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Pullshot helps organize screenshots on your phone

Screenshots on your mobile device are easy to do, but can sometimes be difficult to handle. It’s okay if you just occasionally take a screenshot here and there, but if it’s part of your job or you’re just a compulsive screenshot taker, then it becomes harder to find and organise them into folders. The Pullshot app aims to make your life a little easier by helping organise them and even syncing them with other third-party apps.

FlickKey keyboard says flicks are better than swipes

On-screen keyboards, even something as different as Minuum, often use taps or swipes, or even both. Now there's third gesture that wasn't to jump into the mix. With FlickKey, you still do a very minimum amount of tapping, but once you put that finger down on the screen, all you need to do to type out words is to flick.

Loklok turns your friends’ phones into a group whiteboard

Did you ever wish that you could turn your mobile phone into an Etch-A-Sketch and then be able to send your scribbles to your friends? While there are a lot of sketch-type apps there, Loklok’s messaging app is probably the only one that lets you virtually write on your friends’ lock screen in real time, that is if you both have an Android phone.

Theftie app gives device theft security for free

A lost smartphone – whether by theft or by a more benign misplacing – is always a problem for handheld device users. That is why there are a lot of security/locate-my-phone apps out there in the market. The issue is in finding one that is intuitive and smart as it is practical for the user. The “Theftie – Find My Phone” app is not the perfect handset security app, but it has potential, and it is free to download.

Google Now can now “occasionally” remind you of tasks

There are some things that you need to remind yourself to do everyday, like call your mom, write down your to-do list for the day, or drink your vitamins and medicine. Then there are those that you don’t need to do everyday, but also not just for today or tomorrow, but every once in a while, like get a haircut, clean your room or okay, call your mom. Google Now has added an “occasionally” option for moments like this.

AppSpot is an app launcher in disguise

To say that Android has many homescreen replacements and app launchers is an understatement, but AppSpot could still manage to stand apart from the crowd. While it may behave like any other Android app, its sole purpose in life is to find and launch other apps. Yes, AppSpot is an app launcher that is an app.

Android Wear bug blocks paid apps due to encryption

If you already have your hands on one of the earliest Android Wear smartwatches and are itching to get a hold of some dedicated Android Wear apps, you might want to hold of cashing out on a new paid app for a while. At the moment, installing paid Android Wear apps are silently failing due to an encryption mechanism in Android that is used to prevent paid apps from being pirated.

SphereShare app unlocks photospheres from around the world

One of the best things that has come out of the proliferation of high-quality cameras in smartphones is, not the emergence of the selfies, but having access to thousands of amazing looking panoramic pictures from all over the world. The SphereShare app for Android is one of the best ones out there, collecting over 24,000 photospheres and putting them into an ecosystem that is easy to search and share.

TripAdvisor now allows offline browsing when traveling

When traveling to a new place, we all know that it is crucial to do research beforehand so you’d know where to eat, where to shop, which places to visit, etc. Sometimes though, you need to visit a travel website when you’re there already, but you know that roaming charges are a headache. TripAdvisor, one of the most popular travel recommendation and ratings website, now has an offline feature that can help you with this problem.

G3 TweaksBox app allows more customisation of your LG G3

So you finally got your hands on your very own LG G3 and you’re more than happy with it. The thing though is, like most people who are never truly satisfied with their gadgets, you’d like to have a little more room for more customisation and tweaks on small things like changing some display items, increasing your message recipients, hiding some notifications, etc. The good thing is that a G3 TweaksBox is now available on the Google Play Store for your tweaking delight.