Top Android Apps of the Week #38

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Aircel BookMate
Firefox and Firefox Beta
TouchPal X Keyboard

This week’s biggest news in the Android world got to be the sequel to hugely addictive Angry Birds Star Wars game. And, even if you’re bored with this game or such kind of games doesn’t suit you, then try Dumb Ways to Die game. The game follows the viral video created last year for awareness amongst people to adhere to safety precautions during travelling in metro. If you’re able to free yourself from these games, lets check out the apps which comprises of majority of updated apps this week-


Aircel BookMate (Free)

Our mobile phones and tablets are a good way to read books and magazines on the go, instead of carrying them in our bag. There are quite a good number of apps enabling the same coming from the big companies like Google and Amazon. However, that doesn’t deter our Indian cellular company to launch its e-book app tied exclusively to Aircel subscribers. The app allows users to purchase comics, magazines and novels and read them as well.

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We hope that the app does provide some special benefits/ discounts to Aircel customers as it doesn’t offer anything different from other apps which are available cross-platform.

Updated App(s)

FirefoxFirefox (Free) and Firefox Beta (Free)

Firefox remains one of the most popular browsers available on computers and its also brings the same robustness and speediness with it. The latest update to the app brings the Night Mode feature allowing to read better in the night, capability of sharing tabs between two NFC enabled devices and Quick Share makes it easier to share the webpage with others.

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If you like to be always ahead of the curve, then Beta apps of any software are a great way. The Beta version of Firefox also got the above updates along with a useful feature called Guest Mode so that you can easily give your device to your friend without worrying about your web history. Winking smile

FlipkartFlipkart (Free)

India’s ecommerce poster boy Flipkart has just given a much needed revamp to its Android application. While the previous version of the app seemed like to website wrapped as an app, this update brings the native support for devices. Users can view the complete catalogue of vast range of products available on Flipkart by selecting categories. If you simply want to compare price of a product when you are shopping offline, simply point the Flipkart’s barcode scanner to the product. The best part is that the app shows you recently viewed products even when you are not connected to the internet.

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With the app, no need to be on computer every time you want to purchase something, simply use the Flipkart app from your smartphone!

MaxthonMaxthon (Free)

Maxthon Cloud Browser, the name says it all, the app ensures that all your data is synced across platforms and even computer and mobile devices. With the update, the app now dons a new User Interface with sliding browser window allowing users to make full use of gestures. It’s NewsBites feature which allowed users to readily read content from their favorite websites, now can be auto-updated via Wi-Fi and hence allows offline reading.

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TouchPal X KeyboardTouchPal X Keyboard (Free)

Although touchscreen marked the end to the glorious era of qwerty keypads, their efficiency and accuracy can’t be question even now. That’s why various developers are trying to enable various innovative ways of using touch keyboards. One of such ways is swiping gestures to type a word and now the technology is going even a step further by allowing swiping gestures to write a whole sentence. The TouchPal app gives this useful functionality which even predicts what may come after numbers (2nd, iPhone 5S, etc.)

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QuickOfficeQuickOffice (Free)

If you’re looking out for a perfect document viewing and editing solution on Android devices, then probably this app can end your search. The QuickOffice app was recently made free by Google and can open all kind of Document, Presentation and Charts. While most of the apps may render files in Microsoft Office format incorrectly or incomplete, QuickOffice natively support the format and hence can even open the charts made in excel/ PowerPoint easily.

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What’s more, if you install the app before September 26 in your device, you will be getting an addition 10 GB of storage on your Google Drive account.

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