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Last Updated: April 13th, 2011

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous week or so.

One thing I'd like to point out this week - the apps are just getting prettier and prettier. They are no longer those ugly ogre-like beasts we used to see so much, but polished, pretty flowers (I mean, muscle cars, beer, bench press, aww, it's too late now).

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Looking for the previous week's roundup? Find it here: 40 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Apps, Games, And Live Wallpapers From Last Week (3/2/11 – 3/8/11)

Apps

Total Agenda – Calendar, Tasks

This is one good-looking app. Seriously stunning stuff.

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Easily view and edit your Google tasks and calendar events on one touch list.

* Add Google tasks and events with just 2 taps!
* Check your agenda for today and coming days at a glance!!
* Plan your day with minimum effort thanks to our revolutionary design!

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Read It Later Pro

One reading list, everywhere you are. Read It Later lets you save webpages to read later, even without an internet connection.

It has been called "a DVR for the web" by the New York Times, Business Week, Time, TechCrunch and more.

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Wunderlist

Download Wunderlist, our cloud-sync task manager. Sync your tasks over the air and share your lists with friends and colleagues.

The Wunderlist mobile app for your Android will boost your productivity. Organize your to-do lists on the go and synchronize it with your free Wunderlist account between Windows, Mac, iPhone and the iPad. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide use Wunderlist everyday.

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Allrecipes.com Dinner Spinner

A nifty and well executed idea. After reading the last bullet point, all I want to say is "Shake and bake!"

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  • Choose by Dish: Appetizers, drinks, main dishes, side dishes, desserts—the list goes on!
  • Choose by Ingredient: Search for what you have on hand or what you are looking to buy.
  • Choose by Desired “Ready In” Time: from recipes in under 20 minutes to all-day slow cooker dishes.
  • Shake for Ideas: Not sure what you’re looking for? Just shake the phone or hit “spin” to get a random selection of dishes and ingredients.

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FullHDMI for HTC EVO

FullHDMI mirrors your HTC EVO 4G screen over HDMI to an external display. ROOT is required.
The app works on AOSP and Sense based kernels, NO CUSTOM KERNEL NEEDED. Some advanced features require a special kernel, however, but general functionality does not.

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HDMwIn by TeamWin (Full HDMI Mirroring for Evo 4g)

Similar to the above, except free, but requires a custom kernel.

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NAVIGON help2park

With help2park, you can find all the possible parking spaces in the surrounding area based on your GPS position – clearly laid out, with an address and telephone number (where available).

If you also have NAVIGON MobileNavigator installed, you can then be guided straight to your destination.

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Feedly

Feed your mind. Get the best content from your favorite websites delivered to your Android phone or Xoom tablet. Powered by Google Reader, Twitter, Instapaper and Read it later. Are you an existing Google Reader user? Think of feedly as a magazine-like overlay with lots of sharing options and seamless 2-way synchronization.

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AutomateIt

Kind of like Tasker, but free.

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Automate Your Android. Define a set of your desired behaviors in response to events on your Android device. Each behavior/rule is defined as a pair of Trigger-Action listed below.

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GO Contacts

GO Contact is an ideal replacement of stock Contacts and Dialer.

Brought to you by GO Dev Team , GO Contact is yet another powerful tool, ideal replacement of stock Contacts and Dialer. It is featured by fast search, grouping, duplicates merge and secure backup/recovery.

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Play by AOL Music

Play by AOL Music is the best way to let your friends know what you’re listening to and discover new music. Play all of your own music as well as the latest hits from MP3 Of The Day, exclusive SXSW tracks, and more. Follow friends and share what you’re listening to via a real time feed, and it can also post to Facebook and Twitter. Like and comment on your friend’s posts, and be notified when someone comments or likes one of your posts. Play by AOL music – the newest way to listen, share and discover music.

