Top 10 Android Apps of the Week – March 26, 2012
We’re back again with another week’s worth of the Top New Android Apps. Apps on this weeks list let you mix pixels, read on the go, secure your phone, and even spy on a few folks. There’s a little bit of something for everyone this week so without further ado we proudly present our Top 10 Android Apps of the Week for March 26, 2012.
Pix: Pixel Mixer is a cool new photo editing app from developers colonO. The app allows you to quickly change a picture with a wide variety of over 30 filters, 24 film layers, and 16 photo frames. There are some killer filters to choose from like the Shrek & Horror filters, and the app is a breeze to use. You can pick up Pix: Pixel Mixer on Google Play for free.
The Google Authenticator allows you to enable 2-step verification on your phone to protect your account from being hijacked. It basically gives you an extra layer of security which is never a bad thing, and it’s by Google who for Google so there ya’ go. If you’re concerned about security I recommend you pick this up just like I did. You can pick up the Google Authenticator on Google Play for free.
3. Bald Booth
The team at Pivi & Co is at it again, and this time they won’t make you fat or old, they’ll just make you bald. Bald Booth is the latest appearance altering app from the group and it does exactly as advertised from the comfort of your phone. If you want to know what you’ll look like sans hair you can check out Bald Booth on Google Play.
I’ve you’ve ever felt a little sneaky or want to see who’s messing with your stuff when you’re not around you may want to check out SpyTOOLS from Ingens Networks. SpyTOOLS lets you setup your phone to take audio, pictures, and video by simply setting a timer. Tested this one out a last night and it does as advertised, just read the directions first. You can get SpyTOOLS for free on Google Play.
Readability is an app that’s been popular on Kindle, and now it will let you catch up on reading you saved on your Android device. You can save, read, and share articles in a simple to use interface which is great if you can get it to work correctly. Apparently there are a lot of early issues with the app and while I won’t go into them all, I’m sure they’ll address them soon. I’m still throwing it on the list as this will be a good when when/if they straighten a few things out. If you want to give it a run you can find Readability on Google Play for the price of free.
Hourly Chime Ultimate is a new Android app from developers Please Wait… Awesome name aside this little app will let you enjoy the chimes of yesteryear like digital beeps, cuckoo’s, and even Big Ben himself. It’s simple to use and more sounds are promised to be heading our way soon. You can check out Hourly Chime Ultimate for free on Google Play.
Buzzsaw is a new Android app from Autodesk that allows you to securely access Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) project designs and documents while you’re on the go. If you’re into this kind of thing, this looks to be a good app to have and you can get it for free on Google Play.
8. Notifier +
Keeping track of tasks in never an easy task, and sometimes the notification bar just doesn’t do it. That’ where a handy little app like Notifier + can help you out as it will allow you to set simple reminders quickly and it’s even got a homescreen widget. There’s a free version of the app you can try or you can skip straight to the + version for $1.17. Both versions of Notifier are available on Google Play.
9. Comodo Cloud
Comodo is well known for making some great products, and Comodo Cloud looks to be another. The Comodo Cloud app lets you safely store all you’re important files in Comodo’s uber-secure cloud where you’ll get access to them anytime you wish with by simply logging in and tapping a few buttons. You can find Comodo Cloud for free on Google Play.
Every once in awhile we throw on an app that should be great, but isn’t. This is the case with the CBS Fantasy Baseball app which should be awesome, but pretty much sucks. There’s a lot wrong with the app (just check the market comments) and I experienced some of the displeasure firsthand as I’m a fantasy baseball playing fool. CBS is a huge company and I’m sure they’ll get the issues fixed, if you’re a fantasy baseball fan voice you’re displeasure and maybe they’ll speed things up. If you want to check out the debacle for yourself you can pick up CBS Fantasy Baseball for free on Google Play.