As hard as it seems, switching from iOS to Android can go smoothly if you have the right tools. Many people have complained about how inconvenient it is to switch between these two versions. Some have complained that their iCloud calendar events were not showing the app in the new Calendar application for Android while others say they miss getting the Find My Friends alerts. You can also be frustrated but the fact that you could no longer respond to messages from your Mac like you could do with iMessage.
Will the help of the apps below, you can solve the problems above smoothly. You may also find yourself liking the new applications more than the iOS ones.
This app solves the Find My Friends Problems. Familio helps you track your friend’s location with their permission. With Find My Friends option activated, you can easily check on their current location and even get an alert when they leave or arrive at a given location.
The Familio app saves its greatest features in the Premium version that costs $19 for 3 months. Some of those features include unlimited locations for each group of buddies, a ‘panic’ option for emergencies, capability of requesting a friend’s real-time location and much more.
MightText syncs your notifications to your Mac or desktop. This app puts the Android’s text messaging interface in the desktop Chrome browser. MightText’s Chrome extension is more stable that the Mac client. Immediately you receive a message, your desktop alerts you and the good thing about this are that you can answer directly through Chrome.
As with Familio, MightyText saves the best features for the ‘Premium’ version. You can send only 250 text messages a month through the free version unless you upgrade to the Pro version which costs $40 per year.
This is a free app that syncs your iCloud calendar events to your Android device on regular schedules. It can syncs anywhere from every minute/hour to once for a couple of days. It depends on how you set it. You will be required to use your iCloud user credentials to sign in. iContacts Sync Cloud app is another app that performs effectively as the iCalendar Sync Cloud.