See the apps we have installed on our own phones and tablets this week
We're wrapping up yet another strong month of Apps of the Week columns, each of which bringing the latest apps that the writers here at Android Central are using. Nothing special about the last post of the month, though — we're going to keep showing off the apps that are on our phones and tablets today just like we always do. This week we have a great game, a few utility apps and a new way to view your Twitter stream. A well-rounded list, if we do say so ourselves.
Read along and see what apps we've picked out to show off this week, and see if one or two may just work for you as well.
Richard Devine - Amazon MP3 Mover
A little app this week that saves me a bunch of effort that I'm too lazy to put in anyway. The title of the app gives away exactly what it does, and that's move all your Amazon MP3 Store downloads from the default folder to another location on your phone. Most notably, your microSD card.
Whenever I buy music (and I've bought a lot over the years) it's from the Amazon MP3 Store, and using the Galaxy S5 with a 64GB microSD card makes this a great little tool. Everytime I download some music from my account, the app automatically reroutes it to the microSD card. Saving me time and effort and making me very happy in the process.
Download: Amazon MP3 Mover ($0.99)
Phil Nickinson - Google+
I'm cheating and highlighting a Google App, yes. But I'm the boss, so I do what I want. And it seems like a fitting tribute to the service that was led by Google's Vic Gundotra, who left the company this week after eight years. Google+ is not a ghost town. It's not shutting down. And if you have yet to try it, it's far past time. It's no Facebook or Twitter — and that's what makes it a great social network. You get out of it what you put into it, though. So share early and often. And have fun!
Google+ is probably already installed on your phone or tablet, so no download link. Just use it!
Simon Sage - Clumsy Ninja
Clumsy Ninja found its way to Android recently, which is a wonderfully-animated casual game. Players get their own little doe-eyed ninja that they take through a training regimen. That includes a trampoline, a punching bag, and even a basketball net to toss the hapless little guy through. As you master various training implements, you unlock new animations and the next tier of equipment.
There's no real "winning", and it barely qualifies as a game, but as an interactive toy, Clumsy Ninja is fantastic. The physics employed to bring the ninja to life and how he reacts to, say, you swatting him in the head or tickling his belly are flat-out adorable. Even the simple act of flinging him into the air and watching him flail is enjoyable. Within that framework, I don't mind the freemium model being used here, since you're basically just paying for more entirely optional objects to mess around with. Oh, and if you've ever got kids around, Clumsy Ninja will keep them occupied indefinitely.
Download: Clumsy Ninja (Free, In-app purchases)
Andrew Martonik - Fenix for Twitter
I have a love/hate (emphasis on hate) relationship with many Twitter clients, and although I may be able to settle on one for some period of time I'm regularly switching around. The latest one I've landed on is called Fenix, and my first impressions are pretty good. It's a well-designed (but not over-designed) Twitter client that offers a no frills experience.
Fenix has a good number of features including various customizations that let you choose the theme, link colors, layout and buttons. Image previews are big and beautiful (though you can turn them off if you want a compact timeline), and the timeline itself scrolls smoothly and gives you all of the regular Twitter features you expect. The one thing I'm missing right now is a nice widget (4x2 preferred), which I regularly use on my main home screen.
At $2.49 with no ads it was hard to pass up, and for a version 1.0 release I'll be keeping it on my device for a while to see how things work out.
Download: Fenix for Twitter
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