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Last Updated: April 13th, 2011

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications and games that went live in the Market in the previous week or so.

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Best New Android Apps

PowerAMP Music Player

PowerAMP is the new powerful music player for Android, finally in the Market.
- plays mp3/mp4/m4a(including lossless alac)/flac/ogg/wav/tta/ wma/ape/wv
- optimized 10 band graphic equalizer for all supported formats, separate Bass and Treble controls
- folders and system library support
- tag editor/widgets/lock screen/skins/fast scan and more

Android Police coverage: PowerAMP is currently the leader of our Best Music Player poll and is my personal favorite.

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Cover Art Downloader

Downloads your missing album art quick and easy. Supports batch downloads, custom searches, setting image from gallery, filtering albums list and more. Can save your album art across wipes. Free, no ads, apps2sd, 1.6+.
Donate version includes id3 tagging and auto download when new media is present.

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Yahoo! Messenger Video Add-on

Info:
This is an add-on app for video. It requires a T-Mobile MyTouch 4G with Yahoo! Messenger 1.1+.
What's New?
Hardware video acceleration for the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G
Features:
Video chat with Yahoo! Messenger users on Android, iPhone and PC
Video chat over 3G, 4G and Wifi
Support for other devices coming soon!

Android Police coverage: Yahoo Messenger With Video Calling Ripped Out Of The Leaked MyTouch ROM, Works Great Over WiFi And 3G – Download It Now

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EZTVDroid

EZTVDroid is an app that retrieves the latest list of your favorite TV shows on EZTV website. You can also search a particular TV show(s). Send any list to uTorrent or Transmission and view your downloads right on your phone. EZTVDroid is also a mini controller for uTorrent/Transmission client. Simple dedicated EZTV app.

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QuickDesk Pro

QuickDesk, revolutionizing Android multi tasking. Imagine a screen to quick switch to other apps or settings.
Try QuickDesk first before buying the Pro.
ALL THE QUICKDESK FEATURES, PLUS:
- Drag-up-to-kill
- Force Stop in QuickAction
- Landscape Mode

Android Police coverage: QuickDesk Pro Now Available In The Market: Landscape Support Included

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Mobile Nanny

Worried your child or employee is abusing their phone privileges? Monitor actions and filter out those you don't want. Create a schedule for allowed usage. Logs are viewable from inside the interface or inside your secure online control panel.
For full instructions see http://www.mobile-nanny.com/android-guide.html

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Youlu Address Book

A smarter smart phone address book with more powerful contacts, call and messaging capabilities, an amazing dial pad.
• Searching for contacts has never been easier or faster.
• Search by name, initials, phone number or other information.
Make smart phone even smarter!

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WD Photos

Turn your Android device into the ultimate photo album. Get quick access to all the photos stored on your Western Digital My Book Live, My Book World Edition or WD ShareSpace network drive using your Android device. Search by file name, folder name, or date using the built-in search options.

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8pen

The 8pen is a fundamentally new way of writing on mobile devices. Typing becomes faster, and less error-prone than on a conventional keyboard. It's fun, intuitive, and easy to learn!
This is the very first implementation of the 8pen.

Android Police coverage: Hands-On: 8pen Alternative Input Method Released To Market, Promises To Bemuse, Frustrate And … Reward? [Video]

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Milo Local Shopping

Milo’s new app lets you search shelves of local stores at home and on-the-go. Get the ONLY Android app that shows what nearby stores actually have a product in-stock and how the price at one compares to another.
BENEFITS
• Save time—locate in-stock products on-the-go
• Save money—find best local price

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REALTOR.com Real Estate Search

More homes for sale (4+ million) using your Android device with the REALTOR.com® - #1 site in real estate.
• Robust search capabilities with Area Highlighter (draw your search)
• Nearby Homes widget
• Integrated Street View
• Voice-entered notes
• Save searches & listings (synchronized between the device & your account)

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just-in-case

This is simple application for emergency communication. Whenever you do something dangerous , write a message to a friend. Set expiry date and in case you do not cancel alarm in time , your friend will get your mail. If wanted application can retrieve your GPS location and attach it to your message.

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Grallery

Grallery™ showcases the top user generated wallpapers created using Granimator™.
Browse the wallpapers, customize your phone and share them with friends.
Grallery™ is regularly updated to ensure the best wallpapers are available to personalize your phone.

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Thumb Keyboard

A keyboard for people with big thumbs. Includes arrow keys for people who absolutely need them, like me (the EVO 4G doesn't have a trackball). Check out this post at xda for more info.

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Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!

If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.

Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.

  • the app's launch date has to be between Monday and Sunday this week
  • it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop

Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: oh.no.its@androidpolice.com.

P.S. What do you think of this roundup's format? Please let us know in the comments!

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.