Top Android apps and games of the week #21

If you’ve ever visited the Google Play Store on your phone’s browser and been annoyed at seeing the desktop version instead of a mobile-optimised view, there’s some good news, because the search engine titan has now made sure that the Play Store is mobile-friendly. And if you’re wondering which apps and games deserve your attention, you’re at just the right place. Here’s a list of new and updated Android titles this week.

AddapptAddappt (Free)

Managing and updating a long list of contacts has always been a problem. Although Google Contacts has solved this issue to some extent by syncing your contacts on the web, there’s still an issue of contact numbers being changed. Addappt came out for iOS last year and tackles this problem by asking you and your contact(s) to verify their email address, so that whenever they change their number, the change is automatically reflected in your address book.

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Beautiful Icon StylerBeautiful Icon Styler (Free)

If you don’t like the default icons on your Android device, it’s best to use a launcher. But what if you get the option to simply change those icons while keeping everything else the same? Beautiful Icon Styler, as the name indicates, offers you different icon packs to replace your default icons. The app supports stock the Android launcher, Google Now launcher as well as Samsung’s TouchWiz, LG and Motorola homescreens.

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This is a trial version offering up to three styles, but to enjoy the app to the fullest, you’ll need to make an in-app purchase to upgrade to the full version.

CM AppsCM Apps (Free)

CyanogenMod has become one of the most popular Android ROMs available for those who want to get more from their devices. The ROM not only offers far greater control over the settings of your device, but also comes with better apps than the stock ones. So, if you want to enjoy these apps without voiding your warranty, CM Apps is coming to your rescue. The app provides download links to various CyanogenMod apps which don’t require rooting to download.

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CricHQCricHQ (Free)

If you want more than just regular cricket updates and the ability to track scores, CricHQ’s latest update will definitely pique your interest. The app has donned a social element by allowing you to follow your favourite players, sending you notifications whenever they’re playing a match. What’s more, the app has tied up with some popular cricketers like Ravi Ashwin and Brendon McCullum who will share their statuses via the app.

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GmailGmail {Update} (Free)

Just last week, Gmail became the first app to reach the milestone of a billion downloads, and now the app is in news again with a slew of updates. Integrating Google’s cloud storage service, users can directly save their attachments to their Drive account. The app will also give you an explanation as to why a certain email sent to spam. You can also pull out the sidebar from the left for quick access to labels, settings and more from all the screens.

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KloutKlout (Free)

Ever wondered about your worth in terms of your social media activities? Klout is a popular service that tracks your activity on social networks like Facebook and Twitter and gives you a score out of 100 for the same. It also understands what you usually share, to suggest more articles from around the web, which in turn increases your influence. The app also lets you schedule your content.

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SecretSecret (Free)

We all have the urge to share our deepest secrets or make a confession, without revealing our identity. Ever since its debut on the iOS platform last year, Secret has become the go-to destination for spilling the beans anonymously, and now you can do that from your Android device as well. Interestingly, it also gets some features that are not even available in the iOS version, including separate tabs for friends and exploring secrets from all over the world. The app extracts your friends from your contact list and if your secret is liked by them, it then travels to their contacts and so on.

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Blazin' AcesBlazin’ Aces (Rs 58.12)

Blazin’ Aces is an aerial dogfighting game where you are in control of an ace pilot plane and your mission is to destroy the enemy forces. The game features great visuals and the fact that it’s 2D makes it even more challenging. The difficulty increases when you have to control your plane along with shooting enemy planes.

OTTTD (Rs 177.65)

OTTTD stands for ‘Over the Top Tower Defense’, which means that it’s largely a tower defense game with a bit of role-playing and strategy thrown into the mix. The result is some insanely addictive gameplay with the main aim being to build a tower. In addition, you’ll be commanding an army and will have to move them around the map to wipe out enemies.

Statue of Liberty
Statue of Liberty – The Lost Symbol (Rs 200)

Step into the shoes of special FBI agent Susan Pierce, and unravel the mysteries behind the disappearance of one of America’s most important symbols – the Statue of Liberty. In your search, you’ll also come across the many unknown secrets of Liberty island, which will help you piece together facts about the disappearance. The game features interesting gameplay coupled with good graphics and intriguing puzzles.

Also check out one of our favourite Android appsPushbullet, which with the latest update, also allows you to mirror notifications from your primary smartphone to other Android devices.

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