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Fresh Android Apps for Dec. 21: Shell Station Locator, Recipe Box

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Today's Fresh Android apps features a way to track down the nearest gas station and the ability to keep all of your secret family recipes in a safe place.

Shell Station Locator (Android) FREE

One of the more recognized gas companies in the United States, there are more than 40,000 Shell stations across the country. This official app, created by the Shell Oil Company, enables users to quickly find and navigate their way to the nearest Shell station. To find a Shell station, search by town, city or zip code or pick up your current location by using your phone’s GPS. An interactive map will show you where all of the nearest stations are located. You can then save your favorite stations for future reference.

Recipe Box (Android) FREE

This is the digital version of your grandma’s old-fashioned recipe box. Recipe Box is an app that makes adding and saving recipes easy. Because the app is essentially a database of as many recipes as you can physically add, you are able to easily search and sort recipes. You can also add images to accompany some of your favorites. In my opinion, it’s a bit of a step up from that ancient box filled with yellowed and tattered note cards. To store, back up or share your favorite recipes online, you can easily sync them up with You can also create your own shopping lists and add recipe ingredients to a shopping cart.