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by Caitlin M. Foyt

ZipList (Android) FREE

ZipList for your Android phone sounds like it's the ultimate grocery list. This app enables users to update and share their grocery lists via the web and text messages, automatically categorize items on the lists, and then sort groceries by aisle or store.

Users can also scan product barcodes using their phone's camera to add specific branded items, including store brand items, to their shopping lists. Use this app to search for recipes and then save them to a universal recipe box for your own reference.

Twitter update (Android) FREE

Twitter applications for Android have the tendency to be a little buggy, with Twitter's own app no exception. To make updating your feed a smoother process, the developers have updated the layout of the timeline and introduced a Tweet details page. These changes are expected to make it easier to click on links, replay, re-tweet or favorite a tweet. Clicking the re-tweet icon also now provides the option to quote a tweet.

FaceGoo (Android) $0.99

If imagining your mother-in-law with extra chins brings a smile to your face, you may get a kick out of FaceGoo. This app is a photo studio that turns your boring pictures into fun stretchy canvases. Use this app to load photos from your image library then stretch, pinch and twist your photos into new works of art. Some call it goofing off, others call it therapy.

Best Western To Go (Android) FREE

This app helps travelers to find hotels and make reservations at any Best Western hotel worldwide. It also works as a trip planning app, giving users the option of putting the places and things that they would like to visit on a map. These itineraries can then be shared with concerned or jealous parents, friends and significant others.

Music Therapy for Sound Sleep (Android) FREE

Have trouble falling asleep at night? This music application is specifically designed to help you relax and get some rest. Music Therapy for Sound Sleep plays soothing sounds and low speed alpha waves, which have been designed based on human brain activity. The developers say that the wave set in this app will comfort your mind and help you fall asleep smoothly, without the help of sleep aids.