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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 29: Slate, Grocery Smart Premium

by Ian Black

Clear your slate of spare time reading material so you can make room for the good stuff (Slate). Then save time by heading to the grocery store without a list. Just make sure to ask your wife to fill it out (Grocery Smart Premium) for you while you’re en route.

Slate (Free)

If you haven’t yet scoped out Slate, please start now. For me, it’s the first and best example of an online magazine. It delivers news, politics, and high-tech articles, and a whole slate (see what I did there?) of opinion columns by witty writers.

This app features both text and podcast content from the website appearing in the form of an Android app. Select stories for listening offline later. Share stories you find interesting over Facebook.

This latest 1.02 version update is optimized for better performance and fixes some bugs from the initial release earlier this month.

Grocery Smart Premium ($1.99)

There are several grocery list apps out there – and some are free – but this one looks pretty cool with a nice looking user interface.

Manage your list across many devices and your PC. Update from anywhere then access the list while you’re in the store using your Android phone. Select items from a large pre-existing database of grocery store mainstays or quickly customize items of your own.

Finally store your grocery store loyalty cards in digital form right in the app, then have the checkout clerk scan your phone to get your discounts or points.

Download the free Appolicious Android app