Fresh Android Apps for Oct. 6: Google Docs update, Spotvite, Flick Golf!

by Ian Black

Some days, it’s really exciting to own an Android device. This is one of those days. Try the tablet triumph of Google Docs, send a spontaneous Spotvite, or go finger-golfing with Flick Golf!

Google Docs update (Free)

Maybe these tablets are going to stick around for a while. In this update to the free document app you get Honeycomb-based tablet support and a host of other features.

You’ll also find a three-panel browser for easy navigation to documents, a details pane that displays a thumbnail and sharing information, an improved sharing system with new autocomplete features, landscape and portrait modes, and better video playback.

Spotvite (Free)

Is it too late to send your friends an invitation? Then, send them a Spotvite.

Ask others to join you – for a meal, drinks, a sporting event, or for some crazy adventure – even if it’s at the last minute. Pick a location from those around you, add a photo from Flickr and a description, and send the requests to people you know.

Figure out why there’s a big buzz about location-based services and never be lonely again!

Flick Golf! ($1.07)

There’s a lot of mobile golf going on (see Super Stickman Golf from recent Freshies), but that’s OK because there are many golf fans with Android phones.

Here, you can play three beautiful international courses – in the US, the Bahamas, and in Scotland. Unlike Stickman, these courses feel realistic, with palm trees, lighthouses, lakes, and rolling hills.

As the title suggests, your driver and putter come in the form of your finger. With enough practice, you can sink a hole-in-one.