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Digitally Imported Radio

Digitally Imported streams the world’s most addictive electronic music. Our hand-programmed radio channels feature world renowned Artists, DJs, and the Hottest exclusive shows. We have been serving the beats to a global audience for a full decade, and now it’s time to take them to your Android. Tune into over 35 radio channels for the hottest electronic music from genres such as Trance, House, Dance, Lounge, Chillout, Techno, Ambient, and many more.

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SKY.FM Radio

SKY.FM Radio, a sister site of DI.FM, offers over 35 radio channels programmed by passionate channel directors from around the world.

Find your favorites among the best of each class - be it Rock, New Age, 80s, Smooth Jazz, New Age, Top40, Hip Hop, Oldies, 70s, Reggae, Lounge or many others.

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Visual Voicemail Plus

Fusion Voicemail+ displays Voicemails & FAXES on your phone, the web or email.

PLEASE READ: This app is the SAME app as "Visual Voicemail" with more than 10,000 comments, 500,000 to 1,000,000 downloads and a 4 star rating. Google kicked the original app from the market for unknown reasons and we are fighting that expulsion as we speak. However, in the meantime, we are placing "Visual Voicemail PLUS" into the market for you to use and, AS ALWAYS, it's a 100% free application and service. Thank you for all of your support.

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Sweet Home! Image WiFi PC Sync

Automatically upload image and video files taken with your camera to your network drive, media centre or home computer when you arrive home. No wires required. Files are synchronised also when you put your device on charging.

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CoTweet Enterprise for Android

CoTweet is a social media engagement platform that helps organizations of all sizes engage and track conversations about their brands on the real-time web.

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ESPN Bracket Bound 2011

Get in on the excitement of this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with the new ESPN Bracket Bound application, which now also contains the web’s most popular bracket game – ESPN Tournament Challenge. Bracket Bound will be there to provide the latest up-to-date news, rankings, tweets, and video highlights leading up to and throughout the tournament in March.

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StubHub

The StubHub Android app brings the world’s largest fan-to-fan ticket marketplace to your Android phone, making it easier than ever to find seats to your favorite sporting events, concerts, and theater performances. The app makes it easier to sell your extra tickets too, with features that let you control your pricing, edit ticket in-hand dates, and delete, deactivate, or reactive your listings.

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Al Jazeera LIVE (Official)

Watch Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera English live on your handset 24/7 with this official app. You can also access Mobile News Bulletin's in English.

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CamTranslator

Remember Word Lens on iOS? These guys are trying for something similar, although I'm not sure if it works nearly as well at all.

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Translate with your eyes. CamTranslator is a Portable Snap Translator. Snap a picture of any text, and get the real-time translation!

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Smart Places BETA

Smart Places automates your interaction with Facebook Places. Get notifications when your Facebook friends checkin nearby, and view recent Facebook checkins on a Google Map.

Draw zones on the map where you check-in automatically to any Facebook places of your choice (like Glympse but for space instead of time); or just get quick access to a here-and-now Facebook check-in.

Bonus feature - view time stats for your Facebook places, including the total time spent in the Facebook places; time during the current day, week and month; and average time per day, week and month. Optionally include time stats in your Facebook checkin messages.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2FZIddlHYo

PGA TOUR (Official)

The official PGA TOUR App provides inside access to PGA TOUR’s best players and tournaments all season long. Customizable leaderboard, scorecards, highlight video, play-by-play and more will keep you up-to-date of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, and Nationwide Tour.

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MoBill Bill Reminder

MoBill Bill Reminder is a simple application that helps you to keep track of your bills and lets you set reminder for your bills. You can track your one off bills as well as recurring bills. Because there isn't any running background service for bill notifications, MoBill is a battery friendly app.

You can view your bills up to 3 months on one screen and dynamically change the number of visible months.

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HBO (Official)

Sorry guys, as you might expect, no full TV shows here.

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The HBO App - your guide to TV's best.

