My Favourite Apps of 2012

Here is just some of the Android Apps and Games that I used most often in 2012. It ranges from News Apps to some of the Best Games.

Falcon Pro for Android: This is hands-down one of the best paid Twitter Clients that has come out in the past year. It has a nice and clean UI and beats all the other Twitter Clients out there including most of the Free Clients.  

Download: Falcon Pro 

Falcon Pro New Tweet

Ski Safari: Is a highly addictive and simple game. The Game’s graphics and sounds are fantastic. Your objective in the game is to ski down a hill with the help of some Penguins, Falcons and a Yeti, all while trying not to be attacked by a avalanche. And there are a lot f achievements and unlockables that will keep playing again and again. 

Download: Ski Safari

Ski Safari in Action

Pocket (Formerly Read It Later): It is a simple application that allows you to take URLs with News Articles, Videos or any web page you can save it so you can view it later on. Pocket syncs to your phone, computer, tablet so you can view what you’ve saved at any time.

Download: Pocket

Pocket Mobile App

BeyondPod: It is a simple Podcast Manager, that has a nice, clean UI and you can Watch, Listen to your Favourite Podcasts.

Download: BeyondPod

BeyondPod App Interface

Pulse News: It is a news app with a beautiful interface, and can show an article in a clean and elegant view. Plus you can save your stories for later with Pocket and Instapaper integration. Or share a interesting story on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Download: Pulse News 

Inside the Pulse News App 

Flipboard: It is also another clean, nice-looking news reading app but in the different design. The Style is similair to it’s iPhone counterpart. And there are a variety of sources to add to your Flipboard. There is support for you to add your Facebook and Twitter to read both of those in the same design and layout.

Download: Flipboard

Flipboard in-app

Instagram: The popular photo-sharing social network made it’s way to Android in 2012, with over 100 Million Users, “It is a Free, Fun and simple way to make and share gorgeous photos” (without going overboard with all the filters). It has Facebook Intergration and some Twitter Intergration (actually when you select to share your photo on Twitter within Instagram, it does not show a card anymore but just a link to that photo on your Instagram page). 

Download: Instagram

Instagram Welcome Screen when first loading the app

Snapseed: It is a app that allows user to add different filters and effects (like Photoshop Express or Pixlr Express). This app was recently bought out by Google a couple of months ago, and Google updated the app to feature Google+ Integration and the app is now FREE, before it was owned by Google, it would have cost $4.99.

Download: Snapseed

The Snapseed Interface

Pixlr Express:  It is another photo editing app, that you can just add some filters, effects to add some details to your photos. It goes along with it’s Web-Based Conterpart and is owned by the same company that make Autodesk Sketchbook.

Download: Pixlr Express

Pixlr express Main Screen
Google+ :  A Social Network from Google. The New and improved Google+ app has be redesigned, with a new layout and design. The App has a magazine style layout on tablets. You still have access to your favourite features like Instant Upload, which automatically uploads your photos taken with your Android phone, Video Chatting with you and up to 9 Friends with Google+ Hangouts, see nearby streams to see what people near you are talking about and posting about on Google+.

Download: Google+ 

The Google+ layout

Google Drive: It is another Cloud Storage option with a Google Twist. It allows you to edit your Google Docs (like Word Documents, Spreadsheets, all from within the app). You can direclty upload files from your Android Device. Also Google Drive has some affordable monthly storage plans (5 GB FREE, 25GB for $2.49, 100GB for $4.99, 200GB GB for $9.99, 400GB for $19.99, 1TB for $49.99,  2TB for $99.99, 4TB for $199.99, 8TB for $399.99,16TB for $799.99)

Download: Google Drive

This is what the Google Drive app looks like

Songza: Songza is a music streaming service, that allows you to listen to music for FREE, with no audio advertisements and there is not listening limit. Songza’s “Music Concierge” can find the right music for your moments. You can share your favourite playlists via Facebook, Twitter or email. Songza was named Editor’s Choice by Google Play.

Download: Songza

This is what Songza’s Music Concierge looks like

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By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is a talented and versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more. He started TheCanadianTechie back in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”.

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