7 sizzling new Android apps of the week (November 16 issue)

November 16, 2012
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    It has been another week and we’re all excited for the coming weekend. Weekends are the days that you won’t need to hear your alarm clock’s disturbing beeps and you can spend time away from your nagging bosses.

    As we are about to end our busy and hectic week, the Google Play Store never stops producing treats; in fact, new and sizzling hot Android apps are now on display in its toy shop, waiting to be discovered. Let me show you some of the new apps I found so you won’t need to search the Google Play Store’s vast ocean of apps.

    Without further ado, here are some of the sizzling new Android apps for the week.

    Clinical Advisor

    Created by the smart team known as Monthly Prescribing Reference, the Clinical Advisor app is your all-new source of medical updates and articles. This app gathers news of the latest trends about health and medicine. The app also contains articles and slideshow presentations about health; those could be of great help to medical students and practitioners. You can even browse the app’s drug database for certain health conditions. Keep yourself updated with the ad-free Clinical Advisor app for free from the Google Play Store.


    Christmas Gifts Manager

    DOOLABS believes that Christmas is the season of giving. That’s why the team created the Christmas Gifts Manager app so you can easily manage and list all your Christmas gifts. This app allows you to make a list of persons that you’ll be giving gifts to this Christmas. Aside from making a list, the app also computes the total expenses for your gifts. Though ads appear at the top of the app’s interface, you can download and use the app without spending a single dollar. Become your own version of Santa Claus and manage your gifts easily with the Christmas Gifts Manager app for free from the Google Play Store.


    Echofon for Twitter (Beta)

    Echofon for Twitter (Beta), developed by UberMedia Inc. makes it easy to stay in touch with your friends in 140 characters or less. The app displays all tweets in resizable font for better reading. Enable Auto Refresh so you’ll always have the latest tweets when you open Echofon. Tap on a thumbnail and you can view your friend’s attached photo. Once you’ve checked what people have been tweeting about, you can simply swipe left or right to view your Mentions tab, your Messages, your Lists, and your Profile. Echofon for Twitter (Beta) can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It’s ad-supported but you can dismiss the ad.


    Twiize: talk with friends

    It’s easy to lose touch with a friend when you have other means of communicating, such as Facebook, Twitter, or SMS. Twiize: talk with friends, developed by Twiize, puts together your Facebook experience with your call experience. You don’t have to amble awkwardly through “how are you’s” that you’ve already seen your friend’s latest status update. Instead, jump straight into asking about the latest pictures your friend uploaded on Facebook. Look through your friend’s images and tap on the pencil icon when you want to doodle on a picture. Hit the Twiize icon and your friend will receive your doodle on her or his end. Twiize: talk with friends can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. It’s important to note that Twiize: talk with friends will not work if your friend’s number hasn’t been saved on your phone.


    Converter

    Now you won’t fumble whenever somebody asks you how many pounds there are in 64 kilograms when you have Converter by Alexis Marchand installed in your Android device. Converting measurements from area to volume to distance is easily done with this app.

    Just pick two measurements you want to convert to and from and have the equivalent in less than a second. You won’t even need to press a button after you’ve keyed in the values; the equivalent measurements appear in real-time as you type in the numbers. Whether you are solving a physics homework or making a dress, Converter is one app you should and must have with you, whenever, wherever. Converter can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for free.


    Stencil Weather

    Tired of looking at your plain, normal-looking weather app? Want to lay your eyes on something fresh and new this time? Saphion Pro’s Stencil Weather will help you in that department. This weather app boasts a clean but spunky-looking interface, complete with nifty icons and widgets. Apart from its basic function, which is to show you the weather in different areas and countries, you can freely customize the app to suit your tastes. Substantial information like humidity, pressure, wind speed, and probable precipitation is also included. You can have up to 3 days of weather forecasts so you will always be ready with your rain gear whenever you set out. Stencil Weather can be yours for less than a dollar, so get the app today and get rid of that boring-looking weather app you have on your Android device.


    SMS Tracking

    Safety is one of the primary things parents think about when it comes to their children, most especially when the kids are at the age when they get so familiar with and attached to gadgets like Android devices. If you want to monitor whom your kids are sending messages to, SMS Tracking by VIPsha will be of great use. This app doesn’t imply that you don’t trust your kids but that you want to monitor whom they are sending messages to, especially when you are also monitoring their phone bills. The app stores both incoming and outgoing messages and to top that, the app doesn’t have an icon so that nobody can easily uninstall it. Track and monitor both incoming and outgoing messages with SMS Tracker, a free app you can download to your Android device.


    With those 7 new apps from this week, you can easily stay in touch with friends, keep yourself healthy, Christmas shop, and a whole lot more. Tune in next week for another dose of fresh-from-the-grill app goodness.

    Which one of these apps did you like the most? Which one of them are you using right now? If you know of a sizzling new app that didn’t make it to our list, let us know by leaving a comment below.

    (with contributions from Alvin Ybañez and Dan Evans; banner image uses Shutterstock photo by Fedor Kondratenko)

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    • olbp

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    • DingusKahn

      You need a NONE option for your poll so I can vote. All lame.

    • TomasHunter

      Thank you for the app ideas, Carl. We recently had a contest in the DISH call center where I work, and I won a new Galaxy III; now I need some apps, and I didn’t know where to start. A lot of these apps don’t look very useful to me, but Stencil Weather looks like a nice app, and Twiize could be pretty fun. While I have only had the phone for a few days, I already have a favorite app I would like to recommend. It’s called DISH Remote Access, and with it I can stream live TV shows and DVR recordings right to my phone. It comes in pretty handy on those late nights I am stuck at work and there’s no work to do. Check it out; you might have a nice spot on your list for it.

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