Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Download
  • Review
  • Download
  • Screenshots
  • Discussions
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi
Hotspotlist - Free WiFi

Review Hotspotlist - Free WiFi

Brandon Girod
7.9Good
Features a full map of hotspots, tons of features, easy to use
Sluggish performance, missing sortable lists
Would you like to know what the biggest oxymoron in the mobile world of cellphones is? Service providers are constantly shoving bigger phones with higher resolution screens and loads of media content that is aimed at being consumed on our mobile phones. But at the same time, they’re making data plans more expensive, and putting unnecessary hard caps on them. This is exactly why apps like Hotspotlist for Android exist. It’s an app that scans your area for wi-fi hotspots so you can go track them down when you need (or want) to.
Now, a quick forewarning, this app is still in beta (at least according to the name), so any criticism stated here could definitely be fixed in the future. That out of the way, I really love the idea of this app, but the execution definitely needs a bit of work. The app’s default launch screen is a local map based on your location. Like restaurants, local wi-fi hotspots are indicated with pins. My problem here is that the map can sometimes take minutes to load just what you see immediately on the screen. Scrolling around further means you’ll have to wait for more of the map to render. The whole thing is just very time consuming, and I’d rather have an option to look at a list of hotspots based on proximity.
Fortunately, you can cache the map so you can use it in offline mode, which should technically cut down on the loading process a bit. You can also scan your immediate area for a full list of hotspots within a very small span of space. In my area, I was only able to find about 13 hotspots, however. You can also schedule to have the app scan your area whenever you want, and you can search for addresses specifically, though I can’t personally think of a reason I’d need to use an app to find a hotspot if I already know where it is.
Hotspotlist seems to be off to a good start, but the performance could use a bit of work. There also doesn’t seem to be that many users in my area at the moment, so you could definitely have a better experience if your city/town is more active than mine. I wouldn’t write this one off just yet, it still has a way to go, but it does have a ton of features and seems to be off to a good start.

Final ratings

Usefulness 8/10
Usability 8/10
Originality 8/10
Design 7/10
Discussions
What do you think about the app?
Your rating
sign in with
or send anonymous
No comments yet, yours will be the first
We recommend
  • POMELO-absolute filters
    POMELO-absolute filters
    Photo editor with the original filters
    8.3
  • Piano Teacher
    Piano Teacher
    Learn to play anything on this mobile paino
    9.4
  • Shazam
    Shazam
    Intelligent music recognizer software
    9.1
  • Moovit
    Moovit
    Intelligent route planner
    8.6
  • Uber
    Uber
    Innovative new taxi type system
    9.0
  • Puffin Web Browser
    Puffin Web Browser
    Simply the best and fastest mobile browser I ever tried
    10
  • IMDb Movies & TV
    IMDb Movies & TV
    The must have app for anything Movie or TV show related
    8.8
  • Photomath - Camera Calculator
    Photomath - Camera Calculator
    Unique program for solving mathematical equations
    9.6
  • Yokee Karaoke
    Yokee Karaoke
    Karaoke singing for android
    6.6
  • Truecaller
    Truecaller
    Block unwanted calls and texts, compromise your privacy in the process
    6.3
  • MeowChat
    MeowChat
    A purr-fueled messenger app
    7.5
  • Google Drive
    Google Drive
    Cloud storage from Google
    8.5
  • TrustGo Antivirus
    TrustGo Antivirus
    No-frills mobile security suite
    7.2
  • Kingsoft Office
    Kingsoft Office
    Office suite for the rock bottom price of absoluetly free
    9.6
  • Noom Weight Loss Coach
    Noom Weight Loss Coach
    Your own personal diet and exercise coach
    8.3
  • Yandex Browser
    Yandex Browser
    Browser with an anti-virus module and turbo feature
    8.9
  • Viber: Free Calls & Messages
    Viber: Free Calls & Messages
    Great app for free calls and messages
    9.7
  • Badoo - Meet New People
    Badoo - Meet New People
    Standard dating app with a few gimmicky takes
    6.0
  • n7player Music Player
    n7player Music Player
    Cool and innovative interface with spotty WMA support
    8.0
  • Dropbox
    Dropbox
    Up to 50gb of free cloud storage, or $10 a month for 100gb
    9.9