Apps of the Day: Tumblr, Onavo, and More


Every day we peruse the Android Market looking for the best, worst, interesting, and most unique apps in an effort to sift out a few gems. We call it Apps of the Day. We can’t guarantee that every app featured below is a real winner, but each is worth at least a quick look. It’s all in an effort to help you, our faithful readers, get the most out of your Android handsets. Read on to see what we found today!

Tumblr – Tumblr has completely revamped their Android application, launching today with a new look and several key improvements that should make updating your micro-blog from your smartphone easier than ever. Along with a new user interface catered to the software and hardware of Android devices, users can now manage multiple blogs with a single swipe, more easily share content from their phone, and scour their address book for additional tumblr friends to follow. The update offers an immensely improved experience over the old app. [Market]

Onavo Lite – While it doesn’t quite feature the data-shrinking power of the currently unavailable full version of Onavo’s services, Onavo Lite gives Android users a peek into the data consumption of their applications, allowing control over how apps use data and when they can use it. If an app unexpectedly turns into a data pig, Onavo’s got your back. We’re still waiting for the ability to reduce overall data consumption without reducing a phone’s workload, but for now that feature remains iPhone-only. [Market]

SnaPanda – Dictionary apps are pretty useful when you come across a word you don’t know the meaning of, but the trouble is they aren’t all that intuitive. Enter SnaPanda, a clever take on looking up words that mixes Google Goggles-esque text recognition with a dictionary, allowing you to literally tap a word on a book’s page and find the definition. Focus your phones camera on the area of text containing the word, tap the specific word, and let SnaPanda do the rest. [Market]

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  1. Thanks for including SnaPanda ! Very pleased to see our app called “clever”. Feedback from Phandroid fans very welcome. Cheers, Brad

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