With the rate we’re all moving these days, we rarely take the time to slow down and enjoy life — even when we really want to. Fortunately, you don’t have to go through it alone. This week’s set of Android apps are all about making your life easier and more organised, so you can stay in touch with the people who actually deserve it.
Locket: We are constantly bombarded by ads anywhere we turn, and it’s inarguably obnoxious for most people. But normally, the companies are the ones getting paid for our visual harassment. What if it was the other way around? Locket is a simple app that’s turned that concept into a (still in beta) reality.
Sync: BitTorrent’s personal cloud service, Sync, just moved into beta this week. And now, it even has its own Android app. If you need some online space the NSA can’t get at, go check it out. [Free]
Origami: No one wants their parents on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media site they might be busy embarrassing themselves on. They surely don’t want to see pictures of you on the verge of consciousness every night and you certainly don’t want them posting embarrassing things in a public forum. Origami keeps things private, so everyone wins. [$5/month]
Floating Toucher: when it’s closed it takes up the floor space of 1 app, but gives you 2-touch access to your faves. When you touch it, it pulls up an 8-tile customisable task centre where you put the apps you use the most. [Free]