Sunday, 29 April 2012

my top 10 apps/games atm

as i said in my last post, im going to share my top 10 apps/games at the moment.
they're really not in any particular order and i dont know if they're available on all smart phones but they're deffo on most android phones.
here goes!

1. "Battery Widget"

this is what it looks like when you go into it.
i like it cause its (free! and) handy to know the percentage of battery you have left, with my phone (htc wildfire s) it tends to look a lot less than it actually is so now i dont panic wondering if its gonna go flat!
it sits in the top left of your screen in a little box with a number in the middle (the number is the % of battery left)
it recently had an update so when you go into it now, instead of just "ok" at the bottom, there is ok, settings and battery use. - battery use will let you know what has been using up your battery.

2. "Instagram"

i've only had instagram about a week - i fell in love with it straight away! i absolutely love putting different effects on pictures - it often makes them look so much better.
its completely free but you do need to sign up when you get it which is quick and easy to do. it kinda looks a bit facebooky on the home page, blue bar along top and bottom and a newsfeed in the middle full of pictures from people you follow.
along the bottom is home, popular, camera, news and profile.. its not just a camera with a photo editor, its almost like a social network too.
when you've clicked camera, followed the promps of taking a pic and edited and chosen an effect, in the top right the arrows will save it and take you to the next part where you can upload it to twitter, facebook etc. it also saves in your pic gallery on your phone. ive not really been using it socially if im honest, mainly cause i only have 2 friends that also have it! if you enjoy putting effects on your camera you will not be disappointed in this app.

3. "Snake '97"

lets be honest - who DIDNT love snake on the old nokias back in the day?! i for one missed it greatly so imagine my excitement when i found it on the android market! oh sorry "play store" it is now..
it turns your touch screen into an old nokia so you just touch where the numbers are. it takes a bit of getting used to at first but it does get easier, although ill be honest, every now and then i press the wrong one as you havent got buttons to keep your fingers in the right place!
in preferences you can change the speed and have the option of sound and tactile feedback (which can make it a little easier).
when the game is over you are able to share your score with a picture on facebook, twitter, instagram, email, kik etc.

4. "Draw Something"

 well i dunno about you but i dont actually know many people that dont have this app! the fun i've had playing it..!!
if you sign in via facebook you can play against any facebook friends that also play by going to 'create game.' to delete a game swipe your finger across the screen next to their name.
bacially, you have to draw something (you're given a choice of 3 words) and your friend has to guess what it is from your drawing and some jumbled up letters. when pictures are guessed correctly, coined are given. with coins you can get more colours to draw with which is mega handy as you're only given a few to start with. its really addictive and can be such a laugh!
i purchased draw something after using draw something free cause the adverts annoyed me (they're too long) apart from the adverts there not a lot else different to be honest, nothing noticable to me anyway.. was only 63p or something like that.

5. "Kik"
kik messenger is a cross-platform messenger service, connecting all your friends that own smart phones.. for FREEEE!
you can send messages, pictures and smilies and have group chats. if you have an android phone there are extra add ons like "sketchee" where you can draw pics to send each other too.
you can change the colour of your chat box and the thing i like most (other than the fact its free) is that it tells you when your friend has read your message. next to your chat box will be either an S (sent), D (delivered), R (read) or "..." (usually when your signal is bad and its trying to send) and at the top it tells you when they're writing back too.
there are many free messenger apps available but i really like this one, it does everything i want and more and i managed to get everyone i send too many txts too on it too, bonus!

6. "Pink Friday"

the nicki minaj app. say no more. (although i will)
when you go into the app you have the choice of: nictionary, news, music, photos, events and social.
the nictionary is words nicki apparently uses, with an explanation for what they mean. press play and her voice reads it out. some of the words are quite amusing!
for anyone (like me) that really likes nicki minaj, its a great little app. for anyone that doesnt mind her or doesnt like her, its probably not for you.
this is the only app on the list you cannot get for free.. ive never been someone that likes to buy apps - there's usually a similar version with a different name for free!
although i only paid 63p which is nothing really..

7. "Ringdroid"

judging by the name this may only be available on android phones.. but as with a lot of apps, there are many available.
i chose this one because it seemed like the most popular so i assumed it must be good! i havent been disappointed.
this app enables you to cut a clip out of a song from whichever part you want, for however long you want and then set it as your ringtone, message tone or alarm.
its really simple and easy to use too which is always a bonus.. and again, its free.

8. "Where's my Droid"

what a handy app this is! again, im pretty sure this one is only available on android but im sure there are plenty others?
basically, if you've lost your phone, you can text it from another phone using your 'attention word' and it will ring out loud, even if you've left it on silent! wowwweeee!
of course, your attention word or phrase has to be something nobody will ever send to you - and its probably a good idea not to tell them cause if they're anything like my friends they'll text it drunk one very early morning!!
the app can also get the GPS coordinates with a link to google maps if you're not near enough to hear it ring or if you need to track it down. although i havent tested that part, i imagine it could be handy if your phone is stollen?

9. "Flashlight"

another free app, doesnt need much explaining!
press the button for the light to come on, press it again and it will get brighter.. and again for brighter still.. and then again to go off.
it uses the led light from the camera so if you have a camera with a flash then you can get this app, if not, you cant.
i find it most handy walking from the car to the house at night or if i get up in the night, i dont need to put the main light on and wake my other half up (i couldnt go in the dark im a wimp!)
have you noticed i like handy apps!?

10. "Alarm Clock Xtreme Free"

I wouldnt go as far as to say its 'extreme' but i personally get on a lot better with it than the standard htc alarm clock.
with the standard htc one, the snooze and dismiss button are right next to each other. understandably when you're half asleep its not hard to press the wrong one!
after trying a few rubbish ones i come across this and find it much better. the thing i like the most is that you dont have to press snooze.. you can set it to snooze automatically after a certain amount of time so you dont even have to move! or you can lift it and give it a shake to snooze it. or both. (there are other options too and you can change the background colour)
i have mine on the give it a shake option but also have it snooze automatically for those mornings where i just dont want to move yet lol..

so that was my top 10 fave apps at the moment. i really do recommend them all!
what are your favourite apps? xxx

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