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New Android apps worth downloading: Instagram update, DejaOffice CRM - Outlook sync, TMNT Rooftop Run

by Phil Hornshaw

A handy update to Instagram is our first app worth downloading today. The app adds new image-straightening capabilities to its repertoire of photo filters and image-sharing features, making for even better photos. We’ve also got DejaOffice, an app that lets you sync your contacts and other programs and information with Outlook and other office programs and services. Finally, there’s TMNT Rooftop Run, a running title in which you control the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and fight their various enemies with ninja moves and weapons.

Instagram update (Free)

InstagramWhat’s it about? Take photos with your Android device, apply cool filters for a retro look and share them with other users with social photography app Instagram.

What’s cool? Instagram probably needs no introduction at this point, but in case you’re not aware of the uber-popular social networking app, it’s all about sharing photos. One side of the app deals with taking shots with your Android device and applying one of a number of filters to the image to make it look like a vintage film photograph. Once you’ve cropped, tilt-shifted and filtered the photo to your liking, you can share the image on Instagram’s social network or across networks such as Twitter and Facebook. You can also browse through friends’ images and leave comments, as well. Instagram’s newest update adds the ability to automatically straighten photos, and includes easier controls for shooting and sharing video and sound.

Who’s it for? If you like shooting photos with your mobile devices and sharing them with others, Instagram’s a great way to do it.

What’s it like? Try Facebook and its photo-sharing capabilities and Camera MX for more cool photo-shooting capabilities.


Looking for even more photography apps? Try these.

DejaOffice CRM – Outlook sync (Free)

DejaOffice CRM - Outlook syncWhat’s it about? Sync your various office software and accounts with your Android device using DejaOffice.

What’s cool? You’ve got a lot of data related to your work on your computer, most like – from your calendar to your contacts list, your tasks lists to notes. DejaOffice lets you sync those with between your computer and your Android device, keeping all the information up to date whenever and wherever you need it. DejaOffice is also compatible with a number of useful programs and services, like Lotus Office and Palm Desktop, and of course syncs with your Outlook account and everything that it includes as well.

Who’s it for? If you’re a user of Outlook and other office software, check out DejaOffice.

What’s it like? Grab and mOffice for more office syncing apps.




Looking for even more office apps? Try these.

TMNT Rooftop Run ($3.99)

TMNT Rooftop RunWhat’s it about? Endless runner TMNT Rooftop Run puts players in the role of the titular turtles as they fight the Foot Clan and rack up points.

What’s cool? TMNT Rooftop Run is a side-scrolling running title, as the name suggests. Based on the Nickelodeon cartoon “TMNT,” it lets players control the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as they race across the rooftops of New York City. You’ll encounter enemies such as the ninjas of the Foot Clan, the forces of the evil brain Kraang and the extraterrestrial soldiers of Dimension X. Your goal is to collect orbs as you run in order to buy new gear and weapons for your turtles, and you can unlock additional costumes and characters to play with over time as well.

Who’s it for? If you’re into “TMNT” and running titles, TMNT Rooftop Run is worth checking out.

What’s it like? Get more fun side-scrolling action out of Rayman Jungle Run and Temple Run 2.


Looking for even more running games? Try these.