Android Fan Network’s Weekly App Picks – May 4

Here are Android Fan Network’s Weekly App Picks from the AFN staff for the week of May 4. These may be apps we can’t live without or apps we just discovered. Either way, we think they are worth sharing with you. If there is an Android app pick that you think we may enjoy, send us a tip so we can take a look.

Mixology – Sean

How many of you wish you knew how to make a certain drink or wanted to know what wine went with a certain food? Show of hands? Well the summer is fast approaching and a lot of you will be hosting parties and will surely want to know these answers. I work in a liquor store and I get asked these questions all the time.

Mixology is a great little app to help with these questions. It’s a nice little app that you can browse through a slew of recipes, search by drinks, liquors, wine and so on. You can lookup what kind of things you should have in your bar as far as tools are concerned, what alcohol you should have on hand and how to make the drinks you seek. There’s even a random setting where you can set what booze you want to mix and when you shake the device, it will give you a list of drinks you can make given the types you’ve chosen. I like it because this is straightforward and easy to use. There is an in app purchase that removes ads for $ .99 so as to not clutter your screen space up.

Get it on Google Play

Lowe’s – Gavin

Being a homeowner in the middle of a remodel, I am familiar with the local hardware stores. Lowe’s is not only the closest to me, but they also have an app that other businesses should try to mimic. It of course has the prerequisite store finder and ability to purchase items, but what makes it stand apart is My Lowe’s.

My Lowe’s is a true digital assistant, saving all of your purchases and storing all of your frequently purchased items. Light bulb burn out? No longer do you have to pull out a ladder and climb up just to see the type and wattage, the Lowe’s app stores that info for you. I have three different sized air filters for my HVAC system, and I have all three written down at home, which does me no good when I am at Lowe’s trying to remember. You simply snap a picture of the item, assign it to a room in your house, and enter any info you want to remember. Now that info is stored in my phone, no more angry trips home because I forgot what wattage light bulb my refrigerator takes.

Another part I use is the storing of purchases. Not only does it attach any online purchases or purchases made through the app, but it will associate purchases made in the store with my account. It does this through your phone number. When you first set up the app and create a free account, you have the option to link your phone number. This allows you to give the cashier at Lowe’s your phone number at check out to link purchases to your account. No cards to scan, no need to open the app, no extra numbers to remember.

Head to the link below to set up your free account. The first time you are standing in the aisle looking at rows of water filters and can not remember the type you need, you will be happy to have this app.

Get it on Google Play

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