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Diamonds in the Rough: 7 Apps You Might Like (Ep #1 April 1-7)

In this segment, we bring to you some random apps that you might enjoy. Up for some random app installing? This is where you'll find the best!
April 6, 2013
Week #1 random apps
There are an endless number of apps on the Google Play Store. It’s nigh impossible to sift through all of them, let alone find the good ones. So, if you’re in a “hell, why not?” mood today, take a gander at this week’s roundup of random apps we thought were pretty nifty, and that you might enjoy too!

Encyclopaedia Minecraftica - random apps

Encyclopaedia Minecraftica

So that Minecraft game is pretty popular eh? People from around the world enjoy Minecraft on a variety of mediums, including game consoles, computers, and mobile devices. Given how huge the game is and all the ridiculous stuff you can do in it, it could be helpful having a resource guide. Encyclopaedia Minecraftica wants to be that guide and it’s the first on our random apps list this week.

In the free edition, you can only view a resource guide for the PC version. In the paid version you can get additional resource lists for the Xbox 360 version and the Pocket Edition. In addition, you can get a Recipe Hunter. If you’re a huge fan of Minecraft, then this app is definitely worth checking out. You can find the free version here.

Floor Plan Creator - Random Apps

Floor Plan Creator

One of the motivations of this random apps list is to help highlight good apps that are simply too obscure to put in a best apps list. Floor Plan Creator falls right into that wheelhouse. This nifty and useful application can be used to draw up floor plans. It’s a niche app to be sure and most average consumers won’t have a use for it. For people who need to do floor plans, though, this app is perfect.

Here’s how it works. You draw each room with your finger. Then, you use the tools built into the app to add windows, doors, and other stuff. It is also compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note II’s S-Pen. If you enjoy making floor plans or do it for a living, then Floor Plan Creator is worth a second of your time. You can find it in the Google Play Store here.

Nuke My Phone - random apps

Nuke My Phone

When buying and selling devices, it’s very important that you wipe your data off your device. However, with apps out there that can recover deleted data, how will you know your data is truly wiped out? With apps like Nuke My Phone, that’s how. Our next random app is also probably among the most universally helpful on the list.

Instead of doing a regular wipe, Nuke My Phone bulldozes the info on your device. By that we mean it deletes data in a manner where you data cannot be recovered. If you’re preparing to upgrade, sell your phone, or trading it away, running it through Nuke My Phone once will ensure that what gets deleted stays that way. You can find it in the Google Play Store here.

ResolutionTweet - random apps


We all have goals in life. Whether they’re year long New Years resolutions or just something you want to do for a month, it can be tough to remember that you want to do something. That’s where ResolutionTweet comes in. This member of our random apps list is an app that focuses around setting and completing personal goals.

It can be something complicated or something simple. Some of the examples from the app include not drinking soda for a month or drinking water more frequently. It’s garnered a pretty high rating on the Google Play Store thus far so it’s worth checking out if you’re up for making some resolutions. You can find it in the Google Play Store here.

RunKeeper - random apps


The next app on our random apps list is already pretty popular. It’s called RunKeeper and it’s a jogger’s best friend. It can be used for a variety of things, but it’s main function is to keep track of how far you’ve been running. It uses your GPS to track how far you’ve run and how fast you were running. In short, it helps give you a better idea of how well your workouts are actually working.

It has a plethora of other features. RunKeeper is compatible with over 80 applications like Fidbit to help create a network of apps for your health. You can also set exercise goals, see your running history, and all kinds of other stuff. If you’re a health nut with room for another exercise app, then RunKeeper is worth checking out. Click here to find it in the Google Play Store.

SeatSync - random apps


The days of scalping tickets are coming to a close. These days people buy and sell their tickets using online means like Craigslist. However, the next app on the list of random apps brings a much more streamlined way of selling and buying tickets. It’s called SeatSync and it gives you access to ticket sales in your area.

Here’s how it works. Scalpers post their tickets to SeatSync. Then, prospective buyers can find tickets they like, open a dialogue with the seller right there in the app and arrange to buy them. This is highly preferable to places like Craigslist, where communication can take awhile and you may need tickets right away. Like eBay, sellers can earn ratings from buyers so when you’re looking to buy from a scalper, you can see their history to make sure you’re not getting scammed. If you’re one of those people who arrives late and needs tickets, SeatSync could be wildly helpful. You can find it in the Google Play Store here.

Sudoku - random apps


The last item on our random apps list could arguably be the best Sudoku app in the Google Play Store. The app is aptly named Sudoku and if you enjoy the number puzzle game, then you’ll probably enjoy this one. It’s a little old school, but Sudoku fans are among the most loyal out there.

There is one caveat to this application. It’s actually a paid app, although it says it’s free in the Google Play Store. The free one comes with 40 Sudoku puzzles. Using in app purchases, you can purchase difficulty packs that include 400 puzzles each. There are 4 total so for $4 you get 1600 Sudoku puzzles. The interface is clean and simple and really it’s just you playing some Sudoku. If you’re a fan and want to grab it, check it out in the Google Play Store here.

Random Apps Wrap Up

That about covers it for our random apps this week. Be sure to check back in next week for more random apps to try out. As always, if there are some fun apps you think we missed, feel free to leave us a comment down below to let us know.