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Eleven Must Have Tools for Better Programming in Android

By Karthikeya Koppuravuri,

Are you a good programmer? Is there always a person who can code better and faster than you? Maybe you should realign the way you code! Here are some of the tools that can make your life easy and significantly improve your quality of code and time! You can now deliver better in less time.

Stetho

A powerful open source debugging tool for Android is Facebook's innovation! The tool makes debugging native Android apps as easy as debugging web pages. One can perform various actions like checking the complete view hierarchy, inspect SQL database, get a realm database browser and monitor network operations, etc.

URL: https://github.com/facebook/stetho

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Android Asset Studio

Tired of reaching out to visual designers for assets? Need a launcher icon, app shortcuts or a notification icon? You name it and this tool has a solution for you. Try this awesome collection of easy to use tools that generate various types of icons.

URL: https://romannurik.github.io/AndroidAssetStudio/

Android-Asset-studio

Leak Canary

One of the mistakes that an experienced developer makes is not checking for memory leaks. This simple tool will help avoid these inefficiencies. It is a powerful leak detection tool developed by square. Whenever a memory leak is detected in your app, this tool prompts a notification with complete stack trace to easily solve the problem.

URL: https://github.com/square/leakcanary

Leak-Canary

InstaBug

Ever heard of this little monster? This tool help users to instantly provide feedback on the app with detailed screenshot, video and audio recordings. This has become a saviour tool to understand and solve bugs easily.

URL: https://instabug.com/

InstaBug

SourceTree

Are you the one like me who hates remembering commands? These days, nobody does it, if you have great simple interactive graphical tools to commit, pull and push the code. In fact, you can perform various kinds of operations on the command line with SourceTree.

URL : https://www.sourcetreeapp.com/

SourceTree

GenyMotion

While I'm a Google fanatic, one things I do not like about Google is its emulators. These are incredibly slow and complicated to use. Meet GenyMotion! It is a powerful android emulator for advanced android developers.

URL: https://www.genymotion.com/

Genymotion

Vysor

Are you still not convinced with the emulators? Never mind! There is an alternative to take the advantage of emulators on your real device. Use this simple tool called Vysor, which mirrors your real device on your computer. Oh, by the way, did I mention that you can now give live app demos on big TVs and projectors? Yeah, go for it.

URL: https://www.vysor.io/

Vysor

DevKnox

Are you a white hat hacker and looking to ensure that you deliver an app, that no one can break? DevKnox is a simple tool that identifies all the hidden security flaws inside your application. This makes detecting security flaws as easy as finding a syntax error.

URL: https://devknox.io/

Devknox

Key Promoter

I have always been in awe of programmers who can use many keyboard shortcuts. But did it ever cross your mind the ways in which you can become a professional in this? Practice this simple tool, which can help you master keyboard shortcuts.

URL: https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/9792-key-promoter-x

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Codota

I love to look for code snippets online before I start something new. If you are someone like me, check Codota. This will help you find code snippets even without navigating out of your IDE.

URL: https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/7638-codota

codota

Innominds Model Generator

Save a lot of your development time by simply pasting your JSON content and get model classes. Wait for it and you can also beautify your JSON. Now, go grab the chance of using this wonderful tool exclusively designed by Innominds' employees!

URL: https://tools.innominds.com/model‐gen

Innominds model generator

These are some of the tools that might help you improve your performance, reduce time and enhance your application quotient. Overall, we believe that having the right set of tools can empower and differentiate a great developer from a normal one.

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Karthikeya Koppuravuri

Karthikeya Koppuravuri

Senior Engineer - Software Engineering

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