Get a Galaxy S3 for Christmas? Here's a list of the best apps for the Android superphone
Did the Galaxy S3 grace your Christmas tree this year? Get started with these stellar apps
Samsung's Galaxy S3 is still as hot as ever, it's OK that you're a little late to the game getting one. But let's not waste any more time; get started with these apps and you'll love your S3 like it just launched:
It was a wonderful day for the ladies of the internet when Pinterest FINALLY released a native Android app. And it wasn't long ago, either. Now the virtual pinup board for all things found, made and inspired can be carried around in your pocket. Stuck at the dentist's office or in line at the grocery store? Pin, pin, pin. Best of all, the app allows you to pin with your camera, satisfying the virtual hoarder in you in ways the website never could.
Paper Camera is not just another photo filter app, and even if it is, it just may be the best one out there (oh yeah, we went there, Instagram). The post effects are sharp enough to fool even your most artistically inclined friends (why yes, I did draw that sketch of my dog), and with real-time cartoon effects you can finally view the world like the comic book you always wished it was. This app is fanciful, colorful and highly addictive.
Remember back in the day how when you wanted to read a magazine article you had to bookmark it on your browser? Or, for the over 30 crowd, you had to actually physically pick up and carry said magazine around with you wherever you went? Well those days are long gone, thanks to read-it-later apps, and Pocket is a favorite in that highly competitive field. It saves anything and everything from articles to videos for later viewing in a clean and easy-to-read format. The Pocket app is shared across all your mobile devices, and best of all, you don't need an internet connection to use it.
If you told me a couple of years ago that a pixilated cube building simulator would be one of the most popular games of 2011/2012 I probably would have told you to get your block examined. But Minecraft, developed by Mojang, is not just popular, it's also one of the most addictive indie games ever, and even harder to put down, thanks to the mobile Pocket Edition. The app version may not have all the lava-spewing goodies of the full PC/console game, but creation and adventuring options abound. Best of all the game is regularly updated and new features and options make the mobile experience never dull.
I'll confess I've spent many an hour playing with the watery ripples of the Galaxy S3's lockscreen. It's mesmerizing. It's inviting. It's... what are we talking about? With Fluid you can now enjoy the meditative wonderment that is the S3's high resolution. This live wallpaper app is highly customizable and comes preloaded with lots of background choices. Smooth animation, HDMI support, responsive to your touch, this may just be the coolest wallpaper you've ever seen. And you thought you spent too much time staring at your phone already.