Kewl App Alert: BlueStacks Runs Android Apps on PC

There are so many crazy kewl apps in the Android market. If you've never been, just head on over and try it out for yourself. The best thing is that a very large proportion of them are free. In fact, of the 70+ apps on my phone, I've only ever paid for... well, none. And I have productivity apps, news and current event apps, apps to keep in touch, apps to distract me on the bus...

But every once in a while I find an app that I wish I could use off my phone. Especially some of the productivity apps that don't come in full versions for use on a computer. Enter BlueStacks.

BlueStacks is an app player that will let you use Android apps on your PC. You download their app (which is in alpha, so it could be buggy) and then run your Android app of choice right there on your computer.

Converter applications like this are brilliant. As people adopt mobile technologies, some of the apps they use are only available for mobile platforms. As I mentioned, this is great for being on the road, but who wants to grab they phone to conduct a task they really wanted to do on their computer. A single platform will never ever happen (Mac and PC, anyone?) but these types of converters could provide the necessary bridge to have a continuous user experience across devices. Especially if the user is running a cloud-based app -- since their data will be available via any device.

I think this could be useful for the Control4 app that controls the AV in the house. Currently, only hubby has a license for the PC app but we both have the Android app on our phones. This could allow me to control the AV from my laptop as I am working (including calling the Dude for dinner). Oh! And Twicca! My fave Android Twitter app. I could use that on my PC too. Hmm...

Which Android app do you wish you had on your PC?