New Android Apps: Hand Gestures, BaconReader, History Eraser And More

The best apps of the week are organising your life and helping you connect with people. There's a history eraser, a reddit reader, a tool for letting you control your phone as you would your Xbox Kinect, and more.

Wave Control: Sometimes you forget to set your phone to vibrate when you should and it rings loudly, and you scramble to silence it. But this app lets you control your phone with hand gestures. You can do things like skip a song or answer a call, all with just a flick of the wrist. Free


Facetones: Ever been stuck on a phone call and had no idea what to say? Facetones will help ensure that won't happen, by displaying the person's most recent Facebook pictures on your screen while you're on the call. Free basic version


Meet Me: Meet Me takes the confusion out of setting up a meeting. It equips you to schedule it, pick a location, and share it with others so they have all the details. Meet Me offers a simple way to organise your jam-packed schedule. $1.90


History Eraser Pro: You end up with a lot of stuff on your phone you don't want or need — a lengthy call log, old texts, search history, clipboard data, etc. But this app will let you do some much-needed spring cleaning, wiping all the superfluous data from your device. $2.09


BaconReader for Reddit: If you want an easy, clean way to browse Reddit, you'll like BaconReader. It gives you full access to all of the content you'll see on the actual site with most of the same features in a mobile package. Free


LilyPad HD: This is an instant message client that allows you to multitask. You can chat with your friends in floating windows displayed on top of any other app. Still in beta, for now it only works with Google Talk. $1.44


Scalado Album: This alternative photo viewer just hit Android for the first time. It quickly organizes pictures into different views. For example, you can look at all the snapshots from a specific date or location. $0.99


Google Drive: Google's long-awaited Dropbox competitor has an Android app. It lets you create, save, sync, and share your files from anywhere. If you're a heavy Google Docs user, you'll definitely want to add this app to your repertoire. Free


James May's Science Stories: Using augmented reality, this app gives you a peep into the London Museum of Science with TV personality James May. You can educate yourself on things like the Model T and the first x-ray machine, and afterwards you can take a quiz to see how much you've learned. $3.11


Weatherwise: It's hard to make weather interesting. But this app puts the usual data into a pretty package, with handsome skins and animation. It also gets more detailed than your average forecast apps, with 20 different conditions detailing things like sunsets and the strength of thunderstorms. Free

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