As the old saying goes, “Give a man a fish and you’ll feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish and you’ll feed him for a lifetime; give a man a fishing rod and he’ll find some way to hook it up to a Wii and play all day.” Okay, maybe I made that last part up (highly unlikely). My point is that we human beings have a natural knack for finding ways to keep ourselves entertained, even if it means putting a little extra effort into turning what should be productive hours into playtime. It doesn’t help that we seem to have a much shorter attention span nowadays, no doubt thanks to the combination of fast-paced modern living and a myriad of distractions all around us.
Android phones are no exception. You can tell people all day that you bought that spiffy new smartphone for “professional” purposes, but we all know that you’re in it for the apps. Just like the rest of us. Don’t get me wrong – plenty of apps enhance the functionality of Android phones and have even become everyday essentials. It doesn’t mean that there can’t be a few amusing exceptions, though. Here are seven unique and fun apps for your Android device that are absolutely free.
Google Sky Map
Because Google wants to share the magnificent view of the night sky with the rest of the world (or maybe because they haven’t been able to find a way to trademark it yet), the company donated this official product to the App Store. Simply download this app and marvel at the ability to browse stars and constellations anywhere you go, at any time of the day. It’s like having a mini-planetarium in your business phone. Seriously, how cool is that?
Download Interesting Android App, Google Sky Map here. [divider]
My Magic 8-Ball
Make important and life-changing decisions with the help of everyone’s favorite clairvoyant ball, the Magic 8-Ball. Offering 20 possible responses to all of your urgent questions, this app is about as close to an actual 8-ball as possible. It’s simple and easy to use. It’s a frigging magic 8-ball in your phone.
Download Interesting Android App from Play Store: My Magic 8-Ball [divider]
Ever wonder what you’d look like with a rocking mustache, just like the one from the GEICO commercial? With this free app, a user can choose from seven different BroStache designs to hold up to his mouth. Yes, just like in the commercial, the mustache actually moves with the user’s mouth. We’re not really sure if that’s cool or creepy, but hey, admit it – you want to try it. We won’t judge you.
Download : Geico BroStache [divider]
Game for Cats
This app is for people who need more ways to bond with their pets. Download this on your iPad and let your cat go crazy. If you love your cat enough to let it mess around with your iPad, that is.
Download Interesting App, Game for Cats. [divider]
Celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day every day with this app. Carrr Matey is basically a car locator app that talks like a pirate. Feel like a real-life rapscallion of the high seas with options to view a Map or a Compass. Click the Find Vessel button to find where you parked your car, and use the Harbor option to note the level, letter, color and space number associated with the parking, er, anchor location. Too bad it doesn’t have a feature to locate hidden treasure. Maybe in the next version?
Download: Carrr Matey [divider]
The Schwartz Unsheathed
It’s a lightsaber app. That’s it, and that’s all it really needs to be. It lights up and makes whooshing sounds (and occasional cracking sounds, too), and come on, it’s a free lightsaber for your phone. How could you not want it?
Download: The Schwartz Unsheathed
Are you feeling so down that you want to spread the hate to everyone else at work? Do you want to pop the happy balloon of the office eager beaver who walks up to your desk every day to pester you right before your shift starts? Well, this app is perfect for you. With Demotivational Pics+, an entire universe of hilarity is at your fingertips, thanks to inappropriately and hilariously captioned pictures of everything from game show goofs to vengeful seals.