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Fresh Android Apps for Nov. 29: NYTimes update, Checklist, FxCamera update

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Today's Fresh Android Apps features an update from one of America’s top newssources, a way to write up all of your lists and keep them in a single place, and an app that will inspire you to take beautiful photographs.

NYTimes for Android Phone update (Android) FREE

The NYTimes for Android Phone application has recently been updated. If you were to get your news from a single place, this one may be one of the best ways to stay on top of the headlines, both across the country and worldwide.

Get all of the top stories from The New York Times website delivered directly to your Android smartphone. To use this app, you don’t even have to be online. Customize the way you read your news in either portrait or landscape view, and adjust the font size to your liking. Then, share the articles that interest you via email, SMS, Facebook and Twitter.

Checklist (Android) $0.99

There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who do make lists and those who don’t. It’s actually a bit more complicated than that, but maybe you can see where I’m going with this. Organized people, like myself, make a lot of lists.

Checklist is a checklist management system that you can use to make as many lists as you want. And there’s no limit to the kinds of lists you can make: grocery lists, travel packing lists, to-do lists, queues, holiday shopping lists, etc. This is great way to consolidate all of those list-making apps that you can download for different purposes.

FxCamera update (Android) FREE

FxCamera for Android has just received updates to fix some bugs. This photography application uses your phone’s camera to take pictures to which different kinds of effects filters are applied. Some of these will make your photos look as though they were taken with an antique analog camera, others will make your subject look like they are part of an Andy Warhol print. This app also happens to take “normal” pictures, if that’s what you prefer.