Really Bad Chess for Android

Really Bad Chess is an game for Android that implements . . . well . . . really bad chess.

Really Bad Chess is just like chess, but with totally random pieces. Try 8 Knights, 4 Bishops, and 3 pawns — why not?

If you find a board like this appealing, then this is the really bad chess app for you!

Really Bad Chess Screenshot
Really Bad Chess Screenshot

List My Apps for Android

List My Apps for Android is one of those apps that fills a very niche purpose, but if you happen to need the functionality it provides, it is a godsend.

As the name suggests, the app simply outputs a list of all apps installed on your Android device in plain text, HTML, Markdown, etc.

I assume most people use this to share app list with friends, family or associates. I use this app every time I’m getting close to changing phones–with 568 apps on my phone and a lot of customizations surrounding those apps, I use it as the first part of generating a checklist of everything I need to do to get a new phone up and running like my old one.

KeepTrack for Android Finally Is The Swiss Knife of Tracking Apps

Keeptrack Screenshot I have tried different versions of KeepTrack for Android over past six years, but always ended up abandoning it for one reason or another. The latest version, however, has earned a permanent spot on my phone and warrants the company’s tagline, “The Swiss knife of tracking apps!”

KeepTrack allows the users to set up multiple custom data tracking entries. For example, I was able to use it to quickly set up a widget to track my blood pressure as well as another widget that I hit everytime I drink 32 ounces of water during the day.

When I had pain from a knee injury, I set up a tracking widget to hit ever time I took my pain meds, so that I could look back at anytime and make sure I was taking the medicine at the appropriate intervals.

Data can be entered directly into the app itself, or users can create widgets on an Android homescreen for specific data parameters as well (I have some things I track that I don’t want on any of my home screens due to privacy reasons, for example).

The app itself is free, but there are a number of in-app purchases which are absolutely essential to getting the most out of the app. All of the in-app purchase costs a little over $4 in total (one of those is a 99 cent annual cloud storage backup subscription, which worked as advertised when I switched phones several times in the course of a month).




Advanced Tally Counter for Android

I regularly need to count how often certain events or actions occur throughout the day. There are a number of counter apps for Android on the Google Play Store, but for my money Advanced Tally Counter is the best one available.

As can be seen in the screenshot below, like most counter apps the free version of the app allows you to set up multiple counters to track any number of user-definable things.

Where Advanced Tally Counter differentiates itself is in its additional features that do, however, come at a cost of $1.99.

There are a lot of features in this app, but the ones I needed were timestamps on increments/decrements, and the ability to export and share the counter data as a CSV file.

Well worth the $1.99 cost.


Advanced Tally Counter for Android Screenshot