Google launches Datally, an app to manage cellular data

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But if you're on a capped mobile plan, where every megabyte of data counts, then you're probably looking at ways to prevent data waste. Now Google assures us that the data is safe but we are not so sure about that. The application, which is now available to download via Google Play, seems to be targeted at developing countries.

Datally requires a device running Android 5.0 or higher, and is available globally.

Datally helps solve one of the biggest pain points for smartphone users around the world - worries about data usage. This again can save you precious mobile data MBs. You can manually control individual apps, and tap on that lock icon to unlock it, and thus allow background data refresh. There is a dedicated tab to search for Wi-Fi spots and connect to them.

Though the features of Datally app are easily available in the settings section of mobile but Josh Woodward who is the Google's group product manager said in the interview with Reuters that specialized app will enable users to understand the data saving options.

Of course, the app has its downsides, and the biggest will be for those wary of handing access over to corporations like Google.

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Datally is an analytics application that supports some features - blocking of data use by certain applications in real-time and connecting to suggested public WiFi networks - that help save mobile data.

"Over time, Datally will learn your usage patterns and offer more recommendations to save data, " she said. Have you used the app yet?

Finding quality public Wi-Fi can be a challenge. Firstly, it acts as a data monitor letting you know your usage on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis.

Datally should also come in handy when traveling overseas, as it can help you save on roaming surcharges.

Apps frequently use data in the background to update content and information. And because the app is straightforward, it is easy for everyone to understand.

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