Didit! For Android Is Clear For iPhone Plus Customization & A Few More Features

Just recently, we covered a gesture-based to-do list Android app called Koalcat’s Clear whose interface and functionality seemed to have been inspired from (or rather, were spitting image of) the popular Clear for iPhone, which displays tasks in a thermal heat map of sorts, depicting their priority. Being an exact replica of the app, Koalcat’s Clear had to face some severe criticism from users of Google’s rival mobile OS. While sticking to the app is no crime whatsoever, if you want a better, more original and slightly more customizable solution, check out Didit! – a free to-do list manager for Android that sports the same gesture-based and heat map-like UI. However, the originality of Didit! lies in a couple of its very own features. These include the option to list your tasks under multiple user-created lists, facility to have your lists and underlying tasks sorted in multiple ways, and on top of all that, the option to select from various colorful themes to make task management a little less boring. Read More

Lost Phones & Personal Information: Precautions & Recovery [Guide]

Things were a lot simpler and safer back when the mobile phone technology was new, and in use by only a few people. Then came the SMS, which was then followed by making internet access available on these mobile handsets. Today, over 45% of the world's population is covered by a 3G mobile network, while countries, such as Norway, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States are already moving to 4G networks. Over 90% of the worlds population is covered by 2G networks, supporting GPRS and EDGE. Point being, with the rise in demand and supply of smartphones, and with these devices slowly becoming affordable as well, more and more people are increasingly connecting to the internet everyday and communicating very sensitive information at times. With this need, and at times, the urge to stay connected, our mobile phones today carry more than just our phonebook and texts. Read More

LINE Camera For Android: Photo Styling App With Countless Brushes, Stickers, Fonts & Effects

Even before photo-editing and sharing sensation Instagram hit the Google Play Store, there were plenty of other wonderful apps that allowed Android users to embellish their photos with filters, stickers, brushes, font styles, badges, borders and what not. No matter how saturated the photography genre of the Google Play Store may have become, there is always a new contender that catches the attention of users with something unique, or an insane amount of features. One fine example of photo editors that offer the latter is LINE Camera, a new addition to the store. While the purpose of LINE Camera is pretty much the same as any other app from its genre, the overwhelming number of different options that it contains is what makes it special; that and the ease with which it lets you use them to spruce up your photos. You have the choice of working on a fresh image, or importing one from your device’s gallery, and once you’re done editing, you can share the photos across a plethora of social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Cyworld and more. Update: You can now grab the app for iPhone as well. A link to its iTunes App Store page has been added at the end of this review. Read More

Birthday Calendar: Get Alerts For Facebook Friends’ Birthdays & Schedule Wishes For Them [Android]

If you belong to a social circle where forgetting your friends’ birthdays is considered to be no less than an unforgivable crime, and yet, you repeatedly fail to keep track of all those dates, then you should try Birthday Calendar for Android . Birthday Calendar focuses solely on helping you with staying in touch with your Facebook friends’ birthdays. Once configured, the app lists all your Facebook friends’ birthdays that are falling anywhere within the next 30 days on the calendar. Apart from that, the app displays the exact age that a friend will turn on his/her birthday, and the number of days/hours left before you can start congratulating and celebrating with them. That’s not all; there is also an option to create a custom birthday greeting that the app automatically posts to your friends’ Facebook Timelines at midnight on their birthdays. Read More

Flashify: Quickly Switch From Chrome To Another Browser To View Flash Content [Android]

Chrome for Android debuted in February this year, and has since been lauded by many as the best Android web browser in the Google Play Store courtesy of its highly innovative and extensive set of features. True, it is still only available to the tiny portion of Android users rocking Ice Cream Sandwich or higher on their devices, but as Google’s latest OS expands its reach to more and more devices, and developers strive harder to create ICS-based custom ROMs, the browser might grow to become the default web browser for a vast majority of users. Though, when that happens, one gripe that we are most certain to hear is the browser’s lack of support for Flash. This brings us to the question at hand: how to enjoy Flash content on your Android phone while using Chrome as your default web browser? Nightshade Labs seem to have come up with a rather effective solution in the form of Flashify. Read More

How To Root HTC One S On Android 4.0 ICS

HTC One S has now been rooted thanks to XDA-Developers forum member paulobrien. The One S can be said to be the younger brother to the HTC One X, with still specs impressive enough to challenge most modern day Android devices. The best part, you get to run Ice Cream Sandwich on a handsomely large 4.3” Super AMOLED screen. Like the rooting guide we covered earlier for the HTC One X, the rooting procedure is more or less the same, using the superboot image which is basically a modified boot.img. Read More

