July 25, 2014

Editor's Picks: 15 Android apps and games you should know (January 17)

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The Editor’s Picks, formerly known as 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. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ as we showcase different apps over on our social network streams. PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTICLE IS SPREAD OVER THREE PAGES

AppDeals

appdeals Want to keep an eye on any savings or discounts happening in the Google Play Store? This app curates a list of daily deals and promotions in a clean, card-like manner. Optimized for tablet layouts, you’ll run into the occasional advertisement which can be removed with in-app purchase. From the developers behind Reddit Sync, we like the direction this one is headed.

Pyrography

pyrography Want to create some great art pieces but mom won’t let you get a pyrography kit? This one features two instruments, multiple wood types, and a pair of modes to keep you entertained. Once you’ve designed something cool (from a photo, no less), share that on social media or gift it to a friend.

Jelly

jelly Ping your social network contacts for help in answering questions, using pictures if need be. Already off and doing well, it comes from the mind of Biz Stone (Twitter, Blogger) and helps people to help people. Get answers within the app itself or let it hunt outside of Jelly for those who have not signed up yet. Although not available for all devices yet we like the concept and think it has great potential.

Timera

Stand in the exact same spot as others before and match your photo up with something from days gone by. Contribute to the community with geotagged photos of your own, discover awesome new sights, or just use it to virtually visit other locations. See for yourself just how much those buildings on the corner have evolved over the years.

Next Launcher 3D Shell

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One of the most beautiful takes on the launcher we’ve seen, there’s a ton of 3D elements and effects to play with. The sheer number of customization options, themes, widgets, and wallpapers is dizzying and it’s super easy to create a gorgeous layout. Like gestures? Like to adjust icons? Like shiny, futuristic effects? Check out this app and tweak till your heart’s content. Start with the trial version and see for yourself.