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Everyone has appointments and events that need to be remembered – whether it’s a case of remembering an appointment at the doctor, or that you need to pay a bill – and your Android device is a perfect tool for keeping track of things.

Whether you have a tablet or a phone, it’s likely that you have it with your most, if not all, of the time, and unlike a traditional paper diary, it’s something that you take care to ensure you don’t lose. Jorte Calendar is a powerful personal organizer app that replaces whatever stock calendar tool was provided with your device.

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Dead Trigger is the ultimate in zombie-thwarting action. It’s a slick first-person-shooter laden with outrageously gorgeous visual effects and heart-thumping drama. If recent games like Zombie Farm have left you believing that zombies are actually kinda cute, this will completely reverse your opinion.

Dead Trigger features stunningly immersive gameplay, graphics that will make you weep with joy and sound that lowers you right into the action like a parachute into hell. Read on to find out exactly why that ‘High Maturity’ rating is so necessary…

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Whether you are a true bartender or just playing one at your next party, Cocktail Flow makes short work of serving up everyone’s favorite libation. The app wows with its easy to use (and easy on the eyes) interface, making it the best designed, most über functional cocktail app on Google Play. Having this app on your Android phone is like having a Gary Vaynerchuk for cocktails in your pocket.

The app is a gold mine with its cocktail recipe database that in addition to suggesting similar cocktails, tells you which cocktails go with the ingredients at hand, and how to optimize your shopping trip to eliminate last-minute beer runs. The app’s functionality extends well beyond an appified recipe book.

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As a photographer, I never thought I’d use my smartphone’s camera much, given that it obviously doesn’t have the capabilities of a DSLR. But lately, I’ve learned to love it for what it is – a simple camera that’s on hand whenever I need it – and that’s really the best kind of camera you can have. Having come to terms with my phone camera, I now use it for discreet street photography, making note of locations and props I could use for upcoming photo shoots, and working on my composition.

I’ve been hankering for a solid photo editing app, though – something that offers at least a smidgen of the control over how pictures turn out that desktop apps like Adobe Photoshop do. There are a fair number of editing tools out there, but none seemed to have the complete package of features, usability and fine-grained control over various parameters that I wanted. Then, I discovered Aviary.

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Music apps these days either play music or recognise music that’s already playing. One app in particular does both, and more.

musicXmatch finds the lyrics of whatever song you are currently listening to on your Android. It’s great if you are a death metal listener but can’t really understand the screams.

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The world we live in is beautiful. Photographs allow you to see far more of it than you could ever dream. Occasionally, I come across one or two fantastic pictures of great scenes that amaze and astounding me. Till now, it’s been hard to find a tool which compiles all of these into one database – but 500px could be it. Transferring the quality and class over from the popular webpage, this new Android app has a promising future.

500px gives you an enormous variety of images, all high quality and superb. Taken from an enormous amount of photographers you can easily pick out the best.

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Phone calls have pretty much been the same since the advent of the telephone. You make a call and you converse. Only the basic exchange of auditory communications goes on. I know today there are apps that communicate in many other ways, such as face-to-face video calls (Skype and the like), but the everyday phone call remains the same.

The creators of the Sidecar app have something to say about that though. Sidecar, and the sharing it enables during phone calls, has the potential to change the way we think of phone calls altogether. Imagine being able to share photos, video, contacts, and even your location all during a phone call. Sidecar makes that possible.

As you’ll be able to see, if some of the tools that Sidecar offers take off, the phone call could be changed forever.

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I have been a big fan of Basecamp from 37signals for years now. I think it’s the best project management system; easy to use, you don’t need to log in to use it (thanks to email integration), and it has some great features. Plus it’s mobile! Well…it was until they upgraded to Basecamp Next, which got a new API and a new design that doesn’t have a mobile friendly interface. This was a big bummer for me. Luckily, Everest came to the rescue.

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There’s no shortage of zombie games in the Play Store, but Zombie Café is the only one in the Cooking Games category.

I’ve seen many tower defense games pitting zombies against all sorts of enemies but I guess no one really thought about zombies as viable characters for a restaurant management game – until now. The result is a thoroughly engaging and witty gastronomical experience you’ll never forget.

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Have you ever needed a way to jot down great ideas or notes quickly and easily, while still keeping them well-organized? If so, you should give mind mapping a go – and Mindjet is my favorite app for that. It allows you to easily mind map ideas, schedules, payments, or anything else you need to know and organize on your Android phone or tablet.

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