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Android App Review: Executive Assistant

Guest post written by Danny Darko, the craziest Droid maniac on the planet.  Danny is a technology freak who could bring to life a new piece of technology almost daily.  He may just be one of the most entertaining internet personalities I’ve ever met.  Enjoy his offerings!

Hello , my fellow Droiddicts!  First and foremost “thank you” to Kellex for hosting such an awesome blog where Droiders of all levels can enjoy all the fruits of the Android.  (Gotta love open source software.)  As a fellow Droider I am always looking for new and useful apps and the app that I am writing about today is called “Executive Assistant” by Appventive.

Executive Assistant is an all around app meaning it is a multi-purpose app.  There are up to 7 different widget variations with a very user friendly integration.  It has 5 functions by default, with 2 more as add-ons for social networking bringing the total to 7.  (Count kids, 7 functions, sweet? Right?)  And those 7 functions can be displayed 3 different ways:

1) Lock Screen (My personal choice.)
2) A Widget
3) Welcome Screen

Through those different displays, the functions are in order:  Phone, Gmail, Messaging, Feeds (Google Reader by default) and Calendar. You can even set each icon to have a preferred app for that specific function and also launch apps, return missed calls, check your voicemail, or even dial Google Voice.

You can leave a number in the app in case the phone is lost.  Whatever number you leave is displayed at the top of the lock screen stating, “If found Please Call 123-456-7890″ which I feel is a great plus. We all know how easy it is to lose your phone so, every little bit helps.

You can add Twitter and Facebook to the app, so that you can stay in touch with what’s happening in your world; never missing a beat. Just like the other functions you can set Twitter and Facebook to your preferred apps of choice. (Hootsuite baby!)

You can use this as a lock screen which does not wear on the battery as much as other lock screen applications do.  I have found no problems with battery life using the app in that capacity.

There is also a payed version of the app which is called Executive Assistant + which comes with some hidden features meaning they took the ads out of it.  So to sum it up this app treats you like an A-lister.  You will never have to use 7 different apps to keep your life up to date, again.  Go to the market and grab yourself a personal assistant “Executive style” and rock out with your assistant out.   Droooooiiiiiid#1

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  • Smi11e4me

    Cant get it to download on my galaxy s from the app market, is there another way to download this app 2 my phone

  • Wolfwise74

    It only let me set up two email accounts. Is that the limit or do I need to do something different?

  • Cindyinatl

    I agree. It is very frustrating since I use my phone for work and use Exchange for my email. I also am not getting alerts for voicemails at all. I suspect it is because I signed up for Google voice and then tried to deactivate it (which you can't really do.) I think my AT&T voicemail isn't alerting this app. So, not usable for me. I'll be deinstalling. Its a shame. It could be a very cool app if it was more 'open'

  • adam

    WILL THIS APP HELP
    I downloaded the 2.1 and I am not able to find my email icon, Is there a way to make it appear again, and also my google maps icon isnt on there and it wont let me downlaod it from the market,

  • chas

    I'm having trouble with the email: even after I set it up it works for a bit then says Please launch executive assistant and enter a valid user name and password??????

  • gmail assistant?

    i have multiple gmail account and i love this app. i cant figure a way to sync all my email with this. it only give me the option for one. any help?

  • Cyberdemon

    I agree, great app!

  • rockymtnhigh

    It looks interesting, but I HATE ads on my screen. I put up with it with Advanced Task Killer, but I run that program for a short period of time. Is there a paid ad-free version? With multiple screens on Helix, I would be more than willing to use this, but not with those stupid ads on my droid.

    • dannydarko

      Yes,there is a paid version w/ no adds so snatch it up:)

      • rockymtnhigh

        Thanks. Since I grabbed it from the direct link in the story, I didn't do a search in the marketplace. DOH. Assuming its priced fairly, I will do that. Can't stand cluttering my beautiful Droid with ads. :-)

      • abdg8lsx

        Great Post Man, Really Helpful. this app is pretty cool. We need more posts from this droid nuttt.. YYEEEAAAHHHH

  • Rachel

    Love this app.Just downloaded it and its nice to have a widget on my main screen that does what I need it too.Giving this App a big A +.

  • RealGame22

    Wish you could change the apps on the widget, pick the ones you want up there.

    • dannydarko

      That was my one complaint but, it still works as though they were and functionality is what matters most especially with a personal assistant:)

  • ViggS

    App is nice, now only if I was popular everything wouldn't be a zero… :-/ hahaha

  • CheeseMcGee

    Great App! Very easy to setup and now I can get all my info in one convenient layout. Thanks!

  • BK1

    This is probably the 4th app I've tried that won't support email/calendar other than GMail? I would like for these apps to be able to support my corporate email and calendar. Kind of frustrating since I only use GMail for receipts and facebook. Otherwise, I think this would be a really nice app.

    • dannydarko

      I agree too. That is an issue for alot of people .K9 mail is a full email client and as for the calendar I am not sure but will look into it.

    • Cindyinatl

      I agree. It is very frustrating since I use my phone for work and use Exchange for my email. I also am not getting alerts for voicemails at all. I suspect it is because I signed up for Google voice and then tried to deactivate it (which you can't really do.) I think my AT&T voicemail isn't alerting this app. So, not usable for me. I'll be deinstalling. Its a shame. It could be a very cool app if it was more 'open'

  • http://twitter.com/psellers10 Parrish Sellers

    I really like this. Set up is easy and runs smoothly.