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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!

Glympse

Today's app of the day is Glympse.


Glympse is a great way to easily share your current location via SMS, Facebook, Twitter or email. In short you can start Glympse, and get given a short message to send to your friends via the sources outlined above. Your friend can then open the message and see (on a map) exactly where you are. Best thing of all, there is no need for your friends to have Glympse, making it perfect for letting people know where you are quickly and easily.





In the words of the developer:
Safely share your location in real-time via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter.


"Glympse: The Coolest Thing Your Smartphone Can Do"
-FastCompany
Glympse is the easy way to safely share your location in realtime. No sign-up needed. No social network to manage. Just send a Glympse to anyone via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter. Your location is only shared for the duration you specify and then stops. Glympse works on all phones and tablets running Android 1.5 or newer. Note about the …

Advanced Task Killer

Today's app of the day is Advanced Task Killer.

From android 2.2 onwards, task killers aren't necessary to properly manage your device. That is because android now manages apps invisibly in the background, with task killers actually reducing battery life instead of increasing it.

That aside, Advanced Task Killer is still useful if you have a stubborn application that refuses to close. Advanced Task Killer is quick, simple and works. All in all, a great app that is well worth the install.


In the words of the developer:

*Uninstall and reinstall can fix Force Close issue*
*Uncheck 'Advanced Task Killer' from running list to avoid ANR issue*
*Go to menu and send bug report to us if you have any issues*
Advanced Task Killer is also known as ATK. It is a tool to kill applications running. 
-Ignore List
-One tap widget
-Auto kill
-Customize item height

ATK is often used to kill app and clean memory. We do suggest people use ATK manually kill apps instead of auto killing app. 1. How to use…

Bump

Today's app of the day is Bump.

Bump is a great app for android and iOS allowing you to easily share content between mobile phones. All you need to do is start the app, chose the content thenBump your phones together. 




In the words of the developer:
Bump two phones together to share photos, contacts, and apps!
Use Bump™ to share contact information and photos by simply bumping two phones together. Just open Bump, hold your phones, and gently bump your hands together -- Bump will magically do all the rest. • SHARE CONTACTS: Share your contact info; connect on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
• SHARE PHOTOS: Share photos with friends and family
• FIND MUTUAL FRIENDS: Find friends in common with people you bump from your social networks and phone contacts
• SYNC DEVICES: Move contacts and photos between devices
• SHARE APPS: Share app recommendations
Use Bump with all your friends! More than 75 million downloads. Bump works cross-platform between all Android and most other modern mobile phones.
B…

HD Widgets

Today's app of the day is HD Widgets.


HD Widgets is a great app for android devices that allows you to customise your home screen with a large variety of high quality widgets. Whether it is power toggles, clocks or weather widgets, HD Widgets will give you enough freedom to spice up any device.

HD Widgets works great on both mobile phones and tablets alike, so if you like the look of any of the widgets below -  give it a try!

In the words of the developer:

The best new widgets for Android - ready for ICS and Honeycomb!
"Amazingly awesome and beautiful" - Android Community "elegant and eye-catching" - Computerworld "heavy on polish and detail yet light on the wallet" - AndroidGuys Top 10 Android App of 2011 - Techcrunch Top 50 Android Tablet Apps - The Guardian Staff Pick - Android Market Android Tablet App of the Week - Maximum PC * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ** HEADS UP - IMPORTANT TIPS: If you don't see widgets right away:
=> HONEYCOMB / ICS …

Snake 97

Today's app of the day is Snake 97.

Snake 97 is a classic replica of snake on the Nokia 3310, one of the most popular phones of all time. In fact, I am sure that there are not many people of my age (mid 20's) who haven't played the classic Nokia Snake, so it is a bit of a nostalgic trip back in time to play it again on a modern device.

With fakes keys, plus all the settings of the original, Snake 97 is still worth the play, over 15 years after it was originally created!



In the words of the developer:

Play Snake like it is 1997!
Play Snake like it is 1997. This is a remake of the original Snake, complete with dot-matrix display and monotone sounds. It is as addictive (and frustrating) as the original, play Snake '97 and be prepared to loose some productive hours. Simply launch the app, touch a button and start! Snake '97 features:
- old school controls (or choose for big easy controls)
- original sounds
- 9 original and 2 extra difficulty levels
- a high score that cannot be re…

Maps Ruler

Today's app of the day is Maps Ruler.

