You want em, we got em. No, no. Not Samsung Galaxy Nexus devices, but instead applications to make your Android device even more fun than it already is. Jump past the break as we take another look at some of our favorites from this week.
Chris Parsons - TubeMate (Free)
While I'm sure there is a little Youtube policy bending happening here, TubeMate is on of those apps I always install on my devices for a number of reasons. Essentially, it allows you to download videos directly from Youtube for offline use but it does so in a that allows you to control the quality and in which format. You can download high res mp4 files, low res 3gp and even mp3 files where supported. Great for when say an ICS sandwich video gets pulled from the internet. Plus, it's free. You'll need to ensure unknown sources is enabled. [Tubemate.net]
Richard Devine - ScanToPDF Free (Free)
Over the years I've lost count of the number of newspapers and magazines I've kept purely for maybe one or two articles. This makes clutter, and clutter doesn't make for tidy households. The solution, produce a digital copy of the material.
Enter ScanToPDF Free. Of the apps I've tried in this field, this seemed to offer the best all round for me. Simply point, shoot, and let the app do the rest and leave you with your material ready to roll in pdf format. The quality and clarity of the converted pdf is superb (camera quality naturally affects) and being free means there's not much reason not to try it out. [Market Link]
Anndrew Vacca - Ghost Chicken (Free)
As Halloween's number one fan, I've already begun skimming the Android Market for the apps that will put me in the holiday spirit. This is what brought me to Ghost Chicken, a simple and addictive game designed for the haunting season. Think of Pac Man, but with a chicken and some spiders. It's mindless and light on the graphics, with just enough ghoulish decoration to fit in with the rest of the Halloween offerings. Your goal is to eat all of the candy corn and spiders by stretching the chicken's head through the winding maze. But here's the catch: if you overextend yourself, you're vulnerable to a spider bite, and thus a game over. It's free, so if you are really bored by its simplicity, no harm, no fowl. See what I did there? [Market Link]
Jerry Hildenbrand - Zappos (Free)
I have daughters, and a wife -- therefore this is the time of year I have to start shopping. Since I hate shopping with a passion, I decided doing it all online is the way to go this year. The ladies in my life were quick to tell me about Zappos when they found out I was going to buy all my holiday gifts online. They told me about all the great brands, free shipping, and big selection -- which promptly went in one ear and out the other. Not until my youngest told me Zappos had a mobile app did I do more than pretend to listen (at least I'm honest about it!). A mobile app means I can do my shopping while sitting in the car listening to Bob Seger while the gals are in the mall, or in my fortress of solitude on my porcelain throne. Now we're talking. The app is really easy to navigate, is broken down into categories and has plenty of filtering options. It even allows easy tracking of your orders right from the app. I'm glad I took the time to install it, and it's gonna save me a boatload of time while doing my Christmas shopping this year. [Market Link]