APPTEASERS: 15 Android apps and games you should know about (April 18)
APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them.
We understand that we won’t get every single app that crosses our path but we hope to filter things a bit and pass them along to you, dear reader. What you’ll find below is a quick plug for apps and games, occasionally using the developer’s own words to describe the title.
Note that this column is not intended to be a list of “must have” apps but more of a random assortment of titles you might not already know about. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Google+ as we showcase different apps over there as well!
Cut The Rope: Time Travel
Om Nom is back in an all-new adventure which sees the beloved character traveling through time to feed his ancestors. Spread across six locations and times, Om Nom’s got two new monsters to feed in each level. If you’ll excuse us, we’ve got a weekend’s worth of time to go waste! FREE | ($.99)
Appreciate: Android App Market
Looking for some new apps but need a little help getting started? Check out this new free app which provides recommendations based on your interests and Facebook friends. Log in and check out the live stream of titles tailored around your preferences, find alternatives to popular titles, and find out which suggestions match up the best. FREE
This free app lets users discover others nearby and allows to share content such as music, images, and other documents. Choose between single share or broadcast to multiple users and help get the conversation started. Find others with 250 feet, discover their Facebook profiles, share files from your Dropbox, and create new contacts. FREE
Download video (HTML5 and HD videos), music, photos, and other files directly to your Android device with this free utility. Details include pause and resume, a file manager, filters, an integrated browser, simultaneous downloads and cloud storage (Google Drive). FREE
Our magazine loving friends across the pond will appreciate this app which offers more than 90 UK titles, 100+ Italian, and 600+ French magazines. The monthly plan provides 10 magazines for £9.99 and can be canceled anytime. Looking like an actual magazine kiosk, the app features a 3D customized news stand and offers access to back issues. FREE
Vū is a recommendation tool designed to help users get more out of their online experience. Designed with tablets in mind, the free app learns your preferences and gets smarter with each use. In other words, the more you use it, the better it gets. While you’ll have to wait for support for older devices, the button free gesture-based interface works great on tablets. FREE
Offered in beta, SLYCE lets users buy any product they see by simply snapping a photo with their smartphone. Once you take the picture you’ll have access to reviews, pricing, and even exclusive discounts for the product. From there you can order it online or get directions to the nearest retail location! See it – Slyce it – Buy it. No wonder it’s being called the Shazam for stuff. FREE (beta)
Rando is a photo exchange app/service which provides users with a give-and-receive platform. You don’t know who sends you the photo, you cannot share it, you cannot favorite it. You do know where it was taken in the world, but that’s about it. No social ties to worry about, no commenting. Simply share your picture and you get a picture. FREE
Convert your text message conversations into a personalized PDF book in one of two styles. Add a title, nicknames,cover images, and more and create a unique storybook experience. Select any date range you want, insert images and videos, pull out what you don’t want, and deliver that PDF to friends via email. Books can be created in as little as 30 seconds. txt-book is now a free download. After creating it, the user has the in-app-purchase option to keep it for $0.99 or get the unlimited txt-book package for $3.99. $3.99
Get a free demo of Rosetta Stone’s language learning services directly from your Android smartphones with this new app. Sign up for an account or log in with existing credentials and you’ll be on your way to learning, speaking, and reading in a foreign language. Start with the first lesson in any of the 24 available languages. FREE
The goal of this logic puzzler is to destroy the required number of balls on the board. You can move in a number of directions to create lines of 3-5 balls of the same color. Easier said than done, there are three levels of difficulty, unlimited undo/redo, and support for six languages. How fast can you complete each level? FREE
LINE AirPenguin Friends
As the second installment of the popular mobile RPG platformer, this free games features a cast of new, unlockable characters. Details include social integration, leaderboards, tilt-to-play mechanics, and a whole host of obstacles. Choose from the father penguin, mother penguin, polar bear and ninja penguin and see how far you can get! FREE
WeVideo – Video Editor
Capture, edit, and share video with your Android handset using this free client. Details include arranging and rearranging, adding music, adjusting track volumes, tags, and more. Create a short clip on your smartphone today and share the video on social networks, YouTube, in the cloud, or locally. FREE
iBomber arcade styled bomber game set in the Pacific Ocean in 1943 where you play as a bomber pilot. Your objective is to protect the fleet while taking out targets over 26 missions. Social integration through Papaya lets you take on other players around the world. Additional details include multiple bomb types, pick-ups, and all the features of its iOS predecessors. FREE
Sonarflow Visual Music Player
Sonarflow is a free, interactive way to discover new musical artists and bands. The app lets users preview clips using built-in 7digital integration and/or scrobble the tracks to your last.fm account. Simply tap a bubble, play some music, and you’re on the way to a new favorite artist. FREE