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Egnyte leads Android apps of the week

by Kristen Nicole

Google pushed a major update on Wednesday, adding document editing to its mobile web version of Google Docs. For our top Android apps this week, we’ve got some other business-oriented releases, with Egnyte launching its cloud-storage filing system for Android users as well. Beyond this, Priceline and TGI Friday prep you for holiday travel and shopping.

Resource & utility

Egnyte's taking its cloud mobile, with a new Android app. Online file storage, sharing and backup is easy with Egnyte’s business cloud tool,  as well as syncing with your PC app and website account. Free, this app has a note-taking tool, folders for organization, and all the custom settings Egnyte is known for.

The Bible has been a best-selling book for what seems like all of eternity, so it’s no surprise that YouVersion’s Bible app has been so successful on Android. In fact, it hit 10 million downloads across all supported devices this week, with its searchable, multi-language database. Take notes, bookmark passages and share them across the social web.

Gear up for the biggest shopping day of the year, with the TGI Black Friday app. It’s a shopping planner you can start using now, with a searchable database of store ads from major retailers. You can compare prices, download PDF ad scans, create a personal shopping list, and share them with your shopping partners. This app is free.Need a hotel room for cheap?

Priceline’s Hotel Negotiator brings its blind search tools to the Android. Free, this app lets you pick a region and a star rating, and offers up the cheapest of hotel rates based on your search parameters. Browse photos and reviews, then  make a reservation straight from your phone.

Personal & media

StumbleUpon has also hit a milestone this week, with one million mobile apps recommended through its bookmarking and media-sharing tool. Launched just a few months ago, StumbleUpon’s free Android app has had a successful run, with a recent update to include Android app recommendations, alongside photos, news and more.

The personalized media streamer Pulse News Reader is now free, thanks to a price drop. Enjoy news and social media updates in a visually-enhanced feed, filtered by source and full of custom settings. The Android app has also received a recent update for localized sites in France, Italy and more, and lets you share sources with friends by bumping phones.

To help deal with information overload, use Ringo Pro to customize your mobile alerts and ringtones. Differentiate alerts based on tone, so you’re only distracted by your Android when necessary. Manage call settings, light-blink alerts, pop-up notifications, voice announcements and more, though the full version of this tool is pricey at ~$6.30.

Gist makes contact management easy, with action-items for interacting with your friends. Filter news streams, find contact details, view correspondence threads and attachments, and set a meeting with them to your calendar. After launching the accompanying Firefox add-on, Gist has crossed the 10-50k mark for downloads for its Android app.