Fresh Android Apps for Dec. 9: myPlan Special K, Facebook (update), Santa Booth

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Today's Fresh Android apps features an app that will help you to become successful in your New Year's resolutions, a Facebook update and a photo lab that magically turns your friends into Santa Claus.

myPlan the Special K Challenge (Android) FREE

Just in time for New Year's resolutions, myPlan the Special K Challenge is an app that’s designed to help you establish your weight loss goals and then stay on track. To get started, first choose and customize your meal plan. Then, consult the app to check and update your weekly menus. It will also track your progress. Additionally, this Special K app provides helpful weight management tips, lists recipes, and has an area especially designated for grocery shopping lists. This app connects with Facebook so users can get community support, share progress and celebrate victories with friends.

Facebook for Android update (Android) FREE

The most popular social network on the Internet has just pushed an update that helps give users more control over privacy settings while on the go. The new settings and controls can be adjusted to clarify exactly what kind of information is shared when you access certain apps or websites. Facebook recently wrote on its blog that you can also place restrictions on your basic profile information, photos, videos, friends information and more. If you don’t see the changes right away, just be patient. Facebook says that the changes to users are going to roll out gradually during the next couple of weeks.

Santa Booth (Android) $1.99

Santa Claus is warm-hearted, jolly and hard working and, in a way, there’s a little bit of old Saint Nick in all of us. Santa Booth is an app that brings out some of Father Christmas’s more physical characteristics and puts them on the faces of your family and friends. Snap a photo or pull a pre-existing picture from your phone’s gallery, then you can choose to add 200 pounds of extra weight to the face or add the classic red hat, beard or bushy eyebrows. Share your masterpieces with your contacts via MMS, email or Facebook.