It’s been a while since I’ve shared my latest Android app obsessions with you. So here are the some that I keep coming back to.
Bag It! is a surprisingly addictive game for me where you have to bag cute looking groceries without crushing your eggs or chips. I’m not a perfectionist about my groceries but I hate it when the cashier puts the bathroom cleaning spray in the same bag as my food or puts ALL of my heavy items in one bag. It drives my husband nuts to watch people bag our groceries so he will often take over. Since his first job was a grocery bag boy, he’s particularly obsessed with this game. Bagging groceries might not sound exciting, but when the eggs cower because you’re holding a watermelon over them, it’s hilarious and scary at the same time. There’s even a level where the point is to crush as many items as you can. I think that’s my favorite level. Cost: $1.99
GoodReads I fought really hard about joining the social reading site, GoodReads.com. I mainly joined this year to keep track of what books I’ve read and what I want to read. I don’t really use the social part of it much. That’s why I like the app so much. I can quickly scan the bar codes of my books to add them to my virtual bookshelves. I can update my reading status or mark a book as read from bed since that’s where I do a lot of my reading. I only wish the app let me see my 2012 reading challenge progress. For that, I have to visit the site on my desktop. Cost: Free
Sandbox by Famigo. I absolutely love this app. Sandbox is an interface that keeps your phone safe while your children play on your phone. Now I don’t have to worry about what apps my toddler plays because this app culls only the kid-friendly ones from my phone. The app also keeps him from making phone calls or texts and blocks ads and internet usage. My toddler won’t be able to make any accidental purchases either. You can read my full review on Tots2Tweens. Cost: Free
Cookies and Milk I originally downloaded this app for the kids, but sometimes I find it very relaxing and meditative to play. It’s a simple concept. You bake cookies, decorate them, and eat them with a glass of milk. You can make the cookies from scratch or use prepared cookie dough. There’s even real recipes if you want to make them for real. My kids love decorating the cookies with sprinkles, icing, nuts, even gummy bears. Once your cookie is done, you just tap the screen to “eat” it. Cost: 99cents
What Android apps have you recently discovered?