Last week we told you about Find My iPhone, a tool to help corporations and individuals locate and secure lost iPad, iPhone or Mac devices from a second, like-configured device. Today's daily app does much the same thing for Android devices, but is a bit more flexible.
Where's My Droid by Alienman Technologies can send remote controls to lost devices to make them ring, vibrate or sound an alarm, display a message, lock app changes or wipe phone or SD card data, just like Apple's tool can.
What sets Alienman's app apart is Commander, a browser-based tool that links with a Gmail account and can perform many of those functions over the Internet. Commander can ring a device, display its status or GPS location and even lock or wipe it (Pro version). A free lite version can be remotely installed and rung, and can display its GPS info. Also free, the full version adds a passcode and protection for the SIM card. The $3.99 pro version adds remote lock and wipe as well as other features. After a brief setup process that included linking the device with our Gmail account, Where's My Droid worked exactly as advertised. This one's a keeper!