Friday, January 6, 2012

Top 100 green apps - Green Power Free battery saver

We are creating a list of the top 100 apps that will help you go green as part of our effort to promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Apps become an integral part of our life and a valuable tool and we believe we should also take advantage of them when it comes go greening up our life.

Every Friday we update you with a new app on the list, and today we're happy to introduce you with an app
that will help you to save energy on your smartphone, making it more energy efficient!

Our app is
Green Power Free battery saver from Gael Pouzerate. This app is for android and it is free (there's also a premium version available with some more features for $1.99).

Here are more details about Green Power Free batter saver:
Green Power battery saver: No need to charge your battery so often! Green Power battery saver brings many extra hours to your battery life!

Unlike other battery savers that require regular user manual actions, Green Power is fully automatic: Once configured, it runs and saves your battery by itself. It does so by smartly managing Wifi, Mobile data & Bluetooth (*): Turning them off when you don't need them, but ensure minimum disturbance: Automatic turned ON when needed by you or by other apps (e.g retrieving mails).
Similar but easier cleaner and faster than JuiceDefender!

"Green Power mainly does one thing, but does it so well and so flexibly that the benefits reaped are considerable." (InfoWorld)

"Green Power is a simple and easy to use power and network management software" (Engadget Chinese edition)

"Green Power Premium is a remarkable tool. Battery saver, time saver, top notch!" (AndroidPit)

- Handles WIFI, Mobile Data (2G, 3G, some 4G) & BLUETOOTH
- Supports most phone types (both GSM & CDMA) and most carriers
- Mobile Data toggling using clean Internal API or APN renaming (you can chose)
- Most features below available in Free version unless marked with (*)

Or take time to configure to get the most out of it!

- Wifi mgmt: Based on schedule, screen state, power connected, signal level...
- Mobile data mgmt: Based on schedule, screen state, power connected...
- Mobile data mgmt: Either Internal API or APN renaming
- BLUETOOTH (*) mgmt: Based on devices connected or in range, screen state, power etc
- Traffic check: Configurable to prevent disturbing other apps
- Apps Whitelist (*): To keep data on when using specific apps (like music streaming)
- Simple WIDGET (*): To quickly pause or resume
- NIGHT (*) mode fully configurable, Airplane mode...
- Tasker & Locale Plug-in (*)
- Compatible with Cerberus 2.0
- Very lightweight and fast app
- Easy and clean interface
- Fully configurable settings
- Settings backup / restore
- 20 Languages (changeable at run time)
- And more...

You can check top 100 green apps at As you'll see, this list is in work, but we promise to update it every week until we'll have all 100 green apps.

Last week's green app - GasHog: The Fuel Economy Tracker for iPhone.

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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Businesses rewarding environmental behaviour

This is a guest post.

As both customers and businesses become more environmentally aware, more and more companies are incorporating "green" measures into their everyday operations. When you consider the advantages to going with such a strategy - including cutting costs, increasing profits, gaining new business opportunities - it isn't difficult to understand why. You may also find that it boosts the collective morale of your employees, especially if you choose to reward their environmental behaviour in the workplace.

Some eco-printing businesses, including Flyerzone, have taken a rather innovative approach to maintaining the environment, as well as the satisfaction of their staff. Flyerzone is not only founded on green principles, but it also actively encourages its employees to behave in the same way. It offers rewards to its production staff for reducing wastage and pays bonuses to those who bring a new idea to the table that could get the company working even more efficiently.

You might also want to take inspiration from Flyerzone's office waste-reduction methods. For example, it only uses paper from well-managed forests and 99 per cent of its paper volume is certified under FSC's Chain-of Custody programme. The very little paper that is wasted is, of course, recycled or reprocessed, while Flyerzone also uses vegetable-based inks in its printing.

If you want to use eco-printing with such a philosophy at its core, a great way to do so is by investing in promotional materials and stationery from such a company. For example, there is a wide range of business cards, leaflets, flyers, posters and notepads on the market that prove there is such a thing as eco-friendly, functional and attractive printing.

In a world of social and corporate responsibility and growing eco-friendly opportunities, there has never been a better time to go green and reap the benefits.