Infinite Painter Is Perhaps The Most Comprehensive Drawing Tool For Android Yet

If you’re into serious graphics designing, or are a casual artist with a special fervor for painting, and think that your Android smartphone or tablet can't present you with a comprehensive drawing platform (other than the usual doodling and scribbling apps made for kids), then Infinite Painter might surprise you. The app's features truly do justice to its name. These include plenty of realistic and customizable brush styles, support for pressure sensitivity, multiple symmetry modes (X-Axis, Y-Axis, Arbitrary Angle, Radial, and Kaleidoscopic), a canvas that supports multi-touch, option to import images from device’s gallery, camera and/or Google’s Image Search to place them on the canvas, option to work with as many as six different drawing layers, color blending and image correction tools, auto-save progress at frequent intervals, and atop all that, an extremely user-friendly interface. Read More

Ultimate Special FX: Make Your Videos Look Like Explosive Clips From An Action Movie [Android]

TechCat Mobile debuted in the Google Play Store last year with their powerful video editing and sharing Android app, AndroMedia Video Editor. The team is back in action with a fun app called Ultimate Special FX that lets you add high quality special effects - like a fake air strike, missile strike or car crash - to your videos to make them look as if they were clips from a action movie. The app’s concept – and for the most part, the UI – seems to have been inspired from previously reviewed iOS app, Action Movie FX. The explosive movie clips created with the app can be stored to your device’s local storage, viewed within the app’s native video player, and shared with friends on the go. Read More

Google Currents Now Available Worldwide, Allows Translation & Syncs Faster [Android, iOS]

Google Currents, a Flipboard-like customizable RSS and news feed reader, hit the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store last year where it managed to amass quite a userbase. The app, at the time of its release, was available in the US only, and faced some serious criticism for its rather slow content syncing. Well things have changed, and quite drastically too, with the latest update that the app has received. Google Currents (v1.1) now comes support for all countries, and as many as 44 different global languages, can translate complete feeds in 38 languages upon request, and supports displaying local trending stories for various countries. The biggest improvement, however, comes in the form of the faster content syncing; news sources now sync at a blazing speed that is claimed to be seven times the original sync speed. Read More

Bump: Now Transfer Photos To Your Computer By Bumping Your Phone With The Space Bar! [Android, iOS]

Getting photos off your iPhone (or into it, for that matter) has never been exceptionally easy (especially when compared with Android). Taking photos with the iPhone’s camera is no issue, granted, but when it comes to importing photos from your PC to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, iTunes is generally your only bet. When we connect these devices to a PC using the USB cable, the camera roll is accessible, but imagine being at a friend’s place and wanting to transfer your recent snaps to their PC, and finding yourself wanting a USB cable? Such situations are not uncommon, and they’re proportionately frustrating. The infamous iOS and Android app, Bump, brought with its rather-peculiarly-silent update an awesome transfer method for all your photos from your phone to any computer, particularly for iOS devices (doesn’t mean it isn’t supported on Android). Details past the break. Read More

AfterFocus Makes Photos Look As If Taken With A DSLR Camera [Android, iOS]

One of the most amazing aspects of modern-day mobile devices are their powerful cameras, which allow users to capture images good enough in quality to be made to look, with the help of an app, as if they were captured using a DSLR camera. Developed by MotionOne, AfterFocus is one such app that has recently been running hot among iOS users for its DSLR-like lens and motion blur effects that can be applied to user defined areas of a photo, the ease with which this is achieved and the amazing results that it produces coupled with a unique set of filters. Well, the app is now available in the Google Play Store as well, and it doesn't come as a surprise that it is, unlike its iOS counterpart, available for free (AfterFocus for iOS has a price tag of $0.99). Read More

BlingBoard For Android: Widget For Call, Messaging, Facebook & Twitter Alerts/Updates

The option to check your latest email, messaging and social media notifications/feeds on your phone via homescreen widgets is one of the things the Android platform is revered for. Fresh to the Google Play Store, BlingBoard is a slick and beautifully designed Android homescreen widget that adds a bit of style to the aforementioned concept, and lets you view your latest missed calls, unread text messages, emails, Facebook and Twitter feeds under one roof. The widget is a collection of five main tabs that provide you easy and instant access to notifications pertaining to each of the aforementioned categories without requiring you to launch apps for each. You can view the 20 latest updates within each category, call your contacts back, send a quick reply to received text messages, and post directly to your Facebook Wall and Twitter timeline. Read More

Morning Routine Makes You Scan QR Codes To Silence Its Alarm [Android]

Getting out of bed early in the morning is not always easy, and the fact that we can easily extend our sleep with a mere push of the snooze button on our alarm clocks/apps only worsens the situation. If you own an Android device, you can easily put the sleep demon to rest with Morning Routine – an Android alarm app that ensures it isn't too easy for you to turn the alarm off every morning. In this regard, the app prompts you to scan a barcode/QR code or a sequence of different barcodes via your device's camera in order to silence the alarm for good. Unless the same code specified by the user is scanned, the alarm will continue ringing. The app also lets you specify a particular URL that will be opened automatically upon silencing the alarm, to help you catch up with overnight social media news, updates from your favorite website or radio channel. That’s not all; the app also maintains a detailed statistical record of your sleep cycles, and displays all the recorded data on a graph. Read More

