Editors’ Favorite Apps Week #1 – Boid, Nova Launcher, and More!
Tweetcaster – Free ($4.99 Pro Version) by Amaurys
TweetCaster is one of many Twitter clients on Android. They offer a free ad-supported version as well as the Pro version for $4.99. I have always used Plume on my devices but when using a tablet, some apps don’t look as great. Most Twitter clients look horrible on tablets, it’s usually the phone version blown up. The guys over at OneLouder (TweetCaster developers) took the phone version and amazed me with it on the Galaxy Tab 2. The app looks amazing, the best I think of any app. You have easy access to your Timeline, Mentions, Direct Messages, Retweets, Profile & Lists/Trending Topics. It looks great in portrait mode and landscape as well. Just look at the images below and you’ll see what I mean. You can also use multiple accounts as well as your Facebook from the app. If you have an Android tablet, or even just a phone, give the app a try and if you like it, buy the Pro version. It’s worth every penny.
Nova Launcher is an Android 4.0 based homescreen replacement that offers not only a smooth, fast, and fluent experience, but also allows for the user to fully customize their launcher to their liking. While some of the features are limited, and can only be accessed by purchasing the $4.00 Prime Edition, there is still many options that can appeal to almost every user. The Nova Launcher is free, with a Prime version for $4.00.
*Potentially. I’ve been using Boid of and on during the last two weeks and have little to complain about. It’s a beta, so they are missing features, but the ones in place work fine. At the moment it’s little more than a manual refresh. The design is in line with ICS, which I’m viewing as similar to Metro so this didn’t generate extra points for me. It’s neat, but that’s all. I look forward to it having more features, but then again, there are two other Twitter projects I’m more interested in.
They’re both hush-hush. I think in the end, with Boid, it’ll still be just another Twitter client with a visual that sets it apart, but bit much else.
So you use Google’s Adsense for all your advertisement needs, whether it’s on YouTube or your own personal website. It’s a little annoying having to log onto your Adsense account when you’re on the go, heck that’s the reason they made apps for websites. You can check out AdSense Dashboard by developer Gregory Block. Simply put, the application uses Google API’s to log into your Adsense account and display information on your account. You can view analytics to see page views, ad clicks, and a whole Smorgasbord of other options that help you maintain information on your ad revenue. You can’t edit anything though, so no worries about privacy or others getting into your account, it’s read-only!
I get a lot of packages and they all come from different place so I need an easy way to track them that doesn’t involve going to FedEx, USPS, or UPS site directly. Slice is one of those apps that you will not be able to live without once you download it. Slice automatically organizes and tracks all of your online purchases inside of its handy app. After you create an account, Slice will look through your emails and find all your online purchases and allow you to track them easily. The best part? Slice is 100% free.