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One of the great things about Android is how customizable your home screen can be with various widgets that make accessing information more efficient. Tagy puts your favorite apps into a ‘tag cloud’ so you can see which ones you’re using the most and get straight to them quickly. We’ve also got Yellow Pages Goes Green, a business directory that supports environmental awareness, hoping to see more customers opt out of receiving pesky, bulky paper-based phone books.
Here’s an interesting app which demonstrates just how cool and customizable your Android home screens really can be. You’ve probably seen ‘tag clouds’ on various websites where the most popular terms grow bigger and bigger the more prominent or popular they are. Now you can apply that same principle to your apps.
Tagy is a widget that lives on your home screen. Depending on the frequency with which you use certain apps, they’ll appear within the tag cloud, growing larger if you open them often, or smaller if rarely used. It’s a handy way to access your most frequently-used apps in a single widget. You can use Tagy free for 10 days. After that, you’ll need to pony up around $2.60 for the unlocker.
Yellow Pages Goes Green (Free)
At its most basic level, Yellow Pages Goes Green is a business directory that helps you find businesses nearby directly from your Android device. It lets users search for desired businesses by location (using GPS and Google Maps), city, state or keyword.
But there’s more to it than that. Yellow Pages Goes Green is at the heart of the movement to limit wasteful paper-based phone directories. The app allows business owners to submit their own listings directly to the YellowPagesGoesGreen.org website, and if a listing need updating, that request can be made via the app. Yellow Pages is promoting opt-out awareness across the United States and wants to help customers reduce their own environmental footprint in the process.