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ZDNet App Wrap: December 10, 2012

This week's apps are: Gmail, Fantastical, ACCC Shopper, Snapseed, NHSD, Carsales, Flight Specials, and Nexus 4 Stock Alert.
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(Credit: Google

Gmail

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

Google updated its Gmail for iOS last week, and as an Android user, I hate it. The reason for this is simple: pure jealousy.

The search company is now in the awkward position of having its Gmail app looking better on Apple devices than on Android.

If you try this app and have been using another mail client, then it is highly recommended to turn off the notifications of the old app, unless you like to be alerted to new emails multiple times, and with multiple tones.

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(Credit: Flexibits)

Fantastical

Platform: iOS

Price: $1.99

This application claims that adding events to a calendar is "fun". Since the target audience for this iOS app is presumably the same sort of person that enjoys Grumpy Cat, I'm not sure that "fun" is the right word.

The app syncs with iCloud, Google Calendar, Exchange, and any other service that the iOS Calendar app supports.

Users with Siri support are also able to use dictation to enter events.

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(Credit: The Slattery Media Group)

ACCC Shopper

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

With Christmas fast approaching, this timely app informs users about their warranty, refund, and lay-by rights.

The app provides functionality to store photos of receipts and set reminders for lay-bys, warranties, or gift vouchers.

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(Credit: Nik Software)

Snapseed

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

One of the benefits of Google's buyout of Nik Software is the freeing up of this previously paid photo-editing app.

The latest version brings the app to Android, provides Google+ functionality, and the new free price tag.

This has meant that many of the latest reviews on the Apple App Store are people complaining about the price drop and demanding refunds.

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(Credit: National Health Call Centre Network)

NHSD - Find a health service

Platform: iOS, Android

Price: Free

Using information from governments across Australia, the National Health Services Directory now has an app to help people find a doctor, hospital, or pharmacy.

The app provides opening hours, contact details, and the ability to save an entry into your phone's contacts list.

A nice use of tax dollars.

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(Credit: carsales.com)

Carsales

Platform: iOS

Price: Free

Although it isn't news that carsales.com has an iOS and Android application, this week the company launched a new native iPad and iPhone version.

The old functionality of searching, saving, and selling cars is all still there, it's just that the interface is now smoother.

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(Credit: Virgin Australia)

Flight Specials

Platform: Android

Price: Free

File this one as another iOS app that has made the transition to Android.

If you are waiting for the next group of Virgin Australia deals to appear, then you will find the special alerts and real time notification helpful.

If you don't, then I ask why you downloaded the app in the first place?

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(Credit: Moar Z)

Nexus 4 Stock Alert

Platform: Android

Price: Free

This quick and dirty app does nothing more than notify the user when their local Google Play store has the Nexus 4 back in stock.

To give you an idea of how quick and dirty this app was built, the app will use hundreds of megabytes of data if you have it checking frequently. This is because it is pulling down the Nexus 4 product page wholesale.

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