I’ve been writing about Android for some time now. Here are 4 of the best Android apps for Wifi. These apps allow you to find public wi-fi networks, turn your phone into a wifi hotspot and a bit more.

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HTC Wifi Hotspot

This app can’t be downloaded from the market - its part of HTC build for Android 2.2 Froyo

I’ve used this loads of times - its great for getting my laptop or iPad on the Internet when needed, but the main point to remember is it kills your battery very fast. So keep your charger handy.


WeFi has long been a favourite of mine - it’s improved over the past 18 months alot. Except it (annoyingly) keeps asking me to add details of my private home network to its database hmmm

Want it? Get it from Google Play


WiFinder has been my personal favourite with its not bullshit, layout it will be popular for the techies and not the marketers or anyone into user centred design.

Want it? Get it from Google Play

Y5 Battery Saver

A newer app to try - it apparently saves your battery so that your phone doesnt keep trying to find public WiFi networks to connect to.

Want it? Get it from Google Play

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