Top Android apps and games of the week #34

If you’re bitten by the shutterbug syndrome and are feeling a little creative with photos captured using your mobile device, then this week we’ve got some interesting apps which give you the ability to do much more than shooting vanilla photos or videos. Along with that, there are also some customisation apps as well as a seemingly impossible game.

AfterlightAfterlight (Rs 58.65)

Looking for an advanced image editing tool? Your search ends right here. After gaining popularity on iOS, Afterlight has just been launched for Android devices. The app offers a wide range of options to change brightness, saturation, exposure, shadows and colour temperature of the image. Once you have perfected the image, you can then add finishing touches to it using 50 filters, 66 textures and 77 frames included in the app.

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BlurBlur (Free)

Your phone’s homescreen is your window to everything you do on it, be it making a call or accessing an app. That’s why customising it to your own tastes is very important and different launchers enable you to do that. Blur is the latest launcher in the town. It’s seemingly an alternative to Google Now launcher at first glance with the usual features like widgets, grid resizing, etc., but has a few more tricks up its sleeve. The launcher allows for various pages of the apps, just like a dedicated Google Now page on the homescreen. For now, these apps are the developers’ own EvolveSMS and Talon, but any app maker can tailor their apps for the launcher.

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FragmentFragment (Rs 120.61)

Unlike most  other photo-editing apps which simply change colours, exposure of the image or add filters, Fragment gives an artistic angle. As its name suggests, it adds prismatic photo effects to the images. Once you choose the image, then you can resize, rotate and crop it… and then begins the fun part as you can fragment your image and turn it into beautiful-looking prism-like glass pieces in any shape you can imagine.

Fragment 1 Fragment 2 Fragment 3 {Update} (Free) is one of the most popular services in India helping you find the ideal set of wheels. With this update, the app has gone through a UI overhaul making it easier for you find car prices, compare them, see their specifications and more. The app also lets you find the best deals on used cars. 1 2 3

RoveRove (Free)

Rove is your journal in the digital age which tries to log your day automatically. The app logs all the places you visit and photos you captured, along with giving you the facility to add a note in the journal entry. You can revisit any of the journal entries and while your data is private, you can also chose to share it with friends.

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WeTransferWeTransfer (Free)

WeTransfer is one of the most popular and no-frills sharing solution for sending any kind of file to anyone in the world. The app has a simple UI and allows you to send files of up to 10GB for free, without any registration. It also gives you the ability to pause and resume your uploads. The app supports various taps and gestures to select files and scroll through them.

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Zoe (Beta)Zoe (Free)

The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC is planning to bring its signature software experience to other Android devices. The first app in this pursuit is Zoe, which allows users to create extremely short videos of up to 3.6 seconds each. You can create videos by combining your pictures or even remixing them with videos captured by your friends. It also offers the option to share the videos with your friends over social networks.

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PAC-MAN FriendsPAC-MAN Friends (Free)

PACMAN is one of the oldest games ever, but this mobile version has a number of twists. You can make use of the device accelerometer to move PAC-MAN through the maze with the objective of rescuing its friends from the ghosts’ castle. You also have to ensure that you don’t run into the pack of ghosts led by Blinky. You can also unlock cool powers like invisibility to ghosts, wall crashing and more.

Swing CoptersSwing Copters (Free)

Flappy Bird, Dong Nguyen’s first game was an instant hit and got people addicted because of its retro-style graphics and easy-to-play but hard-to-master gameplay. If you also liked the game and were disappointed because it was pulled off from the Play Store, then give Swing Copters a try. The new game has the same graphics and the bird, but this time it wears a propeller hat to move upwards. Go ahead and give it a shot, but be warned that it’s frustratingly difficult to play, even more than Flappy Bird.

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Also have a look at the updated Pushbullet app, that has recently added a universal clipboard functionality so that you can easily copy and paste between your Android device and a Windows-based computer.

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