Android apps of the day [August 18, 2012]

Today’s Apps

  • Todo.txt Touch: manage your Todo.txt list and sync to Dropbox
  • Avoider: a free, challenging game
  • Minus: share images, photos, and files

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Apps for August 18, 2012

Todo.txt Touch

There are a thousand million Todo apps out in the world, and all of them are different. Todo.txt Touch has its own special ability: rather than storing your todo list in some complicated, proprietary database, it stores the list in a simple text file that’s sync’d to your Dropbox.

Todo.txt is an awesome idea, and a great app. It takes a very simple, cross-platform thing–Dropbox–and builds upon it to allow you to have a todo list synchronized between all of your computers and devices. It supports all of the regular todo features, too: you can manage tasks, add priorities, and mark items as much as you want. However, the underlying database is clear as day to anyone with a copy of Notepad or Gedit, meaning you can edit it from your SPARCstation if you really wanted to.

The desktop app for Todo is command-line only, but its syntax is easy to learn and it even makes it easier once you’re used to using it. Todo.txt Touch is a must-have app for anyone interested in synching their todos in a cross-platform, easily readable way.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.0.1

Requires: Android 1.6+

Download size: 639KB

Todo.txt Touch on Play Store

[via Smarterware]


Are you looking for a brain-bending game that’ll test your reflexes? One that’ll cause you to stop and think about your next move? Avoider is the game you’ve secretly been longing for.

Avoider’s concept is quite simple. You’ve got to navigate the blue and red balls to opposite corners of the screen. However, you don’t just control one ball at a time: they’re constantly moving in the opposite speed and direction of each other.

Avoider is a fun little game, and is definitely worth playing. It’s simple, but at the same time very complex, and it makes a great brain bender. If you’re looking for a fun game for your phone or even tablet, download Avoider today.

Price: First stage free | Six stages in-app purchase

Version discovered: v1.0.0

Requires: Android 2.2+

Download size: 8.7MB

Avoider on Play Store

[via Android Police]


There are a thousand file sharing apps for Android, and they’re all different. Some specialize in uploading and sharing photos, while others accept all files. Minus is a combination of the two: it lets you share any file you want, but places a special emphasis on media files.

Minus has a great interface, both on your phone and on the web. You can very easily upload any media file you want, including videos, music, and images (including animated GIFs). It even has a special tablet design, making it one of the few file sharing apps that looks great no matter which devices you’re on.

You like to share photos, just like all of us. Minus lets you upload single shots and albums, and edit them when you’re done.

Overall, Minus is an awesome file and media sharing app. If you’re looking for a way to share your files and media with anyone you want, Minus is a must-have app.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v3.1.0.2

Requires: Android 2.1+

Download size: 4.5MB

Minus on Play Store

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