Apps, apps, apps! We get it, you guys love yourselves some applications. And because we love you, we are here with our weekly helpful hints at some great applications! With more than 70,000 applications in the market it can be a little difficult to decide, so we bring you some of our favorites each week! Check out this week's choices after the jump.
Jerry Hildenbrand - Divi Clock Widget
Divi-clock is a digital clock widget, thats super customizable. You can pick the widget size (1x1, 2x1, or 2x2), and edit the colors to get the perfect clock to complete the look you're going for. It's functional, too! A tap on the widget opens a menu where you can choose to look at your calendar or clock -- and even these are user-adjustable if you prefer something other than the stock apps opening. Now that I'm using a launcher that hides the notification bar, I need something to tell me what time it is, and Divi-clock does it with style. [Market Link | AppBrain]
Kyle Gibb - Awesome Drop
Awesome Drop is just that -- an awesome drag-and-drop app. Start your adventure with a trip to their website so you can get your unique PIN, this will be important. Open the Awesome Drop application on your device, enter your PIN and begin your file moving! Awesome Drop works amazingly well. It requires no paring or logins from Dashwire's website and works instantly. Already, I wish they had a desktop widget for OS X that would pair with my phone and allow me to send files to it with only seconds of effort. In addition, allowing the app to run in the back so it could receive files at any time would be simply amazing. Everyone should take the 5 minutes to check out Awesome Drop, it will blow you away. [Market Link | AppBrain]
Ali Fazel - Fox News
Finally, an official app from Fox News. I have suffered through mediocre widgets and RSS feeds for long enough. Now we get an app straight from the source that has it all: news articles, videos, picture slideshows, highlights from your favorite Fox News shows, and a section for your favorites of each. Not on the main screen, but still a welcome feature, is the ability to listen to audio from Fox News radio in the app. Press the menu button, tap Audio, and then select a previous show or choose to listen live. This is a must-have app for any fans of Fox News. [Market Link | AppBrain]
Phil Nickinson - Deluxe Moon
If you're anything like me, you spend way too much time staring at the moon. OK. Maybe you're not like me. But the moon's still pretty cool, and we all should spend a little more time staring at it. But maybe you're stuck inside all day and can't get a good look at the moon. Mmmmmmm. Moon. Where was I? Oh, yes, the moon.
So that's where the Deluxe Moon app comes in. See the different moon phases, time until moonrise and moonset, waxing, waning, tweeting, plucking -- it's all there, and I can't -- stop -- looking -- at -- it. [XDA Developers | Market Link]
Sean Burnett - Home Switcher
One of the great aspects of Android is that it is so customizable. Virtually every part of the phone can be customized in order to suit your preferences; one such aspect is the homescreen. The stock homescreen is great, particularly in Froyo, but developers have been hard at work providing Android users with more functionality in home replacement apps. In order to decide which works best for you, it's a good idea to give each app a little time in order to see how it works day-to-day. Home Switcher makes switching between these different apps a piece of cake. Once you install the app and the home replacements, simply go to Home Switcher. Once you're in the app, it's very easy to figure it out. You'll see your default launcher at the top, followed by a list of all launchers installed on the phone. You'll have two choices next to each, "set default" and "launch." Toggling between them has never been as easy as this and it only encourages you to try out as many homescreen replacements as you can before you find one you really like. [Market Link | AppBrain]