New Android apps worth downloading: Proven Craigslist Hiring, We Heart It, Tainted Keep

Aug 9, 2013
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Our first App Worth Downloading today is all about helping employers find their next great hires. It’s Proven Craigslist Hiring, which leverages the power of classified ads site Craigslists and provides lots of tools for managing applicants. Up next is We Heart It, a social network about sharing photos, gifs, quotes and other inspiring items with other users. Finally, Tainted Keep is a role-playing game in which players take on a fortress filled with monsters from a third-person, behind-the-back camera perspective, with lots of powerful magic spells and weapons.

Proven Craigslist Hiring (Free)

What’s it about? Employers, use Proven Craigslist Hiring to track applicants and manage your job listings through classified ads service Craigslist.

What’s cool? Craiglist can often be a pretty great tool for people looking for jobs, as well as for people looking to hire new workers. The classified ads site makes creating job listings for specific kinds of occupations and in particular areas easy to do, but managing things after placing a listing can be difficult. Proven’s new app, Craigslist Hiring, is specifically geared at helping employers keep track of the job listings they create on the site. You can alter your and post listings from the app wherever you are, and see who’s responding and the information they send along on your Android device, rather than waiting to get back to a computer. You can also easily connect with candidates through email or phone calls, and sort applicants into yes, no or maybe groups as you read through them.

Who’s it for? If you’re an employer looking to use Craigslist to find new hires, Proven Craigslist Hiring can help.

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What’s it like? Also worth checking out is Proven’s Job Search app for users looking for new jobs on Craigslist.

We Heart It (Free)

What’s it about? Social network We Heart It is all about allowing users to share images, quotes and more that inspire them.

What’s cool? All around the Internet, you’re likely to find amazing images, gifs and other items that strike a chord. We Heart It is a social network that’s geared around sharing those items with other users – put simply, things you “heart” that you want others to see and experience as well. While We Heart It deals primarily with photos, it’s also great for sharing things like quotes, news, images you love and more. The app makes it easy to see what other people are posting and to create galleries of your favorites, and you can upload photos from your device’s photo library or from where you find them on the Internet. You can also share your items across other social networks, like Facebook and Twitter.

Who’s it for? Fans of social networks who want love to see what other people find interesting and to share their favorite things should check out We Heart It.

What’s it like? Other social networks, such as Pinterest and Path, share a lot of similar ideas with We Heart It.

Tainted Keep ($4.99)

What’s it about? Tainted Keep is a dungeon-crawling role-playing title that shares similarities with genre favorites such as Diablo 2, but with a tighter third-person camera perspective.

What’s cool? Feel like slaying some monsters and finding some loot? Tainted Keep provides both in spades, tasking players with working through the dank dungeons of the titular fortress on a quest to defeat the evil wizard Morg. A dungeon crawler of a role-playing game, Tainted Keep sends players into battle from a third-person, behind-the-back perspective, and provides plenty of weapons, magic spells, and customization to allow you to become a stronger warrior as you fight your way through Tainted Keep’s dungeons and storyline.

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Who’s it for? If you’re looking for a story-driven dungeon-crawling experience, grab a sword and head into Tainted Keep. Just keep in mind that the game’s visuals are designed for Tegra 3 and Tegra 4 devices.

What’s it like? You’ll find more great, monster-filled RPG action in Ravensword: Shadowlands and Heroes of Destiny.

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