weekly-apps

Better late than never, it's our "Hey, it's the holidays, cut us some slack" edition of our weekly apps roundup. Many of you may be getting your first Android device, and we are sure you are extremely happy about it. The Android market is loaded with many great applications, but let us take you through some of our favorites of this week, and be sure to check out all of our other suggestions here.

weekly-apps

Better late than never, it's our "Hey, it's the holidays, cut us some slack" edition of our weekly apps roundup. Many of you may be getting your first Android device, and we are sure you are extremely happy about it. The Android market is loaded with many great applications, but let us take you through some of our favorites of this week, and be sure to check out all of our other suggestions here.

 Sean Brunett - SNesoid

snesoid

I featured NESoid a few weeks back, and now it’s Super Nintendo’s turn to shine with snesoidSNesoid. With SNesoid, you can play your favorite Super Nintendo games on your mobile device. The app costs $3.99 but is well worth it as you can bring favorites such as Street Fighter, Super Mario, and Zelda in your pocket. Download the app, then download SNES Roms, which you can find with your favorite file explorer. The latest game I downloaded was Super Mario Kart, which plays fantastic but takes some getting used to. Enjoy having a portable SNES console on the go with SNesoid! [Market Link | AppBrain]

Chris Kerrigan - Endomondo

endomondo

I love to work out, and I frequently will go on long 2- or 3-mile runs to help keep myself endomondoin shape. Wouldn’t it be great if you could track your workouts? Well, with Endomondo you can. The app allows you to choose between a very generous selection of workouts, from running, cycling, skating, and even swimming. It times your workout, and uses your devices GPS to track your movement. You can also set goals from within the app, and have it play music straight off of your phone while you work out. While you're working out, you can also haveEndomondo update your progress live to it's website so others can track your progress. Maybe a little stalker-like, but a neat feature nonetheless. There is tons of other functionality I can’t cover here, so if you do a lot of working out, you’re definitely going to want to check this one out. [Market Link | AppBrain]

Jared DiPane - Quickboot [Root users only]

quickboot

While many members of the Android development community build right into their ROM's the ability to reboot the device or to boot to recovery right from their standard power menu, unfortunately not everyone does. Whether rooted or not, there is no easy way for everyone to reboot their device with a simple click, but now you are able to. Quickboot is a free application in the market that allows users to easily reboot their device, reboot to recovery or bootloader, or just simply power down if they wish. If you are looking for even just an easy way to reboot your device, this is a great choice for you. [Market Link | AppBrain]

Jerry Hildenbrand - Need For Speed Shift

Need For Speed Shift

Since I've done nothing but play this non-stop since it went on sale for $0.99 I figure this is a great candidate for my app of the week choice.NFS-S QR  The premise is one we're all familiar with, as it's the same as most racing games -- advance your career by winning races, use the prize money to buy new vehicles and improvements for them. What puts NFS-S above the rest of its genre, to me at least, is the smoothness of the gameplay. Even on phones with less than stellar graphics performance, NFS-S is smooth, with nice fluid graphics and great responsiveness. The controls are simple, unless you want them not to be -- you can set it to be as simple as following the track arrows by tilting your phone, or make things more manual for the expert. (I like the simple method :P). NFS-S is not compatible with the Galaxy Tab, and many users with Galaxy S phones report problems. With the large download after purchase (96 MB) and the new 15 minute return window, I want to let you guys and gals know this right up front. I can confirm that the gameplay on the Evo 4G and Nexus One is just fine, and on the Nexus S it's easily the best 3D racing game I've tried. Get Need For Speed Shift while it's on sale for 99 cents -- you won't be disappointed. Now, if you'll excuse me, Tokyo's twisting streets are calling me. [Market Link | AppBrain]

Jesse Potter - clockr

Clockr.  Text-based clock widget.

clockr QRI'm a total sucker for widgets, especially if they help pull a theme together. Text-based clock widgets are all the rage lately, so in that regard Clockr offers nothing new. But where it does stand out is its customizability. Clockr allows you the specify font colors, and alternating color patterns -- which makes it perfect for themes. When added to a matching dock, and wallpaper, Clockr adds a nice elegant touch to your home screen.  [Market Link | AppBrain]

Chris Parsons - TwitVid

TwitVid

TwitVidSharing media from our devices isn't exactly hard but it isn't always easy either. When it comes to Twitter there is a ton of apps that allow us to Tweet but sharing media on Twitter is sometimes difficult especially if said media is video. TwitVid, allows for uploading of videos direct from your device to TwitVid making the whole process as easy as two or three clicks. The app is available for fre in the Android Market and is one of my personal favorites. In addition to the uploading you can also tweet from within the app, it'll ask if you want to add a message. The best part is when upload, the video will also be converted to mobile formats for any of your followers. An essential app for sharing video in my opinion and easy as pie to use." [Market Link | AppBrain]

 
There are 10 comments

RWBaker316 says:

Nice heads up on Endomondo, it's a really sweet little program. You guys should do an article on all the best Android Fitness Apps out there. Now to check out some Need For Speed...

draconus says:

For the clockr post, what icon pack are those icons from? I love them! Where can I get them?

Jesse Potter says:

Those are from the Breathe icons pack. Get it here: http://benrulz.deviantart.com/#/d2kwkug

moosc says:

Love new market download needforspeed for .99 have 15min to try it but it took 18min to dl extra stuff so stuck with the game

Blah says:

Need for Speed Shift works perfectly on Incredible. Well worth a $1.

muskrat2k1 says:

NFS Shift has been working flawlessly on my Epic. And certainly can't beat that sale price.

dragonol2 says:

Seconded... works absolutely perfectly on my Epic with no lag or issues or anything... love every minute of it... and it looks AMAZING

shammer64 says:

Looking for good (no, great!) craft beer...try BeerWhere. [Market Link]

sleepy#AC says:

Yes, NFS Shift plays great on the Streak. You really can't beat it for only $.99. Games are getting much better.

sisblub says:

for the clockr post, what weather widget are you using? thanks!