Go beyond the episode. Explore and share extra content from HBO's groundbreaking original series, Hollywood blockbusters, spectacular sports, stirring films and thought-provoking documentaries — all with a touch of your Android device. And with an updated schedule, you'll always know what's on.

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TextWarrior

TextWarrior is a rethink of how text editing can be done with a touch screen. If you get annoyed at accidentally moving the cursor or triggering the virtual keyboard while navigating text, TextWarrior provides an alternative to the standard Android behavior.

Besides all the usual features of text editors, TextWarrior features syntax highlighting for programming languages and a slideable clipboard. Best of all, it is free and open-source! (source code only available with the beta release)

Selected features:
* In-place search and replace. Case-sensitive and match whole word options
* Slideable clipboard
* Syntax highlighting for C, C++ and Java
* Line number display and jump to any line
* Configurable tab width, text size and font
* Supports Latin-1, UTF-8 and UTF-16 encodings
* Supports different line terminator styles
* Works with all input devices: touch screens, keyboards, trackpads, styli...
* No long-press menu. Leave your hand as long as you like on the screen

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Collage Free

Convert your photos collection into amazing collages only limited by your imagination. Don't feel like an artist today? No problem: Shake your phone and Collage will randomly rearrange your photos for you.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wU7GGYeuU8

Firebind

This app is a bit technical - proceed only if you have never seen Jersey Shore and wear giant glasses.

Many more details in the full Market description.

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TCP or UDP ports blocked by a firewall? Check them with Firebind!

Based on Java technology, Firebind enables a user to test any TCP or UDP port(s) in the outbound direction to determine whether they are being blocked by a firewall. Internet users can encounter blocked ports on a regular basis, whether it's their own client firewall (such as Windows Firewall), a home or enterprise router/firewall, or their ISP's firewall doing the blocking.

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Five Guys

Skip the line! Find the closest Five Guys Burgers & Fries restaurant, place your order, and pick up your food today.

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Cars.com

Whether you’re in the market for a vehicle or just browsing, use the Cars.com application to search for cars and dealers near you. Find the information you need to compare prices right from the dealer lot!

• Filter search results based on your preferences
• Sort search results
• View vehicle photos and additional details
• Call seller or dealer
• Map to dealership
• Share a listing with a friend
• Calculate loan payments

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Games

Abyss Attack Demo

This is a very-very good game. Get the full version after you try the demo - I guarantee you will love it. Just watch the video by Smart Keitai below.

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Vertical shooter with physics animation. Boss fights, rich graphics.

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Stellar Escape

Another good-looking game, made with the Unity 3D engine, which means the physics is out of this world.

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Run, jump, slide, dive and swing your way back to the safety of your spaceship!

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Cyberlords – Arcology FREE by HandyGames

It's the year 2173. The power of government is in decline and the world is controlled by gigantic megacorporations. People may have no political power, but they still have control over their own bodies. Powerful NanoGear implants grant superhuman abilities and transform bodies into deadly weapons. Lead your four-man team of augmented cyber-warriors on dangerous infiltration missions. Hack into camera systems and computer terminals, take over security robots and lure enemies into ambushes with mines and sentry guns. Stealth, clever tactics or brute force - the choice is yours, and remember: the future lies in your hands!

Features:
- Science fiction RPG
- Real-time combat with 4 team members
- Tactics mode: pause the action at any time
- 4 levels of difficulty
- Improve your skills with biomechanical augmentations
- Over 20 different weapons including blades, guns, grenades and mines
- Specialise your team members in stealth, combat or hacking skills
- Many achievements to hunt
- Simulated persistent world

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Traffic Control

Traffic rush hour is coming. It's your time to be a good traffic conductor! Your mission is to guide cars to the right lane to reach destination safely. Drag cars to switch lane, and tap on cars to stop/resume moving. Watch out road block in some places.

