This is page three of our Android roundup. Since it’s in the basement, please ignore the shag carpet. Few people follow an article this deep. The last of our apps are in here. Left over are apps to help you find fun things around town and some social networking and chatting apps. You’re gonna love ‘em. We swear.
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What’s Around Town
If you need to plan a date or just want to stop working and/or watching Netflix because you ran out of shows, try some of these apps. These will help you find a movie, concert, event, or just a cool place to visit around town. If you want to shop, we’ve got a few suggestions, too. Oh, and for those of you who want to do the exact opposite of what we’re suggesting, try some of these cooking apps as we slowly nod our heads in disappointment.
This app pulls in your favorite recipes from websites, including Epicurious, organizes them how you like, and shares them via the cloud. You can save up to 100 recipes with a free account.
Tell this app what ingredients you’ve got and it will conjure up a recipe from over 150,000 user-submitted options. You can also set search filters and engage with its lively foodie community.
This app helps you search for recipes so you’ll always know what’s for dinner. Plan out your meals for the week and generate a shopping list to make sure you pick up the right groceries.
Restaurant and Bar
You can set your location, the type of food you want, and your budget to find suitable local restaurants. There’s also a handy shake feature to get a random suggestion if you just can’t decide.
This is no-nonsense food finding. Get a big list or a map showing all the restaurants within a mile, check out detailed reviews, and filter your results to hone in on the right restaurant.
Craving a decent pint of Guinness, a breakfast burrito, or a good latte? Yelp will help you scratch that itch. It’s packed with user reviews, directions, and tips for almost every place around.
Things To Do
Find out what’s happening, book tickets, get details and directions, and find out what events your friends are going to. It covers festivals, conferences, concerts, and everything in between.
Covering more than 20,000 cities and millions of events, there are enough events in this app to tempt even the most determined shut-ins and couch potatoes. If that’s you, get out there and go!
Looking to buy or sell tickets for the big game, next month’s concert, or any other event? This is the most popular marketplace for it. Interactive venue maps ensure you get the seat you want.
Places To Visit
Uncover cool and interesting secrets wherever you are. This app suggests great things to do and see. Discover stunning architecture, historical sites, places to eat and drink, or special events.
Find places worth visiting with this app. It has some specific filters so you can find destination that have things like Wi-Fi or that are kid-friendly. It also highlights nearby Facebook friends.
Your friendly neighborhood places app connects to Foursquare and highlights some of the best locations around you. Get reviews, tips, and directions for the best businesses to check out.
Movies and Theater
If you want to know anything about a movie or TV show, you need IMBD. It’s the place to find out who’s in something, who made it, and absolutely everything else about it. Period. Best app.
Find out what’s playing at a cinema near you, watch trailers, and, when you’ve decided, buy your tickets through this app. It even offers tips on good restaurants and bars near your theater.
A streamlined glance at your local theater listings with trailers and reviews of all the top releases, this app can also work as a mobile ticket at participating cinemas. You can buy tickets, too.
There’s very little that you can’t buy or sell on eBay. The app is full-featured and much easier to use than the website. Bid on items, track your orders, and sell all of your unwanted stuff right here.
Why pay more than you have to? Use your Android phone to scan the barcode on any product at a store or at home to get a list of local and online sellers. Find the cheapest and nearest option.
Shop for the best bargains online with up to 90 percent off all sorts of things. Groupon leverages the power of group buying to bring you voucher deals you simply can’t get elsewhere.
Social and Chat
If you’ve read through this entire article and made it all the way down here, we’re a little worried DT may be your only pal. We’ll always be here, but you should really try to find a more reciprocal relationship with a human being (just one, not a publication full of them). These apps will help you find and speak sweet emoticons to that special someone … or chat about violent sports with a bro and drink hard liquor. Whatever you’re into, you can talk about it with these.
Chat and Texting
Send and receive texts and IMs with Hangouts, which is also a great app for group video calls with up to 10 friends. It’s packed with emoticons, and you can share photos and locations as well.
This cross-platform app lets you send and receive messages, pictures, audio notes, and video messages. It starts out free for a year, and then costs $1. It’s well worth a look for texting addicts.
If you want quick and easy simplicity in your messaging, then try Kik. You get sent, delivered, read, and typing notifications for conversations, and you can share videos and pictures w/ friends.
Google+ hasn’t taken off like the world’s search giant hoped, but it’s slowly becoming a busy destination for posting photos and videos. We use it as a free bonus backup of photos and videos.
The biggest social network on the planet right now has a decent official app. Keep up with your friends and family, jump into instant chats, and stay informed with push notifications.
Looking beyond your existing friends and family, Badoo wants to help you to meet new people nearby and share your interests. Ideal if you’re seeking romance, friendship, or a quick hookup.
Internet Phone Calling (VOIP)
The original VOIP service is now owned by Microsoft and boasts more than 250 million users. Free international voice and video calls via your data or Wi-Fi connection is hard to pass up.
You can call or text any other Viber user for free with this app. It’s fast, works well, and is packed with stickers and emoticons to personalize your messages. You can create doodles, too.
Video calls, voice calls, and messaging are all handled over your Wi-Fi, 3G, or 4G connections with Tango. You can also play games, send photos, and share music thanks to a Spotify tie-in.
The Tumblr app makes it easy for you to share anything from anywhere. You can post any kind of content to multiple blogs, save drafts for later, schedule posts, and then join in the discussion.
Avoid issues with the official app and try this instead. You can create posts, join conversations, and delete unwanted comments. It also lets you save drafts and supports multiple accounts.
This app mirrors the functionality on your WordPress blog and helps you create and edit posts. It’s a simplified version that’s easy to use, and it also displays reactions to your latest articles.
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