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Fresh Android Apps for Dec. 22: Times Square Official Ball App, ColorNote Notepad Notes

by Caitlin M. Foyt

Today's Fresh Android apps features both a safe and exciting way to count down to the beginning of 2011 and a way to keep your stack of sticky notes organized.

Times Square Official Ball App (Android) FREE

To celebrate the onset of a new year, a giant crystal ball in Time Square is dropped from a high point while crowds count down the seconds until midnight. Every year, more than one million people flock to Manhattan to watch the event and an estimated one billion watch the happening on TV. The Time Square Ball App will help you to feel a little closer to the action without all of the chaos and cold weather. In fact, it might almost feel like you’re there. The weather, photos, maps and show schedule from the event are all information that can be accessed. A live streaming video of the event will stream and the countdown clock will be customized for your time zone, so you know exactly when to tell the party to blow their horns and fire their party favors.

ColorNote Notepad Notes (Android) FREE

Sometimes, simply writing a list in order to stay organized won’t help you. Sometimes you have multiple lists or categories and sub-categories of a certain list item. It can quickly become confusing .Color Note gives users the ability to color code lists to differentiate shopping lists from to-do lists and neatly arranges them on the screen. The bright colors may also help you to stay on task and on schedule. Purple, green and bright orange colored sticky notes are just a lot more attractive to the eye than plain, pale yellow.