From Octopi with 4 tentacles instead of 8 to smooth alarms instead of those annoying wake up noises, this week we have you covered from dusk till dawn. Make sure to let us know what you’re thoughts are.
1. Quadropus Rampage (Get it for your android) $3.99
If an octopus had four tentacles instead of eight, it would be called a quadropus. If that creature got seriously pissed off and decided to kill everything in a leveled, roguelike brawler, you’d have Quadropus Rampage. This twin-stick isometric fighter lets you assign different weapons and abilities to each of the hero’s four limbs, getting through as many waves and bosses as you can before your inevitable defeat. The game is free, with the usual IAP upsell.
2. Google Keyboard (Get it for your android) Free
Not dissimilar to popular alternative touch keyboards, Google Keyboard offers great swipe and gesture based typing, simply lifting your finger to finish a word, leaving the spacebar sad and neglected. With dictionaries for 26 different languages, alternative keyboard layouts, and even Voice Typing for easier note taking on the go, this is one of the most comprehensive and accurate keyboards around.
3. G Cloud backup (Get it for your android) Free
Phones get lost, stolen and misplaced every single day. In this hectic life we’re leading, it’s hard to remember where you placed your keys, so having a backup plan is always a must! With G Cloud installed, one can rest assured that all the precious contacts and data can never be lost. You can get up to 8GB of free storage, and if you want to backup all your app&game settings just download the key for rooted from here!
4. Warmly (Get it for your android) $1.99
Some alarm clocks use the most obnoxious noises in the world or mathematics to wake you up. Some even have you spin in circles. Warmly has decided to take the other side of that coin. By setting a kind of ambient noise that would be pleasant to wake up to, including nature, a morning train ride, coffee brewing, and many more, increasing the volume gradually over a few minutes, it hopes to wake you up calmly and naturally.
5. Teambox (Get it for your android) Free
TeamBox is another workplace enhancement service that manages tasks and projects between a workgroup. There’s nothing special about it, but without a mobile client, these things tend to be useless. Go forth, Teambox users, and be fruitful… or at least manage your time and assets to maximum efficiency while remaining committed to long-term goals. Whatever office people do these days.
6. Glide – Video Walkie Talkie (Get it for your android) Free
Imagine a world where text messages were videos instead of text. Now imagine
that world is actually a place you want to live in. It certainly isn’t for everyone, but Glide’s “video walkie talkie” service has been gaining steam, especially among those who are predisposed towards video chat anyway. You’ll need a Facebook account to use the beta Android app, but it works seamlessly between Android and iOS.
7. One Tap Hero (Get it for your android) Free
One button/one touch gameplay has always been fairly challenging to design for, especially in innovative new ways. One Tap Hero from Coconut Island Studios goes the way of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. By that, I mean they make your taps heavily context sensitive, depending on what is near the hero at the time you tap, from ladders to switches or whatever.
8. Todo Pro Beta (Get it for your android) Free
You’re not just one of those slacker to-do people. You’re a To-Do PRO and you need professional tools for your time management. For those who are underserved by Astrid, Google Keep and the like, Todo Pro offers syncing tasks integrated with a browser-accessible website, sub-tasks, repeating tasks, starred tasks – there are a whole lot of tasks going on here.
9. Giganticon – Big Icons (Get it for your android) Free
Because sometimes you just need a big freaking icon. Giganticon isn’t actually a set of icons, it’s a widget that pulls down app images from the Play Store, up to 512×512, for enormous and high-resolution homescreen shortcuts. It’s perfect for kids or those with poor eyesight, or maybe even a car dash project.
10. Zeel (Get it for your android) Free
Zeel is a network of licensed massage therapists, ready to be dispatched (and paid for) right from your phone. As with all of these kinds of apps, its usefulness will depend on you being in an urban area. But if you are, and you just really need a back walk, there are worse ways to get it.