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Speedx 3D FREE

Speedx - stunning accelerometer-controlled tunnel racer with amazing 3D graphics, previously only available as a paid app.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtw_7zw9Ma4

Micronytes Demo

Micronytes is the ultimate platform game for Android. Its HD graphics will leave you breathless and its revolutionary control system will keep you hooked. This little sample contains 15 levels for you to give Micronytes a try.

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Live Wallpapers

IBMWatson Avatar LiveWallpaper

A new Android Live Wallpaper inspired by IBM's Watson Avatar. Watson is the Jeopardy playing artificial intelligence. The source code is available on github as well. https://github.com/kudzumob/android-ibm-watson-avatar-live-wallpaper

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For Tablets

WeatherBug for Honeycomb

Get the latest weather information, including local current conditions, hourly and extended forecast, severe weather alerts, animated Doppler radar, live weather camera images and more on your Android tablet with WeatherBug.

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WTF App(s) Of The Week

Kill The Duckface

"If you hate the duckface this app is for you" - that about describes it.

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Steve Jobs Live Wallpaper FREE

So, first you beat up on Steve's car, then he comes out and you beat the living shit out of him. A little overboard, don't you think, especially considering his health?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4N8hsLguD0

Turbo Grannies

A take on line rider with the best title ever?

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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.the@androidpolice.com.

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.

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.

  • David Erosa

    Could not believe it when I saw my app (Collage Free). Thanks!!!

  • Piki

    I couldn't believe that either, David.

  • http://avtopark.bg Avtopark

    "Turbo Grannies" - hahaha :D

  • Joris

    Hey guys

    One thing that I would like to mention is that I don't trust CamTranslator...

    CamScanner and CamCard are also from Intsig but they are submitted on the market by the name and I quote "IntSig Information Co.,Ltd".

    Why would they submit CamTranslator to the name "Intsig"?

    Also CamTranslator asks permission to "mount and unmount filesystems"... Why is that?

    I'm sorry if I'm to delusional but I don't trust it!

    • Blowfish

      Yeah, I have to say the permissions it asks for are concerning... read phone and serial number? mount/unmount file systems? Location? All things a translation app should not need.

  • jim

    Holy onion rings (see what i did there?) :P

    Freakin D.I. Radio app. Sweet!

    Thx for the heads up on this

  • Alex

    favorite post of the the week keep it up guys

  • Sebastian

    I love Stellar escape, this game is brilliant.

    Btw you forgott a great game in this list. Hungry Monstr

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Nice find - I'll add it to next week's roundup.

  • MicroNix

    Thanks for the write up on the Sweet Home! sync app. Just what the doc ordered! Android just keeps getting better and better. Now we just need a killer camera app unless I'm missing it...

  • Tucker

    This is the best weekly write up ever, the only way to get good apps, I appreciate all the time that goes into this!

    • Jim

      I wholeheartedly agree with Tucker. I also really enjoy reading & seeing the time put into these weekly posts like this. Thanks!

  • Gandalf

    Thanks for the write up, this is good stuff :)

  • Ping Ling

    Keep up the good work, guys. I've already got some apps after reading these round-ups. Really good finds!

  • Jim

    Here's an awesome game you should include into next post like this: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.silvertree.cordy

    Cordy is amazing!

  • Prakash

    Why are the weekly round-ups not come since last 2 weeks??

    Have you stopped further installments??

    Love these round-ups. In fact I started to visit the website only because of them..

    • Jim

      you for real Prakash? relax.

      it takes a bitch of a time to write these up i'm sure. i don't mind em every 2 weeks. it's hard to find new apps for this list EVERY week. if it's every 2 weeks for quality list, then that's perfectly fine with me.

      be patient.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      We skipped last week due to having to travel to CTIA, but all the apps will be rolled into this week's roundup instead.

      • Prakash

        Thanks Artem..

        Eagerly awaiting the roundup..

        :)

  • http://members.cox.net/lokifish/index.html Lokifish

    FullHDMI now supports un-rooted phones.