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Fresh Android Apps for May 9: CAUSTIC Demo, Goodreads, MyLifeOrganized

by Ian Black

In today’s fresh apps, break out in a song on the subway (Caustic), connect with other readers (Goodreads), or get organized for real (MyLifeOrganized).

CAUSTIC Demo (Free)

What’s the next big thing? Maybe impromptu jams where all the instruments are mobile phones.

Caustic lets you create entire songs of electronic music right over your Android. It provides eight different pro-level music machines including an analog subsynth, a PCM synth, a bassline synth, a sampling drum machine, a mixer deck, and a song sequencer.

This demo version allows you to try your hand at tune-smithing but you won’t be able to import samples or save your creations. For that, you’ll need to purchase the full version.

Goodreads (Free)

We have networks for our friends, our business connections, and our apps, so here’s one for our books.

GoodReads boosts over 4.7 million members who have posted entries for over 140 million books. You can use this app to find book reviews and insights into new books that may interest you. It also allows you to build your own virtual library of books you own or have read and then create a “to read” list of your upcoming literary conquests.

Create a profile of yourself for the other members to view and search for others with similar tastes in books.

MyLifeOrganized Beta (Free)

Need a little help getting things done? Why not give the creators who own “GTD (Getting Things Done)” as a registered trademark a chance to assist?

This app lets you build detailed task lists that are far more powerful than your napkin doodle. Break each large task into “reasonably sized actions”, view your to-do list in “Active by Context” or “Active by Project” perspectives, mark dependencies between items, zoom in, or collaborate with others using the MLO (MyLifeOrganized) Cloud Service.

Sync your lists across phone and PC or even multiple PCs.

Download the free Appolicious Android app