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Android Apps of the month December 2011By Ryan Noik 2 December 2011 | Categories: internet general
With literally millions, if not billions of websites online, the chances of missing out on some gems are extremely high. StumbleUpon enables users to discover new sites by simply clicking a button.
This free app, which requires Android 1.6 and up, does this by offering up interesting websites for the user’s approval. Giving a site a thumbs up, enables the discovery engine to ‘learn’ what you like. Alternatively, users can also specify their interests or enter search terms and have only sites that match these shown.
Opening, reading and especially editing PDFs is invariably a painful experience, particularly on small screens. Repligo Reader goes a long way to easing this annoyance by enabling one to view PDFs as well as annotate and fill out PDF forms, as well as adding sticky notes and highlighting text.
The app also integrates with Gmail, Dropbox and Evernote, and functions very well as an e-reader for ebooks. The fast and responsive productivity app works on Android 2.0 and up, and costs R39.
If you want to turn your Android device into a comic book reader, or are just looking for a capable image viewer, then Perfect Viewer is ideal. The free app supports multiple file formats, including JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, as well as compressed formats such as CBZ, ZIP, CBR, RAR, 7Z and CB7.
A freely available plugin offers PDF support as well. The app, which runs on Android 1.6 and up, offers both left to right and right to left reading and five viewing modes.
Unicorn Dash is quite simple in concept, but in play, it is pretty addictive. You play as, you guessed it, a unicorn that has to run as far as possible across a series of disjointed cliffs. However, littering the hand-drawn ledges are obstacles you can either jump over or charge through.
Additionally, green gems and blue shields litter this horizontal platformer’s landscape, and timing your jumps appropriately enable you to gather both. Enchanting backgrounds and music make this free 7.1 MB title a must play.
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