Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stash crucial information, launch several tasks at once or share files through a simple tap or scan? NFC (near field communication) chips let you do just that by transferring data between two NFC-enabled devices or one device and an RFID-enabled sticker, which typically costs around $1.
Here are nine free NFC apps for Android phones that will speed up your productivity and simplify everyday tasks.
Getting up in the morning is tough. Staying up after that first alarm goes off is even tougher. Now there's an app for that. Alarm Clock NFC makes sure you're awake by making you solve puzzles or brain games, so turning the alarm off isn't as simple as tapping or swiping Off.
After setting your alarm, choose the Turn Off Mode you'd like: touch, puzzle, shake, QR code or NFC. Touch allows you to limit the number of snoozes; you can adjust the puzzle from easy to medium to hard with math equations, colors and shapes and memory cards; shake strength, length and number of shakes can be adjusted. Users can also match a QR code to turn the alarm off. Bonus: you can choose whether you'd like a calm, normal or bomb alarm to get their day started. The NFC capability is enabled if you choose to use the NFC tag to turn the alarm off or launch an app (such as email, the Internet or messaging) after your alarm goes off.