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Jerry Hildenbrand 1 Android Web Developer

Anything that makes a tablet more productive will get my attention. The idea of doing actual work from a device with a small screen, no keyboard and no mouse isn't something I like to consider, but knowing you can do it in a pinch is awesome. Being able to work from a tablet or even a phone just might save your bacon.

If you're a web developer, this app is for you. It's called Android Web Developer and it's a complete mini IDE for web development. You can work with local or remote files, edit PHP, CSS, HTML and JavaScript, reformat and refactor code, search regular expressions and do just about anything else you would ever need it to do on a tablet or phone. It does it with a simple, clean (and tablet optimized) UI, and even offers previews right inside the app.

The free version works really well. If you work with web code for a living or for a hobby, download it and check it out. If you find you want code reformatting or multiple connections, you can grab the full version (normally $4.99 but $2.99 right now) via an in-app purchase.


Phil Nickinson - Cal Cal The folks behind the excellent To-do List app this week released and excellent new calendar app. First and foremost is its attractive design. It easily connects with all of your calendar services and has a fair amount of social integration. Each day is presented so you have no excuse for omitting what's coming up, and it's easy to move from month to month. The included widget also is excellent, though I prefer something with a little more transparency.

This app is absolutely worth a look and should be a must-install for many.


Andrew Martonik - Allthecooks Recipes

I've actually been rather happy with my other recipe app choices, but I started giving Allthecooks a try after installing its Glassware app on Google Glass. It turns out I actually have really enjoyed keeping Allthecooks installed alongside my other choices.

Allthecooks is a user-submitted recipe book boasting over 150,000 recipes, and sometimes that's what you want to try out rather than recipes from the TV personalities and professional cooks. The recipes are generally high quality, but the big winner here is the app itself. It's smooth, easy to navigate and use whether you're at the grocery store shopping or actually putting food together.