It’s time for our weekly roundup of new, notable and noteworthy apps in the Android world. As always, we have worked hard to handpick the best apps for your Android smartphones and tablets. Compared to previous weeks, the pace in android app market was relatively slow, and that reflects in the number of apps which made into our list for this week.
It covers apps and games, both free and paid. Be sure to check them out. If you own an iOS device, do take a look at our weekly roundup of best iPhone and iPad apps.
The ever popular Angry Birds is back with a bang. Rovio has released the latest installment, Angry Birds Friends offering a Facebook-powered social twist on the game. It lets you connect up your Facebook account to compete against friends & family to achieve the highest score on each level. It’s free to download and play, so get going right away!
We had previously suggested 10 handy travel apps for your android phone. Here is another one to beef up your smartphone. Tripomatic sorts your vacations into separate notebooks and allows you to create a list of events and attractions you’d like to see, and provides a image-centric view of your trip’s itinerary.
We have seen a lot of interesting email based apps coming up in recent times. Dextr is the new kid on the block, which aims to sift through the email clutter by filtering your inbox to only include emails from your friends and family. It functions more like Priority Inbox for Gmail, but as a standalone app. It won’t be replacing your Gmail app on Android, but can be a handy secondary email client.
Do you transfer a lot of files from PC or Mac to your Android device? If yes, you should check out qrSend which lets you scan QR codes in order to transfer files from Windows, Mac or Linux to Android. Unlike other WiFi based file transfer apps, qrSend doesn’t require a browser-based connection, instead uses the QR code. Click here to download the desktop clients.
Evernote Food has been around on iOS for a while now, but now makes a grand entry to the Android world. It’s a great way to organize your recipes and find new ones. You can also track restaurants or take photos of the dishes you have cooked. Certainly a great addition to our articles on tips & tricks for Evernote.
Fixya is a popular internet community with several tips, tricks and guides on how to fix things. If you are a DIYer, you’d be happy to know the Fixya has now released an Android app. Upload and/or watch videos present under hundreds of categories. A neat app to have for desperate times.
BBC has now opened up their official Sports app on Android for people outside UK as well. BBC Sport is one of the best sports apps for Android, covering Football, Formula 1, Cricket, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Tennis and Golf. Time to beef up your sports app folder then!
Spin Alarm Clock ($1.00)
You should have guessed what this app does while reading out the name. Spin alarm is an alarm which only turns off when you stand up and spin around a few times. You press the screen in the designated areas with your thumbs and then stand and spin around. Sure, you must have seen similar alarm clock apps before. This one should make its way into that list as well now.
Schemes let’s you delay messages by specifying the time you want your message sent. It lets you schedule messages via SMS, Facebook, Twitter or Email (Gmail only!). Additionally, messages can be sent on up to four networks at the same time. The clean Holo UI makes it a breeze to use.
EA and PopCap have come together to bring the popular puzzle game Bejeweled Blitz onto Android. It’s a freemium app – free to download, but banks on in-app purchases. Match & detonate as many gems as you can in 60 action-packed seconds and compete with Facebook friends.