Top 10 Androidapps tips

Floating Keyboard

Did you know that you can have a Keyboard that can float anywhere you want on the screen as per your convenience? You can even Resize the Keyboard and Change Colour / Theme of the Keyboard. For this you must have the Google Gboard Keyboard App installed and activated as the main input method. Here is how to do it:

  • Download and install Google Gboard Keyboard App and activate it as the main input method from setting.
  • Now open any App such as SMS or Whatsapp
  • Start a New Chat / SMS or Reply to an existing Chat
  • Bring the Cursor in the Typing Box
  • The Gboard Keyboard will appear
  • On the Keyboard at the top Right corner you will see the 3 dots. Press on the 3 Dots
  • Select “Floating”.
  • Now you can easily float the Keyboard on the screen anywhere you want as per your own convenience.
  • You can also Resize the Keyboard, Change Colour / Theme of the Keyboard and do few other adjustments as per your need.

Go The Extra Mile

One final Instacart shopper tip is to try going the extra mile. I’ll give you an example here from a thread I found on Quora from Rena Margulies, a part-time Instacart shopper who has been working this side gig since 2016: In her tip, Rena suggests grabbing freebies for the customers, taking free samples, picking up magazines, and even buying small thank you notes reminding customers you’re grateful for their business and to rate you 5 stars. For some, this might sound like going over the top, but hey, it’s worth testing this in your market to see if you get more 5 star reviews and better tips!

Wait Near Busy Areas

When you start working for Instacart, you can technically be on the sofa at home, enjoying a nice TV show and bag of popcorn. However, do you really want to spring into action when you get a batch request you like and then drive into town? If you’re serious about Instacart, my tip is to wait near busy areas of your town where there are multiple, popular grocery stores. Even if you end up waiting in your car a few minutes, the fact you’re already near busy stores makes a massive difference.

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Use Navigation with Ease

While traveling, we need navigation help. Google Maps is our go-to direction assistance app on our smartphones. Now with Android Auto, we can have the same functionalities in our car. Android Auto makes this so much easier as we are more familiar with the Google Maps navigation system. You just have to say “OK Google” with the destination name and it will be fed to the Maps page. The available routes to your destinations will be shared via Android Auto. The best possible or fastest route will be suggested via voice assistance. Another way to use Google Maps is to manually enter the destination and start the navigation.

Add any WhatsApp Chat Shortcut to Home Screen

You can easily add shortcut of any individual or group Whatsapp chat to home screen for easy access. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Whatsapp
  2. Long press any individual or Group chat.
  3. On the Top Right Corner on 3 Dots, select “Add Chat Shortcut”
  4. Now you can easily add shortcut of the chat to your home screen for quick and easy access.
  5. This option is available in many other apps too.

Different Volume for Different Android Apps

Do you know that Android has in-built feature that lets you automatically adjust different volume for different Apps such as Ringtone, Media, Notification, System Sound, Alarm etc depending on your preference. Here is how to do it:

  1. Press the Volume Up Key
  2. Now Tap on the 3 Dots at the Top
  3. Now you can adjust volume of Ringtone, Media, Notifications and System Settings

Deliver During Busy Periods & Aim For Peak Pay

Another useful DoorDash Dasher tip is to only work during the best delivery periods to increase the odds you get Peak Pay. Peak pay is DoorDash’s way of compensating delivery drivers during busy periods. When you open the DoorDash app, you’ll see zones marked in red as being “busy” or “very busy.” These zones also indicate if they pay Peak Pay. If you can snag Peak Pay, the bonus is a simple way to add a few dollars per delivery. However, even if you can’t get this bonus, delivering during busy times helps you get more DoorDash orders. So, what are the best times to deliver for DoorDash? Well, you can test delivering during the following periods:

  • Lunch: 11:00AM to 2:00PM
  • Dinner: 4:30PM to 8:00PM
  • Sunday: Pretty much all day
  • Friday & Saturday Night: It’s worth testing late-night deliveries when people are coming home from parties or the bar Again, this can vary slightly depending on your market, but it’s relatively stable (humans behave the same everywhere).

Control Music Playback

Car plus music is something that comes with default. We love to carry our music collection on our mobile phones. What better way to use our favorite music player right in the car with Android Auto. You are not limited to play songs stored on the pen drive or your smartphone. Moreover, you can connect your smartphones music streaming services and listen to songs online. Besides, you can also use the voice assistant to play the song of your choice without even touching the car’s interface. Before, using this feature you might also want to specify the music player or streaming service you want to use. Because your voice assistant might get confused with so many music apps on your device. To set a specific music app go to your phone’s Settings>Google>Search. Under Google Assistant header select Settings. Then tap Music, where you will see the list of installed music services. Select the default app you want to use with Google Voice. That’s it!

Get app-store for Linux apps

Enabling Linux brings new features and software to Chromebook, but installing Linux apps is a bit hefty process and you need to use the terminal to install any Linux apps. But we can get Gnome Software Center which can act like an app store for Linux. To install, open the terminal and run the command

sudo apt-get install gnome-software gnome-packagekit

If you aren’t seeing any apps on the store, try these 2 commands and then reboot

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get dist upgrade