Android Apps of the Week! – January 22, 2012
Welcome to another edition of DroidLessons.com’s “Android Apps of the Week!”. The plan is to compile a list of my favorite apps and share them with you on the Sunday of every week. It will give you plenty of time to try out the apps and then also something to look forward to on a weekly basis. It’s always fun to learn about the latest and greatest apps out there. The Android market has over 300,000 apps and therefore it’s not always easy finding quality apps via the Android Market. My hope is to save you some time by sharing and informing you of the quality apps that I have found over the many months of using and teaching on the Android platform.
So, without further ado, I present to you this week’s edition of “Android Apps of the Week!”.
Hanging with Friends
Hanging With Friends brings a brand new twist to the classic game of hangman that adds creativity, strategy and fun for all ages. Build mystery words to stump, amuse or impress your friends, but be prepared to flex those brain muscles as you decipher the words they send back to you.
Want to check it out for yourself? Just go to the “Market” icon on your phone and click the search button and type in “Hanging with Friends”. Install the app and start having some fun! I’ve also included a link to the Android Market Webstore here for those of you that want to install it via the web. [Market Link]
Wikipedia for Android
By: Wikimedia Foundation
The Wikipedia app has finally arrived on Android! Wikipedia is the free encyclopedia containing more than 20 million articles in 280 languages, and is the most comprehensive and widely used reference work humans have ever compiled. Features: Save article to read later or offline, Search articles nearby, Share articles using Android “Share” function, Read article in a different language, and Full screen search. [Market Link]
By: Intuit Inc
Tax season is upon us once again! And with the TurboTax SnapTax app, doing your taxes has never been easier! From the same folks that brought you Quicken and TurboTax. Magically do your taxes on your phone with the snap of a photo – only $19.99
IT’S THIS SIMPLE:
1 – Snap a photo of your W-2
2 – Answer a few simple questions
3 – Review, pay, and e-file securely
START FOR FREE – PAY WHEN YOU’RE DONE:
• Federal + state tax returns – only $19.99
• E-file included
• Price good through March 24
FOR PEOPLE WHO:
• Don’t have children or dependents
• Don’t own a home or real estate
• Have income only from a W-2, interest, or unemployment
• Have income of $100,000 or less ($120,000 if married)
JuiceDefender – Battery Saver for Android
This is a must-have app for those of you that are having issues with your battery life. This simple tool will make sure your phone settings are optimized to defend your battery from going dead. JuiceDefender – Battery Saver is a powerful yet easy to use power manager app specifically designed to extend the battery life of your Android device. Packed with smart functions, it automatically and transparently manages the most battery draining components, like 3G/4G connectivity and WiFi.
Over 7 million downloads show that it really works – try it on your Droid for a few days and see for yourself, it’s free! [Market Link]
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