Android vacation tracking

 

A brand new update for Google Maps just started rolling out last night and it's definitely a big one. Perhaps the most important detail is that this is the first installable on the Android N Developer Previews. The Timeline screen has also gone through a partial redesign and gained a couple of new tricks. However, the really interesting things are coming in the teardown. In fact, there's so much stuff that the teardown portion is going to be split into a second part. Let's get to the good stuff.

Note: according to a post on the issue tracker , this could be a beta release. However, it seems to be rolling out to users on the stable channel. It probably doesn't matter, but it may be possible some users won't receive this update through regular rollouts. I've included "beta" in the title so readers are aware of this.

This actually resolves a point of confusion for many users: the missing Android Wear app. One of the little-known details about the repackaged apps on developer previews is that they lack the microAPKs that should be installed on Wear devices. I'm not sure if there's an official reason for leaving them out, but they aren't there and that means your watch will be missing quite a few standard features. This release restores the Wear micro app to its rightful place.

Android vacation tracking

Traveling these days is a hassle, no matter why you're going, or where -- and the necessity to track your expenses along the way just adds to the irritation. A good app, though, can make things a lot easier -- not only during the trip but afterwards, when you have to report it all to your (or your company's) accountant.

The following seven Android apps have been created to help users track and report on their expenses. Some are strictly for business purposes; others can be used for both personal and work finance tracking. All of these have been updated within the last six months and have earned a rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars on Google Play by at least 100 users.

[[Note: This story was originally published on May 14, 2015. As of December 14, 2016, all of these apps were still available; their latest recorded updates are listed in their "At a Glance" entries.]]

A brand new update for Google Maps just started rolling out last night and it's definitely a big one. Perhaps the most important detail is that this is the first installable on the Android N Developer Previews. The Timeline screen has also gone through a partial redesign and gained a couple of new tricks. However, the really interesting things are coming in the teardown. In fact, there's so much stuff that the teardown portion is going to be split into a second part. Let's get to the good stuff.

Note: according to a post on the issue tracker , this could be a beta release. However, it seems to be rolling out to users on the stable channel. It probably doesn't matter, but it may be possible some users won't receive this update through regular rollouts. I've included "beta" in the title so readers are aware of this.

This actually resolves a point of confusion for many users: the missing Android Wear app. One of the little-known details about the repackaged apps on developer previews is that they lack the microAPKs that should be installed on Wear devices. I'm not sure if there's an official reason for leaving them out, but they aren't there and that means your watch will be missing quite a few standard features. This release restores the Wear micro app to its rightful place.

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There's no shortage of time tracking apps for Android, and they run the gamut from feature-rich to simplistic. We tested several, and found that Time Recording offers the best combination of easy time-entry with the most features to help you keep track of the time you spend on your projects and clients.

Also, even on a small screen, Time Recording's built-in reports make it easy to see how much work you've done on a project over the past day, week, or month, and how much money you've earned or spent in that time. Plus, the app allows you to export data quickly and easily for review on your computer. The pro version's features extend the app's functionality a great deal for a low price, and the integration with Dropbox, Tasker, and Locale simply can't be beat.

Gleeo Time Recorder (Free) offers a much more attractive interface and a number of gorgeous views of your daily schedule, the time you've spent on different projects, and what you have coming up on your calendar. However, while the app makes it easy and attractive to set up tasks and check in and check out of those tasks, it doesn't allow you to track billing rates or costs, mileage, or expenses at all - it's strictly for time management, which may be a good thing for some users.