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FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!

SwipePad

Today's app is SwipePad.

Out of all the apps on my phone, this would probably be one of the most frequently used. As you may have guessed from my previous posts, I am a big fan of being able to access apps quickly, and rarely revert to actually scrolling through my application menu. Why? I guess my primary motivation is, why take 10 seconds for something that can be achieved in 2... simple really!

And this is where SwipePad steps in. Have some favourite contacts? Some common GPS locations? Frequently used bookmarks, and popular apps? Want to be able to access them with the quick click of a finger from any homescreen, but also from within any running application (without closing the application)?

Install SwipePad, and with the "swipe" of a finger from any chosen point around the edge of the screen, a grid will appear with your choice of apps/bookmarks/locations, etc. I find that swiping from the bottom of the screen up works best. This is primarily because swiping down from the top often will drop the notification bar, and swiping from the sides will often scroll home screens. Swiping up however (on my HTC Desire HD), will always bring up my SwipePad grid for quick access to my favorite apps.


The stock, free, version of SwipePad will give you access to a grid with 9 slots. I paid a couple of $$ extra for an add on which gave me access to a grid with 20 slots, however this can be expanded even further depending on the screen real-estate on your phone. Overall a great app, and once set up to your liking, I can assure will be used on a daily basis!
Price: Free

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