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Fresh Android Apps for Dec. 1: Winamp, Sketchbook Mobile, Ringtone Rotator

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Today's Fresh Android apps features an update from a popular music player, a fancy sketchbook, and an app that will bring some welcomed change into your life.

Winamp (Android) FREE

Winamp has just released an updated version of its popular music player, introducing a Wi-Fi syncing feature which allows users to synchoronize their music collection between their computer and Android phone. By wirelessly syncing up your music, this means that every single change that is made to your music library on your desktop will also show up on your phone. You won’t ever have to never go a day without your latest downloads. This app also allows you to create your own playlists and you can stream Shoutcast, a service that provides thousands of Internet stations, for free. To get started, just create a username and password.

Sketchbook Mobile (Android) $0.99

Sketchbook Mobile is a high quality digital sketchpad, one that’s comparable to the expensive drawing tablets used by professional artists. This particular app provides users with many different kinds of pens, pencils, markers and airbrushes to create pieces of work you’ll be proud to show off. There are also lots of sophisticated specialty tools that allow you to do things like blend layers, do dynamic resizing, and export your work in different formats. There is also a free version of this app available, called Sketchbook Express, so you can give that a try before you decide if this is an app that is worth owning.

Ringtone Rotator (Android) $1.99

You’ve probably got a ton of different ringtones at your disposal. But, chances are, you get wrapped up in other things and keep the same old ringtone for longer than you originally intended. The Ringtone Rotater app changes your ringtone automatically so you can hear all your favorite tones on a regular basis. You can customize the app to switch things up after a certain number of phone calls or based upon time intervals, such as every five minutes, hourly, or daily.