Top 5 Android apps for Electronics Engineers 2019

There are more than 2.2 million apps available on the Google Play Store. With around 2000 apps for electronics engineers or hobbyists, it can be a bit confusing to decide which apps you need.

We have streamlined the choices in this list of the top 5 apps for electronics tinkerers.

1. Electrodriod

Top 5 apps for electronics engineers

The idea: This app provides an enormous collection of electronic tools and references. It is a mix of all the resources, pin-outs, and electronic calculators you will ever need. A must-have for every electronics engineer or hobbyist.

Cost: Free and Pro (Rs 195)

Rating: 4.6/5

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Features:
  • Resistor color code decoder (3-6 bands and includes inverse lookup)
  • SMD Resistor Code
  • Inductor color code and design tool
  • Reactance/Resistance Calculator
  • Resistors ratio, series, parallel value calculator
  • Capacitor charge
  • Adjustable voltage regulator calculator
  • Battery life and voltage drop calculator
  • Simple filter, NE555, power calculator
  • RMS, decibel, frequency, analog to digital, Y – Delta transform, range converter
  • Port pin-outs: USB, Ethernet, RJ, SCART, DVI, HDMI, S-Video, VGA, VESA, Firewire, RCA, XLR, ATX power, EIDE, SATA, PS/2-AT, MIDI, Apple 30-pin, PDMI, Color codes for optic fibres, SD card, R-pi, LCD, GPIB/IEEE-488 etc.
  • Resources: Resistivity table, standard resistor and capacitor table, capacitor merging codes, symbols and abbreviations, circuit schematic symbol, SI units prefixes, Boolean algebra and logic gates, ASCII codes, battery list, 78XX IC, decibel table, PIC ICSP/AVR ISP, radio frequencies, PT100 conversion table, fuses and their colour codes, thermocouple colour codes, and much more.

2. Every Circuit

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The idea: This is the best in its class app for building and simulation of electronic circuits. You can use it to make digital logic circuits too. It has an appealing UI. But don’t consider it just as eye candy. It is a powerful circuit builder and simulator with a huge component database.

Cost: Free and Paid versions. The full version unlocks the complete functionalities and increases the workspace.


Rating: 4.3/5

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Features:
  • Animations of voltage waveform and current charges
  • Animations of capacitor charges
  • Analog control knob to adjust component parameters
  • Automatic wire routing
  • Oscilloscope
  • Seamless DC and transient simulation
  • Components: Sources,signal generators, controlled sources (VCVS, VCCS, CCVS CCCS), resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, potentiometer, lamp, switches, SPST, SPDT, push buttons, NO, NC, diodes, zener diodes, LEDs, MOSFET, BJT, OPAMP, digital logic gates, relay, 555 timer, counter, 7-segment display and decoder.

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Check out our free courses for electronics engineers too

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  3. VLSI, VHDL coding and CMOS course
  4. Microprocessors course
  5. Embedded Systems course
  6. Optical Fiber Communication course

3. Electronic Toolkit Pro

Electronic Toolkit Pro

The idea: This app is a useful tool for calculating unknown quantities in the field of electronics and electrical engineering on the go. It provides a simple and easy to use UI.

Cost: Free and Pro (Rs 60). The pro version comes with many additional and useful features. 

Rating: 4.3/5

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Features:
  • Resistor color code calculator with tolerance
  • Ohm’s law and power calculator
  • Series and parallel value calculator for resistors, capacitors or inductors
  • Reactance calculator for inductors and capacitors
  • Power triangle
  • Magnetic fields finder
  • Calculate charge and energy stored in a capacitor
  • Calculates the parameters of OPAMP,NE 555 timer IC, 555 astable or monostable circuits
  • Resistivity table
  • Permittivity table
  • Resonance calculator
  • LED resistors
  • Star/ Delta resistors
  • List of 4000 ICs

 

4. Blynk

Blynk

The idea: This is an excellent app that allows the user to control an Arduino, ESP8266, Raspberry Pi and other microcontrollers with their smartphone in a blink of an eye. It uses the internet to connect with the devices. It allows the user to create beautiful interfaces with widgets like buttons, knobs, graphs, displays, and much more. The most amazing thing about this app is it’s absolutely free!

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.6/5

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Supported Boards:
  • Arduino Uno, Nano, Mini, Pro Mini, Micro, Mega, YUN(Bridge), and Due.
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Particle Core
  • Particle Photon
  • ESP8266
  • TinyDuino(CC3000)
  • Wicked WildFire(CC3000)

 

5. All Datasheets

Datasheets

The idea: As the name suggests, it is an electronic components database. It allows you search the component and get its detailed information. It also makes it possible to download the data sheets.

Cost: Free

Rating: 4.3/5

Features:
 
  • Search components by their number
  • Fast search
  • Favorites list
  • History of recent components

These are the top five apps that we feel an electronics engineer and enthusiast must have. We hope you will find them useful. Are there any other apps that you think should be included in this list? Feel free to mention them in the comments section. Also, check out our list of the top five electronics apps for the iOS users.


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