Android apps of the day [August 2, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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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 dotTech to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for August 2, 2012

JOT! Notes Widget

Need to take some quick notes? JOT! Notes Widget is designed for quick and easy access so you never have to wait more than a second to take a note.

JOT! Notes Widget is a homescreen widget that, upon being tapped, opens a small notepad. From here, you can jot down whatever you need to: groceries, phone numbers, an idea, Taco Bell orders, or the secret access codes to the United State’s secret store of nuclear weapons.

JOT! only has one note, so be sure to export it if you need to save it. It lets you export to Evernote and other, similar apps. It’s all around quite a nice tiny app for anyone who constantly finds themselves with the need to jot something down.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.12

Requires: Android 1.6+

Download size: 100KB

JOT! Notes Widget on Play Store


Looking to measure your runs? With RunKeeper, you can easily keep track of all of your runs with your phone’s built-in GPS. It can track distance, time, pace, and more, and is the perfect running companion.

RunKeeper is incredibly simple to use. It measures your distance, pace, time, calories, heart rate, and path, making it incredibly easy to see when you were doing what, and where. It also provides auditory cues, allowing you to know when and where you are without looking at your device.

Lastly, RunKeeper also comes with customizable interval workouts, and optional manual entry for runs on treadmills and other equipment. This makes it very easy to run outside one day and inside the next. Overall, RunKeeper is a great program to keep track of your runs and provide you with data about all of them.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v2.12.0.7

Requires: Android 2.0+

Download size: 4.0MB

RunKeeper on Play Store

[via Lifehacker]


Are you addicted to social media? Don’t lie to me, you are. Keeping track of everyone’s photos all of the time can be almost a full time job, and with dozens of apps to keep up with, you’re not making it any easier for yourself. Use Pictarine! Pictarine is a free app that lets you view photos of anyone you have on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and Tumblr.

Pictarine is a great-looking photo viewing app, and the ability to add virtually all of your social network accounts makes it even better. It supports Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google, Tumblr, Twitter, Dropbox, Live, 500px, Photobucket, and Shutterfly accounts, so there’s pretty much no way you’re missing an account.

With Pictarine, you can also share and like photos. It’s really a great app for combining all of your social network feeds into one beautiful photo app. It’s a great app, and anyone who loves to share and look at photos on social networking sites should definitely download Pictarine.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.0.4

Requires: Android 2.2+

Download size: 1.8MB

Pictarine on Play Store

[via AddictiveTips]

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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