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New Android apps worth downloading: Agenda Calendar, SleepyTime: Bedtime Calculator, Demons’ Score THD

by Phil Hornshaw

Get organized with today’s leading app worth downloading, Agenda Calendar, which provides a slick and simple user interface that lets you see all your appointments at a glance. We’ve also got SleepyTime: Bedtime Calculator, an app designed to help you get the most out of a night’s rest, and Demons’ Score THD, a hybrid rhythm/role-playing game from the developer of Final Fantasy.

Agenda Calendar ($1.99)

What’s it about? A minimalist answer to keeping all your appointments organized, Agenda Calendar syncs various calendars and keeps things simple.

What’s cool? The primary reason so many people enjoy Agenda Calendar’s iOS-based counterpart is that it makes viewing appointments and tasks very easy by stripping out all unnecessary visual clutter. The design is meant to be readable “at a glance” and the app is capable of syncing with your calendars whether you’re a Mac user or have a PC, or prefer the Google brand of web-based products. There are also features like swipe gestures for navigation, and tappable phone numbers and email addresses.

Who’s it for? Users looking to get organized and keep things simple should check out Agenda Calendar.

What’s it like? For more cool calendar apps, try Google Calendar and Touch Calendar.

SleepyTime: Bedtime Calculator (Free)

What’s it about? Ever wake up in the morning feeling more tired than when you went to bed? SleepyTime is an app meant to prevent that from happening by calculating sleep cycles and waking you up in between them.

What’s cool? SleepyTime operates on information about REM sleep cycles. These are the sort of “dream periods” you go through each night, when your sleep is the heaviest, and they last about 90 minutes each. If you wake up in the middle of one, it can result in feeling groggy and unrested, so SleepyTime calculates how long you need to be asleep and works to wake you up between cycles, for maximum restfulness. It lets you set an alarm at one of the designated wake-up times, and can even take into account the time it takes you to fall asleep when you head to bed.

Who’s it for? If you’re finding you’re having trouble with waking up and feeling good in the morning, SleepyTime might be able to help.

What’s it like? For more sleep help, try Bedtime Calculator or Sleep Time – Alarm Clock.

Demons’ Score THD (Free)

What’s it about? Final Fantasy creator Square Enix mixes the role-playing elements for which it is famous with rhythm game mechanics, and the result is Demons’ Score.

What’s cool? A role-playing title that has players controlling protagonist Serenity as she searches for her father, Demons’ Score is all about fighting demons. To do that, though, you have to keep time with the beat in each battle, using Serenity’s various abilities. Taking down a boss opens up those abilities for you to purchase and change out, so you can customize Serenity for each situation and find new demon powers as you play through the game. Demons’ Score has some pretty high production values, with Unreal Engine graphics and a full voice cast, so it’ll feel a bit like a full-on console game.

Who’s it for? Fans of Japanese RPGs and rhythm games should give Demons’ Score a look.

What’s it like? Try Square Enix’s other RPG titles, like Final Fantasy and Chaos Rings.

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