Best new Android apps for February 2010

Feb 25, 2010
Games

Smart phones and their apps continue to hold our attention as Apple considers adding a new “Explicit” category for its iTunes App Store, but that’s not yet a problem with Google Android.  Since the Android platform is open source, there are no shortage of Android apps.  Unlike Apple’s issue of rejecting iPhone apps, there are […]

Smart phones and their apps continue to hold our attention as Apple considers adding a new “Explicit” category for its iTunes App Store, but that’s not yet a problem with Google Android.  Since the Android platform is open source, there are no shortage of Android apps

Unlike Apple’s issue of rejecting iPhone apps, there are plenty of new Android apps in the Android Marketplace, many of which don’t deserve a second look.  But we’ve managed to find a few worth mentioning.  Below are the best new Android apps for February 2010.

Android apps for productivity

Android users will sympathize with the loss of their phone’s contacts if they’ve ever synced with their Google account.  Save your contacts on your phone with the Contact Manager Android app before your next contacts sync.  For about $1.40, you can afford to err on the side of caution.

ColorNotes Notepad Notes is a simple Android app, but it has a few specific features that can help with your daily tasks. The free Android app has a dictionary look-up, sticky-note widgets and a checklist note format you can use to make to-do lists, shopping lists, or whatever else you need.  Sharing options for notes let you email items to yourself and others.

AliveChat has already made a name for itself with its iPhone app, and now it’s available for Android users as well.  The free Android app will let you chat live with visitors to your Web site, without having to stay tethered to your computer. Keep your Web-based business going without missing a beat.

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Android games

For a space-age twist on the classic brick-breaker game, try Meteor Breakout Demo.  The free Android game offers colorful levels and plenty of features for giving your blaster some extra oomph.  The full version has upwards of 100 levels for continued game play.

Number-game lovers that would like to try something other than Sudoku can try out TenByTen.  Fill the entire board with numbers from 1 to 100 using some simple addition and skill.  Consider the free Android game Minesweeper with numbers.

Android apps for media-sharing

You use your Android phone to chat and also to make notes to yourself.  The free Recordoid Dictaphone Lite Android app lets you speak notes and send them via email to yourself or others. With GPS integration, you can also mark audio notes for various map locations.  Redordoid Dictaphone even has a tape player interface — old-school but cute nonetheless.

Tweetatorium is a free Android app that helps you upload your phone’s videos to Twitter through various Twitter apps such as Twitpic and TwitGoo.  The recent updates include photo uploads to your Twitter app of choice.  Add captions to uploaded items. Tweetatorium appears as a “Share” menu option for your phone’s media.

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