, your Android device will be able to comply and iPhoto will display and import your pictures.

- Hassle free "Configure once and forget forever!"
- Works with any picture taking app, not just the stock Android Camera!
- "Automagic" background moving of newly taken shots into the proper folder. No need to open the app each time you connect to iPhoto.
- Fully DCIM compliant and fully Android MediaServer compliant (pictures will not vanish from the Gallery).
- If you don't feel like moving, you can select to copy the pictures (but don't forget to check your free space!)
- ON/OFF switch to quickly enable or disable the app.
- Supported picture format: JPG, JPEG, PNG.
- Supported movie format: 3GP, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP4.
- Supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X hosts (don't worry about Thumbds.db, ._IMG0001.jpg files and so on!)

ADVANCED FEATURES (which require a once-in-a-lifetime donation):
- Multiple folder monitoring: if you use Third Party apps (Camera MS, ICS Camera, ...) you can move/copy their pictures as well! Just add their folder to the monitored list.

CONTACT INFO: If you need support for a picture/movie format not yet supported, or if you need help configuring the app, don't post a comment in the Play Store, but contact the developer through email or at the Google+ page ( so that he'll be able to help you.

TRANSLATIONS: If you see a mistake in the app you can fix it yourself at this address: It's free, easy and you can even submit a single text at a time. Thanks to every user who already translated pieces of the app!

For more information about the DCIM standard:

Tile Map Editor

Are you an RPG, board-game or Strategy Battle Game addict?
Do you hate when you're not at home and you suddenly have that "this-is-it!" idea for a new map in your party's everlasting adventure, but you don't know how to put it down… and then something else fills your mind?

Don't worry anymore: this is the app you were waiting for.

* Select the size of your map, from 1x1 up to 20x20 tiles,
* Select tiles from internal sets (outdoor roads, city roads, outdoor fields),
* ... or from tiles in your own sdcard/internal memory!
* Use multitouch to zoom and pan your map
* Save it and share it with your friends!

Bonus features:
* Instead of selecting a tile, choose the random "?" tile to get a new and unexpected map!
* Maps do not need to be square, you can prepare a 5x2 dungeon or a 3x7 "Montecarlo circuit"!
* New sets will be added over time!

Spiel in Essen by Gioconomicon


Thanks to all the people who downloaded this app and walked about the Spiel looking for games with their smartphones in hand!!
As promised, every email address has been deleted from our usage database and account selection has been disabled.
See you in Essen next year with a new app and new features!


This app is meant to help you find the booths of the games you wish to buy at Spiel 2013 in Essen. As an extra feature, it allows you to share your selections and purchases with other users and know the Wishing and Owning statistics on BoardGameGeek.
The information on the games, publishers and booths is taken from BGG stats are taken through the official APIs. is an italian webzine about games and its editorial staff will be in Essen!

To give us feedback on this app, don't hesitate to write us at

The email address is required only to distinguish user preferences.
It will not be given to third parties nor used for any form of unsolicited mail (spam).
Within 10 days after the end of the fair, all email addresses will be deleted from our archive.

Have a nice Spiel!