App recommendation today comes from Ausdroid reader V-Man, who thinks YouTube Floating HD Player is what they real YouTube player should be like. To a certain extent he’s right, the YouTube Floating HD Player offers all the functionality that YouTube does with the option of a floating window to play your YouTube videos on.
It’s not bad overall but the rotation lock, seemed to lock the Nexus 4 into a landscape orientation and leave it there. But if a floating video player is what you want, then this is actually a pretty good one. Try it out, it’s free, although there’s an ad-free Pro version for $4.39. It’s available for devices running Android 2.1 and upwards.
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Free Apps of the Day
Handy Note Pro
Replace paper notebooks, but keep the same user experience. Ready to use predefined planner, diary, meeting minutes, class notes and multiple different templates. You can input text, hand write, free draw, embed symbols, drag shapes or insert photos just as you do in blank paper.
$0.00 – was $3.99
The Little Crane That Could
It is simply the most fun you can have operating a crane. Its 8M users can’t be wrong: the challenges are entertaining. The incredibly realistic simulation gives you full control over your crane.
Unlock: Go to settings, click the App of the Day Icon in the menu and enter the code ‘appoftheday’ to unlock the full game.
$0.00 – was $2.80
Sparky Lock Screen
Sparky Lock Screen lets you completely change your smartphone Lock Screen!
We developed some of the most creative and eye-candy Lock Screen themes ever and we kept it simple to use!
$0.00 – was $2.99
Trial: Screen maker
You do not need Photoshop or Gimp anymore and you do not have to work with layers.
Just take a screenshot of your application and put this into the Screen maker.
It will do the best screenshot of your application, ready to post on your website or blog.
In short, this application allows to connect 2 images: screenshot and smartphone image, the result is image ready to post on website or blog.
$1.17 – was $2.12
Toucharcade comments “Yeah, this is one Hell of a game. It’s like Dark Nebula and Lander had a child.”, “I’m loving Wisp so far, it’s every bit as gorgeous as it is fun to play.” Wisp: Eira’s tale has over over 100 000 downloads on all versions.
$1.69 – was $2.24
Trial: SpaceChem Mobile Demo
SpaceChem is an obscenely addictive, design-based puzzle game about building machines and fake science!
Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products! Streamline your designs to meet production quotas and outperform other engineers!
SpaceChem Mobile is a faithful adaptation of the award winning PC game SpaceChem, and includes the full selection of player-created “ResearchNet” puzzles and a modified campaign tailored for the iPad.
$3.30 – was $5.99
Toy Defense 2
Trial: Toy Defense 2 Free
Toy Defense 2 is the long-awaited sequel to the multi-million-download hit Toy Defense! Set in WW2, this action/strategy game is packed with more levels, amazing new features, a big selection of fighting units for each world, and more intense action than ever.
Take part in various missions in a range of theaters of war, from the picturesque beaches and forests of Normandy to the deserts of northern Africa. The most epic battles of WW2 await you!
$1.12 – was $(old price)
Splice is an experimental and artistic puzzler. Immerse yourself in its microbial world and start splicing! Every level (“strand”) consists of a number of cells that you will need to rearrange into a target structure in several moves (“splices”). Exploration and experimentation are key in determining how the curious little cells react to each other. Predict the sequence of splices you’ll have to make in order to successfully arrange each strand. Re-sequence, mutate, and splice your way through this unique puzzle experience, and you’ll exercise your ability to visualize sequential series of shapes over time. Solve your way to the final strands and you’ll be left with a heady sense of mental accomplishment!
$1.11 – was $2.99