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Showing posts from August, 2012

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!

Appreciate: Apps with Friends

Today's app of the day is Appreciate.

Appreciate is a social way of discovering new Android applications. You follow friends and base your new application installs of their recommendations. You can follow users with similar tastes in applications, and send personalised recommendations to other users.
Best of all, Appreciate features a great widget which will feed new applications to your phone every day. 

In the words of the developer:

Discover apps based on what YOU like, and follow Facebook friends and others.
Appreciate is your Personal App Market for Android. Appreciate is the first Android app that gives you fully personalized app pages and recommendations. Find users in the community with similar application taste and exchange apps. Find great apps with the help of your friends and facebook friends. Appreciate learns your personal application taste and allows you to:
•Get PERSONAL recommendations
Appreciate automatically delivers daily app lists tailored to you!
•Stay up to date with …

Amazing Alex

Today's app of the day Amazing Alex.

If you have played The Incredible Machine before, you will know exactly what to expect when playing Amazing Alex. In short, Rovio's follow up to Angry Birds is another physics based puzzler, but instead of launching birds at pigs, you are are required to use a variety of household objects to collect 'stars', by hitting those objects with other objects.
Sounds a bit convoluted if you have not played a game like this before, but trust me, it is really quite simple. In fact, for the first 10 - 20 levels, you will wonder how a game like this is designed for anyone with a double digit IQ, but things quickly pick up, with the levels and challenge increasing in unison. 
All the standard Rovio touches are head, including crisp graphics, sounds and presentation. In fact, anyone who has played Angry Birds will feel right at home with the presentation and level progression system (the good ol' 1 - 3 star system is back). At the end of the day…


Today's app of the day is Pushover

Pushover is a simple application that allows you to receive Push notifications for a variety of services. Thew app of its own can not really do anything, but when coupled with other online services it can become a really powerful tool.

Too get started, you need to install Pushover. Following that, your first stop should be "If this, then that" (IFTTT). IFTTT allows users to create 'recipies' to help automate their online life - particularly their interactions with social networks. For example, if you create a new blog post, you can automate your services to automatically it posted to Facebook, a Facebook Page, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and then have the entire post backed up on Evernote. this is all possible with a few simple clicks!

Where Pushover comes in handy is for receiving push notifications. You can set it up to notify you of almost anything you want - the days weather, when it is going to rain, when you get a DM or @Menti…

Comic Rack

Today's app of the day is Comic Rack

Comic Rack is a great CBR and CBZ reader, allowing you to read all your downloaded comics on your phone and tablet with ease. The interface is fantastic, with comics presented on a virtual shelf. Comics you have read can be opened on single or double page spreads, and when closed Comic Rack remembered where in a comic you are up to.

You can rate your comics, and easily look up short plot synopsis's directly from the app. Finally, it features the ability to sync with windows when you plug your device in via a USB, allowing for your comic libraries to be identical on all your devices.

If you read comics on the go, then Comic Rack is for you.

In the words of the developer:

Read your eComics anywhere and anyway you want.
ComicRack for Android is the companion for the best eComic Reader and Manager for PCs: ComicRack for Windows Optimized for phones and tablets it allows you to read your eComics anywhere you want. When used together with ComicRack for W…

Traffic Panic London

Today's app of the day is Traffic Panic London.

Traffic Panic London involves starting and stopping a traffic light to safely get cars across a number of busy London intersections. The concept is basic, but the amazing graphics and presentation make this game worth checking out. As you get more cars across the intersection you earn credits which can be used to unlock additional vehicle types.
How you play is really up to you? Do you aim to create traffic harmony, or do you create chaos? With points available for both gaming styles, the way you play is up to you!
Check it out. 

In the words of the developer:

Will you control the Traffic or cause total Panic?
The most chaotic traffic management game ever comes to London! Join over 7 MILLION fans who have played the Traffic Panic series! Tap to change the lights and get points for safely crossing the traffic. If you cause an accident prepare for more points and an explosive cinematic visual feast! Explode Nelsons Column, collapse the London W…

Alchemy Classic HD

Today's app of the day is Alchemy Classic HD

Alchemy Classic HD (lets just call it Alchemy) is a great free game from developers NIAsoft. The concept of  Alchemy is simply, yet the depth and size of the game is surprisingly large. In short, you start off with four simple "elements" being fire, water, earth and air. Your challenge then is to combine the different elements (by simply dragging and dropping them on top of each other). Some new elements are created with a combination of just two elements, but others require more complex concoctions.

The satisfaction you get from discovering a new element is surprisingly large! For the first few minutes you will easily create 10 or so new elements through basic trial and error, but following this "easing in" period, you will really be required to think about how to expand your element list. Luckily, the game provides you the names of all the elements that you can create with your currently available portfolio, but this…

My Fitness Pal

Today's app of the day is My Fitness Pal.
If you keep track of what you eat and how much exercise you do, then My Fitness Pal is the best app available to meet your needs. You can easily insert the calorie content of meals by browsing an enormous online database, or by simply scanning the barcode on a product. I am amazed at how rarely the app fails - even with obscure purchases!
You can also keep track of your exercise, by searching for your sport / exercise of choice, and simply entering the duration of your activity.
The goal of course, is weight loss (or gain I guess, If you are in that boat). For this, My Fitness Pal allows you to enter your weight as frequently as you want making it easy to track your progress. If you are looking at getting fit, staying fit, or even to learn about how much energy you are actually eating and burning on a daily basis, then you can not go past My Fitness Pal!

In the words of the developer:

Lose weight easily with MyFitnessPal, the best calorie count…

Droid App of the Day - Official App

There has been an official Droid App of the Day application for some time now, but it was always far from perfect. I have now updated the official Droid App of the Day application, with an all new interface and features.

The old app will continue to function, but it will no longer be available on Android Play. Accordingly, make sure you follow this link, and download the latest version. Let me know what you think!

In my own words:
a new android app recommendation every day...
Droid App of the Day will help you fill your phone with the best android applications and games available. This is the official Android application for Every day, a new application or game will be hand picked for you to download and enjoy. You can read personalised reviews of the daily application, and follow easy links to download the app directly from Android Play. If you would like your application featured, contact me on If I like it, your app just might be, t…