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New Android apps worth downloading: Sketch O Paint, Tango update, Epic Citadel

by Phil Hornshaw

Sketch O Paint is a digital drawing app for touchscreens that’s focused on pen, ink, and line creations. An update for voice-over-Internet app Tango is up next, with Epic Games’ beautiful tech demo Epic Citadel rounding out today’s new apps worth downloading.

Sketch O Paint ($0.99)

What’s it about? Drawing app Sketch O Paint focuses on line drawings and black-and-white creations you can make with your mobile device’s touchscreen.

What’s cool? Sketch O Paint is a robust drawing app, providing a number of brushes and tools for creating your digital artwork, and is pressure-sensitive to accurately recreate a real drawing experience. Once you’ve completed your works, you can save them for later, export them from your device to your computer, and share them with others through email.

Who’s it for? Artists and parents who want to have their kids tap into their creativity should check out what Sketch O Paint.

What’s it like? Try also Adobe Photoshop Touch, and Sketchbook Pro for Tablets if you’ve got a bigger device.

Tango update (Free)

What’s it about? A voice-over-Internet app, Tango lets you make calls and send texts using your device’s Internet connection, rather than your cellular plan.

What’s cool? Tango gives you the ability to make calls to other users and send images, text messages, and videos. Better still, the app supports the ability to make free video calls to anyone else who has the Tango app, and you can even play games with your friends as you’re calling them. Tango’s latest update eliminates some program bugs, and the app now stores all the multimedia you’ve sent or received – specifically, videos and images – in a central gallery.

Who’s it for? If you like the idea of interacting with others in a more robust way than just calling them, try Tango.What’s it like? You can get some similar features from Skype and Viber.

Epic Citadel (Free)

What’s it about? Though it’s more of a tech demo than a game, Epic Games’ Epic Citadel is a first-person exploration experience that lets you wander a stunning medieval town created with the company’s Unreal Engine 3.

What’s cool? If you’ve heard about the Infinity Blade titles on Apple’s iOS platform and you wanted to know what all the fuss is about … well, keep waiting. But if you want a small taste of the mobile graphical delight in those games, give Epic Citadel a try. The demo allows you to move through a city from the Infinity Blade lore, and while you can’t do much else, it is an impressive piece of technology to see the Unreal Engine at work. Epic Citadel might give you some hope that the Infinity Blade series will make it to Android, but even if it doesn’t, you can still see a little bit of what the company can do.

Who’s it for? If you like seeing what kind of graphics your Android device is capable of delivering, download Epic Citadel.

What’s it like? Experience great graphics that actually have a game to go with them with Shadowgun and Dead Trigger.

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