Looking for suggestions for replacements for some iPhone apps and learning Android

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Sacheltry, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Sacheltry

    Sacheltry New Member

    Jul 31, 2013
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    Switched over from a iPhone (after several years) and got myself a Samsung S4 the other day. It is very nice and I am enjoying using it (even my die-hard Apple fan-boy friend had to admit it was a very nice phone). However, there are some things that I enjoyed on my iPhone that I am having a little problem finding alternatives to. They are:

    • How do I access photos? I see the Gallery app, but not all of my photos that I've taken are there. Also, if I transfer other photos to my S4, which directory (on the SD Card) should I place them?

    • For both audiobooks and podcasts, is there an app that
      1) allows skips forward/backwards in 15 second (or other) increments?
      2) Resumes the place left off. However, some of the "audiobooks" are lectures that I or others have recorded so they are not true audiobooks, but I still need to be able to save my spot when I leave the app.
      3) Allow you to increase/decrease the speed. If it can maintain the pitch, that is even better (and dare I say, expected).

    • Assuming I am not rooting my phone, what is the best way to back up the phone?

    • Is there a way to adjust the pages/make folders/add widgets/move icons, etc. without doing it on the phone itself? I feel I have more control and that it would be easier for me to do it from Windows.

    • Although iTunes was a bloated mess, it did organize music for me nicely. Is there a good way or technique to organize music?

    Thank you so much for the help!