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Kicksend tops Android Apps of the Week

by Kristen Nicole

Mobile media is meant to be shared, and Kicksend’s new Android app is all for it. Six months after launching for the iPhone, Kicksend enables easy, private sharing for photos and videos taken with your Android device. jetAudio also blasted through the sound barrier this week to offer audio enhancement and playback control for Android devices, while CallApp manages your contacts in a pragmatic fashion.

Kicksend (Free)

With a world of media sharing apps out there, Kicksend hopes to stand out from the crowd with a simple way to send photos, videos and other files from your Android smartphone or tablet. Armed with private sharing options, you can send files to any email address, and create groups of family or friends for sharing with several select people at once. You can send large batches of full quality files, regardless of size, and receive files just as easily. The Y Combinator startup lets you organize files according to your preferences, and leave private comments on anything shared across your network.

jetAudio Basic (Free)

Complete with BBE, ViVA and X-Bass support, jetAudio is one impressive media player that offers as sophisticated of a playback as you can get on mobile devices. Playing most digital music file types, jetAudio extends quality sound with various effects and enhancements. With 32 equalizer presets, you have the full range of tools to pull out the right sound. Customize your experience with the 10-band equalizer and other advanced functions, like playback speed control, crossfading and more. The Plus version (available soon) comes with hi-def BBE/BBE ViVA support, unlimited sound effects and no ads.

CallApp Caller Contact Manager (Free)

Quite popular in the Google Play store, CallApp Contact Manager adds layers of information to the people saved in your contacts list. Their universal contact book gets smarter with each interaction, combining web data related to your contacts in real-time. Considering most Android users have their Facebook account tied to their device, the CallApp manager is great for maintaining relationships and staying abreast of personal developments across your network. Every time you make a call, you’ll see pertinent information about the person you’re calling, including their last email correspondence, employer and mutual friends. You’ll also see the locations of where you were during your last call with someone, and you can send photos, other contacts and geotags during a call, even if the other person isn’t a CallApp user.

XFINITY TV Player (Free)

Having already released on-demand video for iOS last year, Comcast finally brings the XFINITY TV Player to Android. Free to download, you’ll need an existing XFINITY/Comcast account and Android 2.4 or higher. HBO Go is included in the XFINITY TV Player app, along with support for the Streampix subscription service, available directly in the app.

Evernote Hello (Free)

Another app that adds context to your contacts is the Hello app from Evernote. Months after its iPhone launch, Evernote Hello enters Google Play with all the important features, including a visually pleasing mosaic of your friends. The app is designed to help you remember who you meet, adding faces, location, notes and photos that will jog your memory next time you pull up that contact. Subsequently, you’ll have access to your encounters as they relate to other notes and geotags in your Evernote files. With the added benefit of LinkedIn integration, Evernote Hello is a great app for professional networkers as well.

Trulia for Agents (Free)

Trulia and Zillow have been tit-for-tat on the mobile scene, launching new apps and new tools all vying for your attention. The latest Android app from Trulia is just for agents, boasting a productivity tool for the business side of real estate. Track your leads, build your online following and share listings, all on-the -go. You can set up notifications for every lead that comes in, allowing you to respond in real time and set up showings. You can even check-in to homes, which will display on your profile so buyers know you’ve seen it firsthand.

Parking Douche (Free)

Launched in Russia, the Parking Douche app has become a popular pastime around the world. Started by The Village newspaper, Parking Douche aims to discourage bad parking by embarrassing the driver with photos and public shame. The app is crowdsourced, letting anyone take a snapshot of a poorly parked car an upload it to the app. Show a close-up of the license plate, set the car color, make and model. And in the event you’re a bad parker, you can check your registration number in the app to see if anyone has posted shameful photos of your vehicle.

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