With tons of apps and games added in the Play Store every day along with updates to already available ones, it becomes difficult to find which ones are worth your attention. That’s why we bring to you our weekly feature, which lists down all the apps and games that you need to check out. This week we’ve got some really interesting utility apps along with a few addictive games.
If you’ve been following our Apps of the week series regularly, then you might have installed a number of apps and games on your mobile device. But whether you are using them on a daily basis or sparingly, this app can help you know about your usage statistics. It also offers App Habits Launchpad, which shows a list of apps that you might be interested in using at a particular time based on your usage history.
With such an app, you can also save space on your device by deleting the ones you aren’t using much.
Facebook's Android app now has a slew of photo-centric capabilities. With the latest update, users will be able to comment on a post with an image, a feature which was added on the website last year. Users can also upload multiple images from their devices simultaneously and will also be able to edit or delete photo albums. The refreshed app also gives the option to untag one’s profile from photos.
Not just Facebook, but its acquired photo-sharing social network Instagram has also got a massive update on Android this week. Though the app doesn’t get any new features, it dons a completely new interface. The design follows the flat UI principles, something which has become a norm these days with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 initiating it and Apple’s also boarding the bandwagon with iOS 7. There are several performance enhancements as well, ensuring that your profile and Instagram feeds loads up quickly.
So you spend most of the time in front of your computer, and are peeved at having to check your phone for every notification you get? Notifications+ makes it super easy for you to check these notifications by mirroring them to your computer. This is done with the help of a Chrome browser extension, and you can even specify the apps from which you’d like to get notifications.
If your device is running Android 4.3 JellyBean, then you can dismiss the notifications right from your computer itself.
With summer holidays approaching soon, you must have started planning for your vacation with the family. Make sure you check out Tripomatic to plan your trip the smart way. It also acts as your travel itinerary by simply keying in the location as well as the travel dates. Then it allows you to chalk out plans for every day of your vacation along with the ability to book accommodation as well. It also gives the ability to download offline maps.
It can also sync your itinerary across multiple devices, including the web. However, it covers a limited number of locations in India at the moment.
Want to make your smartphone’s ringtone different? As the name indicates, Type Your Ringtone allows you to set a dialogue-based ringtone with the ability to choose language, speed and pitch. You can also set a ringtone for a particular contact. However, most of these features require you to pay for a premium subscription.
The privacy of our devices shouldn’t be taken lightly and viaProtect makes sure that you know the state of security of your device and thence act upon it. Right from checking the latest version of the OS to whether sideloading of apps is allowed, and even indicating which apps are hogging your internet connection, it offers all the info about your device. It also tells what servers apps are accessing and which countries the data is routed through. Additionally, it provides info about the sensors available in the device and what they're up to.
The best part is that all these details are also synced to its website, which also shows usage information of individual apps on the device.
Bollywood seems to be going the Hollywood way as it has also started promoting movies using mobile games. Gulaab Gang has a similar storyline as the movie where players will be stepping into the shoes of Madhuri Dixit. With the help of her gang, players will be battling against the character played by Juhi Chawla. The game has 25 levels packed with action.
If you’re a Rajnikanth fan, then his upcoming animated movie Kochadaiiyaan would have already made you excited. Now, you can don his role with this game which combines a Temple Run-like endless gameplay and a war game. The game offers interesting environments such as jungle and a castle.
After its smashing debut on iOS a few weeks ago, puzzle Threes! has just landed on the Android platform. The premise of the puzzle is simple – you have to either combine 1 and 2 to form 3, or match similar numbers together. While its very easy to grasp, it's quite challenging.
This ends this week’s edition of Android apps and games of the week, but be sure to check out McAfee’s Mobile Security, which has recently been made free. Also, take a look at Crazy Taxi from SEGA which has gone free for a limited time to make way for it’s upcoming sequel Crazy Taxi: City Rush.