A large part of Android’s success can be attributed to the applications released by thousands of developers. Rajesh Pandey helps you select some of the best new apps and games to hit the Android market.
Pocket, formerly Read It Later, is a service that allows users to save articles or videos that they come across the Internet so that they can view them later. The service will automatically push and save any article or video from your computer to any other device in which you have the Pocket app installed, thus making them available even without an Internet connection. The service keeps the read and unread articles synchronized across devices making the user’s life easier. Pocket is available as a free download from the Play Store. Don’t forget to install the Pocket plugin for Chrome or Firefox to utilize the service to its fullest.
Evernote is primarily known for its popular note taking service. However, the company’s latest application, Evernote Hello, is another bid from the company to make our life easier. Evernote Hello makes it easy to remember the people you meet in your daily life by entering your encounters and experiences with them. The app will automatically pull in any relevant information of that person from your Calendar or from your Evernote account as well. Evernote Hello is the perfect app for you if you meet a lot of people in your day-to-day life, and later on have a tough time remembering when and where you met them.
Gunman Clive is an old-school action game where Clive, the Gunman, has to save Mayor Johnsons daughter. The user needs to jump across obstacles, shoot the flying birds and bandits, and ultimately save the day. Even though the game has a very simple plot, its unique sketch style 3D graphics and old-school look make it very refreshing. Play the game once, and I guarantee you won’t be able to stop. You may not be able to meet the deadline set by your manager, but you can definitely try and help Gunman Clive save the day.
Shoebox from 1000memories.com allows users to scan, convert and then upload all their old paper photos in the cloud. Basically, users just click a picture of their old paper photo, which is then automatically cropped and fine-tuned by Shoebox, before it finally uploads them. The application’s edge detection feature works brilliantly, and makes sure that only the paper photo is saved and uploaded online. Shoebox is possibly the best way to convert your old precious childhood photos into digital form without much hassle. Go ahead, install the app and start converting your old paper photos into digital photos.
CamScanner is to documents what Shoebox is to your paper photos. The application allows you to digitize newspaper articles, or any document by simply clicking its picture. Like Shoebox, CamScanner has a brilliant edge detection system that automatically detects a document in a picture, and can then convert it into a PDF or print it wirelessly using Google’s Cloud Print. The Batch mode of the application makes converting multiple physical documents into digital a breeze.
Price: Lite version (Free);
Pro version $1.99
Saavn is perhaps the first music streaming service to be available in India for mobile devices. The app and the service itself are completely free, allowing users to listen to the latest Bollywood Indian music on their phone for free. Saavn has a low quality mode, which makes sure that the music is properly streamed even on EDGE networks and automatically switches to a higher quality stream when used over a Wi-Fi or 3G network. The app also allows users to create their own playlists. If you are a music addict, and don’t have access to the latest Bollywood songs, don’t worry, Saavn will keep you bopping all day.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to Google Play and download these apps right away.