Android Apps Of The Week: Dragon Mobile Assistant, Doodle Joy, and More

By Leslie Horn on at

The Arctic wind is a blowin' so it's time to batten down the hatches and hide indoors. So you should probably download some new apps to help pass the time. In this round of the best Android apps of the week, there's plenty to occupy you, from a drawing app to a photo mashup tool, and so much more.

ThrowMeApp: Stage your own camera toss. Throw your phone in the air and this app will snap a pic when its at the peak of its climb and the device is facing down. Just steer clear if you lack hand-eye coordination. Free

Dragon Mobile Assistant: Nuance makes pretty advanced voice control solutions, and this week, its latest voice assistant went into beta. Make calls, send texts, schedule appointments and so-on using your new friend Dragon. Just note that your phone must be running either Jelly Bean or Ice Cream Sandwich. Free


Photo Punch: This is one of those silly, inconsequential apps—it lets you take items from one photo, and place them in the other photo, and share them with your friends. Funny how these little low-effort gimmicks give you so much entertainment. Free


Fontly: Design geeks, take heed. This app lets you find vintage fonts around you, and add typographical gems you've found. Post your pics and they'll be posted to Fontly's map. Free

Doodle Joy: I still love Microsoft Paint. If you do too, you can download this drawing app to make masterpieces on your Android phone. The app is much more beautiful and a bit more sophisticated than paint, but artistic talent is still not a requirement. Free


SmartGlass: The wait is over. Download SmartGlass to control your Xbox from your phone. Basically you never have to leave your couch ever again. Free