Android apps of the day [April 23, 2012]

Today’s Apps

  • MarketEnabler [Download blocked and unavailable apps by tricking your device into thinking it is from a different network or country]
  • LINE camera [Decorate your photos with frames, filters, brushes, stamps, and text]
  • AnkiDroid Flashcards [Study anything using flashcards, sync with desktop version of Anki]

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Apps for April 23, 2012

MarketEnabler

Google gives cell phone networks the ability to block specific apps from Google Play Store (e.g. tethering apps); and some apps are unavailable in some countries due to laws and regulations and what not. As such, not everyone has equal access to all Play Store apps. MarketEnabler is an app that tricks your device into thinking it is in a different network/country allowing you to download apps that would otherwise be blocked and unavailable. The catch is your device must be rooted and you must have BusyBox installed (BusyBox is free and is just a package of Linux commands) if you want to use MarketEnabler.

Tip: If you find MarketEnabler is not working, clear Play Store/Android Market cache and try again.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v3.1.1.3

Requires: Android 1.0 and up

Download size: 168 KB

MarketEnabler on Play Store | MarketEnabler donate key on Play Store

LINE camera

LINE camera is an app that allows users to decorate photos with filters, frames, stamps, brushes, and text. There are 18 filters, over 600 stamps, over 100 frames, and over 156 brushes; you can also create custom stamps using brushes and texts. You can either snap new photos with LINE camera (front and back cameras are supported along with flash, if you have one, and a timer feature) or use LINE camera on already existing photos. Once you are happy with the decorations you have made to a photo, you can save it on your device or share it via Facebook, LINE, Twitter, mixi, me2day, Cyworld, weibo, or renren.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.0.3

Requires: Android 2.1 and up

Download size: 8.4 MB

LINE camera on Play Store

AnkiDroid Flashcards

Dictionary.com Flashcards is an app to help you learn English words. AnkiDroid Flashcards is an app that allows you to learn anything using flashcards. AnkiDroid Flashcards has over 6,000 decks to pick from with users having the ability to create their own decks. If you have an AnkiOnline account or Anki on your Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X you can sync your decks and learning across multiple machines using your Anki account. Aside from that, AnkiDroid Flashcards is a fully functional flashcard app. When studying flashcards you can mark individual cards based on how well you know the question/information in the card and AnkiDroid will automatically figure out how often to show you the card again; there is the ability to individually edit cards in decks; there are three widgets you can use; you are provided with detailed statistics on how well you are doing with each deck; there is cram mode, night mode, and zeemote support; and more.

Price: Free

Version discovered: Varies with device

Requires: Varies with device

Download size: Varies with device

AnkiDroid Flashcards on Play Store

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, Android Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.

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