Adobe Reader For Android & iOS Updated With Digital Signing & Support For EchoSign

Adobe Reader for Android, iPhone, iPad & iPod touch has just been updated (to v10.2.0) with quite a few significant additions and improved features; two of the most noticeable of which are the new Ink Signature tool, which lets you sign your PDF documents, and the option to fill out PDF forms right from within the app. Not just that, the app now also supports Adobe EchoSign, which can be used to send documents to other users for e-signing purposes. You no longer need to rely on other electronic document signature tools to get your digital documents signed on the fly. Other than that, the update also brings several other useful features, such as the option to supplement PDF files with sticky notes, link URLs and/or any part of a document to another PDF file for easier navigation, improved annotation, in-app search, text highlighting, underlining and strikethrough options, and plenty more. Read More

Fast Facebook: A Faster, More Efficient Facebook Client For Android

Fast Facebook is an unofficial Facebook app for Android, developed by Team2Soft, that attracts with its catchy looks and, quite obviously, its title. As its name suggests, Fast Facebook is an attempt to provide Android users with a faster, more fluid alternative to the rather slow and slightly annoying official client of the world’s premiere social network. Read More

Naked Trailers Now On Android: Enjoy HQ Trailers Of New & Vintage Movies

ReelzChannel has been consistently providing TV viewers with quality content relevant to their favorite movies for a while now. Their popular show, Naked Trailers, is dedicated to bringing you trailers, previews, celebrity interviews, reviews, special features, and video clips pertaining to all the latest as well as previously released movies and featurettes. The Naked Trailers mobile client has been availbale in the iOS App Store for quite some time, and now, has been released for Android as well. The app provides you easy and free access to an amazingly rich video repository that features movie trailers from even the early 1940’s. Whether you wish to take a glance at the trailer of a movie that is scheduled to be aired on Reelz TV, in a nearby theater, via a soon-to-be-released DVD, from your favorite past decade, or is close to being released all over the world, Naked Trailers has you covered nicely. Read More

Ovoto For Android: Snap Photos, Create & Share Polls To Get Help With Hard Decisions

It is a well-known fact that the best way to utilize the concept of crowdsourcing these days is to use it in combination with various social networks that boast a substantial userbase. One fine example of this can be seen in Ovoto – a free Android and iOS app that lets you create polls by using nothing but a simple image grabbed from your mobile device’s camera. Polls created via Ovoto are then shared on Facebook, where your friends can vote to help you reach a decision regarding your dilemma. You can create as many polls as desired, and each poll can last for a limited time only, ranging from a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of two hours. In addition, you can also use the app to view and vote on all the polls created by your Facebook friends. Ovoto has been around in the iTunes App Store for quite some time whereas its Android variant has just made its way to the Google Play Store. Read More

HoneyGram: Honeycomb & ICS Instagram Browser With A Built-In Collage Creator [Android]

The official Android client of popular photo editing and sharing app, Instagram, was released in the Google Play Store last week where it managed to amass a record 1 million downloads within just 24 hours of release. Clearly, an overwhelming response that has to be attributed to the app’s gorgeous retro filters, easy image sharing, and an extremely active community, all of which was initially available to iOS users only. If, however, you’re an avid Instagram fan looking for alternate ways of exploring all the network, then you must consider trying HoneyGram – a free Instagram explorer that sports several different ways to browse the network's public images and a built-in editor that allows you to create photo collages from your favorite Instagram albums. Read More

WordCam For Android: Convert Your Photos Into Awesome Text Art

The Google Play Store may be filled with a plethora of photo editors, but apps that let users convert images into typographic art are still rare. WordCam is the newest, and perhaps, the best addition to Android apps of this genre. The app allows you to snap a fresh image, or import one from your device’s gallery to transform it into a work of typographic art using a font type and words of your choice. you can even fine tune the way the defined text that reforms the photo. Read More

Get The Latest Deals For PC, Mac & Linux Games With Game PromoBox [Android]

If you’re tired of sifting through the websites of various online game distribution platforms/stores in search for the latest deals and promotional giveaways on offer, and are looking for a solution that provides all of this information under one roof, look no further than Game PromoBox – a free Android app that lets you view and share exclusive offers and giveaway announcements from various popular online game distributors, including GamersGate, Green Man Gaming, Impulse, Desura and Beamdog. Sporting a slick interface, Game PromoBox comes with a reputation of fetching the latest gaming content from all aforementioned distributors for common platforms, like Windows, Mac and Linux. Apart from being your one-stop shop for listing all the latest deals regarding your favorite games, the app also helps you instantly navigate to the website of the store from where you can place your orders. Read More