Daily Cool Android Apps [21 May 2011]

Okay, we’re back. The app list below represents the app recommendations for the today — May 21, 2011. Some highlights — There’s a convenient home switcher app, plus something for bookworms, a security tool, etc on the applications side while the games part includes a basketball game, an action RPG game, and finally, a gangsta crime-action game. All the apps and games are free with their link to android market for free download are just below the description.

Launcher Switcher

We simply can’t stop trying out the awesome home screen replacement apps called launchers on our android phone. Same for you too, right? Well, when you have such habit, you do need a good app that would let you switch between the various launchers pretty quickly. With Launcher Switcher, you can definitely do that — and that too, much conveniently with the app’s decent UI. Although, we had a good option in the ‘Home Switcher for Froyo’ application — in fact, this was our favorite — but Launcher Switcher is marginally one step ahead since it supports all Android OS right from version 1.6 to latest, while Home Switcher had to do with two versions. Anyway, the ides is, if you are looking for a good app to quickly use on launcher instead of other — and hate going to applications settings to clear defaults — Launcher Switcher is your best bet.

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=kr.mobilefirst.launcherswitcher” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download Launcher Switcher[/button]



Goodreads is free service with staggering 4.7 million members who’ve added total 140 million books to their lists. You can search the bookreads’ catalog covering around 8 million books to find which book you’re reading and then simply add it to your list — bookshelf, actually — and/or share with friends. Same ways, friends can share their books with you or simple recommend some. It’s a nice app for some one who qualifies for bookworm status, and mind you — there are many of us out there. Read reviews posted by your friends, which I think will definitely prove to be a smarter way to find interesting reads easily.

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.goodreads” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download Goodreads[/button]



MangoTalk is an all-in-one tool for enterprises who want a cohesive system for their employees wherein users can share files, maintain and share profiles, micro blog, get activity feeds and filters, and then there is an integrated search to get what you want from the whole of the directory. MangoTalk is a premium service with a free 30 day full trial available. Once your email Id is authorized with the MangoTalk’s service, you can use the app to connect with others users of your group who have the authorization to use the service.

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.ms.mangotalk” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download MangoTalk[/button]

BitDefender Mobile Security

BitDefender Mobile Security

BitDefender is a famous anti-virus software for PCs and now, this is available for your android phone too. Currently in beta, it offers anti-virus protection and uses minimal battery, as claimed by the developer. Distinguishing feature of the app to me is the use of cloud tech to scan malware so that you get the latest tools available even without the need to update your app often — which can prove too much since anti-virus definitions may need updates more than often. Other normal features — easy to find on other anti-viruses too — include, applications install scans, checking out which apps need what permissions, etc. It’s Free too.

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.bitdefender.security” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download BitDefender Mobile Security[/button]

SWF Player

SWF Player (Fast Flash Player)

It’s aim is simple — play the .swf files on your android phone. You need to have Adobe Flash player installed to be able to play the .swf files using this app. Both the apps are free, so, if you get a date with .swf too often, you shouldn’t miss this app. Features include: .swf file playback, Zoom in/out, Full Screen, Virtual Keypad, file browser, advanced settings (wmode, background color, wake-lock, rotation … etc), support swf file sharing, attached file(Gmail). That really is one good app to deal with .swf files.

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.issess.flashplayer” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download SWF Player[/button]

Demon Hunter

Demon Hunter

Market Description:

Demon hunter is a stylish action RPG game taking place in Akoron which is a different dimension. Your character doesn’t have assigned jobs like other games. But by mixing skills and characteristics, the user can create a unique job for characters. By playing main quests and sub quests, the user can perform fancy skills, cancel system and variety of actions after playing this game.

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.bicore.dhunter” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download Demon Hunter[/button]

Hoops AR


Market Description:

Awaken Your Ticket. Hoops AR shows the future of sports tickets.

What is Augmented Reality (AR)?

Augmented Reality is the concept of superimposing virtual content (such as rich 3D graphics) on top of a view of the real world as seen through your phone’s camera.

With Hoops AR, you simply view your ticket using an Android-based device (smartphone, tablet, etc), and then your basketball ticket turns into an interactive basketball game- awakening the ticket to life. Control the speed of the shot by using your index finger to shoot the basket.

Download and print the sample ticket:

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.BigPlayAR.HoopsAR” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download Hoops AR[/button]

Crime Inc

Crime Inc.

Market Description

Anything can be achieved with enough money in the right pockets. And with the right bodies in the morgue, your word will be law. Don’t be a coward; only fear can hold you back. Welcome to the life of crime, where corruption is king and honesty is myth. The world is yours to rule.

– build up your crew and equip them with custom weapons
– complete jobs to fund your crime syndicate
– expand your family to help you in epic wars with your enemies
– destroy rivals on the real time bounty list
– move up the ladder of the top 10,000 bosses
– always FREE to play

PLEASE NOTE This game can only be played online.

[button link=”http://market.android.com/details?id=com.uken.android.crimeinc” icon=”arrow” style=””]Download Crime Inc[/button]
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Kapil Malani

A die-hard Liverpool FC fan, Kapil is a big fan of Batman, Android and street Cricket. In that order, probably. Email: kapil@theandroidsoul.com

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