Every year there is new and updated apps released for Android devices. February this year, was no exception and in the following article we are going to look at some of the highlights of the February releases. We hope you feel that we have covered a wide scope of app types from map based trickery to photo management and PDF editing. While not all of these will be appropriate for everyone reading, we are sure we have gathered together a list that includes at least one app that will be of interest to our readers.
Citymaps is a social map platform that was originally only available for iOS devices, but has now become available for Android devices. It enable you to create a list of your favourite places and build personal maps that include those places. You can use the app to design a city walk with your friends, that pinpoints for example, your favourite historical sites on the map.
Lumific is a handy, mobile picture management app which has been popular in its beta form until now, when it has been released as a full version app in the Google Play Store. It is only available to Android users and has been designed to integrate with both the Snapfish printing service and Dropbox.
Lumific can search out and find duplicate or very similar photographs. Once it has done this, it gives a numbered badge to the one that would be the most shareable version of that image. By tapping on the numbered badge, you can then view the similar and duplicate images. The app also classifies all duplicates and similar pictures, which enables you to search for the best image based on a specific criteria.
ScreenPop is a fun app that enables you to send images to another person’s phone that will be viewable and visible on their lock screen. This means that they do not have to unlock their phone to see the image you have sent them. Be aware though when using this app that there is no other way for the recipient ‘s app to monitor the content of images sent. So let them know in advance and ask your friends and relatives to do the same, if they are going to send an image that could be classified as NSFW/H.
With iAnnotate, you can use your Android device to read, make notes on and share PDF documents. This useful and well conceived app has been updated now to have a better user interface. This makes using the app much easier and far more enjoyable. There is also updates that mean you can mark up your files before sharing them using a wider selection of tools including strikeouts, pop-up notes, shapes, typewriter, highlighter and the ordinary pen.
Any annotations made using iAnnotate are integrated fully into that particular PDF files and can be viewed and further edited even using external readers such as OS X Preview and Adobe Acrobat.
Another significant update to this app, is the price. Whereas in the past it cost $9.99, it is now available completely free.