July 28, 2014

Editor's Picks: 15 Android apps you should know (May 10)

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Google URL Shortener

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When posting on social networks, sometimes you need to watch your character count per post. And in the past, Google has been there to provide a decent solution, goo.gl. Up until now, it has only been available by navigating to the site. Well, the Android app is finally here, and it does just about everything you could ask.

Paste your long link in the text box, and there you have it – a shortened link. You can choose to open the link in the browser, copy to your clipboard, or share. And you can do all of these from the handy notification it gives you, as well. – READ MORE

Card Wars: Adventure Time

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You guys ready for a mathematical and rad game? Based on the episode of the same name, Card Wars: Adventure Time lets players take on various characters from the Adventure Time universe in a wild, always different experience.

You’re in command of a deck of customized cards with warriors, towers, spells, and creatures at your disposal. Win a game or two and you’ll soon be unlocking new cards and even better boosts. And, of course, you can floop the pig! Floop it all, the Cool Dog, the Immortal Maize Walker, and Wandering Bald Man! Like Adventure Time itself, Card Wars works well for children of all ages and even adults. OK, especially adults! – READ MORE


Square Cash

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If you’ve ever needed to transfer money easily and securely from one account to another, Square Cash is there for you. All you have to do is to link your debit card with it, and then you can send money to anyone by just using their debit card information. No need to sign up for an account or anything else. Send your money via email by CC’ing [email protected] and putting the dollar amount in the subject line.

Everything is safe and secure; users can confirm or reject any transfers and even require security code verification. Money deposited into your account can take 1-2 business days to process, and is automatically done! – READ MORE

Quiz Up!

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Are you a fan of games like Trivial Pursuit and You Don’t Know Jack? Do your friends get mad because you’re always spouting off movie trivia and random bits of seemingly useless knowledge? We’ve got just the game for you.

After millions of downloads on iOS, Quizup has come to the Android platform. The game spans some 400+ topics and includes hundreds of thousands of questions. We’re talking books, movies, music, video games, sports, science, and so much more. Each topic comes with its own ranking system and method for leveling up. We have a feeling this one will see millions of downloads in no time at all – and for good reason. – READ MORE

Polarbear Beta

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If you’re like most people who use social networking, odds are you would like to post to multiple sites and accounts at once. The process of copy and pasting your text and posting it on different sites can get monotonous very quickly. Polarbear Beta for Android is here to help with that problem.

This app is very simple. Connect your accounts, type out what you’d like to post, and select which social networks you’d like to post to. The complete list of supported services are: Twitter, Facebook profiles, Google+ profiles, LinkedIn profiles, Facebook pages, Tumblr, Blogger, and App.net. Other rival apps (specifically Buffer) are nice, but they don’t allow posting to Google+ profiles, which we would like to see eventually.

There is no Google Play Store link for the app yet since it is in beta, but you can request an invite at their official site. – READ MORE