New Android apps worth downloading: Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal update, ProxToMe, Frozen Synapse

by Phil Hornshaw

Looking to lose weight? You might start the week with MyFitnessPal, the newly updated weight loss app that helps you count calories, track exercise and more. Following that is ProxToMe, an app for connecting with nearby people and sharing cool digital content. Finally, Frozen Synapse will scratch the tactical, strategic itch of any gamer.

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal update (Free)

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPalWhat’s it about? Your one-stop fitness shop, MyFitnessPal includes calorie-counting features, exercises and social networking to help you get support to reach your fitness goals.

What’s cool? MyFitnessPal starts as a calorie counter app, but it's really a whole lot more than that. It includes a huge database of foods to make it easy to keep track of just how many calories you're taking in on any given day, but the app also features some 350 exercises to help you keep track of what you're burning, too. There are also social networking features that allow you to diet with friends, which is great for helping to stay motivated. MyFitnessPal's new update brings in a full redesign for the app, with new language support and tons of tweaks and bug fixes.

Who’s it for? Whether your goal is to lose weight or just stay in the shape you're in, MyFitnessPal can help.

What’s it like? Try RunKeeper and My Diet Diary Calorie Counter for more fitness assistance.

ProxToMe (Free)

ProxToMeWhat’s it about? With social networking app ProxToMe, you can find people near you and share digital content with them.

What’s cool? The primary goal of ProxToMe is to make it easy to share all kinds of files from a DropBox account with other users. The app lets you link up with your Facebook account so you can message Facebook friends and trade files back and forth, and you can also sync up with people near you to trade files as well. The app also brings users a little something extra with “Free Music Friday,” and lets you view the Facebook profiles of nearby users to help you connect with new people and discover new cool stuff.

Who’s it for? DropBox users looking to meet new people and discover new content should try ProxToMe.

What’s it like? Don't forget to snag the standalone DropBox app for a lot of handy sharing and cloud-saving features.

 

Frozen Synapse ($6.99)

Frozen SynapseWhat’s it about? Indie strategy game Frozen Synapse mixes turn-based and active game styles to create a unique tactical experience.

What’s cool? The cool thing about Frozen Synapse, a former PC title that has made the jump to mobile, is how well it mixes to schools of gameplay in the strategy genre. On the one hand, players take turns assigning orders to squads of characters, maneuvering them around the game field in an effort to eliminate enemy characters. But while you might have all the time in the world to issue your orders, all the characters' orders are all executed at the same time – which means enemy characters will often do things you never expected and totally muck up your plans. With an extensive single-player campaign, as well as five different multiplayer modes and more.

Who’s it for? If you like your gameplay intelligent, deep and tactical, you should try Frozen Synapse.

What’s it like? Grab Squids and Great Big War Game for more strategic, tactical action.

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