Have you ever wondered the distance between certain points? It's easy to work this out if there is a road in a straight line, or if you have google earth on your PC, but on a mobile device this is a bit more difficult. Maps Ruler helps make this easier, giving you the ability to click between any two points (or more if you want to measure non linear distances) and immediately find out the distance between.




In the words of the developer:
Find shortest way and save energy or use it as a golf distance calculator.
Maps Ruler is helping you to calculate distance between selected points.
Find shortest way and save energy or use it as a golf distance(yard) calculator.
**Maps Ruler 2 released seperately.Please check it from other applications. -Path save/load
-Multiple points,
-Conversions: meter, km , mile, feet, fathom etc.
Keywords: Maps,distance,measurement,map,distance,golf,yard,rangefinder, distance,golf, distance measure, far,
Maps Ruler Price: Free

World of Goo

Today's app of the day is World of Goo.

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World of Goo is a great game, available on almost every possible platform these days. If you haven't played it before, World of Goo essentially involves using tiny balls of goo to construct shapes and work your way across divides, gaps, obstacles, up walls, etc.
Construction is usually based around the tried and tested strength of triangles, with the variety of missions is immense, with plenty of variety and challenge to keep you glued to your device for many hours. On top of some of the most unique gameplay around, World of Goo features excellent sound and beautiful graphics, involving bright, vivid and crisp graphics.
I have now played World of Goo on both my Wii and PC, but the android version (on my Asus Prime) is hands down the best experience yet, with touch control a natural fit for dragging balls of "goo" around a screen. In short, if you haven'y played World of Goo yet, now is the time to start. If you don't …

Sync SMS

Today's app of the day is Sync SMS.

If you have more than one phone, or more than one android device (i.e a phone and a tablet), you may find it annoying that your SMSs are not synced between devices. More-so, if you have a tablet, it is likely that you can not send an SMS from it at all,

If this sounds familiar, then Sync SMS is the app for you. Through utilising a dropbox account (which you must have in order for Sync SMS to work), Sync SMS will keep your messages synced between all your android devices, and also allow you to send messages from any device.

Of course, you will require your tablet to be connected to a wifi network, and you will require the app to be installed on both your tablet and your phone, but if these pre-requisites are met, and with a bit of tinkering of settings, you will find yourself being able to send and receive messages no matter what device you have in your hands.




In the words of the developer:

SyncSMS lets you sync your text messages between your Android…

Espier Launcher

Today's app of the day is Espier Launcher.

Whilst on the topic of launchers, I might as well complete the picture with an iPhone-ish launcher (with yesterday Droid App of the Day recommending a classic android style launcher and windows 7 style launcher). In short, if you are an android user who can't get enough of IOS 5, or if you are an ex iphone user who misses the simplicity of apples OS, or if you simply want to show apple fan-boy's the true customisation power of an android, then  Espier Launcher is for you.

All the best features of IOS are here. Included is the ability to make folders with ease, the quick search function by swiping to the left, a running tasks menu by double tapping home, and the simple, no frills, left and right swipe interface. In addition,  Espier Launcher includes some features that I think may one day be implemented into official builds by apple.

In particular,  Espier Launcher includes a special "home screen" in between the search scree…

GO Launcher EX and Launcher 7

As I missed recommending an app yesterday, today's "apps of the day" are GO Launcher EX and Launcher 7.

GO Launcher Ex



GO Launcher EX is a great launcher for android devices, allowing you to customise your phone in ways above and beyond the stock android experience. GO Launcher EX runs quickly, features a large amount of widgets and plugins, and best of all, features a scroll-able quick launch bar (a feature I wish would be implemented into stock android).

The screen-shots below show some of the features available, but the best way is to install GO Launcher EX and experiment. If you are looking for a good home screen replacement, then GO Launcher EX is one of the best around.





In the words of the developer:

Extended version of GO Launcher, one of the most popular home application.
GO Launcher Ex, the extended version of GO Launcher, is the most popular home app in Android Market. It supports customizable home makeover, themes, smooth operation experience as well as various prac…