Android apps of the day [April 8, 2012]

Android has over 450,000 apps. With so many apps out there, app discovery (aka finding new and useful apps) is extremely difficult. With our Android Apps of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three apps, allowing our readers to discover new apps, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our Android section to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for April 8, 2012

The Whip

Ever felt the urge to crack a whip… without actually cracking a whip? Then The Whip is the app for you. The Whip is a simple app that makes a whip cracking sound; you can either tap the screen or move your device in a whip cracking motion and The Whip will crack a whip for you. If you really enjoy cracking whips, you can try to top the “Leaderboard” scoreboards which shows how many times other people have cracked their whips.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.1.1

Requires: Android 1.6 and up

Download size: 1.7 MB

The Whip on Play Store

FX Photo Editor

“As the name may suggest, FX Photo Editor is a photo editor for Android. With FX Photo Editor users can apply any of 110 preset effect filters to new or existing photos; and perform other editing features such as crop or rotate, adjust exposure, color, white balance, curves, and histogram, and add texture, vignetting, or border. Once ready, images can be saved on your device or saved and shared via any app that accepts image inputs such as Gmail, email, messaging, etc.

FX Photo Editor comes in two edition. FX Photo Editor Free is ad-supported, has about half of the 110 effect filters, and limits users to saving images as either 640×480 or 1024×768 resolution; FX Photo Editor (paid) is ad-free, gives access to all 110 filters, and allows users to save as 2048×1536 resolution.

Price: Free, $3.53

Version discovered: v1.1

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 7.1 MB

FX Photo Editor Free on Play Store | FX Photo Editor on Play Store


Elements is a puzzle game for Android. In Elements the goal is to match elements with each other. Each level has two blocks of fire, wood, metal, water, and/or earth each with non-element blocks serving as obstacles. You have to move the element blocks by flicking up, down, left, or right and navigating around the obstacles until you have matched each element block with the other corresponding block. Once you have matched all the element blocks, the level has been completed and you can move on to the next level. Element has three game modes, “Challenge”, “Arcade”, and “Time Attack” with a total of 500 levels between these three modes.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.0.2

Requires: Android 1.5 and up

Download size: 6.9 MB

